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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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MN Events Calendar

September 2016

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

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 Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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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For artist Kat Corrigan, painting dogs is a joy.  She believes that dogs are true embodiments of celebration: their entire bodies are capable of communicating “the extremes of ecstasy and love,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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Daffodil Society of Minnesota Fall Bulb Sale at the Arboretum    Minnesota hardy daffodil bulbs, hard to find varieties not found in garden centers . WHILE SUPPLY LASTS.  Daffodils are not...

Cost: free

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Daffodil Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-773-9950
Contact Name: Deb Wheeler

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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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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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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

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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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Our in-house lager expert will walk you through the steps and common pitfalls of homebrewing lagers.  Topics include recipe design, brewing process, decoction, yeast health and cold fermentation....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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Tour 12 fantastic sites on and around White Bear Lake including grand estates, quaint cottages and beautiful lake homes. Tickets: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour....

Cost: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour

Where:
Tickets-White Bear Lake Armory
2228 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Telephone: 651-407-5327
Contact Name: Sara Hanson
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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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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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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Minneapolis Craft Market is teaming up with Fashion Week MN to host a fashion and accessories marketplace as the official shopping event of Minnesota Fashion Week.  The market will take place...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Insight Brewing
2821 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Craft Market
Telephone: 612-865-5156
Contact Name: Hayley Matthews-Jones
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The next Open House at The College of St. Scholastica will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.   Participants will: -Explore our beautiful campus -Meet our admissions staff, faculty and...

Cost: free

Where:
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Telephone: (800) 249-6412
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Join hundreds of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge supporters in the Twin Cities for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more! Individuals, teams, churches,...

Cost: $25-30

Where:
Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: MN Adult and Teen Challenge
Telephone: 612-481-2599
Contact Name: Jen Brink-Edwards
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

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

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure The game is afoot in a mysterious adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. SEPTEMBER 8-25, 2016 Directed by Alissa Blaeser The world’s...

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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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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  Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to town for the Fall Carnival. For four days,...

Cost: $1 - $20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN
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Encouraging a child to go the distance and realize their dreams is crucial to their success. By becoming a positive adult role model, you can brighten a child’s future. And in the process, your...

Cost: $45 per ticket, $315 per table of eight. Purchase tickets at www.kidsnkinshipgal

Where:
Brackett’s Crossing
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN
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Telephone: 651-686-0990
Contact Name: Rita Younger
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IMAGINE...It’s 1924 and Prohibition has taken hold in America. The summer is hot, but French francs are not. On the continent, a handful of American dollars will buy you an endless quantity of...

Cost: $100

Where:
The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
79 Western Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Fitzgerald in Saint Paul
Contact Name: Stu Wilson
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel
170 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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On September 24th from 7pm-2am, Downtown Minneapolis will be host to the 2nd ever Pub Crawl That Must Not Be Named! Witches, Wizards and all other worldly creatures who are 21+ are welcome to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Brooms & Brews
Telephone: 651-815-1932
Contact Name: Maria Balogh
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Intermedia Arts presents a four-day multidisciplinary festival as a RADICAL EXPERIMENT seeking to test, redefine and innovate the use of space, performative technique and the role of the audience....

Cost: Sliding scale ($5-$25)

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

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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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

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
Website »

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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

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 Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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

Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

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

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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
Website »

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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together for our signature monthly networking luncheon on Monday, September 26th. Our Signature Events are NOT to be missed! Take...

Cost: Members: $25 Guests: $45

Where:
Grandstay Hotel and Conference
7083 153rd Street West
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
Website »

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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

More information

Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

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

More information

A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich will be hosting a fundraiser on Monday, September 26 at NorthGate Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis. Event is family friendly and open to all.

Cost: Suggested contributions: $250 | $100 | $50 Young professional: $20

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-354-2858
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The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improv comedy. Every night features a local thought leader to discuss the issues of the day. A team of improvisers then brings everything...

Cost: $12/$10 in advance, with student ID

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 641-629-0272
Contact Name: Brandon Boat
Website »

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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

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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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
University of MN-Morris Recital Hall
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN  56267
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Has your business focused on ACA reporting that other matters have been ignored? Are you confident that you would pass an audit? If not, join us for a free education seminar, and discover:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North
2540 North Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: HUB University
Telephone: 858-373-6982
Contact Name: Leslie Fulton
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

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 Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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 Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation is hosting Building Resilience: Restoring Our Human Capacity to Heal. The conference will engage community members, funders, policy leaders...

Cost: $55

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation
Telephone: (612) 377-3246
Contact Name: Liz Bubb
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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On September 27th from 10am-12pm, The Great Ribbon Rally for Young Adult Cancer Advocacy will be on it 8th stop across American at State Office Building, Room B2 St, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King...

Cost: free

Where:
State Office Building
, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room B-2
Saint Paul, MN , MN  55155
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Sponsor: The Great Ribbon Rally
Telephone: 760-695-2343
Contact Name: Rico Dence
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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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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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Understanding how DevOps fits into your incident management workflow can be a bottomless pit of buzzwords and jargon. Wouldn’t it be nice just to have some practical tips on how to either get...

Cost: Free

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: VictorOps
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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A powerful workshop centered on building a mindset for success, creating and achieving goals, maintaining results, regaining life ownership and establishing yourself as a true leader. Participants...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
ALEDA Center
2610 Y.H. Hanson Ave
Albert Lea, MN  56007
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Sponsor: Decisive. Empowered. Resilient.
Contact Name: Nicolette Brink
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You: Campaign Laws & Campaign Finance Date/Time Date(s) - 09/27/20166:00 pm - 8:00 pm   The Citizens League election series, The Voting Booth...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Comcast, RBC Wealth Management, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Attorneys at Law
Telephone: 651-293-0575
Contact Name: Citizens League
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Historic Holmes Theatre
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Website »

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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

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
Website »

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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

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 National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

More information

During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

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 Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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 »

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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
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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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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
Website »

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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

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

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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

More information

The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
Website »

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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

Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

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

More information

A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

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

More information

Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

More information

Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800

More information

Interested in meditation but not sure where to start? Learn the essential points of mindfulness meditation in a few simple steps. It’s easier than you think, and the list of proven health and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: 612-460-8837
Contact Name: Beth Schumann
Website »

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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
Website »

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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

More information

A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Skyway Theatre Presents...Wednesday September 28th, 2016What So NotDivide and Conquer TourIf it weren’t for its pedigree it would be ok to call What So Not an overnight sensation. From festival...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
Website »

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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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 Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

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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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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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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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Tap’d In is a unique networking and professional development opportunity for early to mid-career professionals featuring: Beverage tasting from over a dozen local breweries, wineries & other...

Cost: Emerging Leaders Member - $20.00 +$1.99 fee Nonmember - $30.00 +$2.49 fee

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center - St. Anthony Main
219 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Ecolab

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SEXUAL ORIENTATION, IDENTITY, AND BEHAVIOR We are living in a world, in a culture, where the sexual landscape has been shifting for some time. Matters of sexual orientation, identity, and behavior...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Telephone: 612-927-8849
Contact Name: Pastor Karl Jacobson
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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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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Marshall High School
400 Tiger Drive
Marshall, MN  56258
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Dark Star OrchestraContinuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience!"The most talented and accomplished tribute band out there. Fanatical attention to detail." – Rolling...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

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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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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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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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

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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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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 Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

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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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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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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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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A fundraiser benefiting PRISM, a Golden Valley-based basic needs nonprofit, this two-part event is great for golfers and non-golfers alike! Participate in the Golf Tournament in the afternoon, or...

Cost: $125 Golf Tournament; $50 Happy Hour

Where:
Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy
Golden Valley, MN  55426
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Sponsor: PRISM
Telephone: 763-432-4225
Contact Name: Tracie Huhn-Carr
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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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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Outdoors at the OVAL, sample local beer and wine, and distilled spirits (for an added charge) while dancing to the music by GB Leighton. Food trucks, fun games like Human Foosball and...

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at door, $10 Designated Driver, $10 Spirits Tasting add-on

Where:
Guidant John Rose MN OVAL
2661 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Friends of Roseville Parks
Telephone: (612) 590-3299
Contact Name: Sharon Brown
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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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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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

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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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

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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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour...

Cost: $59, $69, $75

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
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Skyway Theatre & 93X Present:Skilletwith special guests: Thousand Foot Krutch and Devour The DaySeptember 30, 2016•...

Cost: $35-40

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

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 Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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A private landowner along Sand Creek has opened his property to ongoing efforts to restore habitat along the creek. Volunteers at this family-friendly event will plant native vegetation on the bank...

Cost: Free

Where:
Private Land
Sand Creek
Jordan, MN  55352
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The St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization is holding its 13th Annual Historic Riverfront 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00am starting in Boom Island Park (700 Sibley St NE,...

Cost: $30 before Sep 27, $35 on Race Day

Where:
Boom Island Park
700 Sibley St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization
Telephone: 612-310-6151
Contact Name: Pete Gamades
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Say hello to Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness ambassadors from your community. We’re kicking things off in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 1 and we...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fitbit
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The seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Friends of PACER, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. This family-friendly event...

Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for ages 7 to 15, and free for children 6 and younger

Where:
Mount Normandale Lake Park
5901 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: PACER Center
Telephone: 952-838-9000
Contact Name: Erin Bryan
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Calming the Mind Joy of Living Meditation WorkshopWith Senior Tergar Instructor Edwin KelleyMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA In this Joy of Living Level I weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how...

Cost: $75--$175

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: (612) 460-8837
Contact Name: David Fey
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join us on Saturday, October 1st for the Third Annual Rally for Rakhma. This event is a fun run, walk or bike ride around Lake Nokomis to support those with memory loss at Rakhma Homes. Rakhma is a...

Cost: $30 registration fee includes t-shirt, Caribou Coffee, Common Roots bagels, Rust

Where:
Lake Nokomis Main Beach
4955 W. Lake Nokomis Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Rakhma Homes
Telephone: 612-824-2345
Contact Name: Lindsey Fossum
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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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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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Rummage is a pop-up market of retailers that align with local culture and climate plus more than 15 bands playing live on stage, attractions for all ages, fair-inspired food and craft beer....

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1839 W Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Liquid 12 Festivals
Telephone: 651-528-8752
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Arts - Food - Fun. Join us for a FREE family arts and fun day in Downtown Minneapolis. Saturday, October 1st, 10 AM 2:00 PM Elliot Recreation Center 1000 E 14th St. Minneapolis, MN 55404 FREE! Free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elliot Recreation Center
1000 E 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612.824.2787
Contact Name: Free Arts Minnesota
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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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Learn the tricks to making great fruit wines from your backyard harvest. Our experts will walk you through all the steps to make a great batch of wine from fruit preparation through bottling. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year’s grand prize is one you won’t want to miss – a one-year lease on a Jeep. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October...

Cost: Ducks are $5

Where:
during On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South St. Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Neighbors, Inc.
Telephone: 651.455.5000
Contact Name: Heidi Satre
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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WHO: A group of over 30 women artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, at various stages of their lives and artistic development. WHAT: Launching and Landing– the fruit of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave, N.E.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Art Resources of Minnesota
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Saturday, October 1 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As a culmination of its partnership with teaching artist Sean Connaughty, the WAM Collective will display a large–scale installation on WAM’s...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Join High Brow and the Shades at the Annual "On The Road Again" Festival in South Saint Paul on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:30.  Great Music.  Great Festival.  Great Fun. 

Cost: None

Where:
On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: On The Road Again Festival
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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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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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Join us for our 2nd annual Jack’s Caregiver Bags Competition! Whether you come to play, to watch, or just to enjoy the space with family and friends, all are welcome! Enjoy entertainment, food &...

Cost: $10

Where:
CHS Field, St. Paul, MN
360 N Broadway St,
St Paul, , MN  55101
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Sponsor: Jack's Caregiver Coalition
Telephone: (612) 547-6929
Contact Name: Kyle Woody
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Youth-Curated LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival Celebrating the Multidisciplinary Art and Identities of LGBTQIA+ Youth Curated by Intermedia Arts’ Youth Leadership Council (June 7, 2016 - Minneapolis,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Come join us in celebrating Somali culture at the Somali Museum of Minnesota's 3rd Annual Anniversary Celebration! Experience traditional and popular Somali culture through dance, song, theater and...

Cost: Adult Pre-sale: $25 Adult at Door: $30 Kids Pre-sale: $10 Kids at Door: $15

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Somali Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-234-1625
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Join the Friends of the SPCO for a memorable evening, featuring a performance by an ensemble of musicians from the internationally acclaimed Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Your $125 VIP ticket will...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
SOVEREIGN ESTATE
9950 North Shore Road
Waconie, MN  55387
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Sponsor: The Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Mary McDiarmid
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

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 JazzMN Orchestra is pleased to feature Grammy award-winning artist Terence Blanchard as we open our 2016-17 concert season on October 1st at the Ordway Concert Hall. Blanchard brings a rich...

Cost: $35 - 45

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
Telephone: 612.242.4791
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Orignal singer-songwriter indie pop will be served!. Will this performance call for an encore like the last two? You decide... Ameet is back at sweet, sticky HONEY! There will be crooning and maybe...

Cost: $10

Where:
honey mpls
205 Hennepin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Grant Road Records
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

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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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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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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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

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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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Modern Vaudeville is an ongoing comedy, variety, and talk show that features the Twin Cities top performers, with a wink to the past.  The October Season Two Kickoff will showcase comedian Miss...

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 Day of Show.

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Bryant Lake Bowl
Telephone: 612-825-8949
Contact Name: David Harris
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