Viking Days

Pancakes (served from 9 a.m.-noon) are the traditional draw to the weekend celebration of Scandinavia that is Viking Days home, but the culinary indulgence doesn't end there. Vendors will also be serving Swedish meatballs, Norwegian lefse, Danish aebleskiver, and plenty of pickled and dried fish products. The beer garden will be open late tonight (it also serves sausages), and the indoor salmon dinner ($10-$16) is expected to sell out. Besides the music stages, children's activities, and arts and crafts, a special Viking Encampment will be inhabited by sword-wielding role players. Go ahead, ask them about sacking and pillaging as a career. Also, don't forget to visit the museum's Eero Saarinen exhibition, which ends Sunday. Photos and drawings show the great Finnish-American modernist architect's lasting legacy—clean lines and elegant curves we still see in his furniture designs and the famous Gateway Arch in St. Louis. T. BONILLA

Sat., Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012

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