Child’s Play

Play is more than just having fun—and innovative Minnesota playmakers are finding new ways to make the most of it


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AT THE SHIRLEY G. MOORE LAB SCHOOL ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CAMPUS, KIDS CREATE THEIR OWN FUN IN A MINI-RIVER.

Sarah Rubinstein

 

The preschoolers at the Shirley G. Moore Lab School on the University of Minnesota campus are working furiously to stop a flood. “I got an idea! Guys, I got an idea!” says a boy in a red striped T-shirt as he hops over a pump-fed mini-river that runs through one corner of the fenced-in play area. “I throwed a brick in there and it splashed everywhere!” Another little girl leaps into a muddy puddle with a shovel half her size and an announcement: “Here I go!" Even as the kids put away their tools and line up for the next activity, the singing and hopping continue. “Let’s play robots,” one boy says to another. “Let’s play fairies,” a girl whispers to her friend.

“It’s universal and irrepressible,” says Stephanie Carlson, a psychologist at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development, who has studied play in Amish Mennonites, urban China, and at the Lab school in Minneapolis, where toddlers learn, play, and serve as mini-research subjects in studies of early childhood education. “Even when adults in society try to prevent children from playing or fantasizing, they do it anyway.”

Visiting the Lab School got me thinking about my own childhood—and my own kids. Back in the ’80s, my friends and I spent weekends exploring the woods behind our homes. We ran around the grounds of a nearby school for hours on long summer nights, climbing trees and playing kick-the-can until the sky grew dark. We had neither adult supervision nor cell phones. Our parents just figured we’d come home eventually, and we always did.

Today, kids have less freedom, between their electronic tethers and schedules packed with camps, lessons, and sports. Even school recess periods are dwindling. Despite accumulating research that points to adequate playtime as essential for a vast diversity of life skills, from memory to empathy, today’s children don’t have nearly as much free time or independence as their parents remember having.

With two little boys of my own, I want to maximize their playtime without being too controlling about it. Emboldened by a recent article in The Atlantic that described British “adventure playgrounds,” where unsupervised kids light fires in tin drums and ride abandoned tires down hills, I regularly send my 6-year-old across the street to play with whichever neighbor kids he can find. But when I think about the parents in Washington, D.C. who were arrested for neglect after letting their school-age kids wander the neighborhood, I wonder: Is my son’s leash too short or too long? What’s the best way for him to play?

Other Minnesotans have been wrestling with the same kinds of questions and leading a variety of efforts to put play back into kids’ lives, both at home and at school. To understand the latest perspectives on play, I visited playgrounds and talked with educators, toymakers, museum designers, and recess consultants. These innovative playmakers hope to give young people the tools they need not only to develop their social, emotional, and cognitive skills, but also to grow into adults who know how to share, respect others, and dream up new ideas—characteristics essential for our future leaders. Turns out fun is more serious than it seems.

 

 

Photo by Sarah Rubinstein

Somewhere along the way, our culture seems to have lost trust

in kids and their ability to dream up new ideas, says Jeff Freeland Nelson, who left his job as a lobbyist for Minneapolis Public Radio in 2012 to start Play from Scratch, which sells open-ended and recyclable kits called YOXO (“yock-so”) full of things like cardboard tubes, boxes, and connectable parts.

Nelson is 42, and like me, he cherishes childhood memories of exploring outside for hours with no grownup supervision (in his case on his grandparents’ farm). But he started to feel disillusioned when he saw the toys his own kids were accumulating, including a plastic truck that spun at the push of a button. “It really wasn’t functional as a truck in a sandbox. As a matter of fact, if you put it in a sandbox, it would break because the electronics didn’t like the sand,” he says. “It was a button-pushing exercise.”

With Play from Scratch, Nelson hopes to shake up the way kids approach free time. Instead of a playroom, his own house now has a “make room” that’s filled with paper, LEGOs, markers, tape, and other supplies—including YOXO, of course. His kids, ages 3 and 6, disappear in there and come out with creations they’re proud of, he says. That never happened with the family’s old toys, which no one seems to miss.

The concept has struck a chord, and sales have been growing quickly. The company sold out its entire stock last December after Nelson appeared on the Today show and the front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Something is happening here where people are realizing it’s not about putting a pile of plastic and batteries in kids’ hands and entertaining them,” Nelson says. “Successful play comes with engaging them, and they actually learn.”

Jeff Freeland Nelson started a toy company called Play from Scratch to give his kids more opportunity
for open-ended fun that engages, not just entertains.
Photo by Sarah Rubinstein

Very young children are prodigious at coming up with ideas for using ordinary objects in innovative ways, says product-design expert Barry Kudrowitz, who teaches a wildly popular class on toy design at the University of Minnesota (which ends each semester with a theatrical show with skits and costumes). But despite rising IQ and SAT scores, performance on creativity tests has dropped among American children during the past 25 years, with the biggest dip among kids in kindergarten through third grade. That’s a fact worth worrying about, as a growing body of research now links creative thinking to whole-brain changes and future ingenuity. In other words, encouraging kids to be imaginative early in life makes them more likely to be forward thinking later on.

Squelching imagination, on the other hand, is bad for everyone, including grownups. In a recent study, Kudrowitz asked adults to come up with alternative uses for a paper clip. Those who took the test with a playful attitude came up with an average of twice as many ideas as those who approached the test like a work task. “When we’re playing, we’re less inhibited in our thinking, and that’s what leads to discovery,” he says. “The imaginative state of mind is acceptable. There are no wrong answers, and anything is okay. We kind of beat that out of children as they go through an academic education looking for the right or best answer.”

Hoping to inspire both children and their parents to be more playful, the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul is planning a major overhaul and expansion that will emphasize open-ended experiences that have no intended outcome, says Nichole Polifka, the museum’s director of learning & impact. The museum is currently trying out prototypes of potential new exhibits such as the “Creativity Jam” test room, a place where kids hammer real nails into real wood—not the safe plastic versions—or decorate a chainlink fence with shiny textured strips of paper tagged with their answers to questions such as, “What makes you laugh?”

The museum’s redesign team has identified seven skills it wants to nurture, including critical thinking, communication, and collaboration, and every exhibit will attempt to facilitate those goals. “We’re planning on a 100-percent new experience,” Polifka says. “We are hoping to get adults, parents, and children to see creative thinking as a way of being.”

 

 

Some have called Playworks founder Jill Vialet a "recess fascist", but studies have shown schools that use Playworks to provide structured, guided playground activities have seen significantly less bullying.
Photo by Sarah Rubinstein

While parents can have heavy influence on playtime 

at home, school is another story. From the time they’re 5 or 6 years old, many kids spend the majority of their waking hours at the mercy of schedules and curriculum. And in the United States, many schools have either cut recess time or carried on as usual: doing their best to ignore what happens during breaks from class.

In Beijing, by contrast, elementary schools have recess several times a day, and each time it’s the same. Loud music blares throughout the yard as teachers lead students through a series of calisthenics. Then, they all march around in a figure eight pattern before returning to class. The routine is as joyful as it is regimented, and it may also give kids a leg up: Chinese preschoolers develop an all-encompassing cognitive ability called executive function (the master controller in the brain that governs, among other things, learning, decision-making, and self-control) a full six months earlier than American kids do.

Using recess as an opportunity to learn societal rules through structured playtime similarly guides Playworks, a nonprofit that organizes school recesses in dozens of American cities. The inspiration for Playworks came to its founder and CEO Jill Vialet in 1995, when she was talking to an elementary-school principal about an arts program she was running. “It’s after lunchtime, and she’s with three little boys,” Vialet recalls. “They look miserable. She’s cranky. She ushers me out and starts going off about all the reasons recess is hell at her school. I’m there to talk about an artist-in-residence program. She says, ‘Can’t you do something about recess?’”

Vialet started her play program in two Berkeley, California, elementary schools, installing trained coaches whose full-time jobs were to get all kids engaged in playing instead of gossiping, excluding, and fighting. It didn’t take long for Vialet’s phone to start ringing with inquiries from around the country. “No one called about art the way they called about recess,” she says. “I had tapped a nerve.”

Critics have called Vialet a “recess fascist” for imposing structure on the one free period of the school day. But schools that have instituted Playworks, including 14 in the Twin Cities, are thrilled with the results, which include less pressure on teachers to manage recess and fewer schoolyard fights.

To see how a Playworks recess plays out, I stop by the Heights Community School in east St. Paul to see a gaggle of third graders come barreling down a hill toward the playground. The kids are boisterous after a morning cooped up inside, but before they disperse, they line up behind a few orange cones and listen as Playworks Coach Heather announces their options: cone knockdown soccer, basketball, jump ropes, Hula-Hoops and kickball. “Please play a lot; I know you’ve been sitting all morning doing your testing,” she says. “Get out of here!”

Before long, a dozen students are red-faced, running around the field with soccer balls. A handful hop around the basketball court with Craig, a fifth-grader who serves as a “junior coach.” Playtime ends when three whistles blow, and the kids dutifully line up and head back to class.

The session is less organized than phy-ed class, yet it’s more active and more controlled than my own blurred memories of school recesses, which included a combination of friendship-bracelet making, gossiping about which boys we hoped would and definitely would not talk about us, and occasional games of kill-the-carrier that always ended with someone getting hurt.

It’s also a dramatic contrast from the pre-Playworks recesses that school principal Jayne Ropella used to oversee at her previous school, where too little supervision created Lord of the Flies–tinged scenarios: “Bullying, fighting, pushing, shoving,” she says. “A lot of bullying. A lot of bullying.” She now deals with maybe three recess issues a month instead of three or four a day.

What’s happening at the Heights Community School is echoed at Playworks schools across the country. A study published last year that randomly assigned 29 schools to implement Playworks or to operate as usual found that schools using the program reported 43 percent less bullying. Kids were more physically active and reported feeling safer at school. And teachers said they spent less time resolving conflicts in the classroom that used to spill over from recess. The benefits are particularly powerful for students from low-income families, who may not have access to safe parks or sports leagues.

“Schools are striving to address education issues in terms of the achievement gap and testing performance, but they are missing one of the most critical components of elementary schools: They are filled with children,” says Tom Evers, executive director of Playworks Minnesota. “Children are compelled to play. That’s the essence of what they are. But schools are not designed to teach play. We have to create environments where kids have the space to play and basic rules for solving conflicts. Play is serious business.”

At first it may seem like a paradox: guided play at recess rising in popularity alongside the resurgence of free-range kids traversing hazard-filled “adventure playgrounds.” But perhaps both philosophies can coexist in today’s environment for bringing up kids. At home, when playing with siblings or a small group of peers, kids thrive on having latitude to explore within terrain that encourages creativity. At school, where groups are larger and include a broader mix of personalities, more structure can reduce bullying and enable kids to develop lifelong play skills—all while having a whole lot of fun.

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

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

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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Website »

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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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FULBEKLOSET presents its fall collection at the FASHION WEEK MN. This is the first time we are making our debut at the Fashion Week MN. We are so excited and can't wait to show/share with our...

Cost: $30 VIP GA $15

Where:
MINNEAPOLIS
916 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  55408
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Sponsor: FASHION WEEK MN
Contact Name: Jahna Peloquin
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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Looking for a productive networking experience that will kick off your day? This is for you! Each attendee will have the opportunity to speak to a receptive audience about her company’s products...

Cost: $15-35

Where:
TeamWomen
5775 Wayzata Boulevard
Suite 820
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
Website »

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now!   Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this...

Cost: Free! Reserve your seat today!

Where:
Holiday Inn Express Chanhassen
7855 Century Blvd
Chanhassen, MN  55317
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman Law Firm
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

Free Coffee Tuesday is back on September 18, September 25, October 2 and October 9 at all Holiday stores. Holiday customers can customize their beverages with a variety of coffees, cappuccinos,...

Cost: free

Where:
Holiday Gas Stations
620 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Holiday Gas Stations
Telephone: 612-337-0087
Contact Name: Jenna Croymans

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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

More information

An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

More information

BANK Restaurant, located within the Westin Minneapolis, is incorporating magic into its cocktail menu and atmosphere with the launch of Magic & Mixology Night every Tuesday  from 5 – 7 p.m....

Cost: Free admission

Where:
BANK Restaurant
88 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join Girls on the Run Twin Cities for an inspirational evening celebrating women's stories. Girls on the Run is proud to host LUNAFEST on September 25th at Brave New Workshop ETC. LUNAFEST is a...

Cost: $25 or 5 tickets for $100

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join us for this swing dance party! Kick off the evening with an all-abilities dance lesson and demo and then cut a rug to the sounds of the Roseville Big Band. Register for our dance competition...

Cost: 20

Where:
Landmark Center
75 W 5th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-108327
Contact Name: Monika Kopet
Website »

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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
View map »


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

More information

Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

More information

by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

More information

By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

More information

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

More information

In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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 attendee which includes tax and tip. Dalton and Wade is excited to announce a "True Whiskey" dinner in partnership with High West Distillery.   On Wednesday September 26th we will be...

Cost: 100

Where:
Dalton and Wade
323 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Dalton and Wade
Telephone: 612-236-4020
Contact Name: Michael
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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Chef in the Garden is back for September's Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Mexican actors, artist, poets, and musicians including Diego Luna, Kinky, Lila Down, Los Tucanes de Tijuana and local street and folk artist from all walks of life star in this documentary...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St SE
Best Buy Theatre
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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Park Nicollet Foundation welcomes you to a special morning of breast cancer awareness that brings the community together to support and celebrate the Park Nicollet Jane Brattain Breast Center....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd W
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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The 100 Years of Design Graduate Education Celebration includes a research symposium on the future of design and an opening party featuring an alumni panel on the future of design and a keynote...

Cost: $275

Where:
McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
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At his matinée show, global music sensation Ethan Bortnick will be singing and playing piano (with his band) in the style of his popular and award-winning PBS Specials. Enjoy a wide range of...

Cost: $31

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Telephone: 161-262-42345
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U OF M MEDICAL SCHOOL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY PRESENTS DAN BUETTNER: THE DAVID A. ROTHENBERGER LECTURE Thu, Sep 27, 4:00 pm Carlson Family Stage FREE and open to the public   Dan...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northrop, University of Minnesota
85 Church SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-625-3601
Contact Name: Amanda Brower
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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The public is invited to a lecture by Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, emeritus professor of history, lifelong human rights activist and celebrated author of An Indigenous People's History of the United...

Cost: Free

Where:
pin First Unitarian Society
900 Mount Curve Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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You are warmly welcomed to the 3rd annual Adoption Medicine gala Care to Celebrate. Hosted this year at the Lynhall, participate in an evening of great food, heartwarming stories, and community....

Cost: $0.00-$900

Where:
The Lynhall
2640 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop at your local Mainstream Boutique in Mendota Heights! Assemble (using power tools!), stain and paint your custom creation, and in just 3 hours it will be ready...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Mainstream Boutique Mendota Heights
730 Main St
Suite 113
Mendota Heights, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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The hunt starts NOW. Join the Midwest Makers for an exclusive intro to some of the most-wanted wines around -- 4Fugitives, from the upcoming 2019 RJS Restricted Quantities program. Embark upon an...

Cost: $10

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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   Minnesota 'Survivor' contestant and cancer survivor hostsTwin Cities event This first GRIT GIRL event marks the official launch of the GRIT GIRL organization created to help women of all...

Cost: $10 -$15 per person

Where:
The Wells at 7th Street
627 12th Ave S
Minneapolis
55330, MN
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Sponsor: GRIT GIRL
Contact Name: Sunday Burquest, founder
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Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab...

Cost: $10-12/ticket (Festival passes also available)

Where:
Film Society's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatr
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Applause Community Theatre is excited to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play the same year, it is as relevant today...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Applause Community Theatyre
Telephone: 651-357-6362
Contact Name: Gary Davis
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For the evening show, global music sensation Ethan Bortnick will host local musicians in a talent competition. Contestants will have a chance to perform in front of the audience, and possibly win a...

Cost: $38

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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One of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers, Jake Shimabukuro redefines ukulele music — performing everything from traditional Hawaiian tunes to covers of...

Cost: $57-32

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Ordway
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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Website »

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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WHAT:                                 Critical Issues Forum: Workforce Challenges WHO:                                   Hosted by...

Cost: This event is open to both members ($35) and non-members ($50). Pre-registration

Where:
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612.370.9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

More information

Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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The 100 Years of Design Graduate Education Celebration includes a research symposium on the future of design and an opening party featuring an alumni panel on the future of design and a keynote...

Cost: $275

Where:
McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Who: The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Where: Douglas Dayton Downtown Minneapolis YMCA at Gaviidae Commons When: Friday, September 28 VIP Reception - 5:30pm Program – 6:45pm Y Party – 8pm...

Cost: $75

Where:
Douglas Dayton Downtown YMCA at Gaviidae
651 Nicollet Mall,
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Rock, Brats & Beer takes place outdoors between Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos. Lineup includes George Thorogood and the Destoyers on Friday night, and John Kay & Steppenwolf, Eric Burdon & The...

Cost: $20 -Single $30- Weekend

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake
Telephone: (952) 496-6563
Contact Name: Mystic Box Office
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Explore the zoo after hours, kid-free, while enjoying a cocktail. Enjoy the wine bar, live music, animal trivia, and of course the animals! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Cost: $10

Where:
Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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This juried and invitational exhibition celebrates 100 years of the design graduate program, featuring a wide range of work by alumni, graduate students, visiting scholars, and faculty. Presented...

Cost: Free

Where:
Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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On Friday, September 28, join more than 600 business leaders, educators, philanthropists, and friends of Catholic education for the sixth annual Night of Light celebration. Hosted by the Aim Higher...

Cost: 175

Where:
JW Marriott
Mall of America
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Aim Higher Foundation
Telephone: 612-819-6711
Contact Name: Jean Houghton
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On the heels of a wildly successful start to 2018, comedian, actor, author Sebastian Maniscalco kicks off the fall leg of his blockbuster “Stay Hungry” international tour.  The tour will make...

Cost: Tickets: $43.75 - $63.75

Where:
State Theatre
805 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Presented by Personal Publicity
Telephone: 800-745-3000
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Applause Community Theatre is excited to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play the same year, it is as relevant today...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Applause Community Theatyre
Telephone: 651-357-6362
Contact Name: Gary Davis
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Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab...

Cost: $10-12/ticket (Festival passes also available)

Where:
Film Society's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatr
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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First we saw him at our half time show; now he's gracing the other side of the river with his The Man of the Woods Tour. 

Cost: $52.50+

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
199 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Two cities, one big heart: Strut Your Mutt in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Join Best Friends Animal Society in working with partner rescue groups, shelters and animal welfare organizations in the Twin...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Wolfe Park
St. Louis Park, MN  55416


Sponsor: Best Friends Animal Society
Contact Name: Brianna Samson
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Hosted by Northside MOMs and open to the public  It's everything kid related from infant to tween including: nursery items, clothing, toys, books, equipment and more!  All in new to gently used...

Cost: 1.00

Where:
Riverdale Church
3210 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN  55304
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Sponsor: Northside Mothers of Multiples
Telephone: 612-868-0471
Contact Name: Melanie Hess
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The Audubon Center of the North Woods invites you to join us on this 4-night, 5 day lodge-based women’s adventure to experience one of the country’s most scenic trails! Join us as we trek one...

Cost: $995

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
54165 Audubon Dr.
Sandstone, MN  55072
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Sponsor: Audubon Center of the North Woods
Telephone: 320-245-2648
Contact Name: Laurie Fenner
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Please join us to raise money to fight against eating disorders! There are so many ways to help, and it must be dealt with and addressed. This is a fun way to get out with your family and raise...

Cost: $18-$30

Where:
West Park
2350 11th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Nicollet Island may be best known as home to the Grain Belt Beer sign, re-lit in 2017. But the island's greatest claim to fame is as the site of the first bridge to cross the Mississippi River, in...

Cost: $10

Where:
E Island Ave & Merriam St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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Changing the Way Students Learn Music in Plymouth, MN   New Bach to Rock Music School Opens in Plymouth on September 29, 2018 Bach to Rock (B2R), America’s music school for students of all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bach to Rock Music School/Plymouth
4345 Nathan Lane, N.
Plymouth, MN  55442
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Sponsor: Bach to Rock
Telephone: 763-208-7847
Contact Name: Angela Sakell
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Watch lively demos by the artist Rafael Peréz and learn more about his career in ceramics during this daylong workshop. Spanish sculptor Rafael “Rafa” Peréz partners an educated control of...

Cost: $30

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join us for the FREE AAA Travel Expo, showcasing a newly released lineup of tours, cruises and vacations from our prized collection of Preferred Travel Partners. Catch a sneak peek of the newest...

Cost: $0

Where:
Como Zoo Park & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: AAA Travel
Telephone: 651-770-9014
Contact Name: Trisha Remund
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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

Cost: $10 per person in advance; $12 at the gate; children under 36" free

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Registration is required:https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/podcast-at-carlos-avery-wma/   Join Great River Greening for our first public event at the Carlos Avery State Wildlife...

Cost: 0

Where:
Carlos Avery WMA
6690 East Viking Blvd.
Wyoming, MN  55092
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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Organized by Gloria Carpenter, this 7th Annual One Block Run (stroll, shuffle, or roll) down Bald Eagle Avenue is filled with community fun! Two White Castle sliders for your carb load courtesy...

Cost: $35

Where:
Bald Eagle Avenue
Between 2nd & 3rd Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
Telephone: 651-407-5372
Contact Name: Andrea Kish-Bailey
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Second Hand Hounds will be at Northern Brewer’s Minneapolis retail location with adoptable dogs for an afternoon of brew dogs and sunshine. We'll be raffling off a tapnfill keg system with all...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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The 100 Years of Design Graduate Education Celebration includes a research symposium on the future of design and an opening party featuring an alumni panel on the future of design and a keynote...

Cost: $275

Where:
McNeal Hall
1985 Buford Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: UMN College of Design
Telephone: 612-624-9751
Contact Name: Danielle Sidhu
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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DESCRIPTION It's fall and whiskey is waiting for you. Join the special fall whiskey tasting event that will excite your pallet and tease your taste buds! Get ready to engage your senses,...

Cost: 22.40

Where:
508 Bar
508 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: SocialScene
Telephone: 312-978-4828
Contact Name: Tamika Carlton
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Rock, Brats & Beer takes place outdoors between Mystic Lake and Little Six Casinos. Lineup includes George Thorogood and the Destoyers on Friday night, and John Kay & Steppenwolf, Eric Burdon & The...

Cost: $20 -Single $30- Weekend

Where:
Mystic Lake
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake
Telephone: (952) 496-6563
Contact Name: Mystic Box Office
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Join the American Heart Association’s premier night of giving. This black-tie affair is filled with silent and live auctions, inspiring survivor stories, networking with business and...

Cost: $50.00-$350.00

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S. Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Applause Community Theatre is excited to present The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer. Winner of the 1977 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony for Best Play the same year, it is as relevant today...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Dreamland Arts
677 Hamline Ave N
St Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Applause Community Theatyre
Telephone: 651-357-6362
Contact Name: Gary Davis
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Mizna proudly presents the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, September 27 to September 30-a chance to see thoughtfully curated films from local, national, and international Arab and Arab...

Cost: $10-12/ticket (Festival passes also available)

Where:
Film Society's Screen 3 at St. Anthony Main Theatr
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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As the 1800s gave way to the 1900s, ragtime tunes, marches, and musical novelties kept Americans entertained.  John Philip Sousa Memorial Band celebrates its 22nd annual concert at the Ives...

Cost: $17

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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