Fourth of July weekend: Freeloader Friday

We all know that Americans love their freedom. Thankfully, this Fourth of July weekend is filled with free stuff to do. In this edition of Freeloader Friday there's tons of patriotic parties, free rock concerts, art gallery shows, movies, and more. Take a look after the jump.

[jump] FRIDAY:

ICE T: An Art Show

(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651.255.6624,

Whimsical and wild artists DC Ice and T. Peterson come together to celebrate the warmest season through art. 5-9 p.m.



(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)

Dance into the weekend with Jonathan Ackerman.

Supergirl (1984)

(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651.266.7000,

This beautiful train-wreck of a movie features Faye Dunaway in scenery-chewing mode as a villainess in love with '80s shoulder pads, glitter, and power. She lives in a fun-house at an abandoned amusement park, naturally. Peter O'Toole also shows up to participate in some bad special effects. Why yes, I totally own this movie on VHS. 9:30 p.m.

Radical Chic, the Uppercuts, the Sextons

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Rock. 10 p.m.

Hope of the Union

(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.378.8888,

For this group show artists were asked to investigate their feelings (and the feelings of others) in our current political climate. 7-10 p.m.

The Knotwells (LP-release)

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Also with Black Audience, Brute Heart. 8 p.m.




Robots from the Future (CD-release)

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Also with I, Colossus; I am Fuzz.

Rape Door, Filthy Cheaters, the Detourists, They Live

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.

The American North, the Damper Downs, July Fighter

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)


10 p.m.


Red, White, and Boom!

(Nicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power St., Minneapolis)

The first day of celebration features live music from Communist Daughter and a screening of Iron Man 2 starting at 7 p.m. (movie at dusk). Visit for more info.


Red, White, and Boom!

(Main Street, between St. Anthony Main and Riverplace, Minneapolis, 612.230.6484)


Featuring live music at various locations, family activities at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, and the big fireworks show at 10 p.m. 3:30-10 p.m.

Celebrating Our Nation's Independence

(Lowell Park, Water Street from Mulberry St. S. to Nelson St. (along the St. Croix River), Stillwater, 651.430.8800)

This evening features music by Dakota Valley Pops Orchestra, and St. Croix Jazz Orchestra. Fireworks are at 10 p.m. Visit for more info. 7 p.m.

Ten Second Film Festival

(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

This fun party featuring the screening of the top 10 second films in 10 categories. There will also be beer, live music, and celebrity judges. Films start after the fireworks. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Blaine's Blazin' Fourth


(National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763.785.5600,

For more info, visit 10 p.m.

For a complete list of Fourth of July happenings around town, click here.



Mill City Farmers' Market

(Mill City Farmer's Market, 704 Second St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,


Call and Answer Project: 9 p.m. until 5:28 a.m. Sat., June 4, free. Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S, Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612.215.2520,

8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Uptown Market

(29th Street, between Lyndale and Dupont Avenues, Minneapolis)

With produce, jewelry, beauty products, flowers, gifts, food stands, and more. Visit for more info. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25

Kingfield Farmers' Market


(Kingfield Farmer's Market, 4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.4550,

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Open Field

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600,

This ongoing event features workshops, performances, community activities, information, games, free Wifi, and much more. For a complete schedule of events, visit Through Sept. 4.