This week in free things to do we have a drinking with dogs happy hour, a free movie screening, a Nintendo competition, a retro dance night, and a party celebrating a hat. Come take a look and plan you week for cheap.
During the warmer seasons, there are always a handful of drinking with dog events to enjoy. This week's happening is at Freehouse. During Tuesday's yappy hour, leashed dogs are welcome. They'll be treated to freebies from Raw Bistro Pet Fare, and can chill with other pups. Meanwhile, humans can enjoy food and drink specials. Some proceeds from the event will benefit Ruff Start Rescue, which looks out for at-risk animals. Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. The Freehouse, 701 N. Washington Ave., Ste 101, Minneapolis; 612-339-7011.
Can Wayne and Garth keep their show and friendship together after they manage to make it big on pulic access? Durin the screening, hosted by Sound Unseen, audiences can enjoy $4 Jim Beam and Makers Mark shots. Wednesday at 9 p.m. Muddy Waters, 2933 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-872-2232.
Bauhaus Rumble Pack: Super Smash Bros Tournament
Bring your own controller and get ready to play this N64 classic. The three stages used will be DK Jungle, Kirby's Dreamland, and Peach's Castle. Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Up-Down Minneapolis, 3012 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-823-3487.
5th Annual North Hat Release Party
In 2013, North Loop retailer Askov Finlayson made a hat for a good cause, and they've been doing it anually ever since. This week, they're celebrating the release of their 2018 take. The hat party will feature beer from Bent Paddle Brewing Co., free pizza from Northern Fires, prizes, a limited-edition pint glass, and live sets from BBGUN outside. A portion of the proceeds from the evening's raffle, beer, and other sales will benefit Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, which seeks to educate and work toward impacting policy concerning climate change. Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. Askov Finlayson, 204 N. First St., Minneapolis; 612-206-3925.
90s Preservation Society 4.0
After the Jager shitstorm, the 90s Preservation Society has landed at Byte nearby. The DJs will be spinning classic bangers as well as deep cuts, covering the era's genres: alternative, pop, hip-hop, and techno. Video projections from music videos will add to the ambience. Prepare to get weird and geeky. Thursday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Byte, 319 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-354-2533.