MARS Secret Cafe! September 29

Join us Sunday evening, September 29th, starting at 4pm (the location is secret! ask around!). Come enjoy our menu of seasonal vegetable soup, stuffed acorn squash, cornbread, cabbage salad and several dessert options!

We’ll be serving restaurant-style from 4-8pm. All options will be vegan and many will be gluten-free.

Requested donation of $8-20 sliding scale, no one turned away. All proceeds will benefit the Minnehaha Free Space.

We look forward to sharing this and future meals with you!


MARS Attacks School to Prison Pipeline Dance Party Fundraiser

POSTPONED—LOCATION CHANGE!!! Due to unforeseen circumstances, MARS Attacks will NOT be happening at Bedlam Theater on Saturday, September 14th.

It will be happening at the VFW in Uptown from 9pm to 1am on Saturday, September 21st.

The return of the MARS Attacks Dance Party! It has been almost 11 months since the last one! All proceeds go to benefit the Minnehaha Free Space and Save the Kids.

Save the Kids is a fully volunteer grass-roots organization rooted in hip-hop and transformative justice, advocates for alternatives for alternatives to, and the end of, the incarceration of all youth.

The Minnehaha Free Space is a social and political activity hub offering meeting space, a radical library/infoshop, event space, regular workshops and skillshares, and more.

*There will be a mix of DJ’s and Emcee’s. Artists and Set Times TBA

Uptown VFW
2916 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

This venue is 21+ please bring your ID :/

9 pm-1 am
Saturday, Sept. 21th

Invite your friends!

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“Precious Waters” Screening & Sulfide Mining Call to Action – Monday, 8/20

Monday, August 20th – 5:00 pm – at the Minnehaha Free Space
We are presenting a showing of “Precious Waters: Minnesota’s sulfide mining controversy,” a short film brought to you by the friends of the boundary waters. Afterwords we will have an open discussion.

Join in to learn about proposed sulfide mining in northern Minnesota, the precious waters flotilla from the north woods to the capital and other actions to preserve Minnesota’s clean water legacy.

Bring food to share if you can.

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Support RLM Arts and the Free Space

Our new neighbor, Ricardo Levins Morales at RLM Arts, has been making art for justice for 35 years.  A co-founder of Northland Poster Collective, which folded a few years ago, Ricardo’s new studio is open most weekdays for you to stop by when visiting the Free Space.

And, if you buy any of his posters, note cards or buttons via the Minnehaha Free Space website, the Free Space will receive 10% of the sale.  Follow this link or click on Ricardo’s banner on the right sidebar of any page on, and support art for justice and the Free Space at the same time!

New Free Space Video

As we prepare to re-open, check out this new 3-minute video featuring visitors to the Minnehaha Free Space!  Click below to go to the video…

Free Space users, youth and volunteers talk about why the space is important to them – along with a preview of our move.  If it’s important to you, too, after you watch the video, click the links at right to give a sustaining donation to the Free Space to help meet our fundraising goal.

Many thanks to Xiaolu Wang for producing the video, and to Xiaolu, Nels Shafer and Laura Goetsch for conducting the interviews – as well as to everyone who agreed to appear on camera.

Check it out!