Food truck rally, pin-ups, Surly Pentagram: Freeloader Friday

This week in free stuff to do there are a few great things to do with mom, a handful of art shows where even the art will be cheap, and beer and food parties. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


Roll Ons: A Brant Kingman Show

(The Abstracted Art Gallery, 1618 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-709-8413,


Closing reception 7-11 p.m.

Passing Strange

(Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 4th St. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-0937,

Mixed Blood brings a local production of the Tony Award-winning musical to the stage. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through May 11.

Sleep Study

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Reverse Order, Forever Sometimes, Tim Falkis, Jeromy Darling

(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

All ages. 8 p.m.

Welcome Traveler: A Pin-Up Journey

(Gallery 122 At Hang It, 122 8th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-874-7222)

The collection of Daniel Murphy of Grapefruit Moon Gallery. 7-9 p.m.

Surly Pentagram Launch Party


(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

With DJ Shannon Blowtorch. 4 p.m.

Rhymes & Honey

(Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-746-0306,

Burlesque and spoken word celebration to celebrate the release of author Seraphina Nova's Another Stone to Carry. 7 p.m.

Sneaky Pete Bauer, Nikki & the RueMates

(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)


9 p.m.

Prints & Pots

(Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 651-644-9200)

6-8 p.m.

Heaven on Howitzers, Portrait of a Drowned Man, Falcon Arrow, Nomia

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)


9 p.m.

The Prophets of Peace

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.


(Katherine E. Nash Gallery, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-624-6518,


Group show of 18 artists about to complete their BA. Public reception and program 5:30-9 p.m.

22nd Annual Pottery Studio Tour & Sale

Self-guided tour of seven pottery studios in St. Croix Valley. More info at Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Back Alley

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Bike Week


For a complete list of happenings and locations, visit Through Sunday.

Parent Picnic

(Oak Park Neighborhood Center, 1701 Oak Park Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-377-7000,

With food, family activities, live music, parent resources, more. For more info, call 612.377.7000. 2:30-6:30 p.m.




Spring Spread Food Truck Rally  

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

With sixteen different food trucks on site, beer in the taproom, and live music by Tommy Bentz Band, Luke Warm & the Cool Hands, Dang Ol' Tri'ole, Pushing Chain. Noon to 7 p.m.

Some Pulp, Fury Things, Solidstate

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Burton & McPherson

(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)


10:30 p.m.

We Are Water: Kinship of Rivers

(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176,

Artists from the Yangtze and Mississippi Rivers come together to present sculptural installations, films, music, poetry, art, performance, food, and interactive creativity. 7-11 p.m.

Phyllis Root & Betsy Bowen

(Birchbark Books, 2115 W. 21st St., Minneapolis, 612-374-4023)


The authors read from the book Plant a Pocket of Prairie. With family activities, sunflower seed planting, art demonstration, more. Noon.


(Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 651-288-4400)

Featuring local, handmade goods including jewelry, posters, beauty products, housewares, and more. More info at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Phantom Tails, Danger Ron & the Spins, Pornonono, Sloslylove

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.


Snak Attack

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

Mill City Farmers Market

(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

The Mill City Farmers' Market kicks off. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.


Artists del Norte: Artists Out West

(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850,

Juried members' show. Closing reception and award ceremony 1 to 3 p.m.

Jon Langford

(Barely Brothers Records: 783 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, 651.340.5128)

4 p.m.

Free Second Saturdays

(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878,

With special activities and happenings. May's installment celebrates wind and other weather. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Explorations of the Upper Mississippi in Sculpture and Photo Collage

(Vine Arts Center, 2637 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-728-5745,

Work by Barry Gunderson and Larry Nelson. 6-9 p.m.

World Fair Trade Day

(Ten Thousand Villages, 867 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-225-1043)

Featuring free fair-trade items, raffle, a craft project, more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fight like a Mother!

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

Featuring art, spoken word, poetry, and other creative moments from mothers. 2-8 p.m.


(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942,

Art raffle and party to benefit the gallery. 7-11 p.m. Free; raffle tickets are $5 a pop.

Jimmi & the Band of Souls

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

If These Walls Could Talk

(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272,

Photography by Cameren Torgerud (a.k.a. "Light the Underground"). 7-11 p.m.



Daddy Squeeze, Pat Donohue

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

4 p.m.

Echo Signal, UZZA, Ryan Sutter

(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000,

9 p.m.

Mark Martin

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

7:30 p.m.