As our State Fair motto goes, the summer is for all things on a stick. This weekend, however, is all about the pole. The Pole Dance Festival in St. Paul features three days packed with classes, workshops, vendors, and shows for beginners and pros alike. Friday’s highlights include the opening performance and exotic competition, before the full lineup of classes and events—featuring dance, pole sport, and performance workshops—kicks off Saturday. Closing things out on Sunday will be trickster workshops, a fly girl session, and transcending transitions, sending you into the world with all the tools you need to spin, bend, and express yourself as you get a jumpstart on those 2019 resolutions. Of pole dancing. Many performances and events on the schedule are family-friendly. Registration and more info can be found at poleandperformingart.com.