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Finding the Perfect Match: What You Need to Know About College


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Selecting a college can seem like a daunting task. There are schools to research, admissions requirements and deadlines to meet, essays to write, recommendations to get, college tours to schedule, factors to consider regarding tuition, campus size, location, extracurricular activities, and of course—the strength of the school’s academic offerings. Every application takes a considerable amount of time to complete, especially if you want to stand out in a sea of prospective applicants.   

1. There are two words that can make the college search a lot more enjoyable: plan ahead.

“Thinking about college early in a student’s academic career is, in my opinion, a smart thing to do,” says Kris Roach, director of admissions and financial aid at the University of St. Thomas. “Students (and parents) should work with their school counseling office to develop a four-year high school plan that prepares the student for the type of collegiate experience they think they desire—whether that’s to attend a highly selective national college or university, a respected regional college or university, or a community college.”

The earlier you think about your future, the more time you have to research options, apply for loans and scholarships, and take the required courses needed (and maybe even take college courses for credit).

Many colleges also have specific admissions requirements, like ACT or SAT scores, and if you plan ahead, you can take rigorous classes or college prep courses that will help you when it comes to taking these standardized tests (and by planning ahead, you can retake the test(s) if necessary).

In addition to looking at test scores and grades, admissions committees also take into consideration the strength of curriculum. The rationale is that high schoolers who challenge themselves by taking more demanding classes are more likely to succeed in college. It’s a smart idea to take advanced or honors courses whenever possible.

The kiss of death could be waiting until the last minute to start taking college seriously. Plan ahead, apply early, visit the campus to see if it feels like “home.” Treat high school as a career, with college as the next level.

2. Yes, grades are important, but admissions staffers also realize students are more than just test scores. Standardized tests don’t paint the entire picture. You can show a complete picture of who you are by putting together a personal, genuine application that shows an abundance of co-curricular activities identifying leadership abilities, volunteerism, and a well-written essay. The essay should demonstrate what you will bring to the college community, define who you are as an individual, and “show” what sets you apart (get to the action and then reflect on the experience). What’s your hook? What makes you special? Tell the admissions staff something original. Once you’re done writing the essay, show it to a few different people for errors, content, and flow.  

Your grades are set. Your test scores are set. Your essay and the interview are not already set, allowing you to really stand out. You don’t need to have a perfect record , but you do need to explain the blips.

“For many students, there might be a portion of their secondary school record that merits an explanation—an unexpected dip (or rise) in their grades, a discontinuation with a varsity sport and/or a fine arts activity, a switch in high schools, an additional job or outside-of-school activity,” says Phillip Trout, a college counselor at Minnetonka High School. “Nearly all colleges include a question near the end of the application for a student to submit additional information.  ‘Is there anything else you would like to tell us?’  This information is best shared by the student applicant, rather than by a school counselor or teacher.  It makes it more personal when it comes from the student.”

The interview is another way to show strong determination and persistence.

“Successfully overcoming obstacles better prepares students for some of the challenges they may face in a college or university setting,” says Jobey Lichtblau, director of admission at North Dakota State University. “Conducting an interview with a student is always my preferred method. In my opinion, nothing helps more than a face-to-face conversation. It doesn’t take much time at all to make an assessment as to whether or not the time is right for the student to be successful in the college or university environment.”

3. Helicopter parents, beware. Admissions counselors urge parents to guide students, but don’t become overly involved. Parents should help their kids prepare, but allow them to make their own decisions.

“When students arrive on campus it’s easy to tell the students who had a family member do everything for them compared with the students who were required to take the lead,” Lichtblau says. “Students who were required to take the lead are much better prepared and typically don’t have a long adjustment period.  Students who had family members do everything for them are sometimes lost because they don’t know where to begin.” It’s a delicate balance, but important to encourage independence.

“In order for a student to be successful in college, they need to be able to advocate for themselves, organize their time and take responsibility,” says Brian Jones, director of admissions, Minnesota State University, Mankato. “It’s going to be difficult for them to do that in a college environment when they are on their own if they haven’t learned how to do it in high school. Just like you teach your student to do laundry and cook some basic meals before they move off to college, you need to teach them how take responsibility for other areas of their life too. They should be prepared to fill out their own paperwork and make their own appointments.”

College is meant for students to do their own research, find their own answers, and become independent. They need practice in order to succeed.   

4. Rejections aren’t the end of the world. When one door closes, another one opens. There’s a “right” school out there for everyone.

“The college search process is about a lot more than just getting in,” points out Jones. “Students need to think about how they can be successful in college and what type of environment is going to prepare them to be successful after graduation. Students really need to start the process by identifying what is important to them (distance from home, academic program, campus environment, etc.) and then looking for colleges that match those things. It is likely that there are many colleges that are a good fit for each student, but they need to be engaged in the search process to make sure the school they choose will be an environment where they can be successful.”

For more advice, admissions tips, and interviews with college students, visit our education page.

Common mistakes that drive admissions staffers crazy:

• Be thorough. Carefully read directions and complete all portions of the application. Leaving information blank, not sharing the details of your academic history, not providing insight into your strengths and weaknesses, or simply being lazy in the process can all doom an application.

• Think carefully about what is shared in the personal essay. If you wouldn’t share the essay with a respected family member, it’s probably not appropriate for an admissions committee.

• Respond to requests for information in a timely manner.  Failing to respond could mean a delay in processing a student’s application, which could impact all kinds of important things (like the availability of scholarships).

• Don’t wear shorts to the on-campus interview. Practice a firm handshake, eye contact, and answering questions directly.  

• This is not your mother or father’s admissions application.  Students should complete the application process by themselves, for themselves.  

• Double-check the name of the college before sending in the application. It is disheartening to admissions committees to read that Joe or Sally “must be admitted to school X because school X is his or her dream” when the application was sent to school Y. If you put down the wrong name of the school, it shows you’re not paying attention to detail.

• There’s a fine line between making excuses and demonstrating self-awareness. Sincere descriptions of circumstances can help a student’s case if he or she can take ownership for the past and explain how his or her performance will be different in college.

• Ask questions. Utilize the resources out there.

Kevin Pattain

Kevin Pattain, Minnesota State University, Mankato21, cognitive science major, Minnesota State University, Mankato

When did you start thinking about college?

I started thinking about college during my freshman year, but really got the ball rolling during my sophomore year. I started taking ACT prep courses, speaking with my counselor, and talking to my parents about what I had to do to prepare for college. I took the ACT in both my junior and senior year to assure that I could get a score to maximize my window of potential. Also, during my last two years, I took Advanced Placement courses.

What were some of the factors you thought were important when looking at different schools?

Initially, I looked at whether the schools offered my major, as well as any alternative areas of study (just in case I decided to change my major). Another factor I considered was the cost of tuition. Other important factors were extracurricular activities, student-to-instructor ratios, retention rates, diversity within the campus, research opportunities, and last but certainly not least, whether or not the campus had a welcoming feel.

How many colleges did you consider before choosing Mankato?

I seriously considered three, visited four, and applied to four.

What was it about Mankato that you liked?

Before visiting Mankato, I had heard they had a prestigious engineering program, which was initially my major. I was also attracted to the reasonable tuition, which was banded (it costs the same amount to take 12 credits as it does to take 18). I had heard that they had several recognized student organizations so I knew that I would be able to find a club or group to meet new people, occupy my time, and build my resume. These were all appealing features, but the icing on the cake had to be the overall atmosphere of the campus. I loved the fact that everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and the campus felt like home.

Natalie Schlagel

Natalie Schlagel, North Dakota State University21, management communications major, North Dakota State University

When did you start thinking about college?

I started thinking about college and began looking at schools my sophomore year of high school.  Most of the searching was done through college websites, just looking at majors and what Midwest schools had to offer. I didn’t become more active in my search until my junior year, when I began touring campuses. I started applying to schools the summer before my senior year and decided on NDSU around Christmas my senior year.

What were some of the factors you thought were important when looking at different schools?

I looked at distance from home, student-to-staff ratio, choices of majors, and different student organizations and activities. I wanted a college that was close to home, but far enough to get away. I didn’t want to go to a private school because tuition seemed too expensive, but I still wanted to be able to interact with my professors and gain relationships that could help in the future. I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, but I wanted options in majors just in case I changed my mind—which I did! I started out as a political science major and then quickly realized that wasn’t for me. Finally, being super involved in sports in high school, I wanted to stay involved in college and have options as to how I spent my free time.

How many colleges did you consider before choosing NDSU?

I was interested in a total of 11 colleges. I toured five of them and then applied to three.  

What was it about NDSU that you liked?

I loved NDSU because when I toured the campus, every person I met was friendly, nice, and helpful. This is what I now know is the “Bison Family” at NDSU. I felt that instantly, which made me fall in love with the campus, the people, the programs, and the activities even more.  I had a feeling like ‘I can be successful here. This is where I’m meant to be.’ 

Mackenzie Davis

Mackenzie Davis, University of St. Thomas22, business management major, University of St. Thomas

When did you start thinking about college?

I first starting thinking about college when I was a sophomore in high school. My sister is two years older than I am, and when she left for college I really started thinking about where I wanted to go.

What were some of the factors you thought were important when looking at different schools?

One of the biggest factors for me was location. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay around the Twin Cities or move to Colorado.  Other factors were the percentage of students who had jobs within a year after they graduated, and the overall atmosphere of the campus.

How many colleges did you consider before choosing St. Thomas?

I seriously considered four.

What was it about St. Thomas that you liked?

I love the size of St. Thomas. All of my classes have under 30 people in them, which makes you have a closer relationship with your teachers and helps you learn more. All of the faculty and alumni at St. Thomas really want you to succeed and will help you with whatever you need. I really love how it’s located in St. Paul, too.

What advice do you have for high school students who are starting their college search?

Make sure that you go to a school that you like, don’t just go somewhere because that’s where your best friend is going. College is a time for you to meet new people and be true to yourself.  If you know what you want to major in, make sure that your school has a good program in that area. You also need to figure out if you want to stay close to home or go out of state. I have friends who went out of state freshman year and wound up coming back to Minnesota their sophomore year.

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Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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T.S. Elliott says, "Home is where one starts from." Tonight will be a celebration of who ESTHER Homes - a Twin Cities project to support single mothers and children in crisis! We...

Cost: $20/single $30/couple

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancers, the 17th Annual Rein in Sarcoma “Party in the Park,” is an event for all ages and for the entire community. You do not need to be personally...

Cost: 15-30

Where:
Como Park
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
Telephone: 608-575-3620
Contact Name: Chelsey Olafson
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Whether you're a beginner or advanced archer, join the experts from A-1 Archery to advance your skills. New comers will learn archery basics, safety, and technique; participants with existing...

Cost: $39/person for all three lessons $15/person for a drop-in lesson

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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The Upsala Upstage Players community theatre group are proud to present the underwater adventure of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and...

Cost: $10 adults and $8 seniors/students

Where:
Upsala High School auditorium
415 Main St
Upsala, MN  56384
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Sponsor: Upsala Upstage Players
Telephone: 320-573-4965
Contact Name: Leonice
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Minnesota is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Between 2000 and 2015, opioid overdoses killed 2,273 Minnesotans, and nationally, they have contributed to more than 200,000 deaths since 1999....

Cost: $10 for Citizens League Members

Where:
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 W 7th St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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 Adventure into art with free demonstrations and art making experiences this summer. Each week find yourself immersed in creativity! Get inspired and messy with us under the Duluth Depot canopy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Amy Varsek
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission...

Cost: $15 per person

Where:
Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Cir
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission to...

Cost: $15

Where:
Summit Brewery
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
Telephone: 612-229-8206
Contact Name: Elaine Tymchak
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Grab your wine glass, put your feet in the sand and paint! Join The Tattooed Lady at the beautiful and scenic Ridgewood Bay Resort. Enjoy great drinks, scenery, food, music and art. All at once!...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Ridgewood Bay Resort
14255 288th Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN  55398
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Sponsor: The Tattooed Lady
Telephone: 763-200-1204
Contact Name: Sonia
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Will You Run Out Of Money In Retirement? Would you like to know how to get the most from Social Security, including all the brand new benefits? Discover how to avoid running out of money during...

Cost: 0

Where:
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-657-1828
Contact Name: Jim Bear
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

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

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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

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

More information

Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


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

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Three of Minnesota's most successful Jazz musicians reunite to celebrate the glory days of Rio Nido, a beloved Minnesota native jazz trio that saw its peak of success between 1972 and 1986 before...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

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

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Treat yourself to WIN's first-ever field trip! Face your fears in a controlled and supervised setting at this aerial ropes challenge course. Afterwards, share what you experienced and then set a...

Cost: Tickets: $54 for WIN Members, $74 for Non-Members

Where:
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area
2232 100th Avenue
Dresser, WI  54009
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

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


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

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Enjoy some of the Twin Cities' best performers live and outdoors this summer! Grab your family and friends and a blanket or lawn chair, and join us in the courtyard between American Eagle and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center
9020 Hudson Road
Woodbury , MN  55125
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Bring It! Live

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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  Don't miss another session of our Scale Your Business Event Tyler Olson from SMC Pros will be walking through how to build a social media strategy that fits your small business or professional...

Cost: $0-15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake St.
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO Coworking Space
Telephone: (612) 345-4201
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

Cost: Free (w/ valid vehicle permit)

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo , MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

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

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

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

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Come to the Powderhorn Recreation Center on Thursday, July 27th from 5pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then...

Cost: free

Where:
Powderhorn Recreation Center
3400 15th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM to hear Gabrielle Bell read and discuss her amazing graphic memoir, "Everything is Flammable." Bell will be in conversation with...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Experience SUP on Lake St. Croix at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers!Class size is limited and registration is required for all SUP programs; participants must be 14-plus...

Cost: $30/ person

Where:
Point Douglas Regional Park
14741 Point Douglas Dr. S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Washington County
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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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Twin Cities-based performance artist Marcel Michelle Obama and 20% Theatre Company will collaborate with We the People-featured artist Jono Vaughan and curator Johnnay Leenay for an artistic...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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

Cost: $25-$36

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
Website »

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

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

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

Cost: $500

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Date Night for Moms and Dads. This is your night moms and dads to kick your feet up & enjoy the night. While you sneak away to a romantic dinner, we will entertain the little ones. We will have...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Party Princess
Telephone: 651-900-2639
Contact Name: Cassie Ridge
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Lyndel King, Director and Chief Curator,  The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum "WAM: Approachable, Alive and Smart!" The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis   Lyndel King has led the museum for...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Won’t you be my neighbor? MPLS - imPulse choral ensemble joins Bart Buch and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for a staged summer production celebrating Phillips Neighborhood...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: MPLS (imPulse) & In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 319.830.3021
Contact Name: Samuel Grace
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Cost: check options

Where:
The Palace Theatre
, MN


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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

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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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Humbird is an alternative folk group whose songs whistle straight through your down-jacket to shatter the northern-most corner of your heart before melting it completely.How Far, their debut...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
North Mankato, MN  56003
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Telephone: 507-386-2337

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

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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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Bring the process and creations of the professional breweries to your garage. This class will demonstrate a single infusion all-grain batch and cover topics, equipment, and techniques relevant to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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FREE EVENTMusic. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The Executioner# Some Shitty Cover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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4th Annual Rock the Block! FREE EVENT Music. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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What: Grand Opening Event at Goldfish Swim School Oakdale          When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Goldfish Swim School Oakdale – 7055 10th Street...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Goldfish Swim School Oakdale
7055 10th Street North
Suite 100
Oakdale, MN  55218
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Sponsor: Goldfish Swim School
Telephone: (651) 236-9390
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Beginning Saturday, June 17, Radisson Blu Mall of America and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad will offer Honey Bee Helper Bee Demonstrations on the hotel’s roof to learn about honey bee...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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On Saturday July 29th, Bollywood Dance Scene will host the Big Bollywood Cook-Off: Season 3 at Tapestry Folkdance Center from 6:30-9pm. Audience members can secure their plate through a suggested...

Cost: 15

Where:
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 405-2669
Contact Name: Erin McGregor
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Saturday, July 29th 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm Advance tickets- $8 Ticket link- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1492083 Artists:  Ben DrakeAlexa KrissAlli and IGood Morning BedlamKyle...

Cost: $8-$12

Where:
The Garage
75 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean perform Fri., July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at...

Cost: $18, $20 at the door

Where:
Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave.
Zumbrota, MN  55992
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Sponsor: Crossings at Carnegie
Telephone: 507-732-7616
Contact Name: Jonya Pacey
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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Cost: check options

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

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

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

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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