Last year, the Star Tribune debuted its new stage at the Minnesota State Fair. We hosted plenty of guest talks and events at the mini open-air amphitheater, which is adjacent to the remolded Star Tribune building. There’s even bench seating for fairgoers.

We’re back this year with a new lineup. Here is the current calendar (subject to change).

MONDAY, Aug. 27

Trivia Mafia: Trivia pulled from the Star Tribune headlines. 12:30 p.m.

Jerry Zgoda: With Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau. 2 p.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.

TUESDAY, Aug. 28

Sarah McLellan: With Wild coach Bruce Boudreau. 10 a.m.

Lee Schafer: With Neel Kashkari, president of Federal Reserve Bank Ninth District: 11 a.m.

Trivia Mafia: Trivia pulled from the Star Tribune headlines. 1 p.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29

Pat Lopez: With Dean Phillips, DFL candidate for Third Congressional District. 11 a.m.

Trivia Mafia: Trivia pulled from the Star Tribune headlines. 1 p.m.

Pat Lopez: With Karin Housley, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate. 2 p.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.

Marcus Fuller: With Gophers men’s basketball captain Jordan Murphy. 4 p.m.

THURSDAY, Aug. 30

Trivia Mafia: Trivia pulled from the Star Tribune headlines. 11 a.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.

FRIDAY, AUG 31

Trivia Mafia: Trivia pulled from the Star Tribune headlines. 1 p.m.

Pat Lopez with U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, DFL, 12 p.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 1

Trivia Mafia: Trivia pulled from the Star Tribune headlines. 11 a.m.

Pat Lopez with Angie Craig, DFL candidate for Second Congressional District. 1p.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2

Trivia Mafia: Trivia pulled from the Star Tribune headlines. 11 a.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 3

Paul Douglas: The meteorologist talks weather with Dan Luna from the National Weather Service. 1 p.m.

Lip Balm Revue with James Lileks: Games, special guests and lip balm giveaways with the columnist. 3 p.m.