Crawfish, LARPing, dogs on Grand: Freeloader Friday
|There are plenty of pup-friendly activities this weekend, including Paws on Grand|
The weekend is almost here, and with it comes tons of free summertime activities. There will be many dog-friendly happenings, including an art show and a street festival with treats for pets and humans. Bachelor Farmer, the Red Stag, and the Seward Co-op will be throwing block parties, and Michael Gaughan will say goodbye to Minnesota for grad school with a fun celebration. Minneapolis will also be super busy as the Uptown, Powderhorn, and Loring Park art fests take over the city. Plan on going to all three art fairs? Download a Metro Transit pass at metrotransit.org/ArtPass and ride the bus between events for free.
Uptown Art Fair
(3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis)
Featuring over 360 artists from around the world, cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more. Visit uptownartfair.com for more info. Fri.12-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fuck Knights, Fret Rattles (vinyl-release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)
|Art by Sid Tincher|
(Gallery 122 At Hang It, 122 8th St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-874-7222)
Bring the dogs to this pet-friendly art show benefiting the Pet Project of MN. Pet food and kitty litter will also be collected. 7-10 p.m.
August Music & Movies: So I Married an Axe Murderer
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis, 612-661-4785)
With music by Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps. 7:30 p.m.
Fairfax, AK, Tights in the Taxi, Business Man
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)
|Sara Keane, Man|
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.com)
Group show celebrates the angrier emotions that drive art and expression. The opening reception will will feature spoken word, poetry, and storytelling with a good dose of rage. 7-10 p.m.
Lowertown First Fridays
(Lowertown, 5th St. E. & Sibley St., St Paul)
This monthly event features open studios and galleries, food and drink specials, performances, music, more. For more info, visit lowertownfirstfridays.com. 6-9 p.m.
Chants & Seas, the Wives
(Acadia Cafe: 329 S. Cedar Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-8702)
Umami, Tickle Torture, Rupert Angeleyes (tape-release), Speeds the Name
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)
With Jonathan Ackerman.