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Our intrepid food writer consumed thousands of calories, traveled hundreds of miles, and visited dozens of restaurants, drive-ins, and dive bars across the state. Why? To bring you this: The definitive, ultimate, be-all, end-all list of the greatest burgers in Minnesota.


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Terry Brennan

It seemed a simple enough task: Which Minnesota burgers should you eat before you die? Granted, to the less food-obsessed, this might seem like a peculiar question, and to a health-care professional, perhaps even a suicidal one. But to me, the question seemed urgent. Critical. Life-defining, even.

Toward the end of my journey, nothing about it seemed simple. After two months of trying every cult burger, every rumored-to-be-great burger, every once-great burger, and every potentially great burger in the state, my quest began to border on the ridiculous. “Are you trying each individual McDonald’s in Minnesota?” asked a co-worker. “What is taking so long?” I looked up from the pile of menus and receipts on my desk and sighed.

It seemed important to get this right. Maybe it was just something in the air: The year had seen movies like The Bucket List, in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman decide what must be done before they kick the bucket. Bookstores are crammed with titles like A Thousand Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List, Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, and 1001 Historic Sites You Must See Before You Die, which suggests that life isn’t complete without a visit to Mozart’s birthplace. Well, pick your poison, I guess. I’m certain I will go happily to my eternal rest without having glimpsed the spot where Mozart first contemplated milk and daylight, but I do feel very sad that Mozart will never know the singular pleasure of a $2.75 hamburger consumed at the counter of the Tender Maid in Austin, Minnesota.

Yes, I drove to Austin for a burger. I also went to Waconia, Waseca, Cloquet, and plenty of points in between. Because who could say where the best, the very best, the must-try-before-you-die burgers in Minnesota could be found? I had promised myself that this story wasn’t going to be a kindergarten award ceremony: Not everyone was going to get a gold star. If there wasn’t a burger in St. Paul that you would regret your whole life for having missed it, then so be it (there is). Past performance was not taken as a predictor of future behavior. And no one got a second chance. It was a sudden-death, one-shot challenge. If I experienced a once-great burger on a lackluster day, then that was it—it was out. No mulligans. No mercy.

But still, the drive to Tender Maid seemed indicative of mental illness. It was a 206-mile trip (at $3.50 a gallon for gas) to experience a $2.75 burger.

But oh, the Tender Maid. You should see it. I mean, really, you should. It’s in downtown Austin, in a white clapboard building with red-and-white awnings—one of those places that is so thriftily built that there are no vestibules to keep the winter out, no bathrooms, no nothing. It’s a shack, really. But a shack is all they need. Inside, there’s a gold-flecked counter ringed by a dozen chrome-edged barstools, and a big trough where they steam the beef for “loose-meat” burgers, something that was big during the Depression (and in Iowa), but has lived on in Austin ever since Tender Maid opened 1938.

Yes, 1938. For 70 years, these loose-meat hamburgers have been a classic of Minnesota cuisine. An unheralded classic, perhaps a completely unknown classic, but a classic nonetheless. Why a classic? Because the Tender Maid burger is just so American. You walk in. You sit at the counter. A hard-working woman in an unironic T-shirt asks you what you want. The most popular options? A burger with everything or a burger with cheese (and everything).

Upon hearing your preference, the woman behind the counter reaches into a steamer box, grabs a warm bun, and places it on a sheet of wax paper. She slathers one side with a spatula-full of ketchup, the other with a spatula-full of mustard, sprinkles finely cut onions on the mustard side, and ladles a scoop of meat between the two. She shakes a bit of salt on the meat, wraps it all together in the wax paper, and presents it to you—with a spoon. Yes, a spoon. If you order a cheeseburger, the process is slightly delayed: the woman will throw a classic slice of American cheese in the meat bin first, flip it back and forth, submerge it in the meat, unearth it, and assemble the burger with a slice of cheese in the middle.

How does that loose-meat burger taste? Good. Iconic. A little meaty. A little sweet. A little salty. It’s not the best thing I’ve ever eaten, but it is quite likely the most American. The most Minnesotan. The most Minnesotan-American edible icon we have. In short, it’s something you should experience before you die.

Just like the loose-meat burger, the other burgers I selected for this story are also amazing and eternal bits of essential Minnesotan character. And yes, they are eternal (or as close as you get to eternity with restaurants). In Edina, the Convention Grill has been serving those same burgers since 1934. At Matt’s Bar, in south Minneapolis, they’ve been making Jucy Lucys the way they do since 1954. Up in Cloquet, Gordy’s Hi-Hat has been making their burgers the exact same way since 1960. And at the Black Forest Inn, they’ve been doing their near-perfect burger since 1965. The youngsters in this field are places like the Lions Tap (the current incarnation dates back to 1977) or Newt’s in Rochester (opened in 1980).

You might find it odd that our longest-lived restaurants in Minnesota are all burger joints, but the longevity of all these places becomes less puzzling when you realize Minnesota’s iconic food is, in fact, the hamburger.

I mean it: Minnesota is burger country. It’s our defining fare. Like Chicago hot dogs, New York pastrami, Texas brisket, Memphis ribs, California tacos, and Maine lobster rolls. Our core food is not hotdish. It is not meatloaf. It is not wild-rice soup. A Prairie Home Companion to the contrary, Minnesota has always been more than farm-based Lutherans. It’s plant workers in small towns. It’s Catholics in St. Paul. It’s truck drivers on the Iron Range. It’s third-generation lawyers in Minneapolis. It’s the entirety of the North and South Dakota brain-drain who find San Francisco to be too much, and Minot too little. It’s also a whole lot of people from the coasts, Asia, and Mexico, who stumble across this little crossroads of forest and prairie and call it heaven. And the one thing we all have in common is that we love burgers. We argue about them. We eat them with friends, with loved ones, and alone in the car. We wait for an hour, two hours, for our favorites at places like the Nook in St. Paul or Matt’s in Minneapolis. We don’t wait outside in the cold for hotdish. We wait outside in the cold for burgers.

This epiphany came upon me several years ago when I was trying to determine what was the Most Minnesotan Food. Was it fried walleye? No, get far enough south or west, and the fish fry is as much of an import as mandarin oranges. Was it hotdish? No. Get into the urban centers, where most Minnesotans actually live, and hotdish becomes something like urban crime: You think about it, you know about it, you fear it, and you almost never are in the same room with it.

But burgers? Burgers are the only thing which readers have written to me about detailing their epistemological bar debates, some of which revolve around ideas like: Are burgers actually purely situational? Eating one while you’re falling in love, after seeing a great show, being hungry—is that what makes a great burger? To which I answer: No, no, a thousand times no.

Great burgers are quantifiable, knowable, definable, and inarguable (see Best Burger Methodology). And the following are all great burgers. These are the burgers you must try before you shuffle off this mortal coil. For the sheer joy of it—and because they will help you understand something new and important about what it truly means to be Minnesotan.

Best Burger Methodology

Introducing the Burger Inherent Awesomeness Quotient™

 

BIAQ = M(3F + T + Ch)2  +  Co + CfE  +  [A + U + B/F]

                ---------------------------------        ------------------        

                   100                     2


Behold the BIAQ, the Burger Inherent Awesomeness Quotient. Is it math? Science? It’s math plus science plus truth (minus ketchup). Or rather, it’s my best idea of how to compare a $2 burger in farm country with a $12 burger in the city.  

The most important quality of any burger is the flavor of the meat. It should be beefy, clean, rich, and robust. And this: There must be no flaws. No freezer-burn aftertaste, no pallid wet-dog notes. So, give the flavor a score from 1 to 10, multiplied by three. It’s that important.

Texture is critical. A gritty, chewy, dry, wet, gloppy, or gummy texture can ruin an otherwise pleasant burger. 1 to 10 points.

A great burger should juxtapose exterior caramelized char with interior tenderness. If a burger doesn’t have an exterior/interior contrast, it’s meatloaf. Meatloaf is fine, but it ain’t a burger. Award 1 to 10 points. Now square
it (math!), divide by 100, and round off: You now have your basic meat score, the highest possible value of which is 25. 

There are two kinds of burgers: Those that are improved and/or made notable by the use of condiments, and those that are perfect without condiments. There has to be some way of factoring these differences. So, award both the condiment-topped burger and condiment-free burger 1 to 10 points, add together and divide by two.

Ambience covers the pleasantness of the room, parking lot, or other space the burger is in. 1 to 5 points. 

Ultra-Minnesotanness: because being Minnesotan is a good thing, and should be rewarded when found. Otherwise, why don’t we all just eat at Boston Market? 1 to 5 points.

A great bun and great fries make a great burger even greater, and if you disagree you must be addlepated. Award the bun and/or fries from 1 to 5 points.

The highest possible score for non-meat related points is 25. The highest possible score for meat-related points is 25. So the highest possible BIAQ could be 50. This is right, good, and true. And that’s why they call it science.

 

18 - Monte Carlo Bar & Cafe

Inherent Awesomeness: 23

One of the most distinct variants of the Great American Burger is urban, mid-century, and sexy, but battle-scarred, in a very Edward-Hopper-meets-Death-of-a-Salesman way. Nowhere is this variant more in evidence than at the Monte Carlo, the classic businessman’s steak house in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis. Settle in at the copper-topped bar and contemplate the majesty of the dining room—the rows and rows of glittering, glamorous bottles that back the bar. Then settle in for one beautiful burger: The meat is tender and simple, and it comes inside a grilled, slightly sweet, vaporous bun that squishes away to nothing in the hands. You’re left to contemplate an elegiac grandeur. Romantic? Very, so be sure to have this burger with a Manhattan, if not straight whisky. Monte Carlo, 319 Third Ave. N., Minneapolis, 612-333-5900

 

17 - House of Coates

Inherent Awesomeness: 25

Once a stop for the Chicago Great Western Railroad, the town of Coates still has a rural, middle-of-nowhere feel, despite being not all that far from the Twin Cities. Maybe it’s the well-worn plywood booths. Or the church-basement chairs. Or the pull-tabs. No matter. Order a burger and you’ll see why the parking lot here is always full. The fried onions on the Sewanee burger are soft as butter, the bun is big and bready and makes you feel like you’re eating a whole platter’s worth of meat. The burger itself is gorgeously charred, but tender as tears. The fries aren’t much to speak of, but if you’re taking Highway 52 anywhere, the House of Coates will forever fix in your mind that the middle of nowhere can be somewhere worthwhile. House of Coates, Highway 52 and County Road 46, Coates, 651-437-2232

 

16 - Newt's

Inherent Awesomeness: 29

Newt’s is not easy to find. It’s down an alley, then up a steep staircase. But this doesn’t seem to stop every person in Rochester from going there. Stop by on a Friday night and you’re likely to wait an hour for a table. The draw? Great burgers and a strange ju-ju that makes it feel like you’re drinking in Vermont circa 1978. There’s tragic, sepia-and-milk-chocolate colored stained-glass lighting, darkness everywhere, and—on the floor—popcorn thick as wet snow. There’s also a lot of 1920s-feeling black-and-white photos on the wall and a jukebox pumping out the Who and Neil Young. There are loads of microbrews available, and the fries arrive by the pound, in a perfect pale-golden mound: not too crisp, not too soft, lightly seasoned and okey-dokey in every possible way. And the burgers? They’re the lightest big burger in the state, which may seem like an odd compliment if you haven’t actually tasted one. The buns are white, fluffy, and almost a bit dry. They serve as the perfect foil for the beefy, airy, not overly seasoned, half-pound patties that seem to be held together by nothing but the thinnest veil of exterior char. The hardest things to do well are always the simplest. The elegant, juicy, gorgeously plain Newt’s burger proves that rule—and is worth the hunt. Newt’s, 216 ½ First Ave. SW, Rochester, 507-289-0577, cccrmg.com

 

15 - Gordy's Hi Hat Restaurant

Inherent Awesomeness: 29

Since 1960, the folks at Gordy’s Hi Hat have been doing things the same way: Hand-pattying beef that was ground that day (and has never been frozen); cutting fresh onions for their signature half-battered, half-breaded onion rings; and blending their shakes and malts with nothing but real strawberries, real raspberries, and real bananas. And that’s why, for almost 50 years, city folk have made the Hi Hat a destination stop on the way to cabins Up North. “Consistency is the key here,” explains owner (and son of Gordy) Dan Lundquist. “People say, ‘I want a cheeseburger,’ and it better taste the way it did last fall. So we do everything the same way we’ve done it for the past 48 years.” Well, except that last year they started taking credit cards. Gordy’s Hi Hat Restaurant, 411 Sunnyside Dr., Cloquet, 218-879-6125

 

14 - Tender Maid Sandwich Shop

Inherent Awesomeness: 32

“You want a spoon with that?” asks the nice lady behind the counter at Tender Maid. If you’ve never been here before, you’ll think she’s asking if you want a spoon with your milk shake. No, she means with the burger. It’s loose meat, meaning that it’s filled with steamed crumbles of beef, kind of like a Sloppy Joe without the sauce. Of course, you can pick up the whole burger in its wax-paper wrapper and shove it in your mouth without the spoon. If you do, you’ll experience the simple, unadorned taste that people have been wild about since 1938. But, really: Put the burger down and use the spoon. Why? When else in life are you going to get the chance to eat a burger with a spoon? Tender Maid Sandwich Shop, 217 Fourth Ave. NE, Austin, 507-437-7907

 

13 - Salut Bar American

Inherent Awesomeness: 33

To the uninitiated, Salut might seem like a French restaurant. After all, they offer glimmering fresh seafood, a fat French wine list, and distinctly Gallic dishes like escargot and tarte tatin. But to Salut regulars, the place is actually a big old burger joint with lots of benefits. Name another French restaurant that serves 120 burgers each weekday, and some 200 each day on weekends. The Salut burgers are just delicious. They’re made with fresh meat, ground daily and laced with a top-secret spice blend that lends a zesty liveliness, and are served on crusty ciabatta buns made at the restaurant’s own bakery. In fact, these burgers have a balance to them that makes them seem inevitable and necessary. The homemade, hand-cut fries don’t hurt either. But you know what’s weird? This is the one burger on this list that goes better with red wine than a beer. Must be a French thing. Salut Bar Americain, 5034 France Ave. S., Edina, 952-929-3764, salutbaramericain.com

 

12 - The Lions Tap

Inherent Awesomeness: 33

The magnificence of the modest, eat-it-with-one-hand Lions Tap burger really comes into focus only after you’ve sampled a couple dozen of the best burgers in the state. Why? Because the Lions Tap stands out for what it is not: It’s not over-seasoned, not over-garnished. You get a thin patty, seared just right so that it’s crispy at the absolute edges and tender within—a perfect counterpart to the simple, white old-school bun. It is no less than the absolute essence of the perfect American roadside burger. There’s not much point to the lame crinkle-cut fries, so feel free to skip them. And feel free to skip ketchup on the burger, too: The Lions Tap offers one of the few burgers in the state that is so good that it seems sacrilegious to put ketchup on it. The Lions Tap, 16180 Flying Cloud Dr., Eden Prairie, 952-934-5299, lionstap.com

 

11- King's Place

Inherent Awesomeness: 33

Miesville is on the highway between Red Wing and Hastings, and some days it seems the entire town, population 135, is doing one thing: Eating all-American burgers at King’s Place. Seriously all-American. Located across the highway from the Miesville Mudhens stadium, King’s is as American as baseball, if not more so. Picture an original turn-of-the-century carriage stop unrecognizably updated with a knotty-pine-paneled bar surmounted with an odd, roof-shingled overhang, a hodgepodge of contemporary beer signs, and mirrors resplendent with scenes of pheasant–hunting. Guys in construction vests split pitchers of beer, bartenders insist one television stays tuned to the Rachael Ray Show to make sure the church ladies at the big table stay comfortable, and a roll of paper towels sits on every table. Those paper towels are necessary, at least if you want to dig into any of King’s 37 burgers, the best of which are the most elaborate. The awesome Triple Play, for example, is topped with bacon, Cheddar, Swiss and pepper-jack cheese, green olives, and sour cream—yeah, there are four separate kinds of dairy on that burger. Take a gander at all the dark blue Harvestore silos that mark the location of prosperous dairy farms nearby and you’ll get the connection. This is a dairy burger in dairy country. How does it taste? Perfect. The thin burger patty has a slight, yet important gloss of char to it, though it’s still tender as anything. The bun is buttery and well-grilled. And the whole thing comes together in a way that’s so cute, lovable, and devourable that the burger may as well stand up and tap dance across the table. Sure, the fries are forgettable, but even the plain old hamburger is scrumptious, and if you want to know what the sweet, sweet taste of America is, look no further. Build your visit around a Mudhens game, and you’ll see why those 135 residents of Miesville are some of the luckiest people on earth. King’s Place, 14460 240th St. (Hwy. 61), Hastings, 651-437-1418
 

10 - Casper & Runyon's Nook

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

The Nook is St. Paul’s cult burger. People queue up outside for an hour, sometimes even two, to wait for a table to get the thing. They do this on happy, sunny days, of course, but they also do it on gruesome, blustery, rainy, and downright cold and nasty days. What could make people do such things? Because the Nook is home to the definitive bar burger: Well-charred, meaty but tender, wrapped in a soft white bun, and served with a mess of fresh-cut fries in a plastic basket. This thing just hits the sweet spot of what it means to live a real, unpretentious Midwestern life full of friends, family, community, and cold beer (when the time is right). And that’s worth standing in line for. Even in the rain. Casper & Runyon’s Nook, 492 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul, 651-698-4347, myspace.com/crnook

 

9 - Buster's on 28th

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

You worry sometimes about the changing of the guard: Will the new generation maintain the traditions of their elders? When it comes to burgers, the answer is a resounding yes!  Opened only since last year, Buster’s is a great, already-classic burger joint by and for the microbrew generation. Slip into a dark, cozy wooden booth and order one of the 100 or so microbrews—or one of the more than two dozen tap-beer offerings (including all of the local Surly beers)—and prepare to be dazzled. The burgers here have a deep, well-charred, truly steak flavor, and are complemented by fresh, substantial buns from the notable A Baker’s Wife’s Pastry Shop, which happens to be around the corner. Bite into a Buster’s burger and you find the implicit promise of so many burgers made real: It’s a steak—for cheap (if you call $9 for a half-pound burger cheap, which I do in this case because the gorgeous burger comes with a robust pile of truly gorgeous French fries). Nice work, Buster’s. The hipsters are doing it for themselves. Buster’s, 4204 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-729-0911, busterson28.com

 

8 - Vincent: A Restaurant

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

The Vincent burger was Minnesota’s first really great gourmet burger, arriving in Minneapolis at the same time chef David Bouley was making national news with his foie-gras stuffed version in New York. Well, Vincent’s burger is still worthy of national news: Stuffed with braised short ribs and smoked Gouda, the Vincent burger takes the idea of the classic Jucy Lucy and gilds, refines, and stiffens the spine of the thing until it’s a lunch entrée worthy of a great chef. Oh, what a beauty this thing is. It’s seared till glossy bits of char speckle the rich beef, which burble inside with that particular savory, rich meatiness that food types call umami (a Japanese word meaning something like “a  rainbow of glorious, indescribable ultra-meat,” which is exactly what this burger is). It comes with crisp, McDonald’s-style fries and is nothing short of an absolute must for any self-respecting food nut in this state. Vincent, 1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-630-1189, vincentarestaurant.com

 

7 - Capitol Grille

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

I tried every single big steak-house burger for this roundup, and the Capital Grille was the absolute shocker: It’s stupendous. The meat was rich, thunderously beefy, and sweet; the brioche bun was the ideal complement, while the savory French fries, graced with truffle-oil and gran padano cheese, were exceptional. Each bite of the burger was more astonishing than the last. It was as good as great carpaccio, as good as great steak tartare: lush as a berry, profound as an exceptional Barolo. Could it seriously be this good? Yes. As I tried burger after burger for this story, the Capital Grill’s only grew in stature: It really was richer, livelier, and sweeter (not in terms of sugar but in terms of an irresistible wealth of flavor). As chef Jeff Ansorge explained, it also may be the purest gourmet locovore burger in town. The grass-fed beef is from Thousand Hills Cattle Company in southern Minnesota, ground-up with a certain amount of bacon from Fischer Farms in Waseca. The meat is mixed with Walla Walla or Vidalia onions, grilled, and served on a housemade brioche bun. “I tried to do a little more—localize it, and highlight every piece of it,” Ansorge told me. Mission accomplished. Capital Grille, 801 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-692-9000, thecapitalgrille.com

 

6 - Bar Lurcat

Inherent Awesomeness: 36

There’s a certain chain that makes a claim to serving butter burgers. They know not of what they speak. The real butter burger, the king butter burger, the only butter burger worth eating is the stupendous little slider at Bar Lurcat. To make this adorable little critter, chef Adam King sweats lots of onions in butter with loads of fresh thyme, then combines those onions with a specially ground meat, and forms them into wee little patties which are grilled till they crisp. These patties are then tucked into well-griddled potato rolls graced with a swipe of red-wine-shallot butter. The result is the best techniques of French cooking combined with the best ideas of American fast food. Order two sliders, pair them with some of the state’s best French fries—gold beauties so crisp outside and so tender inside that it’s almost like they’re candy-coated—and know it doesn’t get any better than this. Unless you add fresh, hot doughnut holes. How could a restaurant so French-sounding have achieved this trifecta of American road-food perfection? Bar Lurcat, 1624 Harmon Pl., Minneapolis, 612-486-5500, damico.com


5 - Convention Grill & Fountain

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

Cynics call nostalgia the longing for a time that never was. The neat trick of the Convention Grill is that it makes you nostalgic for an American past of wonderful diners serving perfect fries, malts, burgers, and Happy Days cuisine—and then it actually delivers them as good, if not better, than they were in their heyday. The Convention Grill burger is hand-pattied, never-frozen, and boasts a glorious, flat-grill-given char; the deeply golden, hand-cut fries are super fresh and wholesome; and the Kemp’s ice-cream shakes and malts couldn’t be any thicker or more perfectly encapsulate what’s great about Midwestern living. Convention Grill & Fountain, 3912 Sunnyside Rd., Edina, 952-920-6881

 

4 - The Black Forest Inn

Inherent Awesomeness: 37

Without question, the Black Forest’s burger is the most underappreciated in Minnesota. It gets no respect. Why? Perhaps it’s a familiarity-breeds-contempt thing: The German restaurant has been there for so long (since 1965) that people have gotten used to taking its food for granted. That should stop. The place has a burger for the ages: beefy as a roundhouse punch, gorgeously well-charred, served in a big, thick, house-baked bun that’s unlike any other in the state. This thing is the king of the heavyweight burgers. The fries aren’t kidding around either: Ultra-crisp, russety-brown, very fresh hand-cut beauties that are just right for sitting alongside such a weighty, earthy, oniony, truly significant burger. The Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, 612-872-0812, blackforestinnmpls.com

 

3 - Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

If there is one burger in Minnesota that could be called the Chef’s Chef’s burger, it would be the Cobb Salad burger at the Dakota. Jack Riebel is one of those chefs who every chef in town knows and respects, but he doesn’t get a lot of public recognition. He ran the lunch at the dearly departed Goodfellow’s for 10 years, and while there, he created a burger to honor his fellow chefs: The Cobb Salad burger. He would take the trim from various high-end cuts—strip loins, rib eyes, and such—blend those with chuck, and cook it. Then he would top the burger with Goodfellow’s famous pico de gallo tomato relish, a special guacamole created by one of his Latino line cooks, and an onion relish that he credits to Isaac Becker, who is now chef and co-owner at 112 Eatery. He added smoked bacon, hard-cooked egg, and—because it’s a burger—some buttermilk battered onion rings. It became the off-the-menu sensation that every chef in town was clamoring for. “When Tim McKee [of La Belle Vie] was opening Solera, he’d call ahead: ‘I’m bringing in eight cooks, we need eight Cobb burgers. Can you do that?’” Riebel told me. McKee made Riebel promise that if he ever opened his own place he’d put the Cobb burger on the menu. Since Riebel took over the kitchen at the Dakota three years ago, his Cobb burger has been on the menu. It’s magnificent: A sturdy, beefy, gorgeously charred patty is rested on a slab of grilled Pugliese bread and surrounded by everything mentioned above, as well as a chiffonade of thinly cut Bibb lettuce leaves. All the various relishes and toppings come together to make every bite lively, fresh, and vibrant, but they never obscure the basic campfire meatiness of the burger at the core. The Dakota serves a mean basket of fries, too. If you want to know how five-star chefs make burgers for other five-star chefs, look no further. Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant, 1010 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 612-332-1010, dakotacooks.com


2 - The Bulldog N.E.

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

When the Bulldog opened it’s northeast location, it quickly shot to the top of every burger-hound’s list: Best burgers ever! Achingly tender, gooey almost, but in a delicious, not a repulsive way. The Bulldog’s burgers were buttery, lush, and almost fruity in a particularly sweet, meaty way. Whoa! Then, the place went through various upheavals of chef and meat supplier, and the “whoa” factor vanished. Well, here’s the great news: The Bulldog burger is back! When I visited, the Kobe beef burger was in ideal form: Beefy and tender as a top-dollar steak house’s filet mignon, complemented by all the things you want in a good neighborhood bar: Hand-cut French fries (salty, crisp, and irresistible), scads of microbrews, and—in case you want to take the night into the realm of complete madness—a new line of gourmet cupcakes. The Bulldog N.E., 401 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612-378-2855, thebulldogmpls.com

 

1 - Matt's Bar

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

If there was one ringer in this bunch, one place I was absolutely certain would make the final cut, it’s Matt’s, the venerable south Minneapolis bar that either invented the Jucy Lucy—or just perfected it. (If you’re an out-of-towner, the Jucy Lucy—purposefully misspelled—is made by crimping two beef patties around a filling of cheese and cooking it all until the cheese becomes like molten lava. This tastes loads better than it sounds.) Sure, the thought did cross my mind: What if Matt’s was off its game? What if they didn’t make the cut? There was no need to worry—it would have been like going to Paris and finding the Eiffel Tower missing. This place is as critical to the heart of south Minneapolis as Lake Nokomis. A recent visit found Matt’s in all its glory: The guys at the bar were a mix of the old and cowboy-hatted, the young and dreadlocked, and the middle-aged and computer-bag toting. They were all eating Jucy Lucys and half-orders of thin, pale fries. There was even a recent Chicago transplant at the bar: “All the burgers downtown are $10,” he said. “I have a problem with that. My employees told me, ‘Go to Matt’s.’ I’ve been here three times in five days. You put crack in these things or what?” Spoken like a true out-of-towner. Crack? Please. Matt’s Jucy Lucys are bigger than crack. It’s all about the grill. For about 15 minutes, Matt’s Jucy Lucy sits up on the hot, ancient, always-in-service grill and sizzles, sizzles, sizzles until it gets crisp and well-charred on the outside. That makes all the difference. Matt’s has been making these well-charred, unspeakably delicious Jucy Lucys, the best in the state—the best, no doubt, in the world—since, legend has it, 1954. Matt’s Bar, 3500 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-722-7072, mattsbar.com


Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a senior editor at Minnesota Monthly.
 

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Local Chapter of Fashion Group International Pays Tribute to Elizabeth Quinlan

The fashion organization celebrates 80 years and its iconic founder, Elizabeth Quinlan, during its annual holiday party on December 8
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Best New Restaurants of 2016

Minnesota Monthly's food critics, Jason DeRusha and Joy Summers, pick the top five restaurants in the Twin Cities

Trial by Fire: The Making of Young Joni

Ann Kim and Conrad Leifur, of the red-hot pizza joints Lola and Hello, are launching the most anticipated restaurant of the season—and reinventing themselves in the process

Stewart's Replaces 128 Cafe

Chef Max Thompson has given the St. Paul restaurant a new name, menu, and a facelift

Meet Southdale's Santa

Surprising, behind-the-scenes stories from the first mall's St. Nick

A Grand (Avenue) Holiday

As unique new retailers join time-honored favorites, St. Paul's charming retail strip remains the capital city's best holiday shopping destination

Talking Winter

It's the one safe topic for holiday get togethers—here are a few historic highs and lows to drive the conversation

Is Seasonal Affective Disorder Real?

New research on SAD questions the connection between sunlight and depression

The Lost Art of the Annual Christmas Newsletter

Unwrapping the meaning and madness of these (unintentionally) hilarious holiday tomes
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Food & Wine Experience

Experience the most delicious weekend of the year at the Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience.

Grand Red Tasting

This intimate high-end tasting kicks-off the 23rd Annual Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience, pairing fine wine with gourmet bites. All wines featured at the event retail at $20 or higher and showcase the best from vineyards across the globe.
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MN Events Calendar

December 2016

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

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

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Jack Reuler Luminous new play ORANGE marks Aditi Brennan Kapil’s seventh World Premiere at Mixed Blood. November 11 - December 4, 2016 at Mixed Blood...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota: Celebrating 125 Years of Minnesota State Parks Works by the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will be on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Inspired by Nature: opening Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 Inspired by Nature: 9th Annual Exhibition of the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists Works by the Great River...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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This winter, you can wrap a child’s heart with a blanket and help keep them warm. On Sunday, December 4, 2016, participating local SUBWAY® restaurants are partnering with Bridging to collect...

Cost: Bring new or gently-used, clean blankets

Where:
1432 Yankee Doodle Road
Eagan, MN  55121

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Shop for all the geeks on your holiday list. There will be everything from jewelry to dragons, comics to action figures, shirts to books. Some authors and artists will be in attendance so come...

Cost: Free

Where:
Doubletree Hotel South
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55439
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Sponsor: Mohr Creations
Telephone: 612-251-0153
Contact Name: Jules Mohr
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The 13th annual Holiday Craft Fair will be December 3-4, 2016, at Roseville City Hall. Spread out over two levels, more than 60 local crafters and artists will be selling their all-handmade wares....

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Roseville City Hall
2660 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Telephone: 651-792-7006
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

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

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand December 1-4 to meet award-winning jewelry designer Suzy Landa who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her extensive everyday gemstone,...

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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Julmarknad, ASI’s Christmas Market, is the largest holiday weekend at the historic Turnblad Mansion!  This magical festival features performances by Nordic music and dance groups, exceptional...

Cost: $12

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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

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

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: $20-$25

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

Cost: $34

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $55

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

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

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

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: $20-$27

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

Cost: $9 or $12

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $40

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Photo package prices vary

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

Cost: $45-55 + materials fee

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

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

Cost: free

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

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

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

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Leah Somerville
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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


Website »

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

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

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

Where:
4237 Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409


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

Cost: $75

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

Cost: $75

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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


Website »

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

Cost: $33-$38

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
Website »

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

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: $12-$15

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

Cost: $20-$27

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

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 429

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

Cost: $25.00

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Traditional Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and MSSPA Choirs.

Cost: Free

Where:
Fox Morning Show
, MN


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

Cost: $50-60 + materials fee

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

Cost: Photo package prices vary

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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  Are you wondering how to report foreign assets and income? If you own assets (such as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, rental properties, etc.) outside of...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $55

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


Website »

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

Cost: $15-$20

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

Cost: $15 - $75

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

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Multi-platinum recording artist and pianist Steven C Anderson will bring the music of the holidays to life at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 at The Lyric Arts Main Stage, 420 East Main Street,...

Cost: $23 - $27

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

Cost: $12-$15

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

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: 20

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

Cost: $8-$21

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

Cost: $6-16

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

Cost: $20-$27

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

Cost: 20

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Visit the Inez Greenberg Gallery in December to find distinctive gifts for everyone on your shopping list. Gifts in the Gallery is a two-week boutique featuring a stunning array of items...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $40

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Rebirth: the Abandoned Landscape works by Laurence Johnson December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Rearview Mirror works by Raelee Edgar December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: December 8, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

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

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

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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We will use basic glass art techniques to create two original fused glass ornaments. Participants will learn the basics about glass art as well as how to safely cut and work with glass. From there,...

Cost: $45-55

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

Cost: $55

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

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

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Margaret Hasse, Su Smallen, Tim Nolan, and Athena Kildegaard will read and discuss their works at Subtext Books on December 8th at 7pm. These four local poets are simply dazzling, you don't want to...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $12-$15

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

Cost: $34-$40

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

Cost: $6-$16

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

Cost: $8-$21

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

Cost: $6-16

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

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

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

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: $20-$25

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

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Rebirth: the Abandoned Landscape works by Laurence Johnson December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Potpourri: Hopkins Adult Community Education Show December 8- January 8 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm Presented by Hopkins Public Schools

Cost: Free

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


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

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Rearview Mirror works by Raelee Edgar December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: December 8, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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A special holiday edition! Make a Friday morning playdate at the Castle!  An hour before the museum opens, join ASI for visual play, storytelling, music and movement inspired by ASI exhibits and...

Cost: $8

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

Cost: 429

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


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

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
View map »


Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Aurora Borealis series of photographs is a new exhibition showcasing striking images of this phenomenon captured in all its splendor by Minnesota's own Jim Brandenburg, who worked for National...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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What: St. Paul European Christmas Market Where: Union Depot, Lowertown St. Paul (240 E Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul MN 55101) When: December 1–4 and December 8–11 (Thurs, Fri: 4–9pm; Sat:...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: 34.95

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

Cost: $30.00

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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“A Christmas Fantasy” - with Mississippi Valley Orchestra   Your Christmas may be merrier as you bring the family to a festive Christmas holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 pm at...

Cost: Free - donations accepted

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

Cost: $90-$295

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

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

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

Cost: $18-$36

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

Cost: $67.75 tax included

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

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

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

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

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

Cost: $25-$75

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

Cost: $20-$27

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

Cost: $34-$40

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

Cost: $20-$25

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

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $8-$21

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: $12-$15

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

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

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

Cost: $6-16

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

Cost: $6-$16

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

Cost: $39 & $49

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

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we “ooh” and “aah” over the twinkling lights and festive decorations that bring out the holiday cheer in all of us. Twin Cities Gay Men's...

Cost: $25 - $53

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $40

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Emergence: Unforeseen Occurrence, an exhibit featuring the sculpture of Karen Brown and curated by Kimberlee Joy Roth. Brown’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Rebirth: the Abandoned Landscape works by Laurence Johnson December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents De Mundo: the small fascinating world of B.J. Christofferson, an exhibit of the eponymous artist’s religious work curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Rearview Mirror works by Raelee Edgar December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: December 8, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

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

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

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $45-55

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

Cost: $8.50

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: 0.00

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 0.00

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $15-$18

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: 34.95

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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

Cost: $18-$36

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

Cost: Seats starting at $15

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

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

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

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

Cost: $15 to $20

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

Cost: $67.75 tax included

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

Cost: $20-$25

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

Cost: $34-$40

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

Cost: $8-$21

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

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

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Cost: $15-$35

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

Cost: $6-$16

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

Cost: $25-$75

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

Cost: $20-$27

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

Cost: $12-$15

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

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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crow with no mouth promotions presents, in his Minnesota debut, the brilliant pianist Reinier van Houdt, performing a Michael Pisaro composition, Green Hour, Grey Future, for piano, sine tones and...

Cost: $12

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Hailing from Denver, Colorado, Paper Bird first emerged from the same environs that launched such outfits as Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and the Lumineers. The group has toured...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Tickets $39

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we “ooh” and “aah” over the twinkling lights and festive decorations that bring out the holiday cheer in all of us. Twin Cities Gay Men's...

Cost: $25 - $53

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $40

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