EXPOS AND SHOWS

MINNESOTA HOME AND PATIO SHOW: Exhibits, seminars and showcases on home improvement, remodeling, energy conservation, gardening, lawn care and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today. $2.50-$10. St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. www.homeandpatio show.com.

MINNESOTA GOLF SHOW: Indoor driving range, $100,000 putt challenge, golf lounge and vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today. $12. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. minnesota golfshow.com.

LOOK OF LOVE: A luxury bridal show with vendors, seminars and fashion show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today. $15. Westin Hotel, 3201 Galleria, Edina. 612-548-3210. mnbride.com.

PSYCHIC FAIR: Vendors, readings and information on holistic health. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today. $10. Radisson Hotel, 2540 N. Cleveland Av., Roseville. www.maria shaw.com.

MINNEAPOLIS HOME & GARDEN SHOW: Home and garden displays and seminars. More than 1,000 experts and vendors. Noon-9 p.m. Wed.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat.; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. next Sun. $4-$13. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. www.homeandgardenshow.com.

"DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS": Learn about Earth's prehistoric past with exhibits and attractions. Noon-9 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. next Sun. $11-$22. Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Av. S., Mpls. www. discoverthedinosaurs.com.

TWIN CITIES BRIDAL SHOW: Noon-4 p.m. next Sun. $10-$15. St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-265-4800. www.tcbridalshow.com.

DIVERSIONS

URBAN EXPEDITION: KENYA: 1 p.m. today. Free. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-292-3225. www. landmarkcenter.org/urban.html.

HISTORY

HENNEPIN OVERLAND RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: $7 per person, $20 per family. 1-4 p.m. today, Sat.-next Sun. Hennepin Overland Railway Historical Society, 2501 E. 38th St., Mpls. 612-276-9034. www.hennepinoverland.org.

"EMANCIPATION AND ITS LEGACIES": A traveling exhibition with documents, photographs and portraits detailing emancipation through the eyes of individuals. Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul. 651-222-0701. www.rchs.com.

HISTORY HAPPY HOUR: Learn the history of corsets and how they changed fashion and women's lives in the 19th century. A program for those 21 and older. 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. Thu. $25. Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-259-3000. www.mnhs.org.

SCIENCE AND NATURE

"SID THE SCIENCE KID: THE SUPER-DUPER EXHIBIT": Go on a scientific adventure and investigate everyday science questions around home and school with tools and simple machines. $9.95. Minnesota Children's Museum, 10 W. 7th St., St. Paul. 651-225-6000. www.mcm.org.

"SPACE: AN OUT-OF-GRAVITY EXPERIENCE": Explore the conditions of human space exploration and the science that makes it successful through this hands-on exhibit. $10-$13. Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-221-9444. www.smm.org.

BENEFITS

ART SHANTY PROJECTS BENEFIT: Music, raffle and special appearances by artists. 5 p.m. Sat. $15-$20. Fulton Brewery, 2540 NE. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-567-6844. www.artshantyprojects.org.

WARM UP IN THE WILD: Enjoy cocktails and entertainment among the zoo's residents. 6 p.m. Sat. $20. Minnesota Zoo, 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley. 952-431-9500. www.minnesotazoo.org.

WINTER BALL: Auction, dining and dancing to benefit Wishes and More. 5:30 p.m. Sat. $175-$225. Marriott Hotel, 30 S. 7th St., Mpls. 763-502-1500. www.wishesandmore.org.