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The New Classics

The Twin Cities are full of ageless wonders: Some have simply endured (think Al’s Breakfast); others have evolved—historic icons turned suddenly hip (the W–Foshay). From upscale eateries to classy characters, here’s a hand-picked list of places, people, ideas, objects, and items that, in our humble estimation, have stood the test of time yet are completely aucourant.


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1. OLD DUTCH POTATO CHIPS

There are two sorts of Old Dutch consumer: There is the taking-Old-Dutch-for-granted consumer, who grew up with those twin packs of OD at every family picnic and thinks that their parents purchased them out of thriftiness; and then there is the new-convert Old Dutch consumer, who thinks the brand is an unheralded regional treasure. I am one of the latter. “Don’t you know Esquire magazine named Old Dutch one of the greatest chips in America?” I demand. “Don’t you know that these rank with other great chips like those from Utz and Zapp’s? Don’t you know that Old Dutch was founded in St. Paul in 1934 and has held its own against corporate giants like Lays because they’re great! And for no other reason! These aren’t a thrift chip! These are a cult chip!” Then I take my bag of Dutch Crunch salt-and-vinegar kettle chips into the corner and eat the whole bag by myself, never offering to share a single crunchy curl. Why? Because Old Dutch chips are simply too good to share with people who take them for granted.
—Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
 

2. W MINNEAPOLIS-THE FOSHAY

Wilbur Foshay never moved into the three-bedroom, three-bath suite he installed for himself in the upper stories of his eponymous office tower/ego trip, the Foshay Tower. Instead, he was bunking in Leavenworth not long after his Minneapolis skyscraper opened with unprecedented fanfare in 1929. Yet the real punishment must have been watching his art-deco darling fill up over the next 80 years with the kind of humdrum, low-rent businesses that could’ve pushed paper in any old office space. It was akin to storing budget reports in the Washington Monument. But now that the W Hotel has moved in, the fallen Foshay has finally been restored to his over-the-top aerie. Night after night, sleek autos pull up beside the behemoth and the dark, gleaming lobby throbs with expectation, the chatter of big-shouldered majordomos on their headsets, and the clink of plates from Manny’s Steakhouse. The place is chockablock with rock stars (AC/DC recently rested their shaggy heads there), movers and shakers, and young entrepreneurs with dreams so big and bloated that they rival Foshay’s.
—Tim Gihring
 

3. THE PARKWAY THEATER

There’s reviving an old movie theater, and then there’s what Joe Minjares has done with the Parkway in south Minneapolis. Minjares is the longtime owner of Pepito’s Mexican restaurant. He’s also a local actor with bit roles in NYPD Blue, The Truman Show, and Untamed Heart (as the boss of Christian Slater and Marisa Tomei). So, he knows how to entertain. Since taking over the Parkway last year, Minjares has hosted Lizz Winstead’s comedy show during the GOP convention, an Elvis tribute night, concerts by such local thrushes as Regina Marie Williams, and, of course, movies, including the area premieres of Love in the Time of Cholera, John Sayles’s Honeydripper, and Cinematic Titanic, the latest from the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang. Best of all, the one thing that hasn’t changed is the price: Admission is still just $5.
—Tim Gihring
 

4. GOPHER FOOTBALL

By the time I arrived at the University of Minnesota in the fall of 1990, the Gophers had been playing football at the Metrodome for eight years. The school was in what might now be called its “feedlot” era. These were the days of 400-student psychology classes taught by video in a room that expanded on test days to accommodate students who hadn’t bothered to show up all quarter. Get ’em in, get ’em out. Many dorm-dwellers returned home to their parents’ place on weekends, and hiking to the Metrodome to see a game only underscored the commuter-school feel. You could have distilled all of the U’s school spirit into a single can of Old Milwaukee.

Admittedly, I was too absorbed by Proust and Kerouac and the patchouli-drenched girls who loved them to notice that, during my five years at the U, the Gophers were getting shot down worse than I was. I went to exactly as many games as the number of coeds I went home with. So why would I give a ski-u-mah about the pending return of football to campus after 27 years?

It has to do with academics. Really. No one who knows football believes the new stadium and the sport’s return to campus will improve the Gophers’ record. But it may improve the U’s fiscal outlook. As at most universities, the football program helps subsidize the school’s other sports, which leaves more money in the coffers for other uses.

But revenue at the Metrodome was pretty paltry, leaving the U scrambling to find dollars. Until last season, when budget cuts changed the picture, the U’s athletics program had hemorrhaged money, often running a multi-million-dollar deficit. Compare that with the $20.4 million in profit the University of Michigan athletics program made last year. If wealthy alumni pack the skyboxes at TCF Bank Stadium, that’s more money to retain professors, fund seminars, and prop up the humanities.

But my support is also about bringing back everything the U wasn’t when I attended. If the U is going to become, as President Robert Bruininks hopes, one of the world’s top three research schools, it needs to start feeling like one—which actually means resembling some of the country’s perennial sports powerhouses: UCLA, Michigan, Texas. These schools have proven that jocks and geniuses get along just fine, drawing top students and faculty because of, not in spite of, their investments in campus life.

So let’s encourage investment in student scholarships and prize-winning profs. But let’s also go a step further: We’d like to see the pom-poms shaking on the field and hear the roar of the crowd seeping into the library stacks. Maybe then the U, whose abbreviated nickname once seemed to symbolize everything it lacked, will begin to feel like a university.
—Tim Gihring

5. COTTAGE VIEW DRIVE-IN THEATER

Most drive-ins exist today only in the flicker of memories, but in the 1950s Minnesota was home to more than 80 places where you could catch the latest Hollywood release without having to leave the comforts of your Buick—except to fetch popcorn, of course. The state’s largest remaining drive-in, the Cottage View on Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove, recalls that magical era, right down to the twinkling marquee that still greets moviegoers and the $7.50 price of admission—for a double feature, no less. It’s a small price to pay for a starlit evening filled with comedy, drama, action, and adventure. Fans, by the carload, seem to agree: In 2007, they rallied to save the theater from demolition. In mid-April when it opens for business after the winter thaw, you too can pack a cooler with sodas, pile people into the SUV, and pick your spot in the gravel lot. Necking highly encouraged.
—Elizabeth Dehn
 

6. CARGILL

Say what you will about high food prices and weak financial forecasts, Cargill, the Minnesota-based agribusiness giant, is thriving: Revenues at the privately held company topped $120 billion in 2008, causing some critics to cry foul. The chief complaint? That the company’s reach extends around the globe, from seed to plate, giving Cargill too much influence over the world’s food supply. Yet for many of us, it’s the mystery of Cargill’s influence that most intrigues, the fact that, for better or worse, it pulls the strings at flour mills, salt mines, slaughterhouses, and grain auction houses around the world—and it does it all from a faux chateau on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.
—Tim Gihring
 

7. ROLLER GARDEN

It’s 1988 and Rusty the DJ has just declared “Snowball!” at the Roller Garden on Lake Street in St. Louis Park. Pressed up against the wall with the other girls, I’m feeling confident in my favorite lavender cords and long, crimped hair. I’m trying to look aloof yet available. Surely, this time someone will ask me to skate. He’ll take me by the hand—it will be clammy—and we’ll go fast, stealing glances at each other but not talking. I’ll have to concentrate to keep from tripping when I do cross-overs. Oh please, God, let it not be the redhead with the really chapped lips….

Twenty years have passed, but the Roller Garden is largely unchanged today: a giant, red-brick dome that boasts a dinosaur as its mascot. What’s different is the crowd. Bill Staley, whose family has owned the rink since 1969, says that while attendance by kids and teenagers has waned, grown-ups have taken up roller-skating in droves. An adults-only skate on a recent night drew more than a hundred people. There were couples, jocks, punks, prepsters, a girl covered in tattoos, two sisters synchronize-skating, the cool guy (there’s always one) gliding around the rink backwards. The Roller Girls, Minnesota’s roller-derby team, practice here on a regular basis. On the weekend, the place is often packed with families during the day, and with adults in the evening, reliving their bygone youth or perhaps still fantasizing about finding the perfect Snowball romance. Anything seems possible, of course, when “Eye of the Tiger” is playing.
—Elizabeth Dehn

8. ST. PAUL FARMERS' MARKET

There are plenty of farmers’ markets in the Twin Cities, but only St. Paul can brag about having the state’s oldest and longest-running one—it opened in 1852. What’s more, it’s the first market in the area to require that everything on sale come from local farmsteads. The weekly event, located at the corner of Wall and Fifth streets, runs year round and can draw a crowd even in the depths of winter: Families and single shoppers alike pick up prime cuts of meat and root vegetables and even Christmas trees. The mood is always cheery, and there’s an added bonus: free parking spaces. Good luck finding that near Nicollet Mall.
—Courtney Lewis
 

9. WALTER MONDALE

Walter Mondale turned 81 in January. That’s important only in that the man started his political career when he was 20, when he helped Hubert H. Humphrey win his seat in the U.S. Senate. That’s more than 60 years in the public eye, during which time, of course, he has served as the state attorney general, a U.S. Senator, the vice president of the United States, ambassador to Japan, and a U.S. Senate candidate. Along the way, of course, Fritz has had his share of notable achievements. As a member of the Church committee, he helped expose widespread abuses among the country’s intelligence services. As Jimmy Carter’s No. 2, he redefined the role of the vice president. And as a nominee for president in 1984, his pick of Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate put one rather sizeable crack in that glass ceiling that got so much publicity last year. More recently, as a high-profile Democratic Party superdelegate, he let Senator Hillary Clinton know that the time had come for her to give up her primary fight. “I was for Hillary—I wasn’t against Obama,” he said upon announcing that he was switching his support to the Illinois senator. It was a classic Mondale move, done with class and clarity. Hillary was out the next day.

And yet, Mondale is just as important for how behaved as much as what he accomplished. During those six decades in public life, he never gloated about his wins and he never sulked over his losses (at least not publicly). He never embarrassed us or betrayed our trust. In short, he taught us what it means to be a public servant.
—Andrew Putz
 

10. HEXAGON BAR

There are two kinds of hipster bars in Minnesota. First, there’s the kind with $14 martinis garnished with allspice-scented star fruit. Those come and go. The more important kind of hipster bar is the one where women with tattoos of World War II bomber pin-up paintings stand hip to hip with regulars who have been living in the same neighborhood since VJ Day. The Hexagon is one of those. ¶ This family-owned bar opened in 1934 in the Seward neighborhood and was originally named for a six-sided stand-alone bar which bar-patrons are said to have waltzed around while being serenaded by fiddle and accordion players. The Hexagon trucked along happily, if reasonably quietly, through the rest of the 20th century, when suddenly, in the 21st, it was discovered by the new generation of rock ’n’ roll–loving, nose-ring-wearing, iPhone-toting kids who were making Seward their home. The place quickly became known for its lovably crotchety old-school staff and the house policy of hosting new young bands and (almost) never charging a cover. Now the Hex has joined the ranks of Minneapolis and St. Paul’s most vaunted old-school hipster bars, like the Turf Club and the C.C. Club, and anytime a band plays, you can find the cutest girls in town sharing lighters in the cold night with men whose only use for an allspice-scented star fruit martini would probably be to kill squirrels.
—Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
 

11. THE LEXINGTON

Some love the Lexington for its peerless political people-watching. Some love the Lexington for its light, fluffy, standard-bearing chicken pot pie or gratifyingly theatrical Châteaubriand for two. Some love the Lexington for its completely serious yet campy Versailles-meets-Mount Vernon décor. But we love the Lexington because it is classic St. Paul, open since 1935 and host to generations of celebrations surrounding engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, and even wakes.
—Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
 

12. BYERLY'S

If you want to be centered, live deeply in the moment, and appreciate every dollop of existence with a Zen master’s attention, then I figure you have two options: You can meditate and work on your breathing, or you can shop at Byerly’s. Why? Because Byerly’s was founded, in 1968 in Golden Valley, on the revolutionary premise that women’s housework, like grocery shopping, should not be drudgery. And to back it up, Don Byerly put carpets in the aisles and hung chandeliers over the frozen foods. To this day, that idea that time spent food-shopping should be deemed valuable and respected persists: The prepared foods at Byerly’s seem more deluxe, the produce seems prettier, the cashiers seem nicer and happier, the little impulse items of chocolates or exotic pickles seem more carefully chosen than those at other grocers. Then you go sailing out the door, unencumbered by carts or bags, not unlike, say, Jackie Onassis in her prime, to fetch your car so that strong, happy Byerly’s employees can load the groceries into your trunk. Is that inner peace? On a Wednesday night, between leaving work and putting dinner on the table, yes, that’s inner peace.
—Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

13. FALLON MINNEAPOLIS

As budding copywriters, my college friends and I would debate our favorite Fallon McElligott ads—“Perception/Reality” for Rolling Stone; “Where the women you hate have their hair done” for Horst salons—like they were Talmud. And when Tom Mc-Elligott disappeared from the ad biz (a second time), we awaited his return with the devotion of disciples. More recently, however, we’ve wondered what happened to his former agency. In recent years, Fallon Minneapolis lost the accounts for United Airlines and Citigroup, bids for Volvo and Microsoft, and even Pat Fallon (to its parent company). ¶ But now the makings of a comeback are being assembled. The creative directors behind Fallon’s award-winning BMW films have returned. A new, youthful CEO has taken the gilded reins with Pat Fallon’s endorsement: “He will see to it that we regain our rightful place of prominence.” In fact, it’s already happening: Fallon won Best in Show from the Advertising Federation of Minnesota and gold at the London International Awards. We still don’t know where McElligott went, but that’s as it should be: Fallon is once again ascendant.
—Tim Gihring
 

14. THE JUICY LUCY

Whenever I’ve got bigwig food editors from the coasts in town, I block out an afternoon for old-school Jucy Lucy spelunking. First, I explain to them that it’s not spelled “Juicy” (not at Matt’s anyway), and that it refers to two beef patties pressed together to create a little envelope around cheese. Then, I explain to them the great rivalry between Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club, both on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, and each convinced that it originated the concept and that it has the best Jucy Lucy. Sometimes my guests ask me why on earth anyone would want to put the cheese of a cheeseburger inside the burger, but I make it a policy of answering them only with riddles: Why must Chicago deep-dish pizzas be so deep? Why must layer cakes be so layered? Ours is not to question why.

First we go to Matt’s: “Look at them cook that thing!” I order, as we sit on Matt’s barstools and admire the vinyl wallpaper and wood paneling. Cook it does, sizzling on the griddle behind the bar, and then it cooks and cooks and cooks some more, until the exterior of the thin beef patties is slick and crisp with a beefy char. The bartender presents the burger, and I warn my guests that the interior is as hot as lava, and we better just sip our Grain Belts for a while. While waiting, we absently munch frozen-tasting, unremarkable fries, as is the local custom. Finally, the moment of truth! The very taste of south Minneapolis—ultra-crisp beef, liquid cheese—the essence of grilling in a bar brought to life.

Then I take the out-of-towners to the 5-8. We sit on newer barstools, we soak in the family-roadhouse atmosphere, and we wait for Juicy Lucy’s—the ones branded with the correct spelling. When they arrive, they’re meatier, the bun is sweeter and fresher-tasting, there’s less char but more cheese than at Matt’s. “Now,” I tell the visitors, “to be a true Minnesotan you must choose your favorite.” Usually they hem and haw, one is meatier, one has that transcendent char…. If they waffle for too long I take them to Adrian’s, at 48th and Chicago, for a third Juicy Lucy and let that be the tie-breaker.

At this point, they see the light: “Oh, this is your cheesesteak, your po’boy, your pizza,” they say. “There is no right answer.”

“You are right,” I say sagely. “There is no right answer, only a glorious life of comparisons, partisanship, and the accompanying Grain Belt. Now, Grasshopper, ask me whether ice cream or frozen custard is better.”
—Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
 

15. STONE ARCH BRIDGE

Over the past century and a quarter, lots of spans over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis have come and gone (including, tragically, the original I-35W bridge). But the Stone Arch, built by railroad magnate J. J. Hill, endures. A newspaper article announcing its completion in 1883 praised its sturdiness: “Firmer than the earth which supports it, it is constructed to stand the test of time until the golden age shall arrive when the problem of aerial navigation shall have been solved, and railroads and railroad bridges will be useless works of engineering.” ¶ Fortunately, neither the advent of aerial navigation nor the demise of passenger rail travel to and from Minneapolis could topple the majestic monument. The last train traversed its 21 arches three decades ago (there were originally 23 arches, but two were replaced by a steel truss when the St. Anthony Falls Upper Lock was built), but in 1994 the bridge reopened to cyclists, strollers, joggers, and others traveling under their own steam. ¶ The view from the bridge encompasses not only lots of Minneapolis real estate but the entire sweep of the city’s history, from St. Anthony Falls and the mills that fed off it to the gleaming Guthrie Theater and the swank condos ushered in by riverfront revitalization. With the recent addition of atmospheric lighting to the bridge’s arches, the Stone Arch Bridge has literally entered a golden age.
—David Mahoney

16. Betty Crocker 
17. Al’s Breakfast 
18. Philanthropy 
19. Electric Fetus
20. Monte Carlo 
21. Haskell’s 

22. Gluek’s
23. Cruising Lake Minnetonka
24. The Heights
25. Grain Belt 
26. First Avenue

27. NYE'S POLONAISE

Pure camp only gets you so far. At some point, you have to pull your tongue out of your cheek if you want a taste of authenticity. That’s why would-be hipsters who can only savor Nye’s Polonaise seasoned with a liberal sprinkling of irony are missing out on the true flavor of this northeast Minneapolis institution.

Sure, it’s easy to train a sardonic eye on the Rat Pack­­­–era lounge décor, the sauerkraut-heavy dinner menu, or even the framed photograph of founder Al Nye hanging by the entrance. Yes, it looks like nothing much has changed at Nye’s over the last half century or so. But more important, what remains the same is the genuine good feeling that envelops all Nye’s patrons, whether they’ve come to sing along with Sweet Lou Snider at the piano, hop around to the bouncy tunes of Ruth Adams’s polka band, tuck into a cabbage roll and some pirogies, or just sip an honest cocktail at the bar.

It all started humbly enough back in 1950, when Al Nye bought an old blue-collar bar on the corner of Hennepin and Prince. In what’s now a storeroom, Nye cooked up sauerkraut and Polish sausage for the mill workers who would come in for a hearty lunch and a cold beer.

Nye built the more upscale Polonaise Room in 1964, adding two more dining rooms—named for Chopin and Pulaski (a heroic Polish-American general in the Revolutionary War)—within the next decade. He sold the business in 1994 and died in 2004, a couple years before Esquire magazine named Nye’s “The Best Bar in America.” But the welcoming spirit Nye instilled still permeates every room. And even though it’s only in that photo by the door, Al—like everyone else in the place—is still smiling.
—David Mahoney
 

28. SEVEN CORNERS HARDWARE

Some places make you nostalgic for an experience you may never have had. Seven Corners Hardware in St. Paul is one of those places. Even if you never wandered the aisles of an old-time hardware store looking for a router bit or a socket wrench, you’ll still feel like you’ve come home when you walk through the door on West Seventh Street. ¶ The store opened in 1933, when the country was tooling up for the New Deal. Its well-trod floor boards groan as customers pass through the warren of bins, pegboards, and display cases stacked with every imaginable whatchamacallit and thingamajiggy. How much stuff does Seven Corners carry? Well, its catalog contains more than 700 tightly packed pages. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Just ask one of the guys in blue shirts for help—they’ll be happy to explain the characteristics of a perfect hammer or tape measure. That’s the kind of classic expertise that doesn’t exist at Home Depot.
—David Mahoney
 

29. ELSIE'S BOWLING CENTER

We know. We know. There’s a lot of “change” in the air these days. Real change. Change we need. Change you can believe in. But what about things that don’t need changing? What about things that are sorta perfect the way they are? What about places like Elsie’s, which hasn’t changed all that much since Elsie Nelson opened the Nordeast landmark in 1956. Sure, over the years, more lanes (there are now 16) and a restaurant have been added (the place serves enough deep-fried goodness to satisfy any self-respecting Midwesterner). And every couple of years, a new batch of twentysomething ironists show up to discover that—wouldn’t you know it?—bowling is actually pretty damn fun. But the thing that makes people come back to Elsie’s year after year hasn’t changed. It’s still a microcosm of all the best stuff about Northeast, a place where factory guys, nurses, hipsters, and grad students don’t just get along—they belong. And today, that spirit—that vibe—isn’t any different than it’s always been. And God willing, it never will. That, to put it in terms the kids might understand, is unchange you can believe in.
—Andrew Putz

30. The Basilica—
particularly during the Block Party 
31. Convention Grill
32. Schuler Shoes
33. Freezing at the
St. Paul Carnival 

34. Jax Café
35. The restored State, Orpheum, and Pantages
36. O’Gara’s
37. Picnicking
at Minnehaha Falls

38. MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

There is only one real reason to love—truly love—the Minnesota State Fair. And it’s not because it’s so kitschy (though surely it’s the only place in the universe where both Spam burgers and seed art are so highly venerated). And it’s not because it’s so successful (even though, after 150 years, it’s one of the biggest, best-run, and most popular fairs in the country, drawing 1.7 million visitors last year). No, the reason to love the state fair is that, in an age of cheap accolades and unearned hype, it is that rarest of things—everything it promises to be: a place where cows and kids, hicks and hipsters, politicians and Pronto Pups all come together, reminding us all just how weird and wonderful a summer night in Minnesota can really be.
—Andrew Putz
 

39. VARSITY THEATER

You know you’re in for a damn good time long before the lights go down at the Varsity. It starts when you catch sight of the blazing marquee, its wattage seemingly illuminating all of Dinkytown. The seven letters of the venue’s name, stacked like alphabet blocks, tower over an all-caps notice for the evening’s usually eclectic entertainment (a Ting Tings concert? A Policy and a Pint discussion?). Stepping into the lobby, you’re instantly charmed: It’s as if you’ve stumbled into a Parisian café, all velvet sofas and soft lighting and hissing espresso machines and Sure, if you’d like white wine, a micro beer, or even a pair of ear plugs, we’ve got that, too. But you can tell that it’s not the Left Bank because the posters on the wall aren’t Degas or Renoir, but rather bills for acts that have come and sung and gone on to find fame and greatness and even Grammy nominations (Amy Winehouse, Suzanne Vega).

You funnel into the auditorium with high expectations, and you’re not disappointed: The Varsity—built as a vaudeville house in 1915, transformed into a cinema, briefly abandoned, and then opened again four years ago as a music/theater/event spot by Jason McLean, the bohemian businessman who runs the nearby Loring Pasta Bar—is very much alive. Red drapes mask the walls, and half-a-dozen disco balls and strings of blinking white lights hang from the ceiling. Concertgoers are crowded around tiny cocktail tables lit by tiny lamps that cast tiny pools of light. The effect is romantic and Old World and electric and new all at the same time. (Oh, my god, are those actual, living ferns over there?!) By the time the opening act arrives on stage, you’re buzzed and happy and pretty much already satisfied with the evening. And you’re the first—the very first—to applaud.
—Joel Hoekstra

40. Paul Bunyan 
41. Mancini’s
42. William O’Brien State Park

43. Kramarczuk’s
44. White winters 
45. Bowling at BLB

46. KELLER GOLF COURSE

Like old people, old golf courses usually have at least one obvious quirk. At Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, it’s the par-3 fourth hole, where a sizeable oak stands directly in front of the green. That oak has gotten the best of more than one of the many scratch golfers that have tried their luck at Keller. Gene Sarazen, one of the game’s greatest, reportedly walked off the course after shooting a 10 on the hole and never returned.

Starting the year after the course opened in 1929, the event that drew the biggest names in golf to Keller for nearly four decades was the St. Paul Open, an annual stop on the PGA tour. Sam Snead won it in 1937, and finished on top of the leaderboard again when the Western Open came to Keller in 1949. Two PGA Championships were also held here, in 1932 and 1954, as well as the LPGA’s Patty Berg Open from 1973 to 1980.

The tour doesn’t stop at Keller anymore, though its memories live on in the numerous black-and-white photos of Snead, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, and other legendary pros that cover the walls of the WPA-built clubhouse. Mature trees now fill in what was originally a more open layout, and what used to be the back nine is now the front (and vice versa). But the course is still a clear winner to the legions of local golfers who flock there each year to stroll the same well-maintained fairways trod by Slammin’ Sam and Arnie’s Army.
—David Mahoney
 

47. ST. PAUL HOTEL

When the St. Paul Hotel opened in 1910, it was one of the largest and most expensive projects of its kind in the state, costing $1 million to construct. The opening ceremony drew 500 guests, including some of the most notable people in town (Lucius Ordway, James J. Hill, Archbishop John Ireland), the stately old building, equipped with telephones in every room and typewriters for crafting correspondence, quickly became a home-away-from-home for weary travelers. Over the years, the St. Paul Hotel has hosted wealthy entrepreneurs, presidents (Teddy Roosevelt was a prominent guest), and a multitude of celebrities. (When the film version of A Prairie Home Companion was filming at the Fitzgerald Theatre, all the cast members kept rooms there.)

The hotel has become the hub of St. Paul. But this is not just a place for paying guests: The St. Paul Grill remains a popular spot for business lunches and champagne brunches and romantic dinners. The hotel regularly hosts theatrical and musical performances, too, and there are classes on etiquette and afternoon teas—all open to the public. If St. Paul seems more civil than most places, the hotel might just be the reason why.
—Courtney Lewis
 

48. SCOTCH TAPE

Last fall, scientists in California confirmed what some had long suspected: Scotch tape, made by 3M, is Minnesota’s greatest gift to humankind. Not only does it seal birthday packages and bind up tattered book pages. It also emits x-rays. Not constantly, of course. But in a vacuum, unpeeled at a rate of about 1.2 inches per second, the tape generates an electrical current—sending out electron bursts that are roughly a billionth of a second long and emitting some 300,000 x-ray photons per flash. That’s bright enough to take an x-ray of a finger. Pretty cool, eh? ¶ Researchers hope to use that knowledge to develop lighter, cheaper, more moveable x-ray machines that, we’re guessing, will exist in every dental office by 2034, but we actually believe Scotch tape is worth extolling for altogether different reasons. See, the sticky clear film was invented in the 1930s, a time when people didn’t have a lot of stuff and needed to keep the stuff they did have in working order. If socks got holes, you darned ’em. If the toaster broke, you had it rewired. And if the pages of a textbook ripped or the corners on the Monopoly box got torn or the hinges on your spectacles went kaput, you got out the Scotch tape and fixed everything up again. (You’re beginning to see where this is going, right?) Everything, it seemed, could be made as good as new. And we’re not just talking paper dolls and plaster figurines. Even dog-earred dollar bills could be taped—and saved.
—Joel Hoekstra
 

49. LYN-LAKE

Coolness used to hang out in Uptown. It smoked at Café Wyrd, drank at the Rainbow Bar, bought CDs at Cheapo, and breakfasted on Denver omelettes and bloody marys at the Uptown Bar and Grill. Coolness thumbed novels at Orr Books and wardrobed itself exclusively at Ragstock. It occasionally panhandled—just for kicks—at the corner of Lake and Hennepin.

But coolness, as anyone who has tried to chase it knows, is fleeting. And so, it departed the Uptown neighborhood years ago, decamping to Nordeast and then, briefly, Seward. Flickers of cutting-edgeness began to surface in other corners of the city, along Washington Avenue, at 48th and Chicago, but coolness was never there for long. Meanwhile, Uptown still managed to draw gawkers and drinkers from Woodbury and Maple Grove, but the locals knew the gig was up. The last bit of cool had vamoosed from Uptown long before retail chains like Victoria’s Secret and the North Face arrived.

Where did it go? Not far, it turns out. Coolness, we recently discovered, has settled in just down the street from its old digs, at the intersection of Lyndale and Lake. Once home to a dozen auto-body shops and garages, this south Minneapolis crossroads now features a new sake bar and a tapas joint. It’s a place where a woodworking shop shares the same block with a store selling leather pants, and where a dusty old rock shop doesn’t look out of sorts standing alongside an upscale sex-toy boutique. Here you can find a global menu of sushi and moussaka, California burgers and sangria. You can partake in shiatsu massage and salsa-dancing, buy the latest in gaming software, or gear up for snowboarding. Need cashews or olive oil in bulk? There’s Bill’s Foods. More interested in a meat raffle? Try the VFW. Denise Arambadjis, owner of the restaurant It’s Greek to Me, says the neighborhood has come a long way since she moved in 26 years ago, an era when most visitors dropped by to visit the local porn shop (now long gone). The arts are more visible. And there’s more parking. But some things remain the same: “I’ve watched all manner of kids come in and out of Tatters over the years,” Arambadjis says. Coolness, we’re guessing, may stay for a while.
—Joel Hoekstra
 

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September 2016

For artist Kat Corrigan, painting dogs is a joy.  She believes that dogs are true embodiments of celebration: their entire bodies are capable of communicating “the extremes of ecstasy and love,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Daffodil Society of Minnesota Fall Bulb Sale at the Arboretum    Minnesota hardy daffodil bulbs, hard to find varieties not found in garden centers . WHILE SUPPLY LASTS.  Daffodils are not...

Cost: free

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Daffodil Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-773-9950
Contact Name: Deb Wheeler

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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Our in-house lager expert will walk you through the steps and common pitfalls of homebrewing lagers.  Topics include recipe design, brewing process, decoction, yeast health and cold fermentation....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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Minneapolis Craft Market is teaming up with Fashion Week MN to host a fashion and accessories marketplace as the official shopping event of Minnesota Fashion Week.  The market will take place...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Insight Brewing
2821 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Craft Market
Telephone: 612-865-5156
Contact Name: Hayley Matthews-Jones
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Come and Stop & Shop with us at the North St. Paul American Legion. We will have craftsman, direct sellers, bakers, photographers, upcyclers and so much more. The first 25 ladies through the door...

Cost: Free

Where:
North St. Paul American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Tour 12 fantastic sites on and around White Bear Lake including grand estates, quaint cottages and beautiful lake homes. Tickets: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour....

Cost: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour

Where:
Tickets-White Bear Lake Armory
2228 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Telephone: 651-407-5327
Contact Name: Sara Hanson
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Join hundreds of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge supporters in the Twin Cities for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more! Individuals, teams, churches,...

Cost: $25-30

Where:
Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: MN Adult and Teen Challenge
Telephone: 612-481-2599
Contact Name: Jen Brink-Edwards
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The next Open House at The College of St. Scholastica will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.   Participants will: -Explore our beautiful campus -Meet our admissions staff, faculty and...

Cost: free

Where:
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Telephone: (800) 249-6412
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adult $31, Senior: $26, Student: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure The game is afoot in a mysterious adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. SEPTEMBER 8-25, 2016 Directed by Alissa Blaeser The world’s...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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  Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to town for the Fall Carnival. For four days,...

Cost: $1 - $20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN
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Encouraging a child to go the distance and realize their dreams is crucial to their success. By becoming a positive adult role model, you can brighten a child’s future. And in the process, your...

Cost: $45 per ticket, $315 per table of eight. Purchase tickets at www.kidsnkinshipgal

Where:
Brackett’s Crossing
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN
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Telephone: 651-686-0990
Contact Name: Rita Younger
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IMAGINE...It’s 1924 and Prohibition has taken hold in America. The summer is hot, but French francs are not. On the continent, a handful of American dollars will buy you an endless quantity of...

Cost: $100

Where:
The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
79 Western Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Fitzgerald in Saint Paul
Contact Name: Stu Wilson
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On September 24th from 7pm-2am, Downtown Minneapolis will be host to the 2nd ever Pub Crawl That Must Not Be Named! Witches, Wizards and all other worldly creatures who are 21+ are welcome to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Brooms & Brews
Telephone: 651-815-1932
Contact Name: Maria Balogh
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Intermedia Arts presents a four-day multidisciplinary festival as a RADICAL EXPERIMENT seeking to test, redefine and innovate the use of space, performative technique and the role of the audience....

Cost: Sliding scale ($5-$25)

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel
170 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

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

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

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

More information

Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
Website »

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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together for our signature monthly networking luncheon on Monday, September 26th. Our Signature Events are NOT to be missed! Take...

Cost: Members: $25 Guests: $45

Where:
Grandstay Hotel and Conference
7083 153rd Street West
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

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

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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Where:
Groveland Gallery
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Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Cost: Suggested contributions: $250 | $100 | $50 Young professional: $20

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-354-2858
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The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improv comedy. Every night features a local thought leader to discuss the issues of the day. A team of improvisers then brings everything...

Cost: $12/$10 in advance, with student ID

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 641-629-0272
Contact Name: Brandon Boat
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
University of MN-Morris Recital Hall
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN  56267
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Has your business focused on ACA reporting that other matters have been ignored? Are you confident that you would pass an audit? If not, join us for a free education seminar, and discover:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North
2540 North Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: HUB University
Telephone: 858-373-6982
Contact Name: Leslie Fulton
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The Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation is hosting Building Resilience: Restoring Our Human Capacity to Heal. The conference will engage community members, funders, policy leaders...

Cost: $55

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation
Telephone: (612) 377-3246
Contact Name: Liz Bubb
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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On September 27th from 10am-12pm, The Great Ribbon Rally for Young Adult Cancer Advocacy will be on it 8th stop across American at State Office Building, Room B2 St, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King...

Cost: free

Where:
State Office Building
, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room B-2
Saint Paul, MN , MN  55155
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Sponsor: The Great Ribbon Rally
Telephone: 760-695-2343
Contact Name: Rico Dence
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Understanding how DevOps fits into your incident management workflow can be a bottomless pit of buzzwords and jargon. Wouldn’t it be nice just to have some practical tips on how to either get...

Cost: Free

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: VictorOps
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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A powerful workshop centered on building a mindset for success, creating and achieving goals, maintaining results, regaining life ownership and establishing yourself as a true leader. Participants...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
ALEDA Center
2610 Y.H. Hanson Ave
Albert Lea, MN  56007
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Sponsor: Decisive. Empowered. Resilient.
Contact Name: Nicolette Brink
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You: Campaign Laws & Campaign Finance Date/Time Date(s) - 09/27/20166:00 pm - 8:00 pm   The Citizens League election series, The Voting Booth...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Comcast, RBC Wealth Management, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Attorneys at Law
Telephone: 651-293-0575
Contact Name: Citizens League
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Historic Holmes Theatre
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
Website »

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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
Website »

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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

More information

The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
Website »

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

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

More information

Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

More information

A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

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

More information

Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800

More information

Interested in meditation but not sure where to start? Learn the essential points of mindfulness meditation in a few simple steps. It’s easier than you think, and the list of proven health and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: 612-460-8837
Contact Name: Beth Schumann
Website »

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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Wednesday September 28th, 2016What So NotDivide and Conquer TourIf it weren’t for its pedigree it would be ok to call What So Not an overnight sensation. From festival...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Tap’d In is a unique networking and professional development opportunity for early to mid-career professionals featuring: Beverage tasting from over a dozen local breweries, wineries & other...

Cost: Emerging Leaders Member - $20.00 +$1.99 fee Nonmember - $30.00 +$2.49 fee

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center - St. Anthony Main
219 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Ecolab

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SEXUAL ORIENTATION, IDENTITY, AND BEHAVIOR We are living in a world, in a culture, where the sexual landscape has been shifting for some time. Matters of sexual orientation, identity, and behavior...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Telephone: 612-927-8849
Contact Name: Pastor Karl Jacobson
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DESCRIPTION Join J. Drew Lanham in celebration of his debut memoir, The Home Place: A Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which H is for Hawk author Helen Macdonald calls “a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book Building, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions & The Givens Foundation
Telephone: 612-332-3192
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Marshall High School
400 Tiger Drive
Marshall, MN  56258
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Dark Star OrchestraContinuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience!"The most talented and accomplished tribute band out there. Fanatical attention to detail." – Rolling...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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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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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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A fundraiser benefiting PRISM, a Golden Valley-based basic needs nonprofit, this two-part event is great for golfers and non-golfers alike! Participate in the Golf Tournament in the afternoon, or...

Cost: $125 Golf Tournament; $50 Happy Hour

Where:
Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy
Golden Valley, MN  55426
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Sponsor: PRISM
Telephone: 763-432-4225
Contact Name: Tracie Huhn-Carr
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Outdoors at the OVAL, sample local beer and wine, and distilled spirits (for an added charge) while dancing to the music by GB Leighton. Food trucks, fun games like Human Foosball and...

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at door, $10 Designated Driver, $10 Spirits Tasting add-on

Where:
Guidant John Rose MN OVAL
2661 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Friends of Roseville Parks
Telephone: (612) 590-3299
Contact Name: Sharon Brown
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour...

Cost: $59, $69, $75

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Skyway Theatre & 93X Present:Skilletwith special guests: Thousand Foot Krutch and Devour The DaySeptember 30, 2016•...

Cost: $35-40

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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A private landowner along Sand Creek has opened his property to ongoing efforts to restore habitat along the creek. Volunteers at this family-friendly event will plant native vegetation on the bank...

Cost: Free

Where:
Private Land
Sand Creek
Jordan, MN  55352
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The seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Friends of PACER, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. This family-friendly event...

Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for ages 7 to 15, and free for children 6 and younger

Where:
Mount Normandale Lake Park
5901 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: PACER Center
Telephone: 952-838-9000
Contact Name: Erin Bryan
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Calming the Mind Joy of Living Meditation WorkshopWith Senior Tergar Instructor Edwin KelleyMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA In this Joy of Living Level I weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how...

Cost: $75--$175

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: (612) 460-8837
Contact Name: David Fey
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Say hello to Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness ambassadors from your community. We’re kicking things off in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 1 and we...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fitbit
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The St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization is holding its 13th Annual Historic Riverfront 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00am starting in Boom Island Park (700 Sibley St NE,...

Cost: $30 before Sep 27, $35 on Race Day

Where:
Boom Island Park
700 Sibley St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization
Telephone: 612-310-6151
Contact Name: Pete Gamades
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Join us on Saturday, October 1st for the Third Annual Rally for Rakhma. This event is a fun run, walk or bike ride around Lake Nokomis to support those with memory loss at Rakhma Homes. Rakhma is a...

Cost: $30 registration fee includes t-shirt, Caribou Coffee, Common Roots bagels, Rust

Where:
Lake Nokomis Main Beach
4955 W. Lake Nokomis Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Rakhma Homes
Telephone: 612-824-2345
Contact Name: Lindsey Fossum
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

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
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Arts - Food - Fun. Join us for a FREE family arts and fun day in Downtown Minneapolis. Saturday, October 1st, 10 AM 2:00 PM Elliot Recreation Center 1000 E 14th St. Minneapolis, MN 55404 FREE! Free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elliot Recreation Center
1000 E 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612.824.2787
Contact Name: Free Arts Minnesota
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Rummage is a pop-up market of retailers that align with local culture and climate plus more than 15 bands playing live on stage, attractions for all ages, fair-inspired food and craft beer....

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1839 W Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Liquid 12 Festivals
Telephone: 651-528-8752
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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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. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year’s grand prize is one you won’t want to miss – a one-year lease on a Jeep. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October...

Cost: Ducks are $5

Where:
during On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South St. Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Neighbors, Inc.
Telephone: 651.455.5000
Contact Name: Heidi Satre
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WHO: A group of over 30 women artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, at various stages of their lives and artistic development. WHAT: Launching and Landing– the fruit of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave, N.E.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Art Resources of Minnesota
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Saturday, October 1 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As a culmination of its partnership with teaching artist Sean Connaughty, the WAM Collective will display a large–scale installation on WAM’s...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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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 Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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Join High Brow and the Shades at the Annual "On The Road Again" Festival in South Saint Paul on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:30.  Great Music.  Great Festival.  Great Fun. 

Cost: None

Where:
On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: On The Road Again Festival
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Join us for our 2nd annual Jack’s Caregiver Bags Competition! Whether you come to play, to watch, or just to enjoy the space with family and friends, all are welcome! Enjoy entertainment, food &...

Cost: $10

Where:
CHS Field, St. Paul, MN
360 N Broadway St,
St Paul, , MN  55101
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Sponsor: Jack's Caregiver Coalition
Telephone: (612) 547-6929
Contact Name: Kyle Woody
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

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
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Youth-Curated LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival Celebrating the Multidisciplinary Art and Identities of LGBTQIA+ Youth Curated by Intermedia Arts’ Youth Leadership Council (June 7, 2016 - Minneapolis,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Come join us in celebrating Somali culture at the Somali Museum of Minnesota's 3rd Annual Anniversary Celebration! Experience traditional and popular Somali culture through dance, song, theater and...

Cost: Adult Pre-sale: $25 Adult at Door: $30 Kids Pre-sale: $10 Kids at Door: $15

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Somali Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-234-1625
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Join the Friends of the SPCO for a memorable evening, featuring a performance by an ensemble of musicians from the internationally acclaimed Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Your $125 VIP ticket will...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
SOVEREIGN ESTATE
9950 North Shore Road
Waconie, MN  55387
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Sponsor: The Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Mary McDiarmid
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Orignal singer-songwriter indie pop will be served!. Will this performance call for an encore like the last two? You decide... Ameet is back at sweet, sticky HONEY! There will be crooning and maybe...

Cost: $10

Where:
honey mpls
205 Hennepin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Grant Road Records
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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The JazzMN Orchestra is pleased to feature Grammy award-winning artist Terence Blanchard as we open our 2016-17 concert season on October 1st at the Ordway Concert Hall. Blanchard brings a rich...

Cost: $35 - 45

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
Telephone: 612.242.4791
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Modern Vaudeville is an ongoing comedy, variety, and talk show that features the Twin Cities top performers, with a wink to the past.  The October Season Two Kickoff will showcase comedian Miss...

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 Day of Show.

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Bryant Lake Bowl
Telephone: 612-825-8949
Contact Name: David Harris
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