Labor Day, Disney animators, Menudo: Freeloader Friday

The long weekend is almost here. Plan your three days with the aid of our list of free stuff to do. There's a meet-and-greet with Disney animators at Glam Doll Donuts, dance parties, family festivals, and plenty of other fun things to do.

Come take a look.



Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL)
(Ledge Gallery, 1916 Third Ave. S. #1, Minneapolis)

Are you looking to spruce up your walls, but have a non-existent budget to do so? MALL is a little like a library for art. Borrow a work for two months for free. Learn more about this cool program here. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri.; noon to 3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

The Comedy Corner Open Mic Night

(The Corner Bar, 1501 Washington Ave., Minneapolis, 612-339-4333,

In the basement. 10 p.m.

Random Acts of Vinyl

(Aster Cafe: 125 SE Main St., Minneapolis, 612-379-3138)

With Craig Lambert & the Disco Devils. 5 p.m.

Last Friday Jazz Series

(The Coffee Grounds: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

With 7 Cats Swing, CatTet. 8 p.m.

Menudo CD-Release
(Big V's, 1567 University Ave. W., St. Paul)

Nope, it's not the Mexican boy band. This Menudo is a local super group featuring Hot Ribs, Stupid Birthday, St. Pauli Grla, Wet Dragons, and DJ Andrews. 9 p.m. Free until 11 p.m. (ladies free all night).

15 Years of the Depot 15 Hours of Music Fest

(The Depot Coffee House: 9451 Excelsior Blvd., Hopkins, 952-938-2204)

With the Hijacks, Asa Golstein, Sam Black, Sexclamationpoint, Kittyjangles, more. Event runs from 3 p.m. through 6 a.m.

Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank

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

7 p.m.

Jon Rodine & Friends, Machinery Hill

(Hell's Kitchen: 80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis, 612-332-4700)

6 p.m., 10 p.m.

The Rank Strangers, the Shakin' Babies, Cat Bath, Hyperslob

(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

The Afterwork Jumpoff

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

5 p.m.

Heavy Jean

(Red Stag Supper Club: 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-767-7766)

10:30 p.m.

Photo by Ever Whim

Mike Yamada, Victoria Ying

(MCAD Gallery, 2501 Stevens Ave., Minneapolis, 612-874-3700,

The Disney animators discuss their work and outside projects. Q&A is followed by a meet-and-greet at Glam Doll Donuts. 7 p.m.

Back Alley

(Schooner Tavern: 2901 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-4365)

9 p.m.

The Adjustments

(Wild Tymes Sports Bar & Grill: 33 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 651-224-8181)

18+. 8 p.m.

The Dropsteppers

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

10 p.m.

Matthew Griswold

(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

9 p.m.

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