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

Tour de Fat, Open Streets, Red Hot Art, FLOW: Freeloader Friday
Come meet your neighbors: FLOW Northside Arts Crawl throws an awesome street party this Saturday
The weekend is here, and the next three days are filled with plenty of free things to do, including beer and skateboard art at CO Exhibitions, the return of the beer and bike-loving Tour de Fat in Loring Park, free movies in the park (BYOB), and Open Streets, plus tons of artists at Red Hot Art and FLOW.

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

Tour de Fat, Open Streets, Red Hot Art, FLOW: Freeloader Friday
David Dresbach

FRIDAY:

Skate Related
(CO Exhibitions, 1101 Stinson Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, 612-379-4151)

Screen printed posters and photographs inspired by skateboarding. Read more about it here. 6-11 p.m.

We Are the Willows, Christopher the Conquered, H.D. Harmsen
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

9:30 p.m.

Dreamland Faces
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

7:30 p.m.

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

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl
(North Minneapolis)

Friday and Saturday's festivities feature a street-festival activities, including a mini-open streets, parade, live music, performances, art vendors, and more. There will also be extended gallery hours Fri.-Sun. For complete info on locations and happenings, visit flownorthside.org. Fri. 5-10 p.m.; 1-7 p.m. Sat.; Sun. 12-6 p.m.). 

Last Friday Jazz Series
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

With 7 Cats Swing, CatTet. 8 p.m.

The Mediocritones, Dandelion Wine
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9:30 p.m.

Steve Palmer
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

7 p.m.

Taylor Robert; String Theory; The Bitterroot Band, Union Suits
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.

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

With music by Molly Maher & Her Disbelievers. 7:30 p.m.

Part Mammal, Gloss, Some Pulp
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Phillips Phonograph

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

10:30 p.m.

Zach Norton, Buzzirque, the Get Up
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

Lowertown Roots Music Festival Kickoff

(McNally Smith College of Music: 19 Exchange St. E., St. Paul, 651-291-0177)

With square dancing, jam sessions, more. 5-10 p.m.  

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

Looking for a road trip? This festival features boat races and practices, family paddles, parade, sunrise yoga, and more. More info at www.northshoredragonboat.com. July 26-28.

Voices Merging
(Northrop Memorial Auditorium, 229 Northrop 84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-625-6003, northrop.umn.edu)

Spoken word and music. On the plaza. 7 p.m.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000, www.sppl.org)

9 p.m.


 

Tour de Fat, Open Streets, Red Hot Art, FLOW: Freeloader Friday
Photo courtesy Midtown Greenway Coalition

SATURDAY:

Tour de Fat 2013
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)

Ride your bike to this festival featuring performances, live music, beer, food, a bike giveaway, and other bike-honoring happenings. More info at www.facebook.com/TourDeFat. 12-5 p.m.

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

With C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Randy Sabien's Violin Roots Ensemble, the High 48s, Nordic Angst, Paul Dahlin Spelmanslag. 2:30-10 p.m.

Torch the Spires, Up Jumped the Devil
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Ghostmouth, Bionic Motion, Proper Folk, Blueclaw
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

Tour de Fat, Open Streets, Red Hot Art, FLOW: Freeloader Friday
JM Culver

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

With over 100 booths dedicated to affordable visual artists, 30 musical acts on two stages, food from local vendors, community organizations, and hands-on activities. Read more about it here, or visit redhotart.org. Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dakota Street Fest
(Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, www.dakotacooks.com)

With music by Davina and the Vagabonds, Kelley Hunt, the Tex Pistols, Patty Peterson, Irv Williams, more; fire dancers; stilt walkers; food and beverages. Noon-midnight.

Rhizosphere
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 p.m.

Sister Lip
(Ginkgo Coffeehouse: 721 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-645-2647)

8:15 p.m.

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

Flag Show
(Gamut Gallery, 1006 Marquette Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612-701-8272, www.gamutgallerympls.com)

International exhibit asks artists to create their own flags. Curated by Lauren Thorson. 7-10 p.m.

Michael Basques
(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

8 p.m.

Busted Toof, PHO
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Tour de Fat, Open Streets, Red Hot Art, FLOW: Freeloader Friday
Ellen Richman, Alternate Exterior

Summer Salon
(Circa Gallery, 210 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-332-2386, www.circagallery.org)

5-8 p.m.

Maurice Jacox & Friends, The Butanes
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

6 p.m., 8 p.m.

Anthony Novak Band, the Dirty Banks, Stueber
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Whiskey & Prozac, Chris Gant
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m.

Grumpy Old Men
(Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis)

At dusk.

 

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

SUNDAY:

Open Streets Minneapolis
(Central Avenue Northeast, from 27th Ave. NE to 18 ½ Ave. NE, Minneapolis)

The road closes to cars. With open biking, walking, and skating, plus special happenings. More info at openstreetsmpls.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Made in America Car Show
(Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, 800-262-7799, www.mysticlake.com)

Featuring skydiving troupe the Flying Elvi, music by the Whitesidewalls, food trucks, beer garden. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Women Photographers and Visual Artists
(Bethesda Gallery Cafe, 559 Capitol Blvd., St. Paul, 651-232-2000)

Group show. Closing reception 4-6 p.m.

ONGOING:

Live Harness Racing

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

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, 7 p.m.; Sundays, 6 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31.


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