Weekend Best Bets: August 23-25

This weekend around the Twin Cities: Taco and Beer Crawl, the Minnesota State Fair (of course), Winona LaDuke’s 60th Birthday, and more

Turbulent Theatrics

What: Boeing Boeing
When: August 23, 7:30 p.m.; August 24, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Commonweal Theatre Company, 208 Parkway Ave. N., Lanesboro

In this farcical comedy, one man flies high while juggling three flight attendant fiancées, but an improved Boeing jet threatens to send his perfectly scheduled life up in flames. Boeing Boeing ends its run at the end of the month, so set your phone to airplane mode and prepare for take-off while you still can. Learn more.

Calling All Winonas

What: Winona LaDuke’s 60th Birthday
When: August 23-25
Where: Watkins Gallery, Winona State University, 222 W. King St., Winona; The Stark 103 Building, 369 Washington St., Winona; Winona History Center, 160 Johnson St., Winona; Winona Lake Bandshell, 85 Lake Park Dr., Winona

Winona LaDuke is a Native activist, writer, hemp farmer, and overall Minnesota legend, known for her two-time Green Party candidacy for Vice President with Ralph Nader and, more recently, for protesting Enbridge’s Line 3 oil pipeline. (Read our profile, which includes that confrontation, here.) To celebrate her 60th birthday, she invites all women with the name Winona to join her for a weekend in a city that shares their name. It’s a goofy idea that puts seriousness aside. To name a few attractions, there will be art, storytelling, river cruises, canoe races, live music, jingle dress dancing, and a dinner by the Sioux Chef. Learn more.

ITS Your World

What: ITS World
When: August 24, 2 p.m.
Where: Lowry Ave. N., between Penn Ave. N. and Morgan Ave. N., Minneapolis

ITS Fest presents an immersive art experience around a new conceptual framework each year. This year, the concept is to reimagine and reclaim the world of Northside Minneapolis, dismantling stigmas and displaying the beauty of the area through live music, performances, hands-on demos, a maker station, an artist market, and food vendors. ITS World is in collaboration with community innovation hub New Rules. Learn more.

Taco ’Bout Fun Times

What: Taco and Beer Crawl Minneapolis
When: August 24, 2 p.m.
Where: Wild Greg’s Saloon, 315 First Ave. N., Minneapolis

What’s better than a beer crawl? A beer crawl with tacos. A ticket to this event gets you discounted drinks at five venues at least, and the first 100 people get free take-home swag to boot. The fun doesn’t stop when you’re done eating and drinking your way through this crawl; you can also enjoy the after-party. Learn more.

Mrs. Maisel Meets Minnesota

What: Marvelous Memories with Rachel Brosnahan and Kevin Pollak
When: August 25, 1 p.m.
Where: O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, 2400 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

Rachel Brosnahan, who stars as the titular quick-witted comedian of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, will speak with her co-star Kevin Pollak about their experiences on this and other projects in their respective careers. This event is part of the Annual Tribute Fundraiser by the Temple of Aaron, with proceeds going toward the Neighborhood House Food Shelf, Habitat for Humanity, and the synagogue’s youth and elderly programs. Learn more.

Free at the Fair

What: Minnesota State Fair
When: August 22-September 2
Where: Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul

The shows at the Grandstand are always great, but there will be over 100 acts performing nearly a thousand shows of live music and entertainment for free throughout the fair. With one of the new beers or new foods in hand, see stunt dogs, lumberjacks, and skaters land their tricks, watch dance performances and fiddle contests, and listen to artists like Belinda Carlisle, Dessa, and the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra. Learn more.

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