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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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In Dissonance and Repair, painters Barbara Kreft and Kimberly Benson explore abstraction through similar channels, investigating ideas such as ideal beauty and cultural representations of nature....

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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Penumbra Theatre Presents Harrison David Rivers’ THIS BITTER EARTH Protest, poetry, and the politics of love Directed by Talvin Wilks Neil is a handsome, wealthy white man who is a...

Cost: Adult $25; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270
North Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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When Brooklyn record store owner Rob finds himself unexpectedly dumped, his life takes a music-filled turn toward the introspective. Based on the popular novel by Nick Hornby, High Fidelity follows...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Electric Fetus
2000 4th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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    The 44th Annual Linden Hills Festival Promises Fun and Food For All Ages Annual Event returns with both old favorites and new events   The 44th Annual Linden Hills Festival will be held...

Cost: Free

Where:
Linden Hills Park
3100 W 43rd St.
Minneapolils, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
Telephone: 646-339-4071
Contact Name: Wendy Ponte
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Join us for a fun filled weekend in Preston! This annual town celebration celebrates everything trout and beyond. You can participate in the adult fishing contest, kids fishing contest,...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
City of Preston
Preston, MN  55965


Sponsor: Get Hooked on Preston
Telephone: 507-765-2153
Contact Name: Gabby Kinneberg
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Website »

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May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

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Online Owl Watching will start May 17th 1. what owls are unique 2. How to identify owls 3. What kind habitats to owls live in4. Conservation Status of owls 5. Courtship and Behavior of owls 6....

Cost: $ 30.00 per adult $10.00 per child $50.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis minesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join us at the beautiful 7 Vines Winery in Dellwood, MN for an Open Air Workshop! Weather permitting, we will open the beautiful sliding doors to reveal the vineyard and grounds Experience a...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
7 Vines Vineyard & Winery.
101 Hwy 96 E.
Dellwood, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public. We will have...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities PBS - Street Space
172 East 4th Street
St. Paul , MN  55101
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WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


Sponsor: Duluth Dylan Fest Committee
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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
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Toyota-Lift of Minnesota will hold a Forklift Certification course that’s free to veterans on Tuesday, May 22nd at its location off of Xylon Court North in Minneapolis. The 5-hour class will...

Cost: Free to veterans

Where:
Toyota-Lift of Minnesota
8601 Xylon Court North
Minneapolis, MN  55445
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Sponsor: Toyota-Lift of Minnesota
Telephone: (800) 523-0611
Contact Name: Kyle Thill
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

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Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

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For Dani Roach, painting is more than the art of representation, it is the art of storytelling. As poetry employs rhythm, Roach uses color and form to punctuate her compositions. The artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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Quick and decisive strokes fill Susan Horn’s canvas. She writes, “As I am painting, I am looking for a resonance – a rhythm that physically hits you like a deep chord. This is the sensation I...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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Online Owl Watching will start May 17th 1. what owls are unique 2. How to identify owls 3. What kind habitats to owls live in4. Conservation Status of owls 5. Courtship and Behavior of owls 6....

Cost: $ 30.00 per adult $10.00 per child $50.00 per group or family

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

Come see TPT’s newest national production, Going to War, at our Lowertown Studios before its release on PBS this Memorial Day. We’ll provide a panel discussion after the film.

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities PBS
172 East 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


Sponsor: Duluth Dylan Fest Committee
Website »

More information

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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WHAT:                                 mspWellness: Diabetes Prevention Programs for Worksites...

Cost: . Admission is free but pre-registration is appreciated.

Where:
YMCA of Greater Twin Cities
651 Nicollet Mall
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Telephone: 612-370-9160
Contact Name: Cheri Gengler

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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Website »

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

More information

WHAT:                                 Executive Women’s Council: Women in Media WHO:                                   Hosted by...

Cost: This event is open to all and pre-registration is required. Admission is $30 for

Where:
Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Telephone: 612-370-9123
Contact Name: Anna Stinson

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Quick and decisive strokes fill Susan Horn’s canvas. She writes, “As I am painting, I am looking for a resonance – a rhythm that physically hits you like a deep chord. This is the sensation I...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

For Dani Roach, painting is more than the art of representation, it is the art of storytelling. As poetry employs rhythm, Roach uses color and form to punctuate her compositions. The artist...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

Created by Brian Pekol, and produced by Sidekick Theatre. We know the voice, but we never got to know the man. To do that, we have to start at the beginning... In this full-length dramatic...

Cost: $30-$34

Where:
Ives Auditorium
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Karen Mohsenian
Website »

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in May, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.  Glensheen is one of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55805
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Online Owl Watching will start May 17th 1. what owls are unique 2. How to identify owls 3. What kind habitats to owls live in4. Conservation Status of owls 5. Courtship and Behavior of owls 6....

Cost: $ 30.00 per adult $10.00 per child $50.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis minesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

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

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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7pm for a reading with Cary J. Griffith!  Griffith will read and discuss his latest work,"Gunflint Burning," which is a comprehensive...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The East Metro Symphony Orchestra (EMSO) will present a special encore performance of Svensk musik och dans (Swedish Music and Dance), a cultural celebration of Swedish classical and folk music,...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: EMSO
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WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


Sponsor: Duluth Dylan Fest Committee
Website »

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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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On Thursday, May 24th Glensheen will host a day of free of Classic Tours to all visitors.  Various attractions in partnership with Visit Duluth and the city of Duluth, are offering a series of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
Contact Name: Jaron
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Art Along the Lake: Spring Gallery Tour highlights a collaboration of the different art galleries throughout Cook County. Six galleries will host different events Thursday, May 24 -Sunday, May...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais Arts Colony
120 3rd Ave. W.
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2737
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Website »

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Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

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You’re a smart and savvy expert who helps people every day. But breaking into the corporate market where there is unlimited opportunity to charge higher fees and connect with bigger audiences can...

Cost: Board Member - Registration Code Required Guest of WeMN Member - $25 plus Regist

Where:
NISM
9220 Bass Lake Road
New Hope, MN  55428
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Contact Name: Jenn Pollard

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Quick and decisive strokes fill Susan Horn’s canvas. She writes, “As I am painting, I am looking for a resonance – a rhythm that physically hits you like a deep chord. This is the sensation I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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For Dani Roach, painting is more than the art of representation, it is the art of storytelling. As poetry employs rhythm, Roach uses color and form to punctuate her compositions. The artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Created by Brian Pekol, and produced by Sidekick Theatre. We know the voice, but we never got to know the man. To do that, we have to start at the beginning... In this full-length dramatic...

Cost: $30-$34

Where:
Ives Auditorium
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Karen Mohsenian
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: google class
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

Online Owl Watching will start May 17th 1. what owls are unique 2. How to identify owls 3. What kind habitats to owls live in4. Conservation Status of owls 5. Courtship and Behavior of owls 6....

Cost: $ 30.00 per adult $10.00 per child $50.00 per group or family

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


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

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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Website »

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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Website »

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WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


Sponsor: Duluth Dylan Fest Committee
Website »

More information

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

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Show More...
Show Less...

Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Allied Academies Ltd Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “10th World Congress on Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” Slated during May 25-26,2018 at New...

Cost: 99$

Where:
Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel
144-02 135th Avenue | Jamaica, New York 11436 | USA
Jamaica, NY  11436
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Sponsor: Allied Academies
Telephone: 800-858-2189
Contact Name: jennifer morris
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Art Along the Lake: Spring Gallery Tour highlights a collaboration of the different art galleries throughout Cook County. Six galleries will host different events Thursday, May 24 -Sunday, May...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais Arts Colony
120 3rd Ave. W.
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2737
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
Website »

More information

Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

More information

Quick and decisive strokes fill Susan Horn’s canvas. She writes, “As I am painting, I am looking for a resonance – a rhythm that physically hits you like a deep chord. This is the sensation I...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

For Dani Roach, painting is more than the art of representation, it is the art of storytelling. As poetry employs rhythm, Roach uses color and form to punctuate her compositions. The artist...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

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


Sponsor: google class
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Website »

More information

With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
Website »

More information

A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Website »

More information

Ci Ci has be wowing audiences throughout the Midwest for years with her comedic antics about love, hate and everything in between. One of the things she loves about comedy is seeing people laugh...

Cost: $20

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


Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
Website »

More information

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


Sponsor: Duluth Dylan Fest Committee
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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
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The Le Grand Du Nord bicycling event on Saturday, May 26, represents one of the most amazing gravel courses in the United States. This year Heck of the North productions will introduce a new...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coast Guard Parking Lot
S., 315 Broadway
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Allied Academies Ltd Conferences invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “10th World Congress on Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease” Slated during May 25-26,2018 at New...

Cost: 99$

Where:
Hilton New York JFK Airport Hotel
144-02 135th Avenue | Jamaica, New York 11436 | USA
Jamaica, NY  11436
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Sponsor: Allied Academies
Telephone: 800-858-2189
Contact Name: jennifer morris
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Art Along the Lake: Spring Gallery Tour highlights a collaboration of the different art galleries throughout Cook County. Six galleries will host different events Thursday, May 24 -Sunday, May...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais Arts Colony
120 3rd Ave. W.
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2737
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Finnegans Brew Co on Saturday, May 26th  @ 11AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at Finnegans brand new...

Cost: $30

Where:
Finnegans Brew Co
501 8th St S
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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Making the move to All-Grain Brewing is a rite of passage to be celebrated! But a little trepidation is only natural. Our expert All Grain gurus will show you how to ditch the dread and learn how...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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For Dani Roach, painting is more than the art of representation, it is the art of storytelling. As poetry employs rhythm, Roach uses color and form to punctuate her compositions. The artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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Quick and decisive strokes fill Susan Horn’s canvas. She writes, “As I am painting, I am looking for a resonance – a rhythm that physically hits you like a deep chord. This is the sensation I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Things are getting hairy at Glensheen. For the month of May, two favorite Duluth attractions are teaming up, or should we say herding together?Every Saturday in May from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm,...

Cost: Free w/ Tour

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910

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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Location: Tek Box-2nd floor of Cowles Center The effects of inevitable events seem to hold us back from what we truly want to do. Twin City dance choreographers (and Nritya Kalakshetra) reflect on...

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Henepin Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-735-7906
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: google class
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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Ci Ci has be wowing audiences throughout the Midwest for years with her comedic antics about love, hate and everything in between. One of the things she loves about comedy is seeing people laugh...

Cost: $20

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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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Zoinks, the Vigilantease Collective is at it again! Come on down to Bryant-Lake Bowl for a really big show! Tune in to see us take on your favorite classic television shows and cartoons! That's...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater
810 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Sweet Soiree Events
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


Sponsor: Duluth Dylan Fest Committee
Website »

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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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