Freeloader Friday: Breakdancing, rock photographer Darin Back, and burlesque at a bowling alley

(A dramatic representation of the money you will save with my Freeloader schedule. Photo by aresauburn™)

This week for Freeloader Friday we have yoga, scantily-clad (but always sassy) ladies at Memory Lanes, and lots of things to do on Saturday.  


Dirty Hits CD-Release Show

(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis; 612.722.3454)

They describe themselves as "funk, crunk, and punk" on their MySpace page. If you can think of another genre that rhymes, they might be that too. His Mischief, Box Thieves, and Young Pretenders round out the bill. 9 p.m.

Darin Back: Point. Click. Shoot.

(Nomad World Pub,  501 Cedar Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.338.6424,

Local photographer (and City Pages regular) Darin Back is featured in this pub/gallery show. All he needs is one roll of film, one hour, and a band and interesting photography emerges. Many local musicians have been his muse. The opening reception is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Stay later for a concert with Chris Koza, Dave King, Brad Senne, Martin Devaney, Jason Shannon, Bob McCreedy, and Molly Maher (but be prepared to pay $5).


Groundbreaker Battle

(the parking lot between the Hennepin Center for the Arts and Shubert Theater buildings, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis,

Come for the breakdancing, stay for the interactive workshops, live graffiti art creations, music, panel talks and more. Click here for my original post on the festival. 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

MNFashion Week: Worn to be Wild

(Q.uarma Building, 1224 Quincy St. Ne, Mpls, 612.296.1811,

Looking for something to do late in the evening? This party will feature live screenprinting by local artists from Anthem Heart. Watch them create posters, t-shirts, and other cool stuff from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. T-shirt artist Matt Locher will be on hand while a DJ spins tunes, and guests enjoy drinks and appetizers.

Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret & Burlesque

(Memory Lanes, 2520 26th Ave. S, Minneapolis, 612.721.6211,

Ever wanted to see a burlesque show at a bowling alley? Actually performing on the lanes? This is not a dream. This is reality. You're welcome. 10 p.m.

Midtown Yoga Festival

(920 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612.872.4041,

Like yoga? Check out this daylong event filled with yoga demonstrations, massage, and bodywork experts. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

13th Annual Arts & Artists Festival & Celebration

(Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, 651.257.6668,

With music by Black Blondie, Thea Ennen, Sycamore Smith, and Breakfast; a food court featuring international and local grub; art; dance; tai chi demonstrations; bonfire; and more. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A Prairie Home Companion's Annual Supper and Street Dance

(outside of the Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E Exchange St., St. Paul, 651.290.1220,

Listen to the season premiere of the ubiquitous Minnesota show. There will also be live music, performances, and, if you have $5, enjoy a meatloaf and mashed potato dinner. 4:45 p.m.; street dance is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

(Landmark Center, 75 W 5th St., St. Paul, 651.292.3293,

Grab the kids and head on over to the Landmark Center for dance performances, games, moon cakes (doughy cakes stuffed with a fig-like filling), and a lantern parade. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Nothando Zulu

(Rondo Community Outreach Library, 461 N Dale St., St. Paul, 651.266.7400)

Come hear this awesome storyteller perform excerpts from the works of Zora Neale Hurston and the FWP Slave Narratives. 2 p.m.