Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

(This guy escaped from Coney Island)

This week we have gallery show homage to Coney Island, a benefit for MN Fashion, and free music at the Triple Rock.

Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

(Northeast Minneapolis,

This open studio tour features over 500 artists showcasing their work. Expect gallery parties, demonstrations, and lots of live music. Check their website for a complete list of locations, or pick up a map at the welcoming booths at 13th and Marshall or Quincy Street and Broadway. There will also be free trolleys to take you around town on Saturday and Sunday. You can also check out Kate Iverson's list of recommended Art-a-Whirl events here. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Jon Erikson, 8)

Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

The Slow Mirror and the Metronome
(Rockaway Docks, 2124 Marshall St. NE (behind the Sample Room), Minneapolis)

It's an art gallery and rock venue on a river. Hell yes! Check out artwork and projects by producer Joe Belk, filmmaker Phil Harder, and the Creative Electric Studios crew. STNNNG, Zak Sally, and Bella Koshka play Friday. Skoal Kodiak, the Marijuana Death Squad, and others jam Saturday. For more info call 612.396.7472 or visit Open during Art-A-Whirl hours. Music starts at 7 p.m. each night.

From the Archives
(MNfashion Studio, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Do you miss MN Fashion Week already? Then you should definitely visit this art show and clothing sale benefitting the constantly evolving, ever-expanding non-profit MNfashion. At this party you can shop for snazzy thrift threads and jewelry items. From the Archives will also feature a fashion photography exhibit showcasing past work from Staciann Photography, l'etoile Magazine, Stephanie Colgan Photography, and Kari Koehler, as well as vintage Voltage rock posters. All proceeds benefit MN Fashion. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

SummerHouse Garden Market
(University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 952.443.1400,

Looking to get more green in your life? Then this market featuring locally-grown produce is worth the road trip. Here, you'll find in-season fruits and veggies grown by local farmers, tasty fruit pies, homemade jams, plants for your garden, and other gifts. There will also be meats and cheeses made by the University of Minnesota. The market is located at the same spot as the AppleHouse, which is at the intersection of State Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road, approximately a mile and a half west from the Arboretum's main entrance. For more info call the hotline at 952.443.1409. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through August 31.

Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

Live Racing
(Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, 952.445.7223,

To celebrate their 25th anniversary Canterbury Park is offering free admission to the races all spring and summer long. Other deals include free pony rides for kids on Sundays, and $1 deals on Thursdays. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays (and Thursdays starting June 3); 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through August 29.

In the Cinema, Where Astronauts Go to Hide, Be Yourself
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Folk, indie. 9:30 p.m.

Blue Diamond Band, Annandale Cardinals, Liarbirds, Cass County Uglies
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Alternative, rock, country. 9 p.m.

Grace of Falling, Silverness, Citizens of the Empire
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Metal, experimental, psychedelic. 10 p.m.  


Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

Escape from Coney Island
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.879.0200,

Did you know that both the hot dog and the roller coaster originated on Coney Island? In its heyday it was also an explosion of freak shows, junk food, and affordable hedonism. This group show will explore this historic location, aka the cradle of U.S. popular culture. The opening reception from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. features music from Nice Purse and UltraChorus.

Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

Free Ink Day: It's Spring!
(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.871.1326,

Try your hand at printmaking at this fun and super-popular event. Author and illustrator Julie Jersild Roth will be on hand to lend some springtime inspiration. This is also a great activity for kids. And you may end up with art worth framing rather than sticking to the fridge or taping to the wall. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Second Nature
(Burnet Gallery (in the Chambers), 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612.767.6999,

This will be the first solo show for artist Sonja Peterson. Her neutral-toned pieces feature incredibly detailed cut paper that creates a web as intricate as lace. In "Second Nature," Peterson pits nature against technology with images including animals and machine. The artist hopes to give us pause as to who or what causes greater chaos: man or the wild? The opening reception will be this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Project Legos 4th Annual Footsteps March
(Folwell Park, 1615 Dowling Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.521.2100)

This peaceful march for kids from Folwell Park to North Commons includes stops where youth can participate in activities, discussions, and other engaging happenings. Visit for info. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Surf Night
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

This party will serve as a double CD-release show for Big Surf and the Fractals. Bay of Pigs and DJ Rock the Monkey are also set to perform.

In Defence, Children of Euler, Suspect, An Airbag Saved My Life
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Heavy metal, punk. 9 p.m.  


Cornhole Tournament
(Red Stag Supper Club, 509 First Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.767.7766,

Bring friends and sign up at 2 p.m. to test your beanbag throwing skills. There will be drink and appetizer specials as well.

Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

Dandelion Day Celebration
(Ard Godfrey House, 50 University Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.870.8001,

Don't be a hater: Dandelions are some of the prettiest weeds out there. Pop a couple doses of Claritin and head over to this fun event. There will be dandelion ring making, tours of the house (which is over 100 years old), face painting, and recipes using the sunniest of weeds. You'll definitely want to try making dandelion wine when you get home. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It's free, but donations are welcome.

Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday

Lyn-Lake Street Fest
(Intersection of Lake Street and Lyndale Avenue, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis)

We love a good festival before the work week begins. This one will have food; beer; and live music by the Mood Swings, EL.No, Mark Mallman, Sims, and Har Mar Superstar. You can also watch fire jugglers, request an animal or hat from a balloon artist, and cheer at the strider bike races. Visit or call 612.824.2800. Noon to 7 p.m.

Red Pens, BNLX, Voytek
(Triple Rock Social Club: 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.333.7399)

Rock. 18+. Free. 8 p.m.

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