WINTER CARNIVAL

MOON GLOW PEDESTRIAN PARADE: Begins at the Securian Building, 401 Robert St., and continues to Rice Park, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul. 6 p.m. Thu. 651-223-4700. www.winter carnival.com.

ICECARVINGS: Thu.-Feb. 1. Rice Park, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul.

MEMORABILIA AND ICE PALACE DISPLAY: Replicas of former carnival ice castles. Thu.-Feb. 1. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

ROYAL CORONATION: Social hour, dinner banquet and royal ball. 5:30 p.m. Fri. $75. St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul.

WINTER WONDERLAND: Live entertainment, vendor booths and activities. Fri.-Sun. Rice Park, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul.

AUTONOMOUS SNOW PLOW COMPETITION: 9 a.m. Sat.-next Sun. Free. Rice Park, 5th and Washington Sts., St. Paul.

BEER DABBLER WINTER CARNIVAL: Sample beers from more than 120 breweries with food trucks and live music. 3:30-7:30 p.m. Sat. $35-$45. Midway, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Av., Falcon Heights. 651-528-8752, beerdabbler.com.

KING BOREAS GRAND DAY PARADE: Parade route is Smith Av. to Rice Park along W. 7th St., St. Paul. 2 p.m. Sat. Free.

KLONDIKE KATE CABARET: 7:30 p.m. Sat. $15-$22. Doubletree, 411 Minnesota St., St. Paul.

ROCK THA PALACE: A dance party with Rhino. 8 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 6 W. 6th St., St. Paul. www.royalguards.org.

SAINTLY CITY CAT SHOW: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Sun. $3-$4. St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-265-4800.

DISC FESTIVAL: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Como Park, Midway Pkwy. and Kaufman Dr., St. Paul. 651-223-4700. www.gottago gottathrow.com.

KIDS DAY: Activities and games. 2-6 p.m. Sat. Free. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul.

WINTER ON THE HILL: Celebrate the indoor and outdoor activities of winter. Special displays with carnival memorabilia. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sat.; 1-3:30 p.m. next Sun. $6-$9. James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Av., St. Paul. 651-297-2555. www.mnhs.org.

VULCAN FUN DAY: Visit with the Vulcan Krewe and royal family, snow-themed activities, snow-sculpting competition and vendors. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. next Sun. Free. State Fairgrounds, 1265 N. Snelling Av., Falcon Heights. 651-223-4700. www.wintercarnival.com.

EXPOS AND SHOWS

THE WEDDING FAIR: Information on the latest trends in weddings from experts. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today. $10-$15. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. 763-529-1900. tcwedding.com.

MINNEAPOLIS BOAT SHOW: 2-9 p.m. Thu.; noon-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sun. $12. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. www.minneapolisboat show.com.

SEASONAL

OVALUMINATION: The skating oval is surrounded by more than 100 arborvitae and evergreen trees decorated with lights. Free; skate admission $5.50. 7 p.m. today-next Sun. John Rose Minnesota Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr., Roseville. www.visitroseville.com.

DIVERSIONS

URBAN EXPEDITION: AUSTRIA: Music, dance and activities. First in a series. 1 p.m. today. Free. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-292-3225. www.landmarkcenter.org/urban.html.

HENNA PARTY: Indulge in henna, food and dance. 2:30-5 p.m. next Sun. $12. Jawaahir Dance Company, 3010 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls. 612-872-6050. www.jawaahir.org.

HISTORY

HENNEPIN OVERLAND RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 1-4 p.m. today, Sat.-next Sun. $7 per person, $20 per family. 2501 E. 38th St., Mpls. 612-276-9034. www.hennepinoverland.org.

POND DAKOTA WINTER HISTORY FESTIVAL: Go on a sleigh ride, learn how to use logging tools and warm up at the historic Gideon Pond House. Noon-4 p.m. next Sun. $5. Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington. www.ci.bloomington.mn.us.

SCIENCE AND NATURE

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA: Interactive exhibits include the Butterfly House, Design Zone, Future Earth and Wonder Years. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Tue.-Wed., next Sun.; 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu.-Sat. $10-$13. Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-221-9444. www.smm.org.

RECREATION

RED BULL CRASHED ICE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: 6:45 p.m. Sat. Ice cross downhill racing competition. St. Paul, St. Paul. www.redbullcrashedice.com/en_US.

BENEFITS

FESTA ITALIANA FUNDRAISER: Italian dinner and silent and live auction. 1 p.m. next Sun. $25-$30. Moose on Monroe, 356 Monroe St. NE, Mpls. 651-765-1813. festaitalianamn.org.