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Oktoberfest, video games, Open Streets MPLS: Freeloader Friday

Oktoberfest, video games, Open Streets MPLS: Freeloader Friday
Adam Turman serves up hotdish for "Fuel 2012"

This weekend's schedule is filled with tons of free things to do. There's a poster show celebrating food, there's the return of Open Streets MPLS, a birthday party for stepping stone, and a video game tournament at Triple Rock.

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

Oktoberfest, video games, Open Streets MPLS: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

Squad19: FUEL 2012

(Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-965-9162, www.cultstatusgallery.com)

This group show features food-inspired print art. Proceeds from print sales will benefit Second Harvest Heartland. 6-10 p.m. Admission is free, but the gallery will be collecting canned-good donations if you have them.

Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

The Union Suits, the Gin Strings
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

All the Pretty Horses, Black Church Service
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Regulars, Tommy Bentz Band
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

6:30 p.m., 9 p.m.

Lilian & the Harveys, Complexes, Steve Noonan
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Buffalo Moon, Red Daughters, Larry Wish
(Turf Club: 1601 University Ave. W., St. Paul, 651-647-0486)

 9 p.m.

Artability Art Show & Sale
(Mounds Theatre, 1029 Hudson Road, St. Paul, 651-772-2253, www.moundstheatre.org)

Featuring the work of more than 90 artists who live with mental illness. Fri. 2-8 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The World Party, the Lone Crows
(Whole Music Club: 300 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-2272)

7:30 p.m.

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

8 p.m. 18+.  

Adam Linz, Benny Weinbeck
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

Signifyin' & Testifyin': Black Storytellers Festival
(Ames Elk Lodge, 1614 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-529-1970)

See the results of the Liar's: Tall Tales Contest. 7 p.m.

 

Michael Thomsen's studio is one of the featured destinations for Field Trip Day MPLS
Michael Thomsen's studio is one of the featured destinations for Field Trip Day MPLS
Photo by Jason Schumacher

SATURDAY:

Field Trip Day MPLS

(Dusty's Bar, 1319 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-2118)

Explore over 30 quirky, historic, artsy, and odd locations, including artists' studios, tiny secret doorways, religious iconography, puppetry, more. 2-8 p.m., after party 6-8 p.m. Sign up at field-trip-day-minneapolis.eventbrite.com. Download the app here. Read more about the event here.

Attitude City
(Clubhouse Jager: 923 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-332-2686)

10 p.m.

Signifyin' & Testifyin': Black Storytellers Festival
(Perpich Center For Arts Education, 6125 Olson Memorial Highway, Robbinsdale, 763-591-4700)

Grand finale concert. 7 p.m.

Dust Buns, Sunland Singers (tape-release), Part Mammal, Shakin' Babies
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Oktoberfest, video games, Open Streets MPLS: Freeloader Friday

Open Streets Minneapolis/Harvest Fest
(North Minneapolis Festival Event Site, 2207 N. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis)

Enjoy activities and family-friendly happenings, as North Lowry Avenue from Upton Avenue and Fourth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. More info at openstreetsmpls.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Read more about it here.

National Public Lands Day

This nation-wide events features volunteer activities at various parks and beaches to improve spaces. Search for events and locations at www.publiclandsday.org/npld-sites.  

William Within, Andrew Smith & Reveler Beat, Dogberry
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

10 p.m.

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

Artist Andy DuCett discusses his whimsical, interactive, and huge gallery installation. 4 p.m.

Gala Groove, the Effenheimer Sisters, Black Fish Movement
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

Jack Knife & the Sharps

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

 9 p.m.

Oktoberfest, video games, Open Streets MPLS: Freeloader Friday
David Tinjum for Mill City Times

Mill City Oktoberfest
(Mill City Farmer's Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

Featuring a cooking demo with J.D. Fratzke; a baking demonstration of Central European baked goods; performances from Elk River German Band, the Jolly Huntsmen Band, and the S.G. Edelweiss Dancers; Minnesota brew; German food; local brew sampling.  8 a.m.-2 p.m. It's free outdoors, but some activities require an admission fee to the museum. 

James Loney, Gini Dodds & the Dahlias
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Oktoberfest, video games, Open Streets MPLS: Freeloader Friday

Tentacle Trance: Slithering Sensuality in Illustration Influenced by Anime, Manga, and Gaming
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700, www.mcad.edu)

8:30 p.m.

City on the Make, Southside Desire, Narco States
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.  

Living Room: Sculptural Environments by Ann Klefstad
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503, www.gallery13.com)

Artist tea and talk at 1 p.m.

100K Poets for Change

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

Featuring over 40 local poets, artists, and musicians. 4-9 p.m.

Josh Granowski & Patrick Harison
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

7 p.m.

The Trust for Public Land's 40th Anniversary Celebration
(Indian Mounds Park, 10 Mounds Blvd., St Paul)

With St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, live music by FriendsOnTheRange, tours of Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, interactive and educational booths, more. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Southeast Minneapolis Learning Carnival
(Van Cleve Park And Community Center, 901 15th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-370-4926, www.minneapolisparks.org)

Featuring hands-on activities for all ages.  1-4 p.m.

Dakota Tiospaye (Family) Day
(Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul, 651-259-3000, www.mnhs.org)

Featuring performances, music, traditional games, healthy cooking demonstrations, dance, craft activities, storytelling, more. 12-4 p.m.

Flip Flop Community Markets and Expo
(Highland Elementary School, 14001 Pilot Knob Road, Apple Valley, 952-423-7595)

With kids' activities, arts and crafts, antiques, food, community garage sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

Oktoberfest, video games, Open Streets MPLS: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

Tipsy Pixels
(Triple Rock Social Club: 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399)

Play classic video game or watch. It's free, but there is a $5 entrance fee to compete in the Street Fighter II tournament. 7 p.m.

SteppingStone Theatre's 25th Anniversary Birthday Bash
(Stepping Stone Theater, 55 Victoria St. N., St Paul, 651-225-9265, www.steppingstonetheatre.org)

Featuring live music by Carngage, Gary Rue, and Koo Koo Kanga Roo; workshops for kids and grown-ups; silent auction; raffle, birthday cake. 3-6 p.m.  

Medieval Fair

(Caponi Art Park, 1220 Diffley Road, Eagan, 651-454-9412, www.caponiartpark.org)

Can't afford to attend Renaissance Festival out in Shakopee? This event boasts authentic pavilions, costumes, music, art, cooking, weaponry, and interactive demonstrations. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  

Fall 2012 Parade of Homes
(www.paradeofhomes.org)

Featuring 301 new homes and neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities. Visit newsroom.batconline.org for more info. Thursdays-Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Sept. 30. It's free, but there is a $5 requested donations at Dream Homes locations.

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

3 p.m.

Enormous Beast, Nice Beaches
(Fine Line Music Cafe: 318 1st Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-338-8100)

7 p.m.



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