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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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MN Events Calendar

August 2018

Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

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Day Out With Thomas is a fun family event. Children take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, meet the railway controller Sir Topham Hatt, have fun in the Imagination Station, explore the Railroad...

Cost: $20 per person, ages 2 and up

Where:
North Shore Scenic Railroad
506 West Michigan Avenue
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: North Shore Scenic Railroad
Telephone: 800-423-1273
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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  The internationally-acclaimed Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival returns to El Rancho Mañana Campground in Richmond, Minn. for four days of live music on multiple stages, dancing,...

Cost: Varies

Where:
El Rancho Manana Campground
27302 Ranch Rd
Richmond, MN  56368
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August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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What |            The annual Rendezvous is celebrated every year during the second weekend of August. The event is held in conjunction with the Rendezvous Days Pow Wow, sponsored by the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Portage Monument Heritage Center
170 Mile Creek Road
Grand Portage, MN  55605
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Linda Jurek
Website »

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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
Website »

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The Old Minneapolis Walking Tour is co-sponsored by Preserve Minneapolis and Meet Minneapolis, with research supported by the Minnesota Historical Society. The tour will walk down Nicollet Mall...

Cost: $10

Where:
Minneapolis Visitor Information
505 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
Website »

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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

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Chainbreaker was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research. 100% of every Rider-raised dollar is directed to cancer research at the Masonic Cancer Center, University of...

Cost: $100 Registration Fee

Where:
3400 Yankee Drive
Eagan, MN  55121


Sponsor: Chainbreaker
Telephone: 612-517-1910
Website »

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"THE FARM" in Lakeville, MN Sat May 26th, 12-6. And Open every Saturday and Sunday.  Hands-on, kid and family friendly petting farm! Deer, goats, sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows, and more! ...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612 467-9653
Contact Name: Terri

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The 39th annual Irish Fair of Minnesota, a three-day outdoor celebration of Irish heritage and culture, will be held Friday, Aug. 10 through Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 on Harriet Island Regional Park in...

Cost: Free

Where:
harriet island regional park
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul , MN  55107
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Join us for Glensheen’s new kid-based programming series offering parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun. The theme for August is: Bees,...

Cost: RSVP only

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

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Downtown Saint Paul is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic that only you and your friends can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with...

Cost: $35 for a team of 2-4 people

Where:
Landmark Plaza
379 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: MetroDemic
Telephone: (347) 850-7609
Contact Name: Kris Neese
Website »

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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A wealthy family of Indian descent relocates to a small town in Minnesota for an unsurpassable opportunity. Hilarity ensues as the tight-knit community intersects with the new residents. Emotions...

Cost: $10-$14

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Telephone: 651-442-8210
Contact Name: Kam Aggarwal
Website »

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The Irish Fair of Minnesota, the nation's largest free celebration of Irish culture will take place Friday, August 10 - Sunday, August 12, 2018. The unique once a year celebration offers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harriet Island Regional Park
200 Dr Justus Ohage
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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ARTiCAN and Corn Feed Kids art, family event, entertainment, free corn and hot dogs   Free event!   Entertainment: Titambe West African Drum & Dance Ensemble...

Cost: $0

Where:
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Calvary, Urban Arts Academy, Masons & Eastern Stars
Telephone: 612-825-6052
Contact Name: Michael Weber
Website »

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Kenwood Symphony Orchestra presents a summer outdoor concert on the famous Brit's Pub Rooftop Bowling Green. Selections include: HOLST The Planets “Jupiter Bringer Of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brit's Pub Rooftop Lawn
1110 Nicollet Mall
Apt. 1307
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 612-877-2872
Contact Name: Erika Neely
Website »

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

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

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from Duluth to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 11-18. The traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor shower where...

Cost: free

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
Website »

More information

Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

Online Humming bird class August 8th 1. Ten things about humming birds 2. How to indentify humming birds 3. Habitat and migration 4. Unique humming birds in united states and canada 5....

Cost: $19.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $40.00 per group

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


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

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Caponi Art Park’s fourth installment of the 2018 Summer Performance Series is Batucada do Norte.      Batucada do Norte is Tim and Pat O’Keefe’s crazy caravan of grooves. With one foot...

Cost: $5/person – free for children under 12

Where:
Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Rd
Eagan, MN  55123
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Telephone: 651-454-9412
Website »

More information

She’s a Hmong personality coach addicted to Korean Dramas (soap operas with fantasy plot lines). He’s the heir to a Korean manufacturing giant banished to the new Midwest office. Will she find...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

More information

Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »


Sponsor: Homewood Studios
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

This is the second year the Pirate Festival will be held in Minnesota! Grab your eye patch and head down to Morehouse Park for a merchant market, treasure hunts and other activities, and...

Where:
Morehouse Park
Owatonna, MN


Website »

More information

End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

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


Sponsor: Jungle Theater
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

It’s time to think summer, sun and golf! SAVE’s Annual Golf Classic presented by POPP Communications has become a tradition in the Twin Cities, and we want you to be a part of it. Monday,...

Cost: $300/individual, $2500/foursome

Where:
TPC Twin Cities
11444 Tournament Players Pkwy
Blaine, MN  55449
View map »


Sponsor: POPP Communications
Telephone: 952-946-7998
Contact Name: Ryan Voelker
Website »

More information

Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $8.00

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


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

More information

Online Humming bird class August 8th 1. Ten things about humming birds 2. How to indentify humming birds 3. Habitat and migration 4. Unique humming birds in united states and canada 5....

Cost: $19.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $40.00 per group

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from Duluth to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 11-18. The traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor shower where...

Cost: free

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
Website »

More information

In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

Kenwood Symphony Presents Summer Pops at the Lake Harriet Bandshell! Selections include: HOLST The Planets “Jupiter Bringer Of Jollity”GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: “Summertime”BERNSTEIN...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN  55409
View map »


Sponsor: Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 612-877-2872
Contact Name: Erika Neely
Website »

More information

Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

More information

Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »


Sponsor: Homewood Studios
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

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


Sponsor: Jungle Theater
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Face it: networking can be a little awkward! Wouldn't it be great to have some expert tips to help you next time you find yourself in the middle of a ''networking nightmare?'' We'll take a humorous...

Cost: Tickets: $34 for WIN Members, $54 for Non-Members; Plated breakfast included

Where:
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

Join Sawdust Savvy for Craft Camp 2018, a DIY camp for your 7-12 year olds! Craft Camp includes: a special kid-friendly Sawdust Savvy craft, a healthy snack, and supervised play time at Teddy Bear...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
Website »

More information

Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

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Cost: Free admission

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 S. Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
View map »


Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Contact Name: Scott Kozelka
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $8.00

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


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

More information

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

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

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Gather your favorite women and join the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation®  for an evening of Hope, Health & Humor! Experience an interactive marketplace with local female artists and...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
Aria Event Center
105 North First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
Website »

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from Duluth to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 11-18. The traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor shower where...

Cost: free

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
Website »

More information

Online Humming bird class August 8th 1. Ten things about humming birds 2. How to indentify humming birds 3. Habitat and migration 4. Unique humming birds in united states and canada 5....

Cost: $19.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $40.00 per group

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


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

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Kenwood Symphony Presents Summer Pops at the Lake Como Pavilion! Selections include: HOLST The Planets “Jupiter Bringer Of Jollity”GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess: “Summertime”BERNSTEIN...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Lakeside Pavilion
1360 Lexington Pkwy N
Apt. 1307
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
Telephone: 612-877-2872
Contact Name: Erika Neely
Website »

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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
Website »

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Don't miss Owatonna's signature event—the largest county fair in the state of Minnesota the fair offers a wide variety of events and attractions, and admission is free!

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 South Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
View map »


Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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WHAT:                                 Chamber Town Talk: A Conversation About Public Education in Minneapolis WHO:  ...

Cost: This event is open to both members ($15) and non-members ($20).

Where:
Jax Cafe
1928 Univesrsity Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Join Sawdust Savvy for Craft Camp 2018, a DIY camp for your 7-12 year olds! Craft Camp includes: a special kid-friendly Sawdust Savvy craft, a healthy snack, and supervised play time at Teddy Bear...

Cost: 30.00

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
Website »

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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Did you make a connection that changed everything? We want to hear about it! You're invited to share your networking success stories at this WINspired Luncheon, and to hear candid,...

Cost: Tickets: $34 for WIN Members, $54 for Non-Members; Plated breakfast included

Where:
Minnetonka OffiCenter
12800 Whitewater Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343
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Cost: Free admission

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 S. Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
View map »


Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Contact Name: Scott Kozelka
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

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Transform office supplies into a personal masterpiece. Incorporate lights and switches into your own work of art, perfect for decorating your wall, your locker, your home office, or your bedside...

Cost: $13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $8.00

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from Duluth to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 11-18. The traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor shower where...

Cost: free

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
Website »

More information

Online Humming bird class August 8th 1. Ten things about humming birds 2. How to indentify humming birds 3. Habitat and migration 4. Unique humming birds in united states and canada 5....

Cost: $19.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $40.00 per group

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


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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, GLENSHEEN IS INTRODUCING WINE WEDNESDAYS! Sample wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the...

Cost: Free

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

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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, GLENSHEEN IS INTRODUCING WINE WEDNESDAYS! Drink wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the...

Cost: Free entry, wine available for purchase at cash bad

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

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota. The six-week series of festivities runs through August 25, 2018 and features celebrity visits...

Cost: Complimentary with your stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1700 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 184-456-39653
Contact Name: Rebecca Smith
Website »

More information

Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota. The six-week series of festivities runs through August 25, 2018 and features celebrity...

Cost: Complimentary with your stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge
1700 American Blvd E
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 844-563-9653

More information

Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

More information

Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »


Sponsor: Homewood Studios
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

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


Sponsor: Jungle Theater
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Don't miss Owatonna's signature event—the largest county fair in the state of Minnesota the fair offers a wide variety of events and attractions, and admission is free!

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 South Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
View map »


Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Website »

More information

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Show Less...

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
View map »


Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
Website »

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Cost: Free admission

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 S. Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
View map »


Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Contact Name: Scott Kozelka
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

Meals on Heels is a night of food, fun and fashion to support Meals on Wheels. This year’s event is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. All proceeds go...

Cost: $25.00-$75.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St.
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Metro Meals on Wheels
Telephone: 612-623-3363
Contact Name: Megan Flasch
Website »

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First organized in 1967, the original Barbary Coast Band performed at Jimmy's on the Levee for about five years, after which they spread their talents to performing at the Minnesota State Fair,...

Cost: $25-$28

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

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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
Website »

More information

WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Social: A Night with the St. Paul Saints...

Cost: $25 for members and $30 for non-members

Where:
CHS Field
360 Broadway Street
St Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber and Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes

More information

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

Cost: $8.00

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


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

More information

This is not your typical wine event.  It’s Uncorked! Vintner Uncorked features a world-class wine tasting, Minnesota craft beer sampling, distillery sampling and unique cocktails. Paired with...

Cost: $90

Where:
MIll City Museum
704 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Second Harvest Heartland
Telephone: 651-209-7994
Contact Name: Events
Website »

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The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from Duluth to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 11-18. The traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor shower where...

Cost: free

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
Website »

More information

Gather your friends, We've got the tools! Join us for a 3 hour workshop where you can use power tools to create your own sign! Instructor led for a unbeatable DIY experience. You get to leave with...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
Website »

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Fashion Meets Poetry, a mission-driven company, presents Unveiled Beauty: Cultivating YOU!, a women’s empowerment event. The speakers in this event are every day women, just like us. On August...

Cost: $35-$55

Where:
Intelligent Nutrients
983 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: Fashion Meets Poetry
Telephone: 612-414-2929
Contact Name: Lisa Harris
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

Meals on Heels is a night of food, fun and fashion to support Meals on Wheels. This year’s event is 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis. All proceeds go...

Cost: $25.00-$75.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St.
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Metro Meals on Wheels
Telephone: 612-623-3363
Contact Name: Megan Flasch
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Don't miss FREE live music from talented local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples, and music lovers everywhere. Grab your family, friends, and a lawn...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove , MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-488-9965
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Poet, essayist, and translator P. Scott Cunningham joins us in the bookstore to read from his debut poetry collection, Ya Te Veo (University of Arkansas), which Billy Collins calls “a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 South Washington Avenue
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
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  An evening of original work by local and national artists, celebrating 10 years of Rhythmically Speaking supporting and presenting creation in American vernacular dance forms like jazz, tap and...

Cost: $12-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Rhythmically Speaking
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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This concert will feature the Artaria Quartet, which is celebrating it's 32nd season together. This concert will also feature clarinetist Scott Anderson; an associate professor of music at St. Olaf...

Cost: Tickets will be available for $5 at the door!

Where:
Urness Recital Hall, St. Olaf College
1500 St. Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Bridge Chamber Music Festival
Telephone: 208-293-5421
Contact Name: Joel Rinckwald
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Get ready to get lively at Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out Live tour. If you didn't know, the former host of America's Got Talent has been keeping himself busy with comedy...

Cost: $35-149

Where:
Target Center
600 First Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Target Center
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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Don't miss Owatonna's signature event—the largest county fair in the state of Minnesota the fair offers a wide variety of events and attractions, and admission is free!

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 South Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
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Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Roundtable: Trends in Giving...

Cost: Admission is $15 and pre-registration is required.

Where:
the Local
931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes

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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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The Dodge brand is cruising into Brainerd, MN on Friday, August 17th-Sunday, August 19th to give consumers and Dodge fans alike, the opportunity to explore, drive and be thrilled by the hottest and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Cost: Free admission

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 S. Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
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Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Contact Name: Scott Kozelka
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Join us Friday, August 17th at 5:30pm for our third installment of ‘Round the Bend, Music & Beer. We will continue the fun of Bluegrass & Beer with this series, focusing on great Americana music,...

Cost: $12 presale tickets, $15 at the door, free for children under 12

Where:
Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Rd
Eagan, MN  55123
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Telephone: 651-454-9412
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from Duluth to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 11-18. The traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor shower where...

Cost: free

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
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mnima lighting and Praxis Gallery invite you to join us for an exhibition of Sculpture, Light and Photography August 17-19, 2018.   Opening hours: Friday August 17, 2018 6-9pm (Reception)...

Cost: 0

Where:
Praxis Gallery
2600 E 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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We're thrilled to announce local legends, Night Moves, will be joining us for our rooftop concert series this month. After wowing critics with their 2012 debut album, Colored Emotions, the band...

Cost: $20

Where:
Hewing Hotel
300 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: (651) 468-0400
Contact Name: Alexandra Dorn
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August 17th at 7:00pm Ft. Live Music by Ameet August 18th at 12:00pm Pre-show Bollywood Brunch available for purchase August 19th at 2:00pm Ft. Poets of Minneapolis August 24th at 7:00pm Ft....

Cost: $10, $18, $50

Where:
Anne Simley Theatre
1530 W Taylor Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Contact Name: Bollywood Dance Scene
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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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  An evening of original work by local and national artists, celebrating 10 years of Rhythmically Speaking supporting and presenting creation in American vernacular dance forms like jazz, tap and...

Cost: $12-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Rhythmically Speaking
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Wendy grew up all over the US as a military brat which means- she learned to make friends fast because in two weeks, we're probably moving.This helped her develop her warm friendly style she uses...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
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Don't miss Owatonna's signature event—the largest county fair in the state of Minnesota the fair offers a wide variety of events and attractions, and admission is free!

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 South Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
View map »


Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Website »

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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Enhance Your Game With Elite Basketball Skills Training From Gatorade https://gatoradeperformanceacademy.splashthat.com/PR The Gatorade Performance Academy is a one-day basketball experience for...

Cost: $125

Where:
Minneapolis Sports Center
2121 E Lake St,
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Gatorade
Contact Name: Brian Trigg

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Join us for a 5K Run/Walk to help spread awareness of suicide prevention and help reduce the stigma of suicide! Emotions In Motions:5K Run/Walk for Mental Health will be an event for every age...

Cost: $15/kid (12 & younger), $25/adult (13+), $60/family of four, $10/dog

Where:
Sturges Park
401 Lake Blvd S
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Telephone: 952-946-7998
Contact Name: Ryan Voelker
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Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah, August 18th, 2018, 9am - 4pm.  Hummingbird Banding a.m., Speakers, Garden Tour, Children's Activities, Educational Displays, Raffle & More! ...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Bender Park
200 N. Third St
Henderson, MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Feathers
Telephone: 507-665-6570
Contact Name: Brenda Kotasek
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Ruby-throated hummingbirds are gorgeous and incredibly difficult to find—except during the Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah. The city's Bender Park is right along their August migration path,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bender Park
200 N. Third St.
henderson, MN
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Sponsor: Henderson Hummingbird Hurrah
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The Minneapolis Warehouse Historic District is the state's largest commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Spread over a 30 block area, the district includes 140...

Cost: $10

Where:
Edina Realty
226 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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August is the Sunday of Summer and time to enjoy the thoughtful work of three local luminaries. Visit Northern Clay Center to view the August Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring ceramic artists...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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The Immigrant Fiddle Fest is a long held Swedish tradition where fiddlers gather on a lovely day, play tunes and teach each other new music. The music has never been written, it is always...

Cost: free

Where:
Gammelgarden Museum
20880 Olinda Trail
Scandia, MN  44073
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Sponsor: Gammelgarden Museum
Telephone: 651-433-5053
Contact Name: Gammelgarden Museum
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Ready, set, make! The American Swedish Institute will host the 2018 Great Makers Exchange, a gathering for artists and craftspeople of all kinds. From carving to painting, to pottery and weaving,...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 1-612-871-4907
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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The Dodge brand is cruising into Brainerd, MN on Friday, August 17th-Sunday, August 19th to give consumers and Dodge fans alike, the opportunity to explore, drive and be thrilled by the hottest and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brainerd International Raceway
5523 Birchdale Rd
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Join us at Milkweed Books’ table at the Mill City Farmers Market for this signing with blogger, forager, and cookbook author Johnna Holmgren. Johnna is the creator of popular site and blog Fox...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Milkweed Books
704 S 2nd Street
MCFM | Train Shed
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Gather your friends, We've got the tools! Join us for an instructor led workshop where you get to use power tools, stain and stencil your DIY project. In beautiful downtown Stillwater. Sawdust...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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IndiaFest is an annual celebration of the rich heritage, traditions, diversity, and culture of India featuring delectable Indian cuisine from local restaurants, foot-tapping live Bollywood music,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol Grounds
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
St Paul, MN  55155
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Sponsor: India Association of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-321-3421
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All order one  You are invited to join with 25 talented artist and authors for a fun day of discovering, exploring and sharing.we are a group of like minded creative authors and artists coming to...

Cost: 5.00

Where:
Blue Harbor Center for The Arts
559 Humboldt Ave
SAINT PAUL, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Mystick Creek Publishing
Telephone: 651-955-3673
Contact Name: Katelyn Mariah
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This summer, experience a weekend getaway to Greece without leaving Minnesota at St. George's Greek Summer Festival in St. Paul, MN!  Come and enjoy fresh baked Moussaka, Gyros, Lamb, Pork, and...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
1111 Summit Avenue
Corner of Summit and Lexington
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651-222-6220
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Celebrate Latino Art and Culture! • ¡Celebre el Arte y la Cultura Latina!This family friendly community event will highlight the vibrancy of the Latino culture with delicious Latino food, music,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
CLUES Saint Paul
797 E 7th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55106
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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Ridgedale Center is hosting a huge Back to School event with a creative lettering workshop by famed illustrator Cat Coq, back-to-school fashion trends, hair and make-up demonstrations, giveaways,...

Cost: No cost

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Ridgedale Center
Telephone: 612-247-8123
Contact Name: Gary Young
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IAM cordially invites you to attend IndiaFest held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11 AM - 9 PM at the St. Paul Capitol Grounds. This is a great opportunity to bring your family and friends to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Saint Paul Capitol Grounds
Saint Paul Capitol Grounds
Saint Paul, MN  55155
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Sponsor: Indian Association of MN
Telephone: 214-263-3231
Contact Name: Preethi
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Cost: Free admission

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 S. Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
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Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
Contact Name: Scott Kozelka
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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A party scramble is a thing we invented to make golf more fun. Your team plays a 9 hole scramble with 3 party games along the way. This year's party games are cornhole, beersby, and kubb. The best...

Cost: 79

Where:
Swannies Warehouse
2400 N 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Swannies Golf Apparel
Telephone: 952-807-7399
Contact Name: Adam
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Even if you missed your chance in the spring, you can still plant your garden for a fall harvest! Join North Country Food Alliance at our community garden site at 2003 James Ave North, Minneapolis...

Cost: Free. Donations accepted.

Where:
Community Garden
2003 James Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: North Country Food Alliance
Contact Name: Maria Wesserle
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River Action Volunteer Events (RAVEs) RAVEs are a fun way to explore the river in a way few others do. All trips couple a restoration service project in a hard to reach area of the river with an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lions Levee Park
West 7th Avenue
Saint Paul Park, MN  55071
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection
Telephone: 651-291-8164
Contact Name: Mary Hammes
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Make waves this summer at the first-ever Howl N’ Splash Summer Bash at Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota.  The celebration kicks off July 15 and runs through August 25, 2018. The six-week series of...

Cost: Complimentary - Included as part of an over nights stay

Where:
Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota
1700 American Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Great Wolf Lodge
Telephone: 312-374-8572
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Gather your friends, We've got the tools. Join us for our 3 hour instructor led DIY workshop. Where you can pick your project, use power tools, stain and stencil all while making memories. Your...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $8.00

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium is hitting the road from Duluth to the end of the Gunflint Trail Aug. 11-18. The traveling event will coincide with the annual Perseid Meteor shower where...

Cost: free

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
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mnima lighting and Praxis Gallery invite you to join us for an exhibition of Sculpture, Light and Photography August 17-19, 2018.   Opening hours: Friday August 17, 2018 6-9pm (Reception)...

Cost: 0

Where:
Praxis Gallery
2600 E 26th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Join us in Downtown Rochester for Movies in the Park! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather under the string lights in Historic Central Park for this FREE, fun, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Park
225 1st Ave NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Meghann Southwick
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  An evening of original work by local and national artists, celebrating 10 years of Rhythmically Speaking supporting and presenting creation in American vernacular dance forms like jazz, tap and...

Cost: $12-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 Washington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Rhythmically Speaking
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, 'Night Mother, is coming to Artspace's Grain Belt Warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis.  Starring Sally Wingert and Sara Marsh,...

Cost: General Admission: $34; Under Age 30 Admission: $15

Where:
Grain Belt Warehouse
77 13th Ave. NE, Studio 202
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Dark & Stormy
Telephone: 612.401.4506
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Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway’s original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star and Minneapolis’ own, Laura Osnes (Rodgers...

Cost: $37.50

Where:
Pantages Theatre
710 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Presented by Personal Publicity
Telephone: 800-982-2787
Contact Name: Maegen
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Wendy grew up all over the US as a military brat which means- she learned to make friends fast because in two weeks, we're probably moving.This helped her develop her warm friendly style she uses...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Homewood Studios' Permanent Guest Curator, Neal Cuthbert, has been in long conversation with his friend Michael Sommers who, in addition to being one of the visionaries and co-founders of Open Eye...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Homewood Studios
2400 Plymouth Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
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Don't miss Owatonna's signature event—the largest county fair in the state of Minnesota the fair offers a wide variety of events and attractions, and admission is free!

Where:
Steele County Free Fair
1525 South Cedar Ave.
Owatonna, MN  55060
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Sponsor: Steele County Free Fair
Telephone: 507-451-5305
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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