Weekend Best Bets: June 3-5


It’s Been One Week Since…You Had That Song In Your Head

WHAT: The Barenaked Ladies
WHEN: Doors at 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m.
WHERE: The Cabooze, 917 Cedar Ave., Minneapolis
The Barenaked Ladies, the Canadian rock band best known for  “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” and even “The Big Bang Theory” theme song, will play at the Cabooze this Friday. Bring back the ’90s in style and check out their old—and new—hits. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Howard Jones will open. Tickets are $42.50 in advance and $45 at the door. cabooze.com

Tour for Your Taste Buds

WHAT: Historic Northeast Walking Food Tour
WHEN: 1 p.m.
WHERE: Six locations in Northeast Minneapolis
Take the time to explore your city this summer with some of Northeast Minneapolis’s best restaurants. The 1.5 mile-long food tour includes stops at Kramarczuk’s Deli, Gorkha Palace, Gardens of Salonica, and more. You’ll also see and learn about some of Northeast’s historical and cultural sites. Can’t make it this week? The tour will go on all summer, Fridays at 11 a.m., and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. twincitiesfoodtours.com


Free of Gluten But Full of Food

WHAT: Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest
WHEN: 10 a.m.-4p.m.
WHERE: Minneapolis Convention Center
Living a gluten-free life doesn’t have to mean missing out on great food. Enjoy Life Foods and Gluten Free and More magazine are coming to Minneapolis to share knowledge, host gluten-free cooking demonstrations, and provide sample food from vendors. Experts will also speak about how to stay healthy and happy while gluten-free. Tickets are $15 for one day and $25 for a two-day pass for Saturday and Sunday. glutenfreefoodallergyfest.com


WHAT: The Drinkin’ Spelling Bee
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: 331 Club, 331 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis
If you’re still looking for redemption after your third grade spelling bee, 331 Club is here to give you a grown-up version. A beer comes with the registration fee, so you can start off strong. Spell a word right, get another beer. Spell a word wrong, you’re out. Winner gets bragging rights and a free bar tab. 331club.com


Travel the Globe

WHAT: Flint Hills International Children’s Festival
WHEN: June 4-5, all day
WHERE: The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul
The 16th annual festival features live performances from around the world written and performed for children and families. In between the performances, attendees can participate with crafts and learn about the different cultures represented. Indoor shows are $5 and outdoor performances and activities are free. fhfestival.org

A Grand Old Time

WHAT: Grand Old Days
WHEN: 8 a.m-6 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Ave., St. Paul
Grand Old Days used to be the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, but now they added another day to incorporate more vendors, events, and activities. Saturday is devoted to promoting businesses on Grand Avenue. Sunday is the Grand Old Day you know and love, with a parade starting at 9:30 a.m. Kick off summer and listen to live music, visit local shops, and eat your weight in fair food. grandave.com