Pizza Luce Block Party, Brooklyn Brewery Mash, Food Truck Rally: Freeloader Friday

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This week in Freeloader Friday we have a citywide celebration of beer and things that go well with beer, an artsy performance walk through the city, Irish and Polish festivals, and a few CD-release shows. Come take a look at our list and plan your weekend cheap.

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FRIDAY:

Irish Fair of Minnesota
(Harriet Island, 200 Drive Justus Ohage Blvd., St. Paul)

Featuring sporting competitions, dance, live music, food, beer, genealogy, contests, animals, more. For more info visit www.irishfair.com. Fri. 3-11 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

From the Midwest (CD release)
(331 Club: 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, 612-331-1746)

10 p.m.

Ink Babel
(Bockley Gallery, 2123 W. 21st St., Minneapolis)

Large-scale work by Andrea Carlson. Read more about it here. 6 to 9 p.m.
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Poverty Hash, Ananda Acoustic Roots
(Harriet Brewing: 3036 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, 651-225-2184)

9 p.m.

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

9 p.m.

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Don't You Feel It Too?
(Peavey Plaza, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-673-2427)

Participatory public dance. Bring headphones and an mp3 player to listen/dance to. 5:30-7 p.m.

Twin Cities Polish Festival
(Old Main Street, 55 Main St. SE, Minneapolis)

Featuring food, film screenings, dance competitions, music, beer, and more. For more info visit www.tcpolishfestival.org. Fri. 3-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun.  11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL)
(Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis)

See something you like? Check out artwork like you would a library book and enjoy it for awhile. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St., Apple Valley)

Theatre Coup d'Etat presents Shakespeare's comedy in the park. Fridays-Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 24.
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Lisa Nebenzahl: Works on Paper: Overprints and Montages
(Open Eye Figure Theatre, 506 E. 24th St., Minneapolis, 612-874-6338, www.openeyetheatre.org)

5-7 p.m.

Local Rhythm
(Day Block Brewing Co.: 1105 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-617-7793)

9 p.m.

Summer Outdoor Movies: Sunset Boulevard
(St. Paul Central Library, 90 W. 4th St., St. Paul, 651-266-7000, www.sppl.org)

9 p.m.
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"Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."



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