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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.



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 2015

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Come experience Minnesota's premiere stage combat training opportunity. The Brawl of America is a weekend-long stage combat workshop sanctioned by the Society of American Fight Directors and...

Cost: $200 | http://brawlofamerica.weebly.com/registration.html

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Mike Lubke
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The two-day fest offers many reasons for art enthusiasts, day-trippers, treasure hunters and festival goers to attend. Nestled along the scenic Saint Croix River, with the historic Stillwater...

Cost: FREE

Where:
North Lowell Park
Water Street & Myrtle
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 651-439-4001
Contact Name: Pam Hoye
Website »

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The 15th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, is one of the biggest and longest-running festivals of its kind in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Flint Hills Resources
Telephone: 651-282-3113
Contact Name: Jessica Petrie
Website »

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Brunch! Beer! Art! For a good cause!  The Art of Brunch: Eat. Drink. Create. Impact! is a unique event to raise awareness and funds for EDIT.  EDIT is a Minneapolis based, youth-serving...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Insight Brewery
2821 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: EDIT
Telephone: 612-296-7371
Contact Name: Ben Cooney
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Compete in the 18-hole Grand Geneva Golf Classic Tournament on the award-winning Brute golf course. On Sunday, May 31, gather a foursome for a great day of golf and a chance to win one of many...

Cost: $129 per person plus tax

Where:
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva
, WI
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Telephone: (262) 248-2556
Website »

More information

Contempo Physical Dance will premiere their latest Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance, Vulcão, and perform excerpts from their 2013 work, Batuque, at Macalester College’s...

Cost: $15 and $25

Where:
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Macalester College
130 S Macalester Street
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Contempo Physical Dance
Telephone: 612-619-4116
Contact Name: Jenny Pennaz
Website »

More information

Sundays 2 p.m., May 3rd to Oct. 25th Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

By day, George is a brilliant linguist, devoted to recording the disappearing languages of disappearing cultures. By night, he can’t find the words to stop his wife from leaving him. His...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

A timeless examination of a soul in crisis ... seeking connection ... seeking answers ... seeking peace. Shakespeare's classic ghost story told with an all-female cast.

Cost: $20

Where:
JSB Tek Box at the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
Telephone: 612-721-1186
Contact Name: Stacey Poirier
Website »

More information

Forces acting within the Earth, generally unseen by humans, manifest themselves in awesome displays of fiery power. Vulcão is Contempo Physical Dance’s latest collaboration...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Macalester College, Janet Wallace Mainstage Theate
1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Contempo Physical Dance
Telephone: 612-619-4116
Contact Name: Jenny Pennaz, Managing Director
Website »

More information

In Kira Obolensky's new comedy, a soldier returns from a long war and must navigate a new, changed world. Directed by Michelle Hensley Featuring Ron...

Cost: $30 (Pay What You Can for audiences under age 30. Please present ID at door.)

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


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

More information

Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

“On Golden Pond” at Rochester Civic Theatre By Ernest Thompson May 15 – 31 The heartwarming story of aging Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on...

Cost: Adult $24, Senior $19, Student $17

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN  55904
View map »


Telephone: 507-282-8481
Website »

More information

Gladiator Assault Challenge is the Midwest’s premier test of endurance, speed, agility, strength and mental stamina. The challenging course includes running, climbing, jumping, crawling and...

Cost: Price varies from $49 - $129 depending on time of registration

Where:
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva
, WI
View map »


Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
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View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

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Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

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333 East River Road
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
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Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
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View map »


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
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View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
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Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

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Shafer, MN  55074
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Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Cost: $1,399

Where:
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: The Outset Group
Telephone: 952-314-2500
Contact Name: Deanna Behuniak
Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

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Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
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View map »


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Lucky Brand and Universal Music Group’s Bravado invite you to join them for a VIP in-store experience to celebrate the launch of their limited edition Rolling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lucky Brand at Mall of America
170 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

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, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

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Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
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Telephone: 612-597-1885
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More information

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Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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Minnesota’s exports rose to a record $21.4 billion last year. Did your business benefit from this growth? “This is the age of the entrepreneur in China,” confirms Asia Direct...

Cost: N/A

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) MN & U.S. China Business Connections
Website »

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

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Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
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Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

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On the first Wednesday of each month, Minneapolis brewpub Day Block Brewing holds an exclusive beer tasting event- Pilot Batch Wednesday.  Each month brings a new lineup of beers for guests to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Day Block Brewing
Telephone: 612-617-7793
Website »

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Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

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Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

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Skyway Theatre Presents: Juicy J on June 3, 2015  18+ // 21 to drink GENERAL ADMISSION, MEET & GREET PACKAGES, AND VIP PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE NOW...

Cost: $30-125

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

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

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft, and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Ave SW & 1st St SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

FIRST THURSDAYS UPCOMING SCHEDULE: This spring Gather by D’Amico has the pleasure of featuring highly lauded local guest chefs each month. Join us every first Thursday to sample their...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gather by D'Amico
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Gather by D'Amico
Telephone: 612-253-3410
Website »

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You deserve a Ladies’ Night Out! Tell your sister, mother and girlfriends it’s time to spend an evening dedicated to their health – while having fun! Join us for this free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: Fairview
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Headline:  You deserve a Ladies’ Night Out! Tell your sister, mother, and girlfriends it’s time to spend an evening dedicated to their health – while having fun! Join us...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave.
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: Fairview
Website »

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Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Champps in Eden Prairie is teaming up with Wiggle Your Toes to support victims of limb loss. Champps will host a celebration to benefit Wiggle Your Toes on Thursday, June 4, 2015....

Cost: Free

Where:
Champps
8010 Glen Ln
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Raw Sugar presents The Funny! funny. feminist. performance.   Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101   When: 7:30PM June 4th, 5th,...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Raw Sugar
Telephone: 707-338-6546
Contact Name: Rebekah Rentzel
Website »

More information

Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

Skyway Theatre Presents: Juicy J on June 3, 2015  18+ // 21 to drink GENERAL ADMISSION, MEET & GREET PACKAGES, AND VIP PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE NOW...

Cost: $30-125

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

++ JUST ANNOUNCED: OLIVER June 4th in The Loft!! ++ Oliver has found the beating heart inside the dance machine. Whether moving bodies at the world's biggest electronic festivals, or...

Cost: $10//$15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
, MN

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

Join us for the 79th Pine Island Cheese Festival as we celebrate our agricultural and cheese heritage.  Fun events for the whole family including: Carnival Rides and Great Food Kids...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trail Head Park and Butter Factory
County Road 11
Pine Island, MN  55963
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Sponsor: Pine Island Cheese Festival Committee
Telephone: 507-356-3378
Contact Name: Jeanne
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

More information

Join us for the first Night on the Vine wine tasting this season on Friday, June 5. This exclusive wine tasting event features 9 wines from various regions around the world, along...

Cost: $30 per person

Where:
Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI  53147
View map »


Sponsor: Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
Telephone: 800-558-3417
Website »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Pushing Chain will be performing at Sidhe Brewing Company on the East Side of St Paul!  Pushing Chain was formed in 2012 by Boyd Blomberg and Adam Moe. The duo, which has been performing...

Cost: Donation to the band

Where:
Sidhe Brewing Company
652 Jenks Ave
St Paul, MN  55106
View map »

More information

Raw Sugar presents The Funny! funny. feminist. performance.   Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101   When: 7:30PM June 4th, 5th,...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Raw Sugar
Telephone: 707-338-6546
Contact Name: Rebekah Rentzel
Website »

More information

Is it summer yet? Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers. In collaboration with some of the Twin Cities’ most talented musicians, Cantus arranges and performs the...

Cost: $10 Student/Child; $25-35 Adult/Senior

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-435-0046
Contact Name: Cantus Box Office
Website »

More information

Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

Friday, June 5th 2015 Skyway Theatre is excited to announce.... Son of Kick w/ BottleRokitz Son Of Kick is coming to The Loft 6/5/15 with not just one stage, but TWO STAGES of dub and...

Cost: $15 ADV // $20 DOOR

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
, MN

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CHILDREN 18:3 New Album Available Here: http://www.toothandnail.com/artists/11/Children_183/ With... Through Love And Lies • Let Yourself Go The Everyday Characters • Strongly...

Cost: $10//$12

Where:
Studio B
, MN

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Step up and run or walk at the Team Hope Walk | 5K.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 8 - 11AM at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, MN.  This event...

Cost: $10 - $40

Where:
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN  55438
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)
Telephone: 612-232-5238
Contact Name: David Stage
Website »

More information

A running start to the 11th Annual Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro, Official Rhubarb Capital of MN. Register online to make race day easy or Day-of Registration begins at 8 a.m. for both 5-K and...

Cost: See website

Where:
Park at Bass Pond, starting line at Ball Field
Cty Rd 8, one block west of downtown
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Lanesboro Public Library
Contact Name: Race Director
Website »

More information

Help plant 23 boulevard rain gardens in the Highland neighborhood in Saint Paul! Great River Greening staff and volunteers will assist residents in planting boulevard rain gardens to improve water...

Cost: Free, but register at http://www.greatrivergreening.org/vol-events/

Where:
Highland Neighborhood
St. Paul, MN  55105


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Contact Name: Jen Kader
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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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Help plant 23 boulevard rain gardens in the Highland neighborhood in Saint Paul! Great River Greening staff and volunteers will assist residents in planting boulevard rain gardens to improve water...

Cost: Free, but register at http://www.greatrivergreening.org/vol-events/

Where:
Highland Neighborhood
St. Paul, MN  55105


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Contact Name: Jen Kader
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Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
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Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place for family fun. There are games appropriate for all ages, musical entertainment, rides and a variety of food options. Plus, there’s plenty of...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with the knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Telephone: 612-843-4444
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June 6: The Rochester Art Center June 7: Pedestrian Bridge to Government Center June 8: Mayo Clinic, Plummer Building, Plummer Doors June 9: Peace Plaza, Kahler Grand Awning, Near...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Join us for the 79th Pine Island Cheese Festival as we celebrate our agricultural and cheese heritage.  Fun events for the whole family including: Carnival Rides and Great Food Kids...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trail Head Park and Butter Factory
County Road 11
Pine Island, MN  55963
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Sponsor: Pine Island Cheese Festival Committee
Telephone: 507-356-3378
Contact Name: Jeanne
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Brad Robinson and author Linda Tedford will be signing copies of Brad’s just-released book, The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation, at Brightwater Clothing & Gear in...

Cost: Signing is free to attend; books for sale at $35 and $50

Where:
Brightwater Clothing & Gear
256 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Victory by Design
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Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new Ely Folk School in beautiful Ely, MN. Our mission is to build community by providing learning experiences that celebrate the wilderness heritage, art,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ely Folk School
209 E. Sheridan St
Ely, MN  55731
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Sponsor: Ely Folk School
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Hot Indian Foods and Bollywood Dance Scene present the Hot Indian Dance Off! A dance challenge has never been such Bolly-good-fun. Join the live audience and watch talented and creative dancers...

Cost: Free for audience

Where:
Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Bollywood Dance Scene and Hot Indian Foods
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Champps Richfield is teaming up with Wiggle Your Toes to support victims of limb loss. Champps will host a celebration to benefit Wiggle Your Toes on Saturday, June 6, 2015. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Champps
790 W 66th St, Minneapolis, MN 55423
Minneapolis, MN  55423
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Sponsor: Champps
Telephone: 612-861-3333
Contact Name: Scott Larson

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Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. The immensely popular shows are set in the present day, which means unlike...

Cost: $69.95 plus tax/fees

Where:
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
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Raw Sugar presents The Funny! funny. feminist. performance.   Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101   When: 7:30PM June 4th, 5th,...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Raw Sugar
Telephone: 707-338-6546
Contact Name: Rebekah Rentzel
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Is it summer yet? Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers. In collaboration with some of the Twin Cities’ most talented musicians, Cantus arranges and performs the...

Cost: $10 Student/Child; $25-35 Adult/Senior

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-435-0046
Contact Name: Cantus Box Office
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Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
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Celebrate your child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Guests will enjoy pizza, games, a special birthday show with Chuck E. and take home awesome souvenirs. There are party...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
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Look back at 100 years of wedding traditions, fashions, and celebrations at this special exhibit celebrating the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s century-long role as host to more than 2,000...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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