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The Revolutionaries

12 Minnesotans who are changing the way we think about the world—and its future



It’s never been harder to think big. From an economy that keeps many of us clinging to crummy jobs to small-minded partisan bickering that puts innovative projects on hold, looking beyond ourselves and this moment can be mind-bendingly hard.

Nonetheless, there are still dreamers out there—and more important, dreamers who take action. We rounded up 12 Minnesotans who are tackling projects that have the potential not just to change their industry, but to change the state, the country, and the world.
 

Lee Aase
Portrait by David J. Turner

Lee Aase 

Brings medical knowledge to the masses

While the rest of the world uses youtube to post videos of their cats curled into shoeboxes, Lee Aase is using the medium—along with Facebook, Twitter, podcasts, and blogs—to upend health care as we know it.

In 2004, Aase and his team at the Mayo Clinic began uploading audio files of its radio program to iTunes. Before long, they were being downloaded up to 75,000 times a month. Then they expanded their efforts, offering interviews on YouTube with doctors on health issues that might otherwise be edited down to an eight-second television soundbite. “For the person who has a specific condition, it’s the kind of information they’re thirsting for,” he says. Sharing in-depth, accurate, and up-to-date health information on the web has proved to be successful, and as a result, the Mayo Clinic has spearheaded a new Social Media Health Network, which aims to help hundreds more health organizations worldwide share their resources with—and listen to—patients. “Social media is giving us a way to connect people all over the world with others who can help,” Aase says.
 

Bin He
Portrait by Thomas Strand

Bin He

Sees a world controlled by thought

Bin he can read your mind.

For decades, the University of Minnesota biomedical engineer has been working at the forefront of brain-computer interface technology, and his most recent breakthrough provides a tantalizing glimpse of a future where the world isn’t controlled by the touch of a button, but by our brains themselves. With nothing more invasive than electrodes taped to a volunteer’s skull, the technology that He and his colleagues have developed can interpret brain signals and allow a volunteer to fly a virtual helicopter through three-dimensional space in real time.

While He sees the most obvious need for his work in the medical field, for patients with limited limb control, he doesn’t anticipate it stopping there. “This technology has the potential to help in the general population—driving, gaming applications, or making calls on your cell phone, for example,” he says.
 

Dana Nelson
Portrait by Jonathan Chapman

Dana Nelson

Gives philanthropy a new twist

When givemn.org hosted its first online event, Give To the Max Day, just two weeks after launching in 2009, nobody could have predicted what happened next. “We raised $14 million in 24 hours,” recalls executive director Dana Nelson. “To date, it is the largest one-day online giving event in the world.”

Since then, GiveMN has helped thousands of Minnesota nonprofits raise some $46 million for their causes. While the online platform makes it a cinch for donors to do one-stop giving (even providing receipts for tax purposes), it’s especially valuable for the nonprofits themselves, who can easily set up organization profiles, use social networking to make fundraising pitches go viral, and ditch expensive direct-mail marketing.

Next up: upending the dreaded school fundraiser. Through GiveMN, Nelson wants to help schools ditch the bake sales and wrapping-paper peddling that takes time and energy away from schools’ primary goals.
 

Laura Zabel
Portrait by David Bowman

Laura Zabel

Helps artists stay strong

Artists spend much of their time and attention on creating beauty and exposing hard truths, but they often fail to focus on things that are even more fundamental, like their health. Laura Zabel, executive director of Springboard for the Arts, knew from her research that artists were twice as likely as other Minnesotans to lack health insurance, often because they were self-employed and had low incomes.

That’s why, in 2007, she began building the Artists’ Access to Healthcare program, which provides health-care vouchers, preventive care, and help with emergency medical costs. The program has already helped 2,000 Minnesota artists get the care they need, and Zabel is working with other communities across the nation to develop similar programs. “We can’t solve the health-insurance problem in this country,” says Zabel, “but we can help people go to the doctor when they need to go to the doctor.
 

Don Ball & Kyle Coolbroth
Portrait by Kelly Loverud

Don Ball & Kyle Coolbroth

Pull innovators together

Much has been made of the new worker—untethered from the cube, often freelance, always entrepreneurial—but until now, not much attention was paid to the new workspace. For those who didn’t want to work from home in pajamas, the options were mostly cramped coffee shops.

Don Ball and Kyle Coolbroth, founders of CoCo, knew there had to be a better way. They created two Twin Cities sites where members pay as little as $50 a month for access to beautifully designed spaces where they can work, collaborate, socialize, and guzzle just as much coffee as Starbucks dwellers. “We find that people with complementary skill sets—writers, web designers, programmers—are teaming up here and building alliances that they might not have otherwise formed,” says Ball.

Some 200 members work at the Minneapolis and St. Paul spaces, and there are plans for suburban locations.
 

Rick Klun & Gary Olson
Portrait by Michael Crouser

Rick Klun & Gary Olson

Give shelter to those who need it most

Alcoholism is a devastating addiction. It can lead to tussles with law enforcement, expensive visits to emergency rooms—even homelessness. Rick Klun, executive director of Center City Housing, and Gary Olson, CEO of the nonprofit Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment, knew there had to be another option. Together, they teamed up to create the New San Marco, a 70-unit residential facility in Duluth that houses alcoholics who would otherwise be homeless.

Residents are allowed to drink in the facility, which caused early controversy, but the model has proved successful: law-enforcement contact and detox admissions by residents have dropped by 90 percent. Similar facilities will soon open in St. Cloud and Rochester, and Klun and Olson have shared their model with others across the country. “We’ve demonstrated that this is good not just for residents, but for the community,” Olson says.
 

Jessi Fett
Portrait by Ackerman Gruber

Jessi Fett  

Brings world-class dancers to every corner of the state

The Cowles Center for Dance has earned high praise for its ambition and architectural appeal, but some of the most remarkable work happens far outside its walls.

Thanks to its Target Distance Learning program, led by Jessi Fett, school-age kids from Warroad to Wayzata are getting an education in dance without ever setting foot in the building. Through the use of advanced video-conferencing technology, cameras project life-size, real-time images of dancers and students who are hundreds of miles away from one another. Spanish classes get lessons in Latin Dance, and history classes see authentic Native American dance. More than 200 free sessions will be held in schools this year alone.

Fett believes the timing couldn’t be better. “Arts programs are getting cut, but this is a chance to help bring the things students study in class to life,” she says. “We hope it can show them how big the world really is.”
 

Jennifer Iwanicki
Portrait by Joe Treleven

Jennifer Iwanicki

Harnesses the power of the internet

The old model of public relations was about pushing information to the masses through press releases and commercials. Today’s model—with likes and tweets and +1s and blog posts—is more about sorting through the clutter to find the information that really matters.

Curation is the new role of media-relations professionals, and Curation Station, the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Jennifer Iwanicki, is at the front of the pack. “As a brand evolves, it needs fresh content provided by authoritative people,” she says. A clothing company might use Curation Station to pull together news stories, Facebook posts, Twitter alerts, and YouTube videos about the latest fashion trends, for example. And Curation Station currently boasts clients ranging from corporate conglomerates like 3M to two-person handbag companies, so it’s clear that the potential for the business is enormous. Says Iwanicki, “Once companies watch our demo, they say, ‘Oh my goodness, we’ve been looking for this.’”
 

Matt Hardy & Dan Flies
Portrait by Sara Rubinstein

Matt Hardy & Dan Flies

Give teachers a new tool

Elementary school teacher Matt Hardy had long seen the promise of blogging in the classroom, but for his pint-sized students, there were simply no viable options. So he created one himself. It wasn’t long before other teachers were clamoring for it.

Teachers have used Hardy’s creation, Kidblog.org, to help students connect with authors whose books they’re reading, find virtual pen pals halfway around the world, and finally eliminate the “dog ate my homework” excuse. Otherwise quiet students share their thoughts online, and not even a sick day will deter some kids from contributing.

More important, it specifically addresses some of the logistical and privacy concerns that are critical for young users. “We don’t require e-mail addresses, there are several layers of privacy, and teachers can approve the content before it goes live,” says Hardy.

With the help of business partner Dan Flies, Kidblog has grown to serve more than a million students in 100,000 classrooms—and the numbers continue to climb. “We used to try to keep this type of technology out of students’ hands,” Flies said. “Now we’re trying to figure out how to leverage it.”
 

 

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Mike Lubke
Website »

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

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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North Branch, MN  55056
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Telephone: 651-583-0705
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
North Lowell Park
Water Street & Myrtle
Stillwater, MN  55082
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The 15th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, is one of the biggest and longest-running festivals of its kind in the...

Cost: Free

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The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Brunch! Beer! Art! For a good cause!  The Art of Brunch: Eat. Drink. Create. Impact! is a unique event to raise awareness and funds for EDIT.  EDIT is a Minneapolis based, youth-serving...

Cost: $25-35

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Insight Brewery
2821 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: EDIT
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Contact Name: Ben Cooney
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

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

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

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Lake Geneva
, WI
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Telephone: (262) 248-2556
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Contempo Physical Dance will premiere their latest Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance, Vulcão, and perform excerpts from their 2013 work, Batuque, at Macalester College’s...

Cost: $15 and $25

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Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Macalester College
130 S Macalester Street
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Contempo Physical Dance
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Contact Name: Jenny Pennaz
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Sundays 2 p.m., May 3rd to Oct. 25th Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual...

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JSB Tek Box at the Cowles Center
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Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
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Contact Name: Stacey Poirier
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Telephone: 612-203-9502
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Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

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

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Cost: Varies

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View map »


Website »

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

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View map »


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

Cost: free

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View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

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

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

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Cost: Free

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Cathedral of Saint Paul
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View map »


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Website »

More information

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Cost: $2,295

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View map »


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Website »

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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Cost: $1,399

Where:
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: The Outset Group
Telephone: 952-314-2500
Contact Name: Deanna Behuniak
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The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Lucky Brand at Mall of America
170 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: N/A

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) MN & U.S. China Business Connections
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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

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

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

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

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

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: 0

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

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

Cost: Varies

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

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $30-125

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


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Ave SW & 1st St SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave.
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Sponsor: Fairview
Website »

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

Cost: Varies

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

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $15-20

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


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

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $30-125

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


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10//$15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
, MN

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Trail Head Park and Butter Factory
County Road 11
Pine Island, MN  55963
View map »


Sponsor: Pine Island Cheese Festival Committee
Telephone: 507-356-3378
Contact Name: Jeanne
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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

More information

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

Cost: $30 per person

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


Sponsor: Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
Telephone: 800-558-3417
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Pushing Chain will be performing at Sidhe Brewing Company on the East Side of St Paul!  Pushing Chain was formed in 2012 by Boyd Blomberg and Adam Moe. The duo, which has been performing...

Cost: Donation to the band

Where:
Sidhe Brewing Company
652 Jenks Ave
St Paul, MN  55106
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Raw Sugar presents The Funny! funny. feminist. performance.   Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101   When: 7:30PM June 4th, 5th,...

Cost: $15-20

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

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

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

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

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
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Friday, June 5th 2015 Skyway Theatre is excited to announce.... Son of Kick w/ BottleRokitz Son Of Kick is coming to The Loft 6/5/15 with not just one stage, but TWO STAGES of dub and...

Cost: $15 ADV // $20 DOOR

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
, MN

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

Cost: $10//$12

Where:
Studio B
, MN

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Step up and run or walk at the Team Hope Walk | 5K.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 8 - 11AM at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, MN.  This event...

Cost: $10 - $40

Where:
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: Minnesota Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)
Telephone: 612-232-5238
Contact Name: David Stage
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A running start to the 11th Annual Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro, Official Rhubarb Capital of MN. Register online to make race day easy or Day-of Registration begins at 8 a.m. for both 5-K and...

Cost: See website

Where:
Park at Bass Pond, starting line at Ball Field
Cty Rd 8, one block west of downtown
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Lanesboro Public Library
Contact Name: Race Director
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Help plant 23 boulevard rain gardens in the Highland neighborhood in Saint Paul! Great River Greening staff and volunteers will assist residents in planting boulevard rain gardens to improve water...

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

Where:
Highland Neighborhood
St. Paul, MN  55105


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

Cost: $2,295

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

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

Where:
Highland Neighborhood
St. Paul, MN  55105


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

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free admission

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $7.50

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free for audience

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: $69.95 plus tax/fees

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

Cost: $15-20

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

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Celebrate your child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Guests will enjoy pizza, games, a special birthday show with Chuck E. and take home awesome souvenirs. There are party...

Cost: Free admission

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Look back at 100 years of wedding traditions, fashions, and celebrations at this special exhibit celebrating the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s century-long role as host to more than 2,000...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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