Oktoberfest, Lyn-Lake Block Party: Freeloader Friday

As the seasons change, so do the types of events happening around town. This weekend we have two different Oktoberfest festivals, a block party (bring an umbrella), and free films.


God Came from Space, Kentucky Belt Fight, Naked Alien, Drug Budget
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Rock, metal, punk, bluegrass. 9 p.m.

Como Avenue Jug Band
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Folk. 10 p.m.

Oktoberfest, Lyn-Lake Block Party: Freeloader Friday

(Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612.872.0812,

Come celebrate beer with Black Forest. Friday night includes an opening ceremony/keg tap, an alphorn jam, burlesque from le Cirque Rouge, and more. Saturday features more burlesque, and the sounds of accordion and saw duo Dreamland Faces. Sunday diners will get free handmade chocolate with certain menu items. Check online for a complete schedule, most shenanigans start around 6:30 p.m.

(Intermedia Arts, 2822 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.871.4444,

This kid-friendly party features DJ music, dancing, food, and zombie filmmaking. 6-9 p.m.

Oktoberfest, Lyn-Lake Block Party: Freeloader Friday

James Chronister: Ceremony
(Burnet Gallery, The Chambers (901 Hennepin Ave.), Minneapolis, 612.767.6999,

This exhibit features six oil paintings merging nature with rock 'n' roll. Tiny white dots on black space recreate Rolling Stones photographs as well as nature scenes. The opening reception is from 6 to 9 p.m.

Big Outdoor Salsa Party
(Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.625.6600,

Can't afford the big performance by modern Mexican dance troupe Tania Pérez-Salas Compañia de Danza? Come dance to salsa tunes with Charanga Tropical instead. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

What's an Indian Woman to Do?
(Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.879.1700,

Raving Native Productions presents public readings from Mark Anthony Rolo's new anthology of plays. 7 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday.

Cine Club: Entre les Murs (2008)
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612.332.0436,

This award-winning film follows the semi-autobiographical account of one man's year teaching in inner-city Paris. 7 p.m.



A Prairie Home Companion's Annual Supper and Street Dance
(Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul, 651.290.1200,

The show is sold-out but the street party is always open. Listen to the live broadcast outside then enjoy live music from the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, contests, and street dancing (dinner is $5). 6-10 p.m.

Yoleus (CD-release), Arctic Universe, Buildings, Falcon Arrow
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Drum 'n' bass, rock, more. 9 p.m.

Oktoberfest, Lyn-Lake Block Party: Freeloader Friday

The $99 Sale
(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

Didn't make it to the $20 opening night party? You can check out the artwork today for free, and purchase art for $66 is you wish. 9 a.m.-noon.

Annual Art & Artists Celebration
(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651.257.6668,

Featuring new sculpture installations; artist-led tours; live music by Communist Daughter, Faux Jean, and more. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Surdyk's Amateur Competition
(Surdyk's, 303 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.379.3232,

Come by to watch amateur chefs compete for a chance to go up against the professionals at City Pages Iron Fork. 12:30-2 p.m.

Mega Aura-Palooza
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041,

Vendors include psychic intuitives, healers, and others offering consultations and products. There will also be tarot card readings, numerology, handwriting analysis, energy healings, psychic readings, talks, meditations, and more. Visit for info (some activities charge a cover or a fee). 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Curiosity Day: Celebrate 70 Years of Curious George
(Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651.224.8320)

Storytelling, art projects, treasure hunts, and more. 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Mill City Oktoberfest
(Mill City Museum, 704 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612.341.7555,

Featuring beer tastings, members of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, German cooking demonstrations, sausage-making demonstrations, Minnesota brewing collectibles, music by the Elk River German Band and Alpensterne, and performances by the S.G. Edelweiss Dancers. (A few food demos cost museum admission, but most don't). 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

1968 Film Festival
(Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651.259.3000,

Screening lineup includes: Beyond the Lens, Winn's Story, Gone Fishing: The West Bank's Forgotten Scene, Taking AIM: The Origins of the American Indian Movement, Jumbo: The Disappearance of an American Icon, Boy With the Green Eyes, The Cleaning Lady, Dennis Banks and the American Indian Movement, Civil Rights and Democracy in A Police State, and The Letter. 12-5 p.m.

1st Annual Fall Lyn/Lake Block Party
(James Ballentine VFW Post 246, 2916 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.6233)

With Rogue Valley, Astronautalis, Me and My Arrow, Fake Places, New Century Masters, and more. 3-10 p.m.

The Goondas, Sarah Johnson
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Garage rock. 9:30 p.m.



Joshua Ferris, Peter Bognanni
(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.4611,

The up-and-coming authors discuss their writing. 4 p.m.

MPLS Free Music Society
(Acadia Café, 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612.874.8702)

Experimental. 9 p.m.

Oktoberfest, Lyn-Lake Block Party: Freeloader Friday

Uptown Market
(29th Street, between Lyndale and Dupont Avenues in Minneapolis)

This is your last chance to enjoy this lovely farmer and artists' market. Visit for more info. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Roxie Speth)

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