'Showgirls' at a bar, Vogue Night at the Walker, 'Crazy Rich Asians': 12 free things to do this week

Vogue Night is up on the roof this week.

Vogue Night is up on the roof this week. Walker Art Center

Check out these free movies, art parties, and more.


Free Canoeing
Loring Park
For those looking for a downtown activity that is a little off the beaten path, consider taking a canoe tour. Mondays during the summertime months, Loring Park hosts free canoe rides for anyone interested. A naturalist will hook you up with a canoe, life vest, and paddles, and teach you tips on paddling while discussing local wildlife and waterways. Then, you’ll be welcome to explore the area and practice your techniques. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis.

Surly Cinema: The Big Lebowski
Surly Brewing Co.
In this stoner noir by the Coen brothers, the Dude and his friends solve a mystery after someone pees on his rug. 7:30 p.m. Free. 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 763-999-4040.

This superhero parody stars Damon Wayans as a man with a bullet-proof suit. Mon., 9 p.m. Nicollet Island Pavilion.

Mary Poppins Returns
Find more info at Dusk. Free. Target Field Station, 435 Fifth St. N., Minneapolis.


Bohemian Rhapsody
Tue., 9 p.m. Father Hennepin Park.

Watch the craptacular masterpieces of Paul Verhoeven.

Watch the craptacular masterpieces of Paul Verhoeven. 'Showgirls'


This Wednesday, Trash Film Debauchery brings us one of the least sexy movies about sexiness ever made. A modern masterpiece, Showgirls follows the story of Nomi (Elizabeth Birkley), a stripper who seeks fame and glory on the Las Vegas stripper circuit. She soon makes a frenemy of top dancer Cristal (Gina Gershon) after bonding a bit over the fact that they both have tried dog food (seriously). Soon, Nomi is dating Cristal’s boyfriend, Zack (Kyle MacLachlan), coming together in one of the most frantic and weird pool (sex?) scenes ever filmed. This is a classy pic, filled with histrionic acting, nonsensical nudity, and mispronunciations of “Versace.” You might not find it sexy, but it’s definitely entertaining. 8:30 p.m. Free. 918 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-333-7268.

Remember the Titans
Wed., 9 p.m. Hiawatha School Park.


Terrace Thursdays: Vogue Night
Walker Art Center
The museum's terraces will be hosting a Twin Cities Ballroom event again this year. For those unfamiliar, balls are LGBTQ-friendly happenings where people vogue, drag, and perform in various looks for prizes (or at least bragging rights). Watch these folks rule the catwalk as 2019 Midwest Awards Ball Commentator of the Year Nominee Iamjazz Bordeaux hosts, and people are welcome to sigh up and participate. The evening will also include a cash bar, music, open galleries, and other fun to explore. Thursday, 6 to 10 p.m. 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis; 612-375-7600.

Bike to the Beach with the Joyful Riders Club
Bring a suit, because this monthly meet-up is headed to the beach this ride. These events feature a casual, no-drop ride, and score you a free beer as well. Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. Surly Brewing Company, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE, Minneapolis; 763-535-3330.

Twin Cities River Rats
Along the banks of the Mississippi
Free water skiing shows on the Mississippi are back. This summer the crew will be presenting Ratty Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for free on the river. There will be stunts, leaps, lifts, and cool formations featuring Mr. Wonka, Charlie Bucket, and the Oompa Loompas.6:30 p.m. Thursday. 1758 W. River Rd. N. (between the Broadway and Plymouth Avenue bridges), Minneapolis.

Thu., 9 p.m. Keewaydin Park.

Crazy Rich Asians
Thu., 9 p.m. Victory Memorial Parkway.