Bastille Day, Groundbreaker Battle, folk fest at Grumpy's: Freeloader Friday

Mark Heithoff snaps shots of folks on Lake Minnetonka for his show, "The Lake," at Burnet Gallery
It's a big weekend with a lot of free stuff to do in the Twin Cities. There's free music, gallery shows, dance and theater in the park, sand castle building, and a ton of free street festivals.

Come take a look at our list.


The Lake
(Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel, 901 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-767-6999,

Solo exhibition by Mark Heithoff features photography (one shot pictured above) of people living their life on Lake Minnetonka. 6-9 p.m.

Ann Schley, Highwood Studios
Anda Flamenco
12th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival
(Lake Harriet Rose Garden, 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis)

With Christopher Watson Dance Company and many others. 7:30 p.m. Also Saturday.

Sorry OK (album-release), Catbath, Serenghetto
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Sleep Study, Hotel San Sebastian, Dan Mariska
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

10 p.m.

The Drug Budget, Bongonya, the Rhinestone Diplomats
(Driftwood Char Bar: 4415 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-354-3402)

9 p.m.

Braided Streams, Woven Waters
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624,

Collection of images from 17 artists from Project Art for Nature. Opening reception and reading 6-9 p.m.

Prostate, Claps, the Funeral & the Twilight
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

Fancy Babel, the Grande Machine, My 90's Playlist
(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

8 p.m. 18+.

Giant LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington, 952-883-8800,

Through Sunday.  

Followable Logic
(Gallery 13, 811 Lasalle Ave., Minneapolis, 651-592-5503,

Featuring the work of recent grads/six emerging artists. 7-10 p.m.

Ramsay County Fair
(Ramsey County Fairgrounds, 2020 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, 651-770-2626,

Featuring food, animals, carnival rides, exhibits, more. Noon-midnight Fri.-Sat.; noon-9:30 p.m. Sun.

The Great Gatsby

(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000,

Outdoor screening at dusk of the Robert Redford telling. 9 p.m.

Post-Baccalaureate Graphic Design Commencement Exhibition
(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

6:30-9 p.m.

4th Street DC
Street Paintings
(Artist Mercantile, 24 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-222-0053,

Oil paintings by David Cunningham. 6-9 p.m.

The Afterwork Jumpoff
(Insert Coin(s): 315 1st Avenue N., Minneapolis, 612-564-4016)

5 p.m.

The Northside Collects Art

(Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave., Minneapolis, 612-587-0230,

6-9 p.m.

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