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Impetus, bike tuneups, Fifth Element: Freeloader Friday

Impetus, bike tuneups, Fifth Element: Freeloader Friday
The installment of Freeloader Friday features a variety of gallery openings, live music all around town, a party in a parking lot, and an ongoing dance festival. Need a bike tuneup? You can do that for free, too.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.

Impetus, bike tuneups, Fifth Element: Freeloader Friday
BodyCartography Project will be at Impetus

FRIDAY:

Impetus
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

This four-day festival invites guests to engage in the creative process, take classes and workshops, observe open rehearsals, and talk shop with local Twin Cities movement artists. Noon to 8 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be a closing gala and performance 7  to 11 p.m. Saturday. Read more about this cool event here.

The Poor Nobodys, Dreamland Faces
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Bad Sleep Well, Jason Zimmerman, Goodnight Ritual, TW
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.

Mike in the Wilderness
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Levi's Commuter Bike Shop
(Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399, www.triplerocksocialclub.com)

With free tuneups, races, live music. 18+. 5-9 p.m.

Machinery Hill
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

The Fattenin' Frogs, Wizards Are Real
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Fuzzy Math
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Impetus, bike tuneups, Fifth Element: Freeloader Friday

Robi Chakraborty
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-332-0436, www.afmsp.org)

Photography. 5 p.m.

Nefarious Means

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

My Mother Has Four Noses
(The Playwrights' Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. E., Minneapolis, 612-332-7481, www.pwcenter.org)

Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke presents a new work-in-progress about her relationship with her mother as she struggled with Alzheimer's at the end of her life. Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. Free (reservations recommended).

Woodbury Days
(Ojibwe Park, 2695 Ojibwe Drive, Woodbury)

Featuring live music, sports tournaments, Taste of Woodbury, carvnial rides, fireworks, more. Visit www.woodburydays.com for info. Aug. 23-25.

 

Impetus, bike tuneups, Fifth Element: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Sougwen Chung: Chiaro/Oscuro

(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-978-5566, www.publicfunctionary.org)

Featuring 30+ works of traditional drawing technique, digital reproduction, video animation, and projection mapping. 8 p.m. to midnight.

Fifth Element Parking Lot Sale
(Fifth Element: 2411 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-377-0044)

With Killstreak, High School of Recording Arts Students, Psymun & K Raydio, Sifu Hotman, the Cabinet. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Sundowners, McKeon Roberts, B.Arthur, Diver Dress
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Coffeehouse All-Stars
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Rollerblade, Salted, Cosmic Relief, Coral Legs
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Impetus, bike tuneups, Fifth Element: Freeloader Friday

Justin Schlepp: The Counter-Paralypse
(David Petersen Gallery, 2018 Lyndale Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-276-6541, www.davidpetersengallery.com)

Paintings. 7-9 p.m.

Where Do We Go From Here?: A Queer Commemoration of the March on Washington
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

With panel talks, workshops, BBQ, more. Click here for more info. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

The Dream @ 50 Celebration
(Martin Luther King Park, 4055 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis)

With reflections from Minnesota Civil Rights activists and elected officials, food vendors, kids' art activities, Freedom Jazz Festival with host W Rayford Johnson, more. March meets at 10:30 a.m. at Sabathani Community Center (310 E. 38th St., Minneapolis). More info at www.mlk50mpls.com. 12-7 p.m.

Bar Grand Opening Bash & Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Festival
(Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, 800-262-7799, www.mysticlake.com)

With horses, live music by the White Ties, beer tasting, more. 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Free (the beer tasting is $5).

JKM = Josie Winship+Krista Kelley Walsh+Mary Esch
(Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts, 6666 E. River Road, Fridley, 763-574-1850, www.banfill-locke.org)

6-8 p.m.

St. Mary's Coptic (Egyptian) Orthodox Church Festival
(St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, 501 6th Ave. S., South St. Paul, 612-276-2678)

With tours, short films, royal procession, food, shopping, more. Sat. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The Akabane Vulgars, Kiss or Kill, Winter Lights
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Nats' Back Yard Blowout
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

With Silver Feedback, the Rock & Roll Whores, United Teachers of Music, Mommy Sez No, Peeled Alive, more. 9 p.m.

James Wallace
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

The Red Dog Band
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

Ida Jo, Madison Stephanie Rearick
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Step Rockets (single-release)
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

9 p.m.

Alex Kostka
(Hymie's Vintage Records: 3820 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-729-8890)

3 p.m.
 
Duels of the Iron Mic
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

With DJ Kool Akiem, Truth Maze. 9 p.m.

ONGOING:

Live Harness Racing
(Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St. NE, Forest Lake, 651-925-4600)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31


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