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How to Survive the Republican National Convention


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Two years ago, when the organizers of the 2008 Republican National Convention sat down to discuss the site of their future fete, St. Paul seemed a sensible choice. Milk-fed. Midwestern. The perfect place to throw a party for the Grand Old Party: In fact, the Republican elite had gathered in Minnesota once before, in 1892, backing incumbent President Benjamin Harrison, which led to the GOP vacating the White House, but, well...that’s another story.
 

The point is, McCain and Company are coming—and, with them, a horde of Rovians and Rockefellers, journalists and jingoists, lobbyists and protesters, young Republicans and (thanks to special bar-close times) late-night publicans. Wondering how you can join the party or dodge the horde? How you can be a good host or still manage to score a dinner reservation? Volunteer or protest? Read on.
 

How to Be a Good Host

Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, libertarian or veterinarian, most Minnesotans can agree on one thing: We should treat RNC-goers as our guests. With that in mind, we asked local etiquette expert Angelyn Davis to offer some helpful hints to make that first impression a big win, no recount necessary. ¶ First, memorize this mantra: Preparedness is key, especially if you’re actually planning on hosting a convention-goer in your home, office, business, or backyard: Brush up on your Minnesota history, e.g. we were once the reddest of red states; we haven’t hosted a national party convention since 1892; we’re actually home to 11,842 lakes, etc. Second, a small, Republican-friendly but locally produced gift is always appreciated. Some possibilities: PastureLand cheese, a book by Vince Flynn, or—particularly apropos—some red meat from Cannon Falls’s Thousand Hills Cattle Company. ¶ Next, come up with some talking points. If you’re comfortable discussing the finer points of Medicare, Part D, good luck and Godspeed. But if you subscribe to the no-religion, no-politics rule of discourse—or if you been known to carry a “Hot for Hillary” coffee mug around the office—perhaps you ought to come up some other potential conversational fodder. One possibility is talking about the non-political aspects of the RNC: how it’s supposed to bring in $160 million to the local economy; how it takes 10,000 volunteers to stage the event. If all else fails, do what Minnesotans do best: Talk about the weather.
 

How to Avoid the Crowd

For most Twin Cities residents, steering clear of the RNC is going to be about as easy as snowmobiling to Miami: 45,000 delegates, alternates, VIPs, and media folks are expected to descend upon the area for the gathering. Still, if you’re the kind of person who skews more left than right, who wants to avoid the hubbub, or who simply goes into convulsions upon hearing the words “capital gains,” you’re in luck: We’ve found a few shows where it’s unlikely there will be a Republican in sight:


1. Wellstone! This play, a tribute to the diminutive college professor, lefty icon, and former U.S. senator, opens on September 2, the second day of the convention. If you spot a suit in the crowd at this play, chances are that they are either a) lost, or b) with the FBI. Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park, 952-381-3499


2. Lewis Black:
The ranting comedian comes to town on September 4, the last night of the convention, when John McCain will take the podium to accept the Republican nomination. If the timing isn’t enough to keep GOPers away, Black’s routine, during which he mercilessly ridicules the missteps of the Bush administration, probably will. Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-673-0404


3. Rage Against the Machine: Earlier this summer, RAM guitarist Tom Morello hinted that the politically inclined rockers may show up—somewhere, sometime—to perform one of their oft-raucous shows outside one or both of the national political conventions. If that happens, you can expect fireworks—the last time they played such an event, police had to shoot rubber bullets into the crowd—just don’t expect many Republicans.


How to Get a Dinner Reservation

Here’s the bad news: Getting into any fine-dining restaurant in the Twin Cities is going to be a challenge during the week of—and the weekend before—the convention. First, if you don’t already have a reservation (booked in April, we presume), plan to be polite and accommodating—perhaps a little desperate, even. Second, be flexible. Stephen Gallivan, the concierge at the St. Paul Hotel, says it will be much easier to get a table at the top bistros in town if your party can eat at 8:30 instead of 6 p.m. And your adaptability should also apply to location. His suggestion: Eat outside the metro. “Not only is accessibility to downtown St. Paul going to be difficult, some hosting groups have secured entire restaurants,” Gallivan says. Places such as Meritage, Pazzaluna, and, of course, the St. Paul Grill have long-since been booked, and there are few openings at eateries such as Salut on Grand Avenue and Heartland on St. Clair Avenue. So if you find yourself on the east side without a place to dine, plan to venture further out into the suburbs. If you can’t bear to leave the Cities, your best bet is to check out the schedule of televised speeches—and make your dinner plans accordingly. What self-respecting GOP delegate or party poohbah, after all, is going to be ordering walleye while John McCain is accepting the party’s nomination?


How to Spot GOP VIPs

Access to GOP VIPs at the convention is granted to the blessed few: security detail, caterers, police escorts, custodians, volunteers, and, oh yeah, the folks who’ve been running the country for the last eight years. Good Minnesotans who want to get a peek at Messrs. Schwarzenegger, Giuliani, Huckabee, Romney, Thompson (be it Fred or Tommy), and their ilk will need to be a little stealthier. The St. Paul Hotel’s Gallivan offers a few tips. He plans on pointing visitors in the direction of various St. Paul attractions: the Artists’ Quarter, the Minnesota History Center, the Ordway, and Summit Avenue. (One place you won’t be able to go: the Science Museum: It’s being rented by the RNC from August 29 to September 5 and is closed to the public.) Iconic eateries like the St. Paul Grill, the Lexington, and Manny’s are a good bet (if you can get in), as are any of the Cities’ rooftop bars, especially places like Seven at r. Norman’s, the Chambers Hotel, and Solera in Minneapolis. One easy option: Take a seat in St. Paul’s Rice Park and look for the burly guys with ear pieces.
 

How to Volunteer

If you want to lend a hand as a convention volunteer, you’re going to have to hurry. By the time this magazine lands in your mailbox, there will only be a few days left to sign up. The good news—for you, at least—is that, at press time, volunteer recruitment had been slower than the Minneapolis–St. Paul Host Committee anticipated. In other words, they probably have room for you. Prospective volunteers can apply online at msp2008.com. All applicants must be 18 years old and willing to undergo a security background check. ¶ Another option is to help out at CivicFest, at the Minneapolis Convention Center, which will feature 35 Minnesota- and politics-related exhibits—many of which have been shown at the Smithsonian—including a model White House, a replica of the Oval Office, and a collection of gowns worn by First Ladies. The eight-day festival, from August 29 to September 4, needs hundreds of volunteers to act as guides, assistant curators, and docents. To sign up, go to civicfest.org/docents.


How to State Your Opposition— Legally

If you’re looking to crash the party, you’re not alone: Protesters will be out in force during the Republican convention. (In 2004, more than 75 organizations held events in New York.) Here, a sampling of groups—from across the rowdiness spectrum—planning on giving the Republicans a piece of their minds during their visit to the Twin Cities:


• Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign. The group is planning several events, the biggest of which will be the “March for Our Lives” on September 2, a peaceful demonstration seeking to raise awareness about poverty and health care issues. economichumanrights.org


• CODEPINK Women for Peace.
In 2004, members of this group protested a Halliburton-sponsored breakfast by wearing pig snouts and rolling around in money, and were kicked out of the hall during President Bush’s acceptance speech. This year, they have activities scheduled for each day of the convention. codepink4peace.org


• Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War. Organizers—and police—expect tens of thousands of people to join this September 1 march to protest the war in Iraq. marchonrnc.org

How to Score the Best Invites

If history is any guide, Republicans are going to put the party in Grand Old Party during their time in the Twin Cities. Along with countless official gatherings—welcoming receptions, delegate breakfasts, media parties—there will be myriad unofficial ones, many hosted by corporations, law firms, or various other “special interests.” So how do you score an invite? It ain’t gonna be easy. The official fetes are for those participating in the convention: delegates, alternates, party bigwigs, elected officials. So unless you’re planning to be elected to Congress between now and the convention, you’re probably out of luck. ¶ Getting into the unofficial parties is going to be only slightly less difficult—and, in some cases, more so. That said, it will cost $57 million to put on the RNC, and most of that money has come from the local business community. Best Buy, 3M, UnitedHealth, Cargill, and others have donated money to bring the big event here. Such largesse translates into access, which means your best chance to get into the best shindigs may depend on your willingness to hit up friends, relatives, or anybody else you know who works or—to be on the safe side—runs those companies. Now, where’d we put Dick Schulze’s phone number?


How to Tell If You're a Republican. A Quiz!

1. Arne Carlson replaced Jon Grunseth as Minnesota’s Republican gubernatorial candidate two weeks before the 1990 election because Grunseth was accused of what?
a. Suggesting that the gopher is an embarrassing state symbol.
b. Referring to Democratic rival Governor Rudy Perpich, a former dentist, as “that tooth fairy.”
c. Accepting a campaign donation from the Green Bay Packers organization.
d. Swimming nude with four teenage girls.


2. Of the 14 Republican governors that Minnesotans have elected since 1900, what percentage have been of Swedish or Norwegian heritage?
a. 45
b. 68
c. 86


3. The 1892 Republican National Convention—the last time the GOP gathered in the Twin Cities—was the first RNC convention at which women delegates were allowed and a woman addressed the assembly. What did she say?
a. “We are here to help you, and we have come to stay.”
b. “We are not dreamers or fanatics, rather the country’s silent conscience.”
c. “It’s about damn time.”


4. Recently retired Congressman Jim Ramstad was a noted mentor to fellow politicians recovering from substance abuse. After whose car crash did Ramstad call to say, “I’m here for you.”
a. Congressman Patrick Kennedy
b. Senator Ted Kennedy
c. Governor George W. Bush


5. Former Minnesota governor Harold Stassen is best known for running for the Republican Party’s nomination for president nine times between 1948 and 1992. Prior to becoming a perennial presidential candidate, what was he best known for?
a. Wearing a toupee.
b. Having an extramarital affair with a stripper while in office.
c. Getting elected at age 31, which made him the state’s youngest governor.


6. C. Elmer Anderson inspired Minnesota politicians to begin superstitiously using their first initials as he did—including P. Kenneth Peterson and H. Carl Anderson—after his surprising ascent to lieutenant governor in 1938. Which of the following wasn’t among the reasons his success was so surprising?
a. He was just 26.
b. He was an unknown Brainerd magazine distributor recruited within 24 hours of the filing deadline.
c. He was actually recruited in the hope that he’d lose.
d. He switched parties halfway through the campaign.
 

7. Match the Republican with the quote.
Michelle Bachmann
Norm Coleman
Tim Pawlenty
Carol Molnau
David Durenberger
a. “There is some question about whether those around him have served him well.”
b. “If we’re going to have a state zoo, let’s at least not have a sucky one.”
c. “They talk about freedom and values, but they really don’t believe in representative government.”
d. “Literally, if we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially, virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.”
e. “We were coming back from our first real vacation in 10 years of marriage a couple of years ago when I met an area woman in an airport who asked me whether I had ever thought about arm-wrestling.”
 

8. Two Republican Elmers—C. Elmer Anderson and Elmer L. Andersen—have served as Minnesota governor. Which Elmer said what?
a. “When I hear the wild, free call of a loon I’ll know I’m in paradise.”
b. “I remind people I want to be known as a liberal Republican. If that’s a dirty word, so be it.”
c. “I am concerned about [the party’s] lack of apathy.”


9. Rudy Boschwitz lost his U.S. Senate seat to Paul Wellstone in 1990 in part because of a campaign letter suggesting Boschwitz was a better what?
a. A better father
b. A better friend to the poor
c. A better Jew
d. A better wrestler


10. Al Quie, widely admired as governor of Minnesota from 1979 to 1983, famously called former Nixon aide Chuck Colson while he was imprisoned for his Watergate-related crimes to ask what?
a. Whether Colson had asked for God’s forgiveness.
b. If he could serve out Colson’s remaining sentence.
c. For an apology.
d. If he would collaborate on a book about ethics in government.


11. In the so-called Minnesota Massacre of 1978, Republicans demolished DFL dominance with numerous electoral victories. What was the Republicans’ bombastic slogan during the campaigns?
a. “The DFL wants your money and your vote. Tell them they can’t have both.”
b. “On Nov. 4, the DFL is D.O.A.”
c. “Something scary is going to happen to the DFL. It’s called an election.”
d. “Nobody needs another mother.”


12. For most of its political existence, Minnesota has been a predominantly Republican state.
a. True
b. False

Scoring:

1-4 correct: The co-op called, they found your ACLU card by the Fig Newmans.
5-8 correct: Feeling…purplish?
9-12 correct: Thanks for playing, Mr. Rove.

ANSWERS: (1) d (2) c (3) a (4) a (5) c (6) d (7) Bachmann: d, Coleman: a, Pawlenty, b, Molnau, e, Durenberger, c (8) Elmer L: a, b; C. Elmer: c (9) c (10) b (11) c (12) a

 

 

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Cost: $10

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Christian

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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

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

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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

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

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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
Website »

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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

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Make the most of your lunch hour at Encourage Her Network. We bring quality women together for great networking that always supports a good cause. Our community attracts a diverse group of women of...

Cost: $30 for Members

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Media Relations Agency
Telephone: 952-697-5218
Contact Name: Shannon Johnson

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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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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Whether you're a beginner or advanced archer, join the experts from A-1 Archery to advance your skills. New comers will learn archery basics, safety, and technique; participants with existing...

Cost: $39/person for all three lessons $15/person for a drop-in lesson

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

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

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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

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

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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

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

Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

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

Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

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

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

More information

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
Website »

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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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 »

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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
View map »


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

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
View map »


Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
Website »

More information

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

More information

Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

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 Adventure into art with free demonstrations and art making experiences this summer. Each week find yourself immersed in creativity! Get inspired and messy with us under the Duluth Depot canopy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Amy Varsek
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
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

More information

MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

More information

Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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In what has become a regular tradition, the global Songs of Hope performance company of youth from countries worldwide is returning to Chatfield for a new concert at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, July 18, in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Sponsor: Chatfield Booster Club

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Cost: check options

Where:
Weesner Family Amphitheater
, MN


Website »

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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Show More...
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

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

Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

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

f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

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

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

More information

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
Website »

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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
View map »


Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
Website »

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

Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

More information

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

More information

Half of every total check at all Minnesota Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants on Wednesday, July 19, can benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) chapter supporting patients in Minnesota. ...

Cost: N/A

Where:
all Minnesota Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants
, MN


Sponsor: Chipotle Mexican Grill

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You won't want to miss our popular Speakers Speed Showcase! Hear from a wide variety of experts on business-related topics that will inspire you to take action right away and add to your business...

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

Where:
The Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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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
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

More information

Innocent is a local Rasta man whose music balances both reggae and his Tanzanian roots. He has produced five albums, and has traveled the United States sharing his love of music. His message is...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Visitors will celebrate the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races 40th Anniversary at the Gunflint Lodge Waterfront: 143 S Gunflint Lk, Grand Marais, MN 55604 on the evening of Wednesday, July 19.  The...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Gunflint Lodge Waterfront
143 S Gunflint Lk Rd
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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RAW is an indie arts organization specializing in spotlighting local emerging talent in 65 cities worldwide. Minneapolis is a cultural hotspot for creatives. Many are seemingly hidden in the...

Cost: $22 presale / $30 door

Where:
The Pourhouse
10 S 5th St #11
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Please join Carrousel Travel for a free informational Travel Forum featuring Lindblad Expeditions and Natural Habitat Adventures. You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from both of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Carrousel Travel
Telephone: 612-866-2503
Contact Name: Kelly Raines
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Join Reach for Resources for a Bean Bag Tournament at The Big 10 Restaurant in Hopkins to celebrate our 5th Annual Summer Gala. Each person will receive a picnic buffet dinner and entry into the...

Cost: $25 pre-registration/$35 at the door

Where:
Big 10 Restaurant & Bar
1106 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources, Inc.
Telephone: 952-393-6492
Contact Name: Andrea Paulet
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Enjoy some of the Twin Cities' best performers live and outdoors this summer! Grab your family and friends and a blanket or lawn chair, and join us in the courtyard between American Eagle and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center
9020 Hudson Road
Woodbury , MN  55125
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Join us for this special River City Revue, Murder on the Mississippi. Part social event, part theater production, and all aboard the Jonathan Padelford! Cruise down the Mississippi National River...

Cost: $15 - $18

Where:
Harriet Island
205 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection
Telephone: 651-291-8164
Contact Name: Alora K. Jones
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Milkweed Books Presents: Harmony Holiday, Erin Sharkey, and D. Allen Wednesday, July 19th | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Open Book Building | Target Performance Hall, Second Floor Join us to celebrate the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book Building, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions
Telephone: (612) 215-2540
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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RAW is an indie arts organization specializing in spotlighting local emerging talent in 65 cities worldwide. Minneapolis is a cultural hotspot for creatives. Many are seemingly hidden in the...

Cost: $22 presale / $30 door

Where:
The Pourhouse
10 S 5th St #11
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Milkweed Books Presents: Harmony Holiday, Erin Sharkey, and D. Allen Wednesday, July 19th | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Open Book Building | Target Performance Hall, Second Floor Join us to celebrate the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Editions
1011 Washington Ave. S.
Open Book Building, Target Performance Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions
Telephone: (612) 215-2540
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Kimberly Brown Live at Town Green is a community, outdoor concert with Kimberly Brown, her talented singers, and her phenomenal band. Come out and enjoy live music and great fellowship! This event...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Green Park
7991 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN
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Sponsor: City of Maple Grove
Telephone: (763) 458-1107
Contact Name: Kimberly Brown
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Cantus - Songs of Travel Wednesday July 19, 7 p.m. Cantus, acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), performs Songs of Travel in a special concert at...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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Cost: check options

Where:
Weesner Family Amphitheater
, MN


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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Gather your friends to explore the Washington County Parks Trail system at Lake Elmo Park Reserve!1-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf,...

Cost: Free (w/ valid vehicle permit)

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo , MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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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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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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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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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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The Candid Canines Film Fest is a free, family-friendly celebration of dogs! Join us for a film showcasing dogs being super sweet, silly, smart and oh so talented. Video clips submitted by dog...

Cost: Free

Where:
Target Field Station
5th St. N. and 5th Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 763-331-3000
Contact Name: Ashley Mondor
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Event Description:  Reach for Ralph, Hammer Residences’ Annual Summer Fundraiser benefiting adults and children with developmental disabilities.  Enjoy a casual atmosphere, dinner, auctions,...

Cost: $75

Where:
Earle Brown Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
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Sponsor: Hammer Residences Inc.
Telephone: 952-345-0115
Contact Name: Ginger Venable
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Join us for the Artist Reception of Kristine Fretheim's exhibition, "Seeing with Fresh Eyes." This free event offers hosted appetizers and a cash bar. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!About the Artist:Growing up...

Cost: Free!

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300

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Are you a foodie who loves taking pictures of your food to share with friends and followers on Instagram? Join FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar – Mall of America as they host an...

Cost: $25 + tax and gratuity

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Mall of Americ
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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MINNEAPOLIS (July 2017) – Guest Chef, Everton Clarke is paying the Cooks of Crocus Hills St. Paul kitchen a visit to showcase culinary masterpieces from JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of...

Cost: $65

Where:
Cooks of Crocus Hill
877 Grand Avenue
Hill St. Paul, MN  55015
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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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Experience SUP on Lake St. Croix at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers!Class size is limited and registration is required for all SUP programs; participants must be 14-plus...

Cost: $30/ person

Where:
Point Douglas Regional Park
14741 Point Douglas Dr. S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Washington County
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Carmen Lundy will be performing 2 shows at the Dakota Jazz Club on July 20th, at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.  7pm show $30-35; 9pm show $20-25 ​Carmen Lundy began her professional career in Miami, FL...

Cost: 7pm show $30-35; 9pm show $20-25

Where:
Dakota Jazz Club
1010 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Jonathan Thunder is a painter and digital media artist who was born on the Red Lake Reservation, raised in Minneapolis, and studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico...

Cost: Free

Where:
Teatro Zuccone
222 E 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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Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded...

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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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

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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

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 21, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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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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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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The Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival is a day to celebrate how Lyngblomsten is promoting artistic exploration, wellness, and lifelong learning for older adults 365 days a year.  Day includes arts...

Cost: Admission is free

Where:
Lyngblomsten
1415 Almond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: (651) 632-5318
Contact Name: Andrea Lewandoski
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Weekend Salvage brings you uncommon Antique, Industrial and Vintage goods on the second and third full weekends of every month. Come and scoop up MCM furniture, Industrial patio items, medical wall...

Cost: 0

Where:
42nd and Grand Av S
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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The Spirit of the Lakes Festival is a festival "By the Community, For the Community."  It is a two-day event with live music, a parade, an art festival, Mini Putt by the Bay, great food,...

Cost: free!

Where:
Surfside Park and Beach
5801 Bartlett Blvd
Mound, MN  55364
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Sponsor: Spirit of the Lakes Festival
Telephone: 612-644-9537
Contact Name: Gwen Wood
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The fourth annual North Shore Water Festival (NSWF) in Grand Marais offers visitors a chance to get wet and participate in water activities and more on Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
22 East 1st St
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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Garbage and 2005's Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their...

Cost: $65 & $99

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) brings theatrical entertainment with a side of hotdish to the Bruentrup Heritage Farm.  MAHS will present the family-friendly comedy trio, THE...

Cost: $15-$40

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: MN Sinfonia
Telephone: 612-871-1701
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The Upsala Upstage Players community theatre group are proud to present the underwater adventure of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and...

Cost: $10 adults and $8 seniors/students

Where:
Upsala High School auditorium
415 Main St
Upsala, MN  56384
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Sponsor: Upsala Upstage Players
Telephone: 320-573-4965
Contact Name: Leonice
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Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded...

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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Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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About the show: Each month a different local musician or group performs their original music, then local improv group The Local Music Scene use the lyrics as inspiration to create improvised...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Participants visiting Honest Tea's pop-ups will have a chance to submit a #RefreshinglyHonest moment as currency in exchange for a bottle of Honest Tea.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center South Plaza
300 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN  55487
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Sponsor: Honest Tea
Telephone: 212-539-3214
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Painting Workshop by Carl OltvedtJuly 22 & 23, 9 am-4 pmHyland Lake Park Reserve | $200Well-known landscape painter Carl Oltvedt will guide students in plein air technique. Students will learn how...

Cost: $200

Where:
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
10145 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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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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A workshop for anyone curious about basic mold making. Demystify the plaster process with former Fogelberg Resident Joshua Woof. Learn how to make your own open-face press molds or sprig molds by...

Cost: $65.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Learn the tricks to making great fruit wines from your backyard harvest. Our experts will walk you through all the steps to make a great batch of wine from fruit preparation through bottling. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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JOIN US FOR OUR GRAND OPENING AT THE MAPLEWOOD MAll! Come see our new whimsical party venue at the Maplewood Mall. The first 10 kids get a Free Mini-Makeover from one of our Royal Guests. You...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Party Princess
Telephone: 651-900-2639
Contact Name: Cassie Ridge
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Why are there so many strains of yeast? How do different styles of yeast affect the flavor of your brew? Alejandro will answer these questions and also cover topics like yeast brands, starters,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Go All-Grain! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This class will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Every 4th Saturday of the month we’re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
1007 West Broadway Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: NEON
Telephone: 612-302-1505
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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 21, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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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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Minneapolis historic preservation nonprofit Preserve Minneapolis is hosting “The Prairie School: A Protest Movement,” a bus tour of five landmark Twin Cities homes on Saturday, July 22 The...

Cost: $100 (70 percent is tax-deductible)

Where:
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community (LHSC)
4401 South Upton Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Telephone: (612) 849-1605.
Contact Name: Richard Kronick
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:Saturday Afternoon TeaThe Woman’s Club of MinneapolisSaturday, July 22Noon to 2:00 pmPatriotic tea in celebration of the July Fourth holiday!Five Exquisite Tea CoursesWoman's...

Cost: $40 inclusive of tax and service

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Beginning Saturday, June 17, Radisson Blu Mall of America and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad will offer Honey Bee Helper Bee Demonstrations on the hotel’s roof to learn about honey bee...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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The Spirit of the Lakes Festival is a festival "By the Community, For the Community."  It is a two-day event with live music, a parade, an art festival, Mini Putt by the Bay, great food,...

Cost: free!

Where:
Surfside Park and Beach
5801 Bartlett Blvd
Mound, MN  55364
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Sponsor: Spirit of the Lakes Festival
Telephone: 612-644-9537
Contact Name: Gwen Wood
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Pop Collective Why Don't We is hitting the road for their headlining 19 city U.S "Something Different" Tour. They will be performing in Minneapolis, MN at The Garage on July 22nd.

Cost: $20

Where:
The Garage
75 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN
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Join us for a very special evening to benefit the Three Rivers Park District Foundation and taste a variety of delicious dishes prepared with local food products fresh from Gale Woods Farm. Also,...

Cost: $60

Where:
Gale Woods Farm
7210 County Road 110 W
Minnetrista, MN  55364
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Sponsor: Three Rivers Park District Foundation
Telephone: 763=-559-6700
Contact Name: Chris Boyer
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The fourth annual North Shore Water Festival (NSWF) in Grand Marais offers visitors a chance to get wet and participate in water activities and more on Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23, 2017 in...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply
22 East 1st St
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society (MAHS) brings theatrical entertainment with a side of hotdish to the Bruentrup Heritage Farm.  MAHS will present the family-friendly comedy trio, THE...

Cost: $15-$40

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The Upsala Upstage Players community theatre group are proud to present the underwater adventure of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and...

Cost: $10 adults and $8 seniors/students

Where:
Upsala High School auditorium
415 Main St
Upsala, MN  56384
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Sponsor: Upsala Upstage Players
Telephone: 320-573-4965
Contact Name: Leonice
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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The Tipsy Timberer is a unique brewery crawl showing off some of the best taprooms in the area. Lumberjacks and Lumberjills from all over will be showing up to crawl for beer and check out the...

Cost: 45

Where:
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Northern Ale Guide
Contact Name: Mark
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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