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Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Irish Fest, artwork by Richard Barlow, "Poolscapes"
This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of festivals celebrating Irish, Polish, and Pan African cultures (not all at the same place, of course). There's also a slew of art openings and closings, parties, free music shows, movies in the park, burlesque at a bowling alley, and other things to keep you busy.

Come take a look and plan your weekend.

Onstage at last year's Irish Fest
Onstage at last year's Irish Fest
Patrick McNeil

FRIDAY:

Irish Fair of Minnesota

(Harriet Island, 200 Drive Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul)

Featuring sporting competitions, dance, live music, food, beer, genealogy, contests, animals, more. For more info visit irishfair.com. Fri. 3-11 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

It's Criminal, Bitch City, Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels, the Wolf I Feed
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Kasey McKee (CD-release), Used of Teeth, Glad to Be Here

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Community Pool: Deep End
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Max Armada, Alex Stone

(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday

Richard Barlow: Daily Bromides
(Shoebox Gallery, 2948 Chicago Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-825-3833, www.mnartists.org/shoebox_gallery)

For this ongoing project, Barlow painted a photograph from memory everyday, mailing the results to the Shoebox. Tonight's event will be an artist's reception and farewell sendoff, as he plans to leave for New York City to teach. 8-10 p.m.

Nathan Miller & Unstoppable Company
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

King Baron
(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m.  

Is/Is, Ex-Nuns, Teenage Moods, Erros Magicos
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Tomahawk Tassels and Her Tribe of Tease
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

High & Mighty
(Minnesota Music Cafe: 501 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-4699)

dVRG, Jeremy Ylvisaker
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

The Serfs
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

Work of Arf-An Animal Art Show
(CocoBear Boutique and Pet Care, 197 7th Street E., Saint Paul, 651-222-6367)

Animal-inspired artwork. With live music, live art, food, and drinks. Dogs welcome. 7-9 p.m.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Movie Release Party
(Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-8320)

With trivia, giveaways. Costumes encouraged. 6:30 p.m.

Adventures in Babysitting
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

Dusk.


 

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Pizza Luce Block Party
(Pizza Lucé Downtown: 119 4th St. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-7359)

The street fest moves from south Minneapolis to downtown. With Motion City Soundtrack, Frankie Lee, Haphduzn, Bloodnstuff, After the Burial, more. Noon to 10 p.m. 

Red Daughters, Hand Sand Hands, Little Spoon
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Lonny Unitus
(Foiled Again, 2807 Johnson St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-781-5150)

7-9 p.m.

The Phoenix Philosophy, Eden, Jeff Brown, Jesi Jones, Jess Yoakum
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8:30 p.m.

Hot Rod
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

10 p.m.

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday

Franklin Art Works Closing Party
(Franklin Art Works, 1021 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-7494, www.franklinartworks.org)

Celebrate art in the historic movie space for one last time before Franklin Art Works relocates to an as-of-yet unannounced location. Say our goodbyes by writing on the lobby walls, watch projections of past projects, and check out the final two exhibitions featuring artists Njideka Akunyili and Demetrius Oliver.

6-8 p.m.

Iguano, the Desert Vest, Peekaboos, Disasteratti, the Olympics
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Ross Kleiner & the Thrill
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

'Scenes From the Telescreen' Short Film Marathon
(Nicholson Hall, room 135, 216 Pillsbury Dr. SE, Minneapolis; www.umn.edu )

Watch short films from great filmmakers including Wes Anderson, Werner Herzog, Jane Campion, David Cronenberg, Jim Jarmusch, David Lynch, Roman Polanski, and Martin Scorsese. Noon to 5 p.m. Red more about it here

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday

Kristie Bretzke: Poolscapes
(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800, www.grovelandgallery.com)

2-5 p.m.

Twin Cities Polish Festival
(Old Main Street, 55 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Featuring food, film screenings, dance competitions, music, beer, and more. Info at www.tcpolishfestival.org. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Afrifest
(North View Junior High, 5869 69th Ave. N, Brooklyn Park)

With local artists, vendors, kids' zone. Visit www.afrifest.org for more info. 12-9 p.m.

Free Second Saturdays
(Bakken Library and Museum, 3537 Zenith Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-926-3878, www.thebakken.org)

With special activities and happenings. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday

Salon 300: Minnesota State Fair Overflow Show
(Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Main St., Hopkins, 952-979-1100, www.hopkinsartscenter.com)

6-8 p.m.

Community Gardens Day

(Various locations)

This huge celebration features kids' activities, open houses, festivals, gardening and cooking demonstrations, skill shares, food, and more at over 40 local public gardens. Check www.gardeningmatters.org to find a happening near you.

Baby Shower & Toddler Expo
(Southdale Center, 10 Southdale Center, Edina, 952-925-7874, www.southdale.com)

Crafts, face painting, and fun hosted by the Southdale Kidgits club for toddlers. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jack Ventimiglia
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday
Laura Lewis, Boundary Between

Time Honored
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Group show highlights heirloom art, traditional artisan techniques, and apprenticed arts. Artists' discussion 1 p.m.

Cait Leary, Whitney Mann, J.P. Whipple

(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m.

The RightON!Ensemble

(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

10 p.m.  

Soul Tight Committee
(Minnesota Music Cafe: 501 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-4699)

Dave Mehling
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Angry Bukowski, Awkward Bodies, Ghosts of Guyana, the Villain Works

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

18+. 8 p.m.

 

Pizza Luce Block Party, Afrifest, Open Streets: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

Open Streets Minneapolis
(Minnehaha Ave., from East Lake St. to Godfrey Pkwy., Minneapolis)

With open biking, walking, and skating, plus special happenings. More info at openstreetsmpls.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Taylor Robert, Rob Mahlum, Brady Lillie, Josh Von Mink
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)

8 p.m.  

Danger Ron, the Olympics, Chalk

(Cause Spirits & Soundbar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-6000, www.spiritsandsound.com)

9 p.m.


Elliott & the Sensitive Fellas

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

3 p.m.
 
The Willie Walker Band
(Minnesota Music Cafe: 501 Payne Ave., St. Paul, 651-776-4699)

4 p.m.

Big Bad, Stacy K
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

9 p.m.

The Fearless Vampire Killers
(Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main St., Minneapolis, 612-379-3138)

Roman Polanski's slap-stick vampire opus. Outdoors at 8:30 p.m.

ONGOING:

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.

BONUS FREE: MONDAY

The Chalice
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)

With a screening of
In the Pit (En el Hoyo). Dusk.

Shaun of the Dead

(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment: 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908)

British zombies and hilarity. Film screening on the rooftop lawn. 8:30 p.m.


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