Satanic baked goods, taco bike rides, dumpster theater: Freeloader Friday


This week in free stuff to do we have lots of fun on the water, a handful of festivals, and Satanic cupcakes. Come take a look and plan your weekend on the cheap. FRIDAY:

Mississippi Riverboat Ballet

(Ole Olson Park, 2325 W. River Road, Minneapolis, 612-746-4987,

Watch boats, kayaks, canoes, and other contraptions float about in choreographed movements. 7 p.m. 

MIA Musician-In-Residence Series: Adam Svec

(Minneapolis Institute of Arts: 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-870-3131)


In the MIA lobby. 6-8 p.m.

Mike Olson: Six Projects Release Party

(Stafford Photography: 1018 N. 5th St., Minneapolis, 612-333-2122)

Featuring musical performances on vintage electronic equipment by Olson and friends. 7-9 p.m.

Crazy Days

(50th & France, 3925 50th St. W., Edina, 952-922-1524)

Street fair features a beauty bar, sidewalk sales, dining, live music, and a 5K race. Through Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Northeast Dog Parade

(Across the street from Mattie's on Main, 43 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Featuring a pet expo, pet parade, and other fun, pup-friendly happenings. 5-9 p.m. 

Sun Gods to Gamma Rays (Final Show)

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Good Night, Gold Dust, and Astronomique. 9 p.m.

Fifth Friday Films: Really Short Film Festival

(Pioneer Endicott Building Green Roof, 141 E. 4th St., St. Paul)


Featuring six-second, family-friendly videos on what summer means. 7:30 p.m.



(Form + Content Gallery, 210 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, 612-436-1151,

Featuring graphic design and visual communication work in a variety of media. 7 to 9 p.m.

Tour de Taco

(Gold Medal Park, 900 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis)

Ride the city in search of tacos. 3 p.m.



Read the Fine Print

(Workhorse Coffee Bar, 2399 University Ave., St. Paul)

Micro printing by Ruthann Godollei and others. 2-4 p.m.

Afrifest 2015

(Northview Junior High School, 5869 69th Ave. N., Brooklyn Park)

With soccer, kids' activities, culture, performances, and more. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Free First Saturdays

(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600,

Featuring special activities for families themed with the current exhibits. First Saturday of every month. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Owam'ni: Falling Water Festival

(Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-230-6400,

Celebrating Minnesota’s Indigenous culture with music, art, food, and more. Performances by Scatter Their Own, Bluedog, and Wade Fernandez. 4-8 p.m. 


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


Featuring the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Ginstrings, Sleep Study, Lowland Lakers, and General B & the Wiz. A 5K beer run precedes the festival at noon. 12-10 p.m. 

The Satanic Temple Minneapolis' First-Ever Semi-Annual Bake Sale OF DARKNESS

(Magus Books & Herbs, 1309 1/2 4th St. SE, Minneapolis)


The Floating Library 2015

(Silverwood Park, 2500 Cty Road E., St Anthony, 763-694-7707,

At this final celebration, boaters will take a nighttime ride together. 8 p.m. 



(Artista Bottega, 937 7th St. W., St. Paul; 651-493-0861,

Photographs by Andrew VonBank. 6-9 p.m.

Savage Moods

(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With the Add+Ons, and Edward the Confessor. 10 p.m.


BareBone Puppet Dumpster Duels

(House of Balls, 1504 S. 7th St., Minneapolis)


Folks build sets and puppets out of trash. Read more about this event here. 6 p.m.  

Boy Kisses Comedy Showcase

(Universe Games, 711 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-825-4066,

Sundays, 7:30 p.m. 

Loring Alley Rally and Made Here Market

(The Alley Behind the Third Bird, 1612 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis)

With artisan booths, live performances, and more. Visit for more info. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

In Cahoots! Block Party


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

Featuring Mixed Blood Majority, Al Church, Black Market Brass, Field Trip, Lydia Liza, the World's Most Dangerous Polka Band, MC Foxy Tann, and Epitome No Question, with craft beers brewed specifically for the event. 2-8 p.m. 

J. Ryan Stradal

(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-4611,

Minnesota author presents his debut novel, Kitchens of the Great Midwest. 4 p.m. 

Love in the Afternoon: A Patio Party for Senior Dogs and Old Souls

(The Freehouse, 701 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-339-7011,

Featuring tasty treats, TwinFish Photography, canine goodie bags, co-hosted by Wapiti Labs. 1-4 p.m. 


Open Streets East Lake

(From Elliot Avenue to 42nd Avenue, Minneapolis)

Featuring carless streets, biking, food, live music, sports, and other fun happenings. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.