Something Fowl

A resurgence of cormorants at Leech Lake is pitting anglers against environmentalists


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BEFORE DAYBREAK, a fishing boat motors across Leech Lake in northern Minnesota. It’s a sprawling body of clear water, composed of numerous bays and points. Its shores, within the boundaries of Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Indian Reservation, are wooded and just now greening up. ¶ As the boat lands on Little Pelican Island, two figures sneak ashore and duck into round plastic blinds. Thousands of black double-crested cormorants, common terns, and ring-billed gulls rise from the sand uneasily and settle again onto their nests. ¶ Then, as daylight turns the lake to a pool of mercury, the shots of .22-caliber rifles muffled by silencers come one after another. With nearly every one, a cormorant collapses in the sand. By midmorning, the men gather as many as 300 carcasses into plastic tubs and haul them back to the mainland. There they’ll be incinerated. ¶ Starting a couple of years ago, this scene has played out almost daily during the springtime. Sharpshooters from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program killed about 3,000 cormorants last year alone to protect the lake’s renowned walleye fishery—one of the most extensive efforts to control cormorants in North America. Says Bill Paul, Wildlife Services assistant state director, “We’re in it for the long haul.”

Count Warren Anderson, the owner of Northland Lodge on Leech Lake, among the thankful. “I think they’ve handled it real well, though personally, I don’t think they’ve done enough.” In his opinion, the shooting should have begun sooner. “Basically the resort trade on Leech Lake is gone.”

Others oppose the killing. “I don’t think there’s any scientific justification for the Leech Lake effort,” says Linda Wires, a University of Minnesota research associate who has studied cormorants statewide and nationally. “There’s not been the hard science done to tie the walleye decline to the cormorant predation…. Some of us look at this as a true conservation success story.”

“Cormorants have become a scapegoat, I’m afraid,” says Mark Martell, director of bird conservation for Audubon Minnesota. “If loons were blamed,” he says, “I don’t think they would be taking this action.”

BUT THEY’RE NOT LOONS, they’re cormorants. While both are big deep-diving fish-eaters, the similarity ends there—at least in the opinion of walleye anglers, fishing guides, and resort owners.

Our beloved loon is known for a melodious tremolo, haunting wail, and distinctive yodel. It dresses in crisp black-and-white checks. In flight, it’s a jet; wind whistles from its wings. In early summer, mated pairs swim with a gray baby in tow—a nuclear family of state symbols.

The cormorant wears a long-tailed undertaker’s coat, and its voice ranges from a muddy bleat to a raspy shriek. Its beak hooks, and it struggles through the air with a flappy, broken-wristed wingbeat. Cormorants roost and nest on islands by the dozens, hundreds, or thousands, piercing the air with their cries, killing trees with accumulations of guano, and spreading their wings to dry (they lack the oiled feathers of other diving birds) as if they wore capes.

The trouble began a few years ago. After disappearing for decades, cormorants returned to Leech Lake in 1992, grew to 73 nesting pairs in 1998, and by 2004, numbered 2,524 pairs, all piled onto Little Pelican Island. Jim “Murph” Murphy, a longtime muskie and walleye guide, would watch as they flew across the lake in long, black lines. “They’d be coming and coming and coming,” he says. “It was just amazing.”

Where had they come from? Were they, as some residents believed, an invasive exotic species? Or a sign of an ecosystem gone awry?

For as long as naturalists have written about American birds, cormorants have been known to occupy the East and West coasts. “The double-crested cormorants are seen flying in long lines, sometimes forming angles, and passing low over the water, at no great distance from the shore,” wrote John James Audubon in Birds of America.

In the late 1800s, cormorants bred in most of Minnesota. Along the Iowa border, according to one observer, “the air [was] jist black with ’em an’ they’re nestin’ on the island so yer can’t see it for eggs.” Another reporter described a flock of migrating cormorants “four miles long and one-and-a-half miles wide.” A flock on the Mississippi was so dense “it was impossible to see the sunset sky through the mass.”

Fishermen disliked them then as they do now and killed “great numbers” on Lake of the Woods. But the most damaging blow was DDT. Passed up the aquatic food chain, the insecticide caused eggshells to thin, just as it did with bald eagles and peregrine falcons. And with the same results: broken eggs, few successful nests, and few birds. Cormorants disappeared from their familiar haunts.

But with the ban on DDT, protection under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Clean Water Act, and a newfound winter food source—fingerling catfish from Deep South fish farms—cormorants are roaring back. They now number an estimated 2 million.

ON LEECH LAKE, fishing reigns. People still talk about the midsummer days in 1955 when giant muskies went on a rampage, striking lures like never before. Leech is still one of the best places in the world to catch a big one.

But while the lake is best known for muskies, it is the walleye—the feeble fighting but deliciously bland state fish—that is the bread and butter of the resort and guiding industry. The anglers who flock to northern lakes for the mid-May “fishing opener” are fishing for walleye—and launching the tourist business nearly a month before kids get out of school and families take their vacations. (Muskie fishing doesn’t heat up till midsummer.) Walleye fishing also pushes the tourist season deep into fall, long after schools reopen. The cormorant explosion threatens that, say locals in the fishing business.

An adult cormorant eats a pound of fish a day. At Leech Lake, that’s two to three tons of fish for each day of summer. That probably includes suitably sized walleyes, an icon perhaps even more beloved than the loon.

“It’s totally wrecked this lake for walleye and perch,” Murphy says. “The economy has been affected.”

“You could see it each year—the fishing started getting worse,” says Jeff Woodruff, who guides for both walleyes and muskies. Adds Steve Mortensen, biologist for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, which owns Little Pelican Island: “There was no end in sight.”

Beginning in 1997, fisheries managers test-netted few small walleyes in the large bay where cormorants hung out. Young walleyes were more abundant in a deeper bay where cormorants were scarce. “I think there was enough evidence that something was going on,” Mortensen says. Resource managers were also concerned that cormorants were crowding out a dwindling population of common terns.

So the state Department of Natural Resources and the Leech Lake Band decided that federal Wildlife Services agents should begin shooting cormorants under a public-resource depredation order. The goal: to reduce the Leech Lake breeding population to 500 pairs. After nesting season, gunners would continue to kill 20 a week to learn what cormorants are eating.

But scientists wanted more time to study. “My main objection is that science has been put aside and public pressure is running the show,” says Francie Cuthbert, a University of Minnesota wildlife professor who studies colonial nesting birds. As for the threat to common terns, she says, “there’s no good indication that was occurring.”

“I don’t think we had the time to go through what Francie would have liked to have done,” says Harlan Fierstine, DNR fisheries supervisor in Walker. “Fishing isn’t everything here for the economy, but it’s very important.”

The DNR has been stocking walleye fry in Leech Lake—more than 22 million last year alone. That number, as large as it seems, is thought to make up less than 40 percent of the lake’s young walleyes. The lake produces the rest naturally. But stocking has always been part biology, part public relations. “We’re under political pressure to do so,” Fierstine acknowledges—“there is high public interest.”

Under federal permits, cormorants have been shot, their nests destroyed, and their eggs oiled in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Vermont, Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia. Private landowners have killed others on fish farms and commercial minnow ponds.

When will the shooting end? Not soon, to judge by the burgeoning Great Lakes cormorant population. Unless anglers give up walleyes, diners forgo catfish fillets, and people in general change their attitudes toward gangs of fish-eating birds, the killing will continue.

Greg Breining is a writer in St. Paul.
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Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Event where floating lanterns are released in their memory. Baby names read aloud. Stories and pictures shared. Event will take place rain or shine. Register by completing the online form on our...

Cost: $20

Where:
Land of Promise Facility at Bee Bee Lake
7391 20th Street NE
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Missing GRACE Foundation
Telephone: (763) 497-0709
Contact Name: Cheri Chalstrom
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Online Family history class Oct 9th 1. Family history for every body 2. Family Search free account. 3. How use the help button 4. How look at family history tree 5. How to search for records...

Cost: $30.00 per Adult $7.00 per child and $55.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Website »

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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
Website »

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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Town Hall Brewery celebrates its 21stAnniversary the week of October 15, with events and specials including beer releases and its annual Anniversary Beer Dinner. Stop down to celebrate the past and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
Website »

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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

More information

An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
View map »

More information

At TeamWomen, we put self-care at the top of the list! That’s why we’re partnering up with Fit Body Boot Camp to offer Fitness Boot Camp Sessions at a reduced rate of $10 for our members. All...

Cost: $10

Where:
Fit Body Boot Camp
76 Nathan Lane North
Saint Louis Park, MN  55426
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
Website »

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Online Family history class Oct 9th 1. Family history for every body 2. Family Search free account. 3. How use the help button 4. How look at family history tree 5. How to search for records...

Cost: $30.00 per Adult $7.00 per child and $55.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
View map »


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

More information

Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

More information

by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Perpich Arts High School students in the Dance, Literary Arts, Music, and Theater programs share bits and pieces of songs and monologues from their developing work "Gig: Americans Talk About Their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Perpich Center for Arts Education
Telephone: 763-279-4168
Contact Name: Betsy Anderson
Website »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
Website »

More information

Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
View map »

More information

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
View map »


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

More information

Town Hall Brewery celebrates its 21stAnniversary the week of October 15, with events and specials including beer releases and its annual Anniversary Beer Dinner. Stop down to celebrate the past and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

More information

September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
Website »

More information

For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 12:30pm – 4:30pmBrookview Community Center | Golden Valley, MN Join us for the 3rd Annual Reimagine Aging Conference! Members...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Brookview Community Center
316 Brookview Pkwy S
Golden Valley, MN  55426
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Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Hazel broadcasts from her front...

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-618-7008
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with...

Cost: $25-36 (discounts for seniors and groups)

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Website »

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Come celebrate the fall season with Lift Bridge! We will have pumpkins from Bergmann's Greehouse and carving kits - $8 for each pumpkin (about basketball size) and it automatically comes with a...

Cost: $8

Where:
Lift Bridge Brewing Company
1900 Tower Drive West
Stillwater, MN  55082
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.   Chester Congdon...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
View map »


Telephone: 218-726-8910

More information

CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
View map »

More information

Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

More information

Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »

More information

by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

At TeamWomen, we put self-care at the top of the list! That’s why we’re partnering up with Fit Body Boot Camp to offer Fitness Boot Camp Sessions at a reduced rate of $10 for our members. All...

Cost: $10

Where:
Fit Body Boot Camp
76 Nathan Lane North
Saint Louis Park, MN  55426
View map »


Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
Website »

More information

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Town Hall Brewery celebrates its 21stAnniversary the week of October 15, with events and specials including beer releases and its annual Anniversary Beer Dinner. Stop down to celebrate the past and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with...

Cost: $25-36 (discounts for seniors and groups)

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
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Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Hazel broadcasts from her front...

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-618-7008
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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WHAT:                                 Northeast Celebration: An Evening of Business and Community Awards WHO:  ...

Cost: Admission is $40 and pre-registration is required

Where:
Jax Cafe
1928 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Northeast Minneapolis Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They first meet the Munchkins, the good witch Glinda, and the Wicked Witch...

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-8300
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Roundtable: Elections #MN2018...

Cost: Admission is $15 and pre-registration is required

Where:
the Local
931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes Hauser

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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
Website »

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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Town Hall Brewery celebrates its 21stAnniversary the week of October 15, with events and specials including beer releases and its annual Anniversary Beer Dinner. Stop down to celebrate the past and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
Website »

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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Website »

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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Formerly based in the Twin Cities, Landland is a two-person studio and screen-printing laboratory comprised of Dan Black (Chicago, IL) and Jessica Seamans (Milwaukee, WI). Landland creates...

Cost: Free

Where:
NewStudio Gallery
2303 Wycliff Street
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: NewStudio Gallery
Telephone: 651-207-5527
Contact Name: Karen Swoverland
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The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Explore rarely seen artifacts from the museum’s collections and experiment on the fringes of science! Follow the footsteps of innovators throughout history with interactive activities and...

Cost: $12

Where:
The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

More information

CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
View map »

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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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A Celebration in Sound! In 2008, Copper Street Brass began as a collection of recent music-school graduates, practicing in our basement and searching for gigs. Ten years later, we’ve worked hard...

Cost: $25 Door, $20 Advance, $10 Student

Where:
Hamline University: Sundin Hall
1531 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Copper Street Brass
Telephone: (763) 307-3452
Contact Name: Corbin Dillon
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When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They first meet the Munchkins, the good witch Glinda, and the Wicked Witch...

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
View map »


Telephone: 320-763-8300
Website »

More information

Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
Website »

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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

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Celebrate the season and run the Twin Cities Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, October 20th! All participants receive hot cider, a caramel apple, and a finishers mug at the finish...

Cost: $30-$85

Where:
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 W
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Contact Name: Peter Starykowicz
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Minneapolis-area middle and high school girls will get a chance to see what being an engineer is like at Invent it. Build it. during WE18, the largest conference and career fair for women in...

Cost: $5-$7

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers
Telephone: 630-305-0003
Contact Name: Jenny Balogh
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home...

Cost: Free with food shelf donation

Where:
HealthEast Sports Center
4125 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN  55129
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 1-952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
Website »

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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
View map »


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

Cost: $10 per person in advance; $12 at the gate; children under 36" free

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Website »

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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
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Town Hall Brewery celebrates its 21stAnniversary the week of October 15, with events and specials including beer releases and its annual Anniversary Beer Dinner. Stop down to celebrate the past and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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DANIELLE EGNEW, PSYCHIC AND ANGELIC CHANNEL TO APPEAR AT Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. Award-winning Psychic, Medium and Angelic Channel Danielle Egnew is stopping in Minneapolis on her dynamic...

Cost: $75.00

Where:
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
4401 S Upton Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: The Ascension Tour
Telephone: 406-850-3287
Contact Name: Melissa Scianna
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Reason No. 1 to love Florence + The Machine: Vocalist Florence Welch's singing voice is never, ever passive and has a sound all her own.  Reason No. 2: Each song is a story in...

Cost: $39.50-99.50

Where:
Target Center
600 N First Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Target Center
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They first meet the Munchkins, the good witch Glinda, and the Wicked Witch...

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-8300
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Hothouse Flowers singer Liam Ó Maonlaí is flying in from Dublin to treat the Twin Cities to a concert on Saturday, Oct 20. He’ll be joined by bandmate Peter O’Toole. Liam is known best for...

Cost: Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door.

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Contact Name: CJAC
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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