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ON AN ORDINARY SUNDAY in February 1989, Ali Selim was at home in St. Paul, reading the morning newspaper. As he turned the pages of the Star Tribune’s weekend magazine, Selim came across a short story by Bemidji author Will Weaver. It was a captivating tale called “A Gravestone Made of Wheat,” about the slow-growing love between a Norwegian immigrant farmer and his mail-order bride.

“It was one of those stories that made the earth move, or stop, or shift,” Selim recalls. “When I finished it, I felt really touched.” Selim was in his late twenties. He’d been married for a few years, and the couple had a new baby. He’d been producing commercials and was just starting to get into directing. And he’d been looking for an idea—characters, setting, conflict—that he could turn into a movie.

As he put down the paper, Selim’s mind ticked through the logistics of turning Weaver’s story into images on a screen: all it would take was a small cast and an old farmhouse—he could shoot using mostly natural light and wouldn’t need a big crew. “I thought, ‘Boy, this will be really easy,’” he says.

OPEN ON WINTER 2005. Selim and his wife, Robin, have just celebrated their 20th anniversary. They’re standing in the kitchen of their home—a different residence now, but in the same St. Paul neighborhood. Their oldest child is 18, and they have two others, 14 and 10.

Selim is 44, but he could pass for younger. Dressed in jeans and a fleece jacket, he looks the part of a REI employee. When a FedEx truck pulls up outside, Selim excuses himself and returns carrying two heavy, octagonal metal cases, one in each hand. They contain reels of his film, Sweet Land, based on Weaver’s short story. “It’s here,” Selim murmurs, something he’s been waiting to say for 17 years.

FEW ART FORMS ARE as resource-intensive, multifaceted, and complicated as filmmaking. The typical Hollywood flick works on roughly a three-year production cycle. The first year, the script is written and pitched. Financing is secured. The second year, the film is planned and designed (pre-production) and shot. During the third year, it is edited (post-production), marketed, and released to theaters.

Independent filmmakers such as Selim, whose films are produced without the support of a major movie studio, navigate this process on their own. That’s why an independent film can take much longer to finish—if it’s completed at all. And even though Selim obtained financing on his own from private investors, managed to attract A-list talent (including Alan Cumming and Ned Beatty), and directed a film that, when it debuted this past October at the Hamptons International Film Festival, earned the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, there’s no guarantee it will be picked up by a distributor, or that you’ll ever get to see it.

So why don’t independent filmmakers stick to their day jobs and let Hollywood studios make all the movies? Why sink your heart, soul, and reputation (not to mention finances) into a project that may never see the dark of a theater? Because the world is bigger than palm-lined Santa Monica Boulevard and the taxi-clogged streets of New York City. And it’s populated by characters who aren’t superheroes or stereotypes. And there are stories—like that of a farming community out on the Minnesota prairie—that can’t help but rise up like sturdy stalks of wheat.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, AND CREW surround the historic train depot in Montevideo, a small town about 130 miles west of the Twin Cities. Actors don bow ties and derby hats. Todd Johnson, who grew up in Montevideo, has taken time off from his job as a cell phone salesman in Richfield to come back and play an extra—he believes this is the first time he’s ever worn a three-piece suit. A curious crowd has gathered around the depot to watch. Cops block traffic on the town’s main drag. The wait at a stop sign is said to be 10 minutes.

For four weeks in October 2004, Selim’s cast and crew worked 12- to 15-hour days, six days a week, shooting Sweet Land in Montevideo and the surrounding area—and giving locals a crash course in the logistics of filmmaking. The process goes something like this: first, create an authentic world—in this case, one of fields and farmhouses, furnished with everything from horses in the barns to china on the tabletop. Then, bring in the actors, whom you are responsible for feeding and housing. Finally, move the actors through the world and have them tell the story, capturing it all on film from dozens of different angles.

Montevideo residents helped Sweet Land’s crew create the film’s setting, an insular Norwegian American farming community where Inge (Elizabeth Reaser), a German refugee of World War I, struggles to understand her would-be groom, Olaf (Tim Guinee), and find acceptance in the community. Locals pulled Model Ts and buggies out of their garages and barns and gave up rooms in their homes. (Since it was hunting season, most of the area’s hotel rooms were already booked. It took some creative thinking to accommodate Sweet Land’s 100-plus cast and crew.) A local nonprofit shared its working 1913 steam thresher; a farmer plowed up his soybeans and planted barley instead; a restaurateur coached Alex Kingston (Dr. Elizabeth Corday on NBC’s ER) for a scene in which she makes a pie.

Most moviegoers aren’t aware of the long hours that go into honing a film’s details. But a year later, back in St. Paul, Selim hasn’t forgotten what each shot of Sweet Land required. He stands at the kitchen counter and opens a four-inch-thick binder that contains an annotated copy of the script, and, starting to sketch, explains how a typical scene is filmed multiple times, with the camera set up in different positions, so the editor can splice various shots together. The script supervisor, he says, tracks everything in this script “bible” and makes sure all the necessary shots have been filmed. Selim points out straight and squiggled lines marked on the script that indicate whether or not dialogue was picked up on the microphone and neatly printed notes that explain the reason for a second take, such as “Olaf and Inge have trouble with Norwegian.” The number of details a director must manage often goes unappreciated. Selim tells an anecdote about a man who asked him, “Why should it take any longer than 30 seconds to make a 30-second TV commercial?”

Directing feature actors, who must reveal their characters and how they’re changing slowly, layer by layer, differs from directing actors in commercials, Selim found. “You’re like, ‘Look at the ceiling, look at the floor, turn and bite the potato chip,’” he says of commercial work. “Directing feature actors is more like doing theater. You’re constantly talking about the arc.”

And during those precious minutes when a director is talking to his actors and discussing the nuances of teasing out the narrative arc, the sun is setting and the wind is picking up—it’s a constant battle to get all the shooting in, given the parameters of budget and schedule. Yet Selim says he wasn’t fazed by the production’s logistical challenges. Instead, the most difficult aspect of the shoot was being the only person who could actually see the film coming together in his mind’s eye. He recalls: “I looked at the 135 people standing there, believing me, freezing their asses off. There’s my wife and three kids, looking at me, and I think, ‘Is this going to work, and is it worth it? Because I’m dragging all these people through a lot of crap.’”

WHILE THE CAST AND CREW slogged through some trying days of filming, Selim had already shouldered Sweet Land’s artistic burden for years. He grew up in south Minneapolis, attended St. Thomas Academy, and earned a degree in English and philosophy at the University of St. Thomas (where his father taught economics) before deciding to devote himself to the celluloid arts. In his early twenties, Selim took filmmaking classes and started at the bottom of the industry, working as a production assistant, doing things such as scouting locations and bringing doughnuts. “I realized pretty quickly there’s no path,” he says. “If you want to direct, you direct. I just had to cook up a way to become a director.”

So Selim convinced St. Thomas Academy to replace its outdated 1950s recruiting film and hire him to make a new one. After producing and directing it, Selim was no longer just a guy who talked about making films, but a guy who actually made films—a guy who could be trusted to do so again. Selim, as they say in the industry, had a little “heat” on him.

Selim spent most of the 1990s making commercials for New York and Los Angeles production companies. About half the year, he was away from home, directing everything from a stadium full of football fans to a trained turtle for such companies as Coke, McDonald’s, Blockbuster Video, and Citibank. He estimates he has directed about 800 commercials throughout his career, earning recognition from Ad Week magazine as one of the industry’s most sought-after U.S. directors. “It’s very exotic in some ways and like being a carny in others,” he says of the work. During this time, Selim started a production company with Robin, who still handles much of the business related to his filmmaking operations. (For Sweet Land, she served as producer Jim Bigham’s right hand.) Between commercial jobs, Selim spent his free time developing a script based on a story he’d optioned, Will Weaver’s “A Gravestone Made of Wheat.”

Sweet Land’s path from the page to the screen came about through a combination of hard work, serendipity, and, of course, connections. Selim showed the script to actor Alan Cumming (The Anniversary Party), whom he’d met years earlier in Los Angeles while screening a short film, and Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal), whom he’d once directed in a steak sauce commercial. Both wanted to help: Cumming offered to play Olaf’s best friend (a role Selim had written with Cumming in mind), and Bellows set up a series of readings in Los Angeles for Selim to workshop the script. Workshop participants loved the story, but they didn’t think it was the sort of project a Hollywood studio would fund. How do you market a film, they asked, with a gradual pace, a historic setting, and, of all things, Norwegian dialogue? Selim would have to find his own financing.

After talking to a high-school friend who had raised a lot of investment capital during the dot-com boom, Selim met up with Bellows, who was shooting The Weather Man, in Chicago, in the spring of 2004. “Bellows said, ‘If this guy can raise a dollar, go make your movie for a dollar,’” Selim recalls. “If you shoot it in your backyard with Styrofoam sets, it might not be a very good movie, but Alan and I will come. And if your friend can raise two dollars, then don’t make Styrofoam sets, make wooden sets.”

Selim went home and garnered his first chunk of money the very next day—from the couple who financed the St. Thomas film nearly 20 years before. Through a network of private investors, mostly Minnesotans, Selim and his executive producers (and lifelong friends), Ed Driscoll and Tom Lieberman, gathered enough money to get started (the figure $1 million has been previously published, but Selim declines to comment while he’s talking to distributors). By July 15, 2004, they were ready to roll. The film needed to be shot during fall harvest, and Selim wasn’t prepared to wait another year. Although the pre-production schedule would be extremely tight, he gathered his cast. “I think everybody thought I was insane,” he says.

SELIM IS CURRENTLY in the process of screening the film for distributors and discussing the possibility of bringing it into theaters. Enthusiastic audiences at screenings in Montevideo (two showings were planned, but more had to be added to accommodate the crowds) and in Minneapolis have been encouraging, and the Hamptons award bodes particularly well. (Open Water, the Blair Witch of shark-infested waters, premiered at Hamptons in 2003 and went on to gross $30 million at the box office.) Sweet Land is poised to be what Selim says Minnesota needs: a film that makes money, one that shows “there’s a business side to show business.”

Jane Minton, executive director of Minnesota’s Independent Feature Project (IFP), an organization that assists local independent filmmakers and other media artists, agrees. “I think this community really needs a breakout film,” she says. She compares Minneapolis to Austin, Texas, with its lively arts culture, and says that just as Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused put Austin’s filmmakers on the map, Sweet Land could do the same. “Ali has a really great shot,” she says. “This film has everything. It’s beautifully executed. It has a known cast and a great story. It’s won an audience award. Distributors have to look at that.”

Selim’s success could produce a ripple effect throughout Minnesota’s filmmaking community, Minton says. Investors take out their checkbooks, and Selim makes another film and brings new cast and crew talent up through the ranks. New filmmakers are inspired to tell their stories—and when they call an L.A. agent or production company, they won’t get the blowoff, “Minne-where?”

Once a sought-after filming location (during the 1990s, the Minnesota Film & TV Board shepherded such movies as Fargo, Grumpy Old Men, and The Mighty Ducks, to the state), Minnesota has fallen off Hollywood’s hot list in the past half-decade or so. The state became less attractive, financially speaking, after the Pawlenty administration’s decision in 2003 to eliminate the state’s rebate incentive, “Snowbate,” and to reduce funding for the state film board. Hollywood filmmakers found they could stretch their budgets further in Canada (due to its favorable currency exchange) or in other states that offer lucrative tax incentives. Local production crews left town to follow the work, causing the industry to further stagnate.

But a confluence of events in 2005 seems to indicate that things may be getting better. IFP moved to a new, larger facility. The film board had its funding reinstated in the last legislative session and hired a new executive director. North Country, Factotum, and the forthcoming film based on A Prairie Home Companion were all shot in Minnesota, bringing money and attention back to the state. While filmmaking injects money directly into the local economy (the film board estimates North Country’s economic impact to be $2 to $3 million), it also spotlights the state in a way that enhances tourism and attracts job applicants. So, too, can a vibrant independent film community reveal a community’s artistic side. “People will be really proud of our literary and filmmaking traditions once they’ve seen Sweet Land,” says Minton.

One of Sweet Land’s executive producers, Gill Holland (an indie icon who has produced more than 40 low-budget films, including the recent Sundance Film Festival hit Loggerheads), has high hopes for Selim. “He is as talented as a director can be,” Holland says. “If things go his way and with a little luck, I believe he will be an A-lister in five years and an American master in 30 years.”

Whether or not Sweet Land fits in with a distributor’s “product strategy,” as they say in the biz, Selim believes the film has already been a success. “I think I’ve already done what I set out to do,” he says. Which is to make a film that takes us inside someone else’s world—one where love can overcome cultural barriers that seem as wide as the prairie skies—and makes us better understand our own.

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615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Now in its second decade, the tour celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix by bringing together a diverse array of phenomenal musicians, ranging from blues legend Buddy Guy to Black Label...

Cost: $59 & $69

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 23-26, 2017.  The Twin Cities’ premier spring destination celebrates its 85th birthday...

Cost: Adults (16 and older) $14 Senior Day, (Thursday, March 23rd only, 62+) $11 Child

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Reinventing your business through innovation with Jennifer Smith, CEO of Innovative Office Solutions Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together on Monday,...

Cost: Members: $30, Guests: $50. Non registered walk in rate: $60

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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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 Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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The DAI launches an Artist Reading Group! The February book selection will be announced

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

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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Laugh till you Learn Something The Theater of Public Policy unpacks serious policy issues every Monday this spring. In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts” who can you trust to...

Cost: Tickets: $12 in advance, or at the door with a Fringe Button $15 at the door wi

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: The Theater of Public Policy
Telephone: 651-338-9551
Contact Name: Teresa Lombard
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Composer Nights are an opportunity for composers to present their work, chat with the audience, receive feedback, and connect with others with a passion for musical adventure. These events are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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Lúnasa World acclaimed International Celtic Music Live at The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul March 27th, 2017 7:30pm Music is one of Ireland’s most celebrated...

Cost: $29.00 and $45.00

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Student Recital: Marc Hill, percussion Monday, March 27, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Starting Tuesday, February 14th anyone who purchases a Classic Tour ticket for a Tuesday will receive a considerable discount. The Classic Tour will be $5, all day on Tuesdays instead of the...

Cost: $5

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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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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Looking to return to work after a career break? A polished resumé is the key to a successful job search. Come dust off your resumé and learn how to make it shine! reacHIRE is offering this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Club
729 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Reachire
Contact Name: Jennifer Voss
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Website »

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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Scene Study Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30March 21 – April 18 Cost: $75Instructor: Tamara Koltes We may think about acting one play, movie, or show at a time, but most of your time as an actor will be...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Cartoon CapersTuesdays, 4:45-5:45March 21 – April 18 Cost: $75Instructor: Tamara Koltes If you’ve ever wished you could whack someone with a frying pan, or wanted to order something from...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

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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Zeitgeist presents a performance and discussion of masterworks by 20th century composer Lou Harrison. ​Singers from Aliro Voices will perform an excerpt from Harrison's vocal work La Koro Sutro,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
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Tue, Mar 28, 6:30 pm Best Buy Theater FREE and open to the public   When Liz Jeppesen, the Sylphide of our time, in diaphanous white costume and with shining wings, dances for...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
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Please join us for an inside look into Heilicher on Tuesday, March 28 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Barry Family Campus, 4330 Cedar Lake Road, St. Louis Park. Learn more about our kindergarten...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sabes Barry Family Campus JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Heilicher Minneapolis Jew Day School
Telephone: 952-381-3500
Contact Name: Louise Schoenberger
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“You there! Dickens! Dickens, the Christmas Man! With your Scrooge and your Spirits and sudden conversions! Why do you make up such stories?” The taunter is a scraggly, smelly twelve...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
Historic Wesley Center
101 E Grant St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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This series is in partnership with Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, Larkin Hoffman and Limb Lab to highlight this unique community and its active transformation by business, creativity, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Larkin Hoffman & Limb Lab
Telephone: 507-282-8629
Contact Name: Rochester Art Center
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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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
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


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

More information

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-0436
Website »

More information

Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

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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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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It is a well-known fact that Finnish migration to Minnesota inspired the cooperative movement, arguably a permanent fixture of Minnesota’s social identity. Over time the cooperative movement in...

Cost: $5-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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“You there! Dickens! Dickens, the Christmas Man! With your Scrooge and your Spirits and sudden conversions! Why do you make up such stories?” The taunter is a scraggly, smelly twelve...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
Historic Wesley Center
101 E Grant St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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REGISTER TODAY Effective communication techniques to maximize productivity!$25 per personCoffee & light breakfast includedBack by popular demand! Join speaker and entrepreneur Scott Schwefel for...

Cost: $25

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651-265-5500
Contact Name: Danielle Faribault Parish
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Cityview is hosting a Free French Hour geared for children ages 3-6 years old.  This event will include an introductory lesson in French immersion with games and songs and finish with a make and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cityview School of Innovation and French Immersion
3350 North 4th Street
Miinneapolis, MN  55412
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Telephone: 612 668 2270
Contact Name: Michele Chalmeau

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Cityview is hosting a Free French Hour geared for children ages 3-6 years old.  This event will include an introductory lesson in French immersion with games and songs and a finish with a make and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cityview School of Innovation and French Immersion
3350 North 4th Street
Miinneapolis, MN  55412
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Telephone: 612 668 2270
Contact Name: Michele Chalmeau

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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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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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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Borough is hosting an Beer Dinner with Forager Brewery on March 30th.       Chef DeCamp is creating a delicious 4 course pairing with a selection of beers from Forager Brewery.          ...

Cost: $60 (exclusive of tax & tip, pre-purchase required)

Where:
Borough
730 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

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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Join FINNEGANS and the Twin Cities Hottest Chefs as they raise money for the FINNEGANS Community Fund and enjoy a Chef Food Fight - Live!  Chefs will be competing with a FINNEGANS inspired...

Cost: $50-$100

Where:
The Food Building
1401 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Finnegans Brew Co.
Telephone: 621-454-0615
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Spend an evening with the Famiglia! Enjoy a multi-course fabulous Argentine dinner crafted by talented chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard artfully paired with Famiglia Meschini wines. Prepare for a night...

Cost: $85

Where:
Open Arms of Minnesota
2500 Bloomington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Famiglia Meschini Wines
Telephone: 612 735-6275
Contact Name: Teresa Meschini
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Reception from 6 – 8 pmArtist talk begin at 6:30 pmFree admission, light refreshments providedJoin us for a special event celebrating the talent of a Minnesota artist currently exhibiting work at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8629
Contact Name: Rochester Art Center
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Una Noche Argentina - A Night in Argentina Enjoy a multi-course fabulous Argentine dinner crafted by talented chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard artfully paired with Famiglia Meschini Wines. Prepare for...

Cost: $85

Where:
Open Arms of Minnesota
2500 Bloomington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Famiglia Meschini Wines
Telephone: 612-735-6275
Contact Name: Teresa Meschini
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

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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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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Presented by Animal Engine March 30 - April 1 Tickets and more information: https://southern.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=79 "Peter Pan," from the parents' point of view. Darlings...

Cost: $0-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Animal Engine Theatre Company
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Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems...

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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Vocal Jazz Ensembles Concert Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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“You there! Dickens! Dickens, the Christmas Man! With your Scrooge and your Spirits and sudden conversions! Why do you make up such stories?” The taunter is a scraggly, smelly twelve...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
Historic Wesley Center
101 E Grant St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota  are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a...

Cost: $19-$24

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: SPARK theater + dance
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Borough is hosting an Beer Dinner with Forager Brewery on March 30th!    Chef DeCamp is creating a delicious 4 course pairing with a selection of beers from Forager Brewery.            ...

Cost: $60 (exclusive of tax & tip, pre-purchase required)

Where:
Borough
730 Washington Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show is a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! We don’t promise talent, but we do promise VARIETY. Four curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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DON'T MISS THE ANIMALS! FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $16.00/Participant Ages 6-9: Minnesota Wildlife (wild and domestic animals you might find in our state with some...

Cost: $16

Where:
Base Camp
201 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, MN  55111
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Sponsor: Northern Star Council
Telephone: 612-767-0055
Contact Name: Alexander Monette
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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Cost: Free

Where:
Bill's Gun Shop & Range
4080 W. Broadway
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Bill's Gun Shop & Range
Telephone: 763-406-7200 Ext.144
Contact Name: Jeremy Kasik
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-0436
Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

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Join instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO! Day: Friday Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cost: Free

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

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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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

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 Legendary NYE’S Polonaise Lounge may be gone, by NYE’S house band is still kickin’ EVERY FRIDAY from now on, as Can Can Wonderland’s house polka band! Come visit The World’s Most...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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Wayward and Mission Theatre Companies are thrilled to team up to bring The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley to the Minnesota Transportation Museum! This sometimes spooky and often hilarious tale...

Cost: $12-65

Where:
Minnesota Transportation Museum
193 Pennsylvania Street E.
St Paul, MN  55130
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Sponsor: Mission & Wayward Theatre Companies
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
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“You there! Dickens! Dickens, the Christmas Man! With your Scrooge and your Spirits and sudden conversions! Why do you make up such stories?” The taunter is a scraggly, smelly twelve...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
Historic Wesley Center
101 E Grant St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems...

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 »

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Vocal Jazz Cabaret Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $16 | Senior $11 | UMD Faculty/Staff $9 | Student $8 | UMD Student $6

Cost: $6-$16

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Presented by Animal Engine March 30 - April 1 Tickets and more information: https://southern.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=79 "Peter Pan," from the parents' point of view. Darlings...

Cost: $0-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Animal Engine Theatre Company
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What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota  are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a...

Cost: $19-$24

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: SPARK theater + dance
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Join award-winning authors, Kate DiCamillo and Dave Eggers for an exciting once-in-a-lifetime discussion. The two authors will keep you entertained as they discuss writing, current events,...

Cost: $60

Where:
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Pollen Midwest

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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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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: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The Local Music Scene is a monthly show at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Each month a different local musician or group performs their original music and The Local Music Scene performers use the lyrics...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
, MN


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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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We are devoted to promoting family exercise, nutrition, and overall wellness! Family Fitness Expo - MN Newest Health and Fitness Expo - April 1, 2017 - Anoka Armory - Free Admission! Family...

Cost: Free

Where:
Anoka Armory
408 E Main St
Anoka, MN  55303
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Sponsor: Cahill Marketing Group
Telephone: (612)695-0512
Contact Name: Ryan Cahill
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Do you or someone you know have a debilitating fear or true phobia that is causing great limitations and suffering? Join us on Saturday, April 1st and receive the chance work one-on-one with Master...

Cost: pre-sale $18/At the door $22

Where:
GT Artistry
2433 Grand St NE
Minneapolis , MN  55418
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 920-217-1249
Contact Name: Leah Somerville
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Spend the depths of winter with a Saturday morning art film. There will be time for discussion after each screening.

Cost: Free

Where:
Zinema 2
222 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Cost: Free

Where:
Bill's Gun Shop & Range
4080 W. Broadway
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Bill's Gun Shop & Range
Telephone: 763-406-7200 Ext.144
Contact Name: Jeremy Kasik
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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  After garnering significant interest across the United States, collage artist Kristi Abbott announces the launch of her upcoming series, “I Am”. The Grand Opening show is on Friday, March...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Show Gallery
346 N. Sibley Street
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Learn the tricks to making great fruit wines from your backyard harvest. Our experts will walk you through all the steps to make a great batch of wine from fruit preparation through bottling....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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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Arlee Park is opening their brick and mortar store in the Keewaydin neighborhood of Minneapolis on April 1st! Stop by between 12pm and 5pm to shop for vintage and modern goods and threads. What...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arlee Park
3000 E 50th St
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Need a good laugh? Come to the Maplewood Community Center YMCA on April 1st from 4:00-6:00 pm for the free KID CITY Laugh In, a fun-filled open house of creative activities, entertainment and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Maplewood Community Center YMCA
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Telephone: 651-249-2111
Contact Name: Gaosong Heu
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

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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TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 10 AM CSTOriginally from Dallas, Iliza moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Emerson College. She is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of...

Cost: 29.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Twin Cities Master’s Chorale (TCMC) is pleased to announce their twenty-fourth annual spring concert with orchestra, four free performances of the Easter Section of Handel’s Messiah. Four free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bloomington Covenant Church
10150 Xerxes Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Master's Chorale
Telephone: 651-402-3899
Contact Name: Kevin Norberg
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Vocal Jazz Cabaret Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $16 | Senior $11 | UMD Faculty/Staff $9 | Student $8 | UMD Student $6

Cost: $6-$16

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota  are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a...

Cost: $19-$24

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: SPARK theater + dance
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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“You there! Dickens! Dickens, the Christmas Man! With your Scrooge and your Spirits and sudden conversions! Why do you make up such stories?” The taunter is a scraggly, smelly twelve...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
Historic Wesley Center
101 E Grant St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems...

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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Wayward and Mission Theatre Companies are thrilled to team up to bring The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley to the Minnesota Transportation Museum! This sometimes spooky and often hilarious tale...

Cost: $12-65

Where:
Minnesota Transportation Museum
193 Pennsylvania Street E.
St Paul, MN  55130
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Sponsor: Mission & Wayward Theatre Companies
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
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Presented by Animal Engine March 30 - April 1 Tickets and more information: https://southern.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=79 "Peter Pan," from the parents' point of view. Darlings...

Cost: $0-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Animal Engine Theatre Company
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The Fabulous Armadillos and Collective Unconscious come together at the historic Potter Auditorium to recreate the magical songs we all know as the premier band of California Rock in the 70’s,...

Cost: $30 in advance ($35 at the door)

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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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: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $29 and up

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