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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

September 2016

For artist Kat Corrigan, painting dogs is a joy.  She believes that dogs are true embodiments of celebration: their entire bodies are capable of communicating “the extremes of ecstasy and love,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Daffodil Society of Minnesota Fall Bulb Sale at the Arboretum    Minnesota hardy daffodil bulbs, hard to find varieties not found in garden centers . WHILE SUPPLY LASTS.  Daffodils are not...

Cost: free

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Daffodil Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-773-9950
Contact Name: Deb Wheeler

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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Our in-house lager expert will walk you through the steps and common pitfalls of homebrewing lagers.  Topics include recipe design, brewing process, decoction, yeast health and cold fermentation....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Tour 12 fantastic sites on and around White Bear Lake including grand estates, quaint cottages and beautiful lake homes. Tickets: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour....

Cost: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour

Where:
Tickets-White Bear Lake Armory
2228 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Telephone: 651-407-5327
Contact Name: Sara Hanson
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Come and Stop & Shop with us at the North St. Paul American Legion. We will have craftsman, direct sellers, bakers, photographers, upcyclers and so much more. The first 25 ladies through the door...

Cost: Free

Where:
North St. Paul American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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Minneapolis Craft Market is teaming up with Fashion Week MN to host a fashion and accessories marketplace as the official shopping event of Minnesota Fashion Week.  The market will take place...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Insight Brewing
2821 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Craft Market
Telephone: 612-865-5156
Contact Name: Hayley Matthews-Jones
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join hundreds of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge supporters in the Twin Cities for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more! Individuals, teams, churches,...

Cost: $25-30

Where:
Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: MN Adult and Teen Challenge
Telephone: 612-481-2599
Contact Name: Jen Brink-Edwards
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The next Open House at The College of St. Scholastica will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.   Participants will: -Explore our beautiful campus -Meet our admissions staff, faculty and...

Cost: free

Where:
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Telephone: (800) 249-6412
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure The game is afoot in a mysterious adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. SEPTEMBER 8-25, 2016 Directed by Alissa Blaeser The world’s...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adult $31, Senior: $26, Student: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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  Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to town for the Fall Carnival. For four days,...

Cost: $1 - $20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN
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Encouraging a child to go the distance and realize their dreams is crucial to their success. By becoming a positive adult role model, you can brighten a child’s future. And in the process, your...

Cost: $45 per ticket, $315 per table of eight. Purchase tickets at www.kidsnkinshipgal

Where:
Brackett’s Crossing
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN
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Telephone: 651-686-0990
Contact Name: Rita Younger
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IMAGINE...It’s 1924 and Prohibition has taken hold in America. The summer is hot, but French francs are not. On the continent, a handful of American dollars will buy you an endless quantity of...

Cost: $100

Where:
The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
79 Western Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Fitzgerald in Saint Paul
Contact Name: Stu Wilson
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Intermedia Arts presents a four-day multidisciplinary festival as a RADICAL EXPERIMENT seeking to test, redefine and innovate the use of space, performative technique and the role of the audience....

Cost: Sliding scale ($5-$25)

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel
170 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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On September 24th from 7pm-2am, Downtown Minneapolis will be host to the 2nd ever Pub Crawl That Must Not Be Named! Witches, Wizards and all other worldly creatures who are 21+ are welcome to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Brooms & Brews
Telephone: 651-815-1932
Contact Name: Maria Balogh
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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


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

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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

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

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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
Website »

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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together for our signature monthly networking luncheon on Monday, September 26th. Our Signature Events are NOT to be missed! Take...

Cost: Members: $25 Guests: $45

Where:
Grandstay Hotel and Conference
7083 153rd Street West
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

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

More information

Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

More information

Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich will be hosting a fundraiser on Monday, September 26 at NorthGate Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis. Event is family friendly and open to all.

Cost: Suggested contributions: $250 | $100 | $50 Young professional: $20

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-354-2858
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The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improv comedy. Every night features a local thought leader to discuss the issues of the day. A team of improvisers then brings everything...

Cost: $12/$10 in advance, with student ID

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 641-629-0272
Contact Name: Brandon Boat
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

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


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

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


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

More information

Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
University of MN-Morris Recital Hall
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN  56267
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Has your business focused on ACA reporting that other matters have been ignored? Are you confident that you would pass an audit? If not, join us for a free education seminar, and discover:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North
2540 North Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: HUB University
Telephone: 858-373-6982
Contact Name: Leslie Fulton
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation is hosting Building Resilience: Restoring Our Human Capacity to Heal. The conference will engage community members, funders, policy leaders...

Cost: $55

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation
Telephone: (612) 377-3246
Contact Name: Liz Bubb
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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On September 27th from 10am-12pm, The Great Ribbon Rally for Young Adult Cancer Advocacy will be on it 8th stop across American at State Office Building, Room B2 St, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King...

Cost: free

Where:
State Office Building
, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room B-2
Saint Paul, MN , MN  55155
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Sponsor: The Great Ribbon Rally
Telephone: 760-695-2343
Contact Name: Rico Dence
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Understanding how DevOps fits into your incident management workflow can be a bottomless pit of buzzwords and jargon. Wouldn’t it be nice just to have some practical tips on how to either get...

Cost: Free

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: VictorOps
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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A powerful workshop centered on building a mindset for success, creating and achieving goals, maintaining results, regaining life ownership and establishing yourself as a true leader. Participants...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
ALEDA Center
2610 Y.H. Hanson Ave
Albert Lea, MN  56007
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Sponsor: Decisive. Empowered. Resilient.
Contact Name: Nicolette Brink
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You: Campaign Laws & Campaign Finance Date/Time Date(s) - 09/27/20166:00 pm - 8:00 pm   The Citizens League election series, The Voting Booth...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Comcast, RBC Wealth Management, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Attorneys at Law
Telephone: 651-293-0575
Contact Name: Citizens League
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Historic Holmes Theatre
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
Website »

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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

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

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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
Website »

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

More information

Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

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

More information

A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

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

More information

Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800

More information

Interested in meditation but not sure where to start? Learn the essential points of mindfulness meditation in a few simple steps. It’s easier than you think, and the list of proven health and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: 612-460-8837
Contact Name: Beth Schumann
Website »

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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Website »

More information

One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

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


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

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


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

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Wednesday September 28th, 2016What So NotDivide and Conquer TourIf it weren’t for its pedigree it would be ok to call What So Not an overnight sensation. From festival...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
Website »

More information

A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

More information

Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

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


Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Tap’d In is a unique networking and professional development opportunity for early to mid-career professionals featuring: Beverage tasting from over a dozen local breweries, wineries & other...

Cost: Emerging Leaders Member - $20.00 +$1.99 fee Nonmember - $30.00 +$2.49 fee

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center - St. Anthony Main
219 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Ecolab

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SEXUAL ORIENTATION, IDENTITY, AND BEHAVIOR We are living in a world, in a culture, where the sexual landscape has been shifting for some time. Matters of sexual orientation, identity, and behavior...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Telephone: 612-927-8849
Contact Name: Pastor Karl Jacobson
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Marshall High School
400 Tiger Drive
Marshall, MN  56258
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Dark Star OrchestraContinuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience!"The most talented and accomplished tribute band out there. Fanatical attention to detail." – Rolling...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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DESCRIPTION Join J. Drew Lanham in celebration of his debut memoir, The Home Place: A Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which H is for Hawk author Helen Macdonald calls “a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book Building, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions & The Givens Foundation
Telephone: 612-332-3192
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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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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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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A fundraiser benefiting PRISM, a Golden Valley-based basic needs nonprofit, this two-part event is great for golfers and non-golfers alike! Participate in the Golf Tournament in the afternoon, or...

Cost: $125 Golf Tournament; $50 Happy Hour

Where:
Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy
Golden Valley, MN  55426
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Sponsor: PRISM
Telephone: 763-432-4225
Contact Name: Tracie Huhn-Carr
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Outdoors at the OVAL, sample local beer and wine, and distilled spirits (for an added charge) while dancing to the music by GB Leighton. Food trucks, fun games like Human Foosball and...

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at door, $10 Designated Driver, $10 Spirits Tasting add-on

Where:
Guidant John Rose MN OVAL
2661 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Friends of Roseville Parks
Telephone: (612) 590-3299
Contact Name: Sharon Brown
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour...

Cost: $59, $69, $75

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Skyway Theatre & 93X Present:Skilletwith special guests: Thousand Foot Krutch and Devour The DaySeptember 30, 2016•...

Cost: $35-40

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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A private landowner along Sand Creek has opened his property to ongoing efforts to restore habitat along the creek. Volunteers at this family-friendly event will plant native vegetation on the bank...

Cost: Free

Where:
Private Land
Sand Creek
Jordan, MN  55352
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Say hello to Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness ambassadors from your community. We’re kicking things off in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 1 and we...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fitbit
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Calming the Mind Joy of Living Meditation WorkshopWith Senior Tergar Instructor Edwin KelleyMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA In this Joy of Living Level I weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how...

Cost: $75--$175

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: (612) 460-8837
Contact Name: David Fey
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The seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Friends of PACER, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. This family-friendly event...

Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for ages 7 to 15, and free for children 6 and younger

Where:
Mount Normandale Lake Park
5901 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: PACER Center
Telephone: 952-838-9000
Contact Name: Erin Bryan
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The St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization is holding its 13th Annual Historic Riverfront 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00am starting in Boom Island Park (700 Sibley St NE,...

Cost: $30 before Sep 27, $35 on Race Day

Where:
Boom Island Park
700 Sibley St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization
Telephone: 612-310-6151
Contact Name: Pete Gamades
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Join us on Saturday, October 1st for the Third Annual Rally for Rakhma. This event is a fun run, walk or bike ride around Lake Nokomis to support those with memory loss at Rakhma Homes. Rakhma is a...

Cost: $30 registration fee includes t-shirt, Caribou Coffee, Common Roots bagels, Rust

Where:
Lake Nokomis Main Beach
4955 W. Lake Nokomis Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Rakhma Homes
Telephone: 612-824-2345
Contact Name: Lindsey Fossum
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Arts - Food - Fun. Join us for a FREE family arts and fun day in Downtown Minneapolis. Saturday, October 1st, 10 AM 2:00 PM Elliot Recreation Center 1000 E 14th St. Minneapolis, MN 55404 FREE! Free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elliot Recreation Center
1000 E 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612.824.2787
Contact Name: Free Arts Minnesota
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Rummage is a pop-up market of retailers that align with local culture and climate plus more than 15 bands playing live on stage, attractions for all ages, fair-inspired food and craft beer....

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1839 W Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Liquid 12 Festivals
Telephone: 651-528-8752
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Saturday, October 1 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As a culmination of its partnership with teaching artist Sean Connaughty, the WAM Collective will display a large–scale installation on WAM’s...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year’s grand prize is one you won’t want to miss – a one-year lease on a Jeep. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October...

Cost: Ducks are $5

Where:
during On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South St. Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Neighbors, Inc.
Telephone: 651.455.5000
Contact Name: Heidi Satre
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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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WHO: A group of over 30 women artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, at various stages of their lives and artistic development. WHAT: Launching and Landing– the fruit of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave, N.E.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Art Resources of Minnesota
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Let’s get started! 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....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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Join High Brow and the Shades at the Annual "On The Road Again" Festival in South Saint Paul on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:30.  Great Music.  Great Festival.  Great Fun. 

Cost: None

Where:
On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: On The Road Again Festival
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Join us for our 2nd annual Jack’s Caregiver Bags Competition! Whether you come to play, to watch, or just to enjoy the space with family and friends, all are welcome! Enjoy entertainment, food &...

Cost: $10

Where:
CHS Field, St. Paul, MN
360 N Broadway St,
St Paul, , MN  55101
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Sponsor: Jack's Caregiver Coalition
Telephone: (612) 547-6929
Contact Name: Kyle Woody
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Youth-Curated LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival Celebrating the Multidisciplinary Art and Identities of LGBTQIA+ Youth Curated by Intermedia Arts’ Youth Leadership Council (June 7, 2016 - Minneapolis,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Come join us in celebrating Somali culture at the Somali Museum of Minnesota's 3rd Annual Anniversary Celebration! Experience traditional and popular Somali culture through dance, song, theater and...

Cost: Adult Pre-sale: $25 Adult at Door: $30 Kids Pre-sale: $10 Kids at Door: $15

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Somali Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-234-1625
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Join the Friends of the SPCO for a memorable evening, featuring a performance by an ensemble of musicians from the internationally acclaimed Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Your $125 VIP ticket will...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
SOVEREIGN ESTATE
9950 North Shore Road
Waconie, MN  55387
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Sponsor: The Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Mary McDiarmid
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Orignal singer-songwriter indie pop will be served!. Will this performance call for an encore like the last two? You decide... Ameet is back at sweet, sticky HONEY! There will be crooning and maybe...

Cost: $10

Where:
honey mpls
205 Hennepin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Grant Road Records
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The JazzMN Orchestra is pleased to feature Grammy award-winning artist Terence Blanchard as we open our 2016-17 concert season on October 1st at the Ordway Concert Hall. Blanchard brings a rich...

Cost: $35 - 45

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
Telephone: 612.242.4791
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Modern Vaudeville is an ongoing comedy, variety, and talk show that features the Twin Cities top performers, with a wink to the past.  The October Season Two Kickoff will showcase comedian Miss...

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 Day of Show.

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Bryant Lake Bowl
Telephone: 612-825-8949
Contact Name: David Harris
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