This week in free stuff to do we have Women's World Cup beer specials, an early screening of the new Amy Winehouse movie, and an art party that takes place in a hallway. Come take a look and plan your week. Looking to plan weekend fun? Freeloader Friday will be up on Thursday this week.
[jump] Women's World Cup Screenings at Nomad
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis)
The Nomad is a soccer bar this summer as it screens every game of the Women's World Cup. During games, Surly on tap will be $4 a pint. Also, when you're not screaming at a TV, there are other festivities to enjoy during some of the games. On Wednesday, Midweek Beer Geek will be talking beer and pouring unique brews. And on Saturday you can cap your Women's World Cup viewing with more soccer, as MN United will be taking on Carolina Railhawks. Tuesday and Wednesday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m.
(Casket Arts, 681 17th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)
At Casket Arts this Thursday, artists will be using nontraditional areas of the building to present a unique night of installation work and live entertainment. During the event, which is part of the neighborhood's ongoing Third Thursday series, building artists will invite guests to explore gallery showcases and take in demonstrations. However, the hallways are where things will get rowdy, as over 20 visiting artists will be putting together a variety of site-specific installations, performances, and other surprises involving light, sound, and objects (be sure to check out the giant bass and amp). Participants include John Zuma Saint Pelvyn, Preston Drum, and Yume Nikki. As always, other buildings in the area — including Solar Arts, Grain Belt, and Thorp — will be hosting events as well, so if you're in the mood to studio hop, tonight's a good night for it. 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600)
Her voice and style are iconic, but like many talented musicians, Amy Winehouse had demons. Charming, witty, and self-deprecating, Winehouse was a breakout talent who garnered Grammy Awards and respect from the music industry, as well ire for her very public struggles with addiction. Her jazz-fueled music recounted deeply personal moments in her life, including infidelities, drug abuse, and feelings of worthlessness. In the much-anticipated documentary Amy, award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna) explores her triumphs and troubles, reconstructing her life via rare archived footage. Scenes include moments on tour and interview clips, as well as personal time with friends and collaborators, such as Mark Ronson, Pete Doherty, and Tony Bennett. The movie opens nationwide on July 10, but the Walker is screening it early. Tickets are free and available on a first come, first served basis. However, they will most likely go fast. Check in at the Bazinet Lobby starting at 6 p.m. for passes. 7 p.m. Thursday.