Three free things to do this week


This week we have a free food party with local poster art, a gallery show in a private home, and a totally free concert at Mill City Nights. Come take a look and plan your week.

The Market

(Target Field Station, 335 Fifth St. N., Minneapolis)

Gig posters for rock shows are often an affordable way to decorate your wall. But what if you're more of a foodie than a music head? This Monday, Minnesota artists will be offering limited-edition posters celebrating the greats of the local foodie scene. Expect homages to food trucks, slow foods, and catering companies like Chowgirls. During the party, folks will be able to enjoy treats from local eateries like Birchwood Cafe and Dan Kelly's Pub. There will also be vintage and craft artists selling wares, and 30-plus different vendors. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Ute Bertog: Et al.

(TuckUnder Projects, 5120 York Ave. S., Minneapolis)


This summer, Pete Driessen has been hosting a slew of great group gallery shows in the garage, bathroom, alley, and backyard spaces at his place. He's been doing this for a few years, actually, and due to the popularity of his events, changes may be coming soon. In the meantime, check out this latest show, which showcases the work of a variety of talents, including the paintings and mixed-media works of Ute Bertog, the photographic installation of Paul Wegner, outside sculpture work of Luke Aleckson, and other artists such as Mark Rode, Lyz Wendland, and Carolyn Halliday. There will be an opening reception Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. For more info on the space, visit

The Main

(Mill City Nights, 111 Fifth St. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-3422)

It's not every day that you can enjoy live music inside a large venue like Mill City Nights for free, but Thursday's concert is one of those times. Alt rockers the Main have been touring the U.S., performing free shows all over the country. Arrive early, as tickets are first come, first served, and there is no presale for this evening. Thursday at 7 p.m.