French National or Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution. Alliance Française and the Dakota will celebrate the date with live music by Lo'Jo and the Francine Roche Trio. Also an artist marketplace, mimes and Citroën car rides. (2-8 p.m. Sat. $10. W. 7th Place pedestrian mall in downtown St. Paul. In Minneapolis, French restaurant Barbette hosts its annual Bastille Day block party with a local artists market. Music by PaviElle, Gramma's Boyfriend, Toki Wright & Big Cats and others. Kaleena Miller Dance and Infiammati Fire Circus perform. (3-10 p.m. Sun. Barbette, 1600 W. Lake St., Mpls. 612-827-5710.


As part of its Driveway Tour, Open Eye Figure Theatre presents a puppet show, "The Adventures of Juan Bobo," at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. Inspired by Puerto Rican folk stories, the show combines music and puppetry. Also, puppet-making activities and a scavenger hunt in the galleries. (1-3 p.m. Sun. Free. Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, 6666 East River Rd., Fridley. 763-574-1850.