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A More Perfect Union

Therapist Bill Doherty says marriage is threatened—by his own profession



BILL DOHERTY, the marriage therapist, was meeting with divorce lawyers. Not, for the record, to end his own marriage of 36 years. Nor was he there to lecture them about the damage their work wreaks on families. Doherty, a wirey 63-year-old with fair skin and white hair, was moderating a discussion among a small group of attorneys in Edina. The lawyers were wrestling: Should they suggest other options to their clients? Did their professional code of ethics allow them to caution couples against divorce?

Good therapist that he is, Doherty listened carefully for most of the session and then, finally, offered his own vision: What about providing an “exit ramp” for couples on the road to divorce—such as reconciliation resources for interested couples? By the time the meeting was over, Doherty had “buy-in from every single person in the room,” says Linda Wray, one of the attorneys in attendance. In other words, he’d talked a bunch of divorce lawyers into counseling the virtues of not using their services.

William “Bill” Doherty is the director of the marriage and family therapy program in the department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota. A practicing therapist, respected professor, and seasoned researcher, he has been widely quoted on the subject of marriage in the national media. He is the author of 13 books, including Take Back Your Marriage, and the producer of a number of video series, among them, one for engaged couples, featuring his daughter, Elizabeth Doherty Thomas. He may also be, judging by his resumé, the nation’s most zealous advocate for healthy marriages.

Marriage is “good for couples, their kids, and society,” says Doherty. But the institution has also taken a beating since the 1970s, when Doherty first began counseling couples. The stigma associated with divorce has largely disappeared; and expectations regarding wedded bliss have expanded considerably. “Marriage has weakened as an institution while the ideals for what it should accomplish have gone through the roof,” he says.

Doherty doesn’t blame divorce lawyers or any specific group for the erosion of marriage. He points the finger at a number of factors, chief among them a “consumer culture” that surrounds marriage and his colleagues, therapists themselves.

THE DIVORCE RATE among American couples reached roughly 50 percent in the 1980s, after climbing dramatically for two decades. And it hasn’t budged much since then.

Part of the problem, as Doherty sees it, is the influence of consumerism on views of marriage: “Consumer culture tells us that we never have enough of anything we want, that the new is always better than the old,” he writes in his book Take Back Your Marriage. “It teaches us not be loyal to anything or anyone that does not continue to meet our needs at the right price.”

The notion of spousal duty—sticking by your mate even in the most trying times—seems to have disappeared from the marriage contract altogether. “The traditional marriage vows in some parts of the country,” Doherty noted in a 1999 speech, “are changed to ‘as long as we both shall love,’ instead of ‘as long as we both shall live.’ I think people now are beginning to see themselves as ‘leasing’ a marriage…. [It’s] like saying, ‘I’m not sure if this car will last long, so I’ll lease.’”

Consumer attitudes have also heightened expectations about getting hitched. Doherty worries that newlyweds may have unrealistic ideas about what marital relations can actually offer. “Couples expect great sex and great communications and equal-gendered partnerships,” he says. “There is maybe one couple who has achieved it, and they live in Indiana.”

Such problems are exacerbated, Doherty maintains, when couples seek counseling. Most therapists are trained to stay “values neutral,” he says. Professionally, they’re expected to refrain from inserting their opinions into their clients’ decisions. If a client says her problem is her marriage, the thinking goes, the solution is a divorce. Rather then fight the seeming inevitability of a split, many therapists focus their energies on supporting the individual in her decision-making.

But Doherty isn’t willing to give up on marriage quite that quickly. The benefits of marriage are too numerous: Research shows that married couples are generally better off financially than singles and even unmarried couples. Married women are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol than single women, and married men report more satisfying sexual relationships than their bachelor counterparts. Children born to married parents are less likely to experience poverty, abuse, and behavioral and emotional problems than children born out of wedlock.

So Doherty is hustling to keep couples together—and sometimes even get them married. It’s consuming work that has Doherty delivering keynote speeches at conferences around the world and leading talks and groups here at home. Minnesota has a long history of support for couples and families, he says. But that doesn’t mean there’s always unanimous support for the kind of marriage-boosting initiatives Doherty would like to see funded. The state’s “many liberals and progressives identify a marriage-positive stance as a conservative value,” he says. (Lest you think he sounds like a right-wing patsy: He’s pro–gay marriage. Communities are healthier, he says, when same-sex couples are in committed, socially sanctioned relationships.)

IT’S DINNERTIME on a Thursday night and Danyelle and Davis Draheim are eating Subway sandwiches with other couples in the basement of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. They’re here to participate in a talk led by Doherty on “Men and Women: How Are We Different?” The event is part of the Minnesota Family Formation Project, a Doherty-led effort for unwed parents interested in marriage—to keep fathers involved in their kids lives and reduce the strain on mothers who are often financially and emotionally strapped.

Doherty relaxes as he talks, his scholarly locution replaced by the East Coast accent of his working-class childhood. He grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family in Philadelphia, where, he says, “marriage was forever.” He met his wife, Leah, in 1970, and perhaps not unexpectedly, the union has become a lab for Doherty’s ideas on how to get couples to connect: He often tells groups how he and his wife used to shoo their children away from the table after dinner so they could talk for a few minutes—one on one—over a cup of coffee. Their rituals also include a nightly dip in the hot tub outside their Roseville home.

As the crowd polishes off the sandwiches, Doherty talks about expectations in marriages. “We expect our spouse to act like our very best same-sex friend,” he says. Heads nod with recognition. “It’s not going to happen,” he adds. The group laughs.

The Draheims are here because they saw a flyer in a packet of new-baby literature shortly after their first son was born. If they signed up to participate in a new program for unmarried couples, the flyer indicated, they could avail themselves of the services offered by a relationship coach, meet with a married mentor couple, participate in the “Couples Connection” classes Doherty leads, and get a yearly stipend. “It was 70 bucks,” says Davis. “What did we have to lose?” Within a year of receiving the flyer, they were married.

It isn’t the first time Doherty has used financial incentives to encourage people to think about getting married or about nurturing their marriage. In 2001, Doherty worked with state senator Steve Dille, of Dassel, to secure what is now a $70 discount on marriage licenses for couples who complete 12 hours’ worth of premarital classes. (Nearly 40 percent of newlyweds take advantage of the marriage-license discount, which couples can obtain if they provide proof that they’ve completed a pre-marriage education program.) In 2004, Doherty and Dille worked together again to secure a $5 marriage-license surcharge to augment $1 million in federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funds for the Family Formation Project.

Is there a return on the investment in marriage that Doherty—and taxpayers—have made? Nationally, the divorce rate for college-educated women has dropped by one third in the last decade, and Doherty says young people have a different view of divorce than their parents: 45 percent of 18 to 29 year olds say divorce should be avoided except in extreme cases. Doherty’s own research on premarital education has found that premarital couples programs strengthens unions: A majority of the couples he surveyed said pre-wedding conversations with a therapist, minister, or other professional had improved their communication and conflict management skills.

Doherty also believes he’s changing the “neutral” stance of some of his peers. When he offered a workshop on “Couples on the Brink: Stopping the Marriage-Go-Round” at a conference for marriage and family therapists, his session was swamped by nearly 400 attendees. The ensuing dialogue touched repeatedly on psychotherapists’ contribution to their clients’ divorces.

But some believe Doherty is going too far. Barry McCarthy, a therapist and professor at American University in Washington, D.C., thinks some marriages are “fatally flawed” by abuse, deception, or serious incompatibility. In such cases, McCarthy believes therapists should keep their personal values out of couples’ decisions. Still, even McCarthy counts himself among Doherty’s many fans.

“Bill is one of the most well-respected people in the marriage and family industry,” says McCarthy. Diane Sollee, the director and founder of the Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education, says Doherty has a unique ability “to work with very different groups all within their goals and help them reach consensus.”

Like marriage, Doherty’s work takes plenty of commitment. “Couples work at marriage together,” he says. “They take responsibilities. They don’t give up hope.” And neither, Bill Doherty adds, will he.

Andrea Grazzini Walstrom is a freelance writer who lives in Burnsville.

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Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

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The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

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Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

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ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

The Association of Licensed Architects Minnesota Presents Mall of America Expansion Tour + Social Tickets...

Cost: $30 members | $40 nonmembers

Where:
Mall Of America Mortenson Trailers
60 East Broadway
North Side of Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Association of Licensed Architects Minnesota
Telephone: 847.382.0630
Contact Name: Joanne Sullivan
Website »

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The Saint Paul Foundation will celebrate racial equity leaders at the ninth annual Facing Race Ambassador Awards on April 28. The Facing Race Ambassador Awards program was created in 2007 to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Crowne Plaza St. Paul Riverfront
11 E. Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Saint Paul Foundation
Telephone: 651.224.5463
Website »

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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Cari Hatcher
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

Cost: TBA

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Telephone: 612-625-6600
Website »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons:...

Cost: $49.00 - $109.00

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.339.7007
Website »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

Continental Diamond will be hosting a trunk show event with renowned jewelry designer Charles Krypell. The New York-based jewelry designer is known for his high-end sterling silver jewelry set with...

Cost: Open to the public.

Where:
Continental Diamond
116 Utica Ave. So. #130
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Continental Diamond
Telephone: 952-593-5602
Contact Name: Paul Holewa
Website »

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

The Noon-Time Talkers toastmasters club will hold an open-house at the Hopkins Library on Wednesday, April 29th. Kevin Burkart will speak about “Doing things others say you cannot...

Cost: No admission cost

Where:
Hopkins Library
22 11th Avenue North
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Noontime Talkers Toastmasters
Telephone: 763-257-7093
Contact Name: Marge
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

The Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is where we join our voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation. Here speakers, educators, paraprofessionals, therapists, psychologists,...

Cost: $105-$135

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Autism Society of MN
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Autism Society of MN
Website »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Cari Hatcher
Website »

More information

LUNAFEST: Minneapolis Second Annual Film Festival Fundraiser!  Join the fun and inspiration of an evening of short films by, for and about women.  Men love the films too! ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
Telephone: 612-377-4660
Contact Name: Donna Minter
Website »

More information

Margaret Regan, author of the award-winning THE DEATH OF JOSSELINE, will speak about her new book, DETAINED AND DEPORTED, in which she takes an inside look at the detention and deportation system...

Cost: free & open to the public

Where:
Unity Church-Unitarian
733 Portland Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Unity Church-Unitarian
Telephone: 651-283-5139
Contact Name: Shelley Butler
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

Cost: TBA

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Telephone: 612-625-6600
Website »

More information

Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Denis Evstuhin has earned international acclaim for his vibrant artistry, remarkable sound quality and brilliant virtuosity by audiences and critics alike. His “sonorous, dark sound, clear...

Cost: Adults $20, UMD Fac/Staff $10, Seniors $15, Students $5

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Lily and Violet, a Minneapolis women's boutique, will be hosting their Spring Event from Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3. The jam-packed shopping soiree with feature prosecco and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lily and Violet
3413 West 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
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Inventors showcase new products and make connections. Manufacturers shop for products to produce. The public experiences products before they hit the marketplace. General Admission: $10.00; 6-12...

Cost: General Admission: $10.00; 6-12 $5.00; under 6 Free.

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
, MN


Telephone: 507.627.2344/800.468.3681
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A special exhibition recognizing the artistic talent of students within the Saint Paul Public Schools. Featuring the art of 60 high school students plus the work of elementary students in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Continental Diamond will be hosting a trunk show event with renowned jewelry designer Charles Krypell. The New York-based jewelry designer is known for his high-end sterling silver jewelry set with...

Cost: Open to the public.

Where:
Continental Diamond
116 Utica Ave. So. #130
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Continental Diamond
Telephone: 952-593-5602
Contact Name: Paul Holewa
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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The Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is where we join our voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation. Here speakers, educators, paraprofessionals, therapists, psychologists,...

Cost: $105-$135

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of MN
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Autism Society of MN
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Now in its 12th year, Dish: Cuisine for Change has evolved into a notable Twin Cities event, this year featuring comedian Paul Reiser. Your Support will help provide hope and stability to working...

Cost: $175

Where:
St. Paul River Centre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Second Harvest Heartland
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You’re invited to Ladies’ Night Out! Grab your girlfriends and treat yourselves to a special night devoted to health, wellness and fun. Join us for Ladies’ Night Out presented...

Cost: Free

Where:
Fairview Northland Medical Center
911 Northland Dr.
Princeton, MN  55371
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Sponsor: Fairview Northland Medical Center
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Join us for the 12th annual Dish: Cuisine for Change. Enjoy gourmet food from 20 local restaurants, hundreds of auction items, wine and cocktail samples, and entertainment from comedian and actor,...

Cost: $175

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Second Harvest
Telephone: 651.209.7994
Contact Name: Heidi Yankovec
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Mission Statement:  A Christian community providing housing and meaningful employment, trusting God to transform prisoners’ lives through Bible study,...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
7401 County Road 101
Maple Grove, MN  55311
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Telephone: 952-212-9731
Contact Name: Kalsey Beach
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This month, we are very glad to feature performance artists Christopher Lear and Allison Broeren. A Minnesota native, Chris is a storyteller, writer, and zen clown. He is happy to share his stories...

Cost: $6 - $12, sliding scale

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minnapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Story Club
Telephone: 515-344-5327
Contact Name: Sam Ferree
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Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Kurt Weill brings colorful characterizations and sweeping melodies to his Broadway opera-musical Street Scene! 1940s New York City tenement families experience joy, anger, longing and...

Cost: Adults $19, Seniors $14, UMD Fac/Staff $14, Student $8, UMD Student $6

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Following the steps of Jesus from the entry to Jerusalem to the resurrection, the National Lutheran Choir will portray the events of those seven days in the rich and moving texts of the Orthodox...

Cost: $25

Where:
Basilica of Saint Mary
88 North 17th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: National Lutheran Choir
Telephone: 612-722-2301
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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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The Aliveness Project is a local nonprofit organization that provides on-site meals, food shelf & other supportive services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and their families. On April 30,...

Where:
Participating restaurants around the Twin Cities
, MN


Sponsor: The Aliveness Project
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Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Website »

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Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Inventors showcase new products and make connections. Manufacturers shop for products to produce. The public experiences products before they hit the marketplace. General Admission: $10.00; 6-12...

Cost: General Admission: $10.00; 6-12 $5.00; under 6 Free.

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
, MN


Telephone: 507.627.2344/800.468.3681
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ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
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Lily and Violet, a Minneapolis women's boutique, will be hosting their Spring Event from Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3. The jam-packed shopping soiree with feature prosecco and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lily and Violet
3413 West 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host award-winning fine jewelry artist Sara Freedenfeld for a trunk showing of her Amali jewelry collections May 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and...

Cost: free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Karl Urban, Katie Cassidy, Gillian Anderson, Morena Baccarin, WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™, Christian Serratos, Giancarlo Esposito are among the celebrities and industry professionals at...

Cost: $35.00 (plus $4.87) and up, kids 10 and under free with paid adult

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave South Minneapolis,
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Wizard World Inc.
Telephone: 646-512-5022
Contact Name: Jerry Milani
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The Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is where we join our voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation. Here speakers, educators, paraprofessionals, therapists, psychologists,...

Cost: $105-$135

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of MN
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Autism Society of MN
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Festival of Nations, the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesota, brings together people from a vast array of backgrounds to celebrate their ethnic heritage. Through world-class entertainment...

Cost: Advance: $11 Adults, $8 Youth (6 to 16) At the Door: $13.50 Adults, $8 Youth 5

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: International Institute of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-0191
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For the 17th year, bass anglers from across the Midwest will come together with their fundraising dollars and fish in the annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic in the Wabasha Municipal Harbor....

Cost: Different Entry Levels

Where:
, MN


Telephone: (952) 893-0442
Contact Name: Melissa Bargmann
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Join the Autism Society of MN for an exciting evening bringing the community together for fantastic food, drinks, games, prizes, a silent auction and a celebration of those serving as true...

Cost: $75

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of MN
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Autism Society of MN
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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One out of every three people in extreme poverty lives in India. With the caste system offering little hope for the future, many families feel despair, unable to dream. But amid this darkness,...

Cost: $30

Where:
Crystal Lake Golf Club
16725 Innsbrook Drive
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 651.447.5499
Contact Name: Hanna Ruth
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In the early years of the 20th century, traveling vaudeville shows offered a little taste of home for newly-arrived immigrants from Sweden, Norway and other Scandinavian countries. Peter...

Cost: $18 General Admission

Where:
Maple Grove Jr. HS Theatre
7000 Hemlock Lane N.
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
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War is an ever-present part of human society, but how we deal with it varies based on the smallest details. Even the victors do not come out unscathed. Mission Theatre Company sheds light on...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
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Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
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Skyway Theatre is glad to welcome back MELVIN SEALS & JERRY GARCIA BAND plus special guests GOD JOHNSON Friday May 1st, 2015 $20 advance, $25 day of show Doors open at 8pm Tickets...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
Skyway Venue
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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May 1st, 2015 Skyway Theatre Presents: BRENNAN HEART Brennan Heart (real name: Fabian Bohn) has an impressive track record as a DJ and producer with over 100 releases. He's known for his...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
Skyway Venue
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
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NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Ballet Minnesota presents the iconic ballet Giselle during their 27th Annual Minnesota Dance Festival, May 1 & 2 at The O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St. Catherine University, 2004...

Cost: $14 - $30

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Ballet Minnesota
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This Land is Your Land, Bound for Glory, Hard Travelin’… songs about the open road, fighting for one's rights, and the awesome majesty of our country.  We know them, we've...

Cost: General admission ticket price is $35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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  47th Annual Minnesota Bound Crappie Contest May 2nd – Lake Minnetonka   This spring it’s official – the ice IS out! Lake Minnetonka’s original Crappie...

Cost: $5 pre-event; $10 day of event

Where:
Lord Fletcher's Lake Minnetonka
Minnetonka, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Bound
Telephone: 763-233-0720
Contact Name: Kelly Jo McDonnell
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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The Northfield Arts Guild Theater is excited to present the beloved musical Oliver! with book, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.   Performances run April 17-19, April 23-26 and May 1-2...

Cost: Adults $18.00 Students/Seniors $13.00

Where:
Northfield Arts Guild Theater
411 W 3rd St
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Carleton College and Neuger Communications Group
Telephone: 507-645-8877

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Annual city-wide event featuring home rummage sales as well as special sales and events at various businesses and organizations.  Check the Austin Daily Herald for a map and detailed...

Cost: free to browse

Where:
Various
Austin, MN  55912


Sponsor: Austin Daily Herald
Telephone: 507-434-2214

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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New Event in Lowertown! 4 Intuitive practitioners will be present to work with you on a variety of topics,  including, reiki, intuitive readings, nutrition coaching and more! To view the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Studio-OneSixty
308 Prince St
Suite 160
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio-OneSixty
Telephone: (612) 564.3160
Contact Name: Amy Vastering
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Please join us for the first annual SPRING show at beautiful Lake Nokomis! Over 48 Local Indie Crafters & Artists Handmade Gifts • Art Woodworking • Textiles Jewelry •...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Nokomis Community Center
2401 E. Minnehaha Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Lake Nokomis Community Center
Telephone: (612) 370-4923
Contact Name: Maggie Mercil
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Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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The Bazillions are the creation of Twin Cities’ parents/educators/singer-songwriters Adam and Kristin Marshall. Literally from their first day on the job at Kenny School in Minneapolis, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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A group of artists around Lake Minnetonka will be opening their home studios to the public on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015. It is a perfect time of year for people to enjoy a springtime...

Cost: Free

Where:
28 artists Eleven locations, see website for map
, MN


Sponsor: Lake Minnetonka Artists
Telephone: 952-473-2344
Contact Name: Karen Stombaugh
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  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host award-winning fine jewelry artist Sara Freedenfeld for a trunk showing of her Amali jewelry collections May 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and...

Cost: free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Named one of the Midwest’s best races by Competitor and Active.com, participants enjoy a closed, USATF-certified road course in Peninsula State Park. Post-race party with food, beer, and...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Peninsula State Park
, WI


Telephone: 920-421-1518
Contact Name: Brian Fitzgerald
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Lily and Violet, a Minneapolis women's boutique, will be hosting their Spring Event from Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3. The jam-packed shopping soiree with feature prosecco and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lily and Violet
3413 West 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place for family fun. There are games appropriate for all ages, musical entertainment, rides and a variety of food options. Plus, there’s plenty of...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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A special exhibition recognizing the artistic talent of students within the Saint Paul Public Schools. Featuring the art of 60 high school students plus the work of elementary students in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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THE JOY RIDE - a smorgasbord of bike fun. We've planned a full day for you! Hop on wherever or ride from open to close. May 2, 2015 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Minneapolis & St. Paul...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis- St. Paul
PO Box 580201
Minneapolis- St. Paul , MN  55458
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Sponsor: Anelace Coffee, Recovery Bike Shop, KIND and The Current
Contact Name: Katie
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Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

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Come check on Verretta's "First Release" Party at Studio B on April 2nd at 6 PM! This event will be FREE. You are FREE. We are truly proud of almost four years of work, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Studio B
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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LOCAL ARTISTS. CRAFT BEER & SPIRITS. LIVE MUSIC. FOOD TRUCKS. Come join us at the inaugural Arts & Crafts, a COMPAS fundraiser! Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m....

Cost: $40 Regular Ticket / $75 VIP Ticket

Where:
Upper Cut Boxing Gym
1324 Quincy Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COMPAS
Telephone: 651-292-4313
Contact Name: Juliana Anderson Wilkins
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LOCAL ARTISTS. CRAFT BEER & SPIRITS. LIVE MUSIC FROM COMMUNIST DAUGHTER & THE JACK BRASS BAND. FOOD TRUCKS. Come join us at the inaugural Arts & Crafts, a COMPAS fundraiser!...

Cost: $40 Regular Ticket / $75 VIP Ticket

Where:
Upper Cut Boxing Gym
1324 Quincy Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COMPAS
Telephone: 651-292-4313
Contact Name: Juliana Anderson Wilkins
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The Annual Minnesota Autism Conference is where we join our voices as a passionate network to inspire hope and innovation. Here speakers, educators, paraprofessionals, therapists, psychologists,...

Cost: $105-$135

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place Hotel
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of MN
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Autism Society of MN
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Festival of Nations, the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesota, brings together people from a vast array of backgrounds to celebrate their ethnic heritage. Through world-class entertainment...

Cost: Advance: $11 Adults, $8 Youth (6 to 16) At the Door: $13.50 Adults, $8 Youth 5

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: International Institute of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-0191
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Featuring works by Eleanor McGough, Minneapolis, Painter & Hortense La Tour, Paris, Author of Jewelry. Saturday May 2nd, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for a rare opportunity to meet...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Veronique Wantz Gallery
125 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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For the 17th year, bass anglers from across the Midwest will come together with their fundraising dollars and fish in the annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic in the Wabasha Municipal Harbor....

Cost: Different Entry Levels

Where:
, MN


Telephone: (952) 893-0442
Contact Name: Melissa Bargmann
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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More than four decades since Crosby, Stills & Nash first harmonized in Southern California, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in...

Cost: Tickets start at $70

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN


Telephone: 952-838-9000
Contact Name: PACER Center
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The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. The immensely popular shows are set in the present day, which means unlike...

Cost: $69.95 plus tax/fees

Where:
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
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Following the steps of Jesus from the entry to Jerusalem to the resurrection, the National Lutheran Choir will portray the events of those seven days in the rich and moving texts of the Orthodox...

Cost: $25

Where:
Zumbro Lutheran Church
624 3rd Avenue Southwest
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: National Lutheran Choir
Telephone: 612-722-2301
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VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Don Shelby, actor Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, conductor Jon Cranney, director Two performances: 3:30 p.m. Matinee and 7 p.m. Evening Step into the past to...

Cost: $100 ($50 is a tax-deductible donation)

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
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In the early years of the 20th century, traveling vaudeville shows offered a little taste of home for newly-arrived immigrants from Sweden, Norway and other Scandinavian countries. Peter...

Cost: $18 General Admission

Where:
Maple Grove Jr. HS Theatre
7000 Hemlock Lane N.
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
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Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie has announced an array of activity surrounding the release of their much-anticipated eighth studio album, including the first leg of their upcoming...

Cost: $38.50

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Telephone: 612-624-2345
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Join us for Tom Stoppard's 1988 spy thriller Hapgood, directed by Justin Alexander. With his characteristic intelligence and sharp characterization, Stoppard "spins an end-of-the-cold-war...

Cost: $18 | sixespies.brownpapertickets.com

Where:
Nimbus Theatre
1517 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Skot Rieffer
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"A long time ago in a castle far, far away The vision of Ghosty Wan Kenobi embarks young Hamluke onto a tragic tale of betrayal and revenge in this hilarious, acclaimed, "Star Wars"...

Cost: $18.00

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Dana's Boys
Telephone: 952-270-9434
Contact Name: Michael Maykethttps://www.facebook.com/events/1438

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Spitting Image Collective, a dynamic group of up-and-coming composers formed in 2013, presents its second round of commissions and concerts, featuring new works by Twin Cities composers Scott...

Cost: $15, $10 students

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Spitting Image Collective
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Skyway Theatre is glad to welcome back MELVIN SEALS & JERRY GARCIA BAND plus special guests GOD JOHNSON Friday May 1st, 2015 $20 advance, $25 day of show Doors open at 8pm Tickets...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
Skyway Venue
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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May 1st, 2015 Skyway Theatre Presents: BRENNAN HEART Brennan Heart (real name: Fabian Bohn) has an impressive track record as a DJ and producer with over 100 releases. He's known for his...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
Skyway Venue
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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2-Day Expo Celebrates and Empowers Moms with Celebrity Keynotes, Real-Talk Panels, and Access to Great Local Resources Minnesota moms will have access to information, resources, and camaraderie...

Cost: http://www.momsrockexpo.com/

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-206-9852
Contact Name: Kelly Plummer
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This Land is Your Land, Bound for Glory, Hard Travelin’… songs about the open road, fighting for one's rights, and the awesome majesty of our country.  We know them, we've...

Cost: General admission ticket price is $35

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


Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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All Ages Doors 6 p.m. $8 adv/&10 Doors  Tickets available online or at the door

Cost: $8 adv/&10 Doors

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
Mankato, MN  56003
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Ballet Minnesota presents the iconic ballet Giselle during their 27th Annual Minnesota Dance Festival, May 1 & 2 at The O’Shaughnessy on the campus of St. Catherine University, 2004...

Cost: $14 - $30

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Ballet Minnesota
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Celebrate your child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Guests will enjoy pizza, games, a special birthday show with Chuck E. and take home awesome souvenirs. There are party...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum Plaza
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN
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NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
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Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
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