Weekend Best Bets: August 10-12

This weekend around the Twin Cities, check out Steve Martin and Martin Short, an Irish fete, an indie MN showcase, and more

Friday, August 10

Two Martins, One Stage

What: Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Lives
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Treasure Island Resort & Casino, 5734 Sturgeon Lake Rd., Welch
Ranked the sixth-best stand-up comic by Comedy Central, Steve Martin teams up with Saturday Night Live legend Martin Short in a show that’s all about traditional, timeless comedy, dipping into vaudeville and the barbed, back-and-forth hallmarks of classic comedy duos. Catch them while they’re still limber enough for the long road of touring. Learn more.

Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12

The Most Beautiful Homes

What: Midwest Home Luxury Home Tour
When: Noon-6 p.m.
Where: Various Twin Cities metro locations
Eight metro houses open their doors the first three weekends of August to show visitors what million-dollar works of art look like when the best builders, designers, and contractors come together. In Orono, you’ll find a modern mountain retreat; in Linden Hills, an urban cottage; and in Lake Elmo, homes that look out over the Royal Club Championship Golf Course. Other locations include Afton and the Twin Cities. Take a few ideas, or many. Learn more.

Harriet Island Turns Green

What: Irish Fair of Minnesota
When: 4 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m., Saturday and Sunday
Where: Harriet Island Regional Park, 200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd. St. Paul
The 39th annual Irish Fair of Minnesota turns St. Paul’s Harriet Island Regional Park into a slice of the Emerald Isle, drawing about 100,000 for family-friendly entertainment—including the Celtic Kitchen for authentic Irish fare, a cultural area that provides tea and baked goods, a children’s area featuring Baary the Sheep, and shopping. Learn more.

Saturday, August 11

Queen of Country

What: Reba McEntire
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Mystic Amphitheater, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake
Reba McEntire, “the Queen of Country,” hits up Mystic Amphitheater with classics like “Fancy,” “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” and “Going Out Like That,” along with songs and covers from her first gospel album “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith and Hope,” which won a Grammy Award in 2018 for Best Roots Gospel Album. Learn more.

Indie Movies/Music in Stillwater

What: Square Lake Film & Music Festival
When: 10:30 a.m.-Midnight
Where: Near Square Lake County Park, 13359 Partridge Rd. N., Stillwater
This year, the indie fest that focuses on Minnesotan music and film sets up again on Stillwater farmland, this time with food from Northern Fires Pizza and Roma Deli, plus a new theme: biking. Those who bike to the festival grounds get a discount to hear nine musical acts, including Night Moves and Lady Midnight, and see films in a repurposed barn. Learn more.

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