Freeloader Friday: 28 free things to do this weekend

This weekend's activities includes 'Stranger Things': The dance party.

This weekend's activities includes 'Stranger Things': The dance party.

This weekend we have beer parties for Trekkies and Little Acheivers, plus live music, food fests, b-day parties, and more.


2nd Annual DUDE NORD
(Du Nord Craft Spirits, 2610 32nd St. E., Minneapolis; 612-799-9166)
Featuring dude-inspired craft cocktails, wood-fire BBQ, music, and a screening of The Big Lebowski. 8 to 11:30 p.m.

The 1029 Bar's 15th Anniversary
(1029 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis)
With live music from 6 to 10 p.m. Fri., beer and booze tastings from 3 to 6 p.m. Sat., followed by live music from Jokers and Thieves. Live pro wrestling 1 p.m. Sun. Every evening will be capped off inside with nighttime karaoke.

Heritage Days
(Vadnais Heights Commons 655 E. Cty. Road F, White Bear Lake)
Featuring live music from Scottie Miller Band, Free and Easy Band, and Wild Cat Combo Band, with family events, parade, fireworks, picnic, raffle, car show, food and drink vendors, and film screening. More info at Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Rhythm in Rice
(Rice Park 109 W. 4th St. St. Paul)
Free outdoor concerts every Friday throughout the Summer. For lineup and more info, visit 6-9 p.m. 

Jon Pemberton
(Vieux Carre 408 St. Peter St. St. Paul)
6 p.m.

Twigs and Bone
(Swandive Theatre Headquarters 2313 E. 35th St., Minneapolis Minneapolis)
Swandive Theatre presents a reading of this play about a woman who battles her family's madness as a terrible storm moves in. 6 p.m.

Savannah Smith
(Summit Brewing Company 910 Montreal Circle St. Paul, MN 55102  651-265-7800
7-9 p.m.  

Music and Movies: Chastity Brown and Moonrise Kingdom
(Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis)
Band at 7:30 p.m., with film screening following at 9 p.m.

Sophia Shorai
(Crooners Lounge & Supper Club 6161 Hwy 65 NE Minneapolis)
7:30 p.m. 

Brian Beatty: Coyotes I Couldn't See
(Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 Second St. NE, Minneapolis; 651-243-1756)
7 p.m.

Ross Kleiner & the Thrill
(Schooner Tavern 2901 27th Ave. S. Minneapolis)
9 p.m.

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
(The Corner Bar 1501 Washington Ave. S. Minneapolis)
10 p.m.

Devata Daun, Astronomique, Jennie Lawless
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)
10 p.m.

Doomtree and Astronautalis
(CHS Field, 360 N. Broadway St., St. Paul)
5-9:30 p.m.

The Upside Down: An Evening of Stranger Things
(Amsterdam Bar and Hall, 6th St. W. at Wabasha St. N., St. Paul; 612-285-3112)
Jams from the '80s. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Free Beer Tasting
(Top Ten Liquors in St. Louis Park, Miracle Mile Shopping Center, 5111 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park; 952-920-0750)
Craft beer tasting features over 50 different beers to sample. 5 to 7 p.m.



Back Alley Bazaar
(The Golden Pearl Vintage, 507 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-378-3978)
Men’s and women’s clothing, hats, bags, and ties running from $2 to $50. Plus leatherwear and unisex accessories. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

5th Anniversary Party
(Steel Toe Brewing, 4848 35th St. W., St. Louis Park; 952-955-9965)
Featuring $1 off pints; food trucks; music from Blood, Bath, and Beyond; SLITT; the Strolling Clones; food trucks. Noon to 10 p.m.

13th Annual Corn and Brat Feed Fundraiser for the Northeast Farmers Market
(St. Boniface Catholic Church, 629 Second St. NE, Minneapolis;  612-379-2761)
Sweet corn, grilled brats from Kramarczuk's, lemonade, iced tea, local vendors. 9 a.m. 

IndiaFest 2016
(Minnesota State Capitol 75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. St. Paul)
Featuring Indian cuisine from local restaurants, live Bollywood music, dance performances, cultural displays, and a large bazaar. With henna, face painting, kite flying, chess, and cricket. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

Phyllis Root, Beckie Prange, Betsy Bowen
(Wild Rumpus 2720 W. 43rd St. Minneapolis)
The author and illustrators present their new book, One North Star: A Counting Book. 11 a.m.

Grounds & Sounds
(Groundswell Coffee, 1340 W. Thomas Ave., St Paul; 651-645-6466)
Neighborhood festival featuring art, vending, food, mask making workshop, pop-up record store, and live music from Bomba de Luz, Nate Eiesland, the Person & the People, William Within, Eustace the Dragon, and Cory Healey's Beautiful Sunshine Band. 2-10 p.m.

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


Star Trek Bar Crawl V
( 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE Minneapolis; 612-331-1746,
Brawl crawl through northeast Minneapolis. Forget space. Instead of exploring the final frontier this weekend, go on a different quest in northeast Minneapolis. For more info, visit 21+. 5 p.m.

Nazmo King
(Schooner Tavern 2901 27th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55406  612-729-4365
9 p.m.  

Fistful of Datas, Iron for Ghosts
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)
9 p.m.



Open Streets Minneapolis: Franklin
(Franklin Avenue East, from Portland Avenue to 28th Avenue, closes to cars)
With open biking, walking, and skating, plus special happenings. For more info visit 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
(Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis)
With the 4onthefloor, and Eleganza. RSVP at 3 p.m.