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Labor Day Weekend: Freeloader Friday


Labor Day Weekend kicks off today, the holiday that has come to signify the coming of the last days of summer. Many folks will be soaking up the final moments of sun by visiting the Minnesota State Fair, grilling in the backyard with friends, drinking beer on a porch, or hitting the road. In between low-key activities, there's still some fun stuff to do around the Twin Cities for free. And while things aren't as busy as usual, folks looking for some music both indoors and outdoors, or those seeking some fun family activities should be able to find some things of interest.

FRIDAY:

Ben Eaton & the Dirt Cheap Band

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Wabasha Days #11
(Ecolab Plaza: 376 Wabasha St N, St Paul, 651-266-6400)

With Retribution Gospel Choir, Exiles, Laarks, Fire in the Northern Firs. 4 p.m. 

Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold, Jimmi & the Band of Souls
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

6 p.m., 9 p.m.

Teenage Moods (tape-release), Crimes, France Camp, Mystery Train
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Tom, Dick & Harry
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

7:30 p.m.

The Union Suits, Jack Klatt & the Cat Swingers
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Molly & the Mistakes
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

6 p.m.

James Buckley & Bryan Nichols
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY:

The Jazz Bridge Project
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

Featuring Rajiah Johnson, Pierre Lewis, Batume, Sten Johnson & Roger Johnson. 10:30 p.m.

The Cactus Blossoms

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.

Matt Moberg
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

7:30 p.m.

Free First Saturdays

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

This Saturday features author Lara Avery, reading and exercise activities, a craft project from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and yarn bombers Swatch Team. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Sex Rays, Diver Dress, Brothers Nature
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

 

SUNDAY:

Dean Harrington Trio

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

9 p.m.

Andy Calhoun
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

2 p.m.

MONDAY:

Lynhurst
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

7:30 p.m.

The Big Strong Men
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

9 p.m.

Labor Daze
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Ancient Drum, the Wives, Chants & Seas, DJ Woodstock. 9 p.m. 

Labor Day Weekend: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Shaun Laden

ONGOING:

Looking for a farmers' market in your neighborhood? Check out our complete list here.

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

Live harness racing. Sundays, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3.

Open Field
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

This summer-long hangout on the Walker's field includes workshops, musical performances, talks, info share, beer, patio, food, games, club meetings, and much more. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1.



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