Weekend Best Bets: March 6-8

Things to do this weekend: Bock Fest, Festival of Owls, RollerGirls, Rock the Cradle, Food & Wine Experience, and more
Bock Fest
Bock Fest

Courtesy of Schell's Brewery

Our Hmong Community

Where: March 5-15
Where: Park Square Theatre, 20 W. Seventh Pl., St. Paul

Park Square Theatre’s new series, Face to Face, addresses community issues and mines local stories. To start: a piece drawn from Hmong families in surrounding St. Paul.

International Festival of Owls

When: March 6-8
Where: International Owl Center, 126 E. Cedar St., Houston

Owl enthusiasts worldwide descend on the International Owl Center in Houston for live owl programs, art exhibits, pellet dissections, nature walks, kids’ activities, and more.

The Jungle Book

When: March 6, 7 p.m.; March 7, 2 p.m.
Where: The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul

Out on a Limb Dance Theater Company reimagines Rudyard Kipling’s classic kid-meets-jungle story through classic and contemporary dance. More than 60 young dancers perform to music by Twin Cities rocker Dan Israel, off his new album Social Media Anxiety Disorder.


When: March 6-29
Where: Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. Fourth St., Minneapolis

This world-premiere musical stars two trans people: Dash, a spoken-word performer, and Henry, a teen blogger. Dash joins a band on a countrywide tour, and, as Henry discovers them, questions churn about love, family, and gender—all in a “queer Asian-American pop-rock musical.”

Bock Fest

When: March 7
Where: Schell’s Brewing Co., 1860 Schell’s Rd., New Ulm

Seek out seven wooden goat heads (bocks) in Flandrau State Park while “human St. Bernard dogs” strap around kegs of beer. Or, stick to Schell’s Brewing Co. in New Ulm for brats, kraut, and dark German lagers.

Minnesota RollerGirls Home Team Championships

When: March 7
Where: Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

The Minnesota Roller Derby’s storied home teams skate circles around (and into) one another at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul to get their name on the Golden Skate.

Food & Wine Experience

When: March 7-8
Where: Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis

Top restaurants meet award-winning local and national wines, beers, and spirits in grazing heaven at Minneapolis’ Target Field, hosted by Minnesota Monthly.

Twin Cities Auto Show

When: March 7-15
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis

This year, the annual luxury vehicle showcase debuts the National Truck Summit, for more trucks, crossovers, and SUVs at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Rock the Cradle

When: March 8, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

Hosted by the Current radio station, this free event—like Rock the Garden for youngins—lets kids get down at Mia, with a Kid’s Disco Dance Party, sing-alongs, story time, and more.

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