Twin Cities Pride Fest, MN Food Truck Fair, World Cup viewing parties: Freeloader Friday

L-R: MN Food Truck by Jason Weaver, revelers at Pride photographed by Tony Nelson, artwork by Helene Delmaire for CO Exhibitions
This weekend is filled with free happenings sure to entertain. There's a cheese-making class, a slew of art shows, food trucks, street parties, and, of course, Twin Cities Pride Festival.

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

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We Wait in the Darkness
(All My Relations Gallery, 1414 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-872-4700,

Choreographer Rosy Simas presents an art installation piece inspired by the lives of the Seneca women of Simas's family. There will be 10-minute dances noon and 2 p.m. Fri., Sat., and Sun. each week, plus a talk at 1 p.m. Sat.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

(Mears Park, 221 E. 5th St., St. Paul)

With Branford Marsalis, Lulo Reinhardt, Red Planet. Other stages include Amsterdam Bar, Studio Z, Black Dog Cafe, more. For more info visit 4-10 p.m.

The Tipsy Talent Show  
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

With Gabe Barnett & the Big House Rounders. 9:30 p.m.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival
(Amsterdam: 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul, 651-222-3990)

Retro Swing Sister, Patty Peterson, Jazz Central, more. 5 p.m.

Lucid Invasion
(Uptown Tavern & Rooftop, 1400 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis, 612-824-3333,

Lucid beers take over the tap. (No, the beer is not free, but admission is.) 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

Raw Nerves, Much Worse, Concrete Cross
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

Marcus Wise & Mike Salovich
(Icehouse: 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, 612-276-6523)

6:30 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

Diamond Back
(Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill: 1623 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, 763-450-9999)

9:30 p.m.

Photo by David Schlosser
The Comedy of Errors

David Schlosser directs the outdoor Cromulent Shakespeare Company production of the classic comedy. Fri. 7 p.m. at The Overlook (145 Washington St., River Falls, WI); Sun. 2 p.m. at Augsburg Park (70th & Nicollet, Richfield).

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

18+. 9 p.m.

Optimum Trajectory
(The Underground Music Cafe: 1579 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, 651-644-9959)

7 p.m.

Rosefest 2014

This city-wide celebration includes a camp-out, sports tournaments, parade, car show, live music, ice skating, and Fourth of July festivities in the park. For more info visit Most events are free, though some have admission charges. Through June 30.

49er Days
(Fridley Common Park, 6250 7th St. NE, Fridley)

Featuring music from Chris Brooks Sat., plus senior and kids' activities, beer tent, bingo, and more Fri-Sat. For more info, visit Fri. 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Out In Gospel: Discussion & Concert
(St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis, 612-870-7800,

Panel discussion on LGBTQ issues and theology. 7 p.m.

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Lisa Bennett
Lisa Bennett

Go to Fat Nat's Eggs in New Hope or Brooklyn Park. You'll be glad you did!

Steve Rood
Steve Rood

But everything City Pages posts is about breakfast. It has to be in there somewhere. I'm going to read it again.

Ashley Nicole
Ashley Nicole

None of the headlines say anything about breakfast so that may be the problem.

Steve Rood
Steve Rood

None of this says anything about where to go for breakfast.

Mark Whalen
Mark Whalen

or watch nascar, did i sasy nascar? Lol

Cathy Bailey
Cathy Bailey

Never a shortage of amazing things to do in this city, just wish I did more. So much, all the time!!! Love that about Minneapolis !!!

Joyce Joyce
Joyce Joyce

the taco in that picture looks amazing. how do i find out where that's from?

Ahmad Thabet
Ahmad Thabet

Dammit! Wish I was home. Fuck...everyone else, have fun :p


We get it. You're gay. Congratulations. No one cares*. 

*Other than crazies, bigots, and gays

Edward Berg
Edward Berg

Happy Pride! I hope the weather is great!!!

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