Dance Band, Sex Ed Rocks: Freeloader Friday

Dance Band, Sex Ed Rocks: Freeloader Friday
Tracy O via
This week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.


Common Room
(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

This is the final night for the ongoing Common Room, an experiment in human interaction. Tonight's theme is Chatroulette. And though the anonymous chat tool is currently M.I.A. on the internet, the Soap will use a similar video chat program to explore the randomness of the web. 7-10 p.m.

(Grumpy's Bar & Grill, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.340.9738,

Part of Amphetamine Reptile Records 25th anniversary bash, guests can check out art guitars painted and decked out by local artists. Lollipop and Unsane will perform. 7 p.m.-midnight.

Sex Ed Rocks
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454,

The evening's lineup includes Vampire Hands, Brute Heart, Grant Cutler & the Gorgeous Lords, and Dr. Hide. The event is free, but proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood's 'Native Stand' program so give if you can. 9 p.m.

Woodbury Days

This three-day festival features fireworks, live music, a business fair, the Taste of Woodbury, a bike ride, parades, and more. For a complete schedule and info on locations, visit

Cine Club: The Secret (2007)
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612.332.0436,

French with English subtitles. 7 p.m.

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

Folk rock. 10 p.m.


Dance Band, Sex Ed Rocks: Freeloader Friday


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

Check out creepy poster art for iconic and b movies... that never were. 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

Shake your money-maker to enthusiastically silly dance pop. 9:30 p.m.

LoLa Art Crawl
(Longfellow neighborhood, lolaartcrawl)

This weekend art crawl features 46 different locations and 84 artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hawks & Oxen, Kitty Rhombus, Cemetery Improvement Society, the Funeral & the Twilight
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.

Dance Band, Sex Ed Rocks: Freeloader Friday

A Theory of Values
(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

Local artists explore the meaning of making art locally. The opening reception is from 7-11 p.m.

The Quickies! Tour
(Turf Club, 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651.647.0486,

Rapid-fire literature! Participating authors have five minutes each to read a complete story. No shortened stories allowed. 7-9 p.m.

Moustache Jim & the Straight Razors
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

10 p.m.



Family Fest at the Nest
(Lil Newton's Nest, 12325 Hwy. 55, Plymouth, 763.231.0527)

Featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, the Plymouth Police Department, and much more. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. It's free, but bring a foodshelf donation..

Thee Blair St. Mugwumps, Loud Louisa
(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Blues, country, Americana.


Open Field
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600, This totally awesome summer-long event promises to entertain people of all ages and interests. Sip a local beer or enjoy some BBQ from Wolfgang Puck at the Open Lounge. Stop by the Tool Shed and check out sports equipment, picnic blankets, books, games, art materials, and more. Throughout the season there will also be lectures, workshops, performances, and screenings, including computer-making demonstrations from Free Geek, film screenings on the lawn, and live music. Do you want to host your own event on the lawn? Sign up on their website. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays through Saturdays. Through September 5.

Stevie Ray's Improv in the Park

(Minnehaha Park and Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Bring a picnic blanket and a flask to this improv show filled with laughs. The yearly improve in the park is moving this year from the Lyndale Rose Garden to the falls. We recommend stopping by Sea Salt and making a date evening of it. For more info call 612.825.1832 or visit Sundays at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. through August 29.

Live Racing
(Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, 952.445.7223,

To celebrate their 25th anniversary Canterbury Park is offering free admission to the races all spring and summer long. Other deals include free pony rides for kids on Sundays, and $1 deals on Thursdays. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays (and Thursdays starting June 3); 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through August 29.

Dance Band, Sex Ed Rocks: Freeloader Friday

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

Last year's event was more sporadic, but was such a hit that the market will be happening every Saturday this year through September. There will be more produce this year, so go ahead and plan a little grocery shopping if the mood strikes. You'll also find tasty prepared food, local stores, and organizations with info to share. Visit for more info. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Roxie Speth)

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