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Minnesota South

How Naples, Florida became the winter roost for our most notable snowbirds


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Florida is best known for its sun, its citrus, and its beaches, but its most defining characteristic may be its allure to schemers.

It’s the place where people from elsewhere come to plant their crazy dreams in the sun-bleached sand, whether the Chicago-born Walt Disney’s fantasy park, the stretch of Miami Beach connected to the mainland by a New Jersey farmer, or the wholly planned Roman Catholic college town Ave Maria, launched by a pizza magnate from Michigan. Amid this cultural mishmash, at the edge of the Everglades, sits Naples, one of the state’s most opulent communities. With its manicured lawns and trimmed hedges, its tony shops and poky pace, Naples feels like the Florida equivalent of Wayzata.

The Naples-Wayzata similarity has become increasingly pronounced as more and more Minnesota transplants establish themselves here, as if part of some master plan to create a Gulf Coast colony for their home state. To the visiting Minnesotan, several Neapolitan landmarks induce a sense of déjà vu: the D’Amico & Sons, Campiello, and Lurcat restaurants; Traditions Classic Home Furnishings. But perhaps the place in town with the most familiar feel is the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club at 7:15 a.m. on a Friday morning, at a meeting of the Minnesota Men’s Breakfast group.

The Breakfast Club

While people back home are waking to another day of the polar vortex and the bitterest January in decades, the nearly 300 Minnesotans gathered at the hotel this morning are tanned, cheerful, and wearing enviably light jackets. The Gulf of Mexico sparkles outside as the sun rises over the sand, palm trees, and valet-parking attendants.

 Gene Frey, a congenial host in his 80s with a familiar Scandinavian cadence, stands at the front of the Sunset Terrace room, where the tables are set with pink conch shells, trying to impose order on the crowd. “This is the biggest group we’ve ever had for the opener,” he says into a microphone, launching the first meeting of the Breakfast’s 50th year.

Attendees, almost exclusively men over 60, many sitting on business fortunes, come in search of the familiar—longtime friends, mugs of weak coffee, and cultural touchstones such as a Grand View Lodge logo on a polo shirt. For half a century, all sorts of Minnesota dignitaries and titans—from former Governor Tim Pawlenty to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor to today’s speaker, Cargill CEO David MacLennan—have been invited to address this influential group.

The early hour is a testament both to the legendary rising habits of seniors and the commitment they share to late-morning golf games. Frey, formerly of Edina, makes the mistake of suggesting there may not be enough bacon and eggs on hand, prompting two men seated at an out-of-the-way table dubbed “starvation corner” to jump the line at the buffet.

Frey relays news from home. The Gophers basketball team beat Ohio State in an upset. The Minnesota Orchestra lockout has ended. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will be here to speak next week. Then Frey tells a couple of Sven and Ole jokes, as he does every week, one of which has the two hapless Norwegians believing they’ve ordered flesh-and-blood women from a clothing catalog.

The breakfast has the feel of a Moose Lodge meeting, appropriate in a city residents repeatedly describe as “like a small town.” Everybody seems to know everybody. And that fact, as much as the sunshine, explains why so many Minnesotans come to Naples. They hear about it from other Minnesotans. They fly down and wind up contacting a real-estate agent. It’s an expat community of sorts—the modern version of Scandinavian immigrants homesteading the Midwestern prairie.

“It’s an easy place to live,” says Richard D’Amico, co-owner of the Twin Cities D’Amico dining empire, who resides here full-time with his wife and runs four Naples restaurants with his brother. “Naples is a Midwest destination. It has that feel, as opposed to Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami, which have an East Coast vibe. There, it’s hipper and faster.”


Campiello in Naples

It’s hard to know how many Minnesotans live or vacation in the Naples area, including Fort Myers, where the Twins run their spring training season, and Sanibel Island, where the Edina-based Jerry’s Foods operates a grocery store. The Men’s Breakfast roster includes the names of nearly 600 families. Collier County, where Naples is located, reports 2,200 local properties for which the tax bills are sent to owners in Minnesota.
In 1964, when a handful of Minnesotans launched the Breakfast, Naples was still a backwater. A hurricane had swept through four years prior and torn apart the city’s impressive and since-rebuilt ocean pier and destroyed many of the older houses and buildings.

Out of the wreckage grew the Naples of today, a hyper-landscaped enclave of million-dollar Mediterranean-style mansions and yachts bearing names such as “Happy Days” and “Pinch Me!” It’s one of the wealthiest cities in America, with a busy private-jet airport and a claim to more golf holes per capita than anywhere else in the country. It’s home, at least part-time, to Florida Governor Rick Scott and TV’s Judge Judy, as well as prominent Minnesotans including department-store heir Bob Dayton (Governor Mark Dayton’s cousin) and longtime Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Barbara Flanagan.

Standing at the end of the city pier, it’s easy to see why Naples appeals to Minnesotans of means. It’s a relaxed, orderly community on a stunning, miles-long stretch of sugar-white beach with a January average-high temperature of 75 degrees. Pelicans and white egrets fly overhead. Painters stand in alleyways immortalizing the scenery while golf carts zip up and down the streets.

“I call it La-La Land,” says Bob Elsholtz, a Men’s Breakfast attendee. “Nobody knows the value of a dollar here.” Elsholtz is a sportsman who lived on White Bear Lake before selling a trucking company several years ago and subsequently deciding to move south. He first visited this place as a kid. “I thought, ‘Naples—that would be a good place to go fishing.’” He laughs at the simplicity of that observation now.

Just three days ago, Elsholtz filed for his Florida residency, or “declaration of domicile.” The weather is one reason. Golfing is another. Yet another is the fact that, unlike Minnesota, Florida doesn’t have a state income tax. Minnesota exempts people who spend more than half the year elsewhere, a doughnut hole Governor Dayton has tried to close to no avail. “Every day, Minnesota loses millions of dollars from people leaving the state for Florida and Texas,” Elsholtz says, due to what he and many of his cohort believe are burdensome tax rates. This emigration, he adds, is especially hard on Minnesota charities.

Savvy Minnesota institutions actually follow their supporters to Naples for parties and fundraisers during the year, including the University of St. Thomas, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the University of Minnesota, which has an event planned the day after the Men’s Breakfast meeting. To serve its southern clientele, the prominent Minneapolis litigation firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi opened a Naples office in 2001.

“Everybody is here,” says Bob Groth, a lawyer who works with the local U of M alumni chapter, jovially chatting near the coffeemakers. “This is Minnesota south.”

THE OLD GUARD

Barbara Flanagan, the former columnist and enduring Twin Cities icon, tends to skip the Men’s Breakfast, which she describes as “men who talk over coffee about their golf.” She bought a condo in a fourplex near the heart of downtown Naples in 1984 and lives there up to five months of the year with her husband, Earl Sanford, a retired investment executive. Their location is “superb,” she says, seated on a tropically patterned sofa, her feet up on a pink coffee table near a flamingo tissue dispenser. “It sits in the middle of everything. Campiello is just down the street. We love it.”


Barbara Flanagan

Flanagan turned 90 in mid-January but hardly looks it in shorts and lipstick, her curly hair tucked into a headband. During decades as a newspaperwoman and book author, she advocated for many now-cherished aspects of Minneapolis’s civic life, such as outdoor cafés, refurbished historic buildings, and parks. Flanagan’s boosterism inspired Garrison Keillor to write a waltz about her, including the line, “Style and beauty is everyone’s duty…”

Flanagan’s favorite room in the Florida condo is a large, screened front porch, the anchor of what she calls “Nisswa at Naples,” a term that suggests her home state is never far from mind. “I love Minnesota,” Flanagan says. “I spent a lot of time as a reporter out in the cold. I decided in my old age, I didn’t need it.”

She remembers an early trip to Naples to visit friends—the typical way Minnesotans find this place. “When we first came, you could shoot a cannon down the street at 6 p.m. and nobody would be hit. Now everything is busy, busy, busy.” She and her husband were on the way to the airport when they spotted an open house at the fourplex, which happened to have been built by a man from Anoka. Other Minnesotans followed them to fill up the building, including Jack and Cathy Farrell of Haskell’s wine shop, who live downstairs.

Minnesota is still Flanagan’s home, including for tax purposes, and she says she’ll never live in Naples full-time, partly because she gets homesick by March. But during the winter months, she gets her dose of the North Star State at parties and dinners. “Basically,” she says, “Minnesotans are fairly clingy.”

THE NEW GUARD

Gene Frey drives his Bentley down Tamiami Trail, the highway connecting Tampa to Miami through Naples and the Everglades. The temperature outside has reached the low 60s, but Frey, in a sweater vest, has the heated seats on full blast.

Naples is a relatively new city, he says, noting that the area we’re in, Pelican Bay, didn’t even exist 45 years ago. It was just water and mangroves and a developer’s big idea. “Before air conditioning and mosquito control, this had to be a place for the hearty,” he says.

Frey and his wife, Mary, moved to Naples in 1996, around the time he sold his recycled-paperboard business, leaving the family foundation, which focuses on housing and education, in the hands of their children in Minneapolis. Now, the couple spends seven months of the year in a lavish penthouse overlooking the ocean. “Minnesota is a great place to come from,” Frey says. “I enjoyed Minnesota thoroughly. I enjoyed the people mainly.”

These days, he treats Naples like home, investing in institutions such as Artis-Naples, which houses the local philharmonic as well as a theater and art museum. Frey, who serves on the board, thinks this blooming cultural campus is yet another reason for people to move to Naples. “It has attracted people not only from Minneapolis, but all sorts of places where they are used to those kinds of luxuries in their life and maybe are ready to retire and want to continue it.”

It just so happens that for the past two-and-a half years, the person running Artis-Naples has been 37-year-old Kathleen van Bergen, who came here from Minnesota, where she was director of the Schubert Club, a century-old classical-music organization in St. Paul. Frey served on the selection committee that hired her.

Van Bergen has made changes, some controversial, such as renaming the organization, long known simply as “the Phil,” referring to the philharmonic, to better reflect its breadth of offerings. While that decision drew ire and even picketers (a local newspaper columnist deemed the name Artis-Naples more suited to “a New Age retreat for women to get in touch with their inner goddesses and call themselves by pseudo Latin names”), she’s also just landed a million-dollar gift from a donor and hired a prestigious new music director from Russia.

In populist Minnesota style, van Bergen is trying to broaden the institution’s appeal. She’s brought in touring Broadway shows, bluegrass jazz, and Jay Leno. She cites the Walker Art Center as a model for this sort of artistic cross-pollination. “I regularly reflect on the traditions of culture in the Twin Cities, which are amazing,” she says.

Van Bergen enjoys Naples’s collection of big personalities from all over the world. But she seems to relish Minnesotans especially. “There is something about the communal Minnesota culture that translates down here. Everybody has a Minnesota connection.”

THE VIEW FROM A BOAT

People in Naples like to get on a boat, just as they do in Minnesota. Mike Schumann, who owns Traditions Classic Home Furnishings with his wife, Suzanne, is lowering the shore station that holds his center-console speedboat, aptly named “St. Pauli Girl,” into the water. The Schumanns live much of the year in a one-story house on a canal just off Tamiami Trail, with a swimming pool and a lemon tree in the backyard.

The couple first visited Naples in 2002, during “the winter from hell,” 62-year-old Mike says. “There was a blizzard in Minnesota—a foot of snow. We got off here, and we’ve got palm trees and 72 degrees.” In short order, the two bought their house. And sensing a business opportunity, they opened a store in a former art gallery downtown (the couple’s other two Traditions are in St. Paul and St. Louis Park). The outlet, which counts many Minnesotans as customers, is filled with eclectic, high-end furniture. “Opening the Naples store was the best move we ever made,” Mike says, explaining that it recovered from the recession more quickly than their Twin Cities shops because, simply put, there is more money here. “If not for that, we probably wouldn’t be in business anymore.”


Suzanne and Mike Schumann

Richard D’Amico is similarly pleased with his Naples gambit. “I started coming down here in 1982,” he says. “I thought, ‘This is such a cute little town; someday it will be busy enough to have a restaurant.’” Today, he counts Naples as “extremely important” to the D’Amico empire. “We do significantly higher revenues in Naples than in Minneapolis,” he says. “That’s per store, concept by concept. Campiello—it’s insane. The best thing we ever did was open that store in Naples.”

Mike Schumann kicks up the motor and heads out into Naples Bay. Tourists wave as he cruises by. Presumably it’s just a friendly acknowledgement—but, who knows?—they could be fellow Minnesotans recognizing him as a face from back home while they’re getting their first look at Naples and thinking about researching moving companies.

Mike drives through dredged canals encrusted with palatial stucco homes, past older buildings that will inevitably be torn down, and briefly out into the open ocean before the wind forces him to turn back. He slows the boat at a spot where green mangroves stand relatively undisturbed and two herons perch on a stick of wood just above the water, which has turned silver in the late-day sun.

“I like it here,” he says. “I like Minnesota, but I go back and I’m not that connected to Minnesotans there anymore.” That’s because in this La-La Land of beaches and golf courses, friends tend to have time on their hands for sunny camaraderie and shared nostalgia, whereas at home, real life intrudes.

“I’m more tied into the Minnesota community here than when I’m in Minnesota,” Schumann adds. “I’m booked solid.”

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February 2017

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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This five day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars and course offerings from long-time North House instructors as well as featured guest Nancy Bush. This year marks our...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School & Grand Marais Art Colony
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Telephone: 218-387-9762
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Cost: $13 for adults

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-797-2571
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Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Cost: FREE

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Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The Minnesota Transportation Museum will be opening our doors for FREE on Sunday, February 19th from 10:00am to 4:00pm!!  We will be showcasing local artists and crafters from the Twin Cities area...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Jackson Street Roundhouse
193 Pennsylvania Ave. E.
St. Paul, MN  55130
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Sponsor: Minnesota Transportation Museum
Telephone: 612-584-9888
Contact Name: Kate McDonald
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Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cost: Free

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5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
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Cost: See website for details

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Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Where:
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
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Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Ridgedale Mall
12401 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
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Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Cost: 30

Where:
Afton Alps
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Cost: $165-318

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Dr
Sandstone, MN  55072
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Telephone: 320-245-2648
Contact Name: Laurie Fenner
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Cost: $125-200

Where:
Loews Minneapolis Hotel – Official Host Hotel
601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Augsburg College - Foss Lobeck Miles Center
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-203-9502
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Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Stress. It’s a part of everyone’s life. Learning how to identify and cope with stress can help us navigate times of uncertainty. Is all stress bad? How do I recognize excessive stress? What...

Cost: Free

Where:
BlueCross BlueShield- Edina
6807C York Avenue S
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: BlueCrossMN
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Website »

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Wonder, adventure and discovery for all at our winter family camp!  Treat your family to 3- nights/4-days of discovery, learning and fun! This exciting family program offers age-specific as...

Cost: $165-318

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Dr
Sandstone, MN  55072
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Telephone: 320-245-2648
Contact Name: Laurie Fenner
Website »

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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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UMD Graduate Percussion Group Monday, February 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

Starting Tuesday, February 14th anyone who purchases a Classic Tour ticket for a Tuesday will receive a considerable discount. The Classic Tour will be $5, all day on Tuesdays instead of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
Website »

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

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


Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michgan Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
Website »

More information

Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
View map »


Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Website »

More information

Slapstick Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 February 7 – March 7 Cost: $75Instructor: Rudd Rayfield Take a fall, slap your friend, make ’em laugh!  Study the time-honored art of slapstick and become a...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
Website »

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Wizarding World Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 February 7 – March 7 Cost: $75Instructor: Rudd Rayfield Spells!  Potions!  Defend yourself against the dark arts in this play creation class where the...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

More information

The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Schedule a one-night lesson with an instructor, then contribute your bowl to Empty Bowl, a benefit for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.  $35 (fee includes instruction, supplies, and ticket...

Cost: $35

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W 2nd St
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Dultuh Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

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The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel. Chakra symbols represent the circular centers of energy, and they correspond to the nerve plexuses and organs in the physical nervous system. By focusing on...

Cost: $128 full course pre-pay, $18 single pre-pay, $20 single drop in

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
Website »

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Tue, Feb 21, 6:30 pm Best Buy Theater FREE and open to the public   Diversity of Korean Dance visually explores the connection between traditional Korean dances and the vibrant state...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
Website »

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On Tuesday, February 21st, we're hosting our annual barrel dinner! This coursed meal is paired with our barrel-aged beers and presented by our Brewmaster Mike Hoops and Chef Matt Lepisto....

Cost: $99 per person, includes food, drink, tax and gratuity.

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
Website »

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Matinee Musicale College Scholarship Concert Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

Join us at the Hill the last Wednesday of every month from 8:00AM to 9:00AM for a free networking event. This is a casual business networking event to build business relationships in the downtown...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

The American Swedish Institute is offering FREE admission on four Wednesdays throughout February from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., starting February 1 and continuing February 8, 15 and 22, 2017.  The ASI...

Cost: Free

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

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


Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
Website »

More information

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
View map »


Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Website »

More information

The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Continuing the Wednesday night monthly activities, join us at the mansion every Wednesday night in February from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for your chance to make all the snaps, tweets and posts at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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About Greg Hewett's Blindsight:"Hewett is a poet desperate to know—that ‘knowledge’ is never cheap and always comes at great cost is of no importance, because if anything this poet mistrusts...

Cost: -

Where:
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Reading at the local bookstore Magers & Quinn with Chris Hewett, author of Blindsight (Coffee House Press, 2016) and Chris Martin, author of The Falling Down Dance (Coffee House Press,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Magers & Quinn
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Nine parties, two cities, one beer. We're teaming up with The Current and going on tour to celebrate the release of B-Side Pils. We'll be winding our way around the Twin Cities - spinning vinyl...

Cost: Free

Where:
Multiple Locations
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

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“Rooted Expression” features the work of Elizabeth Kuth, an artist with a background in Jungian psychology and Abstract Expressionism.  “Gezielt (Targeted)” showcases mixed media work by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Currently dancing with Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour, Jordan Ward has worked with many artists including Prince, Prince Royce, and more recently Becky G. Don't miss this opportunity to sign up...

Cost: $25

Where:
Lundstrum Performing Arts
1617 N Second Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Telephone: 612-521-2600
Contact Name: Brendan
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Cost: Unknown

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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On Thursday, February 23, FireLake Mall of America hosts Waconia, Minnesota based J. Carver Distillery for a one-night only reception showcasing the best of Minnesota cuisine paired with J. Carver...

Cost: $49.00

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar (Mall of Amer)
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: J. Carver Distillery

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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

Cost: $20-$25 ($2 Discount for students, seniors 65+, and groups of 10+)

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Red Bull Sound Select - an artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique shows – is proud to announce the first installment of our...

Cost: $5 with RSVP, $15 without

Where:
Music Hall MNPLS
111 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Greenroom Magazine
Telephone: 646-619-2839
Contact Name: Vicki Scarfone
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Hear spoken word performed by local artist Joe Davis, then learn to write your own! All ages are welcome for this (free) two-hour workshop. This is a great opportunity to learn about advocating for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Spirit
4501 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Living Spirit
Telephone: 612-721-5025
Contact Name: Alice Worden
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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Prom is your time to shine, and Wedding Shoppe, Inc. wants to help you make that happen! Join in on the fun Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, for the exclusive Prom Party to find...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Prom store
1205 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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Is it spring yet, Minnesota? The un-official kick-off to spring, the 2017 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back for two full weekends Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 3 –...

Cost: $14 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children five and under are free

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

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


Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
Website »

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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Website »

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 On Friday, February 3, 10, and 24, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown and FireLake invite the whole family to escape the Minnesota cold and warm up at the hotel’s first Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pop-Up...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
31 S 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: St. Croix Chocolate Company

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Nine parties, two cities, one beer. We're teaming up with The Current and going on tour to celebrate the release of B-Side Pils. We'll be winding our way around the Twin Cities - spinning vinyl...

Cost: Free

Where:
Multiple Locations
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

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Join us on Friday, February 24, 2017 for an evening to benefit Lakeshore’s theatre arts and education programs which serve more than 25,000 people in the northeast Twin Cities community every...

Cost: $75 Regular, $150 VIP

Where:
Vadnais Heights Commons
655 County Road F East
Vadnais Heights, MN  55127
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-2316
Contact Name: Bill Haugen
Website »

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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota invite you to join us as we host professor and author Joseph Amato for a presentation on “becoming...

Cost: $10

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul & the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota
Telephone: 612 332 0436
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Every 4th Friday of the month The Lounge at Victor’s brings you Victor’s on Vinyl: the merging of an exclusive listening club with a dining experience. Each event features a specially crafted...

Cost: $55 with 3-course meal, $25 entertainment only

Where:
Victor's on Water
205 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Victor's on Water
Telephone: 952-474-8879
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Come and get a taste of Sandy’s food truck Dude Diet recipe and purchase the Dude Diet book! 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakes & Legends
1368 Lasalle Ave
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Dude Diet
Telephone: 612-254-8500
Contact Name: Megan

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When: Friday, February 24, 2017 Where: Target Field Delta Sky360 Club, Minneapolis, MN Tickets: http://www.tempotickets.com/mcbg Tickets go fast! Winterfest is a true showcase of Minnesota craft...

Cost: 75

Where:
Delta Sky360 Club at Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
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City of Lakes Waldorf School proudly presents its 24th Annual Circus, "Space Oddity," on February 24-25, 2017! Come see "out of this world" performances from our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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Cost: Unknown

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

Cost: $20-$25 ($2 Discount for students, seniors 65+, and groups of 10+)

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Minneapolis based contemporary dance company. The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines Traditional...

Cost: $19-$27

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: The O'Shaughnessy
Telephone: 414-534-2305
Contact Name: Michala Martinez
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Resident Artist Recital: Theodore Schoen, clarinet Friday, February 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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RenegadeEnsemble presents music by John Maxwell Geddes, George N. Gianopoulos, Joey Crane, Joseph Schwantner, and more. 

Cost: $15 / $10 students

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

Cost: Adults: $20; Reduced Rate (Children, Seniors, Students, etc) $17. SPECIAL OFFER:

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Mixed Blood presents CORAZÓN ETERNO (ALWAYS IN MY HEART), an epic love story inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez.   A bilingual production, CORAZÓN ETERNO will be...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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House of Borgeous...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, and more than two-thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers. Fight for Air...

Cost: www.FightForAirClimb.org

Where:
U.S. Bank Plaza
200 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Crack open old electronics, use candy to learn about biomedical technology, explore squishy, slimy, and cold substances, and more. It’s all part of the fun at The Works Museum’s annual Tech...

Cost: $8 pre-registered (through 2/22/17); $10 at the door. Free for members.

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Contact Name: Sarah Curtis
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Have you taken a felted slipper or boot class at ASI over the past few years and have yet to completely finish your slippers? This is the class for you! Finish the wet felting at home (if needed)...

Cost: $50-60 + $20 materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Clear your closets, create jobs and get a coupon! Drop unwanted e-waste at Tech Dump and get a coupon for Tech Discounts during February Salvage Saturdays. Cables, cords,...

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump
698 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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**Join us on February 25th 2017 at the Hastings Armory for a Craft and Vendor event with up to 55 vendors. ***Enjoy FREE ADMISSION and once inside you will find, upcycled and handmade items from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hastings Armory
Highway 316
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: The Cats Meow Events and Promotions
Telephone: 651.274.5103
Contact Name: Marcie Freeman
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Clear your closets, create jobs and get a coupon! Drop unwanted e-waste at Tech Dump and get a coupon for Tech Discounts during February Salvage Saturdays. Cables, cords,...

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump Golden Valley
825 Boone Ave N #100
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Looking for unique, engaging summer activities for your child this summer? Join Minnesota Parent magazine at its 11th Annual Camp Fair from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Como Park Zoo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Minnesota Parent
Telephone: 612-436-4375
Contact Name: Minnesota Parent
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Is it spring yet, Minnesota? The un-official kick-off to spring, the 2017 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back for two full weekends Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 3 –...

Cost: $14 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children five and under are free

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Prom is your time to shine, and Wedding Shoppe, Inc. wants to help you make that happen! Join in on the fun Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, for the exclusive Prom Party to find...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Prom store
1205 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Spend the depths of winter with a Saturday morning art film. There will be time for discussion after each screening.

Cost: Free

Where:
Zinema 2
222 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Learn how to take the next step in home cheese-making from our expert Larry Janke. He will demonstrate techniques in making hard cheeses such as cheddar, gouda and parmesan. Hard cheeses require...

Cost: FREE

Where:
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
, MN


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Presented by and in partnership with the World Bird Sanctuary from St. Louis, Missouri. Come and learn about the fascinating world of raptors. Meet seven of the World Bird Sanctuary’s traveling...

Cost: $10/ $7

Where:
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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  Calling all Minnesotans (and neighbors) to venture into the outdoors and join us at Brookview Golf Course for the first Sota Lumberjack 5k Trek. Bring your bearded fellas, plaid, and be ready...

Cost: 40-50

Where:
Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy S
Golden Valley, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Sota clothing
Telephone: 952-500-3837
Contact Name: Melissa Miller
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Celebrate locally the festival of Mardi Gras at Sovereign Estate.! Chef Lucas and winemaker Ben Banks are teaming up to give you a NOLA experience in Minnesota. They will be fixin’ up a jumbo...

Cost: $28 per adult

Where:
Sovereign Estate Wine
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Wine
Telephone: (952) 446-957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
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Curious what Swedish Folk tunes are all about? Hoping to fine tune your skills? Join ASI Spelmanslag for an afternoon of folk music skill building workshops with special Swedish guests Jonas...

Cost: Free

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Join us at Williams Sonoma where you can learn more about the Dude Diet and purchase one of the books from Barnes & Noble. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Williams Sonoma
Ridgedale Center, 12251 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Dude Diet
Telephone: 952-546-1214
Contact Name: Michelle

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Kid Filmmakers Creatively Retell Great Books in 90 Seconds or Less  Be part of the third annual Minnesota screening of the top videos submitted by kid moviemakers to the 90-Second Newbery Film...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Hennepin County Library-Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Department of Education
Telephone: 651-582-8356
Contact Name: Jennifer Verbrugge

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Get ready for an evening of glamour, glitz, and giddy up in downtown Minneapolis! It’s time to gussy up for the star-studded 2017 Wishes & More Winter Ball – “Sparkles & Spurs”! Grab your...

Cost: $200-250

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 South Seventh St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Wishes & More
Contact Name: Joelle Gamble

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GALA4GOALS 2017 Gala4Goals is the premier annual fundraising event of The Sanneh Foundation, attracting more than 1,000 people each year! It's an exciting evening of entertainment and community,...

Cost: $150 / $250 / $35

Where:
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: The Sanneh Foundation
Telephone: 651-690-4855
Contact Name: Jennifer Martin
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Come and experience the “Dude Diet drink of the week”! This event offers a chance to win the Dude Diet book in a raffle and the opportunity to learn about a great drink recipe from the book. 

Cost: FREE

Where:
CC Club
2600 South Lyndale Avenue
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Dude Diet
Telephone: 612-940-3365
Contact Name: Randy

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Optional 3 course dinner available for $19/-. Spanning a vocal range that is almost 4 octaves (not an alternative fact!) he is simply one of the best crooners in town or anywhere for that matter....

Cost: $10

Where:
honey mpls
205 Hennepin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Grant Road Records
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Cost: Unknown

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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City of Lakes Waldorf School proudly presents its 24th Annual Circus, "Space Oddity," on February 24-25, 2017! Come see "out of this world" performances from our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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Mixed Blood presents CORAZÓN ETERNO (ALWAYS IN MY HEART), an epic love story inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez.   A bilingual production, CORAZÓN ETERNO will be...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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The Sudden Lovelys along with Six Mile Grove's Brandon Sampson are coming to the historic Potter Auditorium at the Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN. Just 15 minutes...

Cost: $19 in advance, $23 day of

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

Cost: Adults: $20; Reduced Rate (Children, Seniors, Students, etc) $17. SPECIAL OFFER:

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

Cost: $20-$25 ($2 Discount for students, seniors 65+, and groups of 10+)

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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RenegadeEnsemble presents music by John Maxwell Geddes, George N. Gianopoulos, Joey Crane, Joseph Schwantner, and more. 

Cost: $15 / $10 students

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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UMD Symphony Orchestra: 16th Annual Student Competition Concert Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Minneapolis based contemporary dance company. The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines Traditional...

Cost: $19-$27

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: The O'Shaughnessy
Telephone: 414-534-2305
Contact Name: Michala Martinez
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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 12 PMLotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all...

Cost: 22

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Saturday Set Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 7:00pm 7:00pm Social Hour | Special Concert Start Time 8:30pm Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Guitarists Julian Lage and...

Cost: Tickets $27

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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House of Borgeous...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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