Events: Survivorman Live!

Updated 7/30/2014

Plus: Festa Italiana in Shoreview.

Festa Italiana
Nick Doten

FRIDAY

Survivorman Live!

He has endured weeks lost in the Kalahari Desert and the Arctic tundra, but can “Survivorman” star Les Stroud survive one night at Mill City Nights? The star of the Discovery Channel series will appear there as part of a live tour. The appearance will reportedly include stories and footage from his TV adventures as well as a musical performance. Les plays a mean harmonica, in addition to his remarkable talent for eating grubs and warding off deadly snakes and doing all the other things it takes to survive many days in the wilderness legitimately all on his own. We’re hoping Stroud’s live show might involve some kind of self-inflicted survival adventure while he’s in Minneapolis. (9 p.m. Fri. $35. All ages. Mill City Nights, 111 N. 5th St., Mpls. www.axs.com.) Chris Riemenschneider

 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

Festa Italiana

A salute to all things Italian, showcasing the sights, sounds and smells of the boot-shaped nation. Features include vendors, food and entertainment. (11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. Free. Island Lake Park, 3655 N. Victoria St., Shoreview. www.festaitalianamn.org.) Melissa Walker