This week in free things to do we have a solar eclipse, a beer birthday party, and an especially dog-friendly farmers' market. Come take a look and plan your cheap week.
Dazed and Confused
See Matthew McConaughey at his creepiest at this rooftop screening. Score half-price bottles of wine, with happy hour starting at 9 p.m. Monday, 8-11 p.m. CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar (Downtown Minneapolis), 825 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-332-1133.
Sociable SpaceCamp: A Total Eclipse of the Heart
This is our nation's first solar eclipse since 1979. In celebration, Sociable Cider is inviting people to head over to their space and look at the sun. Kids will score free viewing glasses while adults will get them with the purchase of a pint. Inside, the NASA EDGE Megacast will stream, and a special firkin will be tapped at 1:13 p.m. All ages. Monday, 12:30-9 p.m. Sociable Cider Werks, 1500 Fillmore St. NE, Minneapolis; 612-758-0105.
Mon., 9 p.m. North Commons Park.
Twin Cities Black Film Festival
Tue., 9 p.m. Father Hennepin Bluff Park.
Three Years of Beers for You
Urban Growler made it past the terrible twos and is celebrating. The women-owned brewery will be throwing a b-day party. There will be tours of the facility and prizes to win throughout the day. And live music in the evening from Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton and others will keep the party going. Each hour of the day will feature a new brew, such as the Chocolate Vienna Lager, the Vanilla Bean Porter, and the Imperial Smoked Chipotle Porter. Their delicious ream ale, Cowbell, will also be offered, and the non-alcoholic Wildflower Honey Cream Soda will be served all day. Should you get hungry, order up eats from the in-house kitchen. All ages. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Urban Growler Brewing Company, 2325 Endicott St., St. Paul; 612-501-1128.
Pop-Up Shop: Samantha Rei
Local designer Samantha Rei is a contestant on this season's Project Runway. This Wednesday, check out her work in person at this pop-up shop in Uptown. Rei's threads tend to take inspiration from gothic, Lolita, and geeky tropes, so expect pieces with a lot of personality. To watch her compete, head over to Clubhouse Jager in the North Loop on Thursdays this season. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Showroom, 615 W. Lake St., Minneapolis; 612-345-7391.
Traveling Patio Picture Show
Much like in the current era, 1980’s cartoons were created to sell toys. But rarely did shows cross over into live-action flicks on the big screen. In 1987, action figure shiller He-Man and the Masters of the Universe reached for a star too far away and bombed. What remains is an amazing film to watch while drinking. This week, Trash Film Debauchery and friends will travel to Mackenzie’s Pub to revel in this total shitshow of yore. The craptacular masterpiece stars the expressionless Dolph Lundgren in the titular role. With his friends, Man-at-Arms and Teela, he travels from Eternia to Earth to stop the villainous Skeletor (Frank Langella, who took the part for his son). The story involves sonic keys that open doors to universes using synthesizer sounds and somewhere along the way a young Courteney Cox shows up. Don’t think about it too hard, just order up a beer. Co-hosts Indeed Brewing will be at the party to provide just that. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Mackenzie’s Pub, 918 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-333-7268.
Wed., 9 p.m. Central Gym.
Dog Days at the Farmers' Market
This week’s Tiny Diner market is going to be extra pup-friendly. There will be things to see and do, whether you’re a proud dog owner or just enjoy meeting other people’s fur babies. The event kicks off with a puppy parade open to all. Doggy vendors will be on site, offering treats and services. Humans will also be able to shop for groceries and delicious local edibles. During the gathering, funds will be collected for great animal organizations Secondhand Hounds and People & Pets Together. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Tiny Diner, 1024 E. 38th St., Minneapolis; 612-767-3322.
Thu., 9 p.m. Morris Park.