Pizza Luce Block Party, Brooklyn Brewery Mash, Food Truck Rally: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have a citywide celebration of beer and things that go well with beer, an artsy performance walk through the city, Irish and Polish festivals, and a few CD-release shows. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend cheap.


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 Fri. 3-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

From the Midwest (CD release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Ink Babel
(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis)

Large-scale work by Andrea Carlson. Read more about it here. 6 to 9 p.m.

Poverty Hash, Ananda Acoustic Roots
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.

Hyperslob, Jimbo Jones, Caveman
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Don't You Feel It Too?
(Peavey Plaza, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-673-2427)

Participatory public dance. Bring headphones and an mp3 player to listen/dance to. 5:30-7 p.m.

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

Featuring food, film screenings, dance competitions, music, beer, and more. For more info visit Fri. 3-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun.  11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL)
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis)

See something you like? Check out artwork like you would a library book and enjoy it for awhile. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley)

Theatre Coup d'Etat presents Shakespeare's comedy in the park. Fridays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 24.

Lisa Nebenzahl: Works on Paper: Overprints and Montages
(Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, 612-874-6338,

5-7 p.m.

Local Rhythm
(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)

9 p.m.

Summer Outdoor Movies: Sunset Boulevard
(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000,

9 p.m.



Shawn McNulty, Jack Dale: Chaos Control
(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942,

7-10 p.m.

Pizza Luce Block Party 2014
(Pizza Lucé Downtown: 119 4th St. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-7359)

With GRRRL PRTY, Mark Mallman, Heiruspecs, Dem Atlas, Black Market Brass, more. 12-10 p.m.

Faith Boblett, the Author & the Illustrator, Lions and Creators
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Remains of a Beautiful Nowhere
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503,

New paintings by Amanda Hood and new sculpture by Jon Kamrath. 7-10 p.m.

Miriam Rudolph, Niki Havekost: Cameo

(Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, 612-377-7800,

Prints and fabric sculptures. 2-5 p.m.

Lowertown Guitar Festival
(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul)

With music by Robben Ford, Greg Koch, Jim Campilongo, Rosie Flores, Phil Heywood, more; classes, teen guitarist jam session and competition. For more info visit 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

The Brooklyn Brewery Mash

Featuring beer deals, special dinners, lectures, book talks, film screenings, dance-offs, and other fun happenings at various Twin Cities locations. This weekend includes a talk and cheese sampling at Lake Wine & Cheese, and a tap takeover at Liquor Lyles boasting $2 pints. For more info and full schedule visit Aug. 9-16. Prices varies per event, but many happenings are free/free admission.

Minnesota Food Truck Association Summer Sampler
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

With live music by the Butanes, St. Dominic's Trio, JiLL, Walker Fields Jr.; 18 different local food trucks; craft beer. 12--7 p.m.

Sofa Kingdom, Casket Life, Class of 86, Noxious Ghoul, the Right Here
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

2nd Annual Woofstock
(The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, 763-424-0504,

With live entertainment, giveaways, family activities, merchandise and info vendors, more. Sales proceeds benefit Good Karma Animal Rescue of Minnesota. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Feeling the City
(Peavey Plaza, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis)

BodyCartography Project's Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad investigate how cities inform our physical being and expression. Bring walking shoes and expect to dance. 10 a.m.-noon (the second installment from 1-3 p.m. is for those who would like to continue after the first performance). Read more about the series here.

Greyhound Centennial Tour
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800,

Featuring a bus converted into a mobile museum displaying memorabilia such as signage, vintage driver uniforms, and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Matt Yetter
(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)

9 p.m.

Signature Moves: Perci Chester
(Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-247-1244,

Sculpture and prints. 6-8 p.m.



Art or Else
(Harriet Brewing, 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184,

Work by Thai artist Nodjadong Boonprasert, a.k.a. "The Seeker." 5-10 p.m.

Get Pop Cultured: Star Wars Spectacular
(Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2100 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, 651-639-9256)

Featuring an appearance by the 501st Central Garrison. 2 p.m.

Open Field

Featuring campfire music; drawing sessions; talks; demonstrations; books, sports equipment, games, and more available for checkout; special happenings; more. Visit for a complete schedule. Starting June 14, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Aug. 14.

Sunshine & Rainbows, Nodjadong Boonprasert
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

5 p.m.

Cabs, Stanzic

(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908,

Check out all of William Shakespeare's plays -- in a little more than an hour and a half. Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 10.