Partying around the Twin Cities this weekend with art, music, cars and Germans

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— Local Current (@LocalCurrent) June 20, 2015

It's another beautiful summer weekend, and the Twin Cities is abuzz with all sorts of festivities. From the Stone Arch Bridge to the Schmidt Brewery to some rockin' parties, here's how Minnesotans are doing summer right ... and maybe bringing Dad along for Father's Day.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

The Stone Arch Bridge Festival in Minneapolis features a "weekend of art and music," which include family art activities, a car show and motorcycle gallery.

The showcase includes more than 250 artists and three performance stages, KSTP reports.

The festival runs until 10 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday

Rock the Garden

Meanwhile, at another Minneapolis landmark, artsy folks are jamming out at Rock the Garden at the Walker Art Center's Sculpture Garden. This is the second year in a row the festival will last two days, the Star Tribune reports.

More than 9,000 people attended Saturday and more are expected Sunday, according to the Strib.

Actor Woody Harrelson is in attendance and taking pictures with excited fans.

Saturday's headliner is Belle & Sebastian. Performances also included Twin Cities' thestand4rd, Lucius, Conor Oberst and Courtney Barnett.

Sunday's headliner is Modest Mouse. Also performing will be Babes in Toyland, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, JD McPherson, the Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger with Sean Lennon.

The event is a collaboration between Minnesota Public Radio's The Current and Walker Art Center, which are nonprofits.

Tickets are still available. Missing out on the action? Check The Current's live blog with the latest news.

GermanFest

Across the river, people are toasting Germany as GermanFest is underway at the Schmidt Brewery in St. Paul.

The family-friendly event is "focused on celebrating German culture through food, music, dance, art, education and other activities," according to the event website.

If the German food, culture and beer aren't enough of an incentive, check out the human foosball, which is raising money for the St. Paul Fire Department:

The festival is open until 10 p.m. Saturday and runs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday.

Car Show

If you want to ogle at hot rods, head down to the Minnesota State Fair grounds in St. Paul for the 42nd annual MRSA Back to the 50's car show.

The event features almost 12,000 cars and has a live '50s music dance on Saturday night.

The cars are in town through Sunday.

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