Print art, Dragon Festival: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we've got tons of family-friendly festivals, CD-release shows, art parties, and other cool happenings that won't cost you a dime to attend. Take a look at our list after the jump.

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Hot Off the Press: The 19th Cooperative Exhibition

(Highpoint Center For Printmaking, 912 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.871.1326,

The opening reception and print sale runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Lusurfer, Rock n' Roll Whores, OceanCats


(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)

Alternative, surfer punk, post punk. 10 p.m.

The Mask

(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651.266.7000,

Return to a time where Jim Carey and Cameron Diaz were the new hot thing in Hollywood in what was considered--for Carey especially--breakthrough roles. 9:30 p.m.

2010/11 McKnight Visual Artists Fellowship Exhibition

(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612.874.3700,

6-8 p.m.

Dakota Singing and Dancing Championship Wacipi Celebration

(Treasure Island Resort and Casino, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd., Welch, 800.222.7077,

This festival features performances, competitions, food, shopping, and more. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fri. and Sat.; 1 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 

Head Dressed

(Rosalux Gallery, 1224 2nd St. NE, Minneapolis, 612.747.3942,

Paintings by Toni Gallo. 7-10 p.m.

Hold Tight, This Is Your Life, Shot Memory, Dingus


(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454) 9 p.m.


Trust Me!

(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612.379.4151)

This collaborative art project was helmed by artist and graphic designer Adam Garcia. Artists submitted pieces to Garcia in which he added his own details. 7-10 p.m.

Gramma's Boyfriend, All Tomorrow's Petty

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612.331.1746)

10 p.m.


The Blind Shake (CD-release)

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)

Garage/punk-rock. With Chambermaids, Is/Is, the Sundowners. 9 p.m.

Untitled 8

(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.871.2263,

This juried group exhibition was guest curated by Bartholomew Ryan, who is assistant curator at the Walker Art Center. 6-9 p.m.

Kip Mexico

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)


Pop, punk, rock. 10 p.m.

Talking Images Connections: Erasers and Other Memories

(The Soap Factory, 518 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612.623.9176,

Authors read writings inspired by the current gallery show at the Soap. 8 p.m.

The Midtown Greenway Community Bike Festival

(Midtown Freewheel Bike Center, 2834 10th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.238.4447)

This morning adventure includes one- and two-hour guided tours of the Greenway, free bike check-ups, and giveaways. Arrive early to nab tour spots. Noon to 4 p.m.

Dragon Festival


(Phalen Park, 1600 Phalen Dr., St. Paul, 651.771.7507)

This two-day celebration features dragon boat races, cultural dance and musical performances, canoe rides, food, and more. For more info, visit 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Bringin' it Back Music Festival

(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul, 651.632.5111,

With Pena, Danami & the Lioness, Speed's the Name, Western Fifth, Blame Someone Else, more. 3-10 p.m.

Burning Through My Life

(Traffic Zone Center For Visual Art, 250 3rd Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612.247.1244,

Work by David Collins. 5-9 p.m.


Twelfth Night

(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.1141)

The Strange Capers present Shakespeare's classic comedy in the great outdoors. Starting July 9, Saturdays, Sundays at 2 p.m. through July 31.


Mountain Man

(The Cedar: 416 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.2674)

Folk music on the patio. 6:30 p.m.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)


(Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612.332.3908,

Three men in tights. Thirty-seven plays. Ninety minutes. It's a perfect Sunday afternoon show presented outside (if weather is bad, it will be moved inside). 6 p.m. Sundays through July 31.

Move and Groove Family Fest

(Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Minneapolis, 612.317.3511)

This family-friendly happening includes performances, music, food workshops, art project, fitness activities, more. For more info, visit 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Norway Day

(Minnehaha Park and Falls, 4801 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.230.6400,

Celebrate Norway with a morning worship service, arts & crafts, demonstrations, ethnic and American foods, music, dance, more. Call 612.861.4793 for more info. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Vinnie Carraher

(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.822.4611,

The author discusses Whatever Happened to Lady Justice? The True Crime Stories of Justice Denied. 4 p.m.



Mill City Farmers' Market

(Mill City Farmer's Market, 704 Second St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,


Call and Answer Project: 9 p.m. until 5:28 a.m. Sat., June 4, free. Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S, Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612.215.2520,

8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Uptown Market

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

With produce, jewelry, beauty products, flowers, gifts, food stands, and more. Visit for more info. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25

Kingfield Farmers' Market


(Kingfield Farmer's Market, 4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.4550,

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Open Field

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.375.7600,

This ongoing event features workshops, performances, community activities, information, games, free Wifi, and much more. For a complete schedule of events, visit Through Sept. 4.