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Raise a glass! The best wine bars in Minnesota just keep getting better.



A great bar is all about the mood: the way the lighting, music, and glances between strangers add up to feeling that you belong, you’re understood, and you’re going to have a good time. A great wine bar is all those things, only more. It’s a great bar made with equal parts hedonism and intellect, the final shape of which is achieved by one of the rarest arts—the curator’s art. To curate a great wine list requires a gifted professional, someone with the ability to sift through thousands of bottles and find the most artful standouts: the smoky smoldering beauties, the lilting elegant flirts, the powerhouse brooders. Such talents are rare, but thankfully, they do exist in Minnesota. Here are the state’s best wine bars.
 

Söntés

Söntés (pronounced son-tay, with no final s) opened four years ago in Rochester and has been steadily honing its offerings ever since. On a recent visit, I found delights both liquid and solid. A deep red Rioja from Spain’s Ramón Bilbao was spicy and velvety in the most riveting way. I had it with a fried egg which, when pierced, ran all over the chili-touched Moroccan beans it accompanied, creating the most satisfying interplay of richness and liveliness.

At first glance, I was surprised to find such an accomplished menu in Rochester, but looking more closely I realized that Söntés perfectly reflects the city’s international face, the one comprised of medical and business elites who pass through the Mayo Clinic. Owner Tessa Leung says that many of the wines at Söntés were suggested by patrons with Mayo connections: Ramón Bilbao, the Spanish winemaker, has a great-grandson who works as a surgeon at Mayo—and he introduced her to his ancestor’s wines. Other wines served at Söntés with local tie-ins include bottles from Napa Valley’s Rocca Family Vineyards, founded by a former Rochester couple; Spell Estate pinot noir, courtesy of Bill Spell, a private equity fund firm manager based in Minnesota; and vintages from Domaine Serene, an Oregon winery established by Minnesotans. Söntés makes Minnesota feel awfully global; it’s not unusual to find half-a-dozen different parties speaking half-a-dozen languages there on any given night, as doctors, patients, visitors, and visiting doctors retreat there after a long day.

That clientele has had a hand in developing the wine list at Söntés, says Leung, a southern Minnesota native who spent a few years in the kitchen at Vincent in Minneapolis. “People say, ‘You have to try this,’ or they give me a wine as a gift, and if it’s great, it goes on the list,” she explains. This crowd-sourcing has made for fantastic drinking. A Persian customer introduced Leung to Napa Valley’s Darioush winery and the profoundly hedonistic Cabernet Sauvignon. Now on Söntés’s list, the wine makes a cold night in Rochester feel like one of the best experiences life has to offer. ➤ 4 Third St. SW, Rochester, 507-292-1628, sontes.com

Toast Wine Bar & Café

Toast is on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, close enough to the new baseball stadium that you can see Target Field’s gleaming lights from the window, but far enough from city center that you can still find free street parking most nights. Speaking of the great American pastime, what goes on inside Toast’s semi-basement space is a form of “insider baseball.” The place is owned and run by Erin Tomczyk and her husband, Scott Davis—Davis being the wine guru and front-of-the-house guy for Minneapolis’s leading restaurant in the late 1990s, Auriga. Because Davis has a deep knowledge of wine and a relaxed, friendly manner about him, Toast has turned into the place where local wine-industry players drink. The wine list is a very of-the-moment document, filled with bottles that make insiders go head over heels. There’s a pink, sparkling sake so light it froths with a purity bordering on childlike joy. There’s a Basque white as brisk and salty as a gust of wind from the sea. There’s a dry Tokaji from Hungary. And there’s even a Moscato d’Asti with a bit of peach and fennel in its delicate bouquet.

More interesting, there’s restraint. The menu at Toast is tiny but great. The antipasti plate is the best international one in town—chorizo, salami, and olives judiciously arranged. The pizzas are similar, just paper-thin, crisp crusts loaded with, say, deeply caramelized onions, gloriously funky Taleggio cheese, and a bit of fresh thyme—each bite rich and lush. The burrata alone, however, is worth a trip to Toast. Burrata, familiar to anyone eating on the cutting edge for the last couple years, is a particularly dewy, particularly light, particularly vaporous form of mozzarella—at its best, it’s buoyant as a cloud. It started showing up in Minnesota about two years ago, and the impulse of most local chefs is to bulldoze and destroy it. I’ve had burrata wrecked by splashes of sugary balsamic vinegar, dissolved to ghost form on pizza, and tortured out of relevance by craisins. But not at Toast. Here, it’s served simply—a lightly peppered white knob in a big plate of well-sautéed mushrooms and onions, the mushrooms serving as nothing more than a forest-savory, understated foil that allows the burrata to bloom into its own glory, leaving each bite homey and comforting, yet regal.

But Toast is more than just a cutting-edge wine bar that has understated, spectacular food. It’s a place that can change your mind—or my mind. One evening Davis noticed that my husband and I were very much enjoying an Italian Barbera, so he approached the table: “Would you like to taste a Petite Sirah?” he asked. “No, not really,” I confessed. I generally find Petite Sirah to be not my taste—it’s burly and tannic and rough. I tend to think of it as a wine that grabs you by your collar and then bops you on the head with a bowling pin. “No, try it,” he insisted, and poured a glass of the McManis Family Vineyards 2009 Petite Sirah. Although it had the expected larger-than-life cowboy qualities of tightly furled black-fruit and tobacco, the roughness was wrapped in velvet and fat—compelling and delicious. It was a taste that told me the world of wine was bigger than even I knew, and held a friendly place for me to learn it. ➤ 415 N. First St., Mpls., 612-333-4305, toastwine­barandcafe.com
 

Domacin

Domacin (pronounced doe-mah-cheen) is a Stillwater wine bar that works on a couple of levels. For regular drinkers, it’s a really friendly place with shockingly craveable mini-cheeseburgers—sweet and rich little two-bite burgers made with good beef and sweet red-pepper ketchup, the kind of burgers you order more of by waving wildly because you can’t take the time to swallow to call for the waiter. For irregular drinkers—the kind that smuggle wine purchases into the cellar when their spouse is out and then claim that the bottle they’ve brought up for Thursday-night supper is nothing special, when it most certainly is!—Domacin is even better. The options are knee-weakening: four hundred total offerings (all killer, no filler), including rarities, oddities, and hard-to-find wines, as well as vertical tastings, meaning they have the same wine but from three consecutive vintages, say, 1995, 1996, and 1997. Domacin is sort of like a rare-book shop for wine people, one where you can bring your least wine-interested friend and they’ll love it just for the mini-cheeseburgers. ➤ Domacin Restaurant & Winebar, 102 S. Second St., Stillwater, 651-439-1352, domacinwinebar.com
 

Meritage

Meritage is the biggest news in local wine bars. That’s because the brasserie, one of the best restaurants in St. Paul, closed for a week in November in order to open its new oyster bar and expanded cocktail-and-wine bar. The place already had one of the top French-leaning wine lists in Minnesota, but the addition of the oyster bar is giving Meritage the chance to lengthen their list of bubblies and French whites, making it the leading new place in town to head when your sensual self and analytical self both develop a powerful thirst. While you’re there, check neighboring tables for rock stars. Owner and chef Russell Klein told me the rock band Rush came in before their last show at the Xcel Energy Center, bringing with them an $8,000 bottle of Pinot Noir—a Grand Cru Burgundy from Richebourg. That’s some good drinking, but the musicians were impressed with the food, too. After the visit, Klein says, the band sent tickets to the kitchen for everyone to attend the show. That is, I’ll point out, the very definition of drinking like a rock star—and it nicely puts a point on the difference between drinking in a bar and drinking in a wine bar. In a bar, quantity makes headlines. But in a wine bar, it’s all about quality. ➤ Meritage, 410 St. Peter St., St. Paul, 651-222-5670, meritage-stpaul.com

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Cost: Free

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Cost: Free

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Cost: Free

Where:
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Telephone: 612791-1285
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Cost: Free

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Cost: Free

Where:
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Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
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View map »


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

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Cost: Free registration

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
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View map »


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

More information

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Cost: Free

Where:
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1001 Kingwood St
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View map »


Sponsor: Franklin Art Center
Website »

More information

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Cost: $10

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Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-990-0126
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Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
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All Originals Jazz Series presents Bryan Nichols Quintet: Brian Nichols, piano, JT Bates, drums, James Buckley, bass, Brandon Wozniak & Michael Lewis, saxophones. All Originals is a weekly...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $12

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

Cost: $5

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Jay “Jayder” Kalk formed Church of Cash in sunny Honolulu back in 2010. With an uncanny grasp of the Man in Black’s catalog and many years of experience touring the United States,...

Cost: $5

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

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Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts Patio and Grill open at 4pm, Happy Hour 4 – 6pm, Music at 5:30 – 9pm Free admission.  Rain or shine. Fresh food & cold drinks....

Cost: Free

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: 507 Magazine
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Fall registration During Open House you will meet teachers, observe class, register and place your child in appropriate level. Wednesday August 12 Open House 4:30pm-7:00pm 4:30-6:30...

Cost: Free registration

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Bria Blessing for Ukraine (North American Tour) Don’t miss your chance to hear the magic voice of Bria Blessing, American Ukrainian, who has been living in Ukraine for more than 15 years...

Cost: $25-$35

Where:
Hopkins High School Theater Auditorium
2400 Lindbergh Drive
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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In our latest best-of show, "Throwback BNW: Junk from our Trunk," the cast takes a look in the BNW archives for the best sketches from the last decade. The show will feature recent...

Cost: $25-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Website »

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Join Day Block Brewing on Thursday Aug 27th as they host Nooky Jones, unveiling their exclusive beer specially designed in collaboration with the brewing team at Day Block Brewing - a part of their...

Cost: $12

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $59.99-$149.99

Where:
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: SoFabUOTR
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Discover your power to heal! Reiki I - Level I Reiki is about acquiring the healing ability. In a Reiki I session students will learn the following: Summary of Reiki – origins,...

Cost: $150

Where:
Rising Sun Reiki Studio
4180 West Broadway
Suite B3
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Rising Sun Reiki Studio
Telephone: 612-940-5851
Contact Name: Cyndi Stavrou
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Join us in supporting Yoga For Water! Yoga For Water is an event, which will be held in participating yoga studios throughout the nation on August 29. The goal is to raise awareness and funds to...

Cost: Donation

Where:
YogaFit Studios Excelsior
494 Water St.
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: YogaFit Studios Excelsior
Telephone: 952-401-8888
Contact Name: Sarah
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Invest a few life-changing hours in our Power Trading Workshop, where you’ll learn: How to identify points where supply and demand are out of balance and price is about to move. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Trading Academy Minneapolis
7900 International Drive Suite 170
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: (952) 814-4424
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Paul Shambroom: Lost presents three new projects by internationally renowned photographer Paul Shambroom. The series Lost features photographs whose imagery is taken from old flyers of...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Donation

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

Cost: Free

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

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Red Wing Depot Gallery will be full of the season...The Harvest Season. Depending on your background, you may envision different things when you consider harvest time. We have artwork that reflects...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Donation

Where:
YogaFit Studios Linden Hills
4507 France Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: YogaFit Studios Linden Hills
Telephone: 612-444-1991
Contact Name: Grace
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2015 BLONDES VS. BRUNETTES TWIN CITIES   Help the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter advance Alzheimer's care, services, programs and research by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Concordia University | Seafoam Stadium
1380 Concordia Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN
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Telephone: 410-627-0561
Contact Name: Nicole Atkinson
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Join A Little Green Festival for a late summer celebration! Bring a picnic and enjoy the free music of The Fairlanes (Doo-wop & pop hits from the 50's and 60's) and Late for Lunch...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free registration

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $50

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

Cost: Free

Where:
1001 East 7th Street
Monticello, MN  55362


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

Cost: $25-$32

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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