This week in free things to do we have a super trippy movie in a park, an '80s dance night, and a gallery show. Come take a look and plan your week.
Summer Music & Movies: Bigger Than Life
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis; 612-375-7600)
The Walker Art Center's Summer Music & Movies is back with a ridiculously fun lineup inspired by one of the museum's current exhibitions, "International Pop." This Monday, grab a blanket and head over to Loring Park. The series kicks off with live music from Gary Louris and Friends. Once the sun sets, things will get weird with a screening of Barbarella. The iconic film, starring Jane Fonda, features outer-space adventures, blind angels, mod fashions, bizarre DIY-style sets, and lots of orgasms. 7 p.m. music; movie is at dusk. Monday.
Transmission: Molly (The Annual John Hughes Tribute)
(Varsity Theater, 1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis)
This is one of the original Transmission nights, and it's a yearly tradition. This Wednesday at the Varsity, DJ Jake Rudh will be spinning tunes from the iconic work of filmmaker John Hughes. There will be plenty of video montages, '80s charm, and hits from movies like Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and 16 Candles. 21+. 10 p.m. Wednesday.
(TuckUnder Projects, 5120 York Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Pete Driessen's home gallery space is back with another series of exhibitions to be found in his garage, alleyway, backyard, and bathroom. The main show features the work of Kenneth Steinbach, who offers drawings and sculptures. Also on display will be works by Lyz Wendland, Luke Aleckson, Larsen Husby, Aesthetic Raspberry Tactics (ART), and Mike Flora. Expect drawings, sculptures, installations, and fruit. Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.