Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday
(Antigravity by Violeta Rotstein. Featured at the "Soo Fuze" gallery show at the SooVAC)

This week we've got an ongoing party celebrating pop punk, a day-long zinefest, dragon boat races, and a naughty art show at Cult Status Gallery.

Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday


The Peep Show
(Cult Status Gallery, 2913 Harriet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.965.9162,

Everyone loves a peep show, right? This group exhibition featuring works by over 30 artists will include images both naughty and nice (and they're nice even when they're naughty). Artists include Venus de Mars, Scott Seekins, Biafra Inc., Miss Kitty, Heather Gabel, and others. The opening reception from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. will include live music and delicious donuts. (Image by Heather Gabel)

Pop Punk Emporium
(Storefront-in-a-Box, 2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis,

This week-long celebration features a pop punk museum with an audio guide by punk scholar Nato Coles, pizza and candy. Friday's event includes a show featuring Gateway District, Mike Faloon, plus a reading of the worst zines of all time on Friday. On Saturday, expect a free pop punk cover band blowout. Through Monday, July 12

Summer Dance Series: Take the Lead
(Outdoors at Kellogg Blvd. Courtyard, St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651.266.7000,

Can the power of dance and one instructor who gives a damn save a group of troubled youth in New York? The answer might be yes. Based on a true story. 9:30 p.m.

Minneapolis 1989, Andy Ulseth, Big Lake
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Indie, rock, folk. 9:30 p.m.

Bight Club, Phantom Tails (CD-Release), Reckless Ones, Fort Wilson Riot
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.

The Prizefighters, the Dropsteppers, the Upfuls
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.6424)

Reggae, ska, soul. 9 p.m.


Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday


Untitled 7/Soo Fuze
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2640 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.871.2263,

There's two gallery shows opening this weekend at the SooVAC. "Untitled 7" is a group show featuring juried art from emerging artists. Works include photography, sculpture, and paintings. Soo Fuze is the space's first group show featuring juried art from local teen artists. The opening reception is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Pictured: The Laundry by Areca Roe)

Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

Tour de Fat 2010
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis;

This is the second year that this touring festival has visited Minneapolis. It features many nods to bikes and beer. The event opens with a bike parade. Other events include vaudeville-style performances, live music, food, beer, and a funeral procession as one volunteer gives up his car for some a sweet, two-wheeled ride. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

Twin Cities Zinefest
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.879.0200,

This festival celebrates everything about DIY publication and art. Sit in on a panel on bicycle activism, enjoy live zine readings, listen to live music, hear about the history of the postal service, watch letterpress demonstrations, check out documentary screenings, and more. For info, visit 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Photo by Sarah Morean) 

Public Consumption
(Tarnish&Gold Gallery, 1511 Marshall Street NE, Minneapolis,

DISCLAIMER! This event is $3 to get in. However, the fine folks hosting the event will waive the admission fee if you bring an art supply to donate (call ahead to see if what you have qualifies). This closing reception will feature art by trippy artists Rogue Citizen, an art giveaway, and live music by Computers. 7-10 p.m.

(MacPhail Center for Music, 501 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612.321.0100,

Try out an instrument, make one to take home, sing and dance, and enjoy a performance by the Copper Street Brass Quintet. 10 a.m.-noon.

MGM Bike, Walk, Transit Celebration
(Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041,

This event features bike maintenance demonstrations, bike helmet giveaways, info booths, and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

Dragon Festival
(Phalen Park, 1600 Phalen Dr., St. Paul;

This picturesque happening features dragon boat races, cultural dance and musical performances, martial arts demonstrations, children's craft activities, canoe rides, foods from local Asian restaurants, and arts and crafts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Also Sunday

Lakefront Jazz & Blues Festival
(Lakefront Park, 5000 Kopp Pkwy., Prior Lake;

The lineup at this free outdoor blues fest includes Jonny Lang, Nick Colionne, Joyce Cooling, and Lil' Ed Williams. 1-10 p.m.

Telepathos, Hildur Victoria, Minor Kingdom
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

10 p.m.

City of Music: Hildur Victoria from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.

Dearling Physique
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Electronica, alternative. 10 p.m.

First Communion Afterparty, Troubadour Dali, Gospel Gossip, Bzybodies
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Garage, shoegaze, pop. 9 p.m.


World Cup Block Party
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.6424,

Watch live soccer on the Jumbotron (the game starts at 1:30 p.m.), enjoy grilled treats on the patio, and listen to live music from Cadillac vs. Cornbread around 9 p.m. 11 a.m. to evening. Other spots to watch the game: Brit's Pub (1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612.332.3908, and Merlins Rest (3601 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.216.2419, Click here for a complete list of bars.

Norway Day
(Minnehaha Park and Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.861.4793)

The morning starts off with a worship service, followed by a noontime children's parade, Norwegian and American crafts, ethnic foods, and entertainment. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Weigh-d In Against Pollution: 4th Annual Minnehaha Creek Cleanup
(Event is located at East 46th Street and 28th Avenue)

Help collect trash and you will be rewarded with a pancake breakfast, barbeque picnic, and beer. RSVP at 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Art at St. Kate's
(Located on the lawn at Cleveland and Randolph Avenues, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651.690.6000)

Juried art showcases 100 local artists from the upper Midwest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


76th Annual Raspberry Parade
(Hopkins Central Park, 101 17th Ave. S., Hopkins; 952.931.0878,

This city-wide celebration features fireworks, sports tournaments, crafts fair, arts celebration, street dances, live music, family activities, and more. Through July 18  


Open Field
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600, This totally awesome summer-long event promises to entertain people of all ages and interests. Sip a local beer or enjoy some BBQ from Wolfgang Puck at the Open Lounge. Stop by the Tool Shed and check out sports equipment, picnic blankets, books, games, art materials, and more. Throughout the season there will also be lectures, workshops, performances, and screenings, including computer-making demonstrations from Free Geek, film screenings on the lawn, and live music. Do you want to host your own event on the lawn? Sign up on their website. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays through Saturdays. Through September 5.

Stevie Ray's Improv in the Park
(Minnehaha Park and Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis)

Bring a picnic blanket and a flask to this improv show filled with laughs. The yearly improve in the park is moving this year from the Lyndale Rose Garden to the falls. We recommend stopping by Sea Salt and making a date evening of it. For more info call 612.825.1832 or visit Sundays at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. through August 29.

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.

Peep show art, Twin Cities Zinefest: Freeloader Friday

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

Last year's event was more sporadic, but was such a hit that the market will be happening every Saturday this year through September. There will be more produce this year, so go ahead and plan a little grocery shopping if the mood strikes. You'll also find tasty prepared food, local stores, and organizations with info to share. Visit for more info. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Roxie Speth)

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Upright Egg Theatre Company presents free Shakespeare. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 10 at Matthews Park and Community Center (2318 29th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.370.4950) and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays starting July 10 at Powderhorn Park (3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.1141) through August 1.

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