Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

(Photo by -Marlith-)

This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.

Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday


6th Annual Uptown Pride Block Party (Outside, at the intersection of Bryant Avenue and Lake Street, Minneapolis; 612.825.3737,

Pride weekend kicks off in Uptown with this fun street fest. The food will be local and organic, the beer will be cold, and the crowds will be friendly. Musical acts include Tina Schlieske, Black Blondie, Guante & Big Cats, and Sick of Sarah. Dykes Do Drag will give performances, and the North Star Roller Girls will be on hand. Emcee Foxy Tann will keep everyone in line and in good spirits. 6-10:30 p.m.

Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

Biking in a Box
(Storefront-in-a-Box, 2441 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis,

This awesome, week-long festival features bike vendors, craft artists, a sneak-peek screenings for 2010's MN Bike Film Fest, plus workshops, talks, DIY advice, and more. 12-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 12-7 p.m. Monday. (Photo by Andy Miller)

Summer Dance Series: Top Hat
(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651.266.7000,

This 1935 classic dance-n-romance flick stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and includes the tagline: "They're Dancing Cheek-To-Cheek Again!" Scandalous! The movie screens outdoors at the Kellogg Blvd. Courtyard. 9:30 p.m.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.1141)

One of Shakespear's most enduring plays, Upright Egg Theatre Company presents this tale of love, theater, and magical forest imps. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Gay Beast, the Blind Shake, Kitten Forever
(331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

Loud. 10 p.m.

The Debut, Bitch N Brown, Virtual CH, Hands
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Indie rock, country. 9 p.m.

Nomia, Hardcore Crayons, Dragons Power Up!
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)

Punk, metal, indie rock. 10 p.m.


Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday


2010 Pride Festival
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)

This weekend Loring Park will be filled with tons of LGBT-friendly events for all. Here you'll find sports competitions, info on activism, family activities, a beer garden, food, commitment ceremonies, and more. The parade Sunday starts at 11 a.m. and travels from downtown to Loring Park along Hennepin Avenue. For more info visit or call 612.305.6907. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (Photo by Pat Carney)

Dyke March 2010
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

Show up to Pride Fest en masse and fashionably late at this march through downtown Minneapolis ending at the park. For more info visit or call 651.315.5511. 7 p.m.

Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

Wings and Teeth: The Art of Doomtree
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612.379.4151)

This debut show for the new CO Exhibitions will feature concert photography, posters, album art, and fan art. At the opening reception members of the local hip-hop group will perform live, and video projections both inside and outside will light up the building. 7-10 p.m. (Photo by Ben LaFond)

Stub & Herb's Fermented Eclipse
(Stub And Herb's, 227 Oak St. Se, Minneapolis, 612.379.1880,

This Bell's Brewery-themed beer party starts at 3 p.m. with a trivia quiz. Twenty-five teams of four will compete for a grand prize of 12 cases of Bells (for each member of the winning team, sign up online beforehand). Around 5 p.m. the patio opens up with live music featuring the Nightengales, City on the Make, Guy Storm, and Romantica. Chicken will be grilling on the barbecue and there will be over 20 brews on tap inside from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with new specialty taps available every two hours (Black Note, Harry Magill's Spiced Stout, Batch 9000, and Hell Hath No Fury are on the menu tonight). 3-9 p.m.

Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: Freeloader Friday

MCBA 25th Anniversary Celebration and Open House
(Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S, Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612.215.2520,

Come celebrate the book-making process with hands-on art activities, interactive demonstrations, live music, refreshments, and art exhibits. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

World Cup: USA vs Ghana

Somehow, USA made it to the next level. Many bars will be screening the event with free admission and other special happenings. You can check out our list of sports bars here. 1:30 p.m. 

Daughters of the Sun, Woodsman, Tropic of Cancer, Seated Heat
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

9 p.m.


Ryan Paul & the Ardent
(Kitty Cat Klub, 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.331.9800)


Midwest Ski Otters Waterski Show
(Goose Lake, 4138 Hoffman Rd, White Bear Lake,

Sundays at 6 p.m. through August 29


49er Days
(Fridley Common Park, 6250 7th St. NE, Fridley)

Featuring a parade, street dances, eating contests, fireworks, live music, sports tournaments, carnival, family events, more. For a complete schedule visit 5-11 p.m. Friday; 12-11 p.m. Saturday.

Blaine's Blazin' Fourth
(Aquatore Park, 9150 Hwy. 65 NE, Blaine)

With live music, a petting zoo, helicopter rides, and more. Call 763.717.2711 or visit for more info. Friday through Sunday.

Earle Brown Days Festival
(Brooklyn Center Central Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Pky., Brooklyn Center)

It's a festival, folks. For more info visit or call 763.569.3400. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday.

Manitou Days
(White Bear Lake, 5050 Lake Ave. N, White Bear Lake, 651.748.2500,

City-wide three-week event features local authors, sand castle building, fishing contest, walking tours, lighted boat parade, food, entertainment, dance, more. Visit for a complete list of events or call 651.653.5122. Through July 4.  


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.

Pride festivities, the art of Doomtree: 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)

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