Army of Darkness, Guerilla Girls, Afrifest: Freeloader Friday

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Afrifest offers tons of fun in Brooklyn Park
Festival season is in full swing this weekend with four different fairs celebrating Pan-African, Polish, Irish, and Indian cultures. Needless to say, there will be plenty of good food to eat and fun performances to take in regardless of which festival(s) you choose to attend. The next three days will also feature a screening of a cult classic horror flick, a benefit party where gorilla masks are encouraged attire, life-size Morphology game playing, and a birthday party for Julia Child.

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Photo courtesy of Irish Fair of Minnesota

Irish Fair of Minnesota
(Harriet Island, 200 Drive Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul)

This huge festival features food and drink, art, genealogy, dance, contests, sports, concerts, and more. Have a pint, and be sure to check out the men in kilts competition. For more info, visit Fri. 3-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Crisis Line
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Bonnie & the Bang Bang, the Forrest & the Trees, Intangibles, Of Gypsies
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Thomas Rose, Wilbur H. Schilling
In Association: Collaboration in the Book Arts
(Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Fri., Aug. 10 Aug. 10-Oct. 21. Minnesota Center For Book Arts, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Ste 100, Minneapolis, 612-215-2520,

This show features four exhibitions in one with work by Harriet Bart, pieces by Thomas Rose and Wilber H. Schilling, an exhibition exploring CO Exhibition's past "Working Title" experiment, and a type of ancient book/paper binding that uses Tongan bark cloth on display. 6 to 9 p.m. 

Michael Klement
(Eden Prairie Art Center, 7650 Equitable Drive, Eden Prairie)

Photography. 4:30-8 p.m. 

August Music & Movies: Army of Darkness
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)

Music by Bloodnstuff, Is/Is. 7:30 p.m.


Queen of France; I, Colossus; Breakfast Anytime
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.

Wabasha Days #8
(Ecolab Plaza: 376 Wabasha St N, St Paul, 651-266-6400)

With Charlie Parr, Bethany Larson & the Bee's Knees, Gallus, Portage. 4 p.m.

Clarence Bucaro
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.

Twin Cities Polish Festival
(Old Main Street, 55 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Featuring folk music, dance, artist booths, traditional food, a Chopin celebration, the Twin Cities Polish Film Fest, children's activities, Polish dog exhibit, polka, beer garden, free lessons, and the 2011 Minnesota State Amateur Polka Dance Championships. Visit for info. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

James Buckley & Bryan Nichols

(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

A Process of Transformation
(Regis Center For Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

Group show examines the artistic process of seven artists. 7-10 p.m.

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Benjamin Brockman

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