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Q+A: Kelly Barnhill on Her New Short-Story Collection

"Dreadful Young Ladies" brings together tales vibrant with the author's signature magical realism and socially charged perspective


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Author Kelly Barnhill

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A year after winning the country's highest honor in children's literature, the John Newbery Medal, Minneapolis author Kelly Barnhill is back with a new book—this time for adults.

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, a collection of short stories released February 20 at Magers & Quinn, returns Barnhill to her beginnings as a short-story writer, before she took off as a children's novelist. While comparatively contained, each of the collection's nine stories recalls the wide-ranging and fantastical world-building that enlivened Barnhill's Newbery-winning novel The Girl Who Drank the Moonwhich, four novels into her career, we can describe as Barnhill-esque: rife with witches' magic, driven by social outcasts, and embroiled in murderous plots. Her new collection binds together magical-realist fables that she wrote and distributed over the past decade. They range from her 2007 tale of a beauty seeker whose desperation goes beyond body modification ("Notes on the Untimely Death of Ronia Drake") to her 2014 novella about a girl who magically defies an infanticidal tyrant ("The Unlicensed Magician").

Different, though, is Dreadful Young Ladies' place in the adults section. The collected stories blend sex, disillusionment, and romance even as Barnhill's signature lyrical language weaves fairy-tale scenarios we often associate with kids' stories, full of charismatic animals, strange curses, and logical leaps. The concept of "gaze" links them—whether societal, parental, male, or otherwise: One woman's interspecies love rankles her community's church-lady gatekeepers; a besotted poet's constant fawning begins to annoy a teenage girl; and a young witch skirts her mother's plans while running afoul of the law.

A Minneapolis native, Barnhill slips Minnesota-isms into these eldritch worlds, including hotdish feasts, Nordic-sounding surnames such as Sorenson, and Midwestern ideals of etiquette, manifesting in the uncannily perfect and coldly kind titular character of "The Taxidermist's Other Wife." Writing the Minnesota-steeped opening story, "Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch," Barnhill even took inspiration from this 2010 Minnesota Monthly essay about Sasquatch sightings in the north woods.

Over the phone, I asked Barnhill about the stories behind these stories and what it means to write with an adult audience in mind.

Dreadful Young Ladies by Kelly Barnhill
Courtesy of Algonquin Books


MnMo: To start, how did Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories come to be?

Barnhill: I had been publishing these short stories for a while, and the thing about a short story is—I love writing short stories, I should start by saying. But the thing about writing a short story is that you work on it, and you fuss at it, and you fashion it, and you get all of the parts to hang together tightly until it can become its own thing that is separate from you. And you send it off into the world. It gets published by whatever journal. Then it kind of vanishes from you. They have their life our in the world, and they kind of go away. And so, I had been wanting to have a collection primarily because I wanted the permanency of a spine and cover, and also I wanted to be able to gather some stories together that will talk to one another a little bit. And it was an interesting experience, because so much of my work is in the moment. You live inside of a novel, and you know every single thing about it—every rock, every blade of grass, every person in it—but when you hand it over to your publisher, you have to let go of it. It doesn’t belong to you anymore. And so, whenever I turn in a book, I have this period of grieving, actually. It’s very sad for me. And so, to do this, which meant that I was going back into these works [short stories] that I had said goodbye to a long time ago, and fixing some things that needed fixing, and living in the sentences a little bit, and living with the characters a little bit—it was fun for me to reconnect with these former versions of my writer self, and these moments that felt, before, like they were lost. There they were again.

MnMo: What led you to select these stories for the collection?

Barnhill: It was a challenge to decide what to bring in and what to leave out. I had to do a lot of thinking about how the different stories would interact with one another. I kind of felt like I was back in high school and making mix tapes. But mostly, there were a couple of different things I was trying to get at. One is actually really hard for me to explain to somebody else, because, like making a mix tape, I was looking for particular sounds. I’m really interested in the texture of language and how language and how sentences will feel in the mouth when you say them and feel in the ear when you hear them out loud, and feel in the body. I am very much an aural thinker. And so, all of my work has that aural sensitivity, and all of my work has been read out loud again and again and again and again and again—it’s how I nail down a story. So, part of it was a certain quality of the sound that is difficult for me to explain. I just knew it when I felt it. But the other thing I was looking for was this notion of gaze. Every story, outside of "Insect and the Astronomer," deals with the notion of gaze. And it’s either the male gaze or the community gaze or the parental gaze or—no matter what it is, these female characters are chafing under that gaze and are stepping aside and are subverting it in different ways. "Insect and the Astronomer" is the outlier in the collection, which is about gaze but in a totally different way—changing what we think about gaze, as well as how as we look, because as we yearn we change both ourselves and our beloved. So, mostly, that was there as an interlude. And also because, whatever, I dig that story [laughs]. Sometimes we have to leave space for us to be random and just to like stuff.

MnMo: I’m interested in that aural sense you’re talking about. Is there an example readers might notice that sticks out to you in this collection?

Barnhill: For example, the two very, very Minnesota stories in the collection—“Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch” as well as “The Taxidermist’s Other Wife”—both of those have different aural sensibilities, but I think there’s a lot of commonality in the way in which the sentences work, and the way in which the sound works. So, I didn’t want them next to each other as a result. I wanted it to be more like point and counterpoint as you go through the collection. You’ll have other sounds, but then you get this little bit of a refrain as you get to "The Taxidermist’s Other Wife." So, that was important. In "Insect and the Astronomer" as well as "The Unlicensed Magician," there is more of this kind of fabulism, and a kind of language where the world enlarges upon itself: You look at something small, and it’s angels dancing on a pin, or whatever. And a kind of delight in strange incongruencies. So, those two talk to each other, as well.

MnMo: I noticed that the story that follows “Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch,” called “Open the Door and the Light Pours In,” does really have a different sort of sound than those two Minnesota stories you mentioned. It sounds like a British voice. And I definitely picked up on “Mrs. Sorenson” and “The Taxidermist’s Other Wife” feeling Minnesotan.

Barnhill: Yeah, one might. [laughs] That was kind of fun for me because my next-door neighbor is also a writer, and he has actually written for Minnesota Monthly (Frank Bures), and he wrote a piece for Minnesota Monthly a few years ago about going on Sasquatch safari in Minnesota, because did you know we have a lot of Sasquatch sightings here? Well, now you do. [laughs]

MnMo: So, for that story, you were drawing from Minnesota’s reputation for Sasquatch sightings. When do you know to draw from Minnesota for your stories? Because your work has a strong sense of place, but it’s not always a Midwestern place.

Barnhill: Right. I’ve lived in Minnesota for most of my life—except during a period of youthful exuberance, when I traipsed about a bit. But for the vast majority of my life, I’ve lived here. And I’ve always lived my life with a very strong connection to where I was, and a very strong connection to nature, and a very strong connection to the particularities of where I was in the world. And so, in some ways, in a lot of my work, either it’s set in a place that’s very different from where we are—a world that is not our own—or I set it in places that are highly identifiable—for example, in “Open the Door and the Light Goes Through” [in London]. But no matter what, that sense of connection between the human being and where they are is important to me. Because where we are alters us, indelibly. That is something I think about quite a bit.

MnMo: I think, in Fran’s story, the slide from the State Fair makes an appearance?

Barnhill: Yes! So, my sister is also a writer—an arts writer for the Star Tribune, Sheila Regan—and when she was a little girl, she got lost at the State Fair. That was probably the longest 30 minutes of my parents’ life. The State Fair, like—first of all, all of us either love it or hate it, and we’ve all been there, right? And it’s such a strange place. And it almost seems to defy the laws of physics, that place in the world. Both time and space seem to bend while you’re there. It’s such an odd, odd place, and it was super fun, being from a family of a child that did get lost and was then found, to then be writing a story about a child who was continuously attempting to be lost and yet managed to stick like glue.

MnMo: I’m interested in the collection-within-a-collection that Fran’s story comes from, “Dreadful Young Ladies”—four vignettes that form the centerpiece of the book. Did you originally write those four vignettes together?

Barnhill: I did, actually. I wrote it to be exactly like that. It’s unlike anything else I’ve ever done, in terms of these hooked vignettes. I wrote that wanting to have these brief interactions with these really problematic women. And each one of them explores different aspects of female sexuality, of female placement in the world, of the female experience, and explores the yuckiness behind it sometimes.

MnMo: “Dreadful Young Ladies” also became the name of the collection. The word “dreadful” is especially evocative. Where do you think that word came from?

Barnhill: I think it came from thinking about those of us who grew up in the Midwest at a particular point in time, especially those who grew up with really clear expectations of what it meant to be a good young lady, right? I was the oldest child of a big family. I went to Catholic school. This idea of what it meant to be a good young lady was incredibly rigid, and it had to do with helpfulness and not being a disappointment and not making noise and not causing any worry. And there was a lot of fear, in growing up like that, that you would side-step and become dreadful. That you would cause people to be disappointed, you would cause people to be uncomfortable. And at some point, you realize that that, too, is a function of gaze. Growing up that way, the parental gaze and the male gaze keep you kind of limited in what you can consider yourself to be. And it’s when we shrug that off, when we subvert the narrative that has been handed to us, that we become kind of dreadful, you know? “You’re now making me uncomfortable, and I don’t like it.” And so, all of these characters in this collection, that is what they have chosen to do. There is a particular narrative that has been laid out for them, and they aren’t having it. So, originally, I wasn’t going to have the whole collection called Dreadful Young Ladies. Originally, the title was One by One They Flew Away. But my editor said, “No, no, no, no.” [laughs] “You’re taking this title that you already wrote; that’s my favorite." So, my editor is a genius, and whatever she tells me to do, I always do, because she’s literally right about everything.

MnMo: You mentioned wanting these stories to converse with one another, and that you enjoyed getting the chance to go back and finesse them. Were there any changes you made to heighten the stories’ interconnection?

Barnhill: Not substantive changes to the stories per se, but I’m one of those writers where it’s really difficult for me to turn stuff in. I fuss and fuss and fuss and fuss and fuss. And I read things out loud again and again and again. And I monkey with the texts, and I monkey with the sentences, and I just try to achieve whatever it is that I’m trying to achieve. And sometimes my manuscripts have to be wrested away from my cold, dead hands. One time, my editor called me, and she said, “I am not going to hang up the phone until you open your computer and press ‘Send.’” So, most of the changes that I made were just because, once I got there, once I returned to that ground, I just needed to live in the sentences again, which meant that I had to be reading them out loud again, which meant that I had to be tweaking them again, because I can’t not. And also, there were little tiny bits for clarity—things that I should have probably fixed before. But mostly, it was just me feeling, like, “I can make that sentence just a little bit better.”

MnMo: Reading these, I got the sense of a shared universe. One thing I picked out, which was small, was that the name of one of the dreadful young ladies, Margaret, appears also in “The Taxidermist’s Other Wife” as the name of the Taxidermist’s first wife. She, like Margaret in “Dreadful Young Ladies,” ends up standing for this idea of needing death in order to feel alive. Was that intentional?

Barnhill: Yeah, that was not intentional. [laughs] And a lot of times, that’s just it—one of the things that came up [in editing] was, “Do you want to change one of these damn Sorensons?” [referring to the appearance of a character named Sorenson in “The Taxidermist’s Other Wife,” recalling the titular Mrs. Sorenson from “Mrs. Sorenson and the Sasquatch”] Because, of course, they have nothing to do with each other; they just both are in Minnesota, and both are named Sorenson, because guess what? In Minnesota, you can’t throw a rock in a bar without hitting a Sorenson. You know? So, part of that is that names get recycled because we are always around to recycle themes. Especially being here. I mean, how many Jeff Johnsons do you know? Like, 12 probably.

MnMo: Do you see these stories existing in the same universe then?

Barnhill: I mean, yes and no. No in that they’re definitely all different worlds, but yes in that it is the universe of my own head, which means that I’m drawing from the same well. So, obviously I’m going to be pulling from that same, like, primal source. I think the one that has the most distinct world is “Open the Door and the Light Pours Through.” So, my husband’s grandmother was a war bride, and she, like Angela [one of the protagonists] in the story, also lived in South Port, which was the place where American soldiers would have their rest and recuperation. So, there were a lot of American soldiers in South Port. It was a beautiful town. And a lot of them came home with British wives. There were a lot of hurt feelings about that. The American soldiers were given more spending money; they just had more money in their pockets than the British soldiers did, so they were able to wine and dine these young ladies. My grandmother-in-law was 19, and she met this very lovely 31-year-old G.I. He always said that Friday the 13th is his lucky day because that was when his plane was shot down. He had to parachute into the North Sea, and was picked up—none of this sounds lucky, obviously—and taken to recuperate at South Port, where he met a very beautiful English girl, and they got married right away. She was expecting a baby shortly after that. But then he got sent away again. And she wrote to him—she was telling me this story—she wrote to him every week. And she would write to him, and she would put the stamp on the letter, and she would send it off, and she had no idea if he would ever see it. And how strange that was. That you are writing to somebody who may not be there. Really, these letters are just going into the sky somewhere. And that idea of these letters vanishing into the ether was so interesting to me, and so very, very sad. So, that’s where that story comes from.

MnMo: That leads me to my next question, because you’ve said before that, especially writing short stories, you’re not always sure if you’re writing for children or writing for adults.

Barnhill: Yeah.

MnMo: These stories have these adult themes, as you were just describing. Did you have an audience in mind putting together this collection?

Barnhill: Yeah, these are for sure grown-up stories. And they’re not just grown-up stories because they have grown-up themes in them, but also because the view of them is very grown-up. We talk about middle-grade fiction versus young-adult fiction versus adult fiction. It’s the view of the story—what the story is doing and how that story is interacting with the world—that is very, very distinct. A middle-grade reader is trying to understand the world. They’re trying to understand how all of the different pieces work. They’re trying to understand these really big concepts, like justice, and love, and courage, and friendship, and what happens to us when we die, and why are we even here anyway, and what do we owe to one another? And all of those are questions that middle-grade kids ask of themselves all the time. You ask a middle-grade kid what they want to be when they grow up, they’ll give you, like, 97 answers, right? So, middle-grade fiction is very global in its view, and very universal in its view. Young-adult fiction, for teenagers—teenagers are preoccupied with identity. Who am I? Who am I really? And so, the view is inward. It’s the actions that we can’t undo; it’s the things that define us as a person. It’s, “I was never the person who did X, but now I am the person who does X forever.” And of course, you ask a teenager what they want to be when they grow up, and they’ll be like, “Why are you making sudden and aggressive eye contact with me right now?” [laughs] And I say this with all the love that’s in my heart, because I have three teenagers. Whereas, with fiction for grown-ups, our view is behind us. We are trying to make sense of things. How did I get to where I am right now? Right? And so, even when we have grown-up fiction where we have a child main character—we’ve read those books; we know they exist—the view is primarily nostalgic. It is through the lens of an adult’s knowledge and an adult’s sensibility. So, all of these [short stories], they are asking backwards-focused questions, they are asking adult questions. And that was one of the main questions when I first set out to make this collection, you know? Do I include the short stories that I’ve written for children? Because I have written those. I had a story in an anthology of all-Minnesotan children’s authors called Sky Blue Water about a kid with an invisible dog. I’ve had a few that have been published in different things. And some of those stories, maybe they could be included. For example, “Elegy for Gabrielle” [a story in Dreadful Young Ladies] could end up in a young-adult collection. But in the end, I decided that it would muck it up too much. So, I just wanted to focus on these grown-up-y stories. So, that’s what I did.

MnMo: That's interesting. I feel like we tend to think of literature per age as having to do with language more than perspective.

Barnhill: Yeah, I don’t believe that at all. My work for children tends to be fairly dense. I mean, I write all of my books so that they are read-out-loud-able, which allows more advanced language and prose to be scaffolded by a parent or a teacher. But, in the end, when we are grown-ups writing stories for kids, we typically write the kinds of stories that we dug when we were kids. And that’s the kind of story I dug when I was a kid—the dense, big-question, pretty-words, pretty-sentences books, with lots of big words, too. I loved those books when I was a kid. So, that’s what I do. And, you know, I am a little bit lucky in that regard, in that I’ve never been asked to dumb down my work, ever. I’ve never been asked to dumb down my work for children. I’ve never been asked to simplify, ever. So, I have been afforded a lot of artistic discretion that I appreciate, because I think kids like thick and meaty sentences.

MnMo: Yeah. I mean, they’re all set to learn new words, probably better than adults.

Barnhill: Absolutely. And they’re also willing to, like, go with you, you know? And that’s the other thing about writing for kids. Grown-ups need to be explained a lot of things, right? Grown-ups tend to be more obtuse than kids. Kids, because they are in the process of writing the world, and they’re in the process of literally making the world up to try to answer their own questions—that means they are way more willing to take all kinds of cognitive leaps. And, I mean, I tell this to kids all the time when I visit classrooms, that it’s not the writer who builds the story, it’s the reader who builds the story. The writer’s job is to give the reader all kinds of raw material and pretty sentences, and then the reader is the one who takes that material and leaps forward. And that’s easier to do with kids because they’re just willing to do it. For all of the hand-wringing that people do about kid readers, my interactions with kids is with lots and lots of kids who read. I go into classrooms all around the country now, and all I meet are kids who really dig reading, and who, if you ask them, “What should I read?” will give you 9,000 books that they want me to read. And what’s also really interesting is that their relationship with those books goes far beyond what is written in the books. And there’s all kinds of stuff they remember from those books that actually weren’t in the books at all. [laughs] Because they add things. Their imaginations are so juiced up that they add all kinds of stuff. Which is awesome.

MnMo: So, now I'm wondering: What makes you want to write for an adult audience?

Barnhill: Because sometimes I need to look back, too. And sometimes I need to ask those questions, of, “How the heck did I get here?” And, whatever—sometimes I like to write about sex, drugs, and rock and roll, too, right? There are some things—especially when you’re writing about human love and human connection—that are perfectly suitable for children, and there are some that are not. So, then you write for a different audience, because you still have something to say, and you still have something to understand. Because we always write to understand, you know? As well as to make something pretty.

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Stop by and visit Conductor Bud and his charming railroad garden. The railroad garden, located in Eagan, has free public open houses on the third Sunday of the month (June - September) from 1 - 4...

Cost: free

Where:
Lutz Railroad Garden
2960 Egan Avenue
Eagan, MN  55121
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Telephone: 651-454-3534
Contact Name: Bud Lutz
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Glensheen will kick off a new programing series for children called, “Sunday Funday.” The new programming offers parents and their young children, ages 4 to 8, the chance to learn and be...

Cost: RSVP

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Beth El Synagogue and Benilde-St. Margaret’s present the Common Sound inaugural outdoor concert.Live music from THE GIN BLOSSOMS, THE BIG WU, AMANDA & BEREK AWEND WITH THE CHAMPIONS, and...

Cost: General Admission: $30 Children under 5 are free with a paid adult VIP: $150

Where:
Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry Street West
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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YBN Nahmir is scheduled to perform live in Minneapolis.  He will hit the stage at the Varsity Theater on June 17, 2018.  Doors open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM.  Come out for a...

Cost: $28+

Where:
Varsity Theater
1308 SE 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Top Event Promoter
Telephone: 866-459-9233
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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Cromulent Shakespeare brings the Bard’s The Taming of the Shrew, to Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods for an evening exploring the folly of greed and a misguided approach to romance....

Cost: $5/person – free for children under 12

Where:
Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Rd
Eagan, MN  55123
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Telephone: 651-454-9412
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Alive & Kickin, the rockin’ senior citizen ensemble, led by award-winning Artistic Director Michael Matthew Ferrell and Co-creator/Musical Director Jason Hansen, presents Flashback, a...

Cost: $32 - adult, $28 - senior/student

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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The 2018 Wishes & More Charity Golf Classic is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a day on the links at the legendary Town & Country Club while supporting the kids of Wishes & More! There will be...

Cost: 195

Where:
Town & Country Club
300 N Mississippi River Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55104
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
View map »


Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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In it's 12th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 12-July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Maple Grove , MN


Telephone: 763-488-9965
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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WHAT:                                                 45th Annual Golf Classic Tournament...

Cost: See website

Where:
Minnestoa Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Telephone: 612-370-9123
Contact Name: Anna Stinson

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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Website »

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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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WHAT:                                 89th Celebrate Northeast Parade WHO:                                   Presented by the...

Cost: See website

Where:
Minneapolis, MN  555403


Telephone: 612-370-9131
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Stop by The Works Museum this summer for Pop-Up Engineering! Each week we'll feature a different hands-on activity that you and your budding engineers can explore together. From marble roller...

Cost: Included with Museum admission ($8.50 per person)

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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What wildlife is thriving in our park? Help us find out! Join MN Dragonfly Society to survey adult dragonflies and Capitol Region Watershed District to survey aquatic macroinvertebrates. Urban...

Cost: free

Where:
trout brook nature sanctuary
1200 Jackson St, Saint Paul, 55117
, MN
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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What’s that ONE THING you’d change about your business, if you could? It’s the middle of 2018: the perfect time to get the help you need to overcome obstacles keeping your business from...

Cost: Tickets: $34 for WIN Members, $54 for Non-Members; Lunch included

Where:
Minnetonka OffiCenter
12800 Whitewater Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Win/Win Connects
Contact Name: Teresa Thomas
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Illuminight is an inspirational evening featuring local female chefs and food entrepreneurs coming together to support The Firefly Sisterhood through their culinary talents. Enjoy hand-crafted...

Cost: 75.00 and up

Where:
The Machine Shop
300 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: The Firefly Sisterhood
Telephone: 612-396-5336
Contact Name: Kris Newcomer
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Glensheen is proud to announce the return of our Wednesday night event series, Beer Garden at Glensheen! A different local brewery will be featured each Wednesday Night. Come sip on craft beers...

Cost: free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Website »

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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Glensheen is proud to present Concerts on the Pier for all to enjoy an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!   GATES 6 | MUSIC 7 | FREE | ALL AGES LOCAL BREWS, BEVS & FOOD...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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FREE Classical Concert with Mandolinist Richard Kriehn, June 20 at Como Park   Join us for a magical night of mandolin tunes & classical favorites at the Como Park Pavilion on June 20 at 7PM....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Como Park Pavilion
1360 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul
, MN
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Website »

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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
Website »

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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Life Time Inc. will be kicking off Pride Weekend (June 21) with two group workouts at its Target Center destination at 5:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The 55 minute pride-centric classes will feature...

Cost: -

Where:
Life Time Athletic Target Center
600 N. 1st Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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SALUTE THE SUN.  SET YOUR INTENTIONS.  SAMBA INTO SUMMER.  Kick off your morning on the first day of summer with great music and good vibes! June 21st is both the Summer Solstice and...

Cost: $20

Where:
CRISP & GREEN
428 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Lucent Blue Events
Contact Name: Michaella Holden
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
View map »


Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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School of Rock Eden Prairie is hosting a Make Music Day celebration in Eden Prairie, June 21, 2018 1:00-8:00pm at 6585 Edenvale Blvd, Eden Prairie MN 55346.   The event features live music, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
School of Rock Eden Prairie
6585 Edenvale Blvd
Suite 100b
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN  55346
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Sponsor: School of Rock Eden Prairie
Telephone: 952-934-7625
Contact Name: Stacey Marmolejo
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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You are cordially invited to attend the first annual gala to support Grace Hospice.  Be part of the Legacy of Grace - join us for an evening of reflection, celebration, and gratitude.  Funds...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
Hyland Hills Chalet
8800 Chalet Road
Bloomington, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Grace Hospice
Telephone: 612-293-9420
Contact Name: Hannah Hegman
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Join us for happy hour on June 21, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m at Pryes Brewing. Pryes Brewing Company will donate $1 from every blonde ale and $5 from every growler purchased. OneVillage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pryes Brewing
1401 West River Rd N
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: OneVillage Partners
Telephone: 612-879-7590
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Want to join a workshop but don't have a lot of time? Join Sawdust Savvy In A Snap - a 90 minute workshop where you will be in and out with a fun project and a great time! Choose from our...

Cost: 59-69

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 30 top chefs and bartenders

Cost: $75

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: No Kid Hungry
Telephone: 312-300-5842
Contact Name: Melissa Edwards
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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Kelsy Osterman presents HUMAN NATURE: AN IMMERSIVE MOVEMENT,  a one night sensory based art show on the Summer Solstice. Human Nature is a celebration of peace from the present that is...

Where:
Peterson Milla Hooks Agency
1315 Harmon Pl.
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Sponsor: Kelsy Osterman
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We're on a journey to tell real stories from real people.  Join us for a community screening of Northside Storyville! A first of its kind video series featuring North Minneapolis...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Northside Funders Group
Telephone: 612-351-8214
Contact Name: Tammy Nolen
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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WHAT:                                 Good Morning Minneapolis: The Streets of Minneapolis WHO:                                  ...

Cost: Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required

Where:
Be the Match
500 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 45th annual “Back to the ‘50s Weekend” presented by NAPA Auto Parts will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs,...

Cost: $12 at the door, $10 at participating Napa Auto Stores

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Rows of handmade and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats ... There’s a bit of everything during our Wooden...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 West Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Calling all Makers, Bakers, Influencers and DIYers! Pinner's Conference comes to the Twin Cities June 22 & 23  Calling all makers, influencers and DIYers. For the first time, the Pinners...

Cost: $8 to $49

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Bennett Events LLC
Telephone: 801.822.1333
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Open Build Fridays at The Works Museum are designed with your youngest engineers in mind. Perfect for ages 3-5, these open-ended activities feature different building toys and materials each week,...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Please join us for the opening reception of Genome: Unlocking Life's Code along with related art exhibits Friday, June 22nd at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. ABOUT THE...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive Southeast
Rochester, MN  55904
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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The 45th annual Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games is coming to the University of St. Thomas! On June 22-24, over 3,000 athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, swimming,...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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The seventh annual Beer Dabbler is back at Twin Cities Pride on June 22 to celebrate LGBTQ+ icons and Minnesota brew. Nearly 50 breweries, live local music, DJ's, and more will...

Cost: $50, $60 day-of

Where:
Loring Park
1382 Willow St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The Beer Dabbler
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Website »

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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café. Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

Cost: $27-60

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 game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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  Join us for a magical night of mandolin tunes & classical favorites at the Lake Harriet Band Shell, June 22 at 7:30PM.   The concert is free admission, general seating, and yes, bring the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Life Time will have a booth during Pride Weekend (June 23-24) in Loring Park with a photo booth, limited edition Life Time/Pride apparel giveaways, guest passes and studio sampler performances.

Cost: free

Where:
Loring Park
Minneapolis, MN

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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 45th annual “Back to the ‘50s Weekend” presented by NAPA Auto Parts will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs,...

Cost: $12 at the door, $10 at participating Napa Auto Stores

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Rows of handmade and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats ... There’s a bit of everything during our Wooden...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 West Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Calling all Makers, Bakers, Influencers and DIYers! Pinner's Conference comes to the Twin Cities June 22 & 23  Calling all makers, influencers and DIYers. For the first time, the Pinners...

Cost: $8 to $49

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Bennett Events LLC
Telephone: 801.822.1333
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Gather & Plant: Outdoor Succulent Station Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th 9am-6pm   Summer entertaining season has begun and succulent designs are wonderful easy-care containers that...

Cost: materials only

Where:
Tangletown Gardens
5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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View the historic State, Pantages, and Orpheum theaters along Hennepin Avenue. This walking tour includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the beautifully preserved theaters in downtown...

Cost: $10

Where:
State Theatre Lobby
805 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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The 45th annual Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games is coming to the University of St. Thomas! On June 22-24, over 3,000 athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, swimming,...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Bingo, FREE Kid's Zone, FREE Pony Rides, Live Music, Food Vendors, Magic Show, Kiddie Parade with Prizes, Market Vendors, Bloodmobile, Beer Trailer, Wiener Dog Races, City Wide Garage Sales, Bean...

Cost: free

Where:
Missile Park
Co. Rd. 92
St Bonifacius, MN  55375
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Telephone: 612-716-5491
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Excelsior Brewing on Saturday, June 23rd  @ 10AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery...

Cost: $30

Where:
Excelsior Brewing
421 3rd St
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Kick off the 2018 Twin Cities Pride weekend with Pull for Pride, a local deadlifting competition open to all gender identities and experience levels. Co-hosted by local gym The Movement Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Father Hennepin Bluff Park
420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Movement Minneapolis, Women's Strength Coalition
Telephone: 763-210-2191
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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Looking to branch out and make your own recipe? In Recipe Design we will explore the realm of making your own recipes that are either true to style or true to your taste. This class is open to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Wayzata Brewing on Saturday, June 23rd  @ 2PM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery located...

Cost: 30

Where:
Wayzata Brew Works
294 Grove Ln E
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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​ Midsommar Dag is the most important holiday of the year and one of the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. The Majstang (the Swedish version of a Maypole) is decorated with...

Cost: free

Where:
Gammelgarden Museum
20880 Olinda Trail
Scandia, MN  55073
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Sponsor: Gammelgarden Museum
Telephone: 651-433-5053
Contact Name: Gammelgarden Museum
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Check out local indie/alt-pop musician JØUR as she performs at Mortimer's! The songstress is already creating a buzz with her new single, “American Nightmare,” that premiered with The Line...

Cost: $7

Where:
Mortimer's
2001 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Contact Name: Annjie Houston

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Join us to remember stories and honor service as we seek to further understand and move forward from this troubled time. Hosted by Kevin Kling and Cathy Wurzer, with music provided by J.D. Steele...

Cost: $17-37

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Join TPT to explore the Vietnam War and its enduring legacy through stories told by Minnesotans who experienced the turbulence firsthand. Kevin Kling, Cathy Wurzer, and J.D. Steele will take to...

Cost: $17 - $37

Where:
Ordway Theater
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Visit Grand Marais to experience intimate indoor and outdoor concerts on the North shore of Lake Superior all summer long.   Located inland of the Grand Marais Harbor at the Log Cabin...

Where:
North Shore Lake Superior
, MN


Telephone: 612-789-2255
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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 vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café. Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Celebrate the 11th year the bald eagle has been taken off of the Endangered Species List since it was placed on it in 1973. Take part in outdoor eagle and raptor programs, see live minnow...

Cost: Free

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave.
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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