Weekend options: "American Spirits,” Scottish Ramble

  • Updated: February 13, 2014 - 2:07 PM
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The mugshot lineup from the exhibit “American Spirits: the Rise and Fall of Prohibition” features life-size figures of, from left, Meyer Lansky, Al Capone and Lucky Luciano.

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HISTORY CENTER SATURDAYS

New breweries and distilleries are popping up at a brisk pace. Learn what’s new in handcrafted beer and have a chat with local distillers. Sample their products for a mere $5. Check out the exhibit “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition.” Also at the History Center this month is special Black History Month programming. Learn about Tuskeegee airman Harold Brown in the “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation” exhibit. Guests can even try on a parachute pack and make a model aircraft. (Noon-4 p.m. Sat. $6-$11. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000. www.mnhs.org.)

SCOTTISH RAMBLE

A range of themed activities including the “Kirkin’ of the Tartans” ceremony. Shop for Scottish foods and wares in the marketplace. Authentic music and dance performances from the Macalester College Pipe Band, Minnesota Police Band and others. (11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $4-$6. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-292-3063. www.landmarkcenter.org.)

MELISSA WALKER

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