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Freeloader Friday: 38 free things to do this Labor Day Weekend

DEAD MEDIA rises from the ashes in a new spot.

DEAD MEDIA rises from the ashes in a new spot. FB

This weekend in Freeloader Friday we have a few happy hours, a few great rock shows, a couple artsy markets, and a handful of Labor Day happenings. Come take a look.

FRIDAY:

Watch Party: World Cup Qualifying vs. Costa Rica
With $3 Town Hall pints during the game. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-339-8696.

Yana
With Drumbeat Red and Witch Watch. 10 p.m. Sept. 1; Free. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-331-1746.

Marlowe (EP Release Show)
With Teghan Devon. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1; Free. Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill, 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul; 651-224-8181.

Motari Jaguar
With Nightosaur, Karate Break, and Neon Dirt. 9 p.m. Sept. 1; Free. Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-722-3454.

Hotel
With Jonathan Ackerman 9 p.m. Every 1st Fri.; Free. Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 612-331-9800.

Larsen Husby: 8 Places You Are Right Now
A postcard documentary. In the Smallest Museum in St. Paul. Daily from Sept. 1-30; Free. Workhorse Coffee Bar, 2399 University Ave. W., St. Paul; 651-348-7561.

Lowertown First Fridays
Featuring open studios, special receptions, and happy hours. For more info, visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m. Every 1st Fri.; Free. Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul.

Tappy Hour
Group tap dance lessons. 4-6 p.m. Every Fri. from Aug. 4; Free. Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave. N., Ste. 4, St. Paul; 651-925-2261.

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night
10 p.m. Every Fri. from Jan. 31; Free. The Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-339-4333.

West Broadway Farmers Market
Featuring locally sourced food and informational community presentations. More info here. 3-7 p.m. Every Fri. from June 9-Oct. 6; Free. West Broadway Farmers Market, 300 W Broadway, Minneapolis; 612-353-5178.

Can Can Wonderland Karaoke
Hosted by Silly Miss Tilly. 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Every Fri.; Free. Can Can Wonderland, 755 Prior Ave. N., Ste. 4, St. Paul; 651-925-2261.

Free once inside the Minnesota State Fairgrounds:

Foghat
8:30 p.m. Daily from Sept. 1-2; Free with admission. Leinie Lodge Bandshell, 1265 Snelling Ave. N, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul; 651-288-4400.

 

SATURDAY:

Cherry Moon Press Popup
Enamel pins inspired by Prince. Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Seen the Future, 2223 E. 35th St., Minneapolis.

Lagerfest
All lagers at $4 a pint, $14 a pitcher. With food from Minnesota BBQ Co. Noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 2-3. Fair State Brewing Cooperative, 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-444-3209.

DEAD MEDIA Grand Re-Opening Party
New tapes and records, grilled eats out back, drinks, and live music from Cherry Death, Dusk, Waveless, and Brendan Wells Plant Music. Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. DEAD MEDIA, 1828 E. 35th St., Minneapolis.

Arcane
With Medusa Stare, Temple, and the Rope. 9 p.m. Sept. 2; Free. Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-722-3454.

Black Swift
With Mike Gunther and Nathan Woolery. 10 p.m. Sept. 2; Free. 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-331-1746.

Brit's Pub Vault
Professional pole vaulting competition on the rooftop. The final session around 8 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 2; Free. Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis; 612-332-3908.

Nintendo World Championships Qualifying Weekend
There will be two divisions: 12 and under and 13 and up. Both age groups will play Mario Kart 7 for the Nintendo 3DS. The 12 and under will play as Mario on Nintendo DS's Luigi’s Mansion course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider. Those who are 13 and older will play as Bowser on the Game Boy Advance's Bowser Castle 1 course using Standard Kart, Standard Wheels, and Super Glider. The entrant with the best time trial entry in each age division will qualify for the Nintendo World Championships in New York City. There will also be other games and demos to enjoy here during the weekend. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best Buy Richfield, 1000 W. 78th St.,
Richfield; 612-861-3917.

Chastity Brown
With Tim Mahoney. Rescheduled from August 26. 2-6 p.m. Sept. 2; Free. Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer; 651-257-6668.

Northside Youth Arts Festival
Presented by the NEA Youth Council featuring performances by ZULUZULUU, the Lioness, and Kaleem the Dream, with food trucks and a grafittin raffle. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 2; Free. Farwell Park, 1201 Sheridan Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612-230-6400.

Rock 'n' Roll Farmers Market
Featuring live music, DJs, makers, vintage sellers, food vendors and farmers, and interactive activities, outdoors in the Flashlight Vinyl parking lot. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 2; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7; Free. Flashlight Vinyl, 1519 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota; 612-558-3838.



September Free First Saturday Garden Party: Move
Family-friendly outdoor party in the Sculpture Garden featuring performances of 'Les Moutons (The Sheep)' by Toronto performance group CORPUS, with live music from Ambassadors of Culture and DJ Mickey Breeze. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 2; Free. Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis; 612-375-7600.

Dutch Complex Housing
Exhibit exploring forms of multi-family dwellings, curated by Professor Julia Robinson. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Sat., Sep. 2. Daily from Sept. 2-Jan. 28; Free. Goldstein Museum of Design, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul; 612-625-5000.

New Hope Community Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Sat. from June 21; Free. New Hope Farmers' Market, 4300 Xylon Avenue N., Minneapolis; 763-531-5196.

Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market
Featuring locally grown produce, live music, children's activities, and food trucks. More info at www.northeastmarket.org. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Every Sat. from May 20-Oct. 21; Free. St. Boniface Catholic Church, 629 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-379-2761.

Free once inside the Minnesota State Fairgrounds:

Foghat
8:30 p.m. Daily from Sept. 1-2; Free with admission. Leinie Lodge Bandshell, 1265 Snelling Ave. N, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul; 651-288-4400.


SUNDAY:

Porktoberfest III
Featuring $5 bacon-infused Bloody Marys, bacon raffle, art by Jeff Troldahl, live music from the Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League, the Surf Riders, Brass and BodyWorks, Tramps Like Us, and Pleezer. Sun., 2 to 10 p.m. Day Block Brewing Company, 1105 S. Washington Ave., Minneapolis; 612-617-7793.

Sunday Morning Market and Music Series
Featuring art, antiques, vintage items, furniture, henna, and music by DJ Kool Hanz. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Every Sun. from July 9-Sept. 24; Free. Hill Valley Cafe & Coffee, 3301 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612-788-1613.

Zacc Harris Trio
7 p.m. Every Sun. from Jan. 6; Free. Riverview Cafe & Wine Bar, 3745 42nd Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-729-4200.

Blues Jam
7-11 p.m. Every Sun.; Free. Schooner Tavern, 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-729-4365.

Comedy Open Mic
Featuring local and visiting stand up comedians, hosted by Trish Cook. Sign up begins at 6 p.m. In the Poco Loco Lounge. 7 p.m. Every Sun. from Feb. 12; Free. Pepitos Tex-Mex Bar & Grill, 4820 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612-822-2104.

Free once inside the Minnesota State Fair:

Hippo Campus
8:30 p.m. Daily from Sept. 3-4; Free with admission. Leinie Lodge Bandshell, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul; 651-288-4400.

MSF Amateur Talent Contest Finals
Featuring local contestants performing in a variety show competition. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3; Free. Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul; 651-288-4400.

MONDAY:

Friday Night Lights
Mon. 8-11 p.m. CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar (Downtown Minneapolis), 825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-332-1133.

Board Game Night
Hosted by Saint Paul Board Game Group. Mon. 6:30-10 p.m. Black Dog Cafe, 308 Prince St., St. Paul; 651-228-9274.

End of the Year Celebration
Celebrate the end of the Music & Movies in the Park season with music from the Belfast Cowboys and Tom Petty tribute band Free Fallin', a beer trailer from Summit Brewing, and food from Bread & Pickle, R Taco, Hot Indian Foods, and KCM Egg Rolls. Mon. 5:30-9 p.m. Lake Harriet Bandshell, 4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
8:30 p.m. Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

Free once inside the Minnesota State Fair:

Hippo Campus
8:30 p.m. Daily from Sept. 3-4; Free with admission. Leinie Lodge Bandshell, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul; 651-288-4400.