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Need a reason for a road trip? Got a taste for adventure (or just fudge)? Here are 10 small towns—from Ely and Walker to Luverne and Lanesboro—that feature artisan gems, tasty eateries, historic treasures, and off-the-beaten-track experiences. Grap a map and go.


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VISIT ELY

Northern Exposure

For nature nuts, Ely is the last civilized stop before you reach the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. But it’s more than just an outfitters’ town. Budget Travel named it one of the “coolest small towns in America,” and the burg even scored a spot on National Geographic Traveler’s list of “50 places you must see.” The E in Ely stands for everything: breathtaking lake views, satisfying food, and relaxing spa treatments.

Get the morning started on a sweet note with a kolacky at Plum Bun Bakery and a steaming cup of locally brewed Gene Hicks coffee at the Chocolate Moose. Before the heat of the day hits, hike the five-mile Trezona trail overlooking Miner’s Lake or the six-mile Bass Lake Trail, full of unique rocks and plants. If you’re recovering from a hard paddle (or get blisters just thinking of canoeing), indulge at The Pebble Spa Company with a lemongrass hand rub or a wild-rice-and-spice scrub. And don’t miss the shopping treasures along Sheridan Street, from Piragis to Steger Mukluks to Mealey’s. Get up close to wildlife at the International Wolf Center and the North American Bear Center (featuring Ted, Honey, and Lucky Bear). Or, for a special experience, call for a tour of Listening Point—the writing shack and cabin that once belonged to ecologist and author Sigurd Olson, the man who basically made the Boundary Waters.

For happy hour, nurse a pint or get a growler of Joel Carlson’s microbrew to go at Boathouse Brewpub & Restaurant. For dinner, tuck into the wild-rice-and-walleye cakes at Rockwood Bar and Grill. Finish your meal with a shot of Pelinkovac, an Eastern European wormwood-based digestif that Ely old-timers swear by. For dessert, bring the day full circle and head back to the Chocolate Moose for pie and another mug of coffee.

When it’s time to hit the hay, book a room at A Stay Inn Ely B&B. Or, for a classic Northwoods experience, stay at the century-old Burntside Lodge. Focused on eco-friendliness? Check out the newly constructed Adventure Inn.
 

Where to go: Plum Bun Bakery, 147 W. Chapman St.; Rock Wood, 302 E. Sheridan St.; Chocolate Moose, 101 N. Central Ave.; Boathouse Brewpub, 47 E. Sheridan St.; The Pebble Spa Company, 232 W. Sheridan St.; International Wolf Center, 1396 Hwy. 169; North American Bear Center, 1926 Hwy. 169; Listening Point tours, 218-365-7890; A Stay Inn Ely, 112 W. Sheridan St.; Burntside Lodge, 2755 Burntside Lodge Road; Adventure Inn, 1145 E. Sheridan St.
 


PIT STOPS

4 Iron Range towns worth a visit

Embarrass
The Finns had enough sisu—that is, stubbornness—to stay in the coldest town in Minnesota. Tour their smartly constructed homes and saunas, some of the first in the state. Call ahead: 218-984-2084. Hwys. 135 and 21

Soudan
Don a hard hat and dip nearly 2,400 feet in a “cage” and rail car into the Soudan Mine, or hike the conifer forest to see the famous Soudan Iron Formation. Hwy. 169, 2 miles east of Tower

Bigfork
See white pine more than 300 years old on the Lost 40, preserved thanks to a logging miscalculation in 1882. For directions, see dnr.state.mn.us/snas/sna01063/index.html

Chisholm
The Minnesota Discovery Center tells the Iron Range story through artifacts, visuals, and written and oral histories. Very family friendly.
1005 Discovery Dr., Chisholm



VISIT HIBBING

Ore Galore

Hibbing is home to the world’s largest open-pit iron-ore mine—the entire town moved south once Frank Hibbing discovered that the settlement was sitting on the motherlode. Along with the iron ore, miners tapped into a wellspring of enterprising spirit: Bob Dylan, Kevin McHale, Roger Maris, author/attorney Vincent Bugliosi, and Jeno Paulucci—the founder of Michelina’s, Chun King, and Jeno’s Pizza Rolls—are all Hibbing natives.

Hull Rust Mahoning Mine
The entire town moved for this 3-mile-long, 2-mile-wide, 535-feet-deep pit, earning the nickname “Grand Canyon of the North.” And no, that’s not a blast from the past you see: the mine is still in use. To date, more than 800 million tons of ore have been shipped from it. 401 Penobscot Rd.

Greyhound Bus Museum
Betcha didn’t know the main bus system in the United States was invented right in Hibbing. View vintage Greyhound buses and their inner workings, then relax in the rose garden. 1201 Greyhound Blvd.

Hibbing High School
Built for $4 million in 1922, Hibbing High School is a sight to behold—no expense was spared. Among the highlights: six David Ericson murals, solid marble steps, and Belgian cut-glass chandeliers in the auditorium, which are insured today for a quarter-million apiece. 800 21st St. E.

Paulucci Space Theatre
Named after food entrepreneur Jeno Paulucci, this planetarium gives names to all the night-sky sparklers you can actually see when in Hibbing, plus Imax-format films. Call a couple of days ahead for schedules or tours. 1502 E. 23rd St.

Hibbing Public Library
This library houses all the Bob Dylan memorabilia a fan could want, including a copy of his birth certificate, yearbook, and a life-size papier-mâché Bob. 2020 Fifth Ave. E.

Sunrise Bakery at the Lybba
Pick up the essential three P’s of Hibbing here: porchetta, pasties, and potica. Note: Bob and pals used to hang here and watch movies when it was still a working theater. 2135 First Ave.

Bob Dylan’s Childhood Home
It’s not open for touring, but when in Hibbing… at least drive or walk by. You can’t miss the Mediterranean two-story where Bob discovered rock ’n’ roll—look for gawkers trailing by with cameras and the garage door painted to look like the cover of Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks album. 2425 Seventh Ave. E.

Mitchell-Tappan House
Built in 1897 for Oliver Iron Mining Company’s superintendent Pentecost Mitchell, this was the first house moved to South Hibbing in 1918. Today, after much rehabilitation, it’s on the National Register of Historic Places and is a gorgeous B&B. 2125 Fourth Ave. E.
 


VISIT BEMIDJI

Paul Bunyan’s Backyard

Paul Bunyan may be Bemidji’s patron saint, but beneath this town’s lumberjack exterior broods a far more bohemian soul. Hip-hop and punk shows happen every weekend at Blue Ox Bar and Grill. Tattooed yogis shop for ginger chews at Harmony Natural Food Co-op. And teenage Tony Hawks, long banned from skating downtown, now practice board tricks legally at top-of-the-line Bemidji Skate Park. There’s even a flat-track roller-derby team, the Babe City Rollers. Tourists may come to Bemidji to escape the big city, but they can’t avoid the town’s plucky cosmopolitanism.

Start off with a tour. The self-guided Bemidji Sculpture Walk takes visitors through perhaps the most densely art-populated downtown in all of Minnesota. With more than 20 works from local and international artists (down from 50 last year), there is literally an installation on every block. By the time you’re through, you’ll have scouted out the best lunch destination, too: Wild Hare Bistro.

It’s a beatnik woodsman scene at this café-and-gallery, where the menu skews local and organic, and everything can be made to accommodate vegans, vegetarians, and the gluten-sensitive. For dessert, stroll a few blocks to Chocolates Plus, where you can sample the finest truffles this side of Switzerland. Down an “Aztec” truffle, made with chili oil and chipotle, and you’ll have enough kick to power you through a shopping spree.

Kelsey’s is the spot for jewelry, where self-taught designer Michael Kelsey makes magic with Minnesota’s state gem, the Lake Superior agate. Urban crafters need to hit up Yellow Umbrella and Bad Cat Creations, both too-cute boutiques featuring handmade creations from local artists. Grandma’s Attic packs more treasures into an antique mall than thought possible. And for an authentic lumberjack jacket—because you are still in Bemidji, after all—swing over to Woolen Mills.

For dinner, it’s a soul-warming shepherd’s pie and a pint of black-and-tan at Irish pub Brigid’s Cross. Pop in on Monday night for the pub quiz, but watch for ringers: profs from Bemidji State University tend to dominate the competition.
 

Where to go: Blue Ox Bar and Grill, 128 First St. NW; Harmony Co-Op, 117 Third St. NW; Bemidji Skate Park, 1224 23rd St. NW.; Wild Hare Bistro, 523 Minnesota Ave. NW; Chocolates Plus, 315 Beltrami Ave. NW; Kelsey’s Jewelry, 318 Beltrami Ave. NW; Yellow Umbrella, 204 Third St.; Bad Cat Creations, 315 Irving Ave. NW; Grandma’s Attic, 502 Third St. NW; Woolen Mills, 301 Irvine Ave. NW; Brigid’s Cross, 317 Beltrami Ave. NW
 


EAT LIKE AN OX

4 Bemidji eateries that satisfy

Minnesota Nice Café
Wild-rice omelets, fresh sausage, and pancakes you could land a plane on—the stick-to-your-ribs breakfast you’d expect in the land of lumberjacks. 414 Beltrami
Ave. NW

Sparkling Waters
Located on a thin strip of isthmus between Lake Bemidji and Lake Irvine, this upscale restaurant offers great views and classic supper-club fare, like cashew-crusted halibut and prime rib.  824 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.

Dave’s Pizza
Plan on loosening your belt after eating at this old-school pizza joint, which serves up dense, topping-laden pies that require a fork and knife. 422 15th St. NW

Tutto Bene
A breath of Mediterranean, this romantically lit Italian restaurant does well with veal marsala, ravioli in a lobster sauce, and spectacular cannoli. 300 Beltrami
Ave. NW



VISIT  WALKER

More Than Just Muskie

Walker is an angler’s paradise. It’s built so close to Leech Lake that Main Street is practically a dock, and a billboard-sized welcome sign declares without a hint of doubt that the town is the “Muskie Capital of the Nation.” But you don’t have to fish to have fun. In fact, Walker’s downtown is so distractingly diverse that travelers with any number of interests could pass a whole day or two here without ever casting a line.

The Girly Girl
The Aveda-sanctioned Beehive Salon (506 Michigan Ave. W.) offers a full menu of pampering, from pedicures and massages to paraffin hand dips. Across the street, in a pastel-painted former church, The Cabin Up North (409 Michigan Ave. W.) imports women’s summer styles from southern California. Shop for scented candles at the grandmotherly Christmas Point Wild Rice Co. (523 Minnesota Ave. W.), and then nose through a few romance novels at Little Apple Bookstore (513 Main St.).

The Beer Snob
No joke, one of the state’s newest microbreweries is located in a teeny metal shed hidden in a clearing in the woods just outside Walker. Three times a week, Leech Lake Brewing Company (195 Walker Industries Blvd.) opens its miniature taproom to sell 64-ounce growlers and offer samples of its six brews, including the Loch Leech Monster, a popular Scottish ale. Of course, you can always grab a Grain Belt at macho sports bar Benson’s (400 Minnesota Ave. W.).

The Art Lover
Walker is a haven for woodworking, and the specialty of the town’s galleries is the “lake carving”: a layered, three-dimensional model, cut with a scroll saw, that depicts the depth of a local body of water. Check out Tory Kaupang’s masterpieces at the Artist Mall of Walker (406 Minnesota Ave.), or peruse a whole wall’s worth—plus a fleet of hand carved, basswood birds—at Carol and Jeff Groth’s Whittle Shop (514 Minnesota Ave.).

The R&R Seeker
Unwinding is at its most elegant at Chase on the Lake resort (502 Cleveland Blvd.), where you can melt into a chakra massage at The Copper Door spa, kick back with a craft cocktail on the lakeside patio of 502 restaurant, or even bowl a few frames at the private, onsite bowling facility, Chaser’s Alley. For a dinner out, treat yourself to some finer-than-fine-dining at white-tablecloth steakhouse The Boulders (8363 Lake Land Trail NW).
 


VISIT LUVERNE

Little Town on the Prairie

Forget hokey antique shops and faux roadside diners. When it comes to genuine Americana, Luverne is the real deal. Just ask Ken Burns: when the legendary filmmaker sought out four “quintessentially American towns” for his common-man oeuvre, the 2007 World War II documentary The War, Luverne topped the list. Four years later, this idyllic Mayberry still seems poised for movie-star treatment.

A visit starts at the Brandenburg Gallery, the official showroom for one of the world’s top nature photographers, Luverne native and National Geographic veteran Jim Brandenburg. Inside a quartzite-clad former jail, visitors can peruse more than 100 photos, from famous shots of arctic wolves to sweeping, prairie-land vistas captured at nearby Blue Mounds State Park and Touch the Sky Prairie.

On Main Street, tour the Palace Theater, the historic 1915 vaudeville playhouse where The War had its world premiere. The venue dazzles with antiquated, art-deco elegance, from the original projection screen to the still-functioning Geneva organ in the orchestra pit. Prefer your films al fresco? Hit up the 1950s-era Verne Drive-In Theater at dusk.

For more nostalgia, stroll down to Renfro Variety, a five-and-dime store so authentic it has a chatty 95-year-old woman behind the cash register. “If you can’t find it at my shop, you don’t need it,” says owner Margaret Vegge, who, since 1948, has stocked everything from hairnets to handkerchiefs, toy tiaras to tank tops.

For lunch, it’s The Coffey Haus, a sunny bistro that pairs urbane tastes (espresso, gourmet sodas, Tuscan chicken panini) with small-town comfort. If it’s kitsch you’re craving—or maybe just a burger topped with a fried egg—try Vinnie’s Dang Fine Dine, just south of town, a zany micro-diner packed into a pastel-striped tin shed.

Tucker the kids out at the City Park, one of the state’s largest civic playgrounds. Or head north to Prairie Heights ranch. Schoolteacher-turned-bison-wrangler Jeanne Bowron takes cartloads of kids out to the prairie, where they can hand-feed molasses plugs to a herd of friendly beasts.
 

Where to go:  Brandenburg Gallery, 213 E. Luverne St.; Blue Mounds State Park, 1410 161st St.; Palace Theater, 104 E. Main St.; Verne Drive In Theater, 1607 1/2 S. Kniss Ave.; Renfro Variety, 206 E. Main St.; The Coffey Haus, 111 E. Main St.; Vinnie’s Dang Fine Dine, 306 W. Hatting St.; Prairie Heights Bison, 37 Rural Route 1 
 


GREEN ACRES

Spanning some 1,800 acres, Blue Mounds State Park can feel like a country unto itself—or, with its wide-open eeriness, another planet. 1410 161st St.

Ditch the Drive
Bring a bike and cruise from Luverne’s Main Street directly into the park via the gorgeously wooded, six-mile Blue Mound Trail.
 

Wonderwall
On the first day of fall, stand at the park’s great mystery, the 1,200-foot-long  equinox marker known as the Stone Wall. Face west. and the sun will set exactly where the rocks disappear into the horizon.

Rock Out
Feeling brave? Rappel down the park’s spectacular mile-and-a-half-long cliff line. Just don’t look down; it’s a 100-foot drop to the base.

Touch the Sky
Visit the Native American “vision quest” site at nearby Touch the Sky Prairie, where strange rock outcroppings freckle a 1,000-acre expanse of untouched grassland.



VISIT PIPESTONE

Spirits in Red Rock

This tiny town stands next to one of the most sacred American Indian sites in the Midwest: the Pipestone National Monument. For centuries, Plains Indians of all tribes made pilgrimages here, digging pits into the prairie and unearthing a strange mineral: a kidney-bean-colored rock, as soft as a fingernail, which craftsmen would then shape into “calumets,” the most holy of ceremonial pipes. This “pipestone” still defines the town today—from the odd reddish color of its architecture to the spiritual hues of its past.

Pipestone National Monument
Tour the present-day quarries—some 50 holes punched into a 283-acre, flower-spotted prairie—and you’ll see American Indian men and women engaged in a very physical form of prayer: burning tobacco, smudging their tools with sage, and then attacking rock fissures with sledge hammers and pry bars. Pipe-making demonstrations occur daily in the visitors’ center. 36 N. Reservation Ave.

The Calumet Inn
This fortress-like 1888 inn is clad in maroon quartzite (rubble from the pipestone quarries) and features antique rooms with claw-foot tubs, pull-chain toilets, and Victorian furniture. 104 W. Main St.

Wind Turbines
Pipestone County, where wind speeds hold at a steady 18 mph, boasts over 200 turbines. A network of access roads makes it easy to drive right up to one and marvel at the giant machines.

Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers
The nation’s only Native American organization to be officially recognized by the federal government as a “church,” Keepers works to preserve the tradition of the pipe. View authentic calumets at the headquarters, including the 30-foot-tall behemoth installed on the front lawn.

Lange’s Cafe
The town’s best lunch option, this 24-hour diner serves up heaping hot beef sandwiches drenched in gravy, homemade mashed potatoes, and pillowy slabs of raisin sour-cream pie. 110 Eighth Ave. SE
 


VISIT NEW LONDON

Undercover Art Town

At first glance, New London has the same quaint traits as many a small town: historic buildings, warm-hearted residents, a postcard-like setting. But beneath its Leave It to Beaver exterior, the City on the Pond buzzes with enough creative energy to power all of central Minnesota, if not the entire state. You just have to know where to get plugged in.

Start your artistic adventure at Kaleidoscope Gallery, a cooperative operated by nine local artists. Browse the array of pottery, paintings, baskets, and jewelry, and say hello to whichever of the artists happens to be manning the front desk that day. For more pottery, head up the hill to Mayor Bill Gossman’s studio, an intimate nook housing his wood-fired porcelain and stoneware gems. Be sure to take a peek at the massive three-chamber, wood-burning kiln he built in his backyard.

Avoid an art overload and duck into Heritage Falls Market. There, enjoy a free cup of locally roasted coffee and pay heed to your heritage by browsing the huge cache of Scandinavian goods. At Quilted 4 You, watch custom-designed quilts be made, then wander across the hall to Dancing Goat Studio, where Kim Wendlandt sells her recycled-book purses.

Get back on the art track at Pottery Workshop, where New London’s established and aspiring potters sell their creations. Tote your new ceramic wares to The Happy Sol, a women’s apparel and gift boutique. Mix and match accessory options at Bead Jam, which boasts more beads than a Girl Scout swap meet. More browsing can be found at Mill Pond Mercantile, the region’s queen bee of home décor, gifts, baking goods, and more. Refuel with an espresso drink from Java on Main and a freshly baked treat from New London Bakery, or head to McKale’s Family Restaurant for the daily lunch special and a slice of homemade pie.

If you’re there on a Friday, stay for the Little Crow Ski Team show at 7:30 p.m. in Neer Park. The team, which has won multiple national and regional championships, includes barefoot skiers, jumpers, and members talented (and crazy) enough to build a 22-person pyramid—on the water.
 

Where to go:  Kaleidoscope Gallery, 326 Main St. S.; Gossman Pottery, 313 First Ave. SE; Heritage Falls Market, 42 Main St. S.; Quilted 4 You, 28 Main St. S.; Dancing Goat Studio, 28 Main St. S.; Pottery Workshop, 17 Central Ave. W.; Bead Jam, 13 Main St. N.; Mill Pond Mercantile, 24 Main St. N.; Java on Main, 31 Main St. N.; New London Bakery, 21 Main St. N.; McKale’s Family Restaurant, 10 Ash St. SE; Little Crow Ski Team, 311 Second Ave. SE
 


DRINK THIS!

Glacial Ridge Winery
One of seven stops on Minnesota’s Heartland Wine Trail, is just two miles south of New London and produces some mighty fine vintages. Stop in for a tour, stay for some wine. 15455 County Rd. 131, Spicer; glacialridgewinery.com

Live Music
Every Thursday from June till the second week of September, Glacial Ridge hosts free concerts on their outdoor stage, ranging from rock to bluegrass to jazz. Bring a chair, grab a glass, settle in, and savor summer.

Tour and Taste
After getting a science lesson on the art of wine-making, pick out a few of your favorites to sip the afternoon away: $8 gets you a full wine-flight plus a commemorative Glacial Ridge Winery wine glass.

Stomp the Yard
On September 10, put your toes to the test with the annual grape stomp. After you’ve had your fill of squishing and squashing, stick around for a glass of wine (made without the help of feet) and live entertainment.



VISIT LITCHFIELD

History on Hold

Once dubbed the “Queen of the Prairies,” Litchfield packs more charm and history into its small-town setting than many of its big city neighbors. From the preserved main-street storefronts to the mint-condition, century-old Victorian homes to the ongoing renovations of the original opera house, history matters here. Come see why.

 Mainstreet Café
226 Sibley Ave. N.
This local haunt dishes up the heartiest homemade breakfasts in town, never skimping on portions. The bacon is especially good: crispy and delicious.

Deann’s Country Village Shoppe
115 Sibley Ave. N.
Unexpectedly spacious, DeAnn’s is a homemaker’s paradise, offering everything from candles and greeting cards to kitchen supplies and baby clothes. It’s like Martha Stewart magazine come to life.

Cricket Meadow Tea
113 Sibley Ave. N.
Do as the British do and enjoy a spot ’o tea with your lunch. The food is made fresh using local, organic ingredients, and the shop’s signature Sunny Harvest bread tastes like heaven with a drop of honey. 

Forest City Stockade
Highway 24 and 309th St., Forest City
Play pioneer for an hour or two and see what life was like for the first Meeker County settlers. For a true blast-from-the-past, attend the 28th annual Summer Rendezvous, held August 20-21, which includes food, demonstrations, wagon rides, and other family-friendly events.

Very Vintage
109 Sibley Ave. N.
The original tin ceiling and wood-planked floor of this 1880s building are just as fabulous as the antiques they house: well-preserved Post and Life magazines, delicate teacups, retro housewares, and countless other treasures of yore.

Litchfield Opera House
136 Marshall Ave. N.
Built in 1900, little Litchfield’s opera house used to be the belle of the burg. Today, volunteers have come together to restore the building it to its former glory. Stop in and take a peek at the before-and-after photos—you’ll see why.

Sibley Antiques
100 Sibley Ave. N.
Some say it’s cluttered, others haphazard, but everyone agrees that this corner antique store is your best bet for mindless browsing. Just be careful not to get lost among the knickknacks and thingamabobs.

Parkview Café
311 Sibley Ave. N.
For a midmorning sugar boost, get a malt from Parkview Café. Once you’ve decided on a flavor (try the grasshopper), head to Central Park across the street to savor your treat beneath a shady tree.

The Grand Army of the Republic Hall & Meeker County Historical Society Museum
308 Marshall Ave. N.
Brush up on your Civil War history at one of the last authentic G.A.R. Halls in the country. Photos, battle maps, paintings, and original furnishings fill the front of the historic building, while the Meeker County Historical Society Museum takes up the rest. See how our ancestors lived in 1868, hear a tune on the 1914 Edison Amberola phonograph, and boost your patriotism while perusing war propaganda dating back to the Civil War.

Anderson Gardens Arboretum
Lake Ripley
Take a moment or two to soak up the last rays of the day in Litchfield’s miniature Garden of Eden: a petite, well-maintained oasis brimming with shady trees, blooming flowers, cozy benches, and a romantic gazebo overlooking the lake.

Peter’s on Lake Ripley
405 W. Pleasure Dr.
World-class ribs in central Minnesota? You betcha. And, if you time it right, you’ll even get a show thanks to the sunset over scenic Lake Ripley.
 


VISIT LANESBORO

Call Your Bluff

To get to little Lanesboro, population 754, you go up then down, up then down until you bottom out in a bowl of limestone. Where are you? You’ve gone deep, man, well-tucked into what locals call bluff country and geologists call the driftless area, spared by the last glaciers to become a kind of Midwestern Appalachia of steep ridges, narrow valleys, and organic ice cream. To explore it, pluck a rental bike from the rafters of Little River General Store and pedal into the countryside on the Root River State Trail, or rent a kayak from Root River Outfitters and hit the water. Back in town, grab some lunch at Pedal Pushers Café, where owners Angie and Scott Taylor have elevated the burgers-and-beer concept with grass-fed beef. Or savor the sausages next door at Das Wurst Haus, where Arv Fabian makes the brats, the mustard to slather on them, and the root beer to wash it all down, even as he escapes from the kitchen to play his concertina (don’t call it an accordion!).

Walk off the weight by browsing the work of regional artists at the smartly curated Lanesboro Art Center or the vintage hats and natural-fiber women’s wear at the new Bittersweet Boutique. Take some fresh produce home from the new Lanesboro Local Marketplace (the town claims to be Minnesota’s rhubarb capital) or, if it’s Saturday, from the farmers’ market in Sylvan Park (for fantastic jam, look for the Amish buggies). In the evening, try the Scandinavian small-plate smorgasbord at Kari’s—the Taylors’ other, more upscale restaurant—which connects directly to the Commonweal Theatre, an unusually ambitious community troupe (what other small-town theater offers both Ibsen and Sylvia?). Have a nightcap on the patio of Riverside on the Root, the river burbling beside you. Then retire to the berth of your choosing—Lanesboro also claims the title of Minnesota’s B&B capital. Want privacy? Try Belle Rive, a house of your own right up against the bluff and bike trail. Or get the full Victorian, breakfast-big-as-a-boulder experience at Anna V’s, where you’re liable to become driftless yourself.
 

Where to go:  Little River General Store, 105 Coffee St.; Root River State Trail, 100 Milwaukee Rd.; Root River Outfitters, 109 Parkway Ave. S.; Pedal Pushers Café, 121 Parkway Ave. N.; Das Wurst Haus, 117 Parkway Ave. N.; Lanesboro Art Center, 103 Parkway Ave. N.; Bittersweet, 107 Parkway Ave. N.; Lanesboro Local, 207 Parkway Ave. N.; Sylvan Park, 202 Parkway Ave. S.; Kari’s, 210 Parkway Ave. N.; Commonweal Theatre, 208 Parkway Ave. N.; Riverside on the Root, 109 Parkway Ave. S., Belle Rive, 302 Ashburn St.; Anna V’s, 507 Fillmore Ave. S.
 


OUT AND ABOUT

5 quick trips from Lanesboro

Pie Date
At Whalan’s Stand Still Parade in May, spectators move while marchers stay put. Hit the Aroma Pie Shop for a slice of homemade happiness.
618 Main St.

Retro Breakfast
A scenic drive on Highway 10 leads to the 116-year-old Highland Store and Café, serving smoothies and organic breakfasts all day. 22485 391st Ave.

Idyllic Drive
Part of Highway 16’s Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway, the five-mile drive to Preston offers peerless vantages.

Nature’s Nook
Try the high-ropes course and go canoeing at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center.
28097 Goodview Dr., eagle-bluff.org
 

History Mystery
Mystery Cave State Park pairs spelunking tours with a restored 1800s village, abandoned after the railroad bypassed it. 21071 County Rd. 118, Preston



VISIT SPRING GROVE

Culture in the Country

Spring Grove is a town on the verge, just a B&B and soap store away from being swarmed with red hats. For now, though, it’s all yours— the first Norwegian settlement in Minnesota, the wellspring of our state stereotypes. Here, the city hall is a radhus, the folk school teaches rosemaling, and visitors are guests, not tourists, inevitably asked to dance if there’s a concert at the heritage center. Take it from Tim Blanski, who moved here from St. Paul a decade ago to build elegantly rustic furniture: “This place is real. No airs. Just good living.”

Art Hounds
Tim Blanski builds furniture from salvaged barn wood and polished burls in his Granary Woodshops (18668 County Rd. 4) on a bucolic spread north of town. The four-year-old Bluff Country Artists Gallery (111 W. Main St.) showcases Blanski’s work alongside local pottery, paintings, etc. Each spring, artists welcome visitors during the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour (bluffcountrystudioarttour.com). Ye Olde Opera House (155 W. Main St.) stages plays downtown and at its bluff-side barn.

Nature Nuts
This is coulee country, filled with quirky names like Hippie Valley and Yucatan Valley, and Redford-ready trout streams known mostly to fishermen and rattlesnakes. Hike to overlooks in nearby Beaver Valley Creek State Park. Drive the 12 miles south from Spring Grove to Dorchester, Iowa, on County Road 16 for a ride on a gorgeous ridge. Or take County Road 4 north of town to Rooster Valley Road, a twisting loop that’s spectacular in the fall.

Scando Groupies
Spring Grove’s population is still nearly 90 percent Norwegian, and the new Giants of the Earth Heritage Center (163 W. Main St.) is evidence of the Nordic roots. Its folk music and dance performances are popular with gray-hairs and trendy high-schoolers alike. The center’s ambitious folk school has classes on everything from Norwegian sweater-making to learning to speak the native tongue. You can even have your DNA traced to see if you’re Norwegian.

Food Fans
Minnesota’s largest Amish community resides just west of Spring Grove. You’ll find pies, jams, and more on Saturdays at the Amish Farmers’ Market four miles south of Harmony on Highway 52. QUARTER/quarter (25 Center St.), a smart new restaurant and wine bar in Harmony, serves comfort food fresh from the gardens of chef Steven Larson, formerly of D’Amico Cucina. And don’t leave town without some locally made Spring Grove soda.
 

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MN Events Calendar

August 2017

All Minnesotans are invited to the Capitol Grand Opening Celebration on August 11, 12 and 13 at the fully renovated and restored Minnesota State Capitol. During the weekend there will be a variety...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol Grand Opening
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Sponsor: Department of Administration
Telephone: 651-201-2555
Contact Name: Courtney Jasper
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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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Painting Workshop by Joshua CunninghamAugust 12 & 13, 8 am-4 pmMinneapolis Sculpture Garden | $200Painting a landscape on location offers a rich, varied and interesting experience. Knowing what you...

Cost: $200

Where:
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
726 Vineland Pl
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
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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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  2017 Pow-Wow and Rendezvous Days in Grand Portage Aug. 11-13      What |         The annual Rendezvous is celebrated every year during the second weekend of August. The event is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Portage Monument Heritage Center
170 Mile Creek Rd
Grand Portage, MN  55605
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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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
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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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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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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Join the Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota/Dakotas (HFMD) for the 7th Annual “Step Out for Bleeding Disorders” Walk this summer in Saint Paul! Form a team, join a team, register as an...

Cost: $15 for pre-registrants/$20 day of Walk

Where:
Como Park, East Picnic Pavilion
1199 Midway Parkway
Saint Paul, MN  55103
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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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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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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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Tour five creative yards with native landscaping!  The tour takes place along the Minnesota River Valley in the Bloomington/Burnsville area. View the beautiful gardens of bird-loving Audubon...

Cost: $7.50-10.00

Where:
Bloomington/Burnsville
, MN


Sponsor: WildOnes Prairie Edge Chapter
Contact Name: Dee Bower
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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
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Bring a few bottle of your homebrew to our St. Louis Park location to swap with other local home-brewers. Bottle by bottle, discover what other passionate brewers are making, and get some...

Cost: Free

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


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We are going to go through the buch kit and walk through the basics of making the buch. We can touch on health trends and natural probiotics or just looking for a naturally fermented non-alcoholic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Join us for our favorite day of the summer! Sunday, August 13th | 12pm-8pm FREE EVENT + LIVE MUSIC 730 N Washington Ave. in the Northloop Food & Drinks from Borough & Parlour All...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Borough
730 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join us at Khazana - Imported Arts and Textiles for Indian snacks, chai, wine, and a rare opportunity to shop directly from Wool Gathering Company's treasure trove. You'll meet and mingle with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Khazana
2225 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Khazana & Wool Gathering Company
Telephone: 612-730-3721
Contact Name: Hannah Germaine
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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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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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Life with Music A Concert and Fundraiser Benefiting Children’s  Music Education in Minneapolis Music by Liz Legatt, Ukelele, and the Ovation Strings Quartet   Sunday, August 13...

Cost: $5

Where:
Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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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 2017 Irish Fair of Minnesota, a three-day annual celebration of Irish art, heritage and culture, will be held Friday, Aug. 11 through Sunday, Aug. 13 on Harriet Island in Saint Paul, Minn. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harriet Island Park & Pavilion
St. Paul, MN


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Irish music from Celtic rock to traditional, authentic food and Irish beverages, Gaelic sports and sheep herding, children's activities and dancing, historical seminars and music workshops... so...

Cost: free!

Where:
Harriet Island
151 Water St W
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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The New Mexico Contemporary Ensemble aims to bring the music of the past century’s most prolific and creative composers to the audiences of New Mexico and elsewhere. By commissioning and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Sponsor: Chosen Valley Community Foundation
Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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In preparation of Chef Camp, the northwoods culinary retreat located at YMCA Camp Miller, Meritage is hosting an exclusive preview dinner in downtown Saint Paul. The dinner will offer diners a...

Cost: 55

Where:
Meritage
410 St. Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Following their encore awarded performances at the 2016 Minnesota Fringe, Minneapolis Ballet Dancers brings their newest production to the stage. A collaboration of multiple Twin Cities'...

Cost: $16.00

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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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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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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider 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
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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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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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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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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
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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
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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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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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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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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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Key speaker and agenda highlights include a powerful keynote 1-2 punch — with marketing legend Seth Godin sharing his wisdom, and content marketing insights from the first ever Chief Content...

Cost: $245 - $995 (lowest price with earlybird pricing)

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Telephone: (612) 377.2224
Contact Name: Karen Rubiano
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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
View map »


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

More information

  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

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


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

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Please join us for the opening reception of Feast. During 2017, Interact Visual Artists are exploring the subject of food and their relationships and perceptions of food and art. Individual...

Cost: Free

Where:
Birchwood Cafe
3311 E 25th St
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts
Telephone: 651-209-3575
Contact Name: Katherine Smith-Flores
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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

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 »

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The free ChallengeHER Minneapolis/St.Paul event will educate attendees on growth opportunities in government contracting as well as how to participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Paul College
235 Marshall Avenue
St. Paul , MN  55102
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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 »

More information

Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Contact Name: Ann Benrud
Website »

More information

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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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

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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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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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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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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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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 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
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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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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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Key speaker and agenda highlights include a powerful keynote 1-2 punch — with marketing legend Seth Godin sharing his wisdom, and content marketing insights from the first ever Chief Content...

Cost: $245 - $995 (lowest price with earlybird pricing)

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Telephone: (612) 377.2224
Contact Name: Karen Rubiano
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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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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Jonathan Thunder’s solo exhibit reveals a new body of paintings dedicated to deities in Ojibwe mythology placed in a contemporary context. A catalog with color images will be created for the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Want to try something new? Going through a life change? Need some laughter and community in your life? Have you always been curious about Improv but you're not sure if it's for you? Come give...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop Student Union
Telephone: 651-300-6281
Contact Name: Liz Carey-Linskey
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Join us for a lecture with Anthony Stellaccio, an artist who plans to "push [clay vocabulary] to its limits while in residence at NCC". Anthony Stellaccio is freelance scholar and artist trained in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Join the St. Paul Public Library and Center For Hmong Arts and Talent for a free night of live music and reading. Come and learn more about all the great things the library can do for you and enjoy...

Cost: Free!

Where:
George Latimer Central Library
90 W 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Center for Hmong Arts and Talent
Telephone: 651-603-6971
Contact Name: Steve Thao
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Join Do Good Events, Cooks of Crocus Hill, Event Lab and Auction Sisters for a morning of good food, great event planning tips and networking! You will enjoy a short breakfast presentation from...

Cost: $20

Where:
Cooks of Crocus Hill
877 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN  55105
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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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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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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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      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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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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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 »

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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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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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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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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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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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Orkestar Bez Ime, or "orchestra without a name," was formed in 2002 with the intention of recreating the sounds of a Balkan village. Their sound has a focus on Eastern Europe and Gypsy people and...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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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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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
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
View map »


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

More information

  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

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


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

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In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in August, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior. Glensheen is one of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Hailing from the island of Tiree, Skerryvore (pronounced Sker-ee-vore) formed in 2005 and includes brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion),...

Cost: $18.00 in advance, $20.00 day of show

Where:
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: The Cedar Cultural Center
Telephone: 612-338-2674
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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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

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 »

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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
View map »


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

More information

Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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 »

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Northern Clay Center is excited to expand its partnership with JD Jorgenson, who will be teaching collaboratively with Megan Mitchell, while providing extensive wood-firing experiences for our clay...

Cost: $135.00

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


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

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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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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

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

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

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

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

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 »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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 »

More information

The Woodhouse Day Spa invites you to celebrate their first anniversary! Guests will be greeted on a red carpet and treated to hors d' oeuvres, desserts and cocktails. Participate in raffle drawings...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Woodhouse Day Spa
12425 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove , MN  55369
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Telephone: 651-206-9852
Contact Name: Kelly Plummer
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Join us August 17th for the second annual Healthy West 7th Block Party at United Family Medicine! The block party will be a community celebration highlighting the ways that the West 7th...

Cost: Free

Where:
United Family Medicine
1026 West 7th Street
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: United Family Medicine
Website »

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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

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


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

More information

The St. Paul Saints and United Way are teaming up to bring thousands of your friends, family and neighbors together for our biggest volunteer project of the year – Action Day! Volunteers...

Cost: Free

Where:
CHS Field
360 Broadway Street
Saint Paul , MN  55101
View map »


Website »

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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Meals on Heels is an event to support Meals on Wheels and the delivery of more than 1.2 million meals to seniors in need in the Twin Cities each year. This year’s event is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug....

Cost: $30-$70

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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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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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a...

Cost: $60 General Admission or $79 for the VIP Package

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: The Murder Mystery Company Helpline
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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The 2017 show marks the ninth installment of Rhythmically Speaking's annual production featuring work by local and national choreographers creating jazz and American vernacular dance. This...

Cost: $20-$23

Where:
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Rhythmically Speaking
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San...

Cost: $20

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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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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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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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The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to do something huge in the fight to end breast cancer. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20...

Cost: $50 registration fee

Where:
Walkers walk throughout the Twin Cities
, MN


Telephone: 800-996-3DAY, x612
Contact Name: Stephanie Mayer
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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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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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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi unites the people and traditions of Indian Country for three days. The public is invited to join in this Pow Wow celebration at the Wacipi Grounds,...

Cost: $10 button/Free for 60 years & over, 10 years & under

Where:
SMSC Wacipi Grounds
3212 Dakotah Parkway
Shakopee, MN   55372
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Sponsor: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Telephone: 952-445-8900
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Northern Clay Center is excited to expand its partnership with JD Jorgenson, who will be teaching collaboratively with Megan Mitchell, while providing extensive wood-firing experiences for our clay...

Cost: $135.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third 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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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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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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If sampling unique brews showcased by some of the finest – and newest – micro and craft breweries and brew pubs in the Twin Cities area appeals to you, why not combine your passion for artisan...

Cost: $35 advance $40 at door $10 designated driver at door

Where:
Snail Lake Regional Park
4191 Snail Lake Blvd.
Shoreview, MN  55126
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Sponsor: Arden Hills/Shoreview Rotary Club
Telephone: 651-481-0078
Contact Name: Betty Ziskovsky
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Kräftskiva — Crayfish Party Doors 6:30 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.  Experience a not-to-be-missed traditional Swedish Crayfish Feast! ASI’s popular, annual Kräftskiva, or Crayfish Party,  serves...

Cost: $55-65

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The 2017 show marks the ninth installment of Rhythmically Speaking's annual production featuring work by local and national choreographers creating jazz and American vernacular dance. This...

Cost: $20-$23

Where:
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Rhythmically Speaking
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Cost: check options

Where:
US Bank Stadium
, MN


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Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San...

Cost: $20

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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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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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

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: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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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The Hy-Vee® Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run connects fitness and fundraising to support kids with cancer in your community and across the country. All ages and fitness levels are invited to become...

Cost: 5K Registration from June 1-August 17 Adult $30 / Child $20

Where:
Lake Ann
1456 W 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN  55317
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Sponsor: Hy-Vee

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The Susan G. Komen 3-Day® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to do something huge in the fight to end breast cancer. Participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20...

Cost: $50 registration fee

Where:
Walkers walk throughout the Twin Cities
, MN


Telephone: 800-996-3DAY, x612
Contact Name: Stephanie Mayer
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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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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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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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Please join us for the Twin Cities Area Team Hope Walk & 5K Run on Saturday, August 19th, 2017! Be one of the hundreds of participants at the Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5K Run, which supports...

Cost: $15-30

Where:
Purgatory Creek Park
13001 Technology Dr
Eden Prairie, MN
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Sponsor: HDSA MN Chapter
Telephone: 952-334-2211
Contact Name: Brianna Wallen Lindell
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Northern Clay Center is excited to expand its partnership with JD Jorgenson, who will be teaching collaboratively with Megan Mitchell, while providing extensive wood-firing experiences for our clay...

Cost: $135.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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FREE EVENT! Our first bat festival ever in Minnesota! Celebrate the unique role of bats in ecosystems as insect eaters, while dispelling myths and misinformation that generate needless fears and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge
3815 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Organization for Bat Conservation
Telephone: 248-645-3232
Contact Name: Amanda
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DAFFODIL SOCIETY OF MINNESOTA FALL BULB SALE Daffodils colors may include pink, orange, red, white and yellow. Come early for best bulb selection, many varieties sell out quickly. All are...

Cost: 0

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr.
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Daffodil Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-581-3426
Contact Name: Margaret Macneale
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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Minnesota Fan Fest is a celebration of comics, creators, and collectibles from pop culture and geek fandoms. Co-founders and Minnesota natives Matt Solberg and Dan Jurgens have teamed up to host...

Cost: $30

Where:
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellog Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Square Egg Entertainment
Telephone: 602-633-9459
Contact Name: Kristin Rowan
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MuckFest® MS is built for laughs and muddy from the get-go! Teams run in the same wave so you can experience all the muddy shenanigans, epic spills and thrills together. Re-live the adventure and...

Cost: $105 day of event. $80 until August 2nd

Where:
Scott County Fair
7151 W. 190th St.
Jordan, MN  55352
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Sponsor: MuckFest MS Twin Cities
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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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The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi unites the people and traditions of Indian Country for three days. The public is invited to join in this Pow Wow celebration at the Wacipi Grounds,...

Cost: $10 button/Free for 60 years & over, 10 years & under

Where:
SMSC Wacipi Grounds
3212 Dakotah Parkway
Shakopee, MN   55372
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Sponsor: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Telephone: 952-445-8900
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Deschutes Brewery is bringing its giant keg on wheels, Woody, to Minneapolis to support Second Harvest Heartland, one of the nation’s largest and most innovative hunger relief organizations. Of...

Cost: Entry to the event is free, but if you want a beer cocktail paired with a brunch

Where:
US Bank Stadium – The Commons
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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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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Just in time for the State Fair. Sit behind the potter’s wheel and learn basic wheel-throwing skills like centering, opening, and pulling to make bowls and cylinders. Decorate your projects with...

Cost: $45.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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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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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Reduce, re-purpose, and re-imagine with Annabella Sardelis of INDIGO & SNOW.Learn how to make your own natural indigo vat, learn traditional and contemporary shibori techniques, fully embrace...

Cost: $125

Where:
Khazana
2225 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Khazana + INDIGO & SNOW
Telephone: 612-339-4565
Contact Name: Hannah Germaine
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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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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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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
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IndiaFest is an annual celebration of the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India featuring delectable Indian cuisine from local restaurants, foot-tapping live Bollywood music,...

Cost: Free to attend

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol Grounds
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55155
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Sponsor: India Association of Minnesota
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In this class, we’ll teach everything you need to know about how to turn your favorite juice into hard cider!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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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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Join us for Saturday Afternoon Tea!The Woman’s Club of MinneapolisSaturday, August 19Noon to 2:00 pmFive Exquisite Tea CoursesWoman's Club Members: $35.00; Nonmembers: $40.00. Prices include tax...

Cost: $40

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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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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Join CorePower Yoga for a free outdoor all-levels Vinyasa yoga class at the Saint Paul Food Truck Festival. CorePower offers an intensely physical workout rooted in the mindfulness of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mears Park
221 5th St E
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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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third 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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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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Join CorePower Yoga for a free outdoor all-levels Vinyasa yoga class at the Saint Paul Food Truck Festival. CorePower offers an intensely physical workout rooted in the mindfulness of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mears Park
221 5th St E
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Get your tickets now to see Eric Paslay with special guest Brandon Lay live in Hastings, MN! Live On The Levee is bringing two nationally recognized country music recording artists to the banks of...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Levee Park
20 Ramsey St.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Super America, United Heroes League
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The Star Trek Bar Crawl will be beaming back down to Northeast Minneapolis on August 19 for our sixth year of socializing, drinking, and awesome Star Trek costumes. Get your uniform, put on some...

Cost: Free

Where:
The 1029 Bar
1029 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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KEVIN CHALFANT The Journey Experience Performing all the HITS! The first stand-in lead singer for Steve Perry who performed with Journey LIVE! Concert Starts at 6pm Opening Act Stephanie V and...

Cost: $25 General Admission Open seating on lawn or patio $35 Reser

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 N Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Wine
Telephone: 952-446-9957
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Looking for a unique date night activity that is sure to impress your mate? Look no further than NCC's original Clayfor Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing...

Cost: $65.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Cost: $60

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: Skyler
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Where:
Xcel Energy Center
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The 2017 show marks the ninth installment of Rhythmically Speaking's annual production featuring work by local and national choreographers creating jazz and American vernacular dance. This...

Cost: $20-$23

Where:
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Rhythmically Speaking
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San...

Cost: $20

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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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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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

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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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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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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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