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Will the Center Hold?

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May 25, 2006: General Tommy Franks is wrapping up a relatively rote speech before a crowd of 950 of Minnesota’s conservative champions, a talk in which—even at this late date—the retired Army commander once again conflates Saddam Hussein and 9/11. “Saddam had been sittin’ in Iraq, plottin’ and plannin’ and shootin’ up our troops for a decade,” the Texan drawls, “just as bin Laden had been sittin’ in Afghanistan, doin’…the…same…thing.”

Franks is the headliner at the annual fundraising dinner for the Center of the American Experiment (CAE), Minnesota’s first conservative think tank. Even among this crowd of Bush backers, though, the general’s message seems to fall a bit flat, failing to uniformly rouse the ranks. Still, he sprinkles in a couple of laugh lines and some fun anecdotes about riding around the Crawford ranch in the president’s pickup, and once he leaves the stage and the dinner is a wrap, a kind of warm glow prevails.

Into that glow marches Mitch Pearlstein, the founder and newly reinstated president of the 16-year-old CAE. He makes the rounds of those still loitering among the tables at St. Paul’s RiverCentre, pressing the flesh and talking smart with a cadre of friends, colleagues, and potential donors. After about 20 minutes, he stops to sit and chat with a waiting writer. Pearlstein, 58, is graying and stout—and, at the moment, sweaty, winded, and a bit dazed-looking, as though several months’ worth of pent-up anxiety is being spontaneously released.

Part of this, no doubt, is the result of having pulled off a major fundraising event—albeit one that drew less than half of the attendees, and brought in less money, than previous CAE dinners featuring such speakers as Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev. Still, tonight’s $150,000 haul is nothing to sneeze at. Particularly now, when the Center of the American Experiment is in such deep trouble.

Recent months have been tumultuous at the organization that is Pearlstein’s brainchild. This past spring, the CAE board of directors stunned Minnesota political observers when it abruptly fired most of the center’s staff, including president and CEO Annette Meeks. Her ouster prompted the resignation of a key longtime supporter and board member, former Minnesota congressman Vin Weber; in the wake of his departure, several high-profile conservatives who had been poised to sign on as directors begged off to avoid the chaos. As CAE struggles to maintain its base of donors in the midst of mounting long-term debt, its very mission, which had lurched rightward during Meeks’s tenure, is now in question. Many observers wonder if the Experiment can even continue.

“There is a very definite threat to [CAE’s] future,” says Weber, who credits the organization with establishing the “intellectual infrastructure” of Minnesota’s conservative movement. “They’ve lost a majority of their employees, they’ve lost their president—people have taken sides. The supportive community of activists and donors is divided now. They are going to have a hard time bouncing back.”

Asked at the RiverCentre dinner whether, given all the turmoil, Tommy Franks’s appearance represents a “big moment” for CAE, Pearlstein responds, “Sure—but I don’t want to overstate that.” Already, at CAE’s first major post-purge public event, Pearlstein is practicing the art of spin. It’s something he’s prone to; another is quoting himself (he frequently begins sentences with “As I’m fond of saying...”).

But set these typical politico quirks aside, and grant the man this: it would be hard to overstate the role Pearlstein has played in bringing conservative ideas into the mainstream in the traditionally liberal bastion of Minnesota. Coincidentally or not—and many think it is not purely coincidence—the emergence and ascendance of the Center of the American Experiment occurred just as Minnesotans began showing their conservative stripes.

“Whether [Pearlstein] sensed it or not, the reality was that, in America, people were moving from left of center to center,” says former U.S. Senator David Durenberger, one of CAE’s earliest supporters. “And they were looking for better and newer ideas on how to change government and government systems and policies. They sure weren’t getting it from Democrats, and they weren’t getting it from the Star Tribune.” Pearlstein and his think tank stepped into that void, says University of Minnesota political science professor Larry Jacobs, who is collaborating with Pearlstein on a proposed Humphrey Institute journal that would be called Civil Left, Right & Center. He dubs CAE a conservative “explanation factory”—an enterprise that “generates explanations for conservative politicians to use.”

A Timely Idea

A think tank. It sounds like a place where brains go to bathe, and maybe there is something to that. In some sense, a think tank is a free-floating academic department, untethered to a university. Think tanks raise money by direct solicitation and by having dinners featuring celebrity speakers. They hire writers to pen newspaper editorials. Their leaders work hard to land high-priority slots on the Rolodexes of editors, reporters, and business leaders. Whenever possible, they trot their spokespeople around the political-talk-show circuit. They produce policy papers and scholarly journals that, quite frankly, the public ignores—which is okay, as long as elected officials, legislative aides, and politically connected donors pay attention.

Mitch Pearlstein spawned the idea for this think tank at a time when his brain was awash in the bureaucratic frustrations of Washington, D.C. It was 1988. Pearlstein was an official in the U.S. Department of Education under Secretary William Bennett, having already served as a speechwriter for Minnesota Governor Al Quie, an editorial writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and a speechwriter for University of Minnesota president C. Peter Magrath. But his experience in Washington wasn’t wholly satisfying. Shortly after he arrived, he wanted to leave. But he also needed an income. He had his PhD, he was a proficient writer and a decent speaker, and he knew his way around a political debate. Moreover, he had seen what the conservative Heritage Foundation had achieved for Republicans nationally. Adding it all up, Pearlstein decided to form his own conservative Minnesota think tank.

“Generally, the response I got was, ‘You want to start a what? Where?’” he says. “But in my view, no state is the cliché it is made out to be, and I simply assumed there were a significant number of people here who liked to read the kinds of things I liked to read and hear from the kinds of speakers I liked to listen to. I thought we could make a go of it.”

Durenberger was one of the first to hear Pearlstein’s pitch, and he was so amused that he called in his press spokesman, Steve Moore, as a witness. “‘You’ve got to listen to this—this is really great!’” Durenberger recalls saying. “And so Steve came in, and Mitch gives him the pitch. I just sort of sat back and roared, ‘Can you imagine a thing like this is possible?’” But Durenberger, in fact, was soon won over; he provided a critical link to big-name donors and eventually served on CAE’s board of advisers.

Pearlstein made 17 trips from Washington to Minnesota, mostly at his own expense, before he raised enough money to quit his government job and throw his energy into the think-tank project. Among the important initial donors was Marvin Schwan, founder of the Schwan Food Company, who wrote checks totaling $250,000 within CAE’s first three years of operation. Dean Riesen, the former head of Carlson Real Estate, provided free office space. Other wealthy Republicans soon opened their checkbooks. The Center of the American Experiment finally opened in 1990.

By then, Pearlstein had two key collaborators: Peter Bell and Katherine Kersten. Bell, cofounder of the Institute on Black Chemical Abuse and one of the state’s few high-profile African American Republicans, met Pearlstein at a two-day conference on conservatism in the late 1980s. It was the start of a long, productive friendship. In addition to their shared Vietnam-era antiwar activism—Pearlstein takes care to describe himself as a moderate protester—the men share the belief that government often does more harm than good when attacking social problems such as preventing out-of-wedlock births, strengthening families, and promoting education for the disadvantaged.

With those concepts in mind, Bell and Pearlstein staged CAE’s first public forum, which they called “The New War On Poverty: Advancing Forward This Time.” The daylong program was the first step toward “an expansion of what we mean by conservatism” in Minnesota, Pearlstein says. “[At] our very first event…the objective was not to beat up on welfare mothers, and not just to save money, but rather to save a whole generation of kids,” he says. That event established a template for the programs that followed. “It was a structure people could hang their hats on,” says Bell, who later became CAE board chairman. “The Center was the rational right…. It provided a vehicle for conservative ideas to get heard and tested.”

Kersten (who declined to be interviewed for this article), an erstwhile Chicago financial analyst, university budget planner, and attorney, helped Pearlstein start CAE and later served as its chairwoman and senior fellow. Her role often was to provide the intellectual underpinnings for CAE’s positions. Perhaps her most notable achievement in this regard was marshaling the arguments that, in June 2003, helped kill off the Profile of Learning, Minnesota’s first attempt at statewide education standards. According to Pearlstein, her research skills also proved instrumental in winning the debate that derailed a 1994 school desegregation plan the Center argued was untenable.

As a writer and activist, Kersten would parlay the exposure CAE afforded her into dozens of local and national media appearances. She also found an unlikely soapbox from which to rail at liberals: the op-ed page of the Star Tribune, where she had a weekly column from 1995 to 2003. The paper offered her a community columnist position in 2005—something of a media coup both for Kersten and her cause. “The Star Tribune was browbeaten into acknowledging the legitimacy of conservative thought and the conservative movement in Minnesota,” says Jacobs.

Despite the stars in his midst, however, Pearlstein remained the Center’s focal point, standing at the helm as the loquacious, quotable explainer of all things conservative. In public, he has always played the jovial, insistently civil, erudite conservative, possessing a rare talent for making a center-right message palatable for Minnesotans, many of whom had never before confronted their inner Republican.

Pearlstein and his nascent Center immediately drew plaudits from most corners, including favorable early press from the Star Tribune. But the good vibes extended beyond the newspaper pages. “In the mid-1990s, I used to teach a class in welfare policy at Minneapolis Community College, and there was no question, of the 50 students in my class, 49 were on welfare,” says David Schultz, now a professor in the Hamline University Graduate School of Management. One day, Pearlstein addressed that class. “This would have been a hostile audience for anybody,” Schultz says. “But he was gracious, and even though my students disagreed with him, they felt he listened to them.”

Schultz, a former president of the liberal group Common Cause Minnesota, believes the seeds of CAE’s success rest with Pearlstein. “I don’t really agree with him on everything,” he says, “but the success of the Center is largely attributable to him because he is an engaging, decent person.”

Seeing Red

Whether CAE played the role of chicken or egg in repainting Minnesota from a liberal blue to a decidedly-in-play purple, many people consider its impact vital. “What the Center did was to serve more as an accelerant than anything else,” says Norm Ornstein, the Minnesota-reared resident scholar at the conservative American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. “They were bringing in speakers. They were establishing ties and networks, nationally and internationally, for political figures in Minnesota, which gave them a kind of brain trust. It showed that conservatives were onto something, that this was not just some fringe movement anymore.”

Pearlstein credits his Center with helping pave the way for Governor Arne Carlson to win tax credits for low-income families who send their children to private schools (the credits apply to ancillary educational expenses, not tuition—a sort of “voucher lite” program). Carlson acknowledges the importance of CAE’s support, both for that tax break and for his welfare reform initiative.

In the late 1990s, CAE launched its biggest effort yet, the $400,000 Minnesota Policy Blueprint project, which in 1998 produced a 400-page playbook for a conservative, free-market government. Based on the work of 19 committees, it offered 250 policy recommendations to state agency heads and lawmakers, urging the state to strengthen some gubernatorial powers, eliminate the lieutenant governor’s position, undo HMOs’ monopoly power over health care, and replace state employees’ defined-benefit retirement plans with defined-contribution plans, among many others.

It was released with the expectation that a new Republican governor would be elected in 1998, but its arrival actually coincided with the beginning of Jesse Ventura’s single term. In 2002, 60 copies of the Blueprint were hand-delivered to governor-elect Tim Pawlenty’s transition team. While few would contend that the Blueprint has served as a template for the Pawlenty years, the Star Tribune has reported that a half-dozen of its ideas helped shape such Pawlenty policies as tax-rate reductions and cuts in Local Government Aid.

Chris Georgacas, who spearheaded the Blueprint project, suggests that the manual actually wielded more legislative clout during the year following its release. “There was no systematic effort by the leadership to push…the Blueprint,” he says. “But I think it actually had more of an impact on some of the bills and agenda items that were introduced in the House.”

Perhaps CAE’s most quantifiable influence, however, has been in populating the Metropolitan Council, the governor-appointed body that manages transit, water resources, sewage treatment, and land use in the seven-county metropolitan region. Two members of Pawlenty’s 2002 transition team—Georgacas and Meeks—were appointed to the council; Bell became its chairman. All had ties to the Center. CAE staff members also recommended Cheri Pierson Yecke to Pawlenty; he named her his state education commissioner. She led the charge for new academic standards until the DFL-led Senate declined to confirm her appointment—after she’d already served 15 months, unconfirmed, in the position. Yecke, whose promotion of social studies and history standards with a strongly conservative bent largely led to her downfall, went on to work briefly at CAE before moving on to a state education post in Florida.

Not surprisingly, CAE’s ties reach deep into the heart of the Minnesota GOP. Republican John Kline, now the state’s Second District congressman, was hired in 2001 as CAE’s executive vice president to help straighten out its flagging finances. Meeks once worked as deputy chief of staff to Newt Gingrich. Georgacas chaired the state GOP. Nearly every major Minnesota Republican, from Norm Coleman to Vin Weber, has some association with CAE. More than 400 people—the overwhelming majority of them Republicans—have either participated in the Center’s events or written for its publications.

For some, those GOP ties are a source of contention. Chief among the critics is Rob Levine, publisher of the liberal media watchdog website Cursor.org, who has challenged CAE’s tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) “charity” status—as have some Democratic legislators and activists. “I think they have been effective on the political scene, which is their intent and which, being a [public] charity, should be illegal,” Levine says. “From all their actions and activities, you can tell their intent is political. It’s a charade that they’re tax-exempt—they’re basically an arm of the state Republican Party, and part of the national Republican Party.”

Pearlstein still bristles at this attack, half a decade after Levine first published his views in Minnesota Law & Politics. IRS rules permit limited lobbying by a public charity, he says, “and we’ve never come close to the line.” The regulations also allow a charitable organization to push policy positions—provided its published research includes enough balance that readers can make up their own minds. The only ban is on direct participation in electoral politics—supporting candidates—and that’s something CAE avoids. “Levine is just wrong,” Pearlstein says.

Mayday in March

For all its political success, CAE has been in a financial hole since at least 1998, according to its annual IRS filings. In 1999, the organization seemed to have turned a corner, garnering more than $1 million in public contributions and shrinking its accrued debt to $11,534. But it was downhill from there, particularly after 9/11. Matters reached a head in 2004, when CAE brought in $813,000 but spent almost $992,000. Its total accumulated debt that year grew to $312,000.

In 2001, as noted above, the board acquiesced to Pearlstein’s long-standing request for an executive vice president and hired Kline. The new arrangement was meant to allow Pearlstein to focus more on public outreach, writing, and fundraising, while Kline took care of administration and finance. After just a year, though, Kline left CAE to run for Congress, and the Center’s fiscal operations ended up back in Pearlstein’s purview. That’s when things started going awry. “Hindsight suggests that, after [Kline] left, I did not adequately re-seize the reins of management,” Pearlstein concedes.

By this time, Pearlstein says, he probably was spread too thin—and the pressures of running CAE were magnified by several years’ worth of family health problems. After 2002, he says, he was approaching burnout.

That was never clearer than during a board retreat in May 2004. “We [met] to talk about refocusing,” Pearlstein says. “I got up to start the program, and I got halfway through what I was saying, and the words didn’t come out any longer. It was very strange.” He reckons his mental whiteout lasted 20 or 30 seconds, and says that he was fine immediately afterward. But something was obviously wrong. “It was clear from the board that I should no longer have responsibility for the whole package,” he says, “so the managerial stuff went over to Annette [Meeks].”

Meeks, hired in 1997 as the Center’s director of governmental affairs and public programs, was promoted to CEO. But tensions quickly surfaced as she took over Pearlstein’s operational responsibilities. According to current board chairman Tom Stauber, Meeks began encroaching on what was understood to be Pearlstein’s turf by involving herself deeply in CAE’s programming. Meanwhile, Pearlstein, who had long prided himself on the Center’s civil tone, became chagrined, Stauber says, as the Center’s public presentations under Meeks began taking on a more strident tenor.

While introducing Hoover Institution fellow Peter Schweizer during a January 2006 event, Meeks struck a chord right out of the Ann Coulter songbook.

For example, while introducing Hoover Institution fellow Peter Schweizer during a January 2006 event, Meeks struck a chord right out of the Ann Coulter songbook. “Peter does a great job of pointing out not only the great hypocrisy of the left,” Meeks said during her brief speech, “but also what will be its inevitable demise—the fact that to survive, liberals have to tell us, ‘Do as I say, not as I do.’ And this hypocrisy will ultimately doom liberals to what the great president Ronald Reagan called the ‘great ash heap of history.’” It was a very un-Pearlsteinian performance.

“Mitch is a thoughtful, provocative thinker,” says Joel Kramer, the former Star Tribune publisher who now serves as executive director of the liberal Growth & Justice think tank. “Under Annette Meeks, the Center was far more partisan than under Mitch, when it was much more about what a think tank should be—a debate over how to run the government.”

According to board chair Stauber, one indication that CAE might have been sailing off course was its undertaking a “media bias study” earlier this year. Staffers counter that the board had twice approved the project. But Stauber says that approval was reconsidered after the Center started getting “pushback” from supporters, who complained that the money could be better spent studying more relevant issues, such as health care.

Meeks says she thought she was doing what the board had asked her to do when it promoted her—make the Center more politically engaged. “They wanted less pontification and thinking lofty thoughts,” she says. “They wanted us to engage in the debate, not just put out books.”

It’s unclear exactly what happened next, but in late February, to her surprise, Meeks was given her walking papers by the CAE board. Pearlstein took back the president’s chair, with Tom Kordonowy standing in as interim CEO. Several days later, five program officers—who led some of the institution’s most important ongoing initiatives, including public relations, development, and the media bias study—also departed. All five had signed an angry letter supporting Meeks and declaring that “the board’s decision to let Annette go and replace her with Mitch is beyond comprehension.”

Written by Corey Miltimore, a former executive director of the Minnesota GOP and the CAE staffer who had been in charge of the media study, the letter says, “It is unfathomable to those of us who have watched Annette rebuild the American Experiment why such a decision could even be seriously entertained, much less acted upon.” (Other staffers say that Pearlstein himself had become an issue, alienating employees and some key contributors with his arrogant demeanor. For his part, Pearlstein calls those allegations “ridiculous.”)

Despite the turmoil, Meeks’s term had its successes. Under her leadership, CAE conducted three high-profile programs. The Kersten-inspired “Intellectual Takeout” Internet project gave conservative college students arguments with which to challenge liberal professors, while “Minnesota Votes” was a nonpartisan program that tracked politicians’ votes during the legislative session; finally, there was a legislative reform study led by Georgacas and former DFL Senate majority leader Roger Moe; it was so carefully bipartisan, in Pearlstein’s view, that he jokingly calls it the “Kumbaya Report.”

If it seems ironic to hear Pearlstein, that champion of the civil tone, making a crack about bipartisanship, well, it may just be a sign of the times. Brian Sullivan, a former GOP gubernatorial candidate who recently declined a spot on the CAE board, says times have changed, and the Center’s traditional coalition-building approach may no longer appeal to today’s conservative base. “What’s happened is that the parties’ differences have sharpened,” he says. “It is not as easy to find those issues that really bridge the gap.”

Programming is one thing; keeping the ship afloat financially is quite another. And in this respect, Meeks’s term was more problematic. According to figures provided by CAE, Meeks brought in $969,000 in donations in 2005—about $150,000 more than the previous year. But the Center spent more than $1 million that year, bulking its cumulative debt up to $360,000—$50,000 deeper into the red than in 2004.

That’s being addressed, Stauber says, adding, “The whole situation is not much different than a corporate setting that overextends itself.” Stauber also maintains that CAE is planning to rediscover its more civil-tongued roots. “The intention is that the Center will return to a more intellectual basis, where we will offer up different sides to existing arguments,” he says.

Pearlstein now faces perhaps the biggest hurdle of his professional life. He has a new, young, unseasoned staff. His organization is saddled with a large amount of long-term debt. And CAE is competing for money and mindshare with a host of other locally grown conservative groups, including the media-savvy Taxpayers League. Meanwhile, the appeal of CAE’s traditional center-right platform may be on the wane among today’s Republicans. “The conservative movement is being sliced up,” Bell says.

And may be sliced even thinner. Meeks is telling people she intends to form her own conservative think tank. If her tenure at the head of CAE is any indication, the new organization is likely to strike a more polemical, partisan posture than a Pearlstein operation ever would.

Vin Weber insists that a conservative think tank—whether run by Pearlstein, Meeks, or someone else—is imperative for Minnesota’s conservative movement. “The Republican Party is not going to be as competitive long-term without an intellectual infrastructure, and the Center represented an important part of that,” he says. But with the Center’s future up in the air, he adds, “we don’t know the future of the intellectual wing of the conservative movement of Minnesota.”

Still, even Pearlstein’s harshest critic, Cursor.org’s Rob Levine, thinks his nemesis has at least one more comeback left in him. “[CAE has] a pretty empty den now,” Levine says. “But they’ve always been able to find some local rich guy to bail them out. I very much doubt they’d go out of business.” MM

Kevin Featherly and Frank Jossi are freelance writers based in Bloomington and St. Paul, respectively.
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP is hitting the road for a cross-country POP of Positivity Tour, and Minneapolis is the first stop! The tour is free and open to the public, and will encourage fans to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ridgedale Mall
12401 Wayzata Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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LOVE AT AN ELEVATION! CHAIRLIFT SPEED DATING AT AFTON ALPS Adventure, camaraderie, and romance for single skiers and boarders — Sunday Feb. 19 WHAT & WHY: A generation of Minnesotans grew up on...

Cost: 30

Where:
Afton Alps
, MN

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Sunday afternoon with Cochon555 is an epic culinary experience centered on 1500 pounds of Heritage Breed pork. Diners feast on dozens of chef-crafted tastings and sip on 40+ types of boutique...

Cost: $125-200

Where:
Loews Minneapolis Hotel – Official Host Hotel
601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Wonder, adventure and discovery for all at our winter family camp!  Treat your family to 3- nights/4-days of discovery, learning and fun! This exciting family program offers age-specific as...

Cost: $165-318

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Dr
Sandstone, MN  55072
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Telephone: 320-245-2648
Contact Name: Laurie Fenner
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

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

Where:
Augsburg College - Foss Lobeck Miles Center
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
BlueCross BlueShield- Edina
6807C York Avenue S
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: BlueCrossMN
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $165-318

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Dr
Sandstone, MN  55072
View map »


Telephone: 320-245-2648
Contact Name: Laurie Fenner
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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

Cost: $5

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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

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

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


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: See website for details

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $5

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

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

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

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Wizarding World Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 February 7 – March 7 Cost: $75Instructor: Rudd Rayfield Spells!  Potions!  Defend yourself against the dark arts in this play creation class where the...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Schedule a one-night lesson with an instructor, then contribute your bowl to Empty Bowl, a benefit for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.  $35 (fee includes instruction, supplies, and ticket...

Cost: $35

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

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

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

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
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Tue, Feb 21, 6:30 pm Best Buy Theater FREE and open to the public   Diversity of Korean Dance visually explores the connection between traditional Korean dances and the vibrant state...

Cost: FREE

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: 0

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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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

Cost: $29 and up

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

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Join us at the Hill the last Wednesday of every month from 8:00AM to 9:00AM for a free networking event. This is a casual business networking event to build business relationships in the downtown...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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The American Swedish Institute is offering FREE admission on four Wednesdays throughout February from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., starting February 1 and continuing February 8, 15 and 22, 2017.  The ASI...

Cost: Free

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

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

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

Cost: See website for details

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $0-10

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Continuing the Wednesday night monthly activities, join us at the mansion every Wednesday night in February from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for your chance to make all the snaps, tweets and posts at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Reading at the local bookstore Magers & Quinn with Chris Hewett, author of Blindsight (Coffee House Press, 2016) and Chris Martin, author of The Falling Down Dance (Coffee House Press,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Magers & Quinn
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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About Greg Hewett's Blindsight:"Hewett is a poet desperate to know—that ‘knowledge’ is never cheap and always comes at great cost is of no importance, because if anything this poet mistrusts...

Cost: -

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

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: $21 - $25

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

Cost: $10-$12

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

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


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

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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

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

Cost: See website for details

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Multiple Locations
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Currently dancing with Justin Bieber on his Purpose Tour, Jordan Ward has worked with many artists including Prince, Prince Royce, and more recently Becky G. Don't miss this opportunity to sign up...

Cost: $25

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

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

Cost: $49.00

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

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

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

Cost: $6 - $16

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

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

More information

Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

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

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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

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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Red Bull Sound Select - an artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique shows – is proud to announce the first installment of our...

Cost: $5 with RSVP, $15 without

Where:
Music Hall MNPLS
111 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Greenroom Magazine
Telephone: 646-619-2839
Contact Name: Vicki Scarfone
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Hear spoken word performed by local artist Joe Davis, then learn to write your own! All ages are welcome for this (free) two-hour workshop. This is a great opportunity to learn about advocating for...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Prom is your time to shine, and Wedding Shoppe, Inc. wants to help you make that happen! Join in on the fun Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, for the exclusive Prom Party to find...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Is it spring yet, Minnesota? The un-official kick-off to spring, the 2017 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back for two full weekends Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 3 –...

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

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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 On Friday, February 3, 10, and 24, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown and FireLake invite the whole family to escape the Minnesota cold and warm up at the hotel’s first Gourmet Hot Cocoa Pop-Up...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Multiple Locations
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

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

Cost: $75 Regular, $150 VIP

Where:
Vadnais Heights Commons
655 County Road F East
Vadnais Heights, MN  55127
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-2316
Contact Name: Bill Haugen
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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota invite you to join us as we host professor and author Joseph Amato for a presentation on “becoming...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Every 4th Friday of the month The Lounge at Victor’s brings you Victor’s on Vinyl: the merging of an exclusive listening club with a dining experience. Each event features a specially crafted...

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

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: 75

Where:
Delta Sky360 Club at Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
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Cost: Unknown

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

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Minneapolis based contemporary dance company. The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines Traditional...

Cost: $19-$27

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: The O'Shaughnessy
Telephone: 414-534-2305
Contact Name: Michala Martinez
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Mixed Blood presents CORAZÓN ETERNO (ALWAYS IN MY HEART), an epic love story inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez.   A bilingual production, CORAZÓN ETERNO will be...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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RenegadeEnsemble presents music by John Maxwell Geddes, George N. Gianopoulos, Joey Crane, Joseph Schwantner, and more. 

Cost: $15 / $10 students

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

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

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

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

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

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

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

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Resident Artist Recital: Theodore Schoen, clarinet Friday, February 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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

Cost: $25 - $34

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

Cost: $20.00

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, and more than two-thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers. Fight for Air...

Cost: www.FightForAirClimb.org

Where:
U.S. Bank Plaza
200 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Clear your closets, create jobs and get a coupon! Drop unwanted e-waste at Tech Dump and get a coupon for Tech Discounts during February Salvage Saturdays. Cables, cords,...

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump
698 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Have you taken a felted slipper or boot class at ASI over the past few years and have yet to completely finish your slippers? This is the class for you! Finish the wet felting at home (if needed)...

Cost: $50-60 + $20 materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Crack open old electronics, use candy to learn about biomedical technology, explore squishy, slimy, and cold substances, and more. It’s all part of the fun at The Works Museum’s annual Tech...

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

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Contact Name: Sarah Curtis
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**Join us on February 25th 2017 at the Hastings Armory for a Craft and Vendor event with up to 55 vendors. ***Enjoy FREE ADMISSION and once inside you will find, upcycled and handmade items from...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump Golden Valley
825 Boone Ave N #100
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Spend the depths of winter with a Saturday morning art film. There will be time for discussion after each screening.

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Looking for unique, engaging summer activities for your child this summer? Join Minnesota Parent magazine at its 11th Annual Camp Fair from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Como Park Zoo...

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Prom is your time to shine, and Wedding Shoppe, Inc. wants to help you make that happen! Join in on the fun Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, for the exclusive Prom Party to find...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Prom store
1205 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Learn how to take the next step in home cheese-making from our expert Larry Janke. He will demonstrate techniques in making hard cheeses such as cheddar, gouda and parmesan. Hard cheeses require...

Cost: FREE

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


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

Cost: $10/ $7

Where:
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: 40-50

Where:
Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy S
Golden Valley, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Sota clothing
Telephone: 952-500-3837
Contact Name: Melissa Miller
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Curious what Swedish Folk tunes are all about? Hoping to fine tune your skills? Join ASI Spelmanslag for an afternoon of folk music skill building workshops with special Swedish guests Jonas...

Cost: Free

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Celebrate locally the festival of Mardi Gras at Sovereign Estate.! Chef Lucas and winemaker Ben Banks are teaming up to give you a NOLA experience in Minnesota. They will be fixin’ up a jumbo...

Cost: $28 per adult

Where:
Sovereign Estate Wine
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Wine
Telephone: (952) 446-957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: FREE

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

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Join us on Saturday, February 25th at 2pm at SubText Books to hear Dana Chase read and discuss her work In Spite of Heroin.  In Spite of Heroin is an intimate and stark portrayal of a...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Kid Filmmakers Creatively Retell Great Books in 90 Seconds or Less  Be part of the third annual Minnesota screening of the top videos submitted by kid moviemakers to the 90-Second Newbery Film...

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: $150 / $250 / $35

Where:
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: The Sanneh Foundation
Telephone: 651-690-4855
Contact Name: Jennifer Martin
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Get ready for an evening of glamour, glitz, and giddy up in downtown Minneapolis! It’s time to gussy up for the star-studded 2017 Wishes & More Winter Ball – “Sparkles & Spurs”! Grab your...

Cost: $200-250

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

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: FREE

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

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City of Lakes Waldorf School proudly presents its 24th Annual Circus, "Space Oddity," on February 24-25, 2017! Come see "out of this world" performances from our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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Optional 3 course dinner available for $19/-. Spanning a vocal range that is almost 4 octaves (not an alternative fact!) he is simply one of the best crooners in town or anywhere for that matter....

Cost: $10

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

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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Mixed Blood presents CORAZÓN ETERNO (ALWAYS IN MY HEART), an epic love story inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez.   A bilingual production, CORAZÓN ETERNO will be...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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RenegadeEnsemble presents music by John Maxwell Geddes, George N. Gianopoulos, Joey Crane, Joseph Schwantner, and more. 

Cost: $15 / $10 students

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Minneapolis based contemporary dance company. The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines Traditional...

Cost: $19-$27

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: The O'Shaughnessy
Telephone: 414-534-2305
Contact Name: Michala Martinez
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

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

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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UMD Symphony Orchestra: 16th Annual Student Competition Concert Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

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

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

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

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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The Sudden Lovelys along with Six Mile Grove's Brandon Sampson are coming to the historic Potter Auditorium at the Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN. Just 15 minutes...

Cost: $19 in advance, $23 day of

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 12 PMLotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all...

Cost: 22

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $25 - $34

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

Cost: Tickets $27

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

Cost: $20.00

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $29 and up

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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