Four free things to do this week

Looking for some fun, free stuff to do this week? Check out our list after the jump.

Open Field

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600,

After a brief hiatus, Open Field is back. This summer, the Walker invites folks to play on its lawn. Structured activities include campfires, live music, drawing sessions, talks, demonstrations, and more. Guests can also stop by and check out books, sports equipment, games, and other activities for free. Visit for a complete schedule. Tuesdays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 14.

Cinema & Civics: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

(Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200)

Forget that new, shiny Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This Wednesday you can watch the horribly awesome '90s flick in all of its costumed, pre-CGI glory. Rockers Loud Nerves will jam before the screening. Wednesday, 7 p.m. 

Third Thursday: Get Local

(Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131,

This month's installment of Third Thursday is loaded with local artists, eats, drinks, and more. At this party, you'll be able to check out live music by Dérobé Dance Band, snack on treats from Grain Stack, meet author/illustrator Eric Hanson as he speaks about his MIA library residency, and chat with local artist Chad Rutter as he celebrates the launch of his book, Flood Music. Thursday, 6-9 p.m. 

We Wait in the Darkness

(All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-4700,

For this original multimedia project, Native American choreographer Rosy Simas will explore the lives of the Seneca women in her family through artifacts, maps, photos, film, and sound created in collaboration with French composer François Richomme. The opening reception features a blessing and talk on contemporary Native performance from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.