Your Weekend Outlook: Freewheeling

The 10th annual Bicycle Film Festival is underway today and tomorrow at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, featuring all sorts of short films dedicated to human-powered two-wheelers. Brendt Barbur, Founding Festival Director, was impelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival when he was hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He insisted on turning his negative experience into a positive one. Since then the BFF has become a major catalyst for the urban bike movement.

Tonight marks the 2010 Minnesota Black Music Awards at Pantages Theater, a celebration that’s been on hiatus for more than a decade. The evening features performances from Mint Condition, The Sounds of Blackness, The Ladies of Jazz, Heiruspecs and The New Congress. The evening will explore the legacy and spotlight the future of the “Minneapolis Sound” as made famous by Prince.

On Saturday, head on over to the Minnesota History Center for One Night Stand in the Heartland, a look at the Beatles’ one night in Minnesota on August 21, 1965. The exhibition features images by local photographer Bill Carlson

Yes, dancers can be sports lovers, too. Eclectic Edge Ensemble presents “For Sports Sake” at the Ritz Theater in Minneapolis. EEE explores how sports inform and shape our country’s culture. Do sports have the power to solve all of the world’s problems?

Sunday get your beret on for the Bastille Day Block Party at Barbette’s in Minneapolis. Entertainment provided by Infiammati Fire Circus, North Star Roller Girls, Spot Spa Hula Hoop Contest, among others, plus music by Romantica, Eyedea & Abilities and the Brass Messengers.

Going to be in Winona this weekend? Then stop by the Performing Arts Center of Winona State University for the Great River Shakespeare Festival. The festival runs through August 1, and each weekend you can choose from “A Comedy of Errors,” “Othello” and “The Daly News” (and no, that last one is not by Shakespeare).

So what are you doing this weekend?