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Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday
Mark Heithoff snaps shots of folks on Lake Minnetonka for his show, "The Lake," at Burnet Gallery
It's a big weekend with a lot of free stuff to do in the Twin Cities. There's free music, gallery shows, dance and theater in the park, sand castle building, and a ton of free street festivals.

Come take a look at our list.

FRIDAY:

The Lake
(Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999, www.chambersminneapolis.com)

Solo exhibition by Mark Heithoff features photography (one shot pictured above) of people living their life on Lake Minnetonka. 6-9 p.m.

Anda Flamenco
Anda Flamenco
Ann Schley, Highwood Studios

12th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival
(Lake Harriet Rose Garden, 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis)

With Christopher Watson Dance Company and many others. 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday.

Sorry OK (album-release), Catbath, Serenghetto
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Sleep Study, Hotel San Sebastian, Dan Mariska
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

The Drug Budget, Bongonya, the Rhinestone Diplomats
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Braided Streams, Woven Waters
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

Collection of images from 17 artists from Project Art for Nature. Opening reception and reading 6-9 p.m.

Prostate, Claps, the Funeral & the Twilight
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Fancy Babel, the Grande Machine, My 90's Playlist
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

Giant LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800, www.mallofamerica.com)

Through Sunday.  

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Followable Logic
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503, www.gallery13.com)

Featuring the work of recent grads/six emerging artists. 7-10 p.m.

Ramsay County Fair
(Ramsey County Fairgrounds, 2020 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, 651-770-2626, www.ramseycountyfair.com)

Featuring food, animals, carnival rides, exhibits, more. Noon-midnight Fri.-Sat.; noon-9:30 p.m. Sun.

The Great Gatsby

(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000, www.sppl.org)

Outdoor screening at dusk of the Robert Redford telling. 9 p.m.

Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design Commencement Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

6:30-9 p.m.

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday
4th Street DC

Street Paintings
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053, www.artistmerc.com)

Oil paintings by David Cunningham. 6-9 p.m.

The Afterwork Jumpoff
(Insert Coin(s): 315 1st Avenue N., Minneapolis, 612-564-4016)

5 p.m.

The Northside Collects Art
(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230, www.homewoodstudios.com)

6-9 p.m.
 

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday
Stefani McDade

SATURDAY:

Sequence Now!
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

Group show explores sequential art and art that tells a narrative. 6-9 p.m.

Grumpy's NE Folk Fest
(Grumpy's Bar & Grill, 2200 4th St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-789-7429, www.grumpys-bar.com)

With Bitter Spills, Paul Metsa & Willie Walker, Germaine Gemberling, Nike Nicolai, Batson Brothers, more. Noon-1 a.m.

Up Jumped the Devil, San Dimas, the Ultrasounds
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m. 

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Groundbreaker Battle Festival
(The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-206-3636, www.thecowlescenter.org)

Featuring crew battles, graffiti art, workshops, talks, and more. 12-8 p.m.

Art at St. Kate's
(St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul)

Featuring work by 100 juried artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bluegrass, Country and Folk Festival
(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651-257-6668, www.franconia.org)

With the Roe Family Singers, the High 48s, Cactus Blossoms, Thea Ennen. 12-6 p.m.

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Beyond the Surface...
(Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-925-2400, www.gallery360mpls.com)

Mixed-media paintings by Mel Tudisco. 7-10 p.m.

Dragon Festival 2013
(Phalen Park, 1600 Phalen Drive, St Paul, 651-771-7507)

Featuring dragon-boat races, traditional dance and music, food, more. Visit www.dragonfestival.org for more info. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Free Second Saturdays
(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878, www.thebakken.org)

With special activities and happenings. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Socially Awkward Storyteller's Slideshow & Dance
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

With stories, drinks, and Pecha Kucha-style presentations. 7 p.m.

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Voyage: An Expedition into Materiality
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200, www.stevensarts.org)

New work by Kayleigh Fichten and Russell Stephens. 6-9 p.m.

The Paper Days, Cathie English
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m., 9 p.m.

Verretta, Ben Tomadl, My Name Is Ellipsis
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

Found Objects
(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151, www.formandcontent.org)

Group show. Public reception with gallery talk 7-9 p.m.

Hopkins Arts Festival
(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952-979-1100, www.hopkinsartscenter.com)

Featuring art, music, food, activities. Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Glass Art Exhibition
(Foci Glass, 2010 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-623-3624)

5-9 p.m.

Physique & Technique
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Artists emphasize the body and the physical act of creating art. There will be an artists' discussion at 1 p.m.

International Festival of Burnsville

(Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-895-4509)

Featuring cultural dance and music, ethnic foods, art exhibits, children's activities. More info at intlfestburnsville.org. 3-9 p.m.

(SASS) Summer Art Splash Soiree
(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

Open studio event. 6-10 p.m.

Landscape in Abstract
(The Frameworks, 2202 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, 651-698-3372)

7-9 p.m.

Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

 

SUNDAY:

Minneapolis Aquatennial
(Various locations)

This huge, citywide festival features sporting events, a torchlight parade, fireworks, concerts, street parties, beach bashes, and more celebrating summertime in the city. Sunday's party at Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun features milk carton boat races, sand castle competitions, canoe rides, and other activities. Visit www.aquatennial.com for a complete schedule. Many events are free; some have admission fees.

Bastille Day Block Party
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

Outdoor celebration features music by John Mark Nelson, Lucy Michelle, Nadine Dubois, the Suicide Commandos, LEAGUES, more; burlesque featuring Sweetpea & Les Folies Risque; street entertainment with Live Action Set, the Brass Messengers, Infiammati Fire Circus, Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theater, Epitome-No Question, more. 3 p.m.

Norway Day
(Minnehaha Park and Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis)

Featuring a morning church service, ethnic foods, vendors and craftsmen, barnetog children's parade, entertainment from Norway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Peace Fibres
(Color Wheel Gallery, 319 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-823-5693)

Art activities and discussion with author and artist Karen Lohn. 2-6 p.m.

Move & Groove Family Fest
(Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Minneapolis, 612-317-3511)

Featuring a performance from Imagination Movers, Minnesota Timberwolves, bazaar, food, craft and health activities for kids, more. More info at moveandgroovefamilyfest.com. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

10th Annual Bastille Day Celebration
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908)

With Graham Parker, the Belfast Cowboys, performance of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, more. 3 p.m.  

Laulu, Ancient Mariner, Mr. Polysemous
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 8 p.m.  

ONGOING:

As You Like It
(Wolfe Park, 3700 Montery Drive, Minneapolis)

The Public Theater of Minnesota presents the Forest of Arden among the trees at Wolfe Park. 8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through July 21.

Live Harness Racing
(Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St. NE, Forest Lake, 651-925-4600)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31.



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