Art Sled Rally
The Art Sled Rally — a uniquely Minnesotan tradition of building a sliding contraption and then riding it down a snowy slope in Powderhorn Park — returns for its eighth year. The free community event encourages kids of all ages to create an artful sled out of cardboard, wood, steel or anything else with sliding capability. The only requirement: It must be crafted in a “fashionable, ridiculous or artistic way.” To secure a slot in the lineup, arrive at Powderhorn’s western slope by 1:30 p.m. Sat. (2 p.m. Sat. Free. Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Av. S., Mpls. www.artsledrally.com.) Jahna Peloquin
Mondo XXVI Juggling & Unicycle Festival
The Twin Cities is apparently a hub for jugglers and unicyclists — who knew? Every year since 1990, the local nonprofit Mondo Juggling and Unicycle Arts has hosted a weekend festival, averaging 500 to 700 participants. The festival includes workshops on everything from yoga juggling to balloon twisting, plus combat (a competitive juggling game) and unicycle hockey games. Saturday’s Mondo Spectacular Variety Show features comedy-juggler troupe Smirk Show, former world-champion unicyclist Matt Sindelar and stand-up magician Derek Hughes. (Festival: 5 p.m.-midnight Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $7-$10. Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University, 235 Hamline Av. N., St. Paul. Variety show: 7 p.m. Sat. $10-$12. Central High Theater, 275 Lexington Pkwy., St. Paul. www.mondofest.org.) J.P.