Three free things to do this week
(Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis)
The Walker Art Center's summertime movie series is now in full swing. This Monday bring a picnic blanket, a flask of whiskey, and snacks for a screening of High Noon, one of the most influential films of the Western genre. It stars Gary Cooper as Will Kane, a retired marshal who gives up his badge after marrying a Quaker pacifist (Grace Kelly). Shortly after doing so, one of his old foes shows up in town for some bullshittery. Yes, he wants a showdown at... high noon. There's lots of suspense and hand-wringing to be had here, and the story enfolds nearly in real-time. It also stars Katy Jurado as Cooper's awesome bad-ass ex-flame. Fun fact: The casting of this movie was controversial, as Cooper was 30-something years older than Kelly. Never change, Hollywood. Local trio the Cloak Ox will play a set before the screening. 7 p.m. Monday (movie at dusk).
(Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis)
Who says you can't tear up the dance floor on a Tuesday night? Each week, the Nomad encourages folks to party into Hump Day with Dead Disco. DJ FooLProoF and Tetzloff spin the best of disco, funk, house, pop, and other bubbly sounds from the '70s to the present. The drink specials are pretty killer, too, with two-for-one deals, $3 Jameson shots, $3.50 PBRs, and, if you really want to get crazy, order up a $5 Prefix (a PBR tall and Jameson shot). 21+. Tuesday 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
(Lyndale Park Peace Garden, 4124 Roseway Rd., Minneapolis)
This week, the Lyndale Peace Garden at Lake Harriet (right by the Rose Garden) will be hosting a variety of happenings in honor of two Japanese cities. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., there will be a commemorative tea ceremony, held at the same time in Hiroshima, led by members of Yukimakai Tea Study Group. Greg Herriges will also provide music. On Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. there will be the annual Ceremony of the Cranes, with storytelling, a procession, and vigil. Later in the morning at 9:30 a.m., the Ceremony of 11 Bells will take place with Veterans for Peace and Women in Black.