Whoomp (There It Is)
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis; 612.331.1746)
Bust out you're XXL "I'm Too Sexy" t-shirt, your favorite flannel, and your "Donna Martin Graduates" sign. Yes, the '90s return at this awesome dance party. Music will focus on the earlier years of the decade, with sets from DJ Tanner, Dr. Dallas Dog-Palace, and MC Hang Time. Prizes go to the best dressed. Free. 10 p.m.
Christopher Watson Dance Company: 9th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival
(Lake Harriet Rose Garden, 4124 Roseway Rd., Minneapolis, 612.230.6400, www.minneapolisparks.org)
One can never go too wrong with a free event. Walk over to the pavilion early for some ice cream and views of the Lake. Then head over to the Rose Garden for a free dance performance. For this year's show the Christopher Watson Dance Company will be collaborating with Kinetic Kitchen, Ray Terrill Dance Group, and Youth Dance Ensemble. Free. 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday.
I Feel Love
(Grainbelt Brewery Bottling House, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.465.0235)
This fashion show and party looks to be a good time. During the event there will be a multimedia runway show featuring fashion by Maritza Ramirez and Mackenzie Labine, and accessories by Kristin Berwald (Bionic Unicorn) and Jared Zachary (Freedom From Doubt). Time Squid and Jesse Draxler will entertain with live video art. Other performances include music by Camille Bourgerie, Alina Lindquist, and the Night. $5-$10; $20 VIP. 9 p.m.
Judy Garland Festival
(Various locations, Heights Theater at 3951 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, being one)
During this three-day festival fans of the iconic actress will be able to enjoy film screenings (as well as never before seen footage), collector events, games, lunches, and tribute concerts at various locations. There will also be an exhibit featuring movie wardrobes, and a book signing with Lollipop Kid Munchkin Jerry Maren. For tickets call 800.664.5839 or visit www.judygarlandmuseum.com. $9-$25 per event; packages available. Thursday through Saturday.
Slow Food Minnesota: Snail in the Park Series
(Minnehaha Park and Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.230.6400, www.minneapolisparks.org)
Fill up your plate and learn a little about gardening at this picnic-type event and lecture. There will be a discussion on composting--from a backyard to statewide--led by Ginny Black. Afterwards, the potluck will begin. Slow Food Minnesota will provide grilled meats and veggie options, guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. RSVP at www.slowfoodmn.org/events.html. $15. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Photo by quacktaculous)