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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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June 2018

Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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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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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Celebrate Father’s Day with family and friends at select Mystic Lake restaurants! From a gourmet brunch to a steak dinner, we’re prepared to help you make your loved ones feel special. Show Dad...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

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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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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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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Twenty-two clay artists, many of whom exhibit at the national level, will be showcasing their work in June during the Cannon River Clay Tour in Southeastern Minnesota. The free, self-guided studio...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Studios
27607 Grenada Ave
Farmington, MN  55024
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Contact Name: Glynnis Lessing
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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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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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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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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Jump-start your homebrew adventure! Learn how to brew with our experienced brewmasters in a fun, hands-on setting. We’ll demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer with malt extract, so you can...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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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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Glensheen will kick off a new programing series for children called, “Sunday Funday.” The new programming offers parents and their young children, ages 4 to 8, the chance to learn and be...

Cost: RSVP

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Stop by and visit Conductor Bud and his charming railroad garden. The railroad garden, located in Eagan, has free public open houses on the third Sunday of the month (June - September) from 1 - 4...

Cost: free

Where:
Lutz Railroad Garden
2960 Egan Avenue
Eagan, MN  55121
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Telephone: 651-454-3534
Contact Name: Bud Lutz
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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
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Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families to put down their digital devices and get outside this summer to discover the joys of fishing. To help connect more kids to the great...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cabela's
8400 Hudson Rd
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Cabela's
Telephone: 612-803-4383
Contact Name: Mark Sutton
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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Beth El Synagogue and Benilde-St. Margaret’s present the Common Sound inaugural outdoor concert.Live music from THE GIN BLOSSOMS, THE BIG WU, AMANDA & BEREK AWEND WITH THE CHAMPIONS, and...

Cost: General Admission: $30 Children under 5 are free with a paid adult VIP: $150

Where:
Beth El Synagogue
5225 Barry Street West
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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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
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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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YBN Nahmir is scheduled to perform live in Minneapolis.  He will hit the stage at the Varsity Theater on June 17, 2018.  Doors open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM.  Come out for a...

Cost: $28+

Where:
Varsity Theater
1308 SE 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Top Event Promoter
Telephone: 866-459-9233
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Cromulent Shakespeare brings the Bard’s The Taming of the Shrew, to Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods for an evening exploring the folly of greed and a misguided approach to romance....

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
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Alive & Kickin, the rockin’ senior citizen ensemble, led by award-winning Artistic Director Michael Matthew Ferrell and Co-creator/Musical Director Jason Hansen, presents Flashback, a...

Cost: $32 - adult, $28 - senior/student

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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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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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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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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The 2018 Wishes & More Charity Golf Classic is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a day on the links at the legendary Town & Country Club while supporting the kids of Wishes & More! There will be...

Cost: 195

Where:
Town & Country Club
300 N Mississippi River Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55104
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

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

Cost: $8.00

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

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

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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Website »

More information

Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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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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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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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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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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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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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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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In it's 12th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 12-July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Maple Grove , MN


Telephone: 763-488-9965
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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WHAT:                                                 45th Annual Golf Classic Tournament...

Cost: See website

Where:
Minnestoa Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Telephone: 612-370-9123
Contact Name: Anna Stinson

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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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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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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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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and 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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WHAT:                                 89th Celebrate Northeast Parade WHO:                                   Presented by the...

Cost: See website

Where:
Minneapolis, MN  555403


Telephone: 612-370-9131
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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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

Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
Website »

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

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


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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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
Website »

More information

Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

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

Cost: $77-185

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


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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What wildlife is thriving in our park? Help us find out! Join MN Dragonfly Society to survey adult dragonflies and Capitol Region Watershed District to survey aquatic macroinvertebrates. Urban...

Cost: free

Where:
trout brook nature sanctuary
1200 Jackson St, Saint Paul, 55117
, MN
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

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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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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What’s that ONE THING you’d change about your business, if you could? It’s the middle of 2018: the perfect time to get the help you need to overcome obstacles keeping your business from...

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

Where:
Minnetonka OffiCenter
12800 Whitewater Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Win/Win Connects
Contact Name: Teresa Thomas
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

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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
View map »


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

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Illuminight is an inspirational evening featuring local female chefs and food entrepreneurs coming together to support The Firefly Sisterhood through their culinary talents. Enjoy hand-crafted...

Cost: 75.00 and up

Where:
The Machine Shop
300 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: The Firefly Sisterhood
Telephone: 612-396-5336
Contact Name: Kris Newcomer
Website »

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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

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


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

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Glensheen is proud to announce the return of our Wednesday night event series, Beer Garden at Glensheen! A different local brewery will be featured each Wednesday Night. Come sip on craft beers...

Cost: free

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

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Glensheen is proud to present Concerts on the Pier for all to enjoy an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!   GATES 6 | MUSIC 7 | FREE | ALL AGES LOCAL BREWS, BEVS & FOOD...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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FREE Classical Concert with Mandolinist Richard Kriehn, June 20 at Como Park   Join us for a magical night of mandolin tunes & classical favorites at the Como Park Pavilion on June 20 at 7PM....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Como Park Pavilion
1360 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul
, MN
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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

Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Revere Auctions
Website »

More information

Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Life Time Inc. will be kicking off Pride Weekend (June 21) with two group workouts at its Target Center destination at 5:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The 55 minute pride-centric classes will feature...

Cost: -

Where:
Life Time Athletic Target Center
600 N. 1st Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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SALUTE THE SUN.  SET YOUR INTENTIONS.  SAMBA INTO SUMMER.  Kick off your morning on the first day of summer with great music and good vibes! June 21st is both the Summer Solstice and...

Cost: $20

Where:
CRISP & GREEN
428 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Lucent Blue Events
Contact Name: Michaella Holden
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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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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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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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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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School of Rock Eden Prairie is hosting a Make Music Day celebration in Eden Prairie, June 21, 2018 1:00-8:00pm at 6585 Edenvale Blvd, Eden Prairie MN 55346.   The event features live music, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
School of Rock Eden Prairie
6585 Edenvale Blvd
Suite 100b
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN  55346
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Sponsor: School of Rock Eden Prairie
Telephone: 952-934-7625
Contact Name: Stacey Marmolejo
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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

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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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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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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
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Join us for happy hour on June 21, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m at Pryes Brewing. Pryes Brewing Company will donate $1 from every blonde ale and $5 from every growler purchased. OneVillage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pryes Brewing
1401 West River Rd N
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: OneVillage Partners
Telephone: 612-879-7590
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You are cordially invited to attend the first annual gala to support Grace Hospice.  Be part of the Legacy of Grace - join us for an evening of reflection, celebration, and gratitude.  Funds...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
Hyland Hills Chalet
8800 Chalet Road
Bloomington, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Grace Hospice
Telephone: 612-293-9420
Contact Name: Hannah Hegman
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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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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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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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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and 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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Want to join a workshop but don't have a lot of time? Join Sawdust Savvy In A Snap - a 90 minute workshop where you will be in and out with a fun project and a great time! Choose from our...

Cost: 59-69

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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Kelsy Osterman presents HUMAN NATURE: AN IMMERSIVE MOVEMENT,  a one night sensory based art show on the Summer Solstice. Human Nature is a celebration of peace from the present that is...

Where:
Peterson Milla Hooks Agency
1315 Harmon Pl.
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Sponsor: Kelsy Osterman
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We're on a journey to tell real stories from real people.  Join us for a community screening of Northside Storyville! A first of its kind video series featuring North Minneapolis...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Northside Funders Group
Telephone: 612-351-8214
Contact Name: Tammy Nolen
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Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 30 top chefs and bartenders

Cost: $75

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: No Kid Hungry
Telephone: 312-300-5842
Contact Name: Melissa Edwards
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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

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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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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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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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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Registration is now open for EAGLES LANDING 5 FOLD OFFICERS SCHOOL Friday, June 22 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm - FREE evening service and preview of the full day to follow. Saturday June 23 - 8:30am to...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Thee House Uv Beth-El
4016 East 32nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-272-98332
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WHAT:                                 Good Morning Minneapolis: The Streets of Minneapolis WHO:                                  ...

Cost: Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required

Where:
Be the Match
500 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 45th annual “Back to the ‘50s Weekend” presented by NAPA Auto Parts will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs,...

Cost: $12 at the door, $10 at participating Napa Auto Stores

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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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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Rows of handmade and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats ... There’s a bit of everything during our Wooden...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 West Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

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

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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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Calling all Makers, Bakers, Influencers and DIYers! Pinner's Conference comes to the Twin Cities June 22 & 23  Calling all makers, influencers and DIYers. For the first time, the Pinners...

Cost: $8 to $49

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Bennett Events LLC
Telephone: 801.822.1333
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Please join us for the opening reception of Genome: Unlocking Life's Code along with related art exhibits Friday, June 22nd at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. ABOUT THE...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive Southeast
Rochester, MN  55904
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Open Build Fridays at The Works Museum are designed with your youngest engineers in mind. Perfect for ages 3-5, these open-ended activities feature different building toys and materials each week,...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

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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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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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 45th annual Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games is coming to the University of St. Thomas! On June 22-24, over 3,000 athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, swimming,...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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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 seventh annual Beer Dabbler is back at Twin Cities Pride on June 22 to celebrate LGBTQ+ icons and Minnesota brew. Nearly 50 breweries, live local music, DJ's, and more will...

Cost: $50, $60 day-of

Where:
Loring Park
1382 Willow St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The Beer Dabbler
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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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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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and 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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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

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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  Join us for a magical night of mandolin tunes & classical favorites at the Lake Harriet Band Shell, June 22 at 7:30PM.   The concert is free admission, general seating, and yes, bring the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

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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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café. Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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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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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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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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Life Time will have a booth during Pride Weekend (June 23-24) in Loring Park with a photo booth, limited edition Life Time/Pride apparel giveaways, guest passes and studio sampler performances.

Cost: free

Where:
Loring Park
Minneapolis, MN

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Registration is now open for EAGLES LANDING 5 FOLD OFFICERS SCHOOL Friday, June 22 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm - FREE evening service and preview of the full day to follow. Saturday June 23 - 8:30am to...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Thee House Uv Beth-El
4016 East 32nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-272-98332
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The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 45th annual “Back to the ‘50s Weekend” presented by NAPA Auto Parts will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs,...

Cost: $12 at the door, $10 at participating Napa Auto Stores

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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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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Rows of handmade and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats ... There’s a bit of everything during our Wooden...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 West Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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The International Champions Cup Skills Challenge is inviting local youth and adult soccer players to exhibit their talent in four competitive challenges: dribbling, shooting, juggling and passing....

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center
2600 Vikings Pkwy
Eagan , MN  55121
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Gather & Plant: Outdoor Succulent Station Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th 9am-6pm   Summer entertaining season has begun and succulent designs are wonderful easy-care containers that...

Cost: materials only

Where:
Tangletown Gardens
5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Calling all Makers, Bakers, Influencers and DIYers! Pinner's Conference comes to the Twin Cities June 22 & 23  Calling all makers, influencers and DIYers. For the first time, the Pinners...

Cost: $8 to $49

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Bennett Events LLC
Telephone: 801.822.1333
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View the historic State, Pantages, and Orpheum theaters along Hennepin Avenue. This walking tour includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the beautifully preserved theaters in downtown...

Cost: $10

Where:
State Theatre Lobby
805 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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Kick off the 2018 Twin Cities Pride weekend with Pull for Pride, a local deadlifting competition open to all gender identities and experience levels. Co-hosted by local gym The Movement Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Father Hennepin Bluff Park
420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Movement Minneapolis, Women's Strength Coalition
Telephone: 763-210-2191
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Bingo, FREE Kid's Zone, FREE Pony Rides, Live Music, Food Vendors, Magic Show, Kiddie Parade with Prizes, Market Vendors, Bloodmobile, Beer Trailer, Wiener Dog Races, City Wide Garage Sales, Bean...

Cost: free

Where:
Missile Park
Co. Rd. 92
St Bonifacius, MN  55375
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Telephone: 612-716-5491
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

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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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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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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The 45th annual Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games is coming to the University of St. Thomas! On June 22-24, over 3,000 athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, swimming,...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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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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We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Excelsior Brewing on Saturday, June 23rd  @ 10AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery...

Cost: $30

Where:
Excelsior Brewing
421 3rd St
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

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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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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Looking to branch out and make your own recipe? In Recipe Design we will explore the realm of making your own recipes that are either true to style or true to your taste. This class is open to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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START YOUR SUMMER OFF WITH A FRESH PERSPECTIVE Few things in life create radical change like meditation. Come refresh and regroup with the Black Zen team! Join us at the peaceful Greenway Yoga...

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

Where:
Greenway Yoga
2510 Nicollet Ave. South - Suite #103 (entrance behind building)
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Black Zen
Telephone: 626-429-6409
Contact Name: Jasmine Johnson
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

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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We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Wayzata Brewing on Saturday, June 23rd  @ 2PM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery located...

Cost: 30

Where:
Wayzata Brew Works
294 Grove Ln E
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

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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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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​ Midsommar Dag is the most important holiday of the year and one of the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. The Majstang (the Swedish version of a Maypole) is decorated with...

Cost: free

Where:
Gammelgarden Museum
20880 Olinda Trail
Scandia, MN  55073
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Sponsor: Gammelgarden Museum
Telephone: 651-433-5053
Contact Name: Gammelgarden Museum
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

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

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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

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

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

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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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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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Check out local indie/alt-pop musician JØUR as she performs at Mortimer's! The songstress is already creating a buzz with her new single, “American Nightmare,” that premiered with The Line...

Cost: $7

Where:
Mortimer's
2001 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Contact Name: Annjie Houston

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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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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and 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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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

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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Join TPT to explore the Vietnam War and its enduring legacy through stories told by Minnesotans who experienced the turbulence firsthand. Kevin Kling, Cathy Wurzer, and J.D. Steele will take to...

Cost: $17 - $37

Where:
Ordway Theater
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Join us to remember stories and honor service as we seek to further understand and move forward from this troubled time. Hosted by Kevin Kling and Cathy Wurzer, with music provided by J.D. Steele...

Cost: $17-37

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Visit Grand Marais to experience intimate indoor and outdoor concerts on the North shore of Lake Superior all summer long.   Located inland of the Grand Marais Harbor at the Log Cabin...

Where:
North Shore Lake Superior
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Telephone: 612-789-2255
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The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café. Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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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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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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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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Celebrate the 11th year the bald eagle has been taken off of the Endangered Species List since it was placed on it in 1973. Take part in outdoor eagle and raptor programs, see live minnow...

Cost: Free

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave.
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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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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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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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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