Weekend Best Bets: August 1-August 3

What you need to see, do, hear, and experience this weekend

Friday, August 1

Art, Food, and Wine, Oh My!

WHAT: Uptown Art Fair
WHERE: Lake St. and Hennepin Ave., Mpls.
WHEN: 12 p.m.
Listen to live music while finding that one-of-a-kind piece to bring home. This show brings in artists and craftspeople from around the region, and it’s full of wine tastings and cooking competitions—a Twin Cities summer standard. For a full schedule of events, go to uptownartfair.com.

Take a Walk Through Time

WHAT: Tracks in the Snow: The Minnesota Muslim Experience since 1880
WHERE:  Walker Art Center, Mpls.
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Take a journey in this moving exhibit by experiencing the lives of 25 Muslims who made the journey to make Minnesota their home. This presentation is designed to bring cultures together and allows viewers to reflect on the continuing growth and diversity of this beautiful state. For more information, go to igrmn.org.  

Saturday, August 2

Do. Re. Mi.

WHAT: The Sound of Music
WHERE: Como Lakeside Pavilion, St. Paul
WHEN: 7 p.m.
The hills are alive—with outdoor musical theater. Hillcrest Theater presents a local performance inspired by the world-renowned musical classic. Sit outside and follow Maria and the Von Trapp children as they discover the most important things in life. For ticket information, go to stpaul.gov.

Tinker Bell’s Trapeze

WHAT: Neverland: Circus Juventas Annual Summer Spectacular
WHERE: Circus Juventas, St. Paul
WHEN: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Fly through the sky with Wendy, Peter, Tink, and the Lost Boys as the Circus Juventas kids tumble and flip on their way to Neverland. Turns out the trapeze is the ideal vehicle for high-flying, gravity-defying battles between the diabolical Captain Hook and the miraculous Peter Pan. For ticket information, go to circusjuventas.org.

Sunday, August 3

Downtown Delights

WHAT: Loring Park Art Festival
WHERE: Loring Park, Mpls.
WHEN: 10 a.m.
From painting to sculpture to live performances, Loring Park Art festival has it all. There’s always a discovery to be made at this annual gem, including a lovely look at the beautiful lakeside scenery. To learn more about this year’s lineup, go to loringparkartfestival.com.

Puppy Love

WHAT: Paws on Grand
WHERE: Grand Ave., St. Paul
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Pamper your pooch and support the ones who need a home. Visit booths to collect giveaways, take your dog to lunch on pet-friendly patios, and learn about adoption and rescue groups. See the cutest dogs around and sign up for the pet photo contest! For a full event breakdown, go to grandave.com.