We’ll be spending most of our Saturday during the day at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds—which is fun trip in itself when the Fair isn’t happening—taking in as much new book smell as is possible without making too much of a scene. There’s also going to be a lot of book talk, and book listening, happening as well. Highlights for us include the incredible Are We Making Fun of Us? panel with Stephanie Wilbur Ash, Jason Good, Geoff Herbach, John Jodzio, and Mary Mack, and the Art of Rock panel featuring show poster collector Mitch Putnam talking with Wes Winship and Mike Davis from Burlesque of North America, Dan Black of Landland, and Mary Lucia of 89.3 The Current. Hear more picks and about the Fest, put together by Rain Taxi, from Editor Eric Lorberer in our Quick Q+AFriday-Sunday. Free.Tracy Oxford

Minnesota State Fair Grounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N, STPL; mnstatefair.org