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Barbecue Buccaneers

The guys behind La Belle Vie and Solera bring you pirate food.


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Everywhere I’ve gone this summer, I’ve heard one message traveling through the state, in the style of the classic game of telephone: Tim McKee, the five-star chef behind La Belle Vie and Solera is opening a barbecue restaurant in Still-water—pass it on! Five-star barbecue—pass it on! La Belle Vie for cheap—pass it on!


Well, not really. Yes, Smalley’s Caribbean Barbecue is indeed a barbecue restaurant in Stillwater led by the illustrious Tim McKee and his business partner, Josh Thoma. But the food at Smalley’s bears little resemblance to the precise, exquisitely focused creations of La Belle Vie. No, the food at Smalley’s is chicken wings and pork ribs, served on paper in plastic baskets, best paired with cold beer.


Yup, I said chicken wings and pork ribs in plastic baskets. And smoked beef brisket, pork shoulder, pulled pork sandwiches, and burgers. Doesn’t sound like a Tim McKee restaurant, does it? It doesn’t taste like one either. It mostly tastes like barbecue, albeit not the usual barbecue we run into around here, but Jamaican barbecue.


What’s Jamaican barbecue? It’s Tim McKee’s favorite kind of barbecue. It’s barbecue he loves so much that he convinced folks running a rib shack on a beach in Jamaica to teach him their secrets. It’s made by treating meat with an allspice-heavy marinade, then grilling it over hardwood oak logs that have been embellished with lots of pimento wood chips—pimento trees being where allspice berries come from—for true pimento wood smoke. So, Jamaican barbecue has a lot of allspice going on: There’s the allspice marinade, the allspice smoke, and, naturally, the allspice in the barbecue sauce. It’s unlike any barbecue I’ve ever had before.


I liked the chicken at Smalley’s the best. It’s a very interesting, very different, very complex sort of chicken, and the pimento wood gives it a profoundly herbal profile, with tastes of oregano, rosemary, eucalyptus, nettles, and lime peel. The pork shoulder and ribs are excellent too, but very different than the chicken. In the pork, the smoke and marinade seem to pull out a sweet, ham-like quality in the meat, a sweetness accented by the many peppery and herbal notes imparted by the pimento wood. In typical barbecue restaurant fashion, the food here is available in all sorts of platters pairing one or more meats with side dishes, most of which derive from the classic Southern meat-and-three tradition. For instance, there’s a good, simple, creamy mac-and-cheese; pork and beans; roasted sweet potatoes with sausage; and a few more obviously Caribbean dishes, like curried vegetables. However, even though I tasted just about every side Smalley’s offered, I never found one about which I thought: This is spectacular. I have to have more of this. I have to have the recipe. Everything just struck me as: pretty good.


A few things didn’t even hit pretty good. I thought the beef brisket was peculiar. Ordered without barbecue sauce, the meat was dry and tough. Ordered with sauce, its flavor became lost, making the whole thing taste like some odd sauerbraten reduction. Similarly, the barbecued shrimp, grilled prettily on sugar-cane skewers, lost all shrimp taste amid the smoke and sauce; the shrimp may as well have been plantains or tofu. The appetizers were the biggest disappointment. The crab cakes tasted like coconut and breading, and the fried green tomatoes and corn fritters were nearly indistinguishable, each being sort of flavorless. Desserts, like a lively Key-lime pie and a coconut flan with rum caramel, were rock-solid, but the only items I tasted at Smalley’s that I thought were worth a trip to Stillwater were the drinks.


Yes, the drinks. In addition to 40-odd rums, including single-estate rarities from Trinidad, Haiti, and St. Croix, Smalley’s offers a number of playful, flavorful cocktails. All were devised by La Belle Vie’s bar manager Johnny Michaels who really outdid himself with drinks like the fantastic Kingston, in which a house-made grapefruit syrup and a sour-cherry eau de vie pluck out the sweet and spicy notes of a (what else?) allspice-infused rum. Each sip was refreshing, brisk, spicy, and lovely. Michaels tells me the Kingston is his update on a classic cocktail called the Hemingway daiquiri; he also tells me I missed the best drink at Smalley’s: the Kill Devil shot. “In Barbados, they used to call the rum ‘kill devil’ because it was so harsh,” Michaels says. “So I thought, let’s bring back the old-time macho-man pirate liquor.” To make his Kill Devil, he takes a variety of rums, including 151-proof Bacardi, combines them with some top-secret flavoring agents and syrups and decants the whole mixture into old port bottles (to which he has affixed special pirate Kill Devil labels). One of the reasons I didn’t try the Kill Devil shot is that it wasn’t on the menu. It’s basically a top-secret pirate drink, for pirates in the know.


Pirates?


Oh, yes. Now, the Smalley’s folks are happy to tell you that Smalley’s is a pirate bar from the moment you walk in the door, but I assumed this was just a toss-off gimmick. It isn’t. There is, in fact, a resident pirate at Smalley’s, and his name is Shawn Smalley. In addition to being the chef de cuisine and namesake of Smalley’s, Smalley himself is a proud Stillwater townie (Stillwater High School Class of ’95) and pirate. “I walked out into the bar the other night, and this guy was like, ‘I heard you looked like a pirate, but seriously, you look like a pirate,’ ” Smalley says. “I do. I’ve got the long hair, beard, tattoos, the whole deal. I had a pirate wedding: Everyone was dressed to the hilt, there were swords everywhere. And instead of, you know, a unity candle, we had a ‘mixing of the rum’ ceremony.” And your wife, I asked, was she dressed as a pirate? “No, she was more princessy. But white and purple, because we’re big Vikings fans.”


Smalley’s got its start, Shawn told me, “Because this is how we cooks treat ourselves. When I was at La Belle Vie every Friday or Saturday, I’d make chicken wings for the staff. I like to make them really hot because everyone’s really hungry at the end of the night and they got tortured trying to eat them. I get some sick pleasure out of that.” And in the future? Smalley’s will be “the ultimate pirate hang-out bar,” Smalley says. “It’s pretty damn awesome the way it is, but we have five coconut heads hanging down off the ceiling in the bar right now, and I want to have 500.”


Which is how I came to understand how Smalley’s is truly a Tim McKee restaurant. Because one of the lesser-known aspects of being a five-star chef is having the ability to keep, retain, inspire, lead, and, generally, enjoy a whole lot of 20-something cooks—the people who actually make the five-star food. Or rather, your ability to head a band of pirates. “It’s a pretty ragtag crew back there,” admits McKee. “But really, this is exactly how I cook when I’m just having a good time. My favorite thing in the summer is to go out on the river, get up on an island, make a campfire, bring a makeshift grill, prop it up, and cook. And that’s what we’re doing here. It’s just no pretensions, good cooking.”
 

No pretensions, good cooking by pirates, for pirates. And for the people who like to eat like pirates. Pass it on.

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a senior editor at Minnesota Monthly.

Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar
423 Main St., Stillwater
651-439-5375

Dinner hours
are 5 to 10 Monday through Saturday. Sunday closed at 9.

Happy hour 4 to 5:30 Monday through Friday and 10:30 to midnight every day.

Lunch
11:30 to 2:30 Saturday and Sunday.

Bar closes Sunday through Thursday at 1 and Friday and Saturday at 2.

* Click here to watch our virtual tour of Smalley's.
 

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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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

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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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

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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

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

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Tuesday, November 21st // 4pm – 8pm // Mercado Calling all canines! Beg your owners to come to Mercado for their Yappy Hour event! + Treats for dogs + Food and Drink specials for humans + Lots...

Cost: 0

Where:
Mercado by Earl Giles
2904 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Mercado by Earl Giles
Contact Name: Jodie
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
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This is a 2-part class (participants must attend both weeks to complete their books), taking place on Tuesday, 11/21, and Tuesday, 11/28, 6-8PM on both nights. Tickets available...

Cost: $56

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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
Website »

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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Lonny Kocina, CEO of Media Relations Agency and author of  “The CEO’s Guide to Marketing” (available at www.Amazon.com). Kocina is a visionary who is passionate about marketing. He believes...

Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Edinburgh Golf Course
8700 Edinbrook Crossing
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443
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Sponsor: Brooklyn Park Rotary Club
Telephone: 952-697-5261
Contact Name: Abby Sell
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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
View map »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


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

More information

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


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

More information

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

More information

This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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Returning for another round in Nerdy November, Secrets of Glensheen is back! Glensheen Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks Ojibway, will showcase various artifacts not usually seen by the public...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
View map »


Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
Website »

More information

A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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
Website »

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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed donation

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
Website »

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We are celebrating the life of Michael Jackson! If you are a fan of the King of Pop Michael Jackson or his childhood era of music with the Jackson 5. This event is for you. We are going to...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

More information

Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

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Chanhassen - are you ready to run? Join us for the Turkey Trot 5K starting at Chanhassen High School. Each participant gets a comfy fleece pullover and is greeted at the finish line with warm,...

Cost: $30-60

Where:
Chanhassen High School
2200 Lyman Blvd.
Chanhassen, MN  55317
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Contact Name: All Community Events
Website »

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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
View map »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

Experience a gourmet all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving cornucopia of Thanksgiving favorites and standout dishes prepared by the award-winning chefs at Mystic Lake Thursday, November 23 from 11 am to 3...

Cost: $49.95

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


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

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


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

More information

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Visit The Winery at Sovereign Estate during the Holiday Season! The Spirit of Winter is a fabulous light show with synchronized music and animated displays. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Cost: ADMISSION FEES for Spirit of Winter $10 per Adult $5 per Child 3 – 12

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Winery
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

More information

This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

More information

Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

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

More information

A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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 »

More information

Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
View map »


Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
Website »

More information

We are celebrating the life of Michael Jackson! If you are a fan of the King of Pop Michael Jackson or his childhood era of music with the Jackson 5. This event is for you. We are going to...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

More information

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

More information

Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

Join us Friday, November 24th from 8AM - 5PM, and Saturday, November 25th from 9AM - 2PM, for 50-80% off retail pricing on our high-quality apparel and outerwear! FREE and open to the public. No...

Cost: 0

Where:
Storm Creek Warehouse Hastings
624 Spiral Blvd
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Storm Creek
Telephone: 651-480-3000
Contact Name: Derek Walters
Website »

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November is here, and before we know it we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends and staying up late or waking up early to shop the best Black Friday deals. After hours of...

Cost: None

Where:
Red Cow North Loop
208 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Website »

More information

Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Wondering what to do over the holidays with your family and friends this year? How about flying thousands of miles across America, chasing Santa Claus’ elves and visiting Santa’s Workshop at...

Cost: Adult: $18.95 Child: $14.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Becky Prosser
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join in the festivities at Fort Alexandria on Friday November 24. This free event celebrates history and the holiday season and is open to all. There will be Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Lighting of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Runestone Museum
206 Broadway St
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-3160
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Join tap dance instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for FREE group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Visit The Winery at Sovereign Estate during the Holiday Season! The Spirit of Winter is a fabulous light show with synchronized music and animated displays. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Cost: ADMISSION FEES for Spirit of Winter $10 per Adult $5 per Child 3 – 12

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Winery
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Everyone is encouraged to come and see the quirky small town Scandinavian heritage holiday parade, with a tree-lighting ceremony, caroling and fireworks over the harbor to follow.  The parade will...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Grand Marais and Lutsen
Grand Marais and Lutsen , MN  55604


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Improv comedy inspired by local music.Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Having listened closely, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
, MN


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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Mirroring the grotesque creature of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, scenes of gothic horror are cobbled together with Green T’s signature physical style.  An eerie parade of misshapen...

Cost: $12-22

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd
St. Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Green T Productions
Telephone: 715-246-3285
Contact Name: Kathy Welch
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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
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Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Cost: $30-60

Where:
Kingston Park
9195 75th St S
Cottage Grove, MN  55016
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Contact Name: All Community Events
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Join us Friday, November 24th from 8AM - 5PM, and Saturday, November 25th from 9AM - 2PM, for 50-80% off retail pricing on our high-quality apparel and outerwear! FREE and open to the public. No...

Cost: 0

Where:
Storm Creek Warehouse Hastings
624 Spiral Blvd
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Storm Creek
Telephone: 651-480-3000
Contact Name: Derek Walters
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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Wondering what to do over the holidays with your family and friends this year? How about flying thousands of miles across America, chasing Santa Claus’ elves and visiting Santa’s Workshop at...

Cost: Adult: $18.95 Child: $14.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Becky Prosser
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Artists at the DAI ceramics studio are an eclectic bunch that range from college students to artists in their 70s. This is an opportunity to shop local, support area artisans and find unique...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Linconl Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
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Celebrate Small Business Saturday with the CityPages Best Bookstore of 2017! Join Milkweed Books for a full day of literary festivities, including an evening reading with Alex Lemon presenting...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Telephone: (612) 332-3192
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Join Wanderlust Vintage Market on Small Business Saturday for the anti-Black-Friday, anti-big-box-store, alternative shopping experience. Celebrate your local community and the shops and artists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wanderlust Vintage Market
349 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Wanderlust Vintage Market
Telephone: 612-466-0785
Contact Name: Lindsay Jones
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Join The Middle Sister, Urban Moon Shop, Belle Junque, and Mama's Happy for our Small Business Saturday Holiday Vintage Crawl! Pick up your passport at any of the stores. Visit all four shops (two...

Cost: 0

Where:
Belle Junque
474 Cleveland Avenue South
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Belle Junque
Telephone: 612-670-7645
Contact Name: Rachelle Roeckeman
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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November 25 @ 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.   Light up Lutsen will feature Special holiday offerings and Murray the Moose sightings through-out the day Photos with Santa at Lockport Store 1-3 pm Pour at 4...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Downtown Lutsen
Hwy 61
Lutsen, MN  55612
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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November 25th from 11 AM – 5 PM Interact will be having annual Great Big Holiday Sale on Small Business Saturday! Original works from all 50+ visual artists in the studio will be on sale for...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Interact Center
1860 West Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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45+ Visual Artists will display and sell their locally made, one-of-a-kind work at the 15th annual GSR Fine Art Festival.  Work by potters, painters, photographers, jewelers, sculptors, glass,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Verizon Center
1 Civic Center Place
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: GSR Fine Art Festival
Telephone: 507-351-5008
Contact Name: Tom Bliese
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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

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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

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Join us for some old fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist!  Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  We'll bring the music and you can...

Cost: $15

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Stillwater, MN


Sponsor: BierCycle Adventures
Telephone: 651-300-2202
Contact Name: Kristina Nelson
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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Website »

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

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Join us for some old fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist!  Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  We'll bring the music and you can...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Stillwater, MN


Sponsor: BierCycle Adventures
Telephone: 651-300-2202
Contact Name: Kristina Nelson
Website »

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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display – a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired...

Cost: $5

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Join Jasmine and Mu's amazing musical theater artists as they recount A Christmas Carol with a little Asian flare and Jasmine sparkle! We're looking forward to a festive evening full of...

Cost: $35

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 7th St West
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Visit The Winery at Sovereign Estate during the Holiday Season! The Spirit of Winter is a fabulous light show with synchronized music and animated displays. All ages are welcome to attend and...

Cost: ADMISSION FEES for Spirit of Winter $10 per Adult $5 per Child 3 – 12

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Winery
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
Website »

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

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Milkweed Books caps off Small Business Saturday with a reading from Alex Lemon, author of Feverland, which the Star Tribune called "moving, unpredictable and sometimes digressive—in that,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Open Book
Target Performance Hall, 2nd Floor
1011 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Milkweed Books caps off Small Business Saturday with a reading from Alex Lemon, author of Feverland, which the Star Tribune called "moving, unpredictable and sometimes digressive—in that,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Open Book
Target Performance Hall, 2nd Floor
1011 Washington Avenue S
Minneapolis , MN  55415
View map »


Website »

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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

More information

Join Jasmine and Mu's amazing musical theater artists as they recount A Christmas Carol with a little Asian flare and Jasmine sparkle! We're looking forward to a festive evening full of...

Cost: $35

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 7th St West
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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
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In its 10th season, the critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a cirque spectacle, Broadway musical and family show all in one. It’s filled with over 300 imaginative costumes, 20...

Cost: $20, $25 & $30

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
View map »


Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
Website »

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Mirroring the grotesque creature of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, scenes of gothic horror are cobbled together with Green T’s signature physical style.  An eerie parade of misshapen...

Cost: $12-22

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd
St. Paul, MN  55106
View map »


Sponsor: Green T Productions
Telephone: 715-246-3285
Contact Name: Kathy Welch
Website »

More information

Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Cirque Dreams Holidaze will celebrate the season with matinee and evening performances in the Mystic Showroom November 25 through December 3.   In its 10th season, the critically-acclaimed...

Cost: $20, $25 and $35 for tickets

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

More information

Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

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