FAMILY FRIDAY NIGHT

Celebrate India’s Independence Day and learn how the holiday is traditionally celebrated. Market visitors can put on henna-like tattoos, hear music and taste food samples. View Indian cooking demonstrations and make crafts. (5-8 p.m. Fri. Free. Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St., Mpls. 612-872-4041. www.midtownglobalmarket.org.)

CIVIL WAR WEEKEND

Travel Back to 1864 and explore history with costumed staff and re-enactors. Curious as to what clothing was on trend for the 1800s? Then check out a fashion show in addition to learning why the presidential election of 1864 was so important. Visit a variety of stations and see musket, medicine and cooking demonstrations. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $6-$11. Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Av., St. Paul. 612-726-1171. www.mnhs.org.)

MELISSA WALKER