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Wayne McManus sits at the hospital bedside of his dying cousin. He’s reading Mary Oliver poems aloud, the poet lying on her stomach, studying a single blade of grass, a grasshopper’s wings. His own spindly legs are crossed, knee over knee, bony silk-socked ankles nested in black wing-tipped shoes polished to mirror the sky, the laces new and waxy. His blue dress shirt snugs into the waistband of gray pleated trousers belted with Italian leather. Glasses in small metal frames pinch a narrow nose, his eyes an icy blue. Blond hair, trimmed and tidy, shot through with gray. He looks like a character from Masterpiece Theatre, not a bank teller who’s lived all his life (save one indescribable summer) in Elmyra, Nebraska.

The younger man on the bed shifts. He is quiet now, morphine dripping into his arm, his skin translucent. Wayne has read about that. The lesions, too. One high on Mark’s forehead, another on his arm. Wayne helped the nurse turn him once. Put his hands under Mark’s body and lifted him while she tugged on the stained sheet. It was like lifting a skeleton, the bones loose and jangling. He feared that some part of Mark would break off, his leg, say, or a brittle arm that would shatter on the floor to be swept up by Gladys, the scowling cleaning woman.

Mark strains to raise his head. Wayne lays the book of poetry, open and pages down, on the bedside table. The room smells of antiseptic, the walls white and sterile, but as he leans over Mark, his nostrils twitch at the foul odor emanating from Mark’s mouth.

“Do you want water?” Wayne asks.

Mark shakes his head. “What’s that?” he says, his voice whispery and coarse.

“Water?” Wayne repeats.

Mark rolls his head toward the book. “No, that.”

“Mary Oliver,” Wayne says. Then, quoting from the poet, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

“I like Bond,” Mark says.

“Bond?”

“James Bond.”

“Oh, dear,” Wayne says.

What do they have in common, really? Mark’s lived in San Francisco. He once met Jerry Garcia. Except for an occasional Christmas card, Wayne hasn’t heard from him in twenty years. He only found out that Mark was sick because Maude, the hospital receptionist, called him.

Back at the bank, through a small window, Wayne smiles at his customers (he knows them all by name) and counts out tens, twenties, hundreds, bills creased and soiled from human hands. He wears gloves.

Later, inside his house, he walks past leather upholstery, cases of books, and watercolor paintings to a back bedroom, where his hand slides along a pebbly plaster wall to flip a switch that lights 150 hurricane lamps crowding shelves around the room. Eighty-three have been electrified, but others, with their original oil wicks intact, are illuminated by lights recessed within the shelves. The lamps displayed here are his current favorites. Another 450 are boxed and labeled and tucked away in his basement. He runs his hand over the pink roses, the delicate fluted edges, hand-painted globes of exquisite little worlds.

After supper (a meal of cold turkey and salad), Wayne dons a light jacket to ward off the October chill and walks three blocks to the Johnsons’ house. He raps lightly on the door, stands patiently while Mary looks through the peephole. She lets him in, stands there in her black lace-up shoes, a gray crepe dress, her white hair mashed under a net. Her back is stooped, the only real change in her since she taught his fifth grade class fifty-three years ago. Her brother, Dave, is propped in an overstuffed chair, his arms resting on long-necked swans crocheted into doilies, a needlepoint pillow of pansies behind his head. He doesn’t rise or speak when Wayne steps in. Wayne sits forward on the edge of the Edwardian couch, signaling that he won’t stay long.

“How’s business?” Dave asks. The tube to Dave’s oxygen tank snakes across the floor. His breathing is shallow and labored.

“Not the same without you,” Wayne says, though Dave has been retired from the bank for twelve years.

Mary seats herself in the rocking chair, pulls her knitting into her lap. Heavy brocade curtains veil the windows, and the room is spiked with shadows. No television, of course. A lamp with fringed shade. Antique tables, hand-carved. An oil painting grown dark with age, a bucolic landscape, sheep on hillsides, far from the Nebraska prairie. There’s nothing of tumbleweeds or windmills in this room. Wayne wonders, as he always does, what they do all day. They don’t allow any other visitors. Their groceries are delivered from the Jack ’n’ Jill to their back door. After the boy has gone, Mary retrieves the bags from the porch. If they’re too heavy, she waits for Wayne and asks if he will carry them to her kitchen counter.

Wayne first came here because Dave told him they had an old kerosene lamp that had belonged to their mother. The top globe was broken. Worthless, Dave said. Wayne asked if he could take a look at it, and when he did, he could hardly conceal his excitement. Some unknown but gifted artist had painted a picnic by a river, two laughing young men against a backdrop of shimmering yellow and autumn gold. One extended his hand toward the other. Apart from them, seated on the ground, a woman wearing white clutched a parasol and looked off across the river, her face invisible. He bought it from them for fifteen dollars and took it to an antiques restorer down by Ogallala to have a top globe made, hand-painted with sky to make a roof over this perfect world. Whenever Mary asks about her mother’s lamp, he lies to her. Not much could be done. Packed away in my basement. Because he lies, he mows their lawn in the summer. Lights the pilot light on the furnace in the winter. When they need to go to the doctor in Scottsbluff, he drives them.

“Any news?” Mary asks.

Wayne clasps his hands, clears his throat. “My cousin Mark is in the hospital.”
“Willemina’s grandson?” Mary says.

Wayne nods. “Truman’s boy.”

Mary knits a row. She’s making socks, narrow cotton yarn, gray. She’ll wear them herself, bunched around her ankles above low-heeled shoes.

“Truman was in my class,” she says.

Wayne nods again.

“Not much of a thinker,” she says.

Wayne bristles and, at the same time, can’t fathom himself. Why should he, of all people, want to stick up for Tru?

“Mark’s dying,” Wayne says, to punish her a little.

Mary’s needles stop for a fraction of a second. He waits for her to ask him why. He’s decided he will say that it is cancer, which it is, by now. But she doesn’t ask. She goes on knitting.

Wayne is home, back in his living room, by eight o’clock. Not enough time used up. He pours himself a glass of red wine, settles into his leather recliner, adjusts the lamp, and lifts a book. He finds that he can’t concentrate, thinking instead that Mary could be a mean teacher, batting the backs of hands with her ruler, raising red welts on knuckles, making big, dumb kids—like Tru—cry out in pain.

Every day when Wayne enters Mark’s hospital room, he has to fight the urge to remove his shoes. Some old vestige of what one is supposed to do on holy ground, like Moses in the wilderness. He would not be surprised if the bed burst into flames, a sepulcher of love. He keeps reading poetry, Whitman, even Yeats, trying to understand what is happening to him. When he is sure no nurse will come barging into the room, he speaks in gentle tones. “It’s all right,” he says, though clearly it is not.

He wants to know—things. What’s it like? Love?

Sometimes Mark looks at him and speaks. “Where’s my momma?”

“She died. With your daddy, in that old truck. You remember. You were seven years old.”

“I want my momma.” Later, “Where’s Curtis?”

Wayne scoots his chair close to the bed, bends his lips to Mark’s ear. “Tell me about Curtis,” he says. He wants to hear of candlelight, whispered words, limbs entwined, taut skin sliding.

“Momma?” Mark says.

“Shhh. Quiet, now. Momma wants you to rest.”

At night, he thinks about that summer in Denver. Was that love? How could something that moved him so far outside himself be good for him? He came out of the two months he spent there like someone surfacing from a fever, dazed and disoriented. One morning, he woke and turned his head in the dim light of a hotel room. He heard sounds in the bathroom, smelled the heavy odors of sweat and semen. His glance fell on a naked light bulb dangling from the ceiling, a pair of pants thrown over the back of a chair, a cracked window repaired with yellowed tape. Before a thought could form in his head, he’d slid his feet into his shoes. I don’t know you, he was thinking, as his feet trod down the stairs. He tripped on the bottom step, something he would recall for years. He would relive the sharp stab in his ankle, but he would not remember the color of eyes or shape of jaw or the tremble in his own hand.

On the day Mark slips into a final coma, he whispers a few words to Wayne. Wayne bends low to hear them.

“I never wanted—I never wanted—” Mark stops, gasps for air.

“It’s okay,” Wayne says. What does the past matter? Truman nearly beat him to death, tied him to a barbed wire fence with his pants down around his ankles. None of that was Mark’s fault. The boy wasn’t even born yet. Don’t apologize for that sorry sonofabitch, Wayne wants to say. But all he can manage is, It’s okay.

“I never wanted—” Mark grasps him by the shirt front, pulls him down to the bed. “To be like you,” he says.

Afraid that he will start to cry, Wayne only nods. He understands completely. Who would choose this? He melts with gratitude. Transparent and relieved, as if he’s listening to Bach, his soul wrung out and connected and momentarily not alone.

“I never wanted—” Mark’s hand still clenches the front of Wayne’s starched shirt—“to be afraid. Like you.”

Wayne steps back. He raises his hand to quell the sting, as if he’s been slapped. He thinks of a string of retorts—he’s not the one who ran away—but before he can shape his lips around his defense, Mark slides under, like someone who’s fallen through ice, and though Wayne comes every day and sits longer hours, though he holds Mark in his arms through the final shudder into death, Mark doesn’t waken.

Wayne attends Mark’s funeral, though Willemina will not look at him. He does not sit with her. He stands in the back at the cemetery, not under the tarp that protects Willemina and her friends from the November wind. She did not visit her grandson in the hospital, he knows that for a fact. She neither forgets nor forgives. While Wayne stares at her stiffened back, a flock of geese rises from the river a half mile north and honks across the sky.

Two days later, Wayne is fired from his job at the bank. The banker’s son has taken over, moved back to Elmyra after Harvard and years of failure on the New York Stock Exchange. He cites change, more automation, redundancy. Wayne doesn’t even have a desk to clean out.

He doesn’t tell Mary and Dave for another week. He doesn’t want them to connect the loss of his job to Mark’s funeral, to the fact that Willemina has all the money from the sale of her ranch in that bank.

He’s sitting in their living room, under the rosy glow of the lamp, when he lets them know that he’s decided to retire.

“Oh?” Mary says. She rests her knitting in her lap.

“Why?” Dave says. He rallies to ask this question, eyes piercing, then sinks back.

“Time to do other things,” Wayne says, his voice upbeat and cheerful.

They lapse into silence. Dave falls asleep, a thin line of drool spinning from the corner of his mouth to the needlepoint pillow. It must be filthy, that pillow, and Wayne reminds himself not to touch it. Mary resumes knitting, the click-click of the needles twanging Wayne’s nerves. He rubs his forehead with his hand. He despises people who have their hands on themselves all the time, grooming a mustache, pulling their ears, pushing their glasses up on their nose. He’s pondering the larger fate of humanity, how eventually we all become what we detest, when Mary speaks.

“Have I told you about this ring on my left hand?” she asks.

Wayne shakes his head. He has wondered. A big diamond ring. An inheritance, he supposed. He’s heard there was family money. This high-quality furniture came from somewhere.

“I was engaged,” she says.

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Cost: Free

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

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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

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ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project presents Elvis Has Left the Building, featuring nine original, short plays written by professional playwrights, directed by...

Cost: Free -- just show up!

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
Website »

More information

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Dubstep is excited to announce our annual 420 party Featuring...  Mr. Carmack [Honolulu, Hawaii] https://soundcloud.com/mr_carmack...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Skyway Venue
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

Get a taste of the Twin Cities while sipping through a flight of wine with Minnesota Monthly Editor in Chief Rachel Hutton and Chuck Kanski of Solo Vino wines.

Cost: $20

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Monthly
Website »

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Pillsbury House Theatre’s award-winning Chicago Avenue Project presents Elvis Has Left the Building, featuring nine original, short plays written by professional playwrights, directed by...

Cost: Free -- just show up!

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
Website »

More information

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Dubstep is excited to announce our annual 420 party Featuring...  Mr. Carmack [Honolulu, Hawaii] https://soundcloud.com/mr_carmack...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Skyway Venue
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Join 010 Innovations and Nology Networks for a discussion on Your Business in the Cloud. Everyone is talking about the cloud. What is it exactly and how can my business...

Cost: Free

Where:
Park OffiCenter
5775 Wayzata Boulevard #700
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: 010 Innovations
Telephone: 952-467-8631
Website »

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

Trillium Woods, a resort-style senior living community opening this summer, is hosting its annual shredding event to celebrate Earth Day. Spring clean your home in an Earth-friendly way by bringing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trillium Woods
3300 Fernbrook Lane N.
Suite 225
Plymouth, MN  55447
View map »


Sponsor: Trillium Woods
Telephone: 763-400-8392
Website »

More information

The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Website »

More information

A reception to showcase student-designed outfits inspired by the exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art using nontraditional material. In partnership with the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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An Evening of Fun, Fitness and Friends! 6 - 6:30 p.m. - Registration  6:30 - 7:05 p.m. - Tabata Class  7:05 - 7:35 p.m - Yoga Class 7:30 - 9 p.m. - Live Music, Refreshments,...

Cost: $10

Where:
O'Gara's Bar and Grill
164 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: O'Gara's
Telephone: 952-406-8872
Website »

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Join us for a candid and fun chat about menopause led by staff from the Menopause Center of Minnesota.   You’ll learn how to feel like yourself again and avoid symptoms like hot...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uplift Fitness
257 Rivertown Drive
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: The Menopause Center of Minnesota
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

You’re Invited to a night of complimentary treats, Kahlúa cocktails and a screening of Fargo at the Varsity Theater! We encourage early arrival. Must be 21+ to attend. RSVP...

Cost: Free

Where:
Varsity Theater
1308 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Kahlua
Contact Name: Kellie
Website »

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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
Website »

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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

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

More information

To celebrate the release of his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens will tour North America beginning in April, making a stop at Northrop on April 22. Carrie & Lowell was...

Cost: $39.50

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Telephone: 612-624-2345
Website »

More information

Two of the the most notable pianists in their genre, Butch Thompson (Ragtime) and Axel Zwingenberger (Boogie Woogie) come together with internationally acclaimed Classic Blues singer Lila Ammons...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
Website »

More information

When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Regarded as a giant among those who know NASA’s history, the remarkable achievements of Minnesota native Robert Gilruth are largely unheralded in his home state. This year, Gilruth (1913...

Cost: $40 for single ticket

Where:
TCF Bank Stadium - DQ Club Room
2009 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: AirSpace Minnesota
Telephone: 612-727-1737
Website »

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Marketing is a creative field, and promotions frequently spiral off in odd, unproductive directions. Putting a Brand Playbook together is easy. And what improves your marketing, increases sales....

Cost: Professional Member: $20 Free Member: $30 Executive Member: Included with Membe

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: SMEI
Telephone: 800-999-1414
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

Join us for the annual Run for the Lake 5k fundraiser for the Big Sandy Lake Association sponsored by Big Sandy Lodge and Resort. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the race to follow at 10 a.m....

Cost: $20

Where:
Big Sandy Lodge and Resort
20534 487th St
McGregor, MN  55760
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A special exhibition recognizing the artistic talent of students within the Saint Paul Public Schools. Featuring the art of 60 high school students plus the work of elementary students in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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NHCC will be celebrating Earth Week from April 20-24, 2015! Our theme this year is Closing the Opportunity Gap. On April 23, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome expert, will...

Cost: Free

Where:
North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Sponsor: North Hennepin Community College
Contact Name: Ana Davis
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Disorder and crisis appears to define international affairs as President Obama heads into his final stretch and the 2016 presidential campaign starts. Is America actually facing unprecedented...

Cost: Free, but registration is requested: https://brianatwoodevent.eventbrite.com

Where:
Humphrey Forum
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Telephone: 612-625-2530
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Join us for the second annual Spare Key Benefit hosted by TeamDominic.  Enjoy wine tasting, live music, silent auction items, and hors d'oeuvres while we help Spare Key in their mission...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Intereum Inc
845 Berkshire Lane North
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 952.465.3773
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Join us for a kid - friendly reception and meet the talented student artists. Honors Art Exhibition and CreatorKids A special exhibition recognizing the artistic talent of students within the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Join the Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery for Prioress Dinner, the annual celebration of ministries and special friends awards. Learn about new initiatives and ministries during the social...

Cost: $60

Where:
Lake Elmo Inn Event Center
3712 Layton Avenue North
Lake Elmo, MN  55042
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Sponsor: Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul's Monastery
Telephone: 651-777-6850
Contact Name: Thekla Rura-Polley
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Join Wishes & More for an evening tasting event with a delicious variety of Beers, Wines, Whiskeys, and Vodkas along with Food Pairings from the Lucky's 13 menu!

Cost: $40 in advance - $50 at the door

Where:
Lucky's 13 Pub
3000 Harbor Lane N
Plymouth, MN
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Sponsor: Wishes & More
Telephone: 763-502-1500
Contact Name: Joelle Nelson
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Zeitgeist’s 5th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. One of the 20th century’s...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
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Annual event featuring Lake Effect & Chill Factor

Cost: Adults $15, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Senior $10, Students$7, UMD Students $5

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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

Cost: $2,295

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

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host a trunk showing of the Alex Sepkus collection of fine artisan jewelry on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5...

Cost: free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
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MNsure is now a feature of Minnesota health care but it has faced clear challenges that were crystallized in the Legislative Auditor’s report.  What lessons can be learned from the...

Cost: Free, but registration is requested: https://mnsurevauditor.eventbrite.com

Where:
Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Telephone: 612-625-2530
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Plant trees with Great River Greening in the South Washington Conservation Corridor!  This 80-acre parcel is part of a larger greenway in the watershed providing critical native habitat and...

Cost: Free

Where:
South Washington Conservation Corridor
5900 Woodbury Dr
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-665-9500
Contact Name: Jen Kader
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Clear your calendars for April 24th, Minneapolis! Timmy Williams will be with us at Day Block Brewing in Downtown Minneapolis for a night filled with comedy wonderment.  Timmy is a member...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Day Block Brewing
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Celebrate International Sculpture Day with the opening reception of Amy Toscani’s show, This Just In. Amy Toscani, Minnesota Artist and Franconia alum will be opening her show, This Just...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia in the City @ Casket
1781 Jefferson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Franconia Sculpture Park
Telephone: 651-257-6668
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MinnRoast is MinnPost's annual song-and-skit variety show featuring your favorite local politicians, journalists and media types. Scheduled to appear: Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Reps....

Cost: $12-$175

Where:
Historic State Theatre
805 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: MinnPost
Telephone: 1-800-982-2787
Contact Name: Ashleigh Swenson
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On 24 April 2013, 1133 sweatshop workers were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in our...

Cost: Free, but space is limited

Where:
Minnesota Textile Center
3000 University Avenue SE
#100
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: KinShop Ethical Trading Partners
Telephone: 612-715-1002
Contact Name: Bobbi Higgins
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Love Notes From Heaven ~ A Healing Evening with Jessica Valor Please join me for an unforgettable and treasure filled evening connecting with loved ones and Spirit, guided healings, and...

Cost: $22

Where:
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
4401 Upton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Annual event featuring Lake Effect & Chill Factor

Cost: Adults $15, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Senior $10, Students$7, UMD Students $5

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
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Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Zeitgeist’s 5th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. One of the 20th century’s...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Seven Lions at Skyway Theatre --- SEVEN LIONS — http://sevenlions.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SevenLions https://soundcloud.com/seven-lions https://twitter.com/SevenLionsMusic As...

Cost: $20

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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Cost: $10

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Join walkers from all over southern Minnesota and the Greater Twin Cities under one roof for one reason - to find the cause of premature birth and ways to prevent it.

Where:
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: March of Dimes
Telephone: (952) 835-3033
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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

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


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

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host a trunk showing of the Alex Sepkus collection of fine artisan jewelry on April 24 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and April 25 from 10 a.m. to 5...

Cost: free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Kidabaloo is a fun-filled day for the whole family! You and your family don’t want to miss a day packed with music, bounce houses, face painting, games, prizes and so much more. PLUS a...

Cost: $10 – Adult; $5 – Adult; $25 – Family 4Pack (must include one adult)

Where:
UCR Regional Sports Center
851 30th Ave SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-286-1010
Contact Name: Caitlin Stephenson
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The Northern Voice Festival is Minnesota's first ever month-long singing festival, promoting self-produced events across the state of Minnesota from April 10th to May 10th,...

Cost: $5-$20

Where:
Downtown St. Paul
, MN


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Northern Brewer hosts a speaker TBA for a lecture on growing your own hops! You will be walked through some history of hop-growing in the United States, what to consider when planting you own...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer Co.
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
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Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place for family fun. There are games appropriate for all ages, musical entertainment, rides and a variety of food options. Plus, there’s plenty of...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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A special exhibition recognizing the artistic talent of students within the Saint Paul Public Schools. Featuring the art of 60 high school students plus the work of elementary students in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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  Best of Minnesota Music Festival will feature 6 1/2 hours of music created by musicians who are from or who now live in Minnesota. 10 Minnesota Music Icons will join School of Rock...

Cost: $15

Where:
Minnesota Music Cafe
499 Payne Ave
St. Paul , MN  55130
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Frankie’s Friends, a foundation that helps financially strapped families with the cost of lifesaving veterinary care for their pets, is hosting a clay shoot on Saturday, April 25, at The...

Cost: $150

Where:
Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club
Prior Lake, MN


Sponsor: Frankie's Friends
Telephone: 763-227-5585
Contact Name: Andrea Kish-Bailey
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The Festival—presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul—features regional, national and international premieres of more than 250 award-winning independent feature-length,...

Cost: Prices vary

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theater
115 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
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Doors at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8 p.m. Free parking.  “Bua evokes the good times that Irish traditional music so often celebrates,” playing in a manner to “raise the...

Cost: Advance $16 or $20 at the door

Where:
The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: The Celtic Junction
Telephone: 612-874-8892
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On Saturdays in April (4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25), Sid the Science Kid will be stopping by the Minnesota Children's Museum from 4-8pm. Bring your camera and join us in the Atrium for a special...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Threshold features works by six local artists that address a transition between places, or between stages of life. The exhibition’s title refers both to a physical passageway and to a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pop-up gallery at Fair Oaks Apartments
2434 Clinton Avenue, #28D
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Clear your calendars for April 24th, Minneapolis! Timmy Williams will be with us at Day Block Brewing in Downtown Minneapolis for a night filled with comedy wonderment.  Timmy is a member...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Day Block Brewing
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A cancer diagnosis is devastating wherever it is delivered. But in northern Tanzania, it is often a death sentence. Join us in transforming cancer care in a region that currently has no...

Cost: $125/early bird ticket; $150/individual ticket; $1500/table (10 tickets)

Where:
The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania
Telephone: 612-790-4549
Contact Name: Matea Wasend
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Honoring the spirit and conviction of our namesake, Harriet Tubman, we help survivors on their journey to freedom— freedom from violence. Women, youth, men, and families find...

Cost: $150

Where:
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Southeast Oak Street
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Tubman
Telephone: (612) 825-3333
Contact Name: Laura de Rosier
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. The immensely popular shows are set in the present day, which means unlike...

Cost: $69.95 plus tax/fees

Where:
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
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Breanna's Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna's Gift, an organization bringing classes and workshops in visual arts, dance, music, theater and "Art...

Cost: $50 before April 20 - $65 after April 20 and at the door.

Where:
Valliere Room Braemar Golf Course
6364 John Harris Drive
Edina, MN  55439
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Sponsor: Breanna's Gift
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Zeitgeist’s 5th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. One of the 20th century’s...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Which would you choose: Love or Knowledge? Blue Stockings, a new play by Jessica Swale, asks this provocative question. Set in 1896, the year Girton College became the first college in Britain to...

Cost: $6 for all students (with valid ID); $16 standard.

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612 625-7461
Contact Name: Deb Pearson
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Annual event featuring Lake Effect & Chill Factor

Cost: Adults $15, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Senior $10, Students$7, UMD Students $5

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
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For JazzMN’s season finale, they are joined by Bob Mintzer, an LA-based jazz saxophonist, composer/arranger, big band leader, and member of the storied fusion group, The Yellowjackets. He...

Cost: $32-$34 for adults; $10-$22 for students

Where:
The Auditorium at Hopkins High School
2400 Lindbergh Dr
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
Telephone: (612)242-4791
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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When panic grips a city plagued by violence, its residents turn on each other.  A theatrical meditation on fear and loathing, inspired by Fritz Lang’s cinematic masterpiece, M, this...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 w 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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High Brow and the Shades is good times and moving feet. We offer the best in dance music over the last five decades.  Come join our high energy show band at Schuller's for great music,...

Cost: Small cover charge

Where:
Schuller's Tavern
7345 Country Club Dr.
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Sponsor: High Brow and The Shades
Contact Name: L Orcutt
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Seven Lions at Skyway Theatre --- SEVEN LIONS — http://sevenlions.com/ https://www.facebook.com/SevenLions https://soundcloud.com/seven-lions https://twitter.com/SevenLionsMusic As...

Cost: $20

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Celebrate your child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Guests will enjoy pizza, games, a special birthday show with Chuck E. and take home awesome souvenirs. There are party...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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