Weekend Best Bets: May 30-June 1

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

Friday, May 30

A Day on the Green

WHAT: Walker on the Green: Artist-designed Mini Golf
WHERE: Walker Art Center, Mpls.
WHEN: 10 a.m.
Sink a few putts with the arrival of summer at this year’s return of our favorite, and increasingly renowned, artist-dreamed mini-golf course. This year, you can swing through a gumball machine, a hungry snake, and a tilting maze among other playful scenarios. Learn more at walkerart.org.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

WHAT: Flint Hills International Children’s Festival
WHERE: Ordway Center and downtown St. Paul
WHEN: 10 a.m.
Take the family on a journey with artists from around the world from Africa to Wonderland at this wonderfully curated, Ordway-presented festival. Check out performances inside the theater all weekend long, and don’t miss the downtown activities, art, and outdoor spirit of celebration. Go to ordway.org to learn more.

Saturday, May 31

Look Behind the Labs

WHAT: Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum
WHERE: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
A chance to see how the magic happens at the Science Museum: the exhibits, the collections, and how it’s all put together. Talk to museum researchers and workers, and catch the Q&A segments that illuminate the fascinating process behind this statewide gem. Learn more at smm.org.

Just Keep Swimming

WHAT: WaterFest
WHERE: Lake Phalen Park, St. Paul
WHEN: 11 a.m.
Get out on the sparkling lake while celebrating our wealth of clean water and exciting wildlife. Take a canoe voyage on the lakes and spend the day outdoors with the whole family, trying water activities such as paddleboarding, fishing, and more. For more information, go to rwmwd.org.

Sunday, June 1

A Grand Ole Time

WHAT: Grand Old Day
WHERE: Grand Ave., St. Paul
WHEN: 8 a.m.
Experience the best of what St. Paul has to offer: From music to food, there’s always tons of fun to be had at this annual tradition. It’s the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, one of the highlights of the outdoor season. Head to grandave.com for a full event schedule.

Oh, Sister

WHAT: Sister Act, The Musical
WHERE: Orpheum Theater, Mpls.
WHEN:  8 p.m.
This hit Broadway musical will make anyone yell “Hallelujah.” See the show’s final performance in the Twin Cities before it leaves town—a fun, lighthearted story that has wowed audiences from New York to the Twin Cities. For ticket information, go to hennepintheatretrust.com