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Food trucks, Trekkies, Big Lebowski: Freeloader Friday

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This week in free stuff to do we have plenty of things for geeks (Sailor Moon! Star Trek! Big Lebowski!), plenty of things for people who love being outdoors, and plenty of things for foodies. Come take a look and plan your weekend.

FRIDAY:

August Music and Movies

(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

Featuring E.L.n.O, followed by a screening of The Muppet Movie. 7:30 p.m. 

Lakewood Cemetary (Record Release Show)

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

10 p.m.

Chanhassen/Carver County Day

(University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, 952-443-1400, www.arboretum.umn.edu)

Celebration featuring gardens, LEGO sculptures, butterflies, mazes, and walking tours. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

St. Paul Park Heritage Days 2015

(Park Place Sports Bar, 200 Broadway Ave, St. Paul Park)

With carnival food, live music, more. Through Sunday.

Instameet

(The Soap Factory, 514 Second St SE, Minneapolis; 612-623-9176)

Meet up with local Instagrammers and have some photo fun. 6 to 9 p.m.

SATURDAY:

7th Annual Groundbreaker Battle

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

Featuring breaking competitions, rap battles, performances, and more. Outdoors. Noon to 8 p.m.

 

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Dude Nord

(Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 E. 32nd St., Minneapolis; 612-799-9166)

Drink Lebowski-themed cocktails. With music, activities, food, and a screening of the flick at dusk. 6 to 10 p.m.

Food Truck Rally at Bauhaus

(Bauhaus Brew Labs, 1315 Tyler St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-276-6911)

Choose from 25-plus trucks, including Butcher Salt, Foxy Falafel, Get Sauced Food Truck, 128 Cafe, Stanley's Northeast Bar Room, Sushi Daruma, The Moral Omnivore, and more. Noon to 7 p.m.

International Sailor Moon Day

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(Level Up Games MN, 207 13th Ave. S., South St. Paul; 651-493-9176)

Featuring movie and TV show screenings, the Japanese Sailor Moon video game, cosplay contest, art, and more. Noon to 6 p.m.

Black Swift

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

With Mike Gunther, and Pill Hill,10 p.m.

Home & Abroad

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

Paintings by Jane Weis. 7-9 p.m.

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Chariots of the Gods Custom Van and Vintage Camper Show

(Vacant Lot, 211 St. Anthony Parkway NE, Minneapolis)

Check out a variety of cool campers from the '60s and beyond, or sweet airbrushed vans from the '70s and beyond. Noon-midnight. 

Grounds and Sounds Festival

(Groundswell Coffee: 1340 W. Thomas Ave., St Paul, 651-645-6466)

Featuring RONiiA, Nallo, Tabah, Eustace the Dragon, Paul Fonfara of Painted Saints, Hot Date, Undlin & Wolfe, IMPROVESTRA, Paul Metzger, Graham O'Brien, Clementine, and the Cory Healey Trio. Noon to 10 p.m.

Summer Group Show 2015

(The Kolman & Pryor Gallery, 1500 Jackson St. NE Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, 612-385-4239)

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Painting, sculpture, and mixed media from area artists. 7-10 p.m.

Star Trek Bar Crawl IV

(The 1029 Bar, 1029 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4322, www.the1029bar.com)

Trek through northeast Minneapolis from 1029 to Dangerous Man Brewing Company. 4 p.m.-midnight. 

Lake Street Arts Cabaret

(Lake Street, 2500 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-721-5701)

Outdoor event featuring performances, open mic, walking tours and poetry. Some events cost money, but most are free. Read more about it here. 5-10 p.m. 

Northrup King Nights: The Ultimate Family Reunion

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(Northrup King Studios, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-363-5612, www.northrupkingbuilding.com)

Open studio tour with art activities for all ages, short film screenings, edible treats, and more. 5-10 p.m. 

IndiaFest

(Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, 651-296-2881, www.mnhs.org/places/sites/msc/)

Featuring food, music, exhibits, and cultural displays celebrating India's heritage and traditions. 12-9 p.m.

SUNDAY:

Sweet Science Ice Cream Tasting

(Urban Growler Brewing Company, 2325 Endicott St., St. Paul; 651-340-5793)

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Sample from 15-plus different flavors. 2 to 5 p.m.

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

(Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-4066, www.universegames.com)

7:30 p.m.

Loring Alley Rally and Made Here Market

(The Third Bird, 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, 612-767-9495, www.thethirdbirdmpls.com/)

Featuring artisan vendors, live music, art, and more. Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

David Ullman & the Furious Light

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(Amsterdam Bar & Hall: 6 W 6th St, St Paul)  

With Swallows, and Midland Uprising. 8 p.m.