Childish Film Festival @ St. Anthony Main Theatre
April 11 – 25, various times
Curated by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, these kid-focused flicks from across the globe have never before been screened in Minnesota. Films (like The Little Rascals-inspired Fiddlesticks from Germany, above) show in their original languages with English subtitles, so take your readers! Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults. Check the schedule to see what floats your boat.
Free Second Saturday @ The Bakken Museum
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
The kids can use a circa-Ben Franklin electrostatic generator to make their hair stand on end, see and hear a musical sculpture powered by the sun, and learn how their hearty Minnesota forebears lived sans electricity 125 years ago.
Rock the Cradle @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm
It’s 89.3 The Current’s annual (and awesome) kid-grownup shindig at MIA! There will be a disco dance party, story telling, instrument playing, hip-hop performances and snacks from The Wedge Co-op. And that’s just for starters. Look for JuiceBox’s fave kiddo band Koo Koo Kangaroo, too. It’s free!
Kids Catering to Kids Lunch @ Radisson Blu Mall of America
Sunday, 12 – 1 pm
It’s a lunch served by kids to kids (and their parental figures) where all the money collected will benefit Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Twin Cities momma Debbie Gorstayn founded Kids Catering to Kids to help foster a philanthropic spirit in children at a young age. Tickets are $35 and include all-day wristbands to Nickelodeon Universe. JuiceBox recommends waiting one hour before boarding the Fairly Odd Coaster.