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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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May 2017

For over 30 years, runners of all abilities have flocked to the St. Croix Valley to support CNC.  What better way to welcome spring than a day at CNC running, walking and supporting environmental...

Cost: Variable, for more info please visit http://carpenternaturecenter.org/plan-your-

Where:
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Calling all foodies, families and festival lovers! Kick off the Twin Cities’ festival season in Linden Hills on May 21. Come to Linden Hills Park from 11am-5pm to partake in the food, music and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Linden Hills Park
3100 W 43rd St
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
Telephone: 617-304-6488
Contact Name: Becky Allen
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Weekend Salvage opens their doors at their new Grand Ave location on Friday, May 19 to bring you vintage, industrial and antique goods. Find industrial patio furniture and plant stands,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Grand Ave and 42nd St
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Sponsor: Weekend Salvage
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Mattress Firm
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Northern Clay Center
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Grand Ave and 42nd St
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Linden Hills Park
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Telephone: 612-926-2906
Contact Name: Becky Allen
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Twin Cities Premium Outlets is hosting six princesses on Sunday, May 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a magical princess party to remember. The day will be filled with games, prizes, dancing,...

Cost: $0

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Twin Cities Premium Outlets
3965 Eagan Outlets Parkway
Eagan, MN  55122
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Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Cost: Free

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5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
, MN


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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

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75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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Cost: FREE

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The Commons
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Sponsor: LexisNexis
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Contact Name: Christopher McGee

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Cost: $9 - $30

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
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Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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WalkTalkConnect is dedicated to raising awareness of rare brain & spinal cord tumors.    This non-profit was starting by an incredible and inspirational spinal cord tumor survivor. Working to...

Cost: 0

Where:
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421 3rd Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Cost: Free!

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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
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St.Paul, MN  55105
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Puccini’s poetic masterpiece has made its mark as one of the most popular operas in the world. Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking, this compelling tale of love among impoverished young...

Cost: $25-$200

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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

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Principal Cello Anthony Ross joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1988, and assumed the principal cello post in 1991. He has been a featured soloist many times with the Orchestra, performing concertos...

Cost: $12 to $28

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Minneapolis Ballet Dancers will perform in the art galleries at Art-A-Whirl in collaboration with Borealis Dance Company.Minneapolis Ballet Dancers brings their latest work to the Art-a-Whirl....

Cost: Free

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Grain Belt Bottling House
71 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-743-0614
Contact Name: Katherine Hesterberg
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The 10th annual Greg Jennings Foundation Golf Classic will be held Sunday and Monday, May 21-22 at Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins, Minn. Join retired NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver and Super Bowl...

Cost: Varies

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Sponsor: Greg Jennings Foundation
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Contact Name: David Hlavac
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

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Northern Clay Center
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Audition for ALL FOUR of our Summer Melodrama Productions at the Mantorville Theatre Company on Sunday, May 21 or Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm! We welcome actors of all ages and experience levels to...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public!

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5 5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, as well as her loving friendships with a...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, as well as her loving friendships with a...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
MN Opera Center
620 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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It’s France, 1940. Tensions are high. The booze is flowing. War is coming. Written by Steven Carl McCasland, Little Wars features Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie,...

Cost: $25 - 12

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: PRIME Productions
Telephone: 612-405-3065
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

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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On Sunday, May 21st the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN presents the 2016 Just for Laughs’ Stand Up Comedian of the Year Sebastian Maniscalco with his new hit show SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: WHY...

Cost: $43.75 - $63.75

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State Theatre
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Unconventional, interactive, absurd. A trivia night like none other. Join host Sam Spadino & special guests as they bring you the newest game night in the Twin Cities. Points for your knowledge of...

Cost: 0

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755 Prior Avenue North
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Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

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Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

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Mattress Firm
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Website »

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Audition for ALL FOUR of our Summer Melodrama Productions at the Mantorville Theatre Company on Sunday, May 21 or Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm! We welcome actors of all ages and experience levels to...

Cost: Free and Open to the Public!

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5 5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
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Join Milkweed Editions for the launch of Dalia Rosenfeld's debut collection of stories, The Worlds We Think We Know, which Bustle calls “funny and sorrowful, strange and grounded, human and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Book | Target Performance Hall
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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Key Features 4 days of Project Management Classroom PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition Copy PMP® Mock Exams Access to Project Management Webinars Industry based case studies to enhance learning...

Cost: 1799.00

Where:
Regus
100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Telephone: 408-878-3078
Contact Name: Alex Matthew
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Instituted
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

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

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May 6 – 28, 2017 Written by Margaret Edson Directed by Benjamin McGovern "... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times "I was dismayed to discover...

Cost: $9 - $30

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

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

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Instituted
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Acting the Song Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30May 2 – 30 Cost: $75Instructor: Jackie Olson Is there any greater joy for a musically-inclined actor than belting out a song?  Is there any greater...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Musical MayhemTuesdays, 4:45-5:45May 2 – 30 Cost: $75Instructor: Jackie Olson What if your life was a musical, and people just burst into song at a moment’s notice?  In this class, they do!...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

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

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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

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

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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Key Features 4 days of Project Management Classroom PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition Copy PMP® Mock Exams Access to Project Management Webinars Industry based case studies to enhance learning...

Cost: 1799.00

Where:
Regus
100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Telephone: 408-878-3078
Contact Name: Alex Matthew
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

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

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »

More information

The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
View map »


Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

May 6 – 28, 2017 Written by Margaret Edson Directed by Benjamin McGovern "... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times "I was dismayed to discover...

Cost: $9 - $30

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

More information

From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

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


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

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Discussion and signing with author Lori Rader-Day at Once Upon a Crime Books about her newest book The Day I Died. Hosted by author Kristi Belcamino.

Cost: Free

Where:
Once Upon a Crime Books
604 W. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Once Upon A Crime Books
Telephone: 612.870.3785
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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Key Features 4 days of Project Management Classroom PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition Copy PMP® Mock Exams Access to Project Management Webinars Industry based case studies to enhance learning...

Cost: 1799.00

Where:
Regus
100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
View map »


Telephone: 408-878-3078
Contact Name: Alex Matthew
Website »

More information

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
View map »


Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

May 6 – 28, 2017 Written by Margaret Edson Directed by Benjamin McGovern "... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times "I was dismayed to discover...

Cost: $9 - $30

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Join FlyOver America in giving back to the community! We've partnered with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare to host give back nights throughout the entire month of May. Each Thursday...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Life Drawing Rochester will meet regularly on Thursday evenings in the Rochester Art Center with a variety of models. Feel free to bring your own charcoals, water colors or any other materials...

Cost: $5 for members and $10 for non-members

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Art Center
Telephone: 507-282-8629
Contact Name: Rochester Art Center
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The Duluth Art Institute presents a series of three Thursday evening conversations, “Earth: Clay + Science,” that explores interconnections in ceramics and earth science. The series is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Building
2229 W. 2nd Street
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Building
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Building
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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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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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Join authors Lori Rader-Day, The Day I Died, and Kristi Belcamino, City of Angels, for a book signing and discussion on their newest releases at Subtext Books!

Cost: Free

Where:
Subtext Books
6 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Subtext Books
Telephone: 651.493.2791
Contact Name: Sarah Cassavant
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

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

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Key Features 4 days of Project Management Classroom PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition Copy PMP® Mock Exams Access to Project Management Webinars Industry based case studies to enhance learning...

Cost: 1799.00

Where:
Regus
100 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Telephone: 408-878-3078
Contact Name: Alex Matthew
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Applications are due today for the McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists. Visit www.northernclaycenter.org/calendar to learn more and to apply! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Applications for the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists are due today. Visit www.northernclaycenter.org/calendar to apply and to learn more! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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May 6 – 28, 2017 Written by Margaret Edson Directed by Benjamin McGovern "... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times "I was dismayed to discover...

Cost: $9 - $30

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a...

Cost: $60 General Admission

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: The Murder Mystery Company
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Join instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Join instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO! Day: Friday Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm Cost: FREE!  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a...

Cost: $60 General Admission

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: The Murder Mystery Company
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  About the show: The Local Music Scene is a monthly show at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Each month a different local musician or group performs their original music and The Local Music Scene...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN
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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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The Legendary NYE’S Polonaise Lounge may be gone, by NYE’S house band is still kickin’ EVERY FRIDAY from now on, as Can Can Wonderland’s house polka band! Come visit The World’s Most...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, as well as her loving friendships with a...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

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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MAY 26-JUNE 11 2017 Co-directed by Rick Shiomi & Martha B. Johnson; James Austin Williams, Artistic and Cultural Consultant: This production presents 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365...

Cost: $25

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Full Circle Theater Company
Contact Name: Rick Shiomi
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The gravel will start flying at Le Grand Du Nord’s second annual gravel cycling event on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 8 a.m. in downtown Grand Marais, Minn.  Registration opened in mid-January,...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Grand Marais
Grand Marais, MN


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Get rid of that pile of denial and turn your old electronics into jobs at Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, the nonprofit social enterprise e-waste recycler and retailer. Cables,...

Cost: free; small fee for some items may apply

Where:
Tech Dump Golden Valley
825 Boone Ave N
# 100
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Sponsor: Tech Dump
Telephone: 267-251-7428
Contact Name: Christine Weeks
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Get rid of that pile of denial and turn your old electronics into jobs at Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, the nonprofit social enterprise e-waste recycler and retailer. Cables,...

Cost: free; some fees may apply

Where:
Tech Dump St. Paul
628 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Tech Dump
Telephone: 267-251-7428
Contact Name: Christine Weeks
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Bring your family and come create small fairy garden houses for your garden. Create custom castles and cottages from slabs with lots of details to make them fun for the garden. Ages 6+ and all...

Cost: $45.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in Minnesota. Each of this month’s artists approach clay differently and speak through the medium with mindful determination. Groves is exploring a high...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Every 4th Saturday of the month we’re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
1007 West Broadway Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: NEON
Telephone: 612-302-1505
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We are gong to go through the buch kit and walk through the basics of making the buch. We can touch on health trends and natural probiotics or just looking for a naturally fermented non-alcoholic...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Unlock the ancient secrets of Kombucha at home! Whether you’re planning to harness the health benefits often attributed to Kombucha, or simply a fan of the tea itself, we’ll show you the best...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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The American Association of Woodturners' (AAW) Gallery of Wood Art Professional Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 2017 annual international exhibition, The Sphere-Second Round. Now in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gallery of Wood Art at Landmark Center (Second Flo
75 W 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55378
View map »


Sponsor: American Association of Woodturners
Telephone: 651-444-1205
Contact Name: Tib Shaw, Curator
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This is America’s Dairyland. This class will go over everything you need to make your first batch of delicious cheese. Learn how easy, fun, and rewarding making cheese can be.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114 o
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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May 6 – 28, 2017 Written by Margaret Edson Directed by Benjamin McGovern "... the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made." –The New York Times "I was dismayed to discover...

Cost: $9 - $30

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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This is America’s Dairyland. This class will go over everything you need to make your first batch of delicious cheese. Learn how easy, fun, and rewarding making cheese can be.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Bring your family and come create small fairy garden houses for your garden. Create custom castles and cottages from slabs with lots of details to make them fun for the garden. Ages 6+ and all...

Cost: $45.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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New Sound Underground is performing at Surly Brewing Company!Marked by their high-energy, all-instrumental performances, New Sound Underground has become a must-see band in the Minneapolis music...

Cost: Free

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Thursday, Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. A mix-up in afterlife scheduling is the set up for this poignant modern comedy, which has seen great success on stage and in film....

Cost: $21-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507 282 8481
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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MAY 26-JUNE 11 2017 Co-directed by Rick Shiomi & Martha B. Johnson; James Austin Williams, Artistic and Cultural Consultant: This production presents 46 short plays selected from Parks' 365...

Cost: $25

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Full Circle Theater Company
Contact Name: Rick Shiomi
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Everyone has a different view. Amy’s view is that love conquers all. In 1979 Amy visits her mother, the West End actress Esme Allen, with a big favor to ask and a brash new boyfriend in tow. When...

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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A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence and romance with a worker on the Panama Canal, as well as her loving friendships with a...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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BOSTON announces their HYPER SPACE TOUR, launch date: April 14, 2017. The tour will make a stop at Mystic Lake for a performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Have you ever wondered how the...

Cost: $56, $76, $91 for tickets

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Join us for OUR last fun filled night along with beautiful women and well-dressed men, to dance the night away in style! What more can you ask for but a glass of your finest/favorite drink to fully...

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

Where:
The Dylan Room (Lumber Exchange Building)
Saturday, May 27th in the Dylan Room
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The DL Brand
Contact Name: Inga Flider
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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