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The Grass is Always Bluer

With fresh young bands like Pert’ Near Sandstone taking bluegrass to the kids, a new generation is turning on to twang.



AT EIGHT O’CLOCK ON A SATURDAY night, the Hexagon Bar in south Minneapolis is so quiet you can hear the neon buzzing in the beer signs on the walls. But within the hour, this old-school watering hole will be filled to capacity with one of the Twin Cities’ least likely crowds: gray-haired hippies and twentysomething hipsters, Mohawk-sporting boys and clog-wearing girls, drawn together by the even less-likely force of bluegrass music.

Bluegrass—the old-fashioned, stripped-down sound of fiddles and banjos and mandolins—is currently in the throes of a revival, and the Hex is one of its new Twin Cities hot spots.

Blame it on George Clooney. Like the genre’s two previous spikes in popularity in the last half-century, the current bluegrass craze can be traced to a movie. In the late 1960s, the trigger was Bonnie and Clyde; in the 1970s, it was Deliverance; and in 2000, it was Clooney and comrades in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, lip-synching to the classic Appalachian dirge “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow.” The Grammy-winning soundtrack to O Brother, featuring tunes by bluegrass patriarch Ralph Stanley and crooner cutie Alison Krauss, became a phenomenon, selling millions of copies and introducing a new generation to the rich, soulful sound previously associated with Fords that didn’t work and marriages that didn’t work out. Divorced from country-music clichés by a clever movie and a handsome leading man, hillbilly is now hip.

In the Twin Cities, a slew of young bluegrass bands have picked up where Clooney left off. Musicians call it the “O Brother effect”: six years after seeing the movie, the guys and gals inspired by the soundtrack to swap their electric guitars for banjos are now coming into their own as players. Their bands generally thump along to a stand-up acoustic bass and have playful, retro names, such as Free Range Pickin’, Jack Norton and the Mullet River Boys, and Pert’ Near Sandstone, the band behind the Hexagon Bar’s popular bluegrass shows. These groups are plying their trade at places where rock bands once reigned and getting airplay on such barometers of cool as MPR’s alt-music service, the Current. They’re taking the music in myriad directions, influenced by the genres they formerly trafficked in, like jazz, punk, and pop. And inevitably, at any given bluegrass concert now, someone will shout out a request for “Man of Constant Sorrow”—the genre’s equivalent to rock ’n’ roll’s classic cover song “Freebird.”

“Before O Brother, Where Art Thou?, there were maybe 20 to 40 bands, tops, registered with the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association [MBOTMA],” says Steve Schley, the mandolinist for Free Range Pickin’, a popular local string band. “There must be upwards of 100-plus now. It’s crazy how that’s expanded.” That’s a lot of hootenanny, but judging from the full houses at the Hex and elsewhere, the Twin Cities can’t get enough twang, harmony, and high lonesome moaning.

This month, MBOTMA will hold its 27th annual festival at El Rancho Mañana Campground, outside Richmond, near St. Cloud. It’s the state’s largest festival of its kind, featuring such national acts as the Nashville Bluegrass Band and a select handful of Minnesota groups. The festival has become so large, in fact, that a warm-up of sorts, the Minnesota Homegrown Kickoff, featuring solely local bands, is held in June. At both events, tents and RVs and VW camper vans fill the grounds and campfires burn as far as the eye can see, with just about every orange glow signaling a jam session in progress.

TO SUCCEED AS a bluegrass musician, it helps to like camping. Festival campgrounds are where bluegrass bands meet, network, and find new members. “You can’t walk 10 feet, once you get out into the campsites, without tripping over somebody playing guitar,” says J. Lenz, guitarist and singer with Pert’ Near Sandstone.

Lenz and his bandmates are playing the main MBOTMA festival this month for the first time since the quintet formed a few years ago. Pert’ Near Sandstone exemplifies the youth movement in local bluegrass—none of the members were born yet when the last bluegrass revival occurred, after “Dueling Banjos” won a Grammy in 1974. Ryan Young, the fiddle player, is the oldest of the group at 30. Lenz and Nate Sipe are the youngest at 27. The band has a MySpace page that they use to stay in touch with fans and other musicians, and all of the members speak reverentially of O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Pert’ Near’s biggest claim to fame is a song they wrote for the Oreo & Milk Jingle Contest; they were named finalists and were briefly featured on Oprah. But their reputation is heating up sure as a fiddle solo. For the past year, they’ve been hosting a showcase of bluegrass and like-minded music at the Hex, inviting regional acts they’ve long wanted to play with. When they were starting out, Pert’ Near had more energy than connections—and some difficulty getting into the traditional venues around town, namely Dulono’s, a south Minneapolis pizza place that’s been the main hangout and jam joint for local bluegrass bands since the 1970s.

Alan Jesperson, who books the bands at Dulono’s, fronts the Middle Spunk Creek Boys, which formed in 1968 as one of the first modern-day bluegrass bands in the Twin Cities and once featured well-known mandolinist Peter Ostroushko. Jesperson also organizes the Laughing Waters Bluegrass Festival, a bluegrass and old-time music event that draws thousands to Minneapolis’s Minnehaha Park every September. He’s known as a gregarious, gentle man who has perhaps done more than anyone else to further bluegrass in Minnesota. But so far, it appears Dulono’s won’t touch Pert’ Near with a 10-foot banjo. “I only book bluegrass bands,” Jesperson is said to have enigmatically told the band after listening to their first CD, leaving the band to wonder if the disc didn’t sound bluegrassy enough or good enough for him (in truth, the disc is fairly eclectic, even featuring a song by indie-rock weirdos Ween)—or if they simply haven’t paid enough dues.

“We’d be lying if we said there wasn’t some entrenchment in what is a pretty solid community of bands,” says Lenz. “They know who’s been around for how long, and there’s some of that ‘who do you know’ stuff, but we don’t pay attention to that, really.…We want to be a part of the community, not be on the outside looking in and grumbling.” Pert’ Near’s decision to launch their own showcase at the Hex has paid off; this fall, the band will tour the western United States with Charlie Parr, a popular retro bluesman from Duluth. But in general, insists Pert’ Near, the bluegrass scene is no more competitive than a campfire jam.

“It’s way easier to be in a bluegrass band than in a rock band,” says Lenz, who, by his own account, played in more than a dozen bands before settling in with Pert’ Near. “In rock, there are 1,500 other bands that sound like you, and many of them are ornery toward each other.” Pert’ Near doesn’t have any “enemy bands,” he says, while jokingly adding, “Perhaps we should start trying to find some.” Not that the group is looking to make the tabloids, their band name being just one example of their down-to-earth ideals. Most of its members grew up in Brooklyn Park, “pert’ near” the sandstone of the Mississippi River. This is a band that never wants to forget its roots. And its members are genuinely genial—the band’s e-mail newsletters always open with “Howdy.”

THOUGH THE MUSIC Pert’ Near plays can sound as old as sandstone, bluegrass is a fairly recent invention, as music goes. In the mountains of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, fiddle-based forms of the ballads and dance music brought to America by British colonists commingled with the blues and gospel songs of African Americans. This music remained a localized curiosity until the late Bill Monroe brought it down from the mountains in the 1930s. Monroe called his band the Blue Grass Boys, after his home state of Kentucky, known as the Bluegrass State. Soon, any music that fit the Monroe model—hard-driving rhythm coupled with multiple harmonies—came to be called bluegrass.

Pert’ Near members describe their music as “new-timey,” as opposed to old-timey, a sort of disclaimer for the rock, jazz, and other alien vibes that inexorably creep into the band’s otherwise traditional-sounding songs. “We’re still really rooted in that old-time influence,” says Kevin Kniebel, the group’s lead vocalist and banjo player. “But we have a city-slicker attitude. You can’t write songs about baking corn bread and making it good and brown anymore. We buy our bread in stores, and a song about buying food in a store just wouldn’t be very good.”

Everyone in Pert’ Near contributes original songs, but Nate Sipe is the member whose music comes closest to sounding truly old-fashioned, featuring ramblin’, gamblin’ men and the women who love—and, inevitably, leave—them. And it’s not all ersatz attitude: Sipe has done some hard travelin’ himself, hopping trains and picking fruit throughout the Pacific Northwest. His fast and furious songs capture that adventurous spirit, and in concert they’re the ones that get the crowd on its feet.

At a recent showcase at the Hex, Sipe sports a bowler while Lenz, the rock and jazz veteran, is wearing a black knit cap, hip-hop style. A punk kid dances wildly in front of the stage, as college-age women spin each other in folk-dance moves. “I’m thinking about taking up clogging,” says a young woman clutching a can of Grain Belt beer.

Pert’ Near crowds around a single microphone, like Clooney and his cronies in O Brother, and Young rips into a song so hard he breaks a string on his fiddle. He’s rescued by an audience member, who retrieves her own violin from her nearby home and hands it to him onstage. “You won’t see that at a rock show,” whispers a patron, putting it pretty near perfectly.

Tim Gihring is senior writer for Minnesota Monthly.

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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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

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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

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ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

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A solo exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist Charles Lyon opens March 7 at Groveland Gallery. Lyon settled in Minnesota in 1994 after spending over a decade living in the Arizona high...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
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Bring your lunch to Landmark Center on the second Tuesday of each month, Oct. - May, for a performance by Saint Paul Ballet. After the performance kids can join the dancers on the floor for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Landmark Center
75 W. 5th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landmarks / Landmark Center
Telephone: 651-292-3225
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Minnesota artist, Carl Oltvedt. A Minneapolis native, Oltvedt is a full professor in the School of Visual...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
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Cost: Free

Where:
University of Minnesota School of Law
229 19th Ave S 190 Mondale Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Center for New Americans
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Website »

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Join ASID Minnesota for an inspirational discussion on Trend Chasers vs. Style Makers. What do Coco Chanel, Andy Warhol, Jackie Kennedy, and Madonna have in common? They are all genuine fashion...

Cost: $25

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: American Society of Interior Designers
Telephone: 952-697-5218
Contact Name: Cynde Bock
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Learn about Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and what they are used for at this Aging but Dangerous event. Sunrise Banks has volunteered the services of "King Tweet," their social...

Where:
Sunrise Bank
2171 University Avenue W
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Sunrise Banks with Aging But Dangerous
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Formerly known as the American Composers Forum’s Tuesday Salon, Composer Nights are an opportunity for composers to present their work, chat with the audience, receive feedback, and connect...

Cost: Free

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Canadian musician Shawn Mendes has been gaining mainstream success as a singer-songwriter and touring artist since releasing his self-titled The Shawn Mendes EP. Prior to signing with his record...

Cost: $37.50, $32.50

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Telephone: 612-624-2345
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It’s a small world after all. Snowed in overnight, college lovers Elena and Reed have an unexpected reunion in a crowded airport. She’s stayed true to their old hippie life, but...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Cost: Adults $10, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Seniors $5, Students $5, UMD Students $3

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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How do we know who we are? Juliana Smithton is a renowned neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s treatment. But her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Midwest Home Design Week is a celebration of design across the Twin Cities providing consumers and industry members with design inspiration, ideas, and expertise. Design Week provides the...

Where:
Various locations around the Twin Cities
, MN


Sponsor: Midwest Home
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist Charles Lyon opens March 7 at Groveland Gallery. Lyon settled in Minnesota in 1994 after spending over a decade living in the Arizona high...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
Website »

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Retirement Income with Guaranteed Principle Benefits and limitations of your three choices: CD's, Fixed Annuities & Govt Bonds Income strategies in this low yield environment...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse
11900 Main St
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Sponsor: J Alan Financial
Telephone: 763-657-1828
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Minnesota artist, Carl Oltvedt. A Minneapolis native, Oltvedt is a full professor in the School of Visual...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
Website »

More information

The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Website »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
Website »

More information

How do we know who we are? Juliana Smithton is a renowned neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s treatment. But her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

It’s a small world after all. Snowed in overnight, college lovers Elena and Reed have an unexpected reunion in a crowded airport. She’s stayed true to their old hippie life, but...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Midwest Home Design Week is a celebration of design across the Twin Cities providing consumers and industry members with design inspiration, ideas, and expertise. Design Week provides the...

Where:
Various locations around the Twin Cities
, MN


Sponsor: Midwest Home
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Recovery center The Retreat is pleased to host a breakfast meet up every third Thursday of every month. At this free event we get together to share inspiring stories of addiction recovery. Come...

Cost: Free

Where:
The University Club of St. Paul
420 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: The Retreat
Telephone: 866-928-3434
Contact Name: The Retreat
Website »

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Minnesota artist, Carl Oltvedt. A Minneapolis native, Oltvedt is a full professor in the School of Visual...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
Website »

More information

A solo exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist Charles Lyon opens March 7 at Groveland Gallery. Lyon settled in Minnesota in 1994 after spending over a decade living in the Arizona high...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
Website »

More information

The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Website »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Just in time for Earth Day, Alliance Française invites you to rethink our growth based society and consider alternative solutions for a more sustainable future in a unique pair of events...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alliance Française
113 N First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance Française
Telephone: 612-332-0436
Website »

More information

How do we know who we are? Juliana Smithton is a renowned neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s treatment. But her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

Girls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing ladies, the show is a...

Cost: $29.50

Where:
New Century Theatre
Minneapolis, MN


Contact Name: Dale Stark
Website »

More information

Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
Website »

More information

It’s a small world after all. Snowed in overnight, college lovers Elena and Reed have an unexpected reunion in a crowded airport. She’s stayed true to their old hippie life, but...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium is a leadership program that cultivates the potential of emerging women leaders. This program provides the necessary tools and leadership network to take your career...

Cost: $2295

Where:
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Leadership Institute
Website »

More information

Midwest Home Design Week is a celebration of design across the Twin Cities providing consumers and industry members with design inspiration, ideas, and expertise. Design Week provides the...

Where:
Various locations around the Twin Cities
, MN


Sponsor: Midwest Home
Website »

More information

Continuing our internationally recognized tradition of producing the works of Norway’s greatest playwright, the Commonweal presents a brand new adaptation of The Master Builder. Halvard...

Cost: General admission ticket price is $35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
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A solo exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist Charles Lyon opens March 7 at Groveland Gallery. Lyon settled in Minnesota in 1994 after spending over a decade living in the Arizona high...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Minnesota artist, Carl Oltvedt. A Minneapolis native, Oltvedt is a full professor in the School of Visual...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Witchy Weirdos is a weekend of witchiness, featuring a popup shop selling all your handmade witch needs, an art show, tarot readings and workshops, astrology readings and workshops, music,...

Cost: Free, some workshops cost money

Where:
GT Artistries
2433 NE Grand St.
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Eagan Theater Company (ETC) will perform ‘You Can’t Take It with You’. The dinner theater event is being presented in partnership with the Eagan 55 plus/Seniors Group. Think of...

Cost: $42 per person

Where:
Briannos Royal Cliff Center
2280 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Before rock ‘n’ roll star Conrad Birdie is inducted into the army, he will grant a televised last kiss to one lucky fan in small-town America. Presented by the St. Catherine University...

Cost: $17

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6700
Contact Name: The O'Shaughnessy
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The American Composers Forum presents its second annual ACF Showcase on April 17, 2015, featuring original compositions chosen from a competition for electro-acoustic piano scores. Keith...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Weyerhauser Auditorium, Landmark Center
75 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-251-2833
Contact Name: Craig Carnahan
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For thousands of years, contemplatives and mystics all  over the world have experienced the power of meditation first hand. In the present day, a remarkable collaboration between some of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tergar Meditation Center
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: 612-460-8837
Contact Name: John Wheeler
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It’s a small world after all. Snowed in overnight, college lovers Elena and Reed have an unexpected reunion in a crowded airport. She’s stayed true to their old hippie life, but...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The Faith, Praise and Believe Tour is a Christian Concert featuring: Israel & New Breed, Fred Hammond and Martha Munizzi.

Cost: VIP: $75 | Floor: $65 | Balcony: $55

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Target Media Group and Second Chance Productions
Telephone: 1-800-806-4515
Contact Name: William Pierce
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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How do we know who we are? Juliana Smithton is a renowned neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s treatment. But her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Rock & Roll influenced pop culture and changed the modern musical as we know it. Rock musicals traded traditional song and dance for rebellious energy that tackled the social issues of a new...

Cost: $23-$50, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-282-3019
Contact Name: Tanya
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In celebration of Earth Day 2015, One World Consort presents a special concert featuring Argentine NYC-based bandoneon virtuoso, J. P. Jofre.  One World Consort performs a synthesis of jazz,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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The Faith, Praise and Believe Tour is a Christian Concert featuring: Israel & New Breed, Fred Hammond and Martha Munizzi.

Cost: VIP: $75 | Floor: $65 | Balcony: $55

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Target Media Group and Second Chance Productions
Telephone: 1-800-806-4515
Contact Name: William Pierce
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Cost: Adults $10, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Seniors $5, Students $5, UMD Students $3

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Girls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing ladies, the show is a...

Cost: $29.50

Where:
New Century Theatre
Minneapolis, MN


Contact Name: Dale Stark
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Free parking. All ages venue. Doors open at 7 p.m. This long-awaited recording features the stellar accordion/fiddle duet of Paddy O’Brien and Nathan Gourley, and tuneful accompaniment by...

Cost: Advance tickets $13 or $15 at the door.

Where:
The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: The Celtic Junction
Telephone: 612-874-8892 tickets
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Born in Bristol England, Standerwick’s early career as a Songwriter/Producer saw him signed to one of the most successful music publishing companies in the world, the famous Zomba Music...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Midwest Home Design Week is a celebration of design across the Twin Cities providing consumers and industry members with design inspiration, ideas, and expertise. Design Week provides the...

Where:
Various locations around the Twin Cities
, MN


Sponsor: Midwest Home
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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

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


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Continuing our internationally recognized tradition of producing the works of Norway’s greatest playwright, the Commonweal presents a brand new adaptation of The Master Builder. Halvard...

Cost: General admission ticket price is $35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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The Fraser Walk for Autism, presented by BMO Harris Bank, is a family-friendly event filled with sensory-friendly activities, games, therapy animals, prizes and giveaways. For those who want...

Cost: free

Where:
Mall of America
60 East broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: BMO Harris Bank
Telephone: 612-861-1688
Contact Name: Tanya Mikkelson, Fraser
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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Big Climb MPLS is the tallest vertical challenge in the upper Midwest. Race the clock or your teammates as you climb 48 or 95 floors of Capella Tower. This chip-timed event is perfect for...

Cost: $50 for 48 floor or $70 for 95 floors

Where:
Capella Tower
225 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Telephone: 612-259-4502
Contact Name: Pat Gale
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Celebrate oral, head, and neck cancer survivorship with a half-day conference on the University of Minnesota campus. There will be large group and breakout sessions with topics including Oncology...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Minnesota
Moos Tower 2-620, 516 Delaware St SE
516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Department of Otolaryngology
Telephone: 320-262-9088
Contact Name: Lacey Jo Braun
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Saturday, April 18, 2015: Run or walk in support of the importance of Advance Care Planning (ACP). Participants will be encouraged to share their stories and raise awareness of what ACP is, as...

Cost: $25 Registration Fee 2/1-4/15 | $35 Registration Fee 4/16-race day

Where:
Roseville Central Park
2495 Victoria St N
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Honoring Choices MN
Telephone: 612-362-3704
Contact Name: Karen Peterson
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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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Be the first to see this spring's hottest trends on the runway at Herberger's New & Now Spring Fashion show, hosted by Jayne Haugen-Olsen, Editorial Director of Mpls St. Paul...

Cost: $10

Where:
Herberger's of Rosedale Shopping Center
600 Rosedale Shopping Center
Roseville, MN  55113
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Telephone: 414-347-5329
Contact Name: Christine Hojnacki

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Iron Range Earth Fest, hosted by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability, is the premier sustainability event in NE Minnesota. Earth Fest provides a family-friendly forum to increase...

Cost: Adults: $5, 18 and Younger: Free

Where:
Mountain Iron Community Center
8586 Enterprise Dr S
Mountain Iron , MN  55768
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Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Story Arts of Minnesota is proud to announce StoryFest 2015, to be held on April 18th, 2015 at the City of Lakes Waldorf School (for daytime programming, 2344 Nicollet Ave) and The Black Forest Inn...

Cost: $5 - $25 suggested donation

Where:
City of Lakes Waldorf School
2344 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Story Arts of Minnesota
Telephone: 515-344-5327
Contact Name: Sam Ferree
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Imagine blue sky, splashing in the lakes and playing under a leafy green canopy!  Learn the tips and tricks for enjoying the outdoors, and discover all that Minnesota has to offer. ...

Cost: free

Where:
AT THE MAPLEWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
2100 White Bear Ave N
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: City of Maplewood
Telephone: 651-249-2170
Contact Name: Karen Wachal
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Dog Tales Saturday, April 18 • 10 – 11 a.m. Encourage your child's love of reading in a comfortable environment as she reads a favorite book to a therapy dog from the Pals on...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Banfield Pet Hospital

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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
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Join us for a presentation of our B.S. in Elementary Education Degree Completion program, which provides students with the opportunity to complete their bachelor's degree through a combination...

Cost: free

Where:
The College of St. Scholastica's St. Paul Campus
340 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-403-8633
Contact Name: Heidi Bergstedt
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Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place for family fun. There are games appropriate for all ages, musical entertainment, rides and a variety of food options. Plus, there’s plenty of...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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Northern Brewer: Intro to Brewing Class Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with the Northern Brewer knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. Brew a batch of beer so you can...

Cost: Free

Where:
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Telephone: 612-843-4444
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A solo exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist Charles Lyon opens March 7 at Groveland Gallery. Lyon settled in Minnesota in 1994 after spending over a decade living in the Arizona high...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Minnesota artist, Carl Oltvedt. A Minneapolis native, Oltvedt is a full professor in the School of Visual...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson
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All bubbles are round - or are they? Come make square bubbles, cubic bubbles, spiral bubbles, saddle-shaped bubbles, wormhole bubbles, parabolic bubbles, and more. Oh, the many bubbles to...

Cost: $8 per person, kids 2 and under are free.

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave. S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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The Twin Cities Craft Beer Festival offers a seasonal tasting selection of 150 craft beers, meads and ciders from over 75 local and national breweries. Meet with industry experts to learn more...

Cost: General Admission $49 advance purchase price VIP $55 advance purchase price

Where:
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel - The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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On Saturdays in April (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25), Sid the Science Kid will be stopping by the Minnesota Children's Museum from 4-8pm. Bring your camera and join us in the Atrium for a special...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Witchy Weirdos is a weekend of witchiness, featuring a popup shop selling all your handmade witch needs, an art show, tarot readings and workshops, astrology readings and workshops, music,...

Cost: Free, some workshops cost money

Where:
GT Artistries
2433 NE Grand St.
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Proceeds directly support Smile Network programs and impact children around the world. Enjoy a dinner, silent and live auction, a $5,000 shopping spree raffle, a boutique with one-of-a-kind items...

Cost: Individual $175 | Couples $350 | Table of ten $1750 | Premier table of ten $2500

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Smile Network
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Support MOCA at a cocktail hour and silent auction, three-course dinner, and engaging live auction, then dance the night away at the Gala after-party.

Cost: Individual $125 | Table of ten $1500

Where:
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MOCA
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Eagan Theater Company (ETC) will perform ‘You Can’t Take It with You’. The dinner theater event is being presented in partnership with the Eagan 55 plus/Seniors Group. Think of...

Cost: $42 per person

Where:
Briannos Royal Cliff Center
2280 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN  55122
View map »


Website »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. The immensely popular shows are set in the present day, which means unlike...

Cost: $69.95 plus tax/fees

Where:
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
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Before rock ‘n’ roll star Conrad Birdie is inducted into the army, he will grant a televised last kiss to one lucky fan in small-town America. Presented by the St. Catherine University...

Cost: $17

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6700
Contact Name: The O'Shaughnessy
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Twin Cities Master's Chorale ~ A Resurrection Concert The theme of our concert is one of worship, reflection and the realization of the Holiness of our Lord Jesus. His sacrifice and gift of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bloomington Covenant Church
10150 Xerxes Ave So
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Master's Chorale
Telephone: 952.451.6072
Contact Name: Joyce Berg
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Girls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing ladies, the show is a...

Cost: $29.50

Where:
New Century Theatre
Minneapolis, MN


Contact Name: Dale Stark
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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A visually stunning and athletic dance company, Diavolo uses abstract and recognized structures to explore the relationship between the danger of the environment and the fragility of the human...

Cost: $37, subject to change

Where:
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St. St. Paul, MN 55102
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-282-3019
Contact Name: Tanya
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Rock & Roll influenced pop culture and changed the modern musical as we know it. Rock musicals traded traditional song and dance for rebellious energy that tackled the social issues of a new...

Cost: $23-$50, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St. St. Paul, MN 55102
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-282-3019
Contact Name: Tanya
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Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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It’s a small world after all. Snowed in overnight, college lovers Elena and Reed have an unexpected reunion in a crowded airport. She’s stayed true to their old hippie life, but...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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How do we know who we are? Juliana Smithton is a renowned neuroscientist on the brink of a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s treatment. But her life is unraveling. Her husband has filed for...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Twin Cities Dubstep is excited to announce the GENTLEMANS CLUB USA Tour 2015!! Featuring...  50 Carrot https://soundcloud.com/50carrot-dubstep...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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High Brow and the Shades is good times and moving feet. We offer the best in dance music over the last five decades.  High Brow and the Shades will be playing one of our favorite clubs, the...

Cost: Small cover charge

Where:
VFW Post 295 South Saint Paul
111 Concord Exchange South
South Saint Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: VFW Post 295
Contact Name: L Orcutt
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Born in Bristol England, Standerwick’s early career as a Songwriter/Producer saw him signed to one of the most successful music publishing companies in the world, the famous Zomba Music...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Celebrate your child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Guests will enjoy pizza, games, a special birthday show with Chuck E. and take home awesome souvenirs. There are party...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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Midwest Home Design Week is a celebration of design across the Twin Cities providing consumers and industry members with design inspiration, ideas, and expertise. Design Week provides the...

Where:
Various locations around the Twin Cities
, MN


Sponsor: Midwest Home
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Continuing our internationally recognized tradition of producing the works of Norway’s greatest playwright, the Commonweal presents a brand new adaptation of The Master Builder. Halvard...

Cost: General admission ticket price is $35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Telephone: 800-657-7025
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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