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Freeloader Friday: 28 free things to do this weekend

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This week in free stuff to do we have plenty of art festivals, a few block parties, a bike and boat ride, and movies in the park. Come take a look and plan your weekend.

 

FRIDAY: 

The Shirt Show 2016
(514 Studios, 514 N. Third St., Ste 101, Minneapolis; 612-520-1514)

Shop for shirts made by local artists inspired by Minnesota icons, traditions, and culture. There will also be beer. 5:30 p.m.

Lowertown First Friday
(308 Prince St., St. Paul)

Featuring open studios, gallery exhibitions, live music, demonstrations, and more. 6 to 9 p.m.

Hurricane Harold
(Vieux Carre, 408 St. Peter St., St. Paul; 612-332-5299)
6 p.m. 

Hotel
(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612-331-9800)
With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m. 

Uptown Art Fair
(Hennepin Avenue, plus some side streets, from 28th to 31st Streets in Minneapolis)
Featuring art vendors, kids' activities, live music, a beer garden, and more. Also, be sure to download a pass from the Metro Transit website for free rides is you plan to take the bus, or hop on a bike and use the free valet parking. For more info, visit uptownartfair.com. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Falcon Arrow
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)
With Holler House, Blood Folke. 10 p.m. 

Sex Knuckle
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)
With Borrachoz, Russell T Nutz, and Metal Ships. 9 p.m. 

Elizabeth Ghandour & the Heighburners
(Summit Brewing Company, 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul; 651-265-7800)
All ages. 7 to 9 p.m. 

Willie Murphy and the Angel Headed Hipsters
(Crooners Lounge & Supper Club, 6161 Hwy. 65 NE, Minneapolis; 763-571-9020)
7:30 p.m.  

 

Heavyweights
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)
With Koo Koo Kanga Roo. 7:30 p.m.

 

 

SATURDAY:

Pizza Luce Block Party
(Pizza Luce Downtown, 119 Fourth St. N., Minneapolis; 612-333-7359)
Featuring pizza, beer and wine, and music by Lizzo, Carnage the Executioner, Run Westy Run, Holidae, Bruise Violet, Sean Anonymous, Charlie Parr, Megan Hamilton, Marah in the Mainsail, and School of Rock. Noon to 10 p.m. 

The Sex Rays
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)
10 p.m. 

Dead Kings of Norway, Anarchists are Better Lovers, the Modern Throwbacks, the Scavengers
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)
9 p.m.
 


Powderhorn Art Fair

(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Featuring local and national artists, performances, and more. For more info, visit www.powderhornartfair.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

Future Developments #6: The Finale
(David Petersen Gallery, 2018 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-276-6541)
7 to 9 p.m. 

Dan Israel and Friends Folk Festival
(Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Dr., Minneapolis; 763-682-4590)
With Katy Vernon, Martin Devaney, and Grant Johnson. 7 p.m.  

Boom Room Jazz
(Boom Island Brewing Company, 2014 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-227-9635)
7 p.m. 

Debbie Duncan
(Crooners Lounge & Supper Club, 6161 Hwy. 65 NE, Minneapolis; 763-571-9020)
7:30 p.m.


Floating Library Ride

(Surly Brewing Company, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 763-535-3330)
Meet at 12:30 p.m. for a light ride to Lake Phalen where riders will rent boats, kayaks, and canoes to take out to the library. There will also be a ride back to the brewery. 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.

New Primitives
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)
7:30 p.m.

 

Free First Saturday: Afrobeats
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600)
Featuring hands-on activities, music from Black Market Brass, and a screening of Zarafa. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m 

Woofstock
(The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N., Maple Grove; 763-424-0504)
Dog- and kid-friendly event features fun activities for all ages. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Martian
(Lyndale Farmstead Park, 3900 Bryant Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Dusk.


SUNDAY:

Love, SooVAC: A Celebration of 15 Years of Visual Art
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Ave. S., Ste. 101, Minneapolis; 612-871-2263)
Featuring post-card-sized art from many of the 2,000 artists who have previously exhibited at Soo. With DJ music by Lori Barbero and Sarah White; drinks from Fulton Beer, Bad Weather Brewery, Cobra Verde, and AVIV 613 Vodka; and food trucks MN Nice Cream and Moral Omnivore. 5 to 9 p.m. 

Mike Gunther and the Total Crap Shoot
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746, www.331club.com)
1 p.m. 

Tony Peachka, the Lopez, Kill to Kill, Channel Surf
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)
9 p.m.

 

Open Streets Northeast
(2105 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis)
Featuring yoga, games, live music, dance lessons, and more along Central Avenue. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No Man's String Band
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)
2 p.m.