Four Free Things to Do This Week


This week we have an art party with film, a food party at the Walker, gaming, and more. Come take a look at our list and plan your week.

Star Wars: May the Fourth Game Day (Fantasy Flight Games Center, 1975 County Rd. B2 W., Roseville)

With the new Star Wars coming out next winter, interest in the sci-fi series is spiking again. This Monday, gamers who wish to celebrate the Star Wars holiday can head over to Fantasy Flight Games Center for some fun. Tonight you'll find games like X-Wing, Imperial Assault, Star Wars: Armada, Star Wars: The Card Game, and Empire vs. Rebellion. There will also be role playing games like Edge of the Empire, Age of Rebellion, and Force and Destiny. Monday, 6 p.m. to midnight.

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared (American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave., Minneapolis)

This Wednesday, ASI is hosting a screening of this wacky 2013 comedy, which is the highest grossing film in Sweden. For his 100th birthday, Allan Karlsson decides to escape his nursing home. What follows is an adventure involving criminals, a suitcase full of cash, and an elephant. To RSVP to the event, click here. Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S., Minneapolis)


Erin Sayer's "The Tom Robbins Series" show is going out with a bang. For the closing reception, Gamut Gallery has teamed up with Trash Film Debauchery for a screening of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, a Gus Van Sant flick based on Robbins's novel. Check out Sayer's artwork, then wander into the basement for movie time. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Free Thursdays at the Walker (Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

There's lots to do at this free evening at the Walker. Screening tonight will be Following, Christopher Nolan's first feature film. The black-and-white noir follows an author who engages in a life of crime while in search of his muse. Pick up free tickets in the Bazinet Lobby. Meanwhile, up at Gather by D'Amico, chef-in-residence Irina Kolosov will be meeting with people and offering a sampling inspired by her work at Parma 8200. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.