Weekend Best Bets: May 6-8

Your weekend to-do list in the Twin Cities


Gimme the Grammy

WHAT: Tony Bennett
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: State Theatre, Minneapolis
Music legend Tony Bennett and his quintet are back in town. A recent Grammy win for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album proves that after 60 years, Bennett’s vocal chops and timeless sense of class are still widely revered. hennepintheatretrust.org

Cocktails at the Castle

WHAT: Light up the Night
WHEN: 7-11 p.m.
WHERE: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Sprawled across the ASI courtyard, Cocktails at the Castle celebrates the return of light and spring with artwork, music, drinks, and many more diversions. Two-time Grammy nominee Sofia Jannok’s songs in English, Swedish, and Sámi will demonstrate the convergence of cultures at this event. asimn.org


Run like a mother

WHAT: Run Like a Mother 5K
WHEN: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
WHERE: Phalen Park, Saint Paul
If your mom can kick your butt in all athletic endeavors like mine can, this event is a perfect way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend. Get an early start on the day and race with other moms to the finish line. Strollers welcome! Andersonraces.com

Arts and crafty

WHAT: Craftstravaganza
WHEN: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: State Fairgrounds, Saint Paul
Dozens of vendors will put their crafts on sale for one day only. Head to the fairgrounds and stay all day exploring goods from handmade headbands to kitchen utensils and everything in between. Craftstravaganza.com


International Brought Local

WHAT: Festival of Nations
WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
WHERE: International Institute of Minnesota, Saint Paul
This annual event’s 83rd weekend of celebration of ethnic diversity, cultural differences, and community unity comes to a close on Sunday. The Festival works with nearly 100 groups to create a truly international ambiance. Experience the last day of this year’s fair at the International Institute of Minnesota. festivalofnations.com

Uno, Dos, Tres…

WHAT: Cinco de Mayo on Lake Street
WHEN: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Street, Minneapolis
This Latino celebration, held since 1997, will pop up, covering Lake Street with sips, snacks, activities, traditional dancers, music, community events, and much more. Enjoy the parade at 1:00 p.m. and then stay all day exploring. facebook.com