Friday

Minnesota Shorts Play Festival — 7:30 p.m. at Mankato West High School; tickets $12

Movie Under the Stars — 7 p.m. at Eagle Lake Elementary; film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

Back to School Bash — 6:30 p.m. at the North Mankato Taylor Library; back-to-school activities and treats for the family

Music

Blue Moon, Kasota — Gary and Gary

Busters — Saturday Afternoon Acoustic

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota — Ben Cook Feltz

Circle Inn — The Brentster

The Loose Moose & Conference Center — Queeraoke, all are welcome

Indian Island Winery, Janesville — Cactus Willie and Happy Jim

Mully’s — Rook

Prairie Saloon — Rahk Karaoke

Wine Cafe — Dan Duffy Orchestra

Saturday

Mankato Pridefest — 11:30 a.m. parade on North Riverfront Drive; noon-5 p.m. festivities in Riverfront Park; adult dance party 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The VFW, Morson Ario, 1900 North Riverfront Drive; youth dance party 7-9 p.m. Wow Zone. 2030 Adams St.

United Way Human Foosball Tourney — games begin at noon on the 500 block of South Front Street

Rock Bend Folk Festival, St. Peter — Minnesota Square Park, 100 S. Minnesota Ave.; rockbend.org for more information and music schedule

An Evening Look at the Carvings — 5 p.m. at the Jeffers Petroglyphs in Comfrey

Children’s Story Time at Barnes & Noble — 11 a.m., 1850 Adams St., ages 2-8, free, 345-3444.

Kasota Fireman’s Dance — 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at the Prairie Saloon; Rook Band.

Mankato Brewery tours — 1 p.m., Mankato Brewery, 1119 Center St., North Mankato, free public tours, mankatobrewery.com.

Mankato Farmers’ Market — 8 a.m.-noon, Best Buy parking lot, 1895 Adams St., Mankato

Southern Minnesota Autism Motorcycle & Classic Car Ride — Registration starts at 11 a.m., ride starts at noon. $30 per unit. Call 507-340-2645 for more information.

St. Peter Farmers’ Market — 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Food Co-op parking lot, Mulberry and Highway 169, St. Peter.

Music

Amboy Fire Hall — JamBoyz

Blue Moon, Kasota — Comedian Kevin Craft

Busters — Andy Tackett

Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Kasota — Zachary Scot Johnson

Grand Kabaret — The Sirens and Robert Bell

Indian Island Winery, Janesville — Chris Ames and Chris Steffen

The Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center — Karaoke

Morgan Creek Winery — Jim McGuire Trio

Mully’s — Blue Ringers

Wine Cafe — Jerome Beckley

Wow! Zone Family Entertainment Center — Rock of Ages

Sunday

Breakfast with a Cause Buffet — 8 a.m.-noon at the Wow! Zone Family Entertainment Center; benefit for the Sweet Adelines.

Rock Bend Folk Festival, St. Peter — Minnesota Square Park, 100 S. Minnesota Ave.; rockbend.org for more information and music schedule

Harkin Store program: “Grandparents Day” — 1-4 p.m., Harkin Store, 66250 County Road 21, New Ulm, free with admission, 507-934-2160.

Music

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery — Greg George and Steve Murphy Acoustic Duo

Hobbers HWY99 Bar and Grill, St. Peter — Warren

Midtown Tavern — Karaoke

Mully’s — Karaoke

Direct inquiries to the Currents Department, The Free Press, P.O. Box 3287, Mankato, MN 56002, or 344-6356 or (800) 657-4662, Ext. 356. E-mail may be sent to: currents@mankatofreepress.com or FAX to (507) 388-4355. All information is due by 12 p.m. every Monday.

Robb Murray is the Features Editor for The Free Press. He can be reached at 344-6386 or rmurray@mankatofreepress.com. Follow Robb on Twitter @FreePressRobb.

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