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

Crude Tuesday is “an open performance platform and community gathering-space for dancing, movement, and experimentation.” Attendees can sign up to perform tonight at the Bryant Lake Bowl for a truly open stage for performances of all kinds in a safe, supportive community. Tickets are on a sliding scale and artists

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

Pixar fans, get ready to jump with Joy at the Minnesota Children’s Museum’s opening day for its new exhibition, Emotions at Play. You and your kids can explore emotions with help from Inside Out’s Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear. Through physical and digital experiences, kids will learn how to

Transcendence Cabaret, the brainchild of artist, speaking coach, and mental health advocate Eun Bee Yes, performs monthly burlesque and drag shows with all-nonbinary and trans artist casts. Their programming changes monthly to celebrate different cultures and communities, and this month they are highlighting artists with AAPI roots. The May performance

When an event’s motto is “there’s nothing you can’t conquer with a paintbrush in one hand and wine glass in another,” you’re all but guaranteed to have a good time. At Papa Legba’s Lounge, get painting instructions from an artist on how to make your own piece of art while

The AAPI Generations conference celebrates the 30th anniversary of Theater Mu and Asian American Theater as a whole. Over the course of the weekend, there will be artist talks, exhibits, the annual New Eyes play-reading festival, workshops, and more. FRI 5/19, 7 PM, sliding scale tickets, All Ages

With an overwhelming amount of things to do and see this weekend, DISPATCH wanted to help by putting a bunch of highlights in one handy place. Here are some picks worth a look for Art-A-Whirl weekend. Solar Arts at Art-A-Whirl® Solar Arts Building, 711 NE 15th Ave, Mpls – Friday

Red 40 is bringing Philly to Minneapolis. Labeled a local legend by Philadelphia Magazine, the drag queen and menace to society is bringing her room-shaking vocals to Bryant Lake Bowl. You may have heard her on NPR’s Sound Opinions and across many sold-out stages. Stream her rage-pop album She’s Keen

A few minutes with a very busy Anna Becker, NEMAA executive director, on the state of the top arts district in the USA according to USA Today WORDS BY KATIE DOHMAN It’s two weeks to Art-A-Whirl and Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) executive director Anna Becker is standing on a