Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Ancestry Books, Makers' Market: Freeloader Friday

It's a sure sign that the warmer season is here when street fests show up in quantity. This week we have a ton of parties happening on sidewalks, in parking lots, and on other areas where the asphalt is plentiful. We've also got a ton of art parties, bike parties, children's parties, and music parties. 

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


Robert Mapplethorpe

(Weinstein Gallery, 908 W. 46th St., Minneapolis, 612-822-1722,

Featuring 25 photographs taken between 1978 and 1989, focusing on human and botanical forms. 6-8 p.m.

Tin Can Gin, the Lowland Lakers

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

10 p.m.

Fury Things, Whatever Forever, Awkward Bodies

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

9 p.m.

Twelfth Night

Theatre Pro Rata presents Shakespeare's comedy outdoors at various Twin Cities locations. 6:30 p.m. Friday's show is at Union Depot (214 E. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-202-2700), Saturday's at Loring Park (1382 Willow St., Minneapolis), and Sunday's at Caponi Art Park (1220 Diffley Rd., Eagan). For a complete schedule, visit


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

With Jonathan Ackerman. 9 p.m.

Lady Luck

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Art Lending Library

(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200,

Check out art to take home like a library book. Fri. 6:30-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-5 p.m.

Four Legg Fish, Whiskey and Prozac

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

18+. 9 p.m.

Tim Cheesebrow, Mark Keating

(The Underground Music Cafe: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Lowertown First Fridays

(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)

Monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info visit 6-9 p.m.

First Friday: Sue Seeger

(Seasons On St Croix Gallery, 401 2nd St., Hudson, 715-381-2906,

5-9 p.m.

Edina Art Fair

(50th & France, 3925 50th St. W., Edina, 952-922-1524)

Featuring 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S., and Canada. More info at Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

2014 Invitational Ceramic Exhibition: Paper and Clay

(Bloomington Center For The Arts, Inez Greenburg Gallery, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, 952-563-4777,

6-8 p.m.


(Flow Art Space, 308 E. Prince St., Saint Paul, 612-564-3569,

Group show of paintings, collage, and photography which delve into the subconscious. 6-9 p.m.



Michael Cina & John Klukas: She Who Saw the Deep

(Public Functionary, 1400 12th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-978-5566,

7 p.m. to midnight.

7th Annual WAMM Walk Against Weapons

March begins at the Perkins parking lot on Riverside & I-94 and continues through the U of M West Bank before returning to the starting point. For more info visit here. 10:30 a.m.

Sheridan Shake Music Fest

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

With Murzik, Squares, Hotel San Sebastian, Surgery at the Hands of Machines, Moving Parts. 1-6 p.m.

Also at 331:

Courtney McClean & the Dirty Curls (CD release)

With the Beavers. 10 p.m.

Tenantless Pause

(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263,

Featuring work by Theresa Anderson and Jennifer Nevitt. 6-9 p.m.

Also at SooVAC:


Work by Nate Burbeck and Aaron Dysart. 6-9 p.m.

Wisconsin Bryan Johnson

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

5 p.m.

Fur Coats, Catbath, the Okerlunds

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

9 p.m.

Farm Rock

(Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill: 1623 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, 763-450-9999)

9:30 p.m.

The Crown Jewels

(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Grand Opening Celebration

(Ancestry Books, 2205 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-521-4090)

With food, musical performances from Toki Wright and Mankwe Ndosi, live painting from Jordan Hamilton. 12-2 p.m.

Robert Briggs, Blue Hazard, Fancy Babel

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

18+. 8 p.m.

Farewell Tenney

(The Underground Music Cafe: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

St. Anthony Park Arts Festival

(Como Avenue, from Carter Avenue to Luther Pl., St. Paul)

Featuring over 70 artists, food, live music, book sale, art activities for children and adults, more. For more information, visit 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rhythm & Words

(Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, 952-895-4685,

Childrens' arts festival features live music performances, artist and author appearances, arts and crafts activities, more. 9 a.m.

Conversations in Clay... a Congruent Dialogue

(Gallery 360, 3011 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-925-2400,

Work by Elizabeth Pechacek. 7-10 p.m.

Art in the Hollow: Artists in ACTION!

(Swede Hollow Park, 650 Payne Ave., St. Paul)

Featuring art, performances, and more. More info at the event's Facebook page. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Transparent Landscape: Layers & Light

(The Frameworks, 2202 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul, 651-698-3372)

Works by Laurie Salmela. 7-9 p.m.

Also at Frameworks:


Group show features surrealist painter Darrell Hagan. 7-9 p.m.

Makers' Market: Whittier Art Crawl/Sale

(Various locations)

Featuring local artists, live music, sidewalk sales and activities, and more a multiple venues in the neighborhood. Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  

Free First Saturdays

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600,

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Greyfest 2014

(Snail Lake Regional Park, 4191 Snail Lake Blvd., Shoreview, 651-748-2500,

Greyhound owner and enthusiast event. With vendors, food, contests, photo opportunities, raffle, and more. For more info visit 11 a.m.-3 p.m.



Open Streets Minneapolis: Lyndale

(Lyndale Avenue, from 22nd to 42nd Street, closes to cars)

With open biking, walking, and skating, plus special happenings. For more info visit 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Also on Lyn-Lake:

Lyn-Lake Street Festival

(The lot behind Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis)

With Secret Stash Soul Revue, Rogue Valley, Dosh, Toki Wright & Big Cats, Ginkgo, more. In the Garfield parking lot behind the Jungle Theater. In conjunction with Open Streets Minneapolis. Proceeds benefit the Blaisdell YMCA, Lyn Lake Business Association, and Joyce Food Shelf. For more info visit 12-8 p.m.

Haute Dog

(Rosedale Mall, 10 Rosedale Center, Roseville, 651-639-2040)

Dog expo featuring vendors, grooming and training info, Roseville Police K9 Unit demo, more. 2-6 p.m.

Blues Fest: Ladies Sing the Blues

(Central Park: 2540 N. Lexington Ave., Roseville, 651-792-7006)

With the Groove Merchants, the C-Notes more info visit 4 p.m.


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

4 p.m.

Abstract Artimus, Ovrfwrd, Crashmatic

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

9 p.m.

Farmers Markets:


Minneapolis Farmers Market

(312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718,

May 24-Nov. 15, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfield Farmers Market

(4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893,

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26.

Mill City Farmers Market

(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

The Mill City Farmers' Market kicks off. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

Midtown Farmers Market

(2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28.

Fulton Farmers Market

(4301 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.207.7893,

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

St. Paul:

St. Paul Downtown Farmers' Market

(5th St. and Wall St., St. Paul, 651-227-8101,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23.

Farmers' Market

(Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-7669,

Fridays, 1:15-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31.

The suburbs and beyond:

Gerten's Farmers' Market

(Gerten's Farm Market, 2900 65th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, 651-450-0001)

Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30.

Richfield Farmers' Market

(64th St. and Portland Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park Shelter), Richfield, 612-861-9396,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 25.

Farmers' Market

(Anoka County Growers, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-792-4025)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 25.

Prior Lake Farmers' Market

(Pleasant Ave. & Highway 13, Prior Lake, 952-447-0263,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 31.  

Farmers' Market

(Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612-209-1721,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19.