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Ring of Fire

How a “band of misfits” turned Hell’s Kitchen into one of the nation’s most successful restaurants


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Joe Treleven

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Ten years ago, Mitch Omer stood in the filthy, old restaurant in downtown Minneapolis that would become his own place, Hell’s Kitchen, with a snarl on his face and a hammer in his fist. His knee was shattered from a motorcycle accident. His brain was awash with chemicals (“I was recuperating on a diet of Oxycontin and red wine,” he says). At nearly six-and-a-half-feet tall, with long, white hair and the girth of an industrial mixer, he looked like Thor’s unreliable father.

This dump was getting to him. He had slaved over stoves for decades. Now, having sold a house, a car, and two beautiful motorcycles to start his own restaurant, it had turned out to be a rattrap. The oven door had come off in his hand the first time he opened it. The grease in the range hood was so thick that it resembled a slab of tire tread. The ductwork would all have to go. In fact, the city engineer who condemned the ductwork had just fled under a barrage of Omer’s F-bombs. “It was like, sonofabitch!” Omer recalls. “Everything was coming apart at the hinges.”

Omer let the hammer fly. Who knows what he was thinking. Omer is bipolar, the kind of guy—before he discovered the right mix of pharmaceuticals to rein in his highs and lows—who would buy a $3,500 gun on a whim, who would marry a 16-year-old girl when he was 21, who would compulsively eat until he weighed 400 pounds, maybe 450. Who was counting? (Bariatric surgery, in 1999, brought him back to a husky 270.) At his lowest point, as a security guard on Waylon Jennings’s 1981 tour, he discovered a kid trying to steal the band’s equipment and nearly beat him to death.

He wasn’t thinking of his third and current wife, Cynthia Gerdes, the founder of Creative Kidstuff, whom he had met online two years earlier. But as the hammer sailed toward the rear of the restaurant, suddenly he was thinking of her—Gerdes and several friends from the store had painted a large, extravagant mural there. When Omer called Gerdes later that day, he told her the good news first: the hammer hit a pillar instead of the mural. The bad news: the restaurant was falling apart and so was he. In a fit of self-loathing, he called her “the next ex-Mrs. Omer.”


On a weekday afternoon, Omer and Gerdes slide into a booth in the space that Hell’s Kitchen moved into four years ago, a Dante-esque series of basement dining rooms and bars (less than two blocks from the original location) comprising one of the largest restaurants in the Twin Cities, above or below-ground. Their marriage is good and so is business, which has thrived despite Omer’s three visits to treatment centers and Gerdes’s ongoing panic attacks: $6 million in revenues last year from about 304,000 meals. In one recent month, 5,700 reservations were made, more than any other independent restaurant in the country, according to their reservation service.

Omer didn’t see it coming. He had trouble seeing past the five-fold increase in rent. “I walked in here when it was empty and I just about cried,” Omer says, slamming a Red Bull. “I thought, ‘What the fuck have I gotten myself into?’”

“What the cuss,” Gerdes interjects with a smile. “We’re going to have a swear jar here today.” Omer laughs. “No, we’re not,” he says, and orders another Red Bull.

Though Hell’s fled its former home in anticipation of a major development next door, the restaurant was ready to move. It was busy for a place with demonic décor; very busy for a place that only served breakfast (it now offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, a full bar, and live music). “The tickets,” Omer says in kitchen parlance, “were coming down like snow.”

No one saw that coming. There wasn’t even agreement on the concept. From the beginning, Omer and Gerdes have had a couple of minority partners: Steve Meyer, who has cooked with Omer for decades, and his wife, Kim. The couples, by all accounts, could hardly be more different. When Kim heard what Omer wanted to call the restaurant, she cried. When it was time to hire employees, she and Steve cornered Omer and Gerdes—moments before opening the door to candidates—and described their ideal server: no more than three piercings, no visible tattoos, khakis, belt, black shirt. Gerdes panicked. “We forgot to discuss this!” she says. Omer flipped out. “We’re Hell’s fucking Kitchen!” he remembers thinking. “We want tattoos, we want piercings!”

It’s not hard to figure out who prevailed: if you were to melt down and sculpt all the metal in the faces of the restaurant’s 140 employees and spread all their tattoos out on canvas, you could fill a small gallery. But it’s no gimmick. “I didn’t even see this,” Gerdes says, reaching over to finger her husband’s button-down shirt collar, shredded as though masticated by rodents. “I don’t tell him what to wear, that’s just him. I don’t give a rat’s ass.” She looks at Omer adoringly. “We’re kind of a band of misfits,” she says.

Gerdes is a native of Puerto Rico, unabashedly ADHD, and a whirling manifestation of all that implies: up at 4 a.m. and working until 10 p.m., seven days a week. Short with thick curly hair, the Costello to Omer’s Abbott, she is a savvy, nurturing executive who ran both Hell’s and Creative Kidstuff until 2004, when she sold the latter. She calls her employees her kids, like a den mother of the damned. “Mitch is the first person I took a chance on,” she says, and there have been many more.

No one is guaranteed permanent employment at Hell’s, Gerdes says, not even Omer. (This isn’t heaven, after all.) And there have been mistakes: the first person hired to manage the new space gave the employees a hard time, and they got revenge by photographing him drinking on the job. He was fired. Others who missed work or drank on the job have been let go, too, including a dreadlocked, combat-boot-wearing woman who happened to be the most productive server at the old space before calling Omer from Montana, strung out. But she was brought back eventually. Hell’s has a second-chance policy: if you’re fired, you can reapply in three months, assuming you’ve pulled yourself together. “Sometimes,” says Gerdes, “you just need your ass handed to you.”

Cyla Harrington, a young breakfast host, couldn’t get her ass out of bed. Due in at 6 a.m., she was late so often that she was fired last December after less than 10 months on the job. “It had to be done,” Harrington admits. She was told to take a break, figure some stuff out. What she figured out was that she really missed Hell’s. “Everyone there has his or her own story and quirks,” she says, “and we’re all straight-forward with each other.” She reapplied three months later and was rehired—as an evening host.

Omer is obviously no softie. The B-29 of F-bombers, he’s shown rude customers the door and greeted new hires with a curt “Don’t fuck up,” though in both cases he’s simply being sincere, laying out the deal. There’s a line and, in Omer’s place, Omer gets to draw it, using loyalty and kinship as his guide. For years, Omer had his staff throw meals together for a homeless man who hung out near the old location, and just in case anyone thought this was a suggestion instead of an order, Omer taped a sign in the kitchen: You will feed him. Omer and the guy had gotten to talking, and Omer realized that they had once spent some time together—or rather, did some time together. In jail.

Omer gets up from the table and snags another Red Bull from the bar. Somewhere in the bowels of this basement is Hell’s latest big hire, though he never actually applied for a job; a man who had just gotten his posterior out of prison: Pat Forciea. Gerdes can’t recall why, one day last summer, she found herself thinking of Forciea, a marketing whiz who served six years for fraud, theft, and forgery before returning to the Twin Cities in 2010. It might have been Charlie Sheen’s meltdown, she says. But she sensed from Forciea’s story that he, like Omer, was bipolar and she invited the men to meet. It wasn’t an interview, but a kind of blind date, and just as awkward.

Omer happens to have a considerable collection of fossilized dinosaur feces and when he presented Forciea with a piece of prehistoric poop in a gesture of friendship (“This is good shit,” Omer said), Forciea was taken aback. These people, he thought, are a consultant’s nightmare. But he began offering marketing ideas anyway. Having helped to engineer Paul Wellstone’s 1990 Senate victory, he knew something about misfits. Truth is, he was charmed.

Forciea, who is now Hell’s marketing director, is keeping a low profile these days, trying to focus on his teenage son and daughter and not dwell on the past. He asked not to be quoted. But he can’t believe his luck. He never expected to be around people like Wellstone again, he says, the sort whose bigness of heart belies a razor-sharp acumen and who buck you up just because. Nursing an iced tea one afternoon at Hell’s, he became watery-eyed when describing the supportive camaraderie around the restaurant, as though here below the streets, in the underworld, was where true redemption could be found.
 

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Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Stress. It’s a part of everyone’s life. Learning how to identify and cope with stress can help us navigate times of uncertainty. Is all stress bad? How do I recognize excessive stress? What...

Cost: Free

Where:
BlueCross BlueShield- Edina
6807C York Avenue S
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: BlueCrossMN
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Wonder, adventure and discovery for all at our winter family camp!  Treat your family to 3- nights/4-days of discovery, learning and fun! This exciting family program offers age-specific as...

Cost: $165-318

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Dr
Sandstone, MN  55072
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Telephone: 320-245-2648
Contact Name: Laurie Fenner
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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UMD Graduate Percussion Group Monday, February 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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

Cost: $29 and up

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Starting Tuesday, February 14th anyone who purchases a Classic Tour ticket for a Tuesday will receive a considerable discount. The Classic Tour will be $5, all day on Tuesdays instead of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

More information

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michgan Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Slapstick Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 February 7 – March 7 Cost: $75Instructor: Rudd Rayfield Take a fall, slap your friend, make ’em laugh!  Study the time-honored art of slapstick and become a...

Cost: $75

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

Cost: $75

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

Cost: $35

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W 2nd St
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Dultuh Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
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On Tuesday, February 21st, we're hosting our annual barrel dinner! This coursed meal is paired with our barrel-aged beers and presented by our Brewmaster Mike Hoops and Chef Matt Lepisto....

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

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Matinee Musicale College Scholarship Concert Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

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

Cost: free

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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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Join us at the Hill the last Wednesday of every month from 8:00AM to 9:00AM for a free networking event. This is a casual business networking event to build business relationships in the downtown...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

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

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The American Swedish Institute is offering FREE admission on four Wednesdays throughout February from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., starting February 1 and continuing February 8, 15 and 22, 2017.  The ASI...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

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

Cost: See website for details

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

Continuing the Wednesday night monthly activities, join us at the mansion every Wednesday night in February from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for your chance to make all the snaps, tweets and posts at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
View map »


Telephone: 218-726-8910
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

About Greg Hewett's Blindsight:"Hewett is a poet desperate to know—that ‘knowledge’ is never cheap and always comes at great cost is of no importance, because if anything this poet mistrusts...

Cost: -

Where:
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Reading at the local bookstore Magers & Quinn with Chris Hewett, author of Blindsight (Coffee House Press, 2016) and Chris Martin, author of The Falling Down Dance (Coffee House Press,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Magers & Quinn
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

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

Cost: $60 - 21

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

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $0-10

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Multiple Locations
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $25

Where:
Lundstrum Performing Arts
1617 N Second Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Telephone: 612-521-2600
Contact Name: Brendan
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On Thursday, February 23, FireLake Mall of America hosts Waconia, Minnesota based J. Carver Distillery for a one-night only reception showcasing the best of Minnesota cuisine paired with J. Carver...

Cost: $49.00

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Cost: Unknown

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

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

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

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

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

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

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

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $10

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Red Bull Sound Select - an artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique shows – is proud to announce the first installment of our...

Cost: $5 with RSVP, $15 without

Where:
Music Hall MNPLS
111 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Greenroom Magazine
Telephone: 646-619-2839
Contact Name: Vicki Scarfone
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

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

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Hear spoken word performed by local artist Joe Davis, then learn to write your own! All ages are welcome for this (free) two-hour workshop. This is a great opportunity to learn about advocating for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Living Spirit
4501 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Living Spirit
Telephone: 612-721-5025
Contact Name: Alice Worden
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Is it spring yet, Minnesota? The un-official kick-off to spring, the 2017 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back for two full weekends Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 3 –...

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

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Prom is your time to shine, and Wedding Shoppe, Inc. wants to help you make that happen! Join in on the fun Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, for the exclusive Prom Party to find...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Prom store
1205 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Multiple Locations
Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN

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

Cost: $75 Regular, $150 VIP

Where:
Vadnais Heights Commons
655 County Road F East
Vadnais Heights, MN  55127
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-2316
Contact Name: Bill Haugen
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota invite you to join us as we host professor and author Joseph Amato for a presentation on “becoming...

Cost: $10

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul & the French-American Heritage Foundation of Minnesota
Telephone: 612 332 0436
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Every 4th Friday of the month The Lounge at Victor’s brings you Victor’s on Vinyl: the merging of an exclusive listening club with a dining experience. Each event features a specially crafted...

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

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

Cost: FREE

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

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Cost: Unknown

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

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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When: Friday, February 24, 2017 Where: Target Field Delta Sky360 Club, Minneapolis, MN Tickets: http://www.tempotickets.com/mcbg Tickets go fast! Winterfest is a true showcase of Minnesota craft...

Cost: 75

Where:
Delta Sky360 Club at Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

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

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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RenegadeEnsemble presents music by John Maxwell Geddes, George N. Gianopoulos, Joey Crane, Joseph Schwantner, and more. 

Cost: $15 / $10 students

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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The Music Animated puppet concert series returns to In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre with a new performance featuring Dreamland Faces. Bart Buch directs as puppeteers Seth Eberle,...

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Minneapolis based contemporary dance company. The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines Traditional...

Cost: $19-$27

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: The O'Shaughnessy
Telephone: 414-534-2305
Contact Name: Michala Martinez
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Resident Artist Recital: Theodore Schoen, clarinet Friday, February 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

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

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

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

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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Mixed Blood presents CORAZÓN ETERNO (ALWAYS IN MY HEART), an epic love story inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez.   A bilingual production, CORAZÓN ETERNO will be...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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House of Borgeous...

Cost: $20.00

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $29 and up

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

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, and more than two-thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers. Fight for Air...

Cost: www.FightForAirClimb.org

Where:
U.S. Bank Plaza
200 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Clear your closets, create jobs and get a coupon! Drop unwanted e-waste at Tech Dump and get a coupon for Tech Discounts during February Salvage Saturdays. Cables, cords,...

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump
698 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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**Join us on February 25th 2017 at the Hastings Armory for a Craft and Vendor event with up to 55 vendors. ***Enjoy FREE ADMISSION and once inside you will find, upcycled and handmade items from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hastings Armory
Highway 316
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: The Cats Meow Events and Promotions
Telephone: 651.274.5103
Contact Name: Marcie Freeman
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Have you taken a felted slipper or boot class at ASI over the past few years and have yet to completely finish your slippers? This is the class for you! Finish the wet felting at home (if needed)...

Cost: $50-60 + $20 materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Clear your closets, create jobs and get a coupon! Drop unwanted e-waste at Tech Dump and get a coupon for Tech Discounts during February Salvage Saturdays. Cables, cords,...

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump Golden Valley
825 Boone Ave N #100
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Crack open old electronics, use candy to learn about biomedical technology, explore squishy, slimy, and cold substances, and more. It’s all part of the fun at The Works Museum’s annual Tech...

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

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Contact Name: Sarah Curtis
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Prom is your time to shine, and Wedding Shoppe, Inc. wants to help you make that happen! Join in on the fun Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, for the exclusive Prom Party to find...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Prom store
1205 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Is it spring yet, Minnesota? The un-official kick-off to spring, the 2017 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back for two full weekends Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 3 –...

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

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Looking for unique, engaging summer activities for your child this summer? Join Minnesota Parent magazine at its 11th Annual Camp Fair from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Como Park Zoo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Minnesota Parent
Telephone: 612-436-4375
Contact Name: Minnesota Parent
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Spend the depths of winter with a Saturday morning art film. There will be time for discussion after each screening.

Cost: Free

Where:
Zinema 2
222 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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A whole week of incredible releases from Minnesota's original home of barrel-aged beer. The week begins at 10 am on Sunday, February 19th, with the pre-sale for this year’s selection of 750mL...

Cost: See website for details

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Learn how to take the next step in home cheese-making from our expert Larry Janke. He will demonstrate techniques in making hard cheeses such as cheddar, gouda and parmesan. Hard cheeses require...

Cost: FREE

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


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

Cost: $10/ $7

Where:
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $0-10

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: 40-50

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Celebrate locally the festival of Mardi Gras at Sovereign Estate.! Chef Lucas and winemaker Ben Banks are teaming up to give you a NOLA experience in Minnesota. They will be fixin’ up a jumbo...

Cost: $28 per adult

Where:
Sovereign Estate Wine
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Wine
Telephone: (952) 446-957
Contact Name: Sveta Brinkmeier
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Join us at Williams Sonoma where you can learn more about the Dude Diet and purchase one of the books from Barnes & Noble. 

Cost: FREE

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

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Kid Filmmakers Creatively Retell Great Books in 90 Seconds or Less  Be part of the third annual Minnesota screening of the top videos submitted by kid moviemakers to the 90-Second Newbery Film...

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: $150 / $250 / $35

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

Cost: $200-250

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

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: free

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

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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Optional 3 course dinner available for $19/-. Spanning a vocal range that is almost 4 octaves (not an alternative fact!) he is simply one of the best crooners in town or anywhere for that matter....

Cost: $10

Where:
honey mpls
205 Hennepin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Grant Road Records
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City of Lakes Waldorf School proudly presents its 24th Annual Circus, "Space Oddity," on February 24-25, 2017! Come see "out of this world" performances from our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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UMD Symphony Orchestra: 16th Annual Student Competition Concert Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

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

Cost: $2 - 15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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The Sudden Lovelys along with Six Mile Grove's Brandon Sampson are coming to the historic Potter Auditorium at the Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN. Just 15 minutes...

Cost: $19 in advance, $23 day of

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Minneapolis based contemporary dance company. The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines Traditional...

Cost: $19-$27

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: The O'Shaughnessy
Telephone: 414-534-2305
Contact Name: Michala Martinez
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RenegadeEnsemble presents music by John Maxwell Geddes, George N. Gianopoulos, Joey Crane, Joseph Schwantner, and more. 

Cost: $15 / $10 students

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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Mixed Blood presents CORAZÓN ETERNO (ALWAYS IN MY HEART), an epic love story inspired by the writings of Gabriel García Márquez.   A bilingual production, CORAZÓN ETERNO will be...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

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

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The perfectly perfect Valentine's musical comedy returns after another nearly sold out run! Artisanal cupcakes included! Bucket Brigade presents:  'Til Death: A Marriage Musical Art House North...

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

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612.547.9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

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

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

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

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 12 PMLotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all...

Cost: 22

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Saturday Set Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 7:00pm 7:00pm Social Hour | Special Concert Start Time 8:30pm Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Guitarists Julian Lage and...

Cost: Tickets $27

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

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $21 - $30

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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