Dragon Fest, Bastille Day Block Party, Space Cats: Freeloader Friday

This week in Freeloader Friday we have two free dance events in parks, a handful of festivals, family happenings, rock shows, and more.

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

Joan Vorderbruggen

Made Here
(Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, www.hennepintheatretrust.org)

Made Here is rebooting for the summer with new installations, activities, and art in unexpected places encompassing 15 venues and covering nearly 15 city blocks. The launch celebration will feature tours, music, performances, footage screened on buildings, food trucks, a cash bar, and more. 7 p.m. to midnight. Meet at the colorful Parklot next to the Orpheum.

Lu Jiang, On the Road 5
Ink: Zen or Revolution
(Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-625-8096)

Group exhibition of Chinese ink painting. Public reception 6-8 p.m. Fri.; public symposium 10 a.m. Sat.-Sun., Jul. 12-13.

Bear the Sound, Brilliant Beast, Hey, Remember Nostalgia
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Blackthorne, Disasteratti, Bisento, Rabbit Holes
(Hexagon Bar: 2600 27th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-3454)

9 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

13th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival
(Lake Harriet Rose Garden, 4124 Roseway Road, Minneapolis)

Featuring Christopher Watson Dance Company, Ballet Arts Youth Ensemble, Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center, Kinetic Evolutions, Anda Flamenco, more. Bring a blanket and picnic fixings. For more info visit www.christopherwatsondance.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Whiz Bang Days
(Sanborn Park, Shoreline Dr. & Chowen Ave. N., Robbinsdale, 763.531.1276)

With live music and entertainment, family events, participatory sports, arts and crafts exhibitions, food and beverage vendors, flower and plant show, fireworks, more. For more info call 763.531.1212 or visit www.whizbangdays.com. Friday 8:30-1 a.m.; Sat. 9:30-midnight; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Continues through Sunday.


With Flying Colors
(Friedman Iverson Art Gallery, 509 1st Avenue NE, Minneapolis, 612-564-4025)

Work by Risa Marie Finn and Amina Harper. 6-11 p.m.

Ramsey County Fair
(Ramsey County Fairgrounds, 2020 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, 651-770-2626, www.ramseycountyfair.com)

Featuring food, animals, carnival rides, exhibits, more. For more info visit www.ramseycountyfair.com. Friday, Saturday, noon-midnight; Sun. 12-9:30 p.m. Continues through Sunday.

Love's Labor's Lost

The Classical Actors Ensemble presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's play. 7 p.m. Fri. at Como Park (1225 Estabrook Dr., St. Paul); 7 p.m. Sat. and 2 p.m. Sun. at Lake of the Isles (2500 Lake Isles Pkwy., Minneapolis).

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