The True Story of the Three Little Pigs @ Stages Theatre Company Opening Weekend: Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Big Bad Wolf is on trial for his part in the Three Little Pigs’ misadventures, and YOU get to determine the verdict. $15.
Free Second Saturday: Nano Science! @ The Bakken Museum Saturday 11-4 “The science of small” comes to The Bakken in kid-friendly form. Make a UV bracelet and a thin film bookmark, play with thermal conductivity, move molecules, and much more. Free!
Peapods Spring Festival @ Peapods Saturday 11-4 Celebrate the return of a reasonable climate at Peapods in St. Paul. There will be baby chicks, face painting, garden crafts, cookies, and coffee, and you can drop your name in the hat for some sweet swag: a kite, a rake and shovel set, garden gloves and watering can, and more. Free!
Family Day: April Showers @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts Sunday 11-5 Let the kiddos get creative at this month’s water-inspired Family Day. Take in a blacklight puppet show starring a crab and octopus, make thunderstorm sounds with African instruments, touch real shells and shark teeth, and make a watercolor painting to take home. Free!