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5th Annual Uncommon Loon Awards



Smile, Minnesota! Not since the reign of Jesse the Mind have we garnered so many national headlines—for so many wrong reasons. What to do? Give Loonie Awards to every celebrity, politico, and just plain loonatic who has brought us to the brink—and laugh until we cry.

 

Can we still expect a Michael Graves “Great Poets” plunger?

Most retailers’ surveys simply ask about the selection of bras and the attentiveness of clerks. One of Target’s, sent to customers last June, inquired, essentially, if we were losers. Probing their shoppers’ psyches, Target asked respondents whether they agreed with such statements as, “I am a superior person” or “I could disappear from the face of the Earth and no one would notice” or “Poetry has little or no effect on me.” So many customers complained, however, that the survey was yanked faster than last year’s Mossimo tees.

Reasons we should have seen this coming

Wade Campbell was arrested last summer after allegedly threatening to shoot his son’s St. Paul Little League coach. But there was already plenty of evidence that the disgruntled father had a few strikes against him.
  • When his son was up to bat, just before the incident, Campbell says he swore at the kid and admonished him, “You need to swing.” Ouch.
  • Campbell was convicted of violating an order for protection in 1992 and for disorderly conduct in 2003, the latter for confronting a neighbor who allegedly attacked him with a snowblower.
  • Campbell, in an interview with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, said he practices baseball every night with his son, because he wants to spare the boy the abject shame of non-athleticism. A childhood football coach once told Campbell, “You’re just a piece of sh-t.” “That stuck with me my whole life,” Campbell said. 

Uneasy rider

Among the things you cannot do at the airport: Leave unattended luggage, accept packages from unknown persons, jabber on your Bluetooth (well, it should be illegal), and, it seems, ride your bicycle. Stephan Orsak found that out the Taser way when he cycled up to the Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport: The 50-year-old was quickly apprehended and zapped by airport police. Asked why the Lindbergh Terminal lacks bicycle access, a spokesperson told the Star Tribune that the airport has run out of room, and, in any case, there hasn’t been demand. We can see why.

The Award for Least-Convincing Excuse goes to…

“[I was] looking for something that my wife accidentally threw in the Dumpster.” — Senator Norm Coleman, explaining how he received a large gash on his forehead

That’s the last time we take medical advice from Stephen King

When Russell Daniel Angus wanted his testicles removed, due to chronic pain, he didn’t consult doctors or surgeons—you know, amateurs. Instead, he hired so-called “professionals,” mysterious men who set up a makeshift operating room in his home last July and fled before the St. Paul man awoke from surgery to find himself bleeding heavily, and indeed sans testicles. Police have had difficulty locating the men, however, as Angus told the cops he doesn’t want the bunglers to get into trouble. Now that takes cojones.

Just exercising his rights

So he barks. So he shouts, “Go, Al!” on the treadmill. So he puts his sweat-soaked towel in his mouth and shakes it like a dachshund. At least Al Franken’s flamboyant workout habits, as tattled to City Pages by fellow dwellers in his downtown condo building, mean the comedian/candidate has no problem with self-motivation.

Clothes unmake the man

Kids today just can’t keep their pants on. Case in point: 20-year-old Keith Bellanger allegedly burglarized the house of Wayne Boniface, in Duluth last September, and, after a tussle with the 69-year-old homeowner, wound up running for cover in more ways than one. “In today’s world,” the 69-year-old Boniface told the Duluth News Tribune, “pants are worn fairly loose. I pulled his pants, and his pants and underpants and shoes came completely off.” When cops asked Boniface whether he could identify the suspect, he replied, “Oh yeah. I believe he’s the only guy running nude in Duluth.” We’re less certain.

Pimp, my ride!

What do you do when your ex-boyfriend/sponge takes your car—again—without permission? If you’re Starsky, Hutch, or, apparently, Blythe Jarrett of St. Paul, you jump on the hood—with your four-month-old baby—and hang on for more than a mile, swerving through traffic and bumping over curbs. Hollywood (and child services) take note.

Nice catch

The leaping fish set to adorn Minnesota’s newest Critical Habitat license plate was rejected by a panel of fishermen last May because it “resembled a walleye but acted like a bass,” according to the Star Tribune. Walleyes, said those who apparently would know, don’t jump so flamboyantly. And so the image that officials believed was just a stylized every-fish has now been redrawn as an honest-to-goodness bass. Next up: Changing “Land of 10,000 Lakes” to “Land of 11,842 Lakes”?

Pardon me!

You know things are bad at the Star Tribune when they feel compelled to cheat to beat the Pioneer Press. But that’s what Par Ridder, the former Pi Press publisher, allegedly did when he jumped to the Star Tribune last spring, taking with him a laptop computer full of confidential information, a USB drive loaded with financial secrets, and, for all we know, the water cooler. In fact, here are our best guesses as to what else Par Ridder might have taken:
  • Joe Soucheray’s Minoxidil
  • Every printing-press font save for Wingdings and Noodle Script
  • Commissary recipe for Tuna Surprise
  • All Christmas decorations, cookies, and Cindy Lou Who
  • The paper’s three Pulitzer Prizes
  • Old Laura Billings columns (hubba, hubba!)
  • Everything not nailed down

 

Wasn’t this a MacKenzie Brothers movie?

After getting toasty fighting fires, volunteer firefighters in New Ulm can get toasted back at the station house, now that a measure approving brewskis after fire calls passed the City Council. The council president supported the beer break, according to the New Ulm Journal, saying, “I feel these [firefighters] who put themselves at risk in fighting fires are responsible enough to know when they’ve had too much.” But a city attorney expressed concerns that liability and drinking on the job went together like gasoline and matches.

Dead asleep

Winona’s reputation as a sleepy little town was solidified when a local man was stabbed 11 times but told police he couldn’t identify his assailants because he slept through the attack. The 23-year-old claimed, in fact, that he didn’t realize anything was wrong until his grandmother pointed out to him that he was covered in blood.

At least wait until you’ve tasted the lutefisk

American Idol judge Randy Jackson pronounced Minneapolis “Minne-hopeless” during a round of particularly poor auditions for the TV show held at the Mall of America. And the show’s resident cynic, Simon Cowell, belittled one reject, saying, “You have just summed up Minneapolis for me…useless in everything.”

Exit strategy

Let’s see if we can get this straight: A Wisconsin man attends a darts tournament at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency hotel, goes out drinking, and later runs down the hotel’s 17th floor hallway, crashes through a double-paned window, falls 16 stories—and survives. And this is surprising because…? Clearly, you people just don’t understand darts.

Sorry, sort of

Rochester City Council member Pat Carr, who told a female employee (cue adult film soundtrack), “Oh, I’d like to spank you some time,” was symbolically paddled by his peers when the council voted to censure him. But judging from his response (“My initials are P.C., but apparently I’m nowhere near P.C.”), it’s debatable whether he understood his offense—at least as questionable as earlier invitations to the same woman to have a beer with him in the parking lot. C’mon, at least ask her to a restaurant.

Red, white, and ewww

It’s time to bring the sweatshops, er, flag home, bellowed Representative Larry Howes as the Minnesota Legislature voted to require that all American flags sold in the state be made not in China or Indonesia but in the good ol’ USA. Curiously, legislators vainly attempted to tack numerous other pro-America amendments onto the measure, including making English the state’s official language and requiring lawmakers to drive American-made cars. Banning Commie-made flags is one thing, but we’ll be damned if we’re driving a Taurus.

Grave offense

What do you want on your tombstone? I’ll have what he’s having, was the apparent answer of a Dawson man whose tombstone etching was allegedly plagiarized. The etching depicts a pastoral, sunlit horizon, a wooden fence, and two deer beside a rural road—an image copyrighted not by the company that carved the man’s monument but a rival headstone maker, who is now suing for infringement, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I’m walking my way back to heaven” reads the man’s epitaph. Perhaps he’d better run.

Passing the smell test

Cowplop bingo has been put out to pasture. The game, a popular charitable fundraiser in rural Minnesota, involves betting on where—in a field of roped-off squares—a cow will lay its cake. State regulators believe the animal can be influenced to favor one square over another—enough to ban the game. Organizers’ response? B.S.

Six things we learned from Senator Larry Craig:

  1. The term “layover” means different things to different people.
  2. If you drop the TP on the floor, just let it lie.
  3. Whatever airport police officers earn, it’s not enough.
  4. Those two guys in the stall next to you may not actually be checking each other for ticks, as you’d hoped.
  5. We’ve been wasting our time thinking the real airport action was at Chili’s.
  6. The wider your stance, the narrower your views. 
Tim Gihring is Minnesota Monthly’s senior writer.

Badgers Behaving Badly

The long and the sword of it

Remember when you could enjoy porn without a guy attacking you with his three-foot sword? In Oconomowoc, James Van Iveren kicked in the door of a neighbor’s apartment wielding a cavalry sword because he thought he heard a woman being raped—but the sound was from a pornographic movie the hapless tenant was watching. “Where is she?” Van Iveren demanded, according to police, thrusting the sword at Bret Stieghorst while searching for the purported damsel in distress. (Van Iveren claims he never threatened Stieghorst with his weapon: “I had the sword extended. But that was all.”) He would’ve called police but, he says, he had no phone.

The short arm of the law

Brown County sheriff Dennis Kocken gave himself a ticket after accidentally plowing his squad car into a vehicle he was pursuing in a village near Green Bay. (He says he was distracted by a snowblower near the road’s edge.) No word on whether he roughed himself up before throwing himself back in his squad.

Dead man running

Talk about a do-nothing mayor. John Malchine won re-election in the town of Norway despite having died more than two weeks earlier. In fact, he ran unopposed. Residents said some voters may not have realized the 71-year-old had died, or were simply paying tribute to his past service. We suspect Libertarians.

Shoot, now we’ll never get our act on Star Search

Two heads are better than one—except when they belong to Harvey J. Miller and Edwin H. Marzinske, of Dorchester, who were cited for drunken driving after police spotted the two men driving the same truck. Miller, who has no legs, was steering while Marzinske operated the pedals. Miller made the astute, if fruitless, defense that since he doesn’t have any legs he wasn’t really operating the truck. Police pondered the metaphysical possibilities of this argument for perhaps five seconds before hauling the men in.—T.G.

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August 2015

Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Saint George Greek Summer Festival Experience A Weekend In Greece Without Leaving Minnesota Join us for Gyros, Souvlaki, Lamb and Chicken dinners, Greek Pastries, Flaming Cheese,...

Cost: Free to attend, food and beverages on sale

Where:
Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
1111 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church
Telephone: 917-445-4839
Contact Name: George Mastrogiorgis
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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
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Join Midwest Home for the 2nd annual Luxury Remodeling Tour.  Find inspiration from some of the Twin Cities’ top remodeling projects with budgets ranging from $300,000 and...

Cost: Tickets for purchase

Where:
Multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities area
, MN


Sponsor: Midwest Home Magazine

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Your HPB Bibliomaniacs are super-excited for the release of Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers’ The Day the Crayons Came Home on August 18. Your neighborhood HPB is planning a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Half Price Books
2481 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

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

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Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
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Stanley's Northeast Bar Room will be teaming up with No Dog Left Behind. Donating $1 from each pint purchased (only on the patio) to NDLB. An few adoptable dogs will be featured and...

Cost: Special happy hour prices

Where:
Stanley's Northeast Bar Room
2500 University Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: No Dog Left Behind
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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) Minnesota supports independent filmmakers and other media artists through education, funding, consulting and networking as part of its...

Cost: Free for Friday and Sunday, $100 for Saturday Gala

Where:
550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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For twenty years, BareBones has been stimulating audiences' senses with their visionary parades, outdoor installations, and spectacle performances that involve stilts, bicycles and gigantic...

Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Where:
Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Rd
Eagan, MN  55123
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Telephone: 651-454-9412
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Starring Meghan Wolff, Maggie K. Sotos, Sophie Brossard, Eric Heiberg, MJ Marsh, and Sean Dillon A ruthless competition where actors try to make the best and longest scene, and where the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Come celebrate art in all its forms!  Includes displays and exhibits, hands-on audience participation, seminars, and the opportunity to purchase unique items - jewelry, pottery, water color...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Downtown Powerplant
Austin, MN  55912


Sponsor: AACA
Telephone: 507-434-0934
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
Website »

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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

More information

Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

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


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

More information

Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
View map »


Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
Website »

More information

Starring Meghan Wolff, Maggie K. Sotos, Sophie Brossard, Eric Heiberg, MJ Marsh, and Sean Dillon A ruthless competition where actors try to make the best and longest scene, and where the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
Website »

More information

Show More...
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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

More information

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...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Trading Academy Minneapolis
7900 International Drive Suite 170
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Website »

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Focus Pointe Global Minneapolis is looking for Men and Women with a child / children in diapers that are between the ages of 0-3 months to participate in an upcoming study. Qualifying respondents...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Focus Pointe Global

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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
Website »

More information

Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

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


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

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Every Tuesday in August, we're giving you the chance to spend a Date Night with your special someone. Enjoy dinner for two at CRAVE, Pittsburgh Blue, or Good Earth at Galleria. Stop by...

Cost: Varies by dining location

Where:
Galleria Edina
69th Street & France Avenue
Edina, MN  55435
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Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

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


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

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Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
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Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
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Starring Meghan Wolff, Maggie K. Sotos, Sophie Brossard, Eric Heiberg, MJ Marsh, and Sean Dillon A ruthless competition where actors try to make the best and longest scene, and where the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

The Bridge Chamber Music Festival is proud to announce its 14th season, August 20-27, in Northfield, MN. The annual concert series is held at various venues and dates over a week's span in...

Cost: $5

Where:
Urness Recital Hall
1500 St Olaf Ave
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Bridge Chamber Festival
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
Website »

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Everyone experiences stress and trauma. The impacts are different for everyone, as every individual copes in his or her own way. This workshop is designed to introduce participants to basic...

Cost: $50

Where:
Learning and Environmental Sciences building, R380
1954 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: U of M College of Education and Human Development, Office of Professional Devleopment
Telephone: 612-626-6341
Contact Name: Sara Najm
Website »

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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

More information

Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
Website »

More information

Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

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


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

More information

Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
View map »


Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
Website »

More information

Starring Meghan Wolff, Maggie K. Sotos, Sophie Brossard, Eric Heiberg, MJ Marsh, and Sean Dillon A ruthless competition where actors try to make the best and longest scene, and where the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

A collaboration of 3 remarkable chefs (Tim Mckee, Sameh Wadi of Saffron and World Street Kitchen, & Steve Hesse) will feature multiple courses all from a heritage lamb. You won't want to...

Cost: $75 per person

Where:
Libertine
3001 Hennepin Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 952-240-3551
Contact Name: Maddy
Website »

More information

July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
Website »

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Cost: Free

Where:
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141 E. 4th Street
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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. 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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Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
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Join us at the In a New Light Gallery for an evening of wine and watercolor. There will be relaxing, laughing, and delicious wine! We will begin with basic techniques to get everyone in touch...

Cost: $10 per person

Where:
Northwest Passage's In A New Light Gallery
7417 North Bass Lake Rd
Webster, WI  54893
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Sponsor: Northwest Passage
Telephone: 715-309-4254
Contact Name: Brenda Martin
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Come on out to Music in Mears on Thursday, August 27th to see the Pedal to the Metal foundry in action. We will be creating bronze tokens for public art project Find Me Hide Me:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 5th St E
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Forecast Public Art
Telephone: 218-205-7784
Contact Name: Klara Wagnod
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Starring Meghan Wolff, Maggie K. Sotos, Sophie Brossard, Eric Heiberg, MJ Marsh, and Sean Dillon A ruthless competition where actors try to make the best and longest scene, and where the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent...

Cost: $25-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
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All Originals Jazz Series presents Bryan Nichols Quintet: Brian Nichols, piano, JT Bates, drums, James Buckley, bass, Brandon Wozniak & Michael Lewis, saxophones. All Originals is a weekly...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Join Day Block Brewing on Thursday Aug 27th as they host Nooky Jones, unveiling their exclusive beer specially designed in collaboration with the brewing team at Day Block Brewing - a part of their...

Cost: $12

Where:
Day Block Event Center
1103 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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The Bridge Chamber Music Festival is proud to announce its 14th season, August 20-27, in Northfield, MN. The annual concert series is held at various venues and dates over a week's span in...

Cost: $5

Where:
Carleton Concert Hall
1 North College St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Bridge Chamber Festival
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
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The Meeting Waters Friday, August 28, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015  Whittier Studios Reception: Friday, August 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Uniting artists from disparate...

Cost: Free

Where:
MCAD Whittier Gallery
2840 Grand Avenue, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-874-3793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud

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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. 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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Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts Patio and Grill open at 4pm, Happy Hour 4 – 6pm, Music at 5:30 – 9pm Free admission.  Rain or shine. Fresh food & cold drinks....

Cost: Free

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: 507 Magazine
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Jay “Jayder” Kalk formed Church of Cash in sunny Honolulu back in 2010. With an uncanny grasp of the Man in Black’s catalog and many years of experience touring the United States,...

Cost: $5

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
North Mankato, MN  56003
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Sponsor: Mankato Brewery
Contact Name: Curt Van Asten

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Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

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


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

More information

Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
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The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 third quarter exhibition: MINGEI INSPIRATIONS Raymond Avenue Gallery proudly presents the pottery of Lee Love and the paintings of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
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Starring Meghan Wolff, Maggie K. Sotos, Sophie Brossard, Eric Heiberg, MJ Marsh, and Sean Dillon A ruthless competition where actors try to make the best and longest scene, and where the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent...

Cost: $25-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Bria Blessing for Ukraine (North American Tour) Don’t miss your chance to hear the magic voice of Bria Blessing, American Ukrainian, who has been living in Ukraine for more than 15 years...

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Hopkins High School Theater Auditorium
2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Join Day Block Brewing on Thursday Aug 27th as they host Nooky Jones, unveiling their exclusive beer specially designed in collaboration with the brewing team at Day Block Brewing - a part of their...

Cost: $12

Where:
Day Block Event Center
1103 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
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Join SoFabU On the Road for an all day blogging Conference on August 29th at Mall of America. This event is open to all bloggers and influencers. There will be two keynote...

Cost: $59.99-$149.99

Where:
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: SoFabUOTR
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Join us in supporting Yoga For Water! Yoga For Water is an event, which will be held in participating yoga studios throughout the nation on August 29. The goal is to raise awareness and funds to...

Cost: Donation

Where:
YogaFit Studios Excelsior
494 Water St.
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: YogaFit Studios Excelsior
Telephone: 952-401-8888
Contact Name: Sarah
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Discover your power to heal! Reiki I - Level I Reiki is about acquiring the healing ability. In a Reiki I session students will learn the following: Summary of Reiki – origins,...

Cost: $150

Where:
Rising Sun Reiki Studio
4180 West Broadway
Suite B3
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Rising Sun Reiki Studio
Telephone: 612-940-5851
Contact Name: Cyndi Stavrou
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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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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Website »

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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...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Trading Academy Minneapolis
7900 International Drive Suite 170
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: (952) 814-4424
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Join us for a salon-style show featuring new works by hundreds of artists including Israeli artist Shay Kun and local artists Carl Bretzke, Mary Lingen, Wayne Meineke, Mike Welton, Kevan...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Douglas Flanders & Associates
818 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612791-1285
Contact Name: Douglas Flanders
Website »

More information

Join us in supporting Yoga For Water! Yoga For Water is an event, which will be held in participating yoga studios throughout the nation on August 29. The goal is to raise awareness and funds to...

Cost: Donation

Where:
YogaFit Studios Northeast Minneapolis
520 1st Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: YogaFit Studios Northeast Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-444-2151
Contact Name: Jillian
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The Meeting Waters Friday, August 28, 2015 – Sunday, August 30, 2015  Whittier Studios Reception: Friday, August 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Uniting artists from disparate...

Cost: Free

Where:
MCAD Whittier Gallery
2840 Grand Avenue, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-874-3793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud

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2015 BLONDES VS. BRUNETTES TWIN CITIES   Help the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter advance Alzheimer's care, services, programs and research by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Concordia University | Seafoam Stadium
1380 Concordia Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN
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Telephone: 410-627-0561
Contact Name: Nicole Atkinson
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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

Where:
Red Wing Depot Gallery
418 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: Red Wing Arts Association
Telephone: 651-388-7569
Contact Name: Arlene Roth
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Join us in supporting Yoga For Water! Yoga For Water is an event, which will be held in participating yoga studios throughout the nation on August 29. The goal is to raise awareness and funds to...

Cost: Donation

Where:
YogaFit Studios Linden Hills
4507 France Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: YogaFit Studios Linden Hills
Telephone: 612-444-1991
Contact Name: Grace
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Join A Little Green Festival for a late summer celebration! Bring a picnic and enjoy the free music of The Fairlanes (Doo-wop & pop hits from the 50's and 60's) and Late for Lunch...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wolfe Park Amphitheater
3700 Monterey Drive
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Little Green Women
Telephone: 612200-0329
Contact Name: Jenny Webber
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Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

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


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

More information

Franklin Arts Center | Resident Artists Gallery will host a new body of work by Minneapolis artist Sara Suppan. Suppan’s paintings explore the relationship between the home and its...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franklin Art Center Resident Artists Gallery
1001 Kingwood St
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
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Join Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy for our newest fundraiser, Wine & Dine for Climate, at Minnesota's oldest operating winery: Alexis Bailly Vineyard! Enjoy a selection...

Cost: $50

Where:
Alexis Bailly Vineyard
18200 Kirby Ave. South
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy
Telephone: 612-278-7147
Contact Name: Katie Siegner
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Th Saint Henry's Catholic Church Parish Festival runs for two whole days and High Brow and The Shades & Who Knows It? (the Twin Cities only musical game show) performs on Saturday, August...

Cost: Free

Where:
1001 East 7th Street
Monticello, MN  55362


Sponsor: Saint Henry's Catholic Church
Telephone: (763) 295-2402
Contact Name: Linda@highbrowandtheshades.com
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In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent...

Cost: $25-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Website »

More information

July 13, 2015 – White Bear Lake, Minn. – White Bear Lake is an extraordinarily picturesque Minnesota city that has maintained its small-town character over the past 150 years. It is...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Telephone: 612-990-0126
Contact Name: Lynn Nelson
Website »

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