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Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday
Awesome people show up for Tour De Fat

Parties in parks abound in this weekend. And the best part? You can hop on a bike and enjoy these events for free. Red Hot Art features 100 or so artists in Steven's Square Park, and Tour de Fat creates spectacle in Loring Park in honor of beer and bicycles. FLOW takes over Minneapolis's north side with cultural exhibits, theater, a beer garden, and an attempt to break the Guinness Record for the title of World's Longest Soul Train Line. And the list goes on and on.

Come take a look and plan your free time this weekend.

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday

FRIDAY:

North Shore Dragon Boat Festival
(Grand Marais Harbor, 13 N. Broadway, Grand Marais)

Featuring boat races and practice, pancake breakfasts, live music, dragon egg hunt, sunrise yoga, and more. For more info visit www.northshoredragonboat.com. July 27-29.

104th Birthday Party Celebration for Joseph Mitchell
(Micawber's Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, 651-646-5506, www.micawbers.com)

Come read some of your favorite passages. 7 p.m.

Angus McLinn

(Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-822-4611, www.magersandquinn.com)

The author discusses Your Heart Really Does Explode. 7:30 p.m.

Andy Ulseth & Broken Bones, the Western Ridge, Clustercuss
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Wabasha Days #6
(Ecolab Plaza: 376 Wabasha St N, St Paul, 651-266-6400)

With Color Pharmacy, Courtney Yasmineh, Come Together Band. For more info call 612.285.3112 or visit www.amsterdambarandhall.com. 4 p.m.

Lord Cardigan Presents: A 21st Century Nervous Breakdown
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Smarts
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

7:30 p.m.

The Bootstrap Family Band, Calamity & the Owl

(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Pine Deluxe
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

Summer Music Festival: Voices Merging Open Mic
(Northrop Memorial Auditorium: 229 Northrop 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-6003)

On the plaza. 7 p.m. 

 

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday
Art by Lucas Gluesenkamp

SATURDAY:

Red Hot Art
(Stevens Square Park, 1801 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-879-0200)

Featuring up 100 booths dedicated to visual artists, around 30 musical acts on two stages, food, hands-on activities, live art. Visit redhotart.org for more info. Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Body Omara
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

The Ella Reid Band
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+.

Nato Coles & the Blue Diamond Band, Urban Wolves
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
(West Broadway, Minneapolis)

Featuring open studios, performance, live music, workshops, family-friendly activities and more on the North Side. For locations and events, visit flownorthside.org. 2-8 p.m.

Metal Memorial for Allen
(Station 4: 201 E. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-224-6372)

With Metal Witch, Mousia, Eternal Voyager, Minos. 16+. 7 p.m.

Counterfeit, Geodesic, Radar Secret Service, Phantoms of the SS
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday

Tour de Fat
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)

Featuring a costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, entertainment, local food, unusual bike contests, and more. Visit www.facebook.com/TourDeFat for more info. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bruce Tapola
(Midway Contemporary Art, 527 2nd Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-605-4504, www.midwayart.org)

The artist discusses his work. 7 p.m.

Lowertown Roots Music Festival
(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul)

With Mike Farris, Los Conocidos, Butch Thompson and Friends, McNally Smith Showcase, the Barley Jacks with Brian Wicklund. 2:30-10 p.m.

Tempest
(Matthews Park and Community Center, 2318 29th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-370-4950)

Public Dreams Theatre presents a summer outdoors production of the Bard's final play. Saturdays, 6 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Aug. 12.

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday

Bob Bourbon: Light
(Shoebox Gallery, Robert's Shoes 2948 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-825-3833, www.mnartists.org/shoebox_gallery)

The Nimes, France artists exhibits his light installations using found objects, street lights. 7-10 p.m.

Twin Cities Heroes Parade
(Nicollet Mall, 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis)

Come say thanks to Minnesota's post 9/11 veterans, active duty members, and their families. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday

Kinship of Rivers
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

The international river project uses collective art, poetry, stories, music, dance, and food to bring kinship among communities along the Mississippi and Yangtze Rivers. Performance by Ten Thousand Waves at 6 p.m. 12-8 p.m.

Business Man (CD-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m. 

Weathering the Storm: New Work by Greg Gossel
(Soo Visual Arts Center, 2638 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-871-2263, www.soovac.org)

The artist creates layered pieces using billboard and street advertising. 6-10 p.m.

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday

 

SUNDAY:

Bethany Larson & the Bees Knees

(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

2 p.m.

Family Fun Day

(Between Chicago and Bloomington Avenues on the Greenway; www.midtowngreenway.org)

With free health screenings, music, games, giveaways, food, and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
(Brit's Pub & Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-3908, www.britspub.com)

Want more Bard for your buck? Witness all 37 canonical plays in about 90 minutes. 6 p.m.

DJ James Diers
(Barbette: 1600 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-5710)

10 p.m.

Fuzzy Math
(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

9 p.m.

Rock the Stage
(Dean's Tavern: 1986 Rice St., Roseville, 651-488-6868)

Audience-participation Rock Band games with light show and fog machine. 8 p.m.

Tour de Fat, FLOW, Red Hot Art: Freeloader Friday
Photo by Shaun Laden

ONGOING:

Looking for a farmers' market in your neighborhood? Check out our complete list here.

Live Racing
(Running Aces Harness Park, 15201 Zurich St. NE, Forest Lake, 651-925-4600)

Live harness racing. Sundays, 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Sept. 3.

Open Field
(Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-375-7600, www.walkerart.org)

This summer-long hangout on the Walker's field includes workshops, musical performances, talks, info share, beer, patio, food, games, club meetings, and much more. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Continues through Sept. 1.



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