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Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Fourth of July makes this weekend blessedly long, meaning the Freeloader Friday is here on a Thursday. In this installment we have things to do to kick off your holiday celebrations right, including two different beer parties. We also have a ton of patriotic festivals, firework shows, rock concerts, dance and theater in the park, and A Prairie Home Companion's epic 40th b-day party.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Shana Berger & Nathan Purath

THURSDAY:

Americana
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

This exhibition features work from nine emerging artists from across North America. Hours Fourth of July weekend are 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 6.

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

Red, White, and Boom Movies and Music
(Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St., Minneapolis, 651-642-1049)

Featuring live music by Bomba de Luz and a screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. For more info, visit www.mplsredwhiteboom.com. 7 p.m.

Brewer-in-Residence: Kevin Welch
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-253-3410, www.walkerart.org)

Kind of like an artist-in-residence, the Walker is hosting several brewer-in-residences this summer. This evening will feature special beer samples and flights with Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing Company. 5 p.m.

Kivi & Pray, the Heart Pills
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

9:30 p.m.

YETiSTEADY
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 612-285-3112)

9 p.m.

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Aaron Davidson

The Growler Magazine 2nd Birthday Beer Bash
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424, www.nomadpub.com)

Featuring a silent disco, food trucks, beer-themed films, special offerings from craft breweries, and more. 6-10 p.m.

The Mad Ripple Hootenanny
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

5:30 p.m.

The Jelly Project, Oxford Coma, Breed, Crooked Saws
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

Love's Labor's Lost

The Classical Actors Ensemble presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's play. Thu. 7 p.m. at Newell Park (900 N. Fairview Ave., St. Paul), Fri. 7 p.m. at Powderhorn Park (3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis), Sat. 7 p.m. at Lake of the Isles (2500 Lake Isles Pkwy., Minneapolis), and Sun. 2 p.m. at Centennial Lakes Park and Putting Course (7499 France Ave., Edina).

Apple Valley Freedom Days
(Johnny Cake Ridge Park, 5800 W. 140th St., Apple Valley, 952-985-3463)

Featuring carnival, food and beverage vendors, 4th of July fireworks and parade, family events, more. For more info, visit www.avfreedomdays.com. Thu. 5-10 p.m.; Fri. 1-11 p.m.

Eagan's July 4th Funfest
(Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, 651-675-5550, www.eagancommunitycenter.com)

With a carnival, live music, food and beverages, games, competitions, car show, fireworks, and more. Thu. 2 p.m.-midnight; Fri. 10-midnight.

Richfield 4th of July
(Veterans Memorial Park, 6400 Portland Ave. S., Richfield, 612-861-9385)

With family activities, car show, street dance, fireworks, live music, more. For more info, visit www.richfield4thofjuly.com. Thu. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. 1-11 p.m.

 

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

Red, White, and Boom
(Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Featuring live music, food, family activities, and fireworks. Also at Mill Ruins Park. For more info, visit www.mplsredwhiteboom.com. 6-10 p.m.

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Taylor Paino

Fourth of July Freedom From Pants Ride VIII
(Vacant lot by White Castle, 655 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Underwear-clad bike ride and impromptu parade. For more info visit here. 6 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

Hotel
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday
Image left courtesy of Prairie Home Productions and American Public Media, image right by Eric Hageness

A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Celebration
(Macalester College, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-696-6000, www.macalester.edu)

Campus-wide event features over 40 free things to do, including music concerts on various stages, live broadcasts that can be listed to on the lawn through speakers, special activities, free MetroTransit rides, and more. For more info, visit www.prairiehome.org. Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Play Nintendo Kids Tour
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800, www.mallofamerica.com)

Video game playground features 2DS titles and costumed Nintendo characters. Fri. 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

And more Fourth of July shenanigans:

July 4th Fireworks Celebration
(Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave. S., St. Louis Park, 952-935-1395)

With live music by Stevie & the Rockers. 7-11 p.m.

Rock & Rockets

(Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, 800-262-7799, www.mysticlake.com)

With fireworks display; music by Boogie Wonderland, Lost Highway, Free Fallin'. 5-11 p.m.

Rosefest 2014

(Central Park, 2540 N. Lexington Ave., Roseville, 651-792-7006)

This city-wide celebration includes a camp-out, sports tournaments, parade, car show, live music, ice skating, and Fourth of July festivities in the park. For more info, visit www.ci.roseville.mn.us. 1-10:30 p.m.

Fourth in the Park
(Langford Park, 30 Langford Park, St. Paul, 651-266-6400)

Featuring sports and games, family activitiss, picnic space, more. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/fourthinthepark. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-823-1141)

With music by Alma Andina, Greg Herriges & Troy Berg, more; dance by Kalpulli Ketzal Coatlicue, family activities. Change: This year, there will be no fireworks in the park. For more info visit here. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

4th of July Hometown Celebration

(Round Lake Park, 7550 Constitution Ave., Eden Prairie, 952-934-7114)

With family activities, sports and game competitions, aquatic activities, BMX demonstrations, food and beverage vendors, live music, fireworks, more. 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks Celebration
(Aquila Park: 3110 Xylon Ave. S., St. Louis Park, 952-935-1395)

With live music by Stevie & the Rockers. 7-11 p.m.

Beatrix*JAR
Beatrix*JAR
Photo by Emily Floyd

SATURDAY:

Free First Saturdays
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. This month's installment includes sound-art projects with Beatrix*JAR. Read more about it here. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dead Bundy & the Neat Neat Neats (CD release), Ross Kleiner & the Thrill, DJ Lazer Bob
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Where to watch the World Cup:

Nomad World Copa

(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424, www.nomadpub.com)

Featuring games televised on a JumboTron, rotation of local food trucks, beer garden, bar games, live music, more.

World Cup Viewing
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, www.britspub.com)

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m. Continues through July 5.

World Cup Viewing Party
(Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-3737, www.bryantlakebowl.com)

Sat., June 28, 11 a.m.; Mon., June 30, 11 a.m.; Fri., July 4, 11 a.m.; Sat., July 5, 11 a.m.

 

Fourth of July, pantless bike rides, beer parties: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

Summer Sale

(Double Peace Studio and Yeti Records, 4311 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis)

Featuring cheap vinyl records (nothing more than $6), and retro summer gear, from '50-style swimsuits to '90s shorts. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jawaahir Dance Company: Middle Eastern Dancing
(Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Rd., Eagan, 651-454-9412, www.caponiartpark.org)

6:30 p.m.

Surco, the House of Teeth, the Wives, Taba Yames
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

Open Field

Featuring campfire music; drawing sessions; talks; demonstrations; books, sports equipment, games, and more available for checkout; special happenings; more. Visit www.walkerart.org/openfield for a complete schedule. Starting June 14, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 14.

Invidious, Plagued Insanity, King Goro, No Skin
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Shriners Imperial Session 2014
(Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-335-6000, www.minneapolisconventioncenter.com)

With luncheons, speakers, parade, family events, meet-and-greet, more. For more info, visit www.imperial2014.com. Sun. 3-5 p.m.

Farmers Markets:

Minneapolis:

Minneapolis Farmers Market
(312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718, www.mplsfarmersmarket.com)

May 24-Nov. 15, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfield Farmers Market
(4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893, www.kingfieldfarmersmarket.org)

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26.

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

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

Midtown Farmers Market
(2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457, www.midtownfarmersmarket.org)

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28.

Fulton Farmers Market
(4301 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.207.7893, www.fultonfarmersmarket.org)

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

St. Paul:

St. Paul Downtown Farmers' Market
(5th St. and Wall St., St. Paul, 651-227-8101, www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com)

Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23.

Farmers' Market
(Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-7669, www.stmjoomla.com)

Fridays, 1:15-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31.

The suburbs and beyond:

Gerten's Farmers' Market
(Gerten's Farm Market, 2900 65th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, 651-450-0001)

Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30.

Richfield Farmers' Market
(64th St. and Portland Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park Shelter), Richfield, 612-861-9396, www.richfieldfarmersmarket.org)

Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 25.

Farmers' Market
(Anoka County Growers, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-792-4025)

Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 25.

Prior Lake Farmers' Market
(Pleasant Ave. & Highway 13, Prior Lake, 952-447-0263, www.priorlakefarmersmarket.com.)

Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 31.  

Farmers' Market
(Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612-209-1721, www.gooselakefarm.com)

Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19.


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