a weekend of cultural fun

Take your family on a global journey this weekend. Fancy a little Italian or Nepalese cuisine? Then look no further than the Festival of Nations. This annual event entertains as well as enlightens guests on foreign cultures. Sip beverages at the international beer and wine cafe and see the world flag ceremony. Buy goods from the market. Also, see live entertainment including African drumming, the Children's Peace Choir and more. The Pan Asian Arts Festival is a celebration of Asian heritage with storytelling, crafts and carnival games. See Pan Asian dance performances, make origami and calligraphy. (Festival of Nations: 4:30-10 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. $8-$13.50. RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-647-0191. www.festivalofnations.com. Pan Asian Arts Festival: Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Free. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-292-3225. www.panasianartsalliance.org.)