SESAME STREET LIVE: MAKE A NEW FRIEND

It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, live nearby or come from far away, everyone is welcome on Sesame Street. Join Elmo, Grover and the rest of the gang as they celebrate cultural similarities. (10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m., 2 & 5:30 p.m. Sat.; 1 & 4:30 p.m. Sun. $15-$75. Target Center, 600 1st Av. N., Mpls. 1-888-929-7849. www.targetcenter.com.)

POND DAKOTA WINTER HISTORY FESTIVAL

Learn what life was like for the Dakota Indians and neighboring settlers. Take a sleigh ride, learn how to use logging tools and warm up at the historic Gideon Pond House. (Noon-4 p.m. Sun. $5. Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 E. 104th St., Bloomington. www.ci.bloomington.mn.us.)

MELISSA WALKER