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Can Eliot Halverson make it to the Olympics—without leaving St. Paul?


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FROM THE AGE of 7, Eliot Halverson had craved the spotlight. So this was perfect. On a steamy afternoon in August, he stood on a stage at the Minnesota State Fair alongside two of the world’s best—and best-known—figure skaters: two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan and 2006 Olympian Emily Hughes. Halverson, now 17, was there to promote the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which take place this month at the Xcel Energy Center. He was the local connection, the fresh-faced St. Paul kid everyone (the organizers hoped) wanted to see.

Seven months earlier, Halverson had won the national junior men’s championship, just one year after he’d won a national novice title. It was a remarkably swift, though not unprecedented, ascent for a male skater, and his success was already garnering attention outside the cloistered world of figure skating. The city of St. Paul, where he lived with his mother, older brother, and younger sister, declared April 21 as Eliot Halverson Day. 

Now, for the state fair’s figure-skating day, he was on stage in Carousel Park, where 300 people had crammed onto benches to see a program emceed by KARE-11’s Eric Perkins. Skyride gondolas slid by overhead; the aroma of cooked sausage wafted across the park. Kerrigan, who once famously called a Disney World parade “corny,” smiled diplomatically through the decidedly corny ceremony. But Halverson couldn’t stop beaming. That he was still months away from actually qualifying for nationals seemed to worry only his mother, Deborah, who sat in the crowd trying to look inconspicuous. When Perkins asked Halverson about training at the St. Paul Figure Skating Club, he grinned even wider. “There’s no other place I’d rather be,” he said.

That gave some comfort to his coaches, Ann Eidson and Ted Engelking, who have never trained an Olympic skater, which many believe Halverson has the potential to be. If Halverson makes it to the 2010 games, it will be historic. Since 1952, only one figure skater from Minnesota has qualified for the event: Minnetonka’s Jill Trenary, who finished fourth at Calgary in 1988. And Trenary, the 1990 world champion, had to leave home to do it. As a teenager, she moved to Colorado to work with the legendary Carlo Fassi, who had coached Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamill to Olympic gold.

Yet Halverson is determined to become an Olympian while living and training in St. Paul, and not just because it could be prohibitively expensive for Halverson’s parents to pay for his training elsewhere. “I feel very fortunate,” he says. “I have all my family and all my friends here, and I’ve never had to change anything to better my skating.”

Sitting in the dining room of the Arts and Crafts–style bungalow in St. Paul she shares with her kids, two golden retrievers, a cockatiel, and a fish, Halverson’s mother, Deb, puts it another way: “Joe Mauer’s from here,” she said. “We don’t have to go to a big training center to do it—and we want to prove it.”

Photo by Paul Harvath,
courtesy U.S. Figure Skating

A LITTLE SIGN marks the switchback turn off St. Clair Avenue that leads to Pleasant Arena, home of the St. Paul Figure Skating Club. A parking lot separates the drab two-story building from the Ramsey County compost site, with railroad tracks and I-35E beyond.

For years, hockey players termed the place Unpleasant Arena for its bone-chilling cold. Now, an overhead heating element keeps the air inside the rink at a consistent 55 degrees, perfect conditions for figure skaters, who need softer ice to ease the jolt of landing jumps.

On this August morning, Halverson takes the ice shortly before 10 a.m. His sleek, black workout clothing makes the lithe Halverson, who is 5-foot-7 and 130 pounds, appear scrawny. Yet it quickly becomes obvious that Halverson is the most accomplished skater on the ice. He glides through the first lap of his warm-up skate faster and smoother than any of other teens and preteens with whom he’s sharing this session.

Adolescent figure skaters can often be self-absorbed and surly, the predictable result of constantly being told how special they are. Not Halverson. In between spins and jumps, he stands and applauds other skaters. “He always cheers for the other kids,” says Eidson, who is also the club’s program director. “Some rinks, they’ll just cheer for the good kids. He treats them all as equals, and with respect.”

Club skaters are required to formally thank their coaches before leaving the ice. Halverson does so with a flourish, skating to Eidson and raising his right arm as if finishing a dance move in a Broadway show. “You never have to remind him to do that,” Eidson says. “Some kids do it because they have to. When Eliot does it, it’s genuine. He really means it. That’s one of his best qualities in identifying him and working with him—and one of his best qualities when he competes. The judges can see that.”

That Halverson took to skating at all still stumps his parents. Born in Colombia, Eliot is the middle child of three unrelated South American kids adopted by Phil and Deb Halverson. The 18-year-old Ian, Eliot’s older brother, was also born in Colombia, while Mariah, 13, is from Paraguay. Both parents say that at 6, Eliot began imitating figure skaters he saw on television. Not long after, he asked for ice skates, which he taught himself to use on the pond behind their house. Each year on Super Bowl Sunday, the Halversons and their neighbors held a mini-Olympics. Eliot quickly became the star attraction. “His mother and I would watch him skate, and look at each other when he would do things, and say, ‘Did you see that?’” says Phil Halverson. “He was doing jumps and spins, and I’m thinking to myself, Do other kids do these things? I had no frame of reference. I was thinking that it seemed quite remarkable.” When Deb took Eliot to Minnetonka for his first lessons, he saw pictures of Trenary. Amazed that someone from Minnesota had skated in the Olympics, he soon made it his goal, too.

His parents, who separated in 1999 and divorced in 2003, have remained supportive. Phil, an allergist who lives in Maple Grove, has since remarried, and Eliot spends every other weekend with the family. Deb sold her Maple Grove townhouse three years ago to buy the St. Paul bungalow, which is within walking distance of Pleasant Arena. She works two part-time jobs and home-schools Eliot and his sister. “My parents were separated when I was 8,” says Eliot. “I had to go through things a lot of 8-year-olds didn’t have to go through...[but] I’m lucky I have two different families that want the best for me—on and off the ice.”

PICK AN ICE RINK anywhere in Minnesota, and chances are it was once home to a future Division I college hockey or NHL player. But a world-class figure skater? You’d have better luck finding a world-class mountain climber. Though Minnesota has produced novice and junior champions, few have seen success as seniors, the top level. 

At Pleasant Arena, 70 banners hang from the rafters, honoring the St. Paul Figure Skating Club’s national champions and international qualifiers going back to 1939. But the club’s Olympians fit on one banner: John Lettengarver, a fourth-place finisher in 1948, and the pairs team of Janet Gerhauser and John Nightingale, who were sixth in 1952.

Gerhauser, now Janet Carpenter, still lives in the Twin Cities and has been a skating judge for many years. She has no explanation for the dearth of Minnesota Olympians, but believes Halverson has a good shot to make the games. “It’s really unlimited what he can do,” she says.

What he has done already is extraordinary. Halverson is one of only nine men since 1932 who’ve won national novice and junior titles in back-to-back years, a list that includes two-time Olympic gold medalist Dick Button, Lettengarver, and defending senior national champion Evan Lysacek.

Not unlike their young peers in tennis or gymnastics, ambitious young figure skaters often relocate to find the right coach, the right training site, the right choreographer. But no one who knows Halverson expects that to happen. Part of the reason is that Halverson feels he doesn’t need to. Until last year, world-famous Russian coach Alexei Mishin made annual visits to the Twin Cities for clinics, which Halverson relished. Last summer, when Halverson had trouble mastering a triple axel—a jump he needed to be competitive as a senior—Engelking and Halverson flew to Colorado Springs to work with respected coach Kathy Casey at the Olympic Training Center.

Several years ago, Eidson tapped Svetlana Kulikova, a young Russian ice dancer-turned-choreographer based in Connecticut, to work with Halverson. “Two peas in a pod,” Eidson calls them. Last summer, Halverson flew to Connecticut to work with Kulikova, and she came here in October. “If Eliot needs something, we’ll get it for him,” says Eidson.

This season, Halverson took an important developmental step by moving up to the senior level in national competitions, though he still competes as a junior internationally. That’s not unheard of—Michelle Kwan did it, too—but it comes with financial risk. As the U.S. junior champion, Halverson earned a $10,000 stipend from U.S. Figure Skating toward his yearly expenses. To maintain that funding, he must finish at least fourth at the St. Paul event this month, which will be difficult. It took Lysacek, for example, five years to make the top four at the highest level after winning a junior title. “It’s a little scary, I guess,” Halverson says, but “I needed a new goal.”

Last year, Halverson earned bronze medals in his first two international events. This year, attempting more difficult programs, he took fifth and seventh. “We didn’t place as well as last year,” Engelking says, “but we’re happy with the improvement in his skating.”

The seasons ahead will get tougher for Halverson, competitively and financially. Halverson says he is looking toward the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, though 2014, when he’ll be 23, may be more achievable. Unlike their female counterparts, male figure skaters take longer to develop. Halverson doesn’t yet have the strength to hang with the world’s best. 

This month’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships will provide Halverson his biggest exposure yet. It will also be the biggest test of Halverson’s hometown strategy, perhaps giving hope to those who’d like to see another Olympian’s banner hang from the rafters of Pleasant Arena.

Pat Borzi is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer. He wrote about the Olympic curling team for the February 2006 issue of Minnesota Monthly.
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Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

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

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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

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


Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

More information

  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

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

More information

Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of Craft in America: Crossroads. This episode of the Peabody Award-winning PBS Craft in America series explores “the intersections of craft,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Contact Name: Ann Benrud
Website »

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

More information

Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
View map »


Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

More information

Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

More information

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
Website »

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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

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


Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

More information

  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

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


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

More information

Strictly Social is a fun, low-key social networking event for women of all ages & stages of life.Shelli Stanger Nelson, Guest Speaker"Your Story Is Your Medicine: A Prescription for Healing"Shelli...

Cost: $30

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Join the Duluth Art Institute for a talk with David Beard, UMD Associate Professor of Rhetoric, Scientific and Technical Communication. Come hear about your favorite games and what they tell us...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan Std
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Lili Hall founded KNOCK in 2001 after 14 years in brand-building and business development. Throughout those years, Lili dreamed of starting a branding and design firm that would fulfill her...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W Lake Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO
Telephone: 612-512-5600
Contact Name: Emily Strong
Website »

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Lili Hall founded KNOCK in 2001 after 14 years in brand-building and business development. Throughout those years, Lili dreamed of starting a branding and design firm that would fulfill her vision...

Cost: 15-20

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake St.
Suite 100 (Lake St. entrance)
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in August, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior. Glensheen is one of the...

Cost: Free

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

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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Gather your friends to explore the Washington County Parks Trail system at Lake Elmo Park Reserve!1-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf,...

Cost: Free (w/ valid vehicle permit)

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo , MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Website »

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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Contact Name: Ann Benrud
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Minneapolis is among the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America. To celebrate, Wahl will be at the Minnesota State Fair August 24-26, 2017. A 30-foot mobile barbershop will be parked in front...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minnesota State Fair
, MN

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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Michael Jackson to be featured at Victor's on Vinyl Eric H. Paulson, President and CEO of Compagno Hospitality and owner of Victor’s on Water announced that Thursday August 24 Victor's on Vinyl...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
Victor's on Water
205 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Celebrity chefs from the Twin Cities team up with Madden’s chefs for a very delicious weekend. Madden’s Food & Wine weekend is filled with unique culinary events- Caribbean cookout with rum...

Cost: Starting at $194.50 per person, per night

Where:
Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN  56401
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Come celebrate 39 years of fun at Woodbury Days! This 3 day community festival is FREE to attend and packed full of entertainment and activities! View a full schedule of events on our website...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ojibway Park
2695 Ojibway Dr
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Woodbury Days Council
Telephone: 651-735-0409
Contact Name: Theresa Janechek
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Minneapolis is among the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America. To celebrate, Wahl will be at the Minnesota State Fair August 24-26, 2017. A 30-foot mobile barbershop will be parked in front...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minnesota State Fair
, MN

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
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Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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From it’s origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugar drinks. Come learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic rich and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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A summer tradition since 1963 that gets better with age. This year marks the 54th year of the Original Rochester Greek Fest, held on the grounds of the Greek Orthodox Church.  Join us for great...

Cost: Free

Where:
Holy Anargyroi Church Grounds
703 West Center Street
Rochester, MN  55904
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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Celebrity chefs from the Twin Cities team up with Madden’s chefs for a very delicious weekend. Madden’s Food & Wine weekend is filled with unique culinary events- Caribbean cookout with rum...

Cost: Starting at $194.50 per person, per night

Where:
Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about....

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake George Park
1101 7th St S
St Cloud, MN  56301
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Sponsor: The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter
Telephone: 612-672-0484
Contact Name: Ashley
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Friday, July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.–Sunday, September 17, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Main Gallery Reception: Friday, July 28, 6:00-9:00 p.m.Curator and Artist's Talk with April Greiman: Friday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Come celebrate 39 years of fun at Woodbury Days! This 3 day community festival is FREE to attend and packed full of entertainment and activities! View a full schedule of events on our website...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ojibway Park
2695 Ojibway Dr
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Woodbury Days Council
Telephone: 651-735-0409
Contact Name: Theresa Janechek
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Between 1915 and 1928, four movie theaters were built between Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues, a good example of the nationwide trend at the time. The Uptown/LynLake area is one of the few areas where...

Cost: $10

Where:
Calhoun Square
3001 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-588-1671
Contact Name: Katy Epler
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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Participating artists and recommenders: Megan Bauman via Randy Johnston @ UWRF | Joelle Ferrara via Andy Shaw @ LSU | Gabby Gawreluk via Kate Maury @ UW–Stout | Dorae Hankin via Kelly Connole @...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Minneapolis is among the Most Facial Hair Friendly Cities in America. To celebrate, Wahl will be at the Minnesota State Fair August 24-26, 2017. A 30-foot mobile barbershop will be parked in front...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minnesota State Fair
, MN

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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Every 4th Saturday of the month we’re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
1007 West Broadway Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: NEON
Telephone: 612-302-1505
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Bring the process and creations of the professional breweries to your garage. This class will demonstrate a single infusion all-grain batch and cover topics, equipment, and techniques relevant to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
View map »


Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
Website »

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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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A summer tradition since 1963 that gets better with age. This year marks the 54th year of the Original Rochester Greek Fest, held on the grounds of the Greek Orthodox Church.  Join us for great...

Cost: Free

Where:
Holy Anargyroi Church Grounds
703 West Center Street
Rochester, MN  55904
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  Fall registration During Open House your child can take FREE Trial Class (can’t attend if late for class) while you will meet teachers, observe class,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Celebrity chefs from the Twin Cities team up with Madden’s chefs for a very delicious weekend. Madden’s Food & Wine weekend is filled with unique culinary events- Caribbean cookout with rum...

Cost: Starting at $194.50 per person, per night

Where:
Madden's on Gull Lake
11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN  56401
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Where:
Xcel Energy Center
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The Glo Run is a night time 5K thru a Neon Luau themed glowing wonderworld of a course. You will be taking selfies galore in front of huge glowing pineapples, giant glowing luau dancers, light...

Cost: $29.99

Where:
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 W 84th St.
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: Special Olympics Minnesota
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With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She's charmed audiences across the country with her...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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