Open Streets, Greenway Glow, Secret City: Freeloader Friday

Open Streets, Greenway Glow, Secret City: Freeloader Friday
The Greenway Glow features illuminating installations
You don't hare to spend big bucks to have a lot of fun. This weekend is loaded with an incredible variety of free things to do, including theater, live music, beer launches, city-wide celebrations, and so much more.

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

Open Streets, Greenway Glow, Secret City: Freeloader Friday
Fuck Knights


Fuck Knights' Psychedelic Blow Your Mind Dance Party!
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Mary Allen & the Percolators, Lonesome DJ Dave, film by Cinema Apocalypse. 10 p.m.

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

With Leisure Birds, Erros Magicos, Beat Detectives, more. 9 p.m.

Nallo, Ghostmouth, Narco States, the Mystery Train
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Summer Solstice Celebration
(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651-257-6668,

Featuring dinner with resident artists, storytelling, a bonfire, disco-ball merriment. Call to RSVP for dinner. 5-9 p.m. Free; $10 for dinner.

O'Fosho, Headband Jam
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Mouth by Mouthwest, Dream Crusher, Fort Wilson Riot, Bollywood, Speed's the Name, Kill to Kill
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

8 p.m.

2013 Pride Art Show: I Have Pride
(Aloft Hotel, 900 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-455-8400)

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Molly and the Magic Boot
(Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, 612-874-6338,

A young city girl finds the joys of the country via a magical boot. Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. & 4 p.m.

Topper Norris, the RightON!Ensemble
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Chastity Brown, Southwire, the Ericksons
(Northrop Memorial Auditorium Plaza: 229 Northrop 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-6003)

7 p.m.

Rosé Wine Tasting
(Solo Vino, 517 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-602-9515,

21+. 7:30 p.m.

US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournaments
(Baseline Tennis Center, 1815 4th St. SE, Minneapolis)

For more info, visit Through Monday. 9 a.m.

Romeo and Juliet
(Merriam Park, 2000 Saint Anthony Ave., Saint Paul)

Shakespeare in the park! Visit for the full schedule and list of locations. 7 p.m. Also Sat. at 7 p.m. at Washburn Fair Oaks Park (200 24th St. E., Minneapolis) and Sun. at 2 p.m. at Indian Mounds Park (10 Mounds Blvd., St Paul).

Dan Patch Days
(Savage Community Park, 13500 Dakota Ave. S., Savage)

With live music, mechanical bull rides, food and drink Fri.; concessions, kids' carnival, pie-eating contest, live music, Taste of Savage, fireworks, and more Sat.; pancake breakfast and parade Sun. More info at Fri. 6-11 p.m.; Sat. 12-11 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Free; some events have ticket fees.


Open Streets, Greenway Glow, Secret City: Freeloader Friday
MIMMI at Secret City


Secret City
(various locations)

Featuring musicians, roving video artists, dancers on bikes, ping-pong players, actors, interactive installations, and more at three separate locations in Minneapolis. More info at 6 p.m.-midnight. You can read more about MIMMI here

Shakin' Babies (album-release), Hot Freaks, Velveteens, Real Numbers
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Liftbridge (CD-release), What Tyrants, the Jelly Project
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.  

Free Bike Helmets
(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 Second St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

Need a helmet? In honor of Brain Health Awareness Day, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation will be handing out 1,000 free bike helmets during the open market. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Greenway Glow
(Midtown Greenway Coalition, 2834 10th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-879-0103,

Featuring illuminated art installations, performances, live music, beer, food, costumes, and special happenings along the Greenway and nearby galleries and businesses. There will also be a community art festival along the Greenway in Uptown, Midtown, and Seward/Longfellow. Check online for locations and happenings. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. The community art fest is free; the bike ride is $25/$30 (plus $75 in pledges).

Exit to Eden, Faith Boblett, Amanda Runquist
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Tommy Bentz Band, Lehto & Wright, Greg Herriges, Todd Menton
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m.

All the Way Rider, Castor Coal, Citroen
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

David Sollie: Black Sea Reverie
(Loring Corners Gallery, 1612 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, 612-747-6466)

New photographic works. 6-9 p.m.

Marché aux puces: Alliance Française Flea Market Benefit
(Alliance Francaise, 113 N. 1st St., Minneapolis, 612-332-0436,

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wayzata Woofstock 2013
(Meridian Manor, 163 Wayzata Boulevard W., Wayzata, 952-473-3200)

Featuring a doggie spa, pet physic and photographer, vendors, micro-chipping, pet chiropractor, pet parade, more. More info at Proceeds benefit Top Dog Foundation. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Burlesque N' Bowl: Pins and Pinups
(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211,

With Tomahawk Tassels. 10 p.m.

Open Streets, Greenway Glow, Secret City: Freeloader Friday
Prince, photographed by Terry Gydesen

Summer 2013
(801 Washington Lofts, 801 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 952-277-2721,

This group show features seed art, political and celebrity photography, and other interesting works. 6-9 p.m.

Gay Pride: Celebrating Our Family Stories
(Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 952-847-8107,

Registration required. Call 612.543.8000. 10 a.m.-noon.

Juneteenth: The Sound of Freedom
(North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-630-6600)

With actor/vocalist T. Mychael Rambo and vocalist/actor Thomasina Petrus. 2 p.m.

(Cedar Summit Farm, 25830 Drexel Ave., New Prague)

With cows, hayrides, pasture walks with grass farmers and a reps from the Audubon Society, tours, lunch. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Read more about it here.

(Central Park, 2540 N. Lexington Ave., Roseville)

This city-wide celebration includes a camp-out, sports tournaments, parade, car show, live music, ice skating, and Fourth of July festivities in the park. More info at June 22-29.


Open Streets, Greenway Glow, Secret City: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Eric Shoultz


Open Streets Minneapolis
(Lyndale Avenue, from 22nd to 42nd Street)

Play in the street, as Lyndale will be closed to cars. With open biking, walking, and skating, plus special happenings. More info at 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Guthrie Celebrates 50: Open House
(Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-377-2224,

Featuring local politicians, 5k fun run/walk, sample classes, outdoor grilling and sampling with Sea Change, mask making, behind-the-scenes tours, stage-fighting presentations, prizes, and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sharon Stiteler
(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-4611,

The author discusses 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond. 2 p.m.

Stacy K, American Youth, Fairfax, AK
(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000,

9 p.m.

Open Streets, Greenway Glow, Secret City: Freeloader Friday
Surly SeVIIn image by Brent Schoonover for Surly

Surly's 7th Anniversary Event/SeVIIn Release Party
(The Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-604-0222,

With music from Trailer Trash, beer, presentation revealing Destination Brewery sketches. 6-11 p.m. Read more about it here.

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

3 p.m.

Before the Eyewall, Witchden, Ambassador Gun
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Hevy Syrup, Dust Buns, Coral Legs, Congorats
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

Fete de la Musique World Music Day
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908)

With Steve Noonan, Katy Vernon, Kelly Jo Mitchell, more. 1-5 p.m.  


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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31.

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