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Great Places to Work

Right now, lots of us are happy just to get a paycheck that doesn’t bounce. But there are dozens of companies in Minnesota that offer employees something more, from generous retirement plans and cool office environs to subsidized child-care and no-cost health care. Here, 48 companies that treat their employees like customers.


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Darrell Eager

You knew times were tough when Google axed the free snack bars. But with the economy in a nosedive and retail sales slumping faster than a frat boy post-bender, companies are making cutbacks. The perks of the 1990s—trips to Fiji for mail-room clerks, laptops for mascots—are long gone. Business ain’t bad all over, though. Looking for rays of hope amid a gloomy forecast, Minnesota Monthly asked consultants, academics, and workplace experts to name companies that offer benefits that are unique or above-average or astonishingly generous. Then we called up the companies to verify the rumors. What we discovered surprised us. Small and big, these employers cared about their employees—and they made efforts to keep them humming and happy. Don’t believe such places exist? Take a look. Maybe it’s time to dust off that resumé.
 

GREAT FOR HEALTH CARE

SALA Architects

Minneapolis
44 Minnesota employees
If you haven’t seen an increasingly bigger chunk of your paycheck going to health care in recent years you’re either: (1) among the 7 percent of Minnesotans who don’t actually have any health insurance, or (2) you work at SALA Architects, a small Twin Cities–based home-design firm that covers 100 percent of health-care premiums for employees. Of course, offering complete medical and dental care is expensive, says SALA principal Katherine Hillbrand, but managers believe it pays off in worker loyalty. “When it comes down to why people work here, I think that’s one of the reasons,” Hillbrand says. “It’s a draw and it helps us keep steady employment.”

The firm doesn’t pick up the cost of putting family members on the plan, but they’re eligible if an employee wants to add them and premiums can be paid pre-tax. “I have no complaints about the coverage we have,” says Ann Hauer, a designer with the firm’s Stillwater office who enrolled her son in the plan. Though she only works 30 hours a week, she still gets the same coverage available to full-time employees at SALA. “A few years ago, I had hip surgery and everything was covered,” Hauer recalls. “I can’t imagine having big premiums and huge deductibles.”
 

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel

Prior Lake
4,000 Minnesota employees
Unlimited care. No copays. Access to four different clinics owned by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux. All tallied, it’s a good bet that Mystic Lake workers and their families have access to one of the best, most-affordable health-care plans in Minnesota.
 

General Mills

Golden Valley
5,400 Minnesota employees
Employees at headquarters have access to an on-site health clinic that provides no-cost same-day appointments for flu shots, lab work, x-rays, dermatology services, physical therapy, eyeglass services, and more.
 

GREAT FOR WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Hennepin County

Minneapolis
8,000 Minnesota employees
The county developed the HealthWorks program to emphasize employee wellness. There are seminars and classes about everything from smoking cessation to laughter yoga. “It’s a continuum of health,” says Jill Hamilton, the HealthWorks’ director. At the Government Center in Minneapolis, there is an on-site clinic that offers free services; and employees have access to flu shots and screenings for blood glucose, bone density, and body composition. To encourage employees to fit exercise into their lives, there is a reimbursement plan known as “Trade Time for Fitness.” It allows workers to use the monetary equivalent of unused sick days to be reimbursed up to $1,500 per year for health-club memberships and pay for fitness-equipment purchases. Over the last three years, Bob Smutka, a senior human-resources representative, has used the program to buy a bicycle, weights, a Bowflex machine, and a bike trainer that allows him to use his cycle indoors. “I’m more active now,” he says, adding that he’s lost 20 percent of his body  weight since buying the equipment.

“It gets you started exercising and then you build from there.”
 

Carlson Companies

Minnetonka
4,500 Minnesota employees
At any Minute Clinics (including the one at Carlson Companies’ headquarters), employee copays for services are just $5. An internal “BeWell” website publicizes such programs as yoga at the office, and the company recently began offering an online tool for managing personal health records.
 

Dakota Electric Association

Farmington
214 Minnesota employees
The company offers generous health-club reimbursements, brown-bag lunches on topics such as “emotional intelligence,” and an annual health fair with free melanoma and cholesterol screenings. A “Biggest Loser” club encouraged employees to lose a combined 1,820 pounds over three years.
 

GREAT FOR FITNESS FACILITIES

Mayo Clinic

Rochester
32,000 Minnesota employees
To provide better care for patients, Mayo Clinic employees are encouraged to take care of themselves. The philosophy becomes reality at the 115,000-square-foot Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, which opened in 2007. Employees, retirees, and immediate family can join for $25 a month. If an employee uses the gym at least 15 times during three months, the fee is reduced.

In Rochester, 44 percent of the 32,000 employees belong to the club. The facility includes a women-only studio, an indoor track, and a demonstration kitchen for healthy-cooking instruction. Caer Vitek, an education coordinator at Mayo, has been a member for three years. “If I couldn’t get in a workout, there’s no way I could do a desk job,” she says.
 

Fallon

Minneapolis
197 Minnesota employees
Recently relocated to a new space, the company has a free in-house fitness facility, with a locker room and sweeping views of downtown Minneapolis from the 23rd floor of the AT&T Building. A personal trainer keeps an office on the premises, too.
 

ING Direct

St. Cloud
525 Minnesota employees
For $10 a month, employees can join Energy Zone. Open 24 hours a day, the facility has a variety of workout equipment, a meditation room and studios for yoga and Pilates classes. There’s also an on-site registered nurse and a six-month wellness plan that tracks overall health.
 

GREAT FOR CHILD-CARE

Aveda

Blaine
600 Minnesota employees
The folks at Aveda are known for their love of Mother Earth: The company’s products are packed with herbal essences and things like beeswax  and black tea. So it probably won’t surprise you that last fall, employees scurrying through the halls at headquarters hardly blinked when they encountered a small table brimming with free produce: tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, and gourds.

The bounty was, in fact, grown by wee agrarians from the Aveda Child’s Garden, the company’s on-site daycare program. “Even in winter, we spend time outside,” says program director Lorie Dahlheimer. “In nice weather, we might be outside for up to three hours.” Thirty-six kids are currently enrolled in the program, which is subsidized by the company and open to kids ranging in age from 6 weeks to 4 years. Dahlheimer says the program is based on the Waldorf School model, emphasizing imaginative play and close interaction with the natural world. “I was excited about that philosophy,” says Lisa Benevento, a 10-year Aveda employee who has a daughter in the program. Kids participate in company celebrations, Benevento notes: They go trick-or-treating through the offices on Halloween, or sing for workers’ anniversaries. Benevento also appreciates the round-table discussions on parenting issues that the school sponsors. Having child-care on-site at work also means having one less stop during the morning and evening commute, and Benevento says she has stopped by during the day to administer medicines for ear infections or attend to other child-related matters. “Sometimes,” she adds, “it’s fun just to peek through the window and see what they’re doing.”
 

Medtronic

Fridley
7,800 Minnesota employees
In addition to providing market-rate child-care at both its world headquarters in Fridley and its new facility in Moundsview, the medical-devices manufacturer offers parents emergency backup care when regular child-care services are unavailable or a kid gets sick.
 

GREAT FOR FAMILY LEAVE

Target

Minneapolis
30,000 Minnesota employees
New moms can take advantage of Target’s flextime policies and job-sharing opportunities, as well as compressed schedules. Employees have access to discounted rates on child-care, and, in cases of emer-gency, have access to low-cost backup child-care at Bright Horizons Child Care in Minneapolis. A maternity support program provides moms with information on exercise plans, screenings, childbirth classes, and home baby care, and even includes two follow-up screenings with OB nurses and tests for postpartum depression. Target is definitely a family-friendly company, says Heather Christensen, who works in the communications department in downtown Minneapolis: “Most of the people around me have kids, and as I walk through the hall, I see so many other pregnant women that I’m pretty sure that [mindset] isn’t going to change anytime soon.” And dads aren’t left out of the picture either: They can take up to 16 weeks paternity leave (without pay) after a birth or adoption.
 

Goff & Howard

St. Paul
14 Minnesota employees
This small public-affairs and public-relations firm offers 12 weeks of paid maternity leave (nearly double the standard) and allow moms and dads to bring kids to work when daycare is unavailable.
 

Leonard Street & Deinard

Minneapolis
440 Minnesota employees
Federal law ensures that women get six weeks paid maternity leave when they have a child. But it takes a forward-thinking law firm, like this one, to offer dads and adoptive parents the same treatment.
 

GREAT FOR RETIREMENT MATCHING

C.H. Robinson Worldwide

Eden Prairie
1,500 Minnesota employees
Retirement planners are always urging workers to think about tomorrow—as if today’s bills and financial worries weren’t already piling up. But employees at C.H. Robinson, a transportation- and logistics-services provider, have some whopping incentives to salt away a portion of their paychecks. First off, the company offers a decent 401(k) plan, matching employee contributions dollar for dollar (capped at 4 percent of compensation). All employees are eligible for enrollment within less than two months of starting on the job, and company managers feel so passionate about the program, says Laura Gillund, vice president of human resources, that they auto-enroll employees in the program at the maximum level. “We feel like if we’re going to match the money for your savings, you shouldn’t leave the dollars on the table,” says Gillund. (Of course, she adds, workers can opt out if they choose.)

But what puts Robinson’s retirement plan over the top is the company’s profit-sharing plan. At year’s end, depending on earnings, the company typically puts the equivalent of almost 6 percent of a worker’s compensation into his or her retirement account. In 2006 and 2007, the amount was 7 percent; and in 2005, the windfall was an eye-popping 8 percent. That’s a growth plan even your retirement planner would envy.
 

Oppenheimer Wolff Donnelly

Minneapolis
225 Minnesota employees
The firm contributes an amount equaling roughly 7 percent of salary to staff-chosen retirement plans. And if employees opt to set up a 401(k) in addition, the firm does a limited-percentage match of 50 cents on the dollar.
 

Comcast

St. Paul
2,000 Minnesota employees
Squirrel away 6 percent of your salary in the company’s 401(k) plan and get a dollar-for-dollar match—among the most generous matches given by large companies.
 

GREAT FOR PROFIT-SHARING

Delano

300 Minnesota employees
Every employee at this playground-equipment manufacturer shares in the profits made by the company—a payout that may be a few hundred dollars or a few thousand dollars, depending on the quarter. The quarterly payments vary, but human-resources director Karlye Emerson, says that all told, the installments generally amount to 12 percent of company profits over the course of the year. Additionally, employees have owned 30 percent of the company since 2004—so some workers see an even bigger bump. And did we mention the 50-cents-on-the-dollar matching on 401(k)s, up to 8 percent?
 

GREAT FOR VACATION

Harbinger Partners

St. Paul
65 Minnesota employees
When an employee’s five-year anniversary rolls around at this information-technology staffing firm in St. Paul, they show their gratitude by sending you on the vacation of your dreams. But don’t expect a couple of leather luggage tags and a hearty “auf Wiedersehen.” Instead, the company throws a party in the departing employee’s honor: If you’ve longed to visit Spain, for example, you’ll be dressed up like a matador, serenaded with all of the positive things clients have said about your work, and then handed a check for $5,000 to blow on your great getaway. And at 10 years, you’ll watch that vacation bonus double to $10,000.
 

Certes Financial Pros

Golden Valley
160 Minnesota employees
This Twin Cities consulting firm offers employees access to five beautiful vacation homes across the country: Catch some surf in Manhattan Beach, California; choose from two sun-baked locations in Florida; hit the slopes in Park City, Utah; or stay closer to home, at an upscale spot on the lakes near Brainerd—all at minimal cost.
 

GREAT FOR SABBATICALS

Foley & Mansfield

Minneapolis
134 Minnesota employees
What kind of workplace sends its employees packing for 90 days and still expects them to come back? Here’s one. As a way to rejuvenate its often-overworked attorneys, the law firm Foley & Mansfield requires all partners to take a three-month paid  sabbatical after eight years of service. Of course, some expectations remain: The lawyers have to arrange for coworkers to handle details related to ongoing cases, but for the most part, sabbatical takers are encouraged to have no work-related contact with the firm. Partners are free to use their time however they choose, whether it’s spent vacationing or volunteering. In addition to arranging a family vacation, for example, partner Stephen Wilson spent time teaching English to children in Peru and writing a book about his parents’ World War II experiences.
 

Mortenson Construction

Minneapolis
460 Minnesota employees
Mortenson allows exempt, salaried team members to take a portion of unused paid time off every year and put it into a sabbatical bank. Once every five years, a team member can use that saved time to take up to eight weeks of paid sabbatical.
 

GREAT FOR FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES

Best Buy Corporate

Richfield
4,500 Minnesota employees
It’s 1:30, and after a large lunch with a client, you’ve hit a wall—full in the stomach and dead in the head. If you work at Best Buy’s corporate headquarters, you needn’t waste time cleaning out your purse or sorting
e-mails to pass the afternoon. You can go spend an hour shopping for groceries. Or hit the gym. If you have the energy, you can go back to work. Better yet, if you’re completely wiped out, just call it a day.

It sounds completely contradictory to what we consider the standard workweek—nowhere close to 9 to 5. But Best Buy has found their Results-Only Working Environment—a program that 80 percent of corporate employees utilize—has improved retention rates and boosted productivity since the program began in 2004. “It’s a definite culture shift because it forces managers to have a lot more trust in employees,” says Dawn Bryant, a Best Buy spokesperson. “But we have to be clear on the goals we set for employees. They are measured by the work they accomplished.” She says this policy has appealed to all ages and all genders—one man in human resources prefers to flex his hours so he can hunt and fish on weekdays. “To me, it means that I don’t have to feel guilty about being brain dead and needing to leave work for a while,” Bryant says.
 

RSM McGladrey

Bloomington
720 Minnesota employees
This accounting company spent four years reviewing its policies to create flex year, a program where employees can choose to work full-time for part of the year and then enjoy a season off, getting a pro-rated salary and full benefits year round. (Think teachers’ schedules for number crunchers.)
 

Gray Plant Mooty

Minneapolis
343 Minnesota employees
The Minneapolis-based law firm has a significant number of its administrative assistants that take advantage of its job-share program. Two employees split the 37-and-a-half-hour workweeks, so one employee works 60 percent of the hours and the other works 40 percent of the time, for example. “It forces people to communicate better and be conscious of each other,” says human-resources director Jodi Schmidt.
 

GREAT FOR EMPLOYEE VOICE

Great River Energy

Maple Grove
500 Minnesota employees
In 2005, Great River’s newly appointed CEO David Saggau wanted to involve more staff in developing the company’s long-term goals. So management created the “Connect the Dots” program, which works like this: Each year, a select group of 11 employees serve as informal leaders. “Regardless of title, they have influence,” says Kandace Olsen, vice president of communications and human resources. Saggau sits down with the group and reviews the goals and then each person interviews 10 to 12 other employees. Then the original committee meets with senior staff and a facilitator to share what they’ve learned.

Ultimately, 120 staff members (out of about 880 company-wide) are involved in the process, which has been responsible for adding “safety” as a core value and adjusting how the company approaches cost management, making it the responsibility of every employee. Matt Herman, an environmental compliance coordinator, has been both an interviewer on the committee and an interviewee, providing grassroots input.

“You can see how the imperatives change from the original drafts,” Herman says. “When you see the final list, you feel a sense of ownership, since you were part of the process that created it.”
 

Caribou Coffee

Brooklyn Center
190 Minnesota employees
Monthly town-hall meetings at company headquarters allow departments to check in with each other. Employees can ask CEO Mike Tattersfield questions and sample the latest brews.
 

HealthPartners

Bloomington
10,180 Minnesota employees
A two-way collaborative dialogue with employees is a priority at HealthPartners. Employees offer  feedback on regular surveys and twice-weekly departmental “huddles.” There’s an emphasis on how individual employees impact the organization.
 

GREAT FOR FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY

Lancet Software

Burnsville
40 Minnesota employees
If everybody in the company knows the bottom line, they will step up to the financial challenges. At least that’s what the management at privately owned Lancet Software believes. Every month, all 40 employees are sent financial statements that show how the company is measuring up against its annual goals. Any employee can ask about the details regarding expenditures. The only off-limit topic is individual salaries, though departmental figures are included. Since not everyone hired is an accountant, a financial-orientation class is offered to new employees. Consultant Deb Gerber has been with the company for 11 years. “You see the numbers they see, so you have more trust in the people making the big decisions,” she says. Gerber says she’s also more conscious about how her activities affect the bottom line. “I’m not going to go to a conference just because I want to go to Miami,” she says. “Everyone is accountable.”
 

Summit Brewing

St. Paul
50 Minnesota employees
Financial reports are shared with all employees. The company wants employees to have enough faith in the company to literally buy into it, via an employee-stock purchase plan.
 

Beehive PR

St. Paul
13 Minnesota employees
The 13-person staff is involved in assessing and evaluating the broader financials. Budgets for professional development, wellness, technology, and marketing are prioritized by the entire team.
 

GREAT FOR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

Bremer Financial

St. Paul
1,200 Minnesota employees
Helping employees advance and enhance their current skills is the motivating force behind Bremer’s tuition-reimbursement policy. Full-time workers are eligible for up to $5,250 per calendar year for undergraduate degrees and $7,500 for graduate degrees. Once someone is approved, they are reimbursed for courses and textbooks, without a lot of strings attached. Since Bremer is a bank, most of the programs are related to finance, accounting, human resources, and business communication. Approximately 30 people a year take advantage of the reimbursements, including Stacy Kennedy, a human-resources manager who recently finished a master’s degree. Over several years, Bremer covered her full tuition, which would have totaled more than $24,000. “I feel lucky to have an employer that places such a high value on continued development and exposure in the field,” Kennedy says.
 

Capella University

Minneapolis
1,300 Minnesota employees
Employees can take all of Capella’s classes for free, though they’re responsible for buying their own books. Reimbursements of up to $5,000 a year are also available for courses at other accredited institutions in Minnesota. Family members get a 50-percent discount on courses at Capella.
 

GREAT FOR COOL WORK ENVIRONMENT

Sálo

Minneapolis
350 Minnesota employees
You can walk while you talk during meetings at this multi-faceted staffing company. For the 50 employees who work at the company headquarters, there are two conference rooms equipped with four treadmills each, and another eight treadmill workstations are available for anytime use. With a max speed of two miles per hour, workers aren’t exactly breaking a sweat while they type. But the results can be astonishing: “All of the sudden, you’ve walked five miles and you’re not even thinking about burning calories,” says Craig Dexheimer, director of operations, who dropped 25 pounds in six months. There have been company-wide benefits, too: Perhaps not coincidentally, in the first three months after the treadmills’ installation, revenues were up 10 percent.
 

Loll Designs & Epicurean Cutting Services

Duluth
37 Minnesota employees
Minnesota architect David Salmela put a modern spin on this building, formerly home to a casket company, for Loll-Epicurian. The dramatic glass walls offer sweeping views of the St. Louis River Valley, where employees can hike during lunch breaks.
 

Carmichael Lynch

Minneapolis
275 Minnesota employees
To promote creativity and teamwork, this bright, open office space in downtown Minneapolis features a central set of bleachers and a common area. An outdoor deck on the roof, with a view of the future Twins’ stadium, gives employees an excuse to go throw outdoor parties, which they refer to as “roofgating.”
 

GREAT FOR VOLUNTEER VALUES

Orion Associates

Golden Valley
35 Minnesota employees
In the aftermath that followed Hurricane Katrina, Rebecca Thomley, CEO of Orion Associates, went to New Orleans to aid the Red Cross. The experience made an impression. “Services and support were not coming in for the families,” Thomley says. So, over Thanksgiving weekend in 2005, the company covered expenses for all 35 employees to volunteer in the devastated city. Closer to home, the company has sponsored post-emergency trips to Cedar Rapids, Rushford, and Winona. There is no limit on days off for these trips and employees can also take an additional two days to volunteer for the nonprofit of their choice. For those who can’t travel, Orion, which offers management services to social-service agencies, holds four events annually, which have included volunteering days for Toys for Tots, MS Walk, and Habitat for Humanity. Alicia Corbett, a family coordinator at Orion for six years, has been to New Orleans more than 15 times and estimates she’s been out about 13 working days each year as a volunteer. Additionally, the volunteer experiences have made her more sympathetic when working with clients. “I have more patience now because maybe someone is going through something we don’t know about,” she says.
 

Virchow Krause

Minneapolis
250 Minnesota employees
The company’s HERO program grants every employee at least eight hours of paid time off annually for community service and volunteering at a tax-exempt organization or a public or private school. Last year, the organization donated the hourly equivalent of $1 million to charity.
 

Pinnacle Services

St. Louis Park
32 Minnesota employees
Pinnacle Services promotes individual volunteering by giving employees 10 paid hours a year to work gratis with the cause of their choice. Employees are also encouraged to participate in such events as blood drives and the MS Walk
 


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Cost: $12

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Come and Stop & Shop with us at the North St. Paul American Legion. We will have craftsman, direct sellers, bakers, photographers, upcyclers and so much more. The first 25 ladies through the door...

Cost: Free

Where:
North St. Paul American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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

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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

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

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Join the East Town Ballroom @ the Courtyard for an afternoon of fun at the Wedding For All Seasons open house! Experience the ballroom dressed to the nines for each season, meet and mingle with the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
East Town Ballroom @ The Courtyard
1500 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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However you define family, consider yourself welcome at the M’s Family Day! Make art with local artists, tour the exhibition "Brick x Brick", and warm up with cocoa and cookies while enjoying...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Samantha Grangaard
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The bustle and excitement of a Gilded Age Christmas is brought to life as the servants of the James J. Hill House prepare for the holidays. Costumed actors portray people who worked for the Hill...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 ages 5-17

Where:
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Houes
Telephone: 651-297-2555
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Jeffrey Stirling, music director Poulenc – "Les Biches" Suite Puccini – "La Bohème" singers from the MN Opera Resident Artist program

Cost: free

Where:
King of Kings Lutheran Church
1583 Radio Dr
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Saint Paul Civic Symphony
Contact Name: Karen Weium
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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
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A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

Cost: $17 on-line, special prices for groups, children

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

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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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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

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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The Jaztronauts, the group with the strong vocal harmonies, solid jazz chops and cool vintage suits are helping you swing into the  holiday season!  Buckle up as these four wise men take you for...

Cost: $9 or $12

Where:
301 on Main
301 Main Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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God’s Ear (2007) marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation.  Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear...

Cost: $6 for students, $16 for general public

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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More information

Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

More information

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Shoppers are invited to capture fetching photo moments with your faithful companions during Northtown Mall’s Pet Photos with Santa in the Burlington Court. A portion of the proceeds from each pet...

Cost: Photo package prices vary

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN  55434
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With just a simple wooden needle and strands of wool yarn, students will unravel some of the mystery behind this knotty 2,000 year-old fiber construction technique. Stitches that will be covered...

Cost: $45-55 + materials fee

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

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

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Sound therapy has been used to heal the body, mind and connect to spirit since ancient times. During this spiritual class, we use ancient spiritual technology paired with a modern application to...

Cost: Pre-pay $15, at the door $18

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Leah Somerville
Website »

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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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


Website »

More information

As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

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


Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

More information

Join the Playwrights' Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series. WINK by Jen Silverman December 5 & 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. Sofie is an unhappy housewife. Gregor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
Website »

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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

More information

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

God’s Ear (2007) marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation.  Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear...

Cost: $6 for students, $16 for general public

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
Website »

More information

Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-6000
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

More information

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Traditional Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and MSSPA Choirs.

Cost: Free

Where:
4237 Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409


Sponsor: MSSPA
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Grades K-5 Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Grades 6-12 Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Frolic with history at History Flirt, a free Tuesday happy hour for young adults. In December, catch the holiday spirit, 90s style. Relive the era through displays of the forgotten gadgets and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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A night of local and global flavors with local food advocate Beth Dooley, author of IN WINTER’S KITCHEN. Featuring recipes from Naomi Duguid’s beautiful new cookbook TASTE OF PERSIA,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions
Contact Name: Daley Farr

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

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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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Join the Playwrights' Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2016-17 Ruth Easton New Play Series. WINK by Jen Silverman December 5 & 6, 2016 at 7 p.m. Sofie is an unhappy housewife. Gregor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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God’s Ear (2007) marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation.  Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear...

Cost: $6 for students, $16 for general public

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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A full day of commemorative activities and special guests on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, including the Fort Snelling Memorial Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad, 34th...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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

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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Traditional Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and MSSPA Choirs.

Cost: Free

Where:
Fox Morning Show
, MN


Sponsor: MSSPA
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The stunning white paper bark from the birch tree can create many wonderful things, including a Northern ornamental star. Careful folding, a bit of string and lots of patience will be rewarded...

Cost: $50-60 + materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Shoppers are invited to capture fetching photo moments with your faithful companions during Northtown Mall’s Pet Photos with Santa in the Burlington Court. A portion of the proceeds from each pet...

Cost: Photo package prices vary

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN  55434
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Visit the Inez Greenberg Gallery in December to find distinctive gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Gifts in the Gallery is a two-week boutique featuring a stunning array of items...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

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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  Are you wondering how to report foreign assets and income? If you own assets (such as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, rental properties, etc.) outside of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/ St Paul
113 N. First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and Eugene Sherayzen, Esq.
Telephone: 612-332-0436
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For December's Wednesday night series, we will be getting into the holiday spirit... literally. Seasonal cocktails will be served each night for you to sip while learning how to craft a holiday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
Contact Name: Jaron
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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

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It's hard to believe that 2016 is already coming to a close. You've knocked out hundreds of meetings, thousands of emails, and dozens of presentations, and we think that's a cause for celebration!...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Business Marketing Association of Minnesota
Telephone: 763-229-1561
Contact Name: Carolyn Reginato
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Daniel Corrigan will have an event in St. Paul at Amsterdam Bar and Hall on December 7th for his new photo book, Heyday: 35 Years of Music in Minneapolis. Out by Minnesota Historical Society...

Cost: Free

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 West 6th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Subtext Books

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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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A Young Professionals Holiday Party. Join us for Ignite-style talks from Young Professionals in MN that are crushing their goals!. Join BMA NEXT for a night of networking and hear from some...

Cost: $15 - $75

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 763-229-1561
Contact Name: Business Marketing Association - Minnesota
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Multi-platinum recording artist and pianist Steven C Anderson will bring the music of the holidays to life at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 at The Lyric Arts Main Stage, 420 East Main Street,...

Cost: $23 - $27

Where:
Lyric Arts Main Stage
420 East Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 763-422-1838
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Trailer Trash blends their upbeat honky-tonk sound with your favorite Christmas tunes in delightfully unexpected ways, jump starting your holiday season with great music and good laughs. Trailer...

Cost: 20

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main Street South
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-867-2927
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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She Loves Me - rights acquired from Music Theatre International Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo Guest Director Michael...

Cost: $8-$21

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center
1215 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Trailer Trash blends their upbeat honky-honk sound with your favorite Christmas tunes in delightfully unexpected ways, jumpstarting your holiday season with great music and good laughs at the...

Cost: 20

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-867-2927
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

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

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Visit the Inez Greenberg Gallery in December to find distinctive gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Gifts in the Gallery is a two-week boutique featuring a stunning array of items...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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God’s Ear (2007) marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation.  Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear...

Cost: $6 for students, $16 for general public

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Potpourri: Hopkins Adult Community Education Show December 8- January 8 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm Presented by Hopkins Public Schools

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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Rebirth: the Abandoned Landscape works by Laurence Johnson December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening Reception: December 8, 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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Rearview Mirror works by Raelee Edgar December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: December 8, 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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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-6000
Website »

More information

The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

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

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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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

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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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

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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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

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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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

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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Traditional Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and MSSPA Choirs.

Cost: Free

Where:
MSP Airport
Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
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A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

Cost: $17 on-line, special prices for groups, children

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

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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We will use basic glass art techniques to create two original fused glass ornaments. Participants will learn the basics about glass art as well as how to safely cut and work with glass. From there,...

Cost: $45-55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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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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Margaret Hasse, Su Smallen, Tim Nolan, and Athena Kildegaard will read and discuss their works at Subtext Books on December 8th at 7pm. These four local poets are simply dazzling, you don't want to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Subtext Books
6 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Subtext Books

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Naked Stages is a series of raw, real, and completely original performances by three exciting new voices: Shante’ Sojourn Zenith, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia (YSY) and Nadia Honary.  The culmination...

Cost: Pick-Your-Price (Reg. $16)

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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UDT: Dance Revolutions ignites the Whiting Proscenium stage with a blaze of fresh talent and two world premieres, December 8-11 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center.  This...

Cost: $6-$16

Where:
Rarig Center's Whiting Proscenium
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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She Loves Me - rights acquired from Music Theatre International Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo Guest Director Michael...

Cost: $8-$21

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center
1215 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Patrick Bauer has oozed from the fringe elements of the Minneapolis comedy scene. With a clever, dark and edgy style of comedy Patrick has become one of the fastest...

Cost: $10-$15

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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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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Visit the Inez Greenberg Gallery in December to find distinctive gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Gifts in the Gallery is a two-week boutique featuring a stunning array of items...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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God’s Ear (2007) marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation.  Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear...

Cost: $6 for students, $16 for general public

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Rebirth: the Abandoned Landscape works by Laurence Johnson December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening Reception: December 8, 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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Potpourri: Hopkins Adult Community Education Show December 8- January 8 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm Presented by Hopkins Public Schools

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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Rearview Mirror works by Raelee Edgar December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: December 8, 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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A special holiday edition! Make a Friday morning playdate at the Castle!  An hour before the museum opens, join ASI for visual play, storytelling, music and movement inspired by ASI exhibits and...

Cost: $8

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand this weekend to meet jewelry designer and former U.S. Olympic Luge team member Erica Molinari who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
Website »

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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

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

More information

.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

More information

It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
Website »

More information

A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

Cost: $17 on-line, special prices for groups, children

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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Northern Lights Ballroom & Banquet Center Presents… A Holiday Dinner Theater! The Gifts of the Magi “Heart felt story showing the true meaning of Christmas” A tale of a husband and wife...

Cost: 34.95

Where:
Northern Lights Ballroom & Banquet Center
10376 112th Ave
Milaca, MN  56353
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Sponsor: Northern Lights Ballroom
Telephone: (320) 369-4622
Contact Name: Bryony Stark
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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The M After Hours presents GLOWDecember 9, 6-9 p.m. $10/personWhatever holidays you do (or don’t!) celebrate, you’ll have a great time Glow. Under twinkling lights with drinks in hand and...

Cost: $10

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Samantha Grangaard
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The Master of Fine Arts Candidates at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design invite you to an evening of creativity and celebration at Open Studio Night 2016. Check out work by the newest...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Master of Fine Arts Building
2201 First Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

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

Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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


Website »

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“A Christmas Fantasy” - with Mississippi Valley Orchestra   Your Christmas may be merrier as you bring the family to a festive Christmas holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 pm at...

Cost: Free - donations accepted

Where:
Augustana Lutheran Church
1400 S. Robert St.
West St. Paul, MN  55118
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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We welcome Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein, whose work and life mission embody the spirit of EVERY WOMAN CAN. Female folk-rock duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls will grace the stages of...

Cost: $90-$295

Where:
Aria
105 N 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Health Foundations Birth Center
Telephone: 651-895-2684
Contact Name: Amy Johnson-Grass
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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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A fresh rendition of  the beloved holiday classic, “A Minnesota Nutcracker” retains all the magic and traditions of the classic Nutcracker ballet, but with a Minnesota twist! “A Minnesota...

Cost: $18-$36

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-452-3163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Serving Joy All Over the World A benefit concert for World Servants, a Twin Cities-based humanitarian agency, featuring musicians Jason Gray and John Tibbs. Enjoy great music and hear how for 30...

Cost: · Gen. Admission - $15 · Student Groups of 10 or more - $10 ·

Where:
Grace Church
9301 Eden Prairie Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
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Sponsor: World Servants
Telephone: 612-866-0010
Contact Name: Diane Solmonson
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Cirque Dreams lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a new cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Carlson Family Stage
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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She Loves Me - rights acquired from Music Theatre International Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo Guest Director Michael...

Cost: $8-$21

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center
1215 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Join us for an evening of poetry and short stories when we invite Margaret Hasse and Clarence White to Banfill-Locke for our December Reading Series event on Friday, December 9 from 7:30-9pm. These...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Sponsor: Anoka Country Library
Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Naked Stages is a series of raw, real, and completely original performances by three exciting new voices: Shante’ Sojourn Zenith, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia (YSY) and Nadia Honary.  The culmination...

Cost: Pick-Your-Price (Reg. $16)

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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UDT: Dance Revolutions ignites the Whiting Proscenium stage with a blaze of fresh talent and two world premieres, December 8-11 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center.  This...

Cost: $6-$16

Where:
Rarig Center's Whiting Proscenium
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Following a sold-out debut run at the world famous Carlyle Hotel in New York City, and subsequent touring, beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza will make his Mystic Casino debut in his...

Cost: $39 & $49

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Patrick Bauer has oozed from the fringe elements of the Minneapolis comedy scene. With a clever, dark and edgy style of comedy Patrick has become one of the fastest...

Cost: $10-$15

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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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we “ooh” and “aah” over the twinkling lights and festive decorations that bring out the holiday cheer in all of us. Twin Cities Gay Men's...

Cost: $25 - $53

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Jeff Heine
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Visit the Inez Greenberg Gallery in December to find distinctive gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Gifts in the Gallery is a two-week boutique featuring a stunning array of items...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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God’s Ear (2007) marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation.  Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear...

Cost: $6 for students, $16 for general public

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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Potpourri: Hopkins Adult Community Education Show December 8- January 8 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm Presented by Hopkins Public Schools

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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Rebirth: the Abandoned Landscape works by Laurence Johnson December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening Reception: December 8, 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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Rearview Mirror works by Raelee Edgar December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: December 8, 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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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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The elves are bringing Santa Claus to town! Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for a breakfast to remember. On December 10, bring your family and friends for a morning full of food and drinks, balloon...

Cost: Kids 2 & under: free, ages 3-12: $15, ages 13+: $20

Where:
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
1113 Silve Lake Road
New Brighton, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Wishes & More
Contact Name: Joelle Gamble

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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

Cost: $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $7 ages 6-17, $3 discount MNHS memb

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

Cost: $5 for adults & seniors, free for children under 13 and Norway House members.

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand this weekend to meet jewelry designer and former U.S. Olympic Luge team member Erica Molinari who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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We will use basic glass art techniques to create two original fused glass ornaments. Participants will learn the basics about glass art as well as how to safely cut and work with glass. From there,...

Cost: $45-55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Are your kids excited about coding and all the amazing things it makes happen? Explore coding with The Works Museum as we showcase our Twin Cities coding community during Computer Science Education...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November17, 2016 Casket Arts Presents: Casket Arts Holiday Marketplace 681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55413 • casketarts.com The details: Saturday, December 10, 2016 –...

Cost: Free

Where:
Casket Arts First Floor
681 17th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  5413
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Telephone: 612-788-5551
Contact Name: Gina Gaetz
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Celebrate the darkness of winter with a Swedish festival of light! Lucia is a unique and wonderful way to experience the holiday season with family and friends featuring the youthful voices of the...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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What features does a tea bowl need for use in a Japanese Tea Ceremony? Several styles of tea bowls will be shown and discussed. Participants are welcome to bring a tea bowl or two for input and...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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What features does a tea bowl need for use in a Japanese Tea Ceremony? Several styles of tea bowls will be shown and discussed. Participants are welcome to bring a tea bowl or two for input and...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Common between 1790-1850, these fascinating, figurative paintings from the Swedish province of Dalarna are characterized by intricate and imaginative flower motifs, many representing Biblical...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Winter Scenes - Paintings by Alf Wallander and Others For many years, Swedish artist Alf Wallander’s monumental (89” x 66”) painting New Year’s Morninggraced the holiday displays in the...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Enjoy a family day featuring speakers and artists from American Indian communities. Learn about the Dakota and Ojibwe languages and about Indigenous place names throughout the state. Discover...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Join us for some old fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist!  Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  We'll bring the music and you can...

Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for kids ages 6-11, free for kids 5 and under.

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Water Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: BierCycle Adventures
Telephone: 651-300-2202
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The bustle and excitement of a Gilded Age Christmas is brought to life as the servants of the James J. Hill House prepare for the holidays. Costumed actors portray people who worked for the Hill...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $8 ages 5-17

Where:
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Houes
Telephone: 651-297-2555
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The Twelve Dates of Christmas (A Special Holiday Event) A rowdy fun holiday treat! DECEMBER 3-17, 2016 What do you get when you mix Sex and the City with the holidays? You get a fun, flirty,...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Box Office
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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
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It may be cold outside, but it’s warm inside the Alliance Française, the French cultural center of the Twin Cities. Join us Saturday, Dec 10, for the annual winter celebration of Fête...

Cost: $8 AF members, $10 general public/door, free for children under 12

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N. First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
Telephone: 612-332-0436
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A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

Cost: $17 on-line, special prices for groups, children

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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Northern Lights Ballroom & Banquet Center Presents… A Holiday Dinner Theater! The Gifts of the Magi “Heart felt story showing the true meaning of Christmas” A tale of a husband and wife...

Cost: 34.95

Where:
Northern Lights Ballroom & Banquet Center
10376 112th Ave
Milaca, MN  56353
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Sponsor: Northern Lights Ballroom
Telephone: (320) 369-4622
Contact Name: Bryony Stark
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

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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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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A fresh rendition of  the beloved holiday classic, “A Minnesota Nutcracker” retains all the magic and traditions of the classic Nutcracker ballet, but with a Minnesota twist! “A Minnesota...

Cost: $18-$36

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-452-3163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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It’s bright, shiny and new now, but come December, U.S. Bank Stadium will be loaded with dirt. Feld Motor Sports® announced that Monster Jam®, the world’s premier Monster Jam truck series, is...

Cost: Seats starting at $15

Where:
U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN   55415
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

Cost: Adult $31; Senior $26; Student $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
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Butch Thompson at the Ives in Bloomington December 10, 7:00 pm For his "Home for Christmas" show, jazz pianist and Prairie Home Companion alum Butch Thompson aims to get his audience in the...

Cost: $15 to $20

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6508
Contact Name: Diane Riggs
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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She Loves Me - rights acquired from Music Theatre International Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo Guest Director Michael...

Cost: $8-$21

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center
1215 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Naked Stages is a series of raw, real, and completely original performances by three exciting new voices: Shante’ Sojourn Zenith, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia (YSY) and Nadia Honary.  The culmination...

Cost: Pick-Your-Price (Reg. $16)

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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UDT: Dance Revolutions ignites the Whiting Proscenium stage with a blaze of fresh talent and two world premieres, December 8-11 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center.  This...

Cost: $6-$16

Where:
Rarig Center's Whiting Proscenium
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Cirque Dreams lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a new cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas...

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Carlson Family Stage
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Patrick Bauer has oozed from the fringe elements of the Minneapolis comedy scene. With a clever, dark and edgy style of comedy Patrick has become one of the fastest...

Cost: $10-$15

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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crow with no mouth promotions presents, in his Minnesota debut, the brilliant pianist Reinier van Houdt, performing a Michael Pisaro composition, Green Hour, Grey Future, for piano, sine tones and...

Cost: $12

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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Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Paper Bird first emerged from the same environs that launched such outfits as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and the Lumineers. The group has toured...

Cost: $10

Where:
7th Street Entry
701 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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Saturday Set Asleep at the Wheel Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 7:00pm 7:00pm Social Hour | 8:00pm Concert Asleep at the WheelMERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y’ALL! The Wheel is releasing their third...

Cost: Tickets $39

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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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we “ooh” and “aah” over the twinkling lights and festive decorations that bring out the holiday cheer in all of us. Twin Cities Gay Men's...

Cost: $25 - $53

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Jeff Heine
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Visit the Inez Greenberg Gallery in December to find distinctive gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Gifts in the Gallery is a two-week boutique featuring a stunning array of items...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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