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Minnesotans of the Year

One is a surgeon, the other a publisher. For five decades, Henry and Emilie Buchwald have transformed lives—one patient, one book, at a time.


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On the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, two names are emblazoned on different monuments about a hundred yards apart: Emilie Buchwald and Henry Buchwald. Married 52 years, they have given life to four daughters, thousands of patients, and more than a million books. Both have been publicly hailed as geniuses. And though thousands of students pass those monuments every day, most have no idea that because of Henry they might live longer and because of Emilie they have something more ennobling to read than the self-help hit He’s Just Not That Into You.

Henry is a surgeon, a professor, and a researcher at the University of Minnesota. He has been at the U since 1960, when he was discharged from Air Force duty as a flight surgeon. For his early work on surgical control of cholesterol, he was honored in 1991 on the floor of the U.S. Senate. For his current work in bariatric, or obesity, surgery—once pejoratively known as stomach stapling—the 74-year-old is internationally recognized as a leader, an advocate both for surgery’s use in battling the weight-gain epidemic and for obesity’s classification as a disease like any other.

Emilie is the founding editor of Milkweed Editions, a nonprofit press in Minneapolis that has long been recognized as one of the country’s leading literary publishers—an achievement that earned her the McKnight Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award in 2002. Emilie left Milkweed three years ago when she thought Henry was going to retire. But Henry didn’t retire, so at age 71, she has begun a new venture: the Gryphon Press, which just a few months ago published the first two books in what she hopes will be a new niche in children’s literature—picture books that advocate a humane relationship with animals instead of dressing up the critters in ruffled frocks.

From most angles, surgery and publishing appear as disparate as, well, obesity and animals. But Emilie’s mission—to transform people through literature—is not so far from Henry’s. What could be more life-changing, after all, than shedding hundreds of pounds? Or more humane than adding years to a life? The Buchwalds have different means, but a similar end—leaving a better world than the one they were born into. And now, at the culmination of their careers, they are confronting two issues currently confounding the country.

ON A WEDNESDAY MORNING at the U of M Medical School, several dozen people are assembled in the surgical conference room. Nearly all of them are female and white. Several require wheelchairs. Sporting a preponderance of sweatpants, most do not look so different from the hospital workers outside the room or the pedestrians on the street. And they aren’t—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two out of three American adults are just like them: overweight or obese.

Photo by Joe Treleven

This is an information session for people considering bariatric surgery, a variety of procedures that result in stomach reduction and, it is hoped, the eventual loss of a tremendous amount of weight. Henry and his colleagues hold these sessions at the U several times each month, drawing more and more attendees. The surgery’s popularity has ballooned more than 400 percent in this country during the last decade, with 12,775 procedures performed in 1998 and 600,000 surgeries estimated for 2011.

An extremely tan woman with tall boots and long, blonde hair—an employee of the U’s health center—opens the session with a discussion of post-surgery nutrition. She had the operation herself recently and shrank from a size 22 to 2. Someone asks whether she was worried about reaction to her choice to have the procedure. “You mean from the ‘normal’ population?” she responds. “I was super-paranoid.” The people in this room belong to a community of sorts, with its own lingo and a you’re-among-friends candor. The health worker, for instance, fields some casual criticism that not enough of the chairs in the room are “obesity-friendly”—that is, chairs with extra support and without armrests. “I was so waiting for someone to fall through the chairs,” she jokes.

Henry sweeps in, with a doctor’s hurried pace and distinguished air that belies the fact that he’s easily the smallest person in the room. Henry stands about 5-foot-5, with a bit of a hunch now, but his bedside manner is commanding, if compassionate. “He is a straight shooter,” wrote a past patient on a website where the formerly obese discuss bariatric surgeons. “I told him I was leaning toward the DS [duodenal-switch] procedure, and Dr. Buchwald’s response was, ‘Son, there is no leaning toward; it’s not like we can change our mind once we open you up.’ ” Another gushed, “He is a sweetie!” Speaking to the prospective patients, Henry is mostly blunt: “You have a disease,” he tells the group. “You overeat. You are hyper-metabolizers—you take in calories and convert them to fat. It’s the way you were born, just like hair color.”

Henry explains the differences between the three procedures he performs—gastric bypass (by far the most popular, in which the stomach is stapled to divide and shrink it), vertical banding (stomach stapling with the addition of a rubber ring to slow the flow of food into the stomach, holding it up long enough to make a person feel full), and the duodenal switch (in which part of the stomach is actually removed). While he has the body cavity open, Buchwald says, he’ll also take out the gall bladder if it has gallstones in it, and fix any hernias. “And if the ladies want their tubes tied, I can do that, too,” he quips.

Of course, there are risks. “You can die,” Buchwald tells his audience. Bariatric surgery has a mortality rate of less than half a percent—far better than cancer treatment, though still one in 200. About 80 percent of patients have excellent results. Some need a second surgery, and others “out-eat” the operation, continuing to pack in too many calories to benefit from the treatment.

To many, obesity surgery seems extreme. Even Henry, who has performed thousands of the procedures, equates it to attacking the problem with a hammer. “It’s a stupid way to treat this disease,” he says, “but it works.” He’ll argue, in fact, that it’s the only tool his profession has at the moment to help the morbidly obese, those for whom diets, drugs, and exercise work poorly if at all. He’s also quick to note that despite the surgery’s current boom, only 2 percent of those eligible for the surgery are having it done. “People say [the surgery] is out of hand, that we’re doing too much of it,” he says. “But would the American public tolerate treating just 2 percent of people with AIDS or cancer or diabetes?”

During the information session, Henry ticks off some of the problems associated with obesity: sleep apnea (in which people repeatedly stop breathing during sleep), diabetes, arthritis, gallstones, and many forms of cancer, including those of the breast, ovary, prostate, liver, and colon. “The sum total is that if you’re a woman you give up nine years of living, 12 for men,” he says. And then he lists obesity’s other evils: “Obesity isn’t fun. There is a social, marital, sexual prejudice.” The obese have more trouble finding work than other people, he says. “[Employers] think you’re unsightly. And you’re expensive—they don’t think you can do the same day’s work.” After obesity surgery, these associated problems often disappear along with the weight.

Around the room, there are plenty of nodding heads. For these people, obesity isn’t just a disease, it’s a stigma. And worse: “It’s the last socially permissible prejudice in America,” Henry says.

HENRY AND EMILIE experienced discrimination as soon as they were born to Jewish families in Vienna—Henry in 1932, Emilie in 1935. As children, they were running for their lives, fleeing the atrocities that would culminate in the Holocaust.

Photo by Joe Treleven

Henry arrived in the United States with his mother in 1938. His father was forced to wait, trapped by the U.S. quota system, which favored the emigrants of certain nations over others. In 1939, after several hazardous escapes from the Nazis, Henry’s father finally joined his family in New York City—at the same time Emilie and her parents arrived. In fact, they arrived on the same boat.

The families met years later, when they happened to rent vacation homes across the street from one another in the Catskills. Henry was then 17; Emilie not quite 14. Five years later, in 1954, they married. Over the next few years, Henry finished medical school at Columbia University, served in the Air Force, and accepted a residency at the University of Minnesota, which was then basking in the glow of having pioneered the world’s first open-heart surgery. Surgery did not have the negative connotation here that it did in New York. (“Smart ones go into medicine, dumb ones go into surgery—they’re technicians,” Henry recalls of the East Coast attitude then.) He also was enticed by the U’s policy of allowing residents to do research—a rare thing out East. Emilie, too, ended up at the U, teaching Shakespeare just as the English department was blossoming.

Life in Minnesota was an adjustment for a Jewish couple in a famously Lutheran land, though mostly a positive one. The day the Buchwalds arrived in Minneapolis, they accidentally drove into the Aquatennial parade, and a policeman pulled them over. Accustomed to brusque New York cops, they were pleasantly surprised when the officer simply asked if they wanted to park somewhere and enjoy the festivities. “We knew then that it would be very different living here,” Emilie recalls.
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Join the Playwrights' Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2015-16 Ruth Easton New Play Series. https://pwcenter.org/ruth-easton-series   SEEK by Susan Soon He Stanton...

Cost: Free

Where:
Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
Contact Name: Jessica Franken
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As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

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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Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

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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The Bayside Grille’s commitment to fresh, all natural and minimally processed ingredients. Our Poultry: All natural, antibiotic free, no sodium nitrate, no MSG, vegetable fed, free range, no...

Cost: None

Where:
Bayside Grille
687 Excelsior Blvd
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Bayside Grille
Telephone: 952-470-8439
Contact Name: Bob Ziton
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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
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New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
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The Black Woods Blizzard Tour is a 3-day snowmobile ride and fundraiser for The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter.   The Tour's motto is to 'Never...

Cost: $200 deposit, with minimum $1,500 donations raised

Where:
Black Woods Grill & Bar
195 Highway 2
Proctor, MN  55810
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Sponsor: ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter
Telephone: 612-455-8322
Contact Name: Sandy Judge
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Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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Welcome to the Hump Day Chronicles, hosted by Manny Duke brought to you by Galactic Pizza. Every Wednesday Open Mic starting on 10/21 Come listen to some of the Twin Cities hidden gems as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Galactic Pizza
2917 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Galactic Pizza
Telephone: 708-704-7742
Contact Name: Manny
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The Jackson Leadership Lecture Series features key executives from the business community speaking about a range of leadership topics. It is a breakfast lecture series held the first Thursday of...

Cost: Free for students, $20 for others

Where:
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

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

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Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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Material Mythologies brings together works in textile, beading, metal, ceramic, and glass by five artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 e. 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-797-2571
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Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

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 the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

Cost: free

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

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Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
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The Bayside Grille’s commitment to fresh, all natural and minimally processed ingredients. Our Poultry: All natural, antibiotic free, no sodium nitrate, no MSG, vegetable fed, free range, no...

Cost: None

Where:
Bayside Grille
687 Excelsior Blvd
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Bayside Grille
Telephone: 952-470-8439
Contact Name: Bob Ziton
Website »

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The Black Woods Blizzard Tour is a 3-day snowmobile ride and fundraiser for The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter.   The Tour's motto is to 'Never...

Cost: $200 deposit, with minimum $1,500 donations raised

Where:
Black Woods Grill & Bar
195 Highway 2
Proctor, MN  55810
View map »


Sponsor: ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter
Telephone: 612-455-8322
Contact Name: Sandy Judge
Website »

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New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

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Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Social Science: The Science of Sex Explore the ins and outs of sex and attraction in the natural world through hands-on activities with a playful twist. Let's talk birds and bees; because nerdy is...

Cost: $12-$17

Where:
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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St. Paul Preparatory School (SPP) is holding an admissions open house on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at their campus in downtown St. Paul. SPP is a private international college...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cray Plaza
380 Jackson Street
Suite 100
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-288-4610
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Learn how your student can have a truly international education. St. Paul Preparatory School, a private college preparatory high school, is having their Fall Open House on Thursday, February 4th,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Paul Preparatory School
380 Jackson Street
Suite 100
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Dear World Guest directed by Sarah Rasmussen Music direction by Peter Vitale Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sheena Janson, JuCoby Johnson, Kris Nelson, Janet Paone, Thomasina Petrus, Shawn...

Cost: $5-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

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Don't miss the Twin Cities premiere of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a new film celebrating the breadth and depth of the life of one of the most prodigious poets and activists of the past century. Sonia...

Cost: $7 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at the door

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand February 5-6 during regular store hours to meet British jewelry artist Jo Hayes Ward who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her...

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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We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 339-8007
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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
View map »


Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

More information

Material Mythologies brings together works in textile, beading, metal, ceramic, and glass by five artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 e. 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

More information

Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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Tickets are now available for City of Lakes Waldorf School's 24th Annual Circus, taking place on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6 at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre. This...

Cost: $5-10

Where:
Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theater
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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The Bayside Grille’s commitment to fresh, all natural and minimally processed ingredients. Our Poultry: All natural, antibiotic free, no sodium nitrate, no MSG, vegetable fed, free range, no...

Cost: None

Where:
Bayside Grille
687 Excelsior Blvd
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Bayside Grille
Telephone: 952-470-8439
Contact Name: Bob Ziton
Website »

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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
Website »

More information

New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

More information

Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

The Black Woods Blizzard Tour is a 3-day snowmobile ride and fundraiser for The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter.   The Tour's motto is to 'Never...

Cost: $200 deposit, with minimum $1,500 donations raised

Where:
Black Woods Grill & Bar
195 Highway 2
Proctor, MN  55810
View map »


Sponsor: ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter
Telephone: 612-455-8322
Contact Name: Sandy Judge
Website »

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  WHAT:         Celebrate Chinese New Year at Midtown Global Market with a free, open to the public celebration featuring live music, a traditional lion dance by Ha Family Lion Dancers,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake St #G10
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Midtown Global Market
Contact Name: Abby Brownell

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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
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Enjoy great wine and food during this special weekend at Grand View. The annual winter wine and culinary experience offers a variety of flavorful fun, education, and of course, more than...

Cost: $255+

Where:
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN  56468
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Telephone: 866-801-2951
Website »

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Don't miss the Twin Cities premiere of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a new film celebrating the breadth and depth of the life of one of the most prodigious poets and activists of the past century. Sonia...

Cost: $7 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at the door

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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The second-annual imPulse Happy Hour comes to Flat Earth Brewing (Feb. 5) and Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery (Feb 6) for two nights of great music and libations. This year's event, subtitled...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
​Flat Earth Brewing Company
688 Minnehaha Ave E St
Saint Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: MPLS (imPulse)
Contact Name: Sam Grace

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Come see art brought to life! Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota’s “Art in Motion” is a unique artistic performance featuring dances choreographed by the inspiration and influence of local...

Cost: $16

Where:
Lakeville Area Arts Center
20965 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-452-3163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris directed by Craig Johnson YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369 Feb. 5 – March 6, 2016 This February, Craig Johnson directs Yellow Tree...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

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Dear World Guest directed by Sarah Rasmussen Music direction by Peter Vitale Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sheena Janson, JuCoby Johnson, Kris Nelson, Janet Paone, Thomasina Petrus, Shawn...

Cost: $5-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Taking hockey back to the pond with a 4-on-4 hockey tournament on Kangaroo Lake featuring 6 divisions – Open A (Pro, college, or junior level players), Open B (high school, organized, or...

Cost: $290 per team

Where:
Kangaroo Lake
Baileys Harbor, WI  54202


Sponsor: Door County Brewing Co.
Telephone: 920-915-9880
Contact Name: Myles Dannhausen Jr.
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WHAT:                       Big Climb MPLS EVENT:...

Cost: 25

Where:
Capella Tower
225 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Minnesota Chapter
Telephone: 612-259-4502
Contact Name: Michele Asmussen
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This informative workshop gives instructors the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes that are founded on flow yet grounded in the safety of exercise science. The learning includes...

Cost: Early-bird: $399

Where:
YogaFit Studios Northeast Minneapolis
520 1st Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: YogaFit Studios and YogaFit Training Worldwide
Telephone: 612-444-2151
Contact Name: Megan Murphy
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Join us for an exciting Medtronic TC Kids Marathon culminating event designed just for kids at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse!

Cost: N/A

Where:
University of Minnesota Fieldhouse
1800 University Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Twin Cities In Motion
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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand February 5-6 during regular store hours to meet British jewelry artist Jo Hayes Ward who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her...

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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We EXPANDED this show to be our LARGEST EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all...

Cost: $6 or FREE with food shelf donation

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events
Telephone: 952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
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We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 339-8007
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Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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Whistler Bottling, located in Forest Lake, is an old-fashioned soda company, bottling over 50 flavors of craft soda--in an 8 oz returnable glass bottle.   Join us on Saturday, February 6th and...

Cost: Free entry

Where:
Whistler Bottling
1520 9th av sw
forest lake, MN  55025
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Sponsor: Whistler Bottling
Telephone: 715-410-0083
Contact Name: Jesse Hopkins
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Material Mythologies brings together works in textile, beading, metal, ceramic, and glass by five artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 e. 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-797-2571
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

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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Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

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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Tickets are now available for City of Lakes Waldorf School's 24th Annual Circus, taking place on Friday, February 5 and Saturday, February 6 at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theatre. This...

Cost: $5-10

Where:
Woman's Club of Minneapolis Theater
407 West 15th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: City of Lakes Waldorf School
Contact Name: Kitty O'Brien
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Twin Cities Women's Choir presents Our Fair Ladies. A musical feast in courses celebrating female composers and chefs. We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to musical and culinary...

Cost: Advance $20, Door $22

Where:
St Paul’s United Church of Christ
900 Summit Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Women's Choir
Telephone: 612-333-8292
Contact Name: Erica Mauter
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The biggest outdoor winter party in Minnesota is back for a 7th year. The Beer Dabbler, in partnership with The Saint Paul Winter Carnival will host The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival on Saturday,...

Cost: $40-$99

Where:
The Midway at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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The biggest outdoor winter party in Minnesota is back for a 7th year. The Beer Dabbler, in partnership with The Saint Paul Winter Carnival will host The Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival...

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

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: The Beer Dabbler
Telephone: 651-260-4184
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
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Join us for NCC’s favorite winter gathering — make your own chili bowl, meet and greet our featured artists. Compete in our Chili Cook-off or vote for your favorite chili...

Cost: $5

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 339-8007
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The Bayside Grille’s commitment to fresh, all natural and minimally processed ingredients. Our Poultry: All natural, antibiotic free, no sodium nitrate, no MSG, vegetable fed, free range, no...

Cost: None

Where:
Bayside Grille
687 Excelsior Blvd
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Bayside Grille
Telephone: 952-470-8439
Contact Name: Bob Ziton
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New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
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The Black Woods Blizzard Tour is a 3-day snowmobile ride and fundraiser for The ALS Association, MN/ND/SD Chapter.   The Tour's motto is to 'Never...

Cost: $200 deposit, with minimum $1,500 donations raised

Where:
Black Woods Grill & Bar
195 Highway 2
Proctor, MN  55810
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Sponsor: ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter
Telephone: 612-455-8322
Contact Name: Sandy Judge
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BUY TICKETS / MORE INFORMATION:  fashionshow.design.umn.eduDiscovering one’s IDENTITY is a continuous evolution, an attempt to strike a balance between self-exploration and finding one’s...

Cost: $12-55

Where:
Ralph Rapson Hall
89 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Join more than 500 community leaders, volunteers and friends of The Arc Greater Twin Cities for a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, dinner and music by Sonny Knight & the Lakers as...

Cost: $175/person

Where:
Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55114
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Sponsor: The Arc Greater Twin Cities
Telephone: 952-915-3634
Contact Name: Pam Carlson
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This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
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Robert Adanto's The F Word explores radical “fourth-wave” feminist performance through interviews with a new generation of feminist artists who use their bodies as subject matter. Because...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Auditorium 150
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Telephone: 612-874-3793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Enjoy great wine and food during this special weekend at Grand View. The annual winter wine and culinary experience offers a variety of flavorful fun, education, and of course, more than...

Cost: $255+

Where:
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN  56468
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Telephone: 866-801-2951
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Minneapolis, MN. Saturday, February 6th at 7pm – Come celebrate the release of Today Means Amen, Sierra DeMulder's newest collection of poetry, published by Andrews McMeel, publisher of Calvin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Honey
205 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-859-4734
Contact Name: Sierra DeMulder
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The second-annual imPulse Happy Hour comes to Flat Earth Brewing (Feb. 5) and Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery (Feb. 6) for two nights of great music and libations. This year's event, subtitled...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
1179 E Pearl St
Kasota, MN  56050
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Sponsor: MPLS (imPulse)
Contact Name: Sam Grace
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High Brow and The Shades salutes our veterans at the American Legion on Saturday night beginning at 7:30 pm in Savage.  Come on out and join us. 

Cost: N/A

Where:
American Legion
12375 Princeton Ave
Savage, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Legion
Telephone: 952 894 6940
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As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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Don't miss the Twin Cities premiere of BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez, a new film celebrating the breadth and depth of the life of one of the most prodigious poets and activists of the past century. Sonia...

Cost: $7 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at the door

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Higdon blue cathedral Liszt Les Préludes Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) This concert is dedicated to composers who truly changed music. We’ll feature the greatest musical revolutionary,...

Cost: $5.00 - $30.00

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Telephone: 507-286-8742
Contact Name: Sarah Phelan
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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris directed by Craig Johnson YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369 Feb. 5 – March 6, 2016 This February, Craig Johnson directs Yellow Tree...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Dear World Guest directed by Sarah Rasmussen Music direction by Peter Vitale Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sheena Janson, JuCoby Johnson, Kris Nelson, Janet Paone, Thomasina Petrus, Shawn...

Cost: $5-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Invest a few life-changing hours in our Power Trading Workshop, where you’ll learn:   How to identify points where supply and demand are out of balance and price is about to move. The two...

Cost: free

Where:
Online Trading Academy Minneapolis
7900 International Drive Suite 170
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Online Trading Academy Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 814-4410
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