Cult Status Gallery, cherry wine workshop: Freeloader Friday

While the Minnesota State Fair and the Renaissance Festival, both happening this weekend, are an excellent time, they are not events that are kind on the wallet. So if you're looking for something free to do this weekend, we've got your back.

This edition of Freeloader Friday features a wine-making workshop where you can learn how to make tasty beverages from the fruit in your backyard, movies in the park, and a roving horse hologram on the Mississippi River.

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Nay-Say: Paintings and Other Things

(Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.965.9162,

This show features the art of J. Wasyk and Louis N. LaPierre, two studio partners with very different approaches to their art. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and includes music by Austin Dufaux and Hot Ribs, videos by DuPierre LaFaux (Louis N. LaPierre and Austin Dufaux).


Summer Music & Movies

(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis, 612.661.4785)

Featuring music by the 4onthefloor, followed by a screening of Strange Brew. 7:30 p.m.

Belfast PrintWorkshop

(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.871.1326,

This group show celebrates 35 years of prints from the Irish art group. 6:30-9 p.m.


(starting at Harriet Island, 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. (across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul), St. Paul, 651.266.6400)

Public video work, which was also part of this spring's Northern Spark Festival, creates the illusion of a white horse galloping on the Mississippi at night. Be on the look out! 9 p.m.

Honky Tonk Bowl

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

With Bootstrap Family Band, the Dirt Road Ramblers, DJ Truckstache. 10 p.m.

Woodbury Days

(Ojibwe Park, 2695 Ojibwe Dr., Woodbury)

Featuring fireworks, Taste of Woodbury, carnival rides, business fair, sports, family activities, more. Visit for more info. Through Sunday.

Big Lake


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

10 p.m.

Rollin' Thunder

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

9 p.m.



(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.879.0200,


Photography by Japheth Storlie and paintings by Rachel Rolseth explore memory and the process of making new journeys. The opening reception is from 7 to 11 p.m. and features music by Wes Morden, Peter Fleming of the Middle States, and Larry Sahagian.

Fruit Wine... Cherry!

(Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies, 5825 Excelsior Blvd., Minneapolis, 952.925.9854,

Beth Mikulay gives advice on making fruit wines from your backyard harvest. 10:30 a.m.

Small Town Anthem

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

10 p.m.

Three Artists: Guo Gai, Meng Tang, Slinko


(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

Work from three artists aware of the politics of art. The opening part is from 7 to 11 p.m., and includes a performance of Guo Gai's choral piece "Lament" at 8 p.m.

2011 Coptic Festival

(St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, 501 6th Ave. S., South St. Paul, 612.276.2678)

With Egyptian cuisine and bakery items, church tours, panel discussion of Coptic perspectives, movies. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Also Sunday

The Sunny Era

(Republic at Seven Corners: 221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.6146)

9:30 p.m.


LoLa Art Crawl

This self-guided tour features exhibits at artists' homes, studios, and businesses. For more info, visit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also Sunday.

Vegetable Stock Readings

(Swandive Theatre Headquarters, 2313 E. 35th St., Minneapolis)

A series of four play readings outdoors in Minneapolis. This weekend continues with Five Flights by Adam Bock. 5 p.m.

Lost Shepherds

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

10 p.m.


The Retractions

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

9 p.m.


The Bad Pennies

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

8 p.m.

The Auto Body Experience


(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis, 612.661.4785)

2 p.m.

Build the Dream Celebration for MLK

(Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.370.4908)

Festivities include speakers, musical entertainment, and refreshments. 2-5 p.m.




Mill City Farmers' Market

(Mill City Farmer's Market, 704 Second St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

Call and Answer Project: 9 p.m. until 5:28 a.m. Sat., June 4, free. Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S, Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612.215.2520,

8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Uptown Market

(29th Street, between Lyndale and Dupont Avenues, Minneapolis)


With produce, jewelry, beauty products, flowers, gifts, food stands, and more. Visit for more info. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25

Kingfield Farmers' Market

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

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Open Field

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600,

This ongoing event features workshops, performances, community activities, information, games, free Wifi, and much more. For a complete schedule of events, visit Through Sept. 4.