Weekend Best Bets: June 17-19


Art in the Park

WHAT: Stone Arch Bridge Festival
WHEN: 12-8 p.m.
WHERE: Mill City District, Minneapolis
The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is back for its 22nd year on the Minneapolis Riverfront. Festival goers can view work from more than 250 visual artists, eat food from local vendors, and enjoy outdoor concerts and fireworks throughout the free weekend. stonearchbridgefestival.com

Better Your Burgers

WHAT: Bang-Up Burgers Cooking Class
WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Cooks of Crocus Hill, St. Paul
Impress your BBQ guests this summer with upgraded versions of a summer staple. Professional chef Colin Murray will teach students how to make King Salmon Burgers with jalapeno cream cheese and sweet-and-sour glaze, Slow-Roasted Corned Beef Cheeseburgers, Yucca Fries with Curry Ketchup, and more. One glass of wine or beer is included with each ticket, so the event is 21 and over only. cooksofcrocushill.com


Raise the Bar (or Pole) For Summer Celebrations

WHAT: Midsommar Celebration
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
The Twin Cities will return to its Nordic roots with American Swedish Institute’s annual summer festival of traditional music, dancing, food, and kids’ activities and crafts. The Midsommarstång (midsummer pole) will be raised at 11:30 a.m. and celebrations will continue throughout the day. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for ASI members. asimn.org

Rock The…Boom Island Park?

WHAT: Rock the Garden
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Boom Island Park, Northeast Minneapolis
Walker Art Center construction will bring Rock the Garden to Boom Island Park this year for a one day, two-stage music festival presented by The Current. The Flaming Lips, Chance the Rapper, Hippo Campus, and five other bands will perform rain or shine. Tickets are available online for $64. thecurrent.org


Love Bieber, “Love Yourself”

WHAT: Justin Bieber
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Target Center, Minneapolis
Teen-star-turned-bad-boy-turned-popular-again singer Justin Bieber will perform at Target Center this Sunday. Whether it was your dream in seventh grade to see him live, or your guilty pleasure playlist includes recent hits such as “Sorry” and “Love Yourself,” now’s the time to catch the Biebs in action. targetcenter.com

Single and Ready to Mingle

WHAT: The Great Love Debate
WHEN: Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Ritz Theater, Minneapolis
One hundred of the Twin Cities’ bachelors will sit across the theater from 100 of the area’s single women to try to answer the age-old question: “Why is everyone still single?” The Great Love Debate is touring the nation to get locals to discuss dating life today and spill their dating secrets. Tickets are available online for $25. greatlovedebate.com