Open Streets, Grand Old Day, Artcrank: Freeloader Friday

L-R: Danielle Frye for "Liminal," Grand Old Day, Bedlam officially opens (photo by Farrington Starnes)
This week in Freeloader Friday we have a variety of street fests in both St. Paul and Minneapolis, a big opening party that Bedlam is throwing, and plenty of rock shows, family celebrations in parks, and gallery receptions, too.

Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend.


The Omnibus Treasury: An Illustrated Jewelry Exhibition

(Light Grey Art Lab, 118 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-239-2047,

Featuring a variety of handmade, illustrated jewelry collections. 7-10 p.m.

Fret Rattles, the Setters
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

The Funeral & the Twilight, Prizehog, Yog-Sothot
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Johnstock Movie Night and Craft Fair
(Johnson Street Northeast, between 28th and 29th Streets, Minneapolis)

Friday night features a screening of PeeWee's Big Adventure at dusk, and Saturday offers over 40 art and craft vendors, live music, food, and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More info here.

The Most Interesting Band in the World
(Whiskey Junction: 901 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-338-9550)

9:30 p.m.

Minne Film Fest
(SpringHouse Ministry Center, 610 W. 28th St., Minneapolis, 612.353.6292,

Featuring short films by Twin Cities filmmakers. 7 p.m.

Vietnam: A Window to War
(Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

Photography by James R. Thompson. In the Quarter Gallery. 5-7 p.m.

Northern Thunder Motorcycle Rally
(Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, 800-262-7799,

With merchandize vendors; bike contests; music by Firehouse, Warrant; appearances by Erik Estrada, Paul Teutul Sr.; food and beverage vendors; more. Fri. 5-9 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Witch's Hat Tower
(Prospect Park/Pratt Community School, 66 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis)

The tower is open for visitors in honor of its centennial. At the elementary school there will be an ice-cream social and fundraiser with fair games, food, ice cream, live music, entertainment, a silent auction, and plant sale. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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