Star Trek Bar Crawl, homebrewers, parkour championships: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have beer drinking and homebrewing lessons, street fests, barhopping for Trekkies, and much more.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


Miami Dolphins (LP Release), Mrs., France Camp, Comb Boats

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

9 p.m.


Patch (EP release)  

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

With Catbath, Me & My Arrow, Soap Scum. 10 p.m.

Wild Hands

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

5 p.m.

New Reb (CD release), Free(w)ill, Whale/s, Aitas, DJ Elsewhere

(Triple Rock Social Club: 629 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-333-7399)

8 p.m. 18+. $10.

Powderhorn 24

(Powderhorn Park Neighborhood, 821 E. 35th St., Minneapolis)

Some crazy awesome folks are going to be riding their bikes on a circuit for 24 hours. You can head on over and cheer them on, or partake in friendly happenings at various checkpoints. For more info visit Fri. 7 p.m. to Sat. 7 p.m.

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.




Equinox Series: Congruent Influence

(SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Work by Drew Peterson and Mark Schoening. This series of short-run shows is curated By Crystal Quinn and Oakley Tapola. 6-9 p.m.

Minnesota Summer Parkour and Freerunning Championships

(Fight or Flight Academy, 7355 Washington Ave. S., Edina, 952-405-6110)


Watch athletes compete in parkour. Yes, they might be ninjas. You can read more about it here. 3 p.m.


(Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul)

Food, music, dance, cultural exhibitions, family activities and sports, bazaar, raffle, more. For more info visit Noon.

Women's Prison Book Project 20-Year Celebration

(The Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Ste 200, Minneapolis, 612-215-2575,

Celebrate this cool service that provides books for incarcerated women. You can read more about the project here. 7 p.m.

Global Rhythm Festival


(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651-257-6668,

With Duniya Drum and Dance, Greg Herriges & Michael Bissonnette, Pan Dimensions Steel Drums. 12-6 p.m.

Little Mekong Night Market

(394 W. University Ave., St. Paul)

Monthly street festival offers food, live music, performances, family activities, and other fun. For more info, visit 5-10 p.m.

19th Annual Corn Festival and Customer Appreciation Day

(Pahl's Market, 6885 160th St. W., Apple Valley, 952-431-4345,


With live music, all-you-can-eat corn, more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Discovery Day at the Plaza

(Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-335-6000,

Featuring citywide mystery game, local school and organization exhibitions, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Star Trek Bar Crawl III

(Starting at: 1029 Bar, 1029 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4322,

Put on your Star Trek best and head over to northeast Minneapolis for this nerd-tastic bar crawl, which will be hitting up 1029 Bar (this is the starting point), Dusty's Bar, 331 Club, Dangerous Man Brewing Company, Mayslack's Bar, and Knight Cap Bar & Lounge. 21+. 4 p.m.

The Sex Rays


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

10 p.m.

Indonesian Junk, Lindsey's Sea, Hot Rash, Sand Creeps, Constant Insult

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

9 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. The final free event is this Saturday at Northern Brewer  (6021 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis), where you can learn about the art of homebrewing while enjoying some beer. It's free, but RSVPs are requested. You can do that here


Cherry Dirt, Lonesome Dan Kase

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

7 p.m.

Pinata Records Field Day

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

With the Sex Rays, Grolar Bears (7" release), Southside Desire, Narco States, Mystery Date. All ages. 3-9 p.m.

The Floating Library

(Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake Parkway and Basswood Road, Minneapolis)


Time to rent a boat or canoe! This custom-made raft designed by architect Molly Reichert features bookshelves built to hold printed matter for perusal and check out on the water. Read more about this neat project here. Starting Aug. 16, Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31.



Lashon Hara: A Narrative on the Consequences of Evil Speech

(Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St Louis Park, 952-381-3400,

Featuring work by Washington artist Robin Atlas. 5:30-7 p.m.

Also opening in the same space:

Paintings by Valeria Campos Kieffer


Lovers on the Balcony, Whale in the Thames, Spy Vacation

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

9 p.m.

Open Streets Minneapolis: Franklin

(Franklin Avenue East, from Portland Avenue to 28th Avenue, is closed to cars)

With open biking, walking, and skating, plus special happenings. For more info visit 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Farmers Markets:


Minneapolis Farmers' Market

(312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718,

May 24-Nov. 15, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Kingfield Farmers' Market

(4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893,

Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26.

Mill City Farmers Market

(Mill City Farmers' Market, 704 2nd St. S., Minneapolis, 612-341-7580,

The Mill City Farmers' Market kicks off. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

Midtown Farmers' Market

(2225 Lake St. E., Minneapolis, 612-724-7457,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28.

Fulton Farmers' Market

(4301 Chowen Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.207.7893,

Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25.

St. Paul:

St. Paul Downtown Farmers' Market

(5th St. and Wall St., St. Paul, 651-227-8101,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through Nov. 23.

Farmers' Market

(Saint Thomas More Catholic Church, 1079 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651-227-7669,

Fridays, 1:15-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 31.

The suburbs and beyond:

Gerten's Farmers' Market

(Gerten's Farm Market, 2900 65th St. E., Inver Grove Heights, 651-450-0001)

Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30.

Richfield Farmers' Market

(64th St. and Portland Ave. (Veterans Memorial Park Shelter), Richfield, 612-861-9396,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon; Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 25.

Farmers' Market

(Anoka County Growers, 707 89th Ave. NE, Blaine, 763-792-4025)

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 25.

Prior Lake Farmers' Market

(Pleasant Ave. & Highway 13, Prior Lake, 952-447-0263,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Continues through Oct. 31.

Farmers' Market

(Goose Lake Farm & Winery, 6760 213th Ave. NW, Elk River, 612-209-1721,

Starting May 24, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19.