Backyard art parties, graffiti art: Freeloader Friday


It's a long weekend, so this edition of Freeloader Friday is a little bigger. On the schedule we've got a three-day festival with dozens of backyard art parties, a graffiti art show with New York-based artist Over Under, a vegan waffle party, the Memory Lanes Block Party, and plenty more. Take a look after the jump.  [jump] FRIDAY:

Constellation: A Backyard Art Expedition

(various locations)

This awesome, sprawling event takes place in backyards, porches, garages, and other private space throughout the Seward, Powderhorn, and Phillips neighborhoods. Look out for a zine-mobile, live performances, progressive dinners, beer brewing demos, swaps, Art Shanties and Art Cars, movie screenings on lawns and in garages, poetry readings, art vending machines, and so much more. Visit for a detailed map and times.

Laura & Sean's Movie & Music Trivia


(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Ready to test your knowledge of cinema and sounds? 7 p.m.

Chris Yon with Taryn Griggs

(Franklin Art Works, 1021 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.872.7494,

New work. 7:30 p.m.

Bits and Pieces

(Bloomington Center For The Arts, Inez Greenburg Gallery, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd., Bloomington, 952.563.4777,

The opening reception was Thursday, but be sure to check out wood work by Jeffrey Alan and stained glass art by Josephine Geiger.

Honky Tonk Bowl

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

With Bootstrap Family Band, the Union Suits. 10 p.m.

The Sunny Era, Painted Saints, Andy Elwell

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Indie rock, folk, psychedelic. 10 p.m.




Building on Building

(XYandZ, 3258 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 651.503.8062,

New Work by Erik Burke (a.k.a. Over Under), a graffiti artist from New York. 6-10 p.m.

Black Audience

(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Acoustic. 10 p.m. 

Memory Lanes Block Party (Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211,

Today's lineup include Mark Mallman, Pink Mink, the Goondas, Seated Heat, Thought Thieves, and G-Biz. With host Ian Rans, food and drink vendors, games, and a celebrity dunk tank. All ages. 4:20 p.m.-1 a.m.


Maladroit, Written Off, the Sundowners, the Turlketons

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.

Mill City Farmers' Market

(Mill City Farmer's Market, 704 Second St. S., Minneapolis, 612.341.7580,

8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Journeys Backyard Barbeque Tour

(Maplewood Mall, 3001 White Bear Ave., Roseville, 612.770.5020)


This parking-lot celebration features extreme sports athletes, demonstrations, live music, battle of the bands, activities, and more. 12-7 p.m.

2nd Annual Vegan Waffle Party

(Fuller Park, 4800 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.370.4963)

Bring vegan treats to share. Visit for more info. 10 a.m.-noon.


Dream Crusher

(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.6000)

Electronica. 9:30 p.m.

The Manix, Fucking Cops, the Young Pretenders, the New McCarthy

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Pop punk, 9 p.m.

Memory Lanes Block Party

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211,

Today's roundup includes sets from Split Lip Rayfield, Lucy Michelle & the Velvet Lapelles, the 4onthefloor, Sex Rays, L'Assassins, Al's Rockabilly Trio. 3:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

Pan Asian Dance Festival

(Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952.895.4685,

Dance competition. 9:30 a.m. The later show at 1:30 p.m. is $5 admission.

Kingfield Farmers' Market

(Kingfield Farmer's Market, 4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.4550,

Sunday marks the start of the farmers' market in Kingfield. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Memory Lanes Block Party

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211,

Last day to celebrate! Today's bands include In Defence, Useless Wooden Toys, Goddamn Doo Wop Band, Misery, War/Plauge, Frozen Teens, Fuck Knights, DJ Ben Crew. All ages. 4-10 p.m.

Memorial Day

(Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.822.2171)

Following a 10:30 a.m. ceremony with gospel music and a dove release, this daylong celebration includes tours, trolley rides, exhibits, and more. 12-3 p.m.

Memorial Day Rides

(Padelford Packet Boat Co, Inc., Harriet Island (205 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd.), St. Paul, 651.227.1100,

Free rides for military families. 12 & 2 p.m.

15th Annual Civil War Tour

(Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson St., Maplewood, 651.224.2366,

Learn about history at this stroll through this historic cemetery. 11:30 a.m.

Mystic Order of Reverb & Twang

(Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.729.4365)

9 p.m.