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Foodie 40: The Ultimate Checklist of Minnesota’s Best Food


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Foodie 40: The Ultimate List of Minnesota’s Best Food

Terry Brennan

Minnesota foodies aren’t born that way. Bite by bite, the title is earned.

During the decade I’ve spent as a restaurant critic, I’ve eaten my way around the Twin Cities, as well as up the North Shore, and down the Great River Road. In doing so, I earned my badge by amassing a collection of eating experiences—old and new, highbrow and low, from dining room to farmers’ market—that define Minnesota’s contemporary food culture. 

The following pages contain what you might consider a condensed version of my culinary curriculum: 40 experiences that collectively impart a deep understanding of the state’s unique food scene. I settled on a number I hoped was large enough to encompass its breadth—but not unachievable should a newcomer want to get up to speed quickly (or for an ambitious zealot to take out-of-town visitors on a whirlwind tour).

After deciding that it would be absolutely impossible, not to mention kind of dull, to attempt to scientifically quantify or rank the contenders, I curated using the instinct Malcolm Gladwell describes in Blink: relying on years of accumulated meals to inform a judgment call. (Perhaps the culinary version of “blink” is “burp”?) To make the cut, the item had to be both excellent and distinctive, a Minnesota specialty that engenders pride and excitement when you introduce it to others. Because this is my personal list—completely subjective, in no way calibrated to be geographically balanced or contain a healthy ratio of Honeycrisps to cheese curds (…and chocolate cakes and ice cream and Jucy Lucys)—I shared a bit of my experience with each item and why I found it important, with the help of ace writer Berit Thorkelson, who pilgrimaged to the north woods in search of a cookbook author. 

If you’re a serious local-food lover, see how many of my picks you’ve already experienced—then let me know which of my 40 would make your list, which you’d drop, and what others you’d add. 

Matt's Jucy Lucy
Jucy Lucy at matt's Bar, Photo by TJ Turner
 

1. Jucy Lucy at Matt’s Bar

The amazing thing about matt’s bar, originators of the Jucy Lucy burger, is that it feels absolutely frozen (or should we say “congealed”) in time. I like to play a game of I Spy to find the handful of items that weren’t around when the place opened in 1954: the “no e-cigarettes” sign, the staff photo with President Obama looking like a Hollywood mega-star. Otherwise, the faux-tufted wallpaper and vinyl booths are just the same as when you came as a kid (its low-key neighborhood location should continue to keep it safe from developers). The bar’s founder/former owner Matt Bristol passed away last year, and in a true testament to the strength of his legacy, the same thing happened as when he sold the place back in the late ’90s: Nothing changed. The burgers are just as greasy, their cheese still as volcanic, and the beer pitchers poured just as full. It feels as reliable as the Mississippi. May Matt’s be Matt’s forever. • mattsbar.com

2. Sonny’s Ice Cream at Crema Cafe

Dairy Queen may have its headquarters here, but I’d be willing to bet that the Twin Cities has the nation’s highest concentration-per-capita of local, independent, artisan ice-cream shops. And since the 1940s, Sonny’s has been crafting ultra-premium scoops from Minnesota milk (my favorite is the namesake frozen-latte flavor, Crema), becoming an integral part of our favorite warm-weather pastime. The legacy of the ice cream’s dearly departed namesake lives on in a photo on the side of the café in which the elderly Sonny Siron wields a Fourth of July sparkler with childlike delight. • cremacafeminneapolis.com

3. Fresh-Caught Trout at Jax

In Northeast Minneapolis, Jax Cafe has been a family tradition for generations—so far as the owners know, it’s the longest-running family-owned restaurant in the state. Menu classics include steak, shrimp cocktail, and whole lobster plucked from the tank; dinner service begins at 3 p.m. When I wrote a piece about Jax’s 75th anniversary, I took my parents to a meal on the patio, and for years I kept the souvenir photo on the fridge: the three of us beside the trout pond, holding up the still-thrashing, soon-to-be dinner I’d just caught. (Netting fish is tougher than it looks—next time I will not be wearing clogs.) • jaxcafe.com 

4. A Baker’s Wife Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnut

This nondescript shop looks like it doesn’t give a damn, with every surface cluttered with knickknacks and children’s drawings. But that’s because all efforts have been funneled into delivering delicious treats at crazy-low prices: 49 cents for my favorite cake doughnut, twinkling with cinnamon and sugar. • facebook.com/abakerswife

​5. Piccolo

When I lived within walking distance of Auriga, I became a fan of chef Doug Flicker’s cooking as well as a regular of the late-night happy hour. The only antidote to Auriga’s closure was Flicker’s opening of the more petite Piccolo, an intimate spot where he both creates adventurous tasting plates (the scrambled eggs with pickled pig’s feet and truffle is one of the signatures) and shovels his own sidewalk. Piccolo’s a favorite haunt for local chefs and restaurateurs to take their dates, and I’ve shared the banquette with several—eavesdropping on their running commentary as they praise the nuances of every dish. • piccolompls.com

6. Keys Café Caramel Roll

In the winter, I like to dress like a caramel roll: layer upon layer of puff. And when the temps fall below zero, there’s no better breakfast than these sticky pillows, served with an unholy amount of whipped butter. • keyscafe.com

Recipe: Key’s Café Famous Caramel Rolls
Makes 5 servings

1  18-oz. loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed
Cinnamon sugar, to taste
1  c. unsalted butter, melted
4  c. brown sugar
½  c. heavy cream
 
Roll dough flat into a rectangular shape ¼-inch thick. Cover with cinnamon sugar. Roll into log shape and use sharp knife to slice into 5 equal-size rolls.

Mix together melted butter, brown sugar, and heavy cream in 12 x 24-inch baking pan. Split equally if using two 9 x 13-inch pans.

Place cut rolls into caramel-filled pan. For best results, let rise overnight in refrigerator, or rise for 2-3 hours at room temperature.

Bake in convection oven at 300°F for 45 minutes or in conventional oven at 350°F for 60 minutes. Tops will be golden brown when done.

Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes to let caramel set up—this is key so the caramel sticks to the rolls.

7. Tater Tot Hot Dish at Haute Dish

At Haute Dish, French technique meets Midwestern grandma fare, with a kiss of kitsch. It was the first place in town to pull off fancy hot dish, an appealing upgrade to those of us who grew up on those one-dish meals. Haute Dish deconstructs the classic casserole into a sculpture of short ribs, haricots verts, house-made tater tots, and porcini béchamel in lieu of the canned cream of mushroom soup. • haute-dish.com

Spoon and Stable

Spoon and Stable, Photo by TJ Turner

8. Spoon and Stable

in 2005, Wolfgang Puck put his name on the Walker’s café and his ruddy mug on the cover of this magazine, and then caught the next plane out of town. In terms of celebrity-chef restaurants, that doesn’t count. Spoon and Stable is the first bona-fide one in the Twin Cities—international superchefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud flew in for the opening to support their mentee Gavin Kaysen, who made it big in New York City before returning to his home state to open his own place. I’m still thinking about the Thai-style grilled pork and the goat-ragout pappardelle. • spoonandstable.com

State Fair Essentials: If you could only have three…

9. Roast Corn

The state fair’s sweet corn may be the healthiest thing you’ll eat all day and certainly the best ear you’ll eat all summer: picked fresh that morning from a farm just west of the Cities, then perfectly roasted, and, of course, dunked in butter. Speaking of butter, bonus points if you’ve ever had the chance to eat from a Princess Kay of the Milky Way butter head (sometimes they’re donated to community corn feeds, pancake breakfasts, and the like). Double bonus points if you’ve ever had someone carve your bust in butter, as my pal’s boyfriend once did for a birthday gift. (Ask me sometime what happened to the butter head when she broke up
with the guy.) 

10. All-You-Can-Drink Milk

The Midwest Dairy Association opened its All-You-Can-Drink Milk stand in 1955. Back then, the price was a dime; today it’s a buck, but it’s still a bargain. Even though I am rarely without a gallon in the fridge, the state-fair milk is special: fresher and colder than the supermarket stuff, served in limitless portion, and delicious washed down with a bucket of Sweet Martha’s cookies.

11. Cheese Curds

Once when I was doing a story about eating local at the fair, the guy from the Mouth Trap booth in the food building told me he bought his squeaky stuff from Ellsworth, Wisconsin—home of the annual Cheese Curd Festival. But I still count ’em as a Minnesota classic. Just make sure to share an order with at least two other people.

Al's Breakfast
Pancakes at Al's Breakfast, Photo by TJ Turner

12. Al’s Breakfast

The buttermilk pancake recipe at Al’s breakfast is about as unremarkable as its digs: 14 stools lined up along a counter, tucked into what used to be a 10-foot alley. But decades of seasoning the griddle and honing the flip have led to plate-size flapjacks so perfectly tender and sweet-sour balanced that I don’t even bother with syrup. Last time I went to Al’s, a beam of early morning light was streaming in the tiny front window, laying a halo over the grill, and the smoke wafting off the crackling bacon was as beautiful a sight as steam rising from Lake Superior. I delighted in the anachronistic scene of the staff adding up the checks by hand (regulars prepay with chits piled up behind the counter, and don’t even think about whipping out the plastic or you’ll risk the wrath of the “attack waitress” warned about in prominent signage). My favorite thing about Al’s is how egalitarian it is. Roll up in a limo, and you still have to hover behind the other diners’ backsides, waiting for a seat and, on the waitress’s command, slide down to the adjacent stool so groups can sit together. • 413 14th Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612-331-9991

Recipe: Al’s Breakfast Buttermilk Pancakes
Makes a dinner-size stack

3  c. flour
1  tsp. salt
2  tsp. baking powder
11/2  tsp. sugar
2  eggs
1  qt. buttermilk
4  Tbsp. butter, melted

Heat non-stick griddle or pan. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in bowl.

In separate bowl, whisk buttermilk and eggs.

Pour dry mix into wet mix, beating quickly as you pour, then beat in melted butter. If batter seems thick, add buttermilk as needed to thin.

Spoon batter onto hot griddle or pan and cook pancakes. When bubbles appear on uncooked side, flip.

13. Cafe Latté’s Turtle Cake

My husband is a cycling fanatic and has transported some wonderful surprises via bicycle: most memorably, the Christmas tree, and a close second, the Cafe Latté Turtle Cake retrieved on my birthday by pedaling from Minneapolis to St. Paul. It’s an indulgence for the ages. The recipe for the chocolate cake, made with buttermilk and hot coffee, was given to Latté’s owner by her mother’s neighbor, Mabel. And its turtle toppings—heavy with fudgy frosting, oozing with thick caramel, and crowned with pecans—evoke the ’80s decadence in which it was invented. • cafelatte.com

Recipe: Café Latte Turtle Cake
Makes 12-16 servings

For cake: 

Butter and unsweetened cocoa powder for pans
1  egg, lightly beaten
1  c. buttermilk
2/3  c. vegetable oil
2  c. all-purpose flour
1 3/4  c. sugar
1/2  c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1  Tbsp. baking soda
1  tsp. salt
1  c. freshly brewed hot coffee

For chocolate frosting:

1  c. sugar
1/2  c. whole milk
6  Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
1  12-oz. package (2 c.) semisweet chocolate pieces
1–2  tsp. hot coffee, optional

For assembly:

11/2  c. pecan halves, toasted
1/2  c. caramel ice cream topping (purchase or make from your own recipe)

To prepare cake: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom and sides of three 9-inch cake pans and line bottom of each with parchment paper. Butter the paper; dust pans with unsweetened cocoa powder and set aside.

In small bowl, stir together egg, buttermilk, and oil. Set aside. 

In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Using electric mixer on low speed, gradually add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, beating until combined. Gradually beat in coffee. 

Divide batter evenly between prepared pans; layers will appear shallow. 

Bake until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, about 22 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool cakes on a wire racks for 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pans, then invert cakes on racks. Remove cakes from pans. Peel off paper; cool completely.

To prepare frosting: 

In medium saucepan, combine sugar and milk. Add butter. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add semisweet chocolate pieces. Using wire whisk, stir until smooth. If frosting is too thick or grainy, stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly brewed coffee. If necessary, let frosting stand several minutes before using. 

To assemble cake: 

When cakes are cool, place 1 cake layer, top-side down, onto serving plate with a lip. Using an icing spatula or wide knife, work quickly to frost the top of this layer with one-third of frosting. Arrange one-third of pecans on top and drizzle with caramel topping. Top with the second layer, top-side down. Repeat with frosting, pecans, and caramel topping. Top with third layer, top-side up. Repeat with remaining frosting, pecans, and caramel topping. Chill cake 1 to 2 hours before serving (some caramel topping will ooze from the cake as it chills).

Patisserie 46

Patisserie 46, Photo by Todd Buchanan

14. Patisserie 46

P46, as it’s known in the neighborhood parlance, is as sérieux about baking as any French pastry shop. I spent a few weeks in Paris and Provence last year and never encountered a bread, pastry, or dessert that Patisserie 46 wouldn’t stack up against. My go-tos include the hearty miche loaf, the orange-fennel gibassier, the wild-mushroom-and-Gruyère tartine, and the jewel-like petits gateaux. • patisserie46.com

15. The Drunk Line at Pizza Lucé

Come bar close on weekends, throngs of hungry partiers descend upon the downtown Minneapolis Pizza Lucé and a “drunk line” forms outside. (The eatery started making everyone pay $3 for the privilege of going inside, good toward the purchase of pizza or to at least compensate for taking up space while keeping paying diners waiting.) When Tim Gihring was writing about Lucé’s late-night phenomenon for this magazine and jotted down a few notes as he observed the action, a drunk-line participant accused him of being an undercover cop. The guy snapped Gihring’s photo and said, “This’ll be all over the internet.” Gihring pointed to his notebook and replied, “So will this!”• pizzaluce.com

16. Brasa

Sure, chef Alex Roberts has wowed diners with his upscale Alma, but he’s arguably made greater impact with his casual concept, Brasa, which pairs South American–style slow-roasted meats with Southern sides, rooted in local ingredients but influenced by creole traditions. Brasa makes for arguably the most craveable takeout in town, and its catering wait list is notoriously long. The manager once told me about a couple who wanted to serve Brasa’s food at their wedding on the anniversary of their first date, which they’d shared at the restaurant. When they found out their first choice was booked, rather than go with another caterer, they pushed the wedding back a year. • brasa.us

Amy Thielen

Amy Thielen, Photo by TJ Turner

17. Amy Thielen’s The New Midwestern Table

18. Lutefisk Feed

Dehydrated fish reconstituted with lye (the active ingredient in drain cleaner): The mere prospect of lutefisk sounds awful. But if you know how to cook it—my aunt microwaves hers—it’s just a mild-mannered vehicle for butter or cream sauce, best enjoyed in Scandinavian company. The American Swedish Institute’s feed is the most popular, but the smaller you go, the bigger the fish stories. My father’s favorite tale involves attending a lutefisk supper at a church that served family style: When the heaping platter of fish was passed to his table, an old-timer named Johnson scooped half its contents onto his plate, and then slid the other half onto his brother’s before sending it back to the kitchen for a refill. My mother swears that the general store in the tiny town of Oslo, Minn., used to sell lutefisk out of a claw-foot bathtub—can anyone else corroborate this, or might the stench have had a hallucinogenic effect? • lutfiskloverslifeline.com

Nye's Polonaise Room

Nye's Polonaise Room, Photo by TJ Turner

19. Nye’s Polonaise Room

The World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band has emitted some horrible sounds. (I’ve sipped my beer with my hands over my ears to block earsplitting vocals during the “Barking Dog Polka.”) And yet, they’ve managed to hold down the Friday and Saturday night slot at Nye’s since the 1970s. Most of the staff looks as ancient as the Formica tabletops and the gimlet recipe. (In 2011, Sweet Lou Snider finally retired after nearly half a century of leading piano-bar sing-alongs in the Polonaise Room.) But as soon as Esquire called it the Best Bar in America, all my visiting New York friends demanded I take them there. • nyespolonaise.com

20. The Bachelor Farmer

In Minnesota, the Dayton brothers could coast on their name alone, so fondly is their family’s department store remembered. But instead they dug in and created an inspired restaurant that riffs on the region’s Nordic heritage and appeals to sophisticated populist sensibilities. I once reported a story about a day in the life at the Bachelor Farmer where I hung around for 22 hours straight—arriving with the bakers and leaving with the bartenders—and I still can’t quite define what makes it so magical. • thebachelorfarmer.com

New Scenic Cafe

 Fisherman Stephen Dahl and chef Scott Graden, Photo by Katie Cannon

21. New Scenic Café Herring Sandwich

on a recent trip up north, I called ahead to the New Scenic Café near Two Harbors and convinced a sympathetic staffer to save the last two herring sandwiches. (Thanks again, Crystal!) Because the fish—called cisco, or lake herring—is as fresh as it comes, hauled out of the water by Stephen Dahl, known as the grandfather of Lake Superior’s tiny commercial-fishing community. Chef Scott Graden tops the fillets with prosciutto, bakes them with white wine and butter, and then slides them between ciabatta with a rich aioli and bitter frisée—it’s a perfect pairing for the dense, oily fish. The only trouble with herring, Graden says, is that it’s about as predictable as the weather. The café doesn’t order it, and Dahl doesn’t call ahead. He simply shows up at the backdoor in his slicker, toting his morning catch in a cooler. “Any closer and the fish would jump right out of the water into our kitchen,” Graden jokes. To best enjoy Lake Superior’s bounty, bring home herring roe from the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais or smoked fish from any of the roadside shacks. • sceniccafe.com

MN-Made Pantry Essentials: A baker’s dozen for your kitchen

Minnesota Food Essentials

Photo by Terry Brennan

22. Honeycrisp Apple

There’s a reason the Honeycrisp was named one of 25 innovations that changed the world alongside the V-Chip and Google. The ultra-crisp crunch of this University of Minnesota–bred apple has been dubbed one in a million. Bonus points if you’ve tried the U of M’s latest hit, the Honeycrisp offspring SweeTango, which I actually like even better. The specimen I plucked from the research orchard was the best apple I’d ever tasted: crunchy as the Honeycrisp and bursting with even more sweet-tart juice. • apples.umn.edu

23. Wild Rice

It’s not actually rice, but the seed of an aquatic grass. And, increasingly, it’s not wild, either, due to the commercial farming of a higher-yielding hybrid. But Minnesota remains the largest source of true wild rice, which has a lighter color and nuttier flavor than the cultivated version. It’s also harder to come by (it must be harvested by hand from canoes, as Native Americans always have, gently bending the plants and tapping the loose seeds into the boat). I like to turn it into sweet breakfast porridge or pop it in oil for a crunchy snack.

24. Rustica Bittersweet Chocolate Cookie

These bittersweet wonders taste like the offspring of brownies and dark-chocolate truffles. But don’t bother special-ordering super-dark Dutch-process black cocoa and trying to reverse-engineer them, as I once did—they won’t turn out nearly as soft or rich. I’ve given up on learning these cookies’ secret: I suspect they may be the very dark matter believed to hold the universe together. • rusticabakery.com

25. B.T. McElrath’s Salty Dog

Northern California is a chocolate hotbed—it gave us Ghirardelli, Guittard, and Scharffen Berger—and yet, my Bay Area friends always request I bring them B.T. McElrath’s Salty Dog. The smooth slabs are studded with flecks of toffee and sprinkled with sea salt: The best of dark chocolate meets the most addictive aspects of salty caramel. • btmcelrath.com

26. Dogwood Coffee’s Neon Espresso 

In search of excellent third-wave coffee from coast to coast, I’ve pilgrimaged to the Blue Bottle kiosk in a back-alley garage, learned the ordering lingo at Philz (medium, light sweet), and once gleaned a gratis bag of house-roasted beans at some hipster bike-messenger shop operating out of a shipping container. But Dogwood’s Neon Espresso, from our very own backyard, stacks up against all of them. I always get a kick out of reading the package as I grind my beans, though I’ve never actually worn BluBlockers while extracting, as it cheekily recommends. The flavor is actually that bright—but it’s also smoky, nutty, earthy, and a little sweet, with a candy-coated finish that, as the roasters cutely describe it, “lingers like a Minnesota goodbye.” • dogwoodcoffee.com

27. Phillips Prairie Organic Vodka

Phillips had been a local brand for more than a century before it introduced its top-shelf Prairie Organic Vodka, distilled in western Minnesota from organic corn grown in the area. The spirit’s a smoother, lighter sip than most of the mass-market brands, and, come summer, makes a terrific Bootleg, the signature mint-citrus cocktail of Twin Cities country clubs (many of which claim to have invented the drink, and all assert their mix is the best). While my research has never uncovered a viable origin story, I can say they were a big hit at a Preppy Party I once hosted. • phillipsdistilling.com

28. Surly Furious Beer

With a brand as aggressive as its hops, Surly Furious ignited Minnesota’s craft-beer boom and instantly racked up national accolades—including Best Brewery in America. A few years ago when the craft-beer scene was just taking off, I went and bought, like, every available local brew for an hours-long taste test with beer historian Doug Hoverson. By the end, my notes had trailed off into illegible chicken scratch, but I did manage to decrypt Hoverson’s hilarious quote about bringing a few early cans of Surly into a famous Portland beer shop: “The clerks almost soiled themselves,” he recalled. “They said, ‘We’ll trade you anything in the store for it.’” • surlybrewing.com

29. Caves of Faribault AmaBlu Cheese

In 1936, the first wheels of American-made blue cheese rolled out of sandstone caves near Faribault—take that, Wisconsin—a site at just about the same latitude line as Roquefort, France, with temperature and humidity ideal for growing the cheese’s characteristic molds. Today, Caves of Faribault still follows the original AmaBlu recipe, and it’s a staple of my homemade blue-cheese dressing. • faribaultdairy.com

30.  Red Lake Walleye

The irony of walleye being our state fish is that nearly all of what we eat comes from Canada—due to protected status, walleye in Minnesota waters can be caught only for personal consumption. Native-owned land constitutes the rule’s one exception, and the Chippewa-run Akina Red Lake Fishery operates a commercial walleye business that supplies restaurants—I’m lobbying Blackbird Cafe to bring back its Red Lake walleye poboy—and retail via mail. • redlakewalleye.com

Recipe: Blackbird Café Walleye Po’boy
Makes 6 servings

For Cajun mayo:

2  tsp. black peppercorns
1/2  tsp. whole fennel seed
1/2  tsp. whole mustard seed
1  clove garlic, finely minced
1/2  Tbsp. fresh thyme, minced
1/2  Tbsp. fresh sage, minced
1/2  tsp. smoked paprika
1  pinch cayenne
1  c. mayonnaise
Salt, to taste

For pickled red cabbage:

1  medium red cabbage, shaved (about 4 c.)
1/2  medium red onion, shaved
1/2  c. sugar
1/2  c. champagne vinegar
1/4  c. water
1  Tbsp. salt
1/2  tsp. black pepper

For fried walleye fillets:

3/4  c. finely ground Parmesan cheese
1/2  c. fresh bread crumbs
1/2  c. cornmeal
3  Tbsp. flat parsley, minced
1  tsp. smoked paprika
1/2  tsp. cumin
2  cloves garlic, minced
1  tsp. salt
1/2  tsp. black pepper
All-purpose flour, for dredging
3  eggs, beaten
Canola oil for frying
2  1-lb  walleye fillets, pin bones removed, flesh cut into six equal portions

For assembly:

6 focaccia or ciabatta roles, halved lengthwise
Salted butter, at room temperature

To prepare Cajun mayo:

In dry skillet over medium-high heat, toast peppercorns, fennel seed, and mustard seed until fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes. Allow spices to cool, then grind in spice mill. Combine ground spices and remaining ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To prepare pickled red cabbage:

In large bowl, combine shaved cabbage and onion. Set aside. Combine sugar, vinegar, water, salt, and pepper in saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar and salt dissolve. Pour hot liquid mixture over cabbage. Let cool for a few hours before using.

To prepare walleye:
Combine Parmesan, bread crumbs, cornmeal, parsley, paprika, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper on plate. Place flour on a separate plate. Place beaten eggs on third plate. In deep fryer, heat oil to 350°F. Dredge fillets in flour, then egg wash, and finally cornmeal breading. Fry fillets until golden brown; when finished cooking, they should float. Remove to paper towel-lined plate.

To assemble:
Butter each side of halved rolls and broil, butter side up, until golden brown and toasted. Spread Cajun mayo on each roll to taste. Add pickled red cabbage using slotted spoon, then add walleye fillet.

31. SPAM

Sometimes my husband likes to air our dirty laundry at parties by telling people that I eat SPAM. This isn’t really true, which he should know, because during each of the three moves we’ve made in the past five years, he has given me static for transporting cans of jalapeño SPAM and black-pepper SPAM (as well as a can of its knockoff competitor, Prem). When they reach their new cupboard, the cans inevitably migrate to the back, where they become some sort of talismanic dust collectors. But just because my husband’s never seen me eat SPAM doesn’t mean I don’t, admittedly, like it. Growing up, Mom periodically fried it for breakfast, and one fortuitous morning I will finally introduce my beloved to the salty-fatty joy of caramel-crisp canned ham. • spam.com

32. Spring Grove Soda Pop

Though the big three control 90 percent of the American soft-drink market, there’s still plenty of nostalgia for the small, regional brands. I once visited the tiny bottling plant of the centurion Spring Grove and purchased a case straight off the line. Back then my favorite was lemon sour; today it’s the newer rhu-berry. • springgrovesoda.com

33. Ames Farm Honey

Ames Farm has long been a pioneer of single-source honey, timing its bottling to specific blooms to capture the essence of clover or dandelion, buckwheat or buckthorn. The honeys’ flavors are as varied as wine, and the sampler packs of 2 oz. jars make great gifts. • amesfarm.com 

34. Pearson’s Salted Nut Roll

The Nut Goodie may be older, but I prefer the simplicity of the Nut Roll’s salty-sweet peanut/nougat duo. I grew up down the block from some Pearsons and when I went trick-or-treating was disappointed to learn they ran the Edina restaurant, not the St. Paul candy company. • pearsonscandy.com

Galactic Pizza
Photo by TJ Turner

35. Galactic Pizza Delivery

The twin cities has an abundance of excellent artisan pizzerias—Punch, Nea, Lola, and Black Sheep among them—that it’s impossible to declare an all-time best. (Trust me, I’m asked to do this on an annual basis.) But when it comes to pie delivery, there’s a clear winner, which turns the quotidian act into something spectacular. Order from Galactic, and your planet-saving pizza (made with local, organic ingredients and delivered via electric vehicle in compostable containers) comes flying to your door in the hands of a spandex-clad superhero. (For real! One dubbed Luke Pie-Rocker famously chased down a purse-snatcher.) I once spent a memorable—awesome, actually—evening doing a ride-along with deliveryman Captain Awesome, dressed as his sidekick Pink Thunder, neck-to-ankles in a pink bodysuit with a lightning bolt on the chest. • galacticpizza.com

La Belle Vie

La Belle Vie, Photo by TJ Turner

36. La Belle Vie Tasting Menu

In the twin cities, where the sequin-clad sit on barstools beside lumberjack plaid, La Belle Vie remains the last word in elegant dining, with an eight-course chef’s tasting menu that showcases inspired flavors and meticulous technique—it’s the only restaurant in town where Forbes sends its inspector. I prefer the bar’s corner booths to the more formal dining room, but no matter which seat you choose, rest assured you’ll be very well taken care of, from amuse-bouche to mignardises, the post-dessert plate of petit fours. • labellevie.us

37. Travail Tasting Menu

Travail redefined fine dining in the Twin Cities and, in fact, around the country, delivering crazy-creative fare (I’ve eaten everything from mozzarella balloons to Pop-Rocks-coated foie-gras lollipops) with fraternity-party fun (the tattoo-covered cooks challenge patrons to chug beer from a giant glass boot). Dining there is as delicious as it is entertaining, a true reflection of its full moniker: Travail Kitchen and Amusements. • facebook.com/travailkitchen

​38. Hmongtown Marketplace

The Twin Cities is home to the largest population of Hmong outside Laos, and the group makes up the largest percent of Asian-Americans in the state. Yet the culture’s cuisine is hard to find outside the Hmongtown Marketplace and Hmong Village. Visiting the market, I’ve felt as if I entered a porthole to Southeast Asia, packed with traditional textiles, tiger balm, jewelry, produce, and, at the heart of it all, a food court with a range of lesser-known soups, roasted meats, offal, and desserts ripe for exploration. • hmongtownmarketplace.com

Prohibition at the W Foshay

Prohibition, Photo by Todd Buchanan

39. Prohibition

When the W Hotel opened, the private 27th-floor study of building namesake Wilbur Foshay went public, its mahogany-lined sanctuary reborn as a sort of “cigar lounge meets Barbie playhouse” (the staff’s words, not mine). Pack the upstairs perch, where my friends recently held their post-courthouse-wedding reception, and share the Bubbly Sex Pot alcoholic punch bowl. Then head downstairs to Manny’s for the drink’s steak equivalent: a 40-oz. rib eye with a giant bone handle known as the Bludgeon of Beef. • thelivingroom-prohibition.com 

40. Tilia

Chef Steven Brown cracked the code for the ideal neighborhood eatery: Tilia feels less like you’re dining at his restaurant than at his home. Perhaps this is because, between the house-made potted meat, the butterscotch pot de crème, and the Chinese-influenced shrimp-and-spring-pea-scampi (a concoction that, in fact, Brown once whipped up for his wife from a sparsely stocked pantry), he makes complex cooking appear casually effortless. Or it might be due to the morning I spotted his young daughter shadowing a waitress, wearing a toddler-size apron and toting a Hello Kitty notepad. • tiliampls.com 

 

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August 2018

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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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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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
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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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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
Website »

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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 »

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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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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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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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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
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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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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"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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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 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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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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 »

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

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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 »

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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
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
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Sponsor: Homewood Studios
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 »

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
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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

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
Website »

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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


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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

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

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

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

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

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

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

Show More...
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

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
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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 »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 161-243-60464
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

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

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

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
View map »

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

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

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

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 »

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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
View map »


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 »

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

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 »

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

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

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
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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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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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
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 »

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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
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

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

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

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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
View map »


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
View map »


Telephone: 218-726-8910

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 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

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

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 »

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

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

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

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

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 »

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 »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 763-488-9965
Website »

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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 »

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
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjersti Vick
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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
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Sponsor: Fashion Meets Poetry
Telephone: 612-414-2929
Contact Name: Lisa Harris
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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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
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
View map »


Sponsor: Jungle 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 »

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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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

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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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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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 »

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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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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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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

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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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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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

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
View map »

More information

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
View map »


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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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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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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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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