Freeloader Friday: 16 free things to do this Labor Day weekend


This week in free stuff to do we have a pole vaulting competition on a roof, a dance party at Kitty Cat, and a reggae festival. Come take a look and plan your Labor Day weekend.


Museology: Elaine Rutherford & Eleanor McGough

(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis)

7 to 10 p.m. 

Christopher the Conquered 


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

With A.M. Stryker. 10 p.m.

Braver, Bud Bronson & The Good Timers, Color TV, Cat Hair

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.


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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

MIA Musician-In-Residence Series: Katy Vernon

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

In the lobby. 6-8 p.m. 

Lowertown First Fridays

(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

Monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info visit 6-9 p.m.



Pub Vault

(Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-3908)

Watch pro-vaulters compete on the rooftop. You can even sit up close on the lawn. Deals on Summit beers will abound throughout the day. Things kick off at 9:30 a.m. with the final competition at 7 p.m. 

Open House

(Zenon Dance Company And School, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-338-1101,

Free dance classes for all skill levels and ages. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Free First Saturdays

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


Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Good Night Gold Dust 

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

With Jill, and Oh My Love. 10 p.m.

Reggae Festival

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

Featuring Dred I Dread, the Non-Prophets, and the Prizefighters. 1-10 p.m.



(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Pornonono, AATS, Weather Maps, Tera Del, Nathan Miller, Jonny and the Palms

(612BREW, 945 Broadway St. NE, Minneapolis)

21+. 4 p.m.

Spinning Stories: Grease Rag

(Cherry Cycles, 1621 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis)

This weekend, Spinning Stories is teaming up with Grease Rag Wrench & Ride for a day featuring casual rides and storytelling centered on women, trans, and femme identities. Noon to 4 p.m.



MiX: Summer’s Last Blast

(Union Rooftop, 731 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Dance on a rooftop all night because you don't have to go to work tomorrow. With DJ Shiek, Lenka Paris, and DJ Rich B. 21+. 6 p.m.

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(Common Good Books, 38 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 651-225-8989,

Monthly series explores short stories and the real life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 4 p.m.