Weekend Best Bets: June 3-5

A few ways to make the most of your weekend

Friday, June 3

Coming to America

WHAT: Steerage Song
WHERE: Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 p.m.
Theatre Latte Da’s new musical about immigration, featuring gorgeous arrangements of music about crossing the pond from the Ellis Island era. Learn more at latteda.org

Friday, June 3

Mayhem makers

WHAT: God of Carnage
WHERE: Guthrie Theater
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Despite the brutal-sounding title, this is a comedy—“90 minutes of sustained mayhem,” as the New York Times put it—about two high-strung couples trying to work out their differences, sparked by a playground fight between their sons. Learn more at guthrietheater.org

Saturday, June 4

Quality kids stuff

WHAT: 2011 Flint Hills International Children’s Festival
WHERE: Ordway Center
WHEN: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual festival of high-quality, diverse children’s fare from around the world returns with puppet theater, dance, and world music. Learn more at ordway.org

Saturday, June 4

Outdoor Art

WHAT: Edina Art Fair
WHERE: 50th and France, Edina
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fine art from the around the country, nestled in booths along the streets of downtown Edina, including artisan furniture-makers Learn more at edinaartfair.com

Sunday, June 5

Summer starts

WHAT: Grand Old Day 2011
WHERE: Grand Avenue, St. Paul
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Communist Daughter, the Heiruspecs, and other local bands play the first big festival of summer. Learn more at grandave.com

Sunday, June 5

Bet the farm

WHAT: Horse racing starts
WHERE: Canterbury Park
WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
The second week of live horse racing at Canterbury Park brings the fillies to the field and the fun to the stands. Relax in the stands, place your bets, maybe even win a little. Learn more at canterburypark.com

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