Weekend Best Bets: June 6-June 8

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

Friday, June 6

For Him and Her

WHAT: You’ve Got Me Hooked – Fly Fishing and Clay Wall Art
WHERE: Silverwood Park, St. Anthony
WHEN: 6 p.m.
Three Rivers Park District kicks off its summer series of date nights this weekend: One evening each month will offer themed art projects and outdoor activities for you and your sweetheart to enjoy together. June’s event consists of crafting clay wall art and catching fish on the fly. Go to threeriversparks.org to learn more.

The Fairest of Them All

WHAT: Edina Art Fair
WHERE: 50th and France, Edina
WHEN: 10 a.m.
Stop by day one of Minnesota’s second-largest art fair as it hits 50th and France for its 48th year. 320 artists and crafters from around the U.S. and Canada will have booths set up with their artwork available for sale; head over to pick up something special. Go to edinaartfair.com for more information.

Saturday, June 7

Movie at Sunset

WHAT: Despicable Me 2
WHERE: Armatage Park, Mpls.
WHEN: 8:30 p.m.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s annual free movie series is perfect for a relaxing summer night that’s easy on the wallet. This weekend, catch Despicable Me 2 for some family-friendly fun, or go to mplsmusicandmovies.com for a full schedule of movies and park locations.

Grab Your Tasting Glass

WHAT: St. Paul Summer Beer Fest
WHERE: Minnesota State Fairgrounds – International Bazaar, St. Paul
WHEN: 2 p.m.
Unlimited beer samples, anyone? Spend a summer afternoon enjoying 100 craft beers, listening to live music, attending beer seminars, and more at this outdoor festival. Go to stpaulsummerbeerfest.com to purchase tickets and get more info.

Sunday, June 8

Treat Your Senses

WHAT: The Hear and Now
WHERE: Honey, Mpls.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
Spitting Image Collective debuts its commissions and concert series, featuring new works by five top Minneapolis composers. Sit back and enjoy never-before-heard sounds of clarinet, soprano, cello and flute in the dark, candle-lit Honey lounge—ideal for a date night. Go to spittingimage.org for tickets.

An Artful Family Event

WHAT: Big and Small – Family Day
WHERE: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mpls.
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Take some time to enjoy oversized and small-scale artworks at MIA’s monthly Family Day, a Sunday devoted to introducing fine art to the kiddos. Visual works are supplemented by musicians, storytellers, dancers, and opportunities to make your own art, showing that creativity has no bounds. Go to artsmia.org to learn more.