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40 Moments That Changed Minnesota


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What were you doing in 1967? (Don’t answer that.) Minnesota Monthly was publishing its first issue, and the world would never be the same—you know, because of the Vietnam War, the Summer of Love, and the birth of Pamela Anderson. To mark the occasion, look back with us on four decades of great moments in Minnesota history, from monster floods to Purple Rain; from the fall of global leaders to the rise of World-Series champions.




CULTURE

MPR’s First Broadcast—1967

As the Beatles implore a generation to turn off their minds, Bill Kling begins broadcasting classical music and lecture series from the public radio station he created at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, his alma mater. (“Here’s your office—start a radio station,” he’d been told, and so he did, enlisting the Abbey monks to build him a studio.) A year later, he forms another station in St. Paul, and it takes off. He calls the enterprise Saint John’s University Broadcasting, then Minnesota Educational Radio, and finally, Minnesota Public Radio. The rest is so much radio, rhubarb pie, and fund drives.

Photo by Daniel Corrigan,
Minnesota Historical Society

All Aboard for Rock ’n’ Roll—1970

Allan Fingerhut, heir to the Fingerhut catalog company fortune, opens a nightclub in a former Greyhound bus station and calls it the Depot—the first Minneapolis club to serve both alcohol and rock music. Nine years later, the venue would be renamed First Avenue and launch the careers of Prince and other local artists—even as its dance nights provide the soundtrack, the sweat, and the see-and-be-seen atmosphere to stimulate a couple generations of teenage longing.


Hooked on Minnesota—1973

Youthful Minnesota governor Wendell Anderson appears on the cover of Time grasping a lunker of a fish under the headline “The Good Life in Minnesota.” The story inside, titled “Minnesota: A State That Works,” describes north Minneapolis as “a slice of America’s Norman Rockwell past.” A subsequent editorial in the St. Paul Pioneer Press decries the magazine’s emphasis on Minneapolis over its twin city but suggests, “If this article brings Minnesota an influx of fast-buck sharpies from the East, or smog-befuddled escapees from California, let them settle in Minneapolis.”

Purple Reigns—1984

Prince Rogers Nelson wins three Grammy Awards—including one for his soundtrack to the movie Purple Rain—solidifying his stardom and making Minnesotans wonder how anything or anyone so sexy actually came from here. Meanwhile, mining a very different emotional and sonic landscape, the local alternative-rock scene steps to the fore as the Replacements, Hüsker Dü, and other bands gain national reputations, albeit not at the level—of popularity or heels—of His Royal Purpleness.

Finally, Men’s Liberation!—1991

Robert Bly, an award-winning poet, publishes Iron John: A Book About Men, which uses myth and poetry to suggest that the modern-day male—confused, unhappy, and soaked in cologne—is only a half-adult, having lost the vitality of his primitive soul. The message is immediately man-handled, both by feminists who believe Bly’s advocacy of males comes at the expense of women and by men who perceive the book as a signal to unleash their wild side. In any case, groups of chest-pounding, shower-eschewing men take to the woods to beat drums and rediscover their masculinity.


The Great Ape Escape—1994

Four-hundred pound Casey, the beloved Como Zoo gorilla, scales a 15-foot concrete wall and takes a stroll on the grounds. After spending the winter indoors, Casey decides he needs more of a breather than his open-air exhibit allows, and casually climbs over the four-foot fence surrounding his quarters. One bystander visiting with a local kindergarten class snaps his picture just before realizing he is six feet in front of her. The students are quickly moved to safety and Casey’s 45-minute zoo tour ends with a tranquilizer dart.


One Heckuva Movie—1996

Joel and Ethan Coen, who were raised in St. Louis Park, release Fargo, a kidnapping caper whose ostensibly Minnesotan characters speak with such exaggerated accents that the film launches the state into an identity crisis. Some local viewers embrace the “hey dere” and “dontcha know” portrayal as ridiculous satire while others believe it casts us as yokels. All Minnesotans are subjected to years of questioning and “okey-dokes” from out-of-towners who take the movie at face value—hecklers who forgot, perhaps, our penchant for unorthodox uses of wood chippers.


SCIENCE AND NATURE

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota
Historical Society

U of M Scientist Feeds the World—1970

Norman E. Borlaug, University of Minnesota alumnus and crop researcher, receives the Nobel Peace Prize for his achievements in increasing the world’s food supply. The prize recognizes Borlaug’s work introducing high-yield, disease-resistant grains he developed (along with modern techniques for agricultural production) to Mexico, Pakistan, and India. Yields increase dramatically in developing countries using Borlaug’s methods, greatly improving those nations’ food security. While some environmentalists criticize Borlaug’s use of biotechnology and monoculture, they can’t deny the bottom line: Borlaug’s work is estimated to have saved a billion people from starvation.


Minnesota Gets a National Park—1971

President Richard Nixon signs legislation authorizing the establishment of Voyageurs National Park, named in honor of the French-Canadian fur traders who paddled and portaged through the 218,000-acre northern wilderness. The legislation temporarily halts a complicated political battle surrounding federal land acquisition, led by such noted Minnesotans as former Governor Elmer L. Andersen and author/environmentalist Sigurd F. Olson. The state’s first and only national park will continue to be a point of contention—most recently regarding motorized recreational vehicle use.

And the Ship Went Down—1975

The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald—the largest bulk cargo vessel on the Great Lakes when it was christened in 1958—sinks in eastern Lake Superior. En route from Superior, Wisconsin, to Detroit, Michigan, the ship is hit by a severe storm, causing sudden massive flooding of the cargo hold about 17 miles from shore. It goes down without sending a distress call and all 29 crew members are presumed drowned. The event is later mythologized by the singer Gordon Lightfoot in “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” The song reaches number two on the Billboard pop charts in November 1976.

The Halloween Blizzard—1991

A record-breaking snowstorm hits Minnesota, dumping more than 24 inches in 24 hours. Days of snowball-throwing, snow-angel- and snow-fort-making ensue. Children simultaneously rejoice and pout: school is closed and all thoughts of homework have been smothered in the thick white blanket—but the evening’s Halloween festivities have been curtailed. Overall, 26 inches of snow fall in the Twin Cities, and 36.9 inches bury Duluth. It is truly the “Storm of the Century”: the largest snowfall from a single storm in Minnesota history. On the upside, cavities decrease that year.

Photo by Eric Hylden, Grand Forks Herald

The Red River Jumps Its Banks—1997

At 4 a.m., Grand Forks mayor Pat Owens orders the city to evacuate: the Red River is rising and the dikes are about to burst. Over the weekend, the city’s water plant fails, raw sewage flows into the streets, and downtown erupts in flames. On April 21, the river crests at 54 feet—more than 25 feet above flood stage—officially the worst flooding the area has seen in more than a century. The disaster will eventually displace 47,000 of the 50,000 residents of Grand Forks and cause an estimated $2 billion in damages. Of the experience, Owens later says, “You read in the Bible, the end of the world? That’s how it felt.”

SPORTS

Minnesota’s Miracle on Ice—1980

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

Men’s hockey Team USA—with half of its players college kids from Minnesota—falls behind the mighty Soviets 3-2 going into the final period of the semifinal game. But Herb Brooks, who coached the University of Minnesota team to three national championships, has prepared his team with brutal conditioning. The Americans stun the Soviets with a tying goal in the third period, then score again less than two minutes later to move ahead 4-3. As the clock runs out, Al Michaels—calling the game on the nationwide Olympic broadcast—shouts, “Do you believe in miracles?!” By the time the United States beats Finland two days later for the gold, the nation can answer, “Yes.”


LeMond Wins the Tour—1989

Greg LeMond enters the final day of the 1989 Tour de France, a seemingly insurmountable 50 seconds behind two-time champion Laurent Fignon. LeMond had won in 1986, but a hunting accident caused him to miss the 1987 race. With 37 shotgun pellets still lodged around his heart, the California native newly relocated to Minnesota tucks over his aero bars on the 15-mile time trial into Paris and stuns the world—beating Fignon by 8 seconds, the slimmest winning margin in the Tour’s history. LeMond paves the way for Lance Armstrong—whose seven Tour victories hinge on his time trials—and sparks a cycling craze in the States.


Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Twins

The Twins Rule—1987

First-year manager Tom Kelly takes the Twins from next-to-last place in 1986 to the World Series in 1987. Minnesotans haven’t celebrated a major-league team championship since the 1954 Minneapolis Lakers. Facing elimination by the heavily favored St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6, Kirby Puckett goes 4 for 4, and Kent Hrbek blasts a grand-slam home run in the sixth inning to force a final game. The Metrodome roars as Jeff Reardon retires the Cardinals in the ninth inning of Game 7 to cap Series MVP Frank “Sweet Music” Viola’s strong pitching. A celebration erupts in downtown Minneapolis and spreads across the state.


The Vikings Lose the NFC Championship—1999

This is the year rookie Randy Moss busts open games with his long-ball hauls; the Vikings finish 15-1—tops in the league; and—undefeated at home—they are favorites to trounce the Falcons in the NFC championship game and finally win a Super Bowl. Fans believe the Vikings will redeem those past four losses and revive Purple Pride. But quarterback Randall Cunningham’s fumble becomes a Falcon touchdown to close out the first half, and coach Denny Green’s strategy to run out the clock suggests cowardice. Kicker Gary Anderson’s 38-yard field goal attempt—his first miss of the year—fails to win the game. The Vikings lose 30-27.

Gopher Women Win!—2003-2004

The Golden Gophers women’s basketball team sweeps its first 15 games, stunning top-seeded Duke in the region final and advancing to the NCAA Final Four. Three years earlier—star-guard Lindsay Whalen’s freshman year—the team played home contests before fewer than 1,000 fans and won only eight games. But by 2003-2004, Gopher women’s hoops is the hottest ticket in town. As the Gophers’ MVP four years straight, Whalen has held the team together through three coaches in three years. She caps her senior year with the Final Four trip to New Orleans, and the Hutchinson native leaves the university as its all-time leading scorer—male or female—with 2,285 career points.

POLITICS

Minnesota Becomes a Political Force—1968

Senator Eugene McCarthy challenges LBJ in the Democratic primaries of 1968, and the political compass of the nation swings toward the North Star state. McCarthy’s strong showing in the early primaries encourages Bobby Kennedy to enter the race, which convinces Lyndon Johnson that it isn’t worth it to continue as president. This prompts his vice-president, Hubert H. Humphrey, to enter the campaign. Kennedy is assassinated and the party enters the long, hot summer of 1968. Despite throngs of youthful supporters in Chicago, McCarthy doesn’t stand a chance with convention delegates, and with no help from his fellow Minnesotan, HHH is defeated by Richard Nixon.


Roy Wilkins Gets His Due—1969

Roy Wilkins receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Born in St. Louis and raised by an aunt and uncle in St. Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood, Wilkins is one of the nation’s most influential civil-rights leaders. As executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Wilkins has guided the powerful organization through the height of the civil-rights movement, and was instrumental in the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, he was the first African-American editor at the Minnesota Daily.


Mr. Blackmun Goes to Washington—1970

Tapped for service by Richard Nixon, Minnesota’s Harry Blackmun joins his St. Paul childhood buddy Chief Justice Warren Burger on the U.S. Supreme Court. When Blackmun, who was best man at Burger’s wedding, arrives in Washington, pundits dub him and Burger “The Minnesota Twins,” noting their personal closeness and a predilection for decrying judicial activism. In time, Blackmun’s opinions grow more liberal; Burger’s don’t. The split is highlighted by Blackmun’s most famous opinion, 1973’s Roe v. Wade, favoring women’s right to abortion. In time, “The Minnesota Twins” will grow personally, as well as judicially, estranged.

Alan Page Is Benched—1978

Arguably the greatest defender in Minnesota Vikings history is cut by Bud Grant six games into the 1978 football season. In 1971, Alan Page—All-Pro eight times—is the first defensive lineman to be named Most Valuable Player in NFL history. Grant complains that Page has dropped his playing weight to 220 pounds; others suspect it’s Page’s outspokenness that makes him persona non grata with management. Page ends his Hall of Fame football career with the Chicago Bears, but an accomplished legal career in Minnesota takes him to a seat on the state supreme court—where he remains today—the first African American on the high bench.

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota
Historical Society

Mondale Loses—1984

To many Democrats, ex-VP Walter Mondale’s limping presidential-primary campaign contrasts sharply with that of Gary Hart, the young, plaid shirt-wearing senator from Colorado. But all of Hart’s “new ideas” sound like ol’ time liberal principles to the Mondale camp. At a debate in Atlanta, the Ceylon native is coached to use a phrase from a popular television commercial. He delivers his line—“Where’s the beef?”—with perfect timing, and Hart is chopped down a peg or two. With Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, Mondale’s campaign takes off, and the Democratic nomination is his. Too bad he must face “The Great Communicator” in November.


Indians Roll the Dice—1988

Congress helps promote Native American economic development with the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. Within a year, the state has signed agreements with local tribes authorizing seven casinos, to be governed and managed by area Indians. Minnesotans take to the new gaming tables like hogs to the trough. Within three years, the Land of Lutefisk and Lutherans becomes the largest gambling center between New Jersey and Las Vegas. By 2004, there are 17 Indian gaming casinos in the state operated by 11 tribes and employing more than 13,000 people.

Photo courtesy of the
Minnesota Historical
Society

Wrestler Leaves Political Pundits Sucking Wind—1998

The newly elected governor of Minnesota announces to his cheering admirers: “We shocked the world!” A former pro wrestler with a bullying style and paper-thin skin, Jesse “The Body” Ventura bests two familiar Minnesota politicos, slick Republican Norm Coleman and over-exposed Democrat Hubert “Skip” Humphrey III, to win the governor’s office for the Reform Party of Minnesota. More than a few voters—37 percent, in fact—see honesty and forthrightness in his political pronouncements. In four years, however, his support will have shrunk considerably, and “being Jesse” will have grown tiresome, even to him. He refuses to run for re-election in 2002.

The Wellstones’ Plane Goes Down—2002

Senator Paul Wellstone is in the homestretch of his final campaign for the U.S. Senate when he climbs aboard a private plane headed to Eveleth. With him are his wife, daughter, three campaign workers, the pilot, and the co-pilot. Wellstone has brought to the Senate his irrepressible political style, which he rode to an upset victory over incumbent Rudy Boschwitz in 1990, winning again in 1996. An ex-poli-sci professor with a deeply progressive bent, he charms even those who resist his politics. When his plane crashes in the woods outside of Eveleth, killing all aboard, the tears flow from left, right, and center.

  

ARTS

Hats Off to Mary Tyler Moore—1970

Mary Tyler Moore makes her debut as Mary Richards, a career woman working as a news producer at fictional WJM-TV in downtown Minneapolis. For seven years, Mary Tyler Moore keeps its loyal audience laughing, delving into new television territory with a single female star. Moore and cast offer snappy humor, wit, and the feeble mind of anchorman Ted Baxter. In May 2002, a statue of Moore tossing her hat in the air (as seen in the opening sequence of the show) is erected at Seventh Street and Nicollet Mall, immortalizing the show’s impact on the city. Looks like she made it after all.

Minnesota Blessed with its First Polka Mass—1973

Father Frank Perkovich combines his two great loves—religion and polka—in the first polka Mass at Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth, making it the second-ever such Mass in the United States. Featuring traditional folk music and adapted hymns in English, it draws fans across the Range—all except Perkovich’s mom, who cautioned him not to mix church with “beer-hall music.” The Chisholm native’s diligence will pay off when he takes his polka Mass to Pope John Paul II in 1983. “I could see his red shoes tapping during this whole thing,” Father Perk recalls in his memoir, Dancing a Polka to Heaven.

August Wilson Gets His Due—1980

After relocating to St. Paul, playwright August Wilson conceives Jitney, reportedly written in 10 days in Cathedral Hill bars. When he submits his first draft to the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, he wins a $200-a-month Jerome Fellowship and sees the play read professionally for the first time. By the time Penumbra Theatre stages Jitney in 1985, Wilson will have left the Twin Cities for Seattle, but he never forgets the Cities’ impact: “Having moved from Pittsburgh to St. Paul, I felt I could hear voices for the first time accurately,” he later tells the New York Times.

An Icon Is Born, With Garnish—1988

The Walker Art Center, in collaboration with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, unveils the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on the grounds of the 75-year-old Armory Gardens across from the Walker. Designed by modernist architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and landscape architect Peter Rothschild, it is home to more than 40 permanent works of art, including Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry, a three-year project that becomes synonymous with Minneapolis. The Sculpture Garden will expand from 7.5 to 11 acres in 1992, and after the neighboring Guthrie Theater moves facilities in 2006, the park will expand to 15 acres.

Photo by John Christenson

A Man, a Plan, a Tin Can—1993

The Weisman Art Museum opens its doors to budding artists and inspired students. Located on the shores of the Mississippi River and the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus, the prominent site influences architect Frank Gehry’s angular, geometric exterior. While some residents struggle to appreciate the distinctively different building—which Time magazine declares a “gleefully manic (that is, American) work of Cubist sculpture; a giant, brushed-stainless-steel popcorn kernel; or a wizard’s castle in some 23rd-century fairy tale”—Gehry’s peers praise the hunk of postmodern architecture. Prior to completion of construction, the architect’s plan wins him the prestigious Progressive Architecture Design Award in 1991.

CRIME

The Kidnapping of Virginia Piper—1972

When masked men abduct Virginia Piper from her Orono home and demand $1 million for her return, retired investment banker Harry C. Piper Jr. delivers the biggest ransom in U.S. history. Mrs. Piper is soon found alive, chained to a tree in Jay Cooke State Park near Duluth. Five years later, police arrest Kenneth Callahan and Donald Larson and charge them with the kidnapping. A court convicts them, but the verdict is overturned on appeal and the men win acquittal in a second trial. The kidnapping remains unsolved.

Murder at Glensheen—1977

Glensheen, a Duluth mansion with 39 rooms and the look of an English manor, is the scene of an infamous unsolved crime. Elizabeth Congdon, 83, is discovered smothered with a pink pillow; her night nurse, Velma Pietila, is found bludgeoned to death with a candlestick. Suspicion falls on Congdon’s daughter, Marjorie, and her husband, Roger Caldwell, who stand to gain $8 million from the Congdon estate. Prosecutors never prove their guilt, however. In 1993, five years after Caldwell’s suicide, Marjorie is imprisoned in Arizona for arson and insurance fraud. Glensheen will later become one of northern Minnesota’s top tourist attractions.

A Double Homocide in Ruthton—1983

As the rural Midwest seethes with anger over farm foreclosures, James Jenkins and his son, Steven, pose as prospective buyers of the farm near Ruthton that the family had ceded to the bank. There they lure and fatally shoot bank president Rudy Blythe and loan officer Deems “Toby” Thulin. A manhunt leads police to Paducah, Texas, where they find James dead of self-inflicted wounds and arrest Steven, later convicted of murder. Comparing farmers to any other animal, activist Jim Langman comments, “If you beat at him, poke at him and take everything away from him, he’s going to turn and bite back.”

Jacob Wetterling Vanishes—1989

One of America’s most infamous child-abduction cases begins with a trip by three boys to a convenience store in St. Joseph. As the kids make their way home, a masked and armed man snatches 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling. The other boys run for help and police quickly arrive to comb the area. They find few clues other than the discarded bikes and a faint tire track. Thousands of man-hours and some 50,000 leads later, Jacob’s fate remains a mystery. But the crime leads to federal legislation requiring states to establish sex-offender registries, and a foundation is established in Jacob’s name to prevent child exploitation.


Kathleen Soliah Arrested—1999

The past catches up with Kathleen Soliah 23 years after she went underground to avoid an indictment for planning to destroy a police car in Los Angeles. On her way to teach English as a second language, the former Symbionese Liberation Army member—known in the Twin Cities as Sara Jane Olson—is arrested in St. Paul. In 2002, she is convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of 10 years to life. “She’s led a good life,” observes America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, “but if you have tried to kill cops, you’re going to be in trouble.”

BUSINESS

The HMO Pilot—1972

Must be our Scandinavian (read: Socialist) heritage. Minnesotans are the first general U.S. population to pool health-care costs through an employee-sponsored, prepaid health plan. Paul Ellwood designs a program that is pioneered at Park Nicollet Clinic, with 5,000 participants from such forward-thinking corporations as General Mills. In 1973, Congress passes the Health Maintenance Act, enabling others to do the same.


Final Iron Ore Shipment From the Mesabi Range—1984

Mining serves as a bedrock industry on the Iron Range from George Stuntz’s 1865 discovery of iron ore near Lake Vermillion until 1984, when the final shipment leaves the Mesabi. At one point, bolstered by investments from Andrew Carnegie, more than three-quarters of the country’s iron ore is mined in Minnesota. But in time, thousands of jobs are lost to mechanization, economic depression, and the unrest dramatized by Charlize Theron in North Country.

Hormel Workers Strike—1985

Members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local P-9 walk out to protest wage and benefit cuts at Austin-based Hormel Foods. Scabs replace some 700 employees, though not before Governor Rudy Perpich calls in the National Guard. The media savants that have made SPAM at least ironically cool in recent years never mention the strike immortalized in the 1991 Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream.


Mall of America Opens—1992

The Ghermesian brothers hit a home run on the site of the former Met Stadium by building an enormous shopping mall. Two decades later, more than 40 million people will come every year to tarry, marry, and carry packages. Plans are later drawn up for a four-level addition of up to 5.6 million square feet that could include a 1,200-seat dinner theater and an ice-skating rink.


Dayton’s Disappears—2001

Minnesota’s homegrown department store, established by George Draper Dayton as a dry-goods business in 1902, is taken over by Chicago-based Marshall Field’s. Just five years later, in 2006, the business will be resold, and the name will change again, to Macy’s. But most Minnesotans—stubborn to the core—continue to refer to the store by its original name: Dayton’s.

Editor’s note: What great Minnesota moments from the last 40 years have captivated you? Add to our list by sending your nominations in a letter to our website—minnesotamonthly.com—under “Join In.” We’ll publish our favorites in the letters section on the site.
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Cost: $12 per person, $10 per person for groups of five or more, $6 per child

Where:
Jawaahir Studio
3010 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Jenny Piper
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Internationally acclaimed  early music ensemble The Rose Ensemble presents A Rose in Winter December 15-18 in Duluth and the Twin Cities.   “These holiday concerts of Medieval and Renaissance...

Cost: $28 General | $24 Seniors 65+ | $10 Students with ID | Children (0-12) FREE

Where:
Sacred Heart Music Center
201 West 4th Street
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651.225.4340
Contact Name: Alyssa Anderson
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By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield. Directed by Daniel McLaughlin January 12-14, 18-21, 2017 at 7:30p.m. January 14, 21, 2017 at 2:30p.m. In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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NOT SO KOSHER Podcast at The TC Jewish Humor Festival! with @CRAZYJEWISHMOM Sunday, January 15 at 7:30pm LOCATION: St. Paul JCC Becca Kvasnik (aka Bexy) and Bobby Schnitzer (aka...

Cost: $12 Advance; $14 Same Day

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Back Room Stewdios
Telephone: 651-998-4355
Contact Name: Bexy
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Skyway Theatre Presents:Filth Files 8 ft. Yakz, Sudden Death, Wizkerz, & MOREYAKZ24 years old pizza cats and dubz is all i...

Cost: 12.69

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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BadNrad will be performing at the Kitty Cat Klub with Meinong's Jungle, and Trnstyl!Trnstyl is a future bass dj/production trio based out of Minneapolis, MN. TRNSTYL opts to bring the freshest...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kitty Cat Klub
315 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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This FREE event sponsored by 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten will include coffee and treats, a brief presentation on our new life enrichment centers for older adults, and prizes. Participate in a guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lyngblomsten Campus, Community Room (lower level)
1415 Almond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: (651) 632-5377
Contact Name: Christina Rhein
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
Website »

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

Cost: free

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

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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

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By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield. Directed by Daniel McLaughlin January 12-14, 18-21, 2017 at 7:30p.m. January 14, 21, 2017 at 2:30p.m. In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

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

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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


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

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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Join us at the James J. Hill Center for speaker Jimmy Fritz, CEO of Wedding Shoppe and Kennedy Blue, for a presentation on how to increase your sales from digital marketing. There will be no...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-265-5500
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


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

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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
View map »


Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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

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

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
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Whether the concussion was many years ago or recent, Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries can be life changing and debilitating. Either way, there is help available. Join us for this...

Cost: 0

Where:
Carondelet Center- Room 102
1890 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: O'Keefe Matz Functional Health Clinic
Telephone: 651-292-8072
Contact Name: LC
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

More information

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield. Directed by Daniel McLaughlin January 12-14, 18-21, 2017 at 7:30p.m. January 14, 21, 2017 at 2:30p.m. In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
View map »

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


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

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Did you know that just 8% of people reach their New Year’s goals, according to Forbes Magazine? Wouldn’t you love to set yourself up in 2017 to beat those odds? Join us for this interactive and...

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

Where:
he Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Sponsor: Cari Liemandt
Telephone: 612-708-6001
Contact Name: Deborah Gleason
Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
View map »


Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
Website »

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Andy Sturdevant, an artist and writer living in Minneapolis, has written about art, history and culture for a variety of Twin Cities-based publications and websites, including a weekly column on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

More information

Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

More information

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield. Directed by Daniel McLaughlin January 12-14, 18-21, 2017 at 7:30p.m. January 14, 21, 2017 at 2:30p.m. In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
View map »

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

More information

The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


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

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Join us at Wedding Shoppe, Inc. for this very exciting in-store event, Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, January 22. View the Spring 2017 Calla Blanche bridal gown collection during this event and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
1196 Grand Ave St Paul
St Paul, MN  55105
View map »

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Starkweather-Nelson’s works explore the intricacies of natural forms she studies in various environments.  Taking time to pause and investigate these forms closely she then builds her images...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services & Gallery
2836 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Service & Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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ALYSSA BAGUSS: WISH YOU WERE HERE Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6 - 8 PM Artist Talk with Alyssa Baguss and Executive Director, Megan Johnston, PhD at 6:30 PM Second Floor,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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HAVE YOU EVER SAID, "I WANT [HEALTH, A PARTNER, A RAISE, TO BE FIT] ....BUT....[IT'S HARD, I LIKE MY FREEDOM, I'LL NEVER GET IT, I CAN'T STOP EATING SWEETS]"Inner conflict is something that is very...

Cost: $20

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield. Directed by Daniel McLaughlin January 12-14, 18-21, 2017 at 7:30p.m. January 14, 21, 2017 at 2:30p.m. In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $10

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Kill OGJordan Graham was hooked from his first experience of the EDM scene at the ripe, young age of 14. Getting led to his first rave opened his eyes to his true dream and destiny. Growing up as a...

Cost: 5 - 10

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55103
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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center January 19 – 22, 2017 with four days of summer fun for the whole family. The annual winter...

Cost: Adults (16 and older): $14.00 Youth (15 and under): FREE with paid adult Active

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.332.8330
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

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

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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Join us at Wedding Shoppe, Inc. for this very exciting in-store event, Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, January 22. View the Spring 2017 Calla Blanche bridal gown collection during this event and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
1196 Grand Ave St Paul
St Paul, MN  55105
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $0-10

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

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In addition to our exhibit "Zoetic- Our Cummulative Legacy" , on January 20th at 6:30 pm, a panel of community leaders will join us at the Robbin Gallery for the a discussion titled “The Trump...

Cost: free

Where:
The Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave. North
Robbinsdale, MN   55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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"A Night in The American Revolution  - Book Signing with Tony Williams" Join us for a unique "turn in history" on January 20th, as we explore new historical topics at the historic Jackson Street...

Cost: $10/person

Where:
Jackson Street Roundhouse
193 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55130
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Sponsor: Minnesota Transportation Museum
Telephone: 612-584-9888
Contact Name: Kate McDonald
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Get a “First Look” at five new ASI exhibitions that explore ASI’s 2017 theme of “Migration, Identity and Belonging” including Where the Children Sleep, a series of moving photographs by...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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All in the Timing A “tour de force” of six hilarious plays by David Ives, one of America’s great comic playwrights. JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Directors:Ben RatkowskiBrian JoyceBrian...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

More information

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield. Directed by Daniel McLaughlin January 12-14, 18-21, 2017 at 7:30p.m. January 14, 21, 2017 at 2:30p.m. In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
View map »

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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Skyway Theatre Presents...DeorroOver the past two years, Los Angeles native Deorro has become one of the most sought after young producer/DJs in the business. The young house prodigy has amassed an...

Cost: $30.66

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live, interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and Stillwater, MN. Join us for a night of intrigue, deception, and delicious...

Cost: 60

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: Tom
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Kill OGJordan Graham was hooked from his first experience of the EDM scene at the ripe, young age of 14. Getting led to his first rave opened his eyes to his true dream and destiny. Growing up as a...

Cost: 5 - 10

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55103
View map »

More information

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

Cost: $15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center January 19 – 22, 2017 with four days of summer fun for the whole family. The annual winter...

Cost: Adults (16 and older): $14.00 Youth (15 and under): FREE with paid adult Active

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.332.8330
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Kicking off Friday night with a high school race, the Rennet Festival features two days of racing on world-class trails with 5K of guaranteed snow, challenging climbs, and scenic views of Hyland...

Cost: https://www.threeriversparks.org/signature-race-series/rennet.aspx

Where:
Hyland Lake Park Preserve
10145 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


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

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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


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

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Calling all potters! Come for an hour, come for a day … either way, please join us at the ceramic studio as we prepare for Empty Bowl. Drop in. No registration required.

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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oin us for a FREE musical open house for children 8 and under! At a MacPhail Free Family Music Series event, you can enjoy sample music classes for children, instrument exploration, arts and crafts...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music Antonello Hall
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Celebrate the opening of the exhibition Cows Can Dream in the ASI Family Gallery.  The whole family can explore the importance of story time throughout the day with author and artist workshops,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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Join us at Wedding Shoppe, Inc. for this very exciting in-store event, Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, January 22. View the Spring 2017 Calla Blanche bridal gown collection during this event and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wedding Shoppe, Inc.
1196 Grand Ave St Paul
St Paul, MN  55105
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Learn the step-by-step process to make great beer at home from our own Midwest Extract Kits. One of our knowledgeable brewers will walk you through the entire process from the boil to bottling,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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This annual tradition is a day of fun, free* winter activities. Partners from the National Park Service, REI, Minnesota DNR, U.S. Forest Service, and others will come together to provide a range of...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Fort Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Road
Saint Paul, MN  55111
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection
Telephone: 651-291-8164
Contact Name: Alora K. Jones
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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"Worlding" is curated by Kate Casanova and Patrick K. Pryor and features artwork by: Andrea Carlson Preston Drum Andy DuCett Nicole Gordon Sarah Faye McPherson Lamar Peterson "Worlding" is a...

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

Cost: $0-10

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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MEDIA ALERT: WINTER EXTREME SPORTS PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY CLASSIC MOUNTAIN, FRESH TRICKS: HOT DISH RAIL JAM AT AFTON ALPS Skiers and boarders of all ages are invited to inaugural rail...

Cost: NA

Where:
Afton Alps
, MN

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Learn to make wine from varietal concentrates from all over the world. You can learn to make excellent wines at home for a fraction of the cost of buying them. One of our wine makers will walk you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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St. Paul, MN, January 4, 2017– The world-renowned St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Dr. Anton Armstrong, is coming to St. Paul! They will appear in concert on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Lutheran...

Cost: $30 for adults and $10 for students. A discount for groups of 10 or more is avai

Where:
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
285 North Dale Street
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Telephone: 651-227-8295
Contact Name: James Erlandson
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Please Join Us for an Evening of Artful Conversation! We have some surprises planned for you! "Worlding" is curated by Kate Casanova and Patrick K. Pryor and features artwork by: Andrea Carlson...

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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Minnesota Opera brings a rediscovered musical gem from Mozart’s era to the stage. Diana, the goddess of chastity, is the target of Cupid’s interference as he brings unwelcome love and passion...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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All in the Timing A “tour de force” of six hilarious plays by David Ives, one of America’s great comic playwrights. JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Directors:Ben RatkowskiBrian JoyceBrian...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, & Jess Winfield. Directed by Daniel McLaughlin January 12-14, 18-21, 2017 at 7:30p.m. January 14, 21, 2017 at 2:30p.m. In this gut-busting bash on the bard, three...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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BoomBox is two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and...

Cost: 0

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Skyway Theatre Presents...BoomBox Saturday Jan 21st @ Skyway TheatreTickets On Sale Now >> http://bit.ly/BoomBoxSkywayTheatreBoomBox is two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters,...

Cost: $15.00 - $18.00

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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Skyway Theatre Presents...DeorroOver the past two years, Los Angeles native Deorro has become one of the most sought after young producer/DJs in the business. The young house prodigy has amassed an...

Cost: $30.66

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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Good Morning Bedlam and Nomad will be hitting the stage at Day Block Brewing Company. Nomad is a Minneapolis-based Americana band led by South Dakota native Hunter Baugh. In a time where family,...

Cost: $7

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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

Cost: $15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center January 19 – 22, 2017 with four days of summer fun for the whole family. The annual winter...

Cost: Adults (16 and older): $14.00 Youth (15 and under): FREE with paid adult Active

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.332.8330
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

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