Lyn-Lake Street Fest, Coney Island art: Freeloader Friday
This week we have gallery show homage to Coney Island, a benefit for MN Fashion, and free music at the Triple Rock.
(Northeast Minneapolis, nemaa.org)
This open studio tour features over 500 artists showcasing their work. Expect gallery parties, demonstrations, and lots of live music. Check their website for a complete list of locations, or pick up a map at the welcoming booths at 13th and Marshall or Quincy Street and Broadway. There will also be free trolleys to take you around town on Saturday and Sunday. You can also check out Kate Iverson's list of recommended Art-a-Whirl events here. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. (Jon Erikson, 8)
(Rockaway Docks, 2124 Marshall St. NE (behind the Sample Room), Minneapolis)
It's an art gallery and rock venue on a river. Hell yes! Check out artwork and projects by producer Joe Belk, filmmaker Phil Harder, and the Creative Electric Studios crew. STNNNG, Zak Sally, and Bella Koshka play Friday. Skoal Kodiak, the Marijuana Death Squad, and others jam Saturday. For more info call 612.396.7472 or visit www.creativeelectricstudios.com. Open during Art-A-Whirl hours. Music starts at 7 p.m. each night.
(MNfashion Studio, 79 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis)
Do you miss MN Fashion Week already? Then you should definitely visit this art show and clothing sale benefitting the constantly evolving, ever-expanding non-profit MNfashion. At this party you can shop for snazzy thrift threads and jewelry items. From the Archives will also feature a fashion photography exhibit showcasing past work from Staciann Photography, l'etoile Magazine, Stephanie Colgan Photography, and Kari Koehler, as well as vintage Voltage rock posters. All proceeds benefit MN Fashion. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
(University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 952.443.1400, www.arboretum.umn.edu)
Looking to get more green in your life? Then this market featuring locally-grown produce is worth the road trip. Here, you'll find in-season fruits and veggies grown by local farmers, tasty fruit pies, homemade jams, plants for your garden, and other gifts. There will also be meats and cheeses made by the University of Minnesota. The market is located at the same spot as the AppleHouse, which is at the intersection of State Highway 5 and Rolling Acres Road, approximately a mile and a half west from the Arboretum's main entrance. For more info call the hotline at 952.443.1409. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through August 31.
(Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee, 952.445.7223, www.canterburypark.com)
To celebrate their 25th anniversary Canterbury Park is offering free admission to the races all spring and summer long. Other deals include free pony rides for kids on Sundays, and $1 deals on Thursdays. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays (and Thursdays starting June 3); 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through August 29.
In the Cinema, Where Astronauts Go to Hide, Be Yourself
(501 Club, 501 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.3848)
Folk, indie. 9:30 p.m.
Blue Diamond Band, Annandale Cardinals, Liarbirds, Cass County Uglies
(Hexagon Bar, 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.722.3454)
Alternative, rock, country. 9 p.m.
Grace of Falling, Silverness, Citizens of the Empire
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.721.6211)
Metal, experimental, psychedelic. 10 p.m.