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The New Classics

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


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1. OLD DUTCH POTATO CHIPS

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

2. W MINNEAPOLIS-THE FOSHAY

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

3. THE PARKWAY THEATER

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

4. GOPHER FOOTBALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. COTTAGE VIEW DRIVE-IN THEATER

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

6. CARGILL

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

7. ROLLER GARDEN

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

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

8. ST. PAUL FARMERS' MARKET

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

9. WALTER MONDALE

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

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

10. HEXAGON BAR

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

11. THE LEXINGTON

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

12. BYERLY'S

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

13. FALLON MINNEAPOLIS

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

14. THE JUICY LUCY

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

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

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

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

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

15. STONE ARCH BRIDGE

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

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

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

27. NYE'S POLONAISE

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

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

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

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

28. SEVEN CORNERS HARDWARE

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

29. ELSIE'S BOWLING CENTER

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

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

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

38. MINNESOTA STATE FAIR

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

39. VARSITY THEATER

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

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

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

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

46. KELLER GOLF COURSE

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

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

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

47. ST. PAUL HOTEL

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

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

48. SCOTCH TAPE

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

49. LYN-LAKE

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

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

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

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September 2017

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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The 11th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour starts and ends at beautiful Boom Island and features multiple fully supported routes that take riders through the spectacular park and byway system of...

Cost: $40

Where:
Boom Island Regional Park
724 Sibley St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Park and Rec Board
Telephone: 612-230-6497
Contact Name: Aaron Briner
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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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The bustling commercial district surrounding East Hennepin Avenue has hosted many names throughout the years, but everyone knows its unforgettable landmarks . . . Surdyk's, Kramarczuk's, Historic...

Cost: $10

Where:
Riverplace-Corner of Main Street and East Hennepin
East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-588-1671
Contact Name: Katy Epler
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This annual, self-guided home tour showcases the highest-quality architect-design homes across the Twin Cities metro area. On the 2017 tour, you will see 17 new and remodeled projects representing...

Cost: $10-40

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: The American Institute of Architects Minnesota
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Bring a few bottle of your homebrew to our St. Louis Park location to swap with other local home-brewers. Bottle by bottle, discover what other passionate brewers are making, and get some...

Cost: Free

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


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Known for producing the world’s best bridal events, The Wedding Guys® bring you UNVEILED, a bridal show unlike anything you have seen before. Each event brings the latest ideas and trends...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
, MN


Sponsor: The Wedding Guys
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The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
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Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Inclusivi-Tee, a quarterly subscription-based t-shirt club pledging to promote equality, conservation and social justice through the sale of wearable art, is hosting a fundraiser for Ubuntu...

Cost: None

Where:
Costa Rica Ballroom
816 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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A day of family-friendly art-making and performance at the M, in partnership with Hmong Museum, Indigenous Roots Cultural Center, St. Paul Public Library, and artists Vanghoua Anthony Vue and Ryan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Stop by and visit Conductor Bud and his charming railroad garden. The railroad garden, located in Eagan, has free public open houses on the third Sunday of the month (June - September) from 1 - 4...

Cost: free

Where:
Lutz Railroad Garden
2960 Egan Avenue
Eagan, MN  55121
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Telephone: 651-454-3534
Contact Name: Bud Lutz
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Best of the Wurst is the Twin Cities' premiere foodie event, featuring unique sausage creations from the most popular Twin Cities restaurants, delicious drinks from Sociable Cider Werks, live...

Cost: GA $35, All you can drink: $50, VIP:$125, Children 11+: $15

Where:
Sociable Cider Werks
1500 Fillmore St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55423
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Sponsor: FairVote Minnesota
Telephone: 612-850-6897
Contact Name: Jeanne Massey
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Vin de Blanc Harvest Dinner in the Vineyard POP -UP Party A lovely afternoon of Music and Wine. Guests are asked to dress in all white attire. Buffet Dinner includes a ticket for one glass of...

Cost: 55

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 North Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Winery

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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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Weekend Salvage brings you uncommon Antique, Industrial and Vintage goods on the second and third full weekends of every month. Come and scoop up MCM furniture, Industrial patio items, medical wall...

Cost: 0

Where:
42nd and Grand Av S
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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BOOTS ON THE GROUND MOTORCYCLE FUN RUN

Cost: FREE WILL DONATION

Where:
Fergus Falls Veterans Home
420 East Washington Ave
Fergus Falls, MN  56585
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Sponsor: Boots On The Ground
Telephone: 218-731-8246
Contact Name: Darcy
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Join us for a wonderful evening celebrating youth. Investing in youth mentoring is a meaningful and effective way to build character and competence in youth and sets them on a path for success in...

Cost: $45 per ticket, or eight tickets for the price of seven.

Where:
Brackett's Crossing
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Kids 'n Kinship
Telephone: 651-686-0990
Contact Name: Rita Younger
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Come raise money to fight childhood cancer. From 11am-1pm we have: the "The Crawlers" band live, fire truck, mounted patrol, squad car, balloon twister, face painting, photo booth and kids...

Cost: $0 15 & under, $10 16 & up

Where:
Lake Palen Picnic Pavilion
1600 Phalen Drive
St. Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: CureSearch for children's cancer
Telephone: 240-235-2272
Contact Name: Erin Richey
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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The Skatalites Bandw/ NATTY NATION, DJ I RoachTurf ClubSunday, September 17, 2017Doors: 7PM21+$20 advance | $22 door   The Skatalites are Jamaica’s premier ska band since 1964 who backed...

Cost: $20 adv/$22 DOS

Where:
The Turf Club
1601 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Moldovan immigrant Nadia has a work visa identifying her as an “alien with extraordinary skills” – she is a clown. When she receives a deportation order, she goes into hiding in New York City.

Cost: $18-22

Where:
Gremlin Theatre
2400 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
Telephone: 612-721-1186
Contact Name: Anne Bertram
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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Unconventional, interactive, absurd. A trivia night like none other. Join host Sam Spadino & special guests as they bring you the newest game night in the Twin Cities. Points for your knowledge of...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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RSVP Join the James J. Hill Center and The International Institute Of Minnesota as they kick off Welcoming Week with a open to the public free panel conversation that will explore the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center & The International Institute of Minnesota
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Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
Website »

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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Make the most of your lunch hour at Encourage Her Network. Network with the Twin Cities' most encouraging women who are founders, creators, connectors, and women who mean business. Smart women...

Cost: $30 for Members

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-697-5218
Contact Name: Shannon Johnson
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
View map »


Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
Website »

More information

Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
View map »


Contact Name: Patty
Website »

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Join best-selling Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder (Sophie's World) and Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota and major voice in the...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S
Suite 107
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Camille Laurens is a famous French author who received the Prix Femina, Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and Le Prix Bourgogne de Littérature  Join the Alliance Francaise on Monday Sept 18 for a...

Cost: 15

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First Street
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  55415
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Shine On: A Benefit for Uprising Theatre Company   September 18 from 7pm to 10pm at honey (205 E Hennepin Ave  Minneapolis, MN 55414)   This event will feature a silent auction, scenes...

Cost: 15

Where:
Honey Minneapolis
, MN

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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
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Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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  The Promega Fall Art Showcase presents ‘African Connections: A Common Thread’ featuring three artists who present their unique work in painting and sculpture, showing how their use of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 E Cheryl Pkwy
Fitchburg, WI  53711
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Please join us for the second annual Taste of Generosity: Cocktails & Nosh on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion! Come by yourself, bring a friend, or reserve a table in...

Cost: $85 - $2000

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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The Fall Festival of Hope Restaurant Extravaganza is coming up on September 19 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the Depot. Experience the finest cuisine - served by executive chefs from the...

Cost: $200

Where:
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel - The Depot
225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Is it biased? It is incomplete? Is there just too much of it? How is it we get totally different views of the same news stories, and it seems like some stories we really don’t hear at all? And...

Cost: $15 for Citizens League members | $20 for non-members

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center
212 2nd Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

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

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
Website »

More information

The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
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Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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reacHIRE is offering this complimentary workshop to women looking to return to the workforce in a Software Developer Engineer role. Attendees will leave with a refreshed resume and a clear...

Cost: Free

Where:
Eden Prairie Library
565 Prairie Center Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: reacHIRE Twin Cities

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

Cost: $500

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


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

More information

September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
View map »


Contact Name: Patty
Website »

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Cheap Trick will join headliner The Gene Simmons Band with The Jayhawks as the opening act of The Children Matter benefit concert September 20th at CHS Field in St. Paul.   Ticket buyers have...

Cost: $60-250

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: MATTER
Telephone: 952-500-8652
Contact Name: Gates Lindquist
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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LEARN WHY NOW IS A GREAT TIME TO OPEN A TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE AT OUR EXCLUSIVE EVENT. People in the Twin Cities are eating healthier and making exercise a priority. So it’s no wonder that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
8140 MN-7
Suite 310
St. Louis Park, FL  55426
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Sponsor: Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Telephone: 954-893-9150
Contact Name: Courtney Whelan

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Gene Simmons & Minnesota based nonprofit MATTER have announced The Children Matter Benefit Concert presented by POPP Communications will now benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Headlining the...

Cost: 60-250

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: MATTER
Telephone: 952-500-8652
Contact Name: Gates Lindquist
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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≈ [almost equal to] - ASI Night at Pillsbury House + Theatre ABOUT THE PLAY: ≈[almost equal to] | September 15 – October 22, 2017 By Jonas Hassen Khemiri Directed by Noël Raymond From a...

Cost: $25

Where:
Pillsbury House
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
Website »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

More information

The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
View map »


Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $500

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


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

More information

Cost: Free The Iraqi and American Time: Workshop: 4:30-6pm; Film: 7-8pm Reconciliation Project (IARP) creates bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Renegade Theater
222 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
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Now in its seventh year of providing housing, employment, education and wellness resources for youth ages 16-24 facing homelessness in the suburbs, Oasis for Youth invites the public to its...

Cost: $100

Where:
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN  55424
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Sponsor: Oasis for Youth
Contact Name: Elyse Arvin
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NCC welcomes Adriel Tong as one of our visiting artists in conjunction with the Tempered Beasts exhibition. Tong visits NCC September 15 – 23 for an intensive residency, during which time he...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Moldovan immigrant Nadia has a work visa identifying her as an “alien with extraordinary skills” – she is a clown. When she receives a deportation order, she goes into hiding in New York City.

Cost: $18-22

Where:
Gremlin Theatre
2400 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
Telephone: 612-721-1186
Contact Name: Anne Bertram
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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Locals may recognize Mack’s voice from the KQ Morning Show, KFAN sports radio, or The Bob & Tom show. She’s been heard on Fox and Cartoon Network animations, and podcasts such as Marc...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Featuring Twin Cities Cabaret Artist and Chanteuse: Nichole Carey. You can take the girl out of the country, but can you ever really take the country out of the girl?. The Twin Cities preview of...

Cost: $10

Where:
Jazz Central Studios
407 Central Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 651-399-9602
Contact Name: N. Carey
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is offering shoppers a Thousand Reasons to Stack at the Sarah Graham Jewelry Trunk Show, Ring Stacking Party and $1,000 Instagram Jewelry Giveaway Contest...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
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Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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PLEASE JOIN US in celebrating our passion for saving lives. Together we will light a beacon of hope for patient families everywhere—making a pledge to achieve “A Match for Every Patient.”...

Cost: $200

Where:
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Be The Match
Telephone: 763-406-8338
Contact Name: Lauren Mueller
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The annual Night of Light event is the Aim Higher Foundation’s primary fundraising event of the year. Through this celebration, more than 900 children receive scholarships to attend Catholic...

Cost: $150

Where:
JW Marriott at the Mall of America
141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Aim Higher Foundation
Telephone: 612•819•6711
Contact Name: Ricky Austin
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Minnesota’s Most Iconic Foods to be Featured in National Television Series “State Plate” Taylor Hicks Discovers Delectable Minnesota Dishes   Click the photo above to see the trailer...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: INSP
Telephone: 803-578-1430
Contact Name: Kenya Hooker
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Moldovan immigrant Nadia has a work visa identifying her as an “alien with extraordinary skills” – she is a clown. When she receives a deportation order, she goes into hiding in New York City.

Cost: $18-22

Where:
Gremlin Theatre
2400 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
Telephone: 612-721-1186
Contact Name: Anne Bertram
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Alison Perkins & Nicolas Brown in concert on Sept 22 on uilleann pipes and flute! Together, they research forgotten settings of obscure tunes and bring them to listeners with a style that is at...

Cost: Advance $12, $15 at door

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: CJAC
Telephone: 612-874-8892
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Locals may recognize Mack’s voice from the KQ Morning Show, KFAN sports radio, or The Bob & Tom show. She’s been heard on Fox and Cartoon Network animations, and podcasts such as Marc...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Join hundreds of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge supporters in the Twin Cities for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more! Individuals, teams, churches,...

Cost: Fundraiser

Where:
Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge
Telephone: 612-238-6130
Contact Name: Megan Mattson
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Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
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Join in the fun at Girl Time, our annual family event all about girls and engineering. Saturday, September 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about engineering from women engineers Explore hands-on...

Cost: 12

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN  55420
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The Congenital Heart Walk is a national fundraising event series benefitting the Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) and The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF). We walk to honor and remember...

Cost: $0

Where:
Elm Creek Park
12400 James Deane Pkwy
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Congenital Heart Walk
Telephone: 855-243-9255
Contact Name: Sarah Shuff
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Nicollet Island developed as a microcosm of early Minneapolis, with water-powered factories, storefronts, block-long rowhouses, a mansion district, and a neighborhood that still stands as a sampler...

Cost: $10

Where:
Corner of East Island Avenue & Merriam Street
Nicollet Island
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-588-1671
Contact Name: Katy Epler
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PACER’s Simon Technology Center will provide an exciting opportunity to try out the latest in assistive technology, including adapted toys, 3D printers, robots, and more, and see firsthand how...

Cost: Free

Where:
PACER Center
8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: PACER Center
Telephone: 952-838-9000
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is offering shoppers a Thousand Reasons to Stack at the Sarah Graham Jewelry Trunk Show, Ring Stacking Party and $1,000 Instagram Jewelry Giveaway Contest...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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 At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to honor our hardworking Minnesota Vikings, who will...

Cost: $10 per person online or $12 at the gate.

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
Telephone: 952-992-9326
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Every 4th Saturday of the month we’re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
1007 West Broadway Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: NEON
Telephone: 612-302-1505
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“We Don’t Fest Like the Rest.” Learn it. Know it. Live it.   Surly doesn’t brew to style. We’re stubborn. Our SurlyFest beer is a crisp rye lager, not a malt bomb. As for our SurlyFest...

Cost: Free

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Surly Brewing Company
Telephone: 763-762-6065
Contact Name: Andrea Graham
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Rain or Shine! Early registration open until September 22nd $10, or $15 after September 22nd Registration day of event begins at 11:00 am Showcase 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Award Presentation 3:00...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Grand Portage Lodge and Casino
70 Casino Dr
Grand Portage, MN  55605
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Sponsor: Grand Portage Lodge and Casino

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More than 4,500 people from around the state are expected to join in NAMIWalks Minnesota, a 5K walk to raise awareness about mental illnesses and celebrate hope on Sept. 23 at 1:00 p.m., at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnehaha Park
4801 S Minnehaha Drive
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: NAMI Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-2948
Contact Name: Events Coordinator
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
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Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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Enjoy a cool summer beverage and the tastes of our local eating establishments in the comfort of our backyard along the Gandy Dancer Trail. Visit http://tasteofthetrail.org/ for further details....

Cost: $25.00

Where:
In a New Light Gallery
7417 N Bass Lake Road
Webster, WI  54893
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Sponsor: Northwest Passage
Telephone: 715-309-4254
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN) presents its 2nd Annual Cabaret Fest at Minneapolis’ Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater on September 23 and 24, 2017. TCCAN will host two exciting days of...

Cost: Single Event = $15, Day Pass = $25

Where:
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network
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We're ready. We're open. And, it's time to celebrate! Join us for a joyful night of art, friendship and new beginnings as we celebrate the opening of our new gallery space on North Fifth Street,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Veronique Wantz Gallery
901 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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ARTBASH is Rochester Art Center’s premier fundraiser and southeast Minnesota’s best art party. This year will feature a Locavore, farm-to-table atmosphere to coincide with LOCAVORE and...

Cost: $150

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: (507) 282-8629
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Dreaming Under a Cedar TreeA contemporary dance performance/visual art installation, food and conversation with a Middle Eastern flavor Concept, direction and performance by Sharon Mansur  ...

Cost: Free, with performance reservations requested: sharonmansur@gmail.com

Where:
Outpost Winona
119 E. 3rd Street
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Art of the Rural
Telephone: 301-254-6930
Contact Name: Matthew Fluharty & Sharon Mansur
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On Saturday September 23, 2017 Educación Popular En Salud (EPES) is celebrating their 35th anniversary with a benefit concert featuring musicians Holly Near and John McCutcheon. The concert will...

Cost: Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

Where:
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
9185 Lexington Avenue North
Circle Pines, MN  55014
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Sponsor: Educación Popular En Salud (EPES) and Action for Health in the Americas (AHA)
Telephone: 651-483-3862
Contact Name: Roberta Dale
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Join us for a “Night at the M,” to benefit the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) For one magical night, the M's home in the Historic Pioneer Endicott will be remade into a creative...

Cost: $90

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art | The Historic Pi
141 E. 4th Street
Entrance at the corner of 4th and Robert Streets
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: The M
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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WE'RE BACK and just as magical (& FREE) as ever!  Brooms & Brews is thrilled to announce that The Pub Crawl That Must Not Be Named will take place on Saturday, September...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Brooms & Brews
Contact Name: Maria Balogh
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

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Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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The 1st JPSMB was formed in 1970 by a group of graduating Edina High School band members with the purchase of 50 used band uniforms and $30.00 worth of marches. The Band was brought into the...

Cost: $10–$15

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Telephone: 952-948-6506
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Hollywood clairvoyant Tyler Henry will showcase his amazing abilities live in the Mystic Showroom at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 23.      Tyler Henry was born with a unique gift that enables...

Cost: $30, $40 & $55

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 MYSTIC LAKE BOULEVARD
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Locals may recognize Mack’s voice from the KQ Morning Show, KFAN sports radio, or The Bob & Tom show. She’s been heard on Fox and Cartoon Network animations, and podcasts such as Marc...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Tyler Henry is the star of E! Entertainment’s hit television show, Hollywood Medium, and for the first time audiences will be treated to his new live show entitled “6 Lessons I Have Learned...

Cost: $30, $40 & $55

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Saturday, September 23, 2017 9PM – 12AM MIDNIGHT $35 http://rochesterartcenter.org/artbash-2017/ https://www.facebook.com/events/1584666778251986 AFTERBASH is happening on the brand new...

Cost: $35

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: (507) 282-8629
Contact Name: Rochester Art Center
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

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