All aboard for two days of family friendly fun down at Union Depot! Activities will include model trains and craft kits, train equipment tours, a photo exhibit of the steam locomotive, and more! Both Saturday and Sunday, 10-4. SAT 6/3, 10 AM, Free, All Ages

Now in its 54th year, the St. Anthony Park Arts Festival offers more than 70 artists and makers selling their work, as well as a book and plant sale, live music, food, and more. The festival also benefits the summer reading and activity programs at the SAP library branch. SAT

Giving Voice Chorus and Beer Choir Twin Cities join voices and forces at the Como Pavillion’s Dock and Paddle today for the Sip & Sing fundraiser. Promising “no auditions, no rehearsals, all the fun,” the groups will be collecting donations to launch choruses for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. SAT

As St. Paul’s kickoff to summer for the last 50 years, Grand Old Day makes its return in 2023 after a three-year absence. From Fairview Ave. to Dale St., the largest one-day festival in the Midwest will host music on seven stages, ranging from The Jayhawks, Bad Bad Hats, White

Moon Palace Books hosts author Emma Törzs to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Ink Blood Sister Scribe. Though her first foray into the longer format, Törzs’ fiction has won her a number of awards and an NEA fellowship in prose. The event will also feature short readings from

It’s been eight years since Janet last visited, so tonight should make for an epic escapade at the Xcel. The Together Again Tour (named for a song off 1997’s underrated The Velvet Rope) presents a show divided into four acts and among its 30-plus songs, fans will hear rarely performed

Singer-songwriter JoAnna James celebrates the release of her new EP, Walk With the Night, at this homecoming show at the 318. Though James’ voice could fill a theater, the cozy-cabin vibe will let listeners get a closer look at the craft of her songs. WED 5/24, 7:30 PM, $25, All

American-Australian songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Butler swings through St. Paul sans his eponymous trio for a solo performance at the Fitzgerald. Known for his prowess on all things stringed, the show should provide a more intimate setting for songs and stories than the typical jam-band set, though fans in the

In its second year, co-presented by Springboard for the Arts and the Victoria Theater Arts Center, the SPEAK OUT AND LEAD festival offers art and creativity from Twin Cities youths ages 13-21. There will be a performance stage, workshops, and youth vendors where festival goers can purchase original art. SAT