Uptown Art Fair, Red Stag Block Party, The Goonies: Freeloader Friday

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L-R: Uptown Art Fair, Iron Pour, Paws on Grand
Folks looking for free things to do won't have a hard time this weekend. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have three huge art fairs in Minneapolis, a dog-friendly festival in St. Paul, two great free outdoor movie screenings, a block party, two popular dance nights, and a ton of stuff at bars and galleries.

Come take a look.

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FRIDAY:

Uptown Art Fair
(Hennepin Avenue, from 28th to 31st Streets, Minneapolis)

Featuring over 350 artists from around the world. There will also be live music, food competitions, wine and beer gardens, and free valley bike parking from Nice Ride MN. Download a free bus pass at MetroTransit.org to ride for free on Sat.-Sun. More info at uptownartfair.com. Fri. 12-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Matt Arthur & the Bratlanders, Eric Sommer
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

7 p.m.

Sin Motivo, Brain Tumors, Total Trash, Systema Inmundo, Naked Dad and the Energy Boys
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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Laura Lewis, Boundary Between
Time Honored
(Altered Esthetics, 1224 Quincy St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-378-8888, www.alteredesthetics.org)

Group show highlights heirloom art, traditional artisan techniques, and apprenticed arts. 7-10 p.m.

Hotel
(Kitty Cat Klub: 315 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9800)

With Jonathan Ackerman.

TalkingImageConnection: Resonating Bodies
(The Soap Factory, 514 2nd St. SE, Minneapolis, 612-623-9176, www.soapfactory.org)

Music, poetry, dance, stories, and theater by John Colburn, Julian Hines, Julia Klatt Singer, Alicia Steele, Phasoua Vang, and Saymoukda Vongsay in response to the gallery's latest exhibition. 8 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

The Goonies
(Lake Harriet Bandshell: 4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway, Minneapolis)

Quite possibly Steven Spielberg's best work. Ever. With music by John Mark Nelson. 7:30 p.m.
 


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Woodgrain, Celebrating Birch II
(AZ Gallery, 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-255-6624, www.theazgallery.org)

Work by Beth Stoneberg. 5-10 p.m.

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

10 p.m.

The Meadows
(Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar: 308 Prince St., St. Paul, 651-228-9274)

8 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, and more. For more info, visit lowertownfirstfridays.org. 6-9 p.m.

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Michael Thomsen, Asimov
Michael Thomsen: Nebular Hypothesis
(Friedman Iverson Art Gallery, 509 1st Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-564-4025)

6-10 p.m.

Bob & Lynn Dixon
(Dulono's: 607 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-827-1726)

8 p.m.

Voice of Addiction, the Right Here, Braver, Ripsnorter
(Memory Lanes: 2520 26th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-721-6211)

10 p.m.  

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

10:30 p.m.

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Melissa Loop, Temple Island
Green
(Rosalux Gallery, 1400 Van Buren St. NE, Minneapolis, 612-747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com)

Check out art by gallery artists, and take a chance on winning a cool piece of art by buying a $5 raffle ticket. 7-11 p.m.

Shakopee Derby Days
(Huber Park, 600 Bluff Ave., Shakopee)

Featuring live music, movies in the park, Senior Olympics, kids' carnival, Taste of Shakopee, soapbox derby, parade, fireworks, and more. For a complete schedule, visit www.shakopeederbydays.com. Through Sunday

Midnight in Paris
(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000, www.sppl.org)

9 p.m.


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