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Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday
L-R: Work by Brian David Downs, Tiny Diner, work by Paige Dansinger

This week in free stuff to do we have two parties celebrating tomatoes, a gallery re-opening, some beer parties, and two libraries that are anything but stuffy.

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

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Freeloader Minnesota State Fair

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday
Paige Dansinger photographed by Jeffrey Fortson Photography

FRIDAY:

Opening #GalleryPaige
(#GalleryPaige, Minneapolis City Center, 40 S. 7th St., Minneapolis, 612-801-2642, www.gallerypaige.com)

Paige Dansinger's gallery re-opens in a brand-new spot. 5-9 p.m. 

Ghostmouth, Chalk

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

10 p.m.

The Farmhouse Band
(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)

9 p.m.

Citreon, Bitter Canon, We/Ours
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Casual Confusion, Dichotomy, Toussaint Morrison
(Nomad World Pub: 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-6424)

9 p.m.

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

Minneapolis Art Lending Library
(American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-4907, www.americanswedishinst.org)

Check out art like you would a library book. Fri. 6:30-9 p.m.; Sat. 12-4 p.m. 

The Retractions
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

6 p.m.

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

Open Art Procedure
(The Abstracted Gallery, 1618 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

Featuring work by 25 local artists, live art creation and screenprinting, DJ tunes, and more. 6-10 p.m.

Once I Jump
(Tamarack Park, 1745 Farrington St., Roseville)

Rosetown Playhouse presents a new work by and about today's youth and the issues they face. 7 p.m.

Women Rock Expotique
(Saint Paul Rivercentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, 651-265-4800, www.rivercentre.org)

Expo features running apparel and accessories for women. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Free once inside the Minnesota State Fair:

Buckwheat Zydeco
(Leinie Lodge Bandshell: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul)

Also Saturday. 8:30 p.m.

 

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

SATURDAY:

Equinox Series: Make the Machine Feel Human
(SOOlocal: A Division of SooVAC, 3506 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263)

Work by Brian David Downs and James Penfield. This series of short-run shows is curated By Crystal Quinn and Oakley Tapola. 6-9 p.m.

Cheers for Charity
(Dangerous Man Brewing Co., 1300 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, www.dangerousmanbrewing.com)

Featuring live music, food truck, special brews, more. 12-5 p.m.


5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre
(Swandive Theatre Headquarters, 2313 E. 35th St., Minneapolis, Minneapolis)

It's a summer celebration with a potluck and play readings at Swandive Theatre. Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 13.

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

Broadway Day Block Party
(West Broadway, between Bryant & Dupont Ave., Minneapolis)

With music by Muja Messiah, Lioness, Nazeem, Metasota, Mike the Martyr, more; job fair, food trucks, car show, kids corner, more. For more info visit here. 12-5 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

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

With That Dude Trey & DJ B Rock. 9 p.m.

Somali Museum Pop-up Gallery Opening Reception
(319 First Ave. N., Minneapolis)

4-7 p.m.

Bad Lucky
(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

6 p.m.

The Floating Library
(Cedar Lake, Cedar Lake Parkway and Basswood Road, Minneapolis, 612 230-6400)

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. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31.

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

 

Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

SUNDAY:

1st Annual Tomato Tasting Party

(Tiny Diner, 1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, 612-767-3322, www.tinydiner.com)

Featuring more than 40 varieties of tomatoes. With live music, entertainment, workshops, more. 12-4 p.m.

Kill It! Comedy Open Mic

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

7 p.m.

Amsterdam's Third Anniversary Party: Bauhaus Brew Labs St. Paul Launch Party
(Amsterdam, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 612-285-3112, www.amsterdambarandhall.com)

7 p.m.

Also at Amsterdam:


Tomato parties, beer, unusual libraries: Freeloader Friday

Brunch Trivia with Trivia Mafia
(Amsterdam, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 612-285-3112, www.amsterdambarandhall.com)

A special trivia session. 11 a.m.
 
Glacier Academy, G-Biz, Charlie Gilb, Jury Nelson, Jake Duda
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

9 p.m.

Get Lucky
(Moto-i: 2940 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-821-6262)

With rooftop fashion show by Serendipity Road, music by DJ Squints. 6-10 p.m.

MiX: Labor Day Weekend
(Union Rooftop, 731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)

DJ tunes. 21+. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Free once inside the fair:

Charlie Worsham

(Leinie Lodge Bandshell: 1265 Snelling Ave. N MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul)

8:30 p.m. Also Monday.

MONDAY:

Tomato Day
(Wise Acre Eatery, 5401 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis)

With tomato tastings, games, trivia, education/demos, eats, drinks, and a dunk tank. 2-5 p.m.

Summer Movies: Saving Mr. Banks
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, www.britspub.com)

8:30 p.m.


Farmers Markets:

Minneapolis:

Minneapolis Farmers' Market
(312 E. Lyndale Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-1718, www.mplsfarmersmarket.com)

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

Kingfield Farmers' Market
(4310 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-207-7893, www.kingfieldfarmersmarket.org)

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, www.millcityfarmersmarket.org)

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, www.midtownfarmersmarket.org)

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, www.fultonfarmersmarket.org)

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, www.stpaulfarmersmarket.com)

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, www.stmjoomla.com)

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, www.richfieldfarmersmarket.org)

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, www.priorlakefarmersmarket.com.)

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, www.gooselakefarm.com)

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



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