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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.
 

* Click here to watch Dara discuss her hamburger-eating adventures and Burger Methodoloy with Twin Cities Live hosts Rebekah and John.

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Midwest Home is showcasing the area's best luxury lofts, condos and apartments. This self-guided tour will let you experience expert craftsmanship and luxury living in full context. Join us the weekend of October 6-8

Slice of the Twin Cities

Experience Minnesota Monthly’s Slice of the Twin Cities, an all-ages event where local pizzerias compete to be named the best by a panel of culinary experts. November 5 at Minnetonka Orchards
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September 2017

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-0612
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Avatar is a nine-day self-empowerment training delivered by a world-wide network of licensed Avatar Masters. According to many graduates, Avatar is the most powerful, purest self-development...

Cost: $295.00 to $2,295.00

Where:
Doubletree-Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Avatar Regional Courses
Telephone: 575-779-4518
Contact Name: Brandon Santos
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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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 honor our hardworking Minnesota Vikings, who will...

Cost: $10 per person online or $12 at the gate.

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
Telephone: 952-992-9326
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By the time Prince was 18, he was a fully realized and accomplished artist who could walk into the Sound80 studio in Minneapolis's Seward neighborhood and write, produce, record, sing, and perform...

Cost: $10

Where:
Corner of Upton Avenue N. and North 8th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55402


Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-588-1671
Contact Name: Katy Epler
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Bring a few bottle of your homebrew to our St. Louis Park location to swap with other local home-brewers. Bottle by bottle, discover what other passionate brewers are making, and get some...

Cost: Free

Where:
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
, MN


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JOIN US on September 24, 2017, for the 5th Annual Benefit for K9s! Funds raised leading up to and during the event will provide equipment to public safety agencies (law enforcement, fire, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
CaJah Salon
247 Snelling Ave S
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: CaJah Salon
Telephone: 651-200-3450
Contact Name: Jim Halvorson
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Tour 10 fantastic sites on and around White Bear Lake including a grand estate, quaint cottages and beautiful lake homes.  This year features a unique opportunity to tour the recently renovated...

Cost: $20/$25/$30

Where:
White Bear Lake Armory
2228 Fourth St
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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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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The Hackensack Chainsaw event is a weekend filled with chainsaw carvers that turn ordinary logs into master pieces of art. These carvings go on auction Saturday and Sunday during the event and then...

Cost: 5.00 adults Children 12 years and younger FREE

Where:
Hackensack Minnesota
100 Fleisher Ave S
Hackensack, MN  56452
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Sponsor: Hackensack City
Telephone: 218-675-6135
Contact Name: Nalrah Hicks
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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JOIN US for our 3rd annual Jack’s Caregiver Bags Competition! Come to play, to watch, or just to enjoy the downtown skyline from left field, Whether or not you've been personally touched by...

Cost: $100/Bags Team or $10 General Admission

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Contact Name: Michelle Harris
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN) presents its 2nd Annual Cabaret Fest at Minneapolis’ Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater on September 23 and 24, 2017. TCCAN will host two exciting days of...

Cost: Single Event = $15, Day Pass = $25

Where:
Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network
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Concert organist Kola Owolabi will present a recital in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on Sunday, September 24 at 3 pm. A native of Toronto, Kola Owolabi is Associate Professor of Organ at the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
University of St. Thomas
Cleveland Ave at Laurel
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: UST Music Department
Telephone: 651-962-5793
Contact Name: David Jenkins
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REGISTER Join us at the James J. Hill Center for stories from the classic old-time radio vault, complete with historical notes and trivia. The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Societyre-stages the...

Cost: $15 per person ($20 at door)

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 165-126-55430
Contact Name: Lily Shaw
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​ VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Osmo Vänskä, clarinet Sara Pajunen, fiddle While the land of the midnight sun has long been known for refreshingly bright ideas—from saunas to cell...

Cost: $40

Where:
Larson Hall, American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: VocalEssence
Telephone: 612-547-1451
Contact Name: Laura Holst
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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On Sunday, September 24th at 6 p.m., First Evangelical Free Church in Maplewood, MN will host their Third Annual Operation Christmas Child Fundraiser Concert. While the concert is free, donations...

Cost: 0

Where:
First Evangelical Free Church
2696 Hazelwood St.
Maplewood, MN  55109
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You’re invited to the Playwrights’ Center’s highly anticipated Taste of the Season, a special fundraiser to kick off our 2017-18 season of readings and writers. Join us to hear four of this...

Cost: 35

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
Contact Name: Krystal
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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WE'RE BACK and just as magical (& FREE) as ever!  Brooms & Brews is thrilled to announce that The Pub Crawl That Must Not Be Named will take place on Saturday, September...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Brooms & Brews
Contact Name: Maria Balogh
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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VocalEssence Ensemble Singers Osmo Vänskä, clarinet Sara Pajunen, fiddle While the land of the midnight sun has long been known for refreshingly bright ideas—from saunas to cell phones—its...

Cost: $40

Where:
Larson Hall, American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: VocalEssence
Telephone: 612-547-1451
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Moldovan immigrant Nadia has a work visa identifying her as an “alien with extraordinary skills” – she is a clown. When she receives a deportation order, she goes into hiding in New York City.

Cost: $18-22

Where:
Gremlin Theatre
2400 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
Telephone: 612-721-1186
Contact Name: Anne Bertram
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Currently touring the United States, Phan Dinh Tung has charted more than more than 20 No. 1 singles throughout his career. Joining him on stage are country legends Che Linh and Mai Thien Van,...

Cost: $23 & $32

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Unconventional, interactive, absurd. A trivia night like none other. Join host Sam Spadino & special guests as they bring you the newest game night in the Twin Cities. Points for your knowledge of...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Headlining the evening of international stars is singer-songwriter Phan Dinh Tung of mainland Vietnam.   Currently touring the United States, Phan Dinh Tung has charted more than more than...

Cost: $23 & $32

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Exhibiting Artist: Katie Adkins August 3 – September 24, 2017 “Midway explores the fusion of disparate relationships that occur in the chaotic environment of a carnival. Perhaps the most...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

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Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-0612
Website »

More information

Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Did you know that 98,000 children 3 and under in the Twin Cities metro area do not have enough diapers? That 1 in 3 families, struggling to choose between purchasing diapers or purchasing food....

Cost: Free

Where:
LifeTrack St. Paul
709 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Diaper Bank of Minnesota
Telephone: 715-338-1190
Contact Name: Lauren Buchholz
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Painting it Forward Community Event Everyday we are bombarded by negativity. What if each one of us took a moment to spread just one act of Kindness. With the Kindness Rock Project - we can do...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Pinot's Palette - St. Louis Park
4712 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park , MN  55416
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Sponsor: Pinot's Palette
Telephone: 612-440-6744
Contact Name: Jessica Meeks
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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »

More information

You’re invited to the Playwrights’ Center’s highly anticipated Taste of the Season, a special fundraiser to kick off our 2017-18 season of readings and writers. Join us to hear four of this...

Cost: 35

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


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

More information

September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
View map »


Contact Name: Patty
Website »

More information

Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


Website »

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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-0612
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Join us for a special one-hour tour and program that will provide a firsthand look at the innovative work of Think Small. Executive Leadership, staff, and friends will share stories illustrating...

Cost: Free

Where:
Think Small
10 Yorkton Ct.
St. Paul, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-641-3543
Contact Name: Trisha France
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Did you know that 98,000 children 3 and under in the Twin Cities metro area do not have enough diapers? That 1 in 3 families, struggling to choose between purchasing diapers or purchasing food....

Cost: Free

Where:
LifeTrack St. Paul
709 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Diaper Bank of Minnesota
Telephone: 715-338-1190
Contact Name: Lauren Buchholz
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Engage with local makers and see on-site demos at The Collective in Person! A complimentary event with RSVP, there will be light appetizers accompanied with wine, beer and cocktail tastings as you...

Cost: free

Where:
Hennepin Made
, MN


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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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You’re invited to the Playwrights’ Center’s highly anticipated Taste of the Season, a special fundraiser to kick off our 2017-18 season of readings and writers. Join us to hear four of this...

Cost: 35

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
Contact Name: Krystal
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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An upscale, cocktail-style fundraiser ($70 per person) will take place on September 26th from 7-9pm at the Rose Street Patisserie (inside and under a tent in their parking lot) along with 10-12...

Cost: $70/person

Where:
Rose Street Patisserie
2811 W 43rd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Telephone: 952-818-9066
Contact Name: Tippy Madden

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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

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

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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

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

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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

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Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-0612
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Did you know that 98,000 children 3 and under in the Twin Cities metro area do not have enough diapers? That 1 in 3 families, struggling to choose between purchasing diapers or purchasing food....

Cost: Free

Where:
LifeTrack St. Paul
709 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Diaper Bank of Minnesota
Telephone: 715-338-1190
Contact Name: Lauren Buchholz
Website »

More information

Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
Website »

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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

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

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF MINNEAPOLIS PRESENTSSTRICTLY SOCIALWednesday, September 275:00 – 8:00 pmRebecca Anderson & Laurie Phillips, Guest SpeakersAuthors of the Suicide Survivors’ Club Book...

Cost: $30

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Join authors Layli Long Soldier, Carmen Maria Machado, Danez Smith, Graywolf publisher Fiona McCrae, and Graywolf executive editor Jeff Shotts for a dynamic evening of conversation, poetry, prose,...

Cost: $30 Bookmark and $150 Publisher tickets

Where:
Aria
105 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »

More information

September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
View map »


Contact Name: Patty
Website »

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Free Public Lecture The 12th Annual Irving and Edythe Misel Family Lecture, hosted by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, is being held on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute
Telephone: 612-625-6055
Contact Name: Alicia Canfield
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


Website »

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

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

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

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

Join us for a morning of inspiration, breast cancer awareness and celebration of community to help local women receive needed screening mammograms and diagnostic services. Complimentary breakfast;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd. W.
Wayzata, MN
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Contact Name: Hannah Hegman
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Join us for a morning of inspiration, breast cancer awareness and celebration of community to help local women receive needed screening mammograms and diagnostic services. Complimentary breakfast;...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wayzata Country Club
200 Wayzata Blvd. W.
Wayzata, MN
View map »


Contact Name: Hannah Hegman
Website »

More information

Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-0612
Website »

More information

Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

More information

Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

More information

Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

More information

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

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

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


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Did you know that 98,000 children 3 and under in the Twin Cities metro area do not have enough diapers? That 1 in 3 families, struggling to choose between purchasing diapers or purchasing food....

Cost: Free

Where:
LifeTrack St. Paul
709 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Diaper Bank of Minnesota
Telephone: 715-338-1190
Contact Name: Lauren Buchholz
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Celebrate two new exhibits with one big reception! “In Situ” showcases multiple paintings from seven artists who share a studio downtown. They will re-create the atelier and paint live every...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W. Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
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Cheers to 10 years of STYLE! This annual fashion show shines a light on the retail community that resides within downtown Rochester and what they can offer to the residents of downtown. Make note...

Cost: $20-$50

Where:
Kahler Grand Hotel
20 2nd Ave SW
Rochester , MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Join Milkweed Editions to celebrate the world through literature at our largest annual fundraiser—featuring a seated dinner, live auction, presentation of the Milkweed Award for Distinguished...

Cost: $175

Where:
Machine Shop
300 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions
Telephone: 612-332-3192
Contact Name: Allison Haberstroh
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EXPLORE EDIBLE WILD MINESOTA: Northern Foragers Dinner at Cosmos Expert Forager and Executive Chef Timothy Fischer Creates One-Night, 5-Course Dinner Paired with Cocktails All Utilizing Foraged...

Cost: $75 + tax and gratuities

Where:
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 North 1st Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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REGISTER General Seating $35 (Concert 7:30PM | doors open at 6:30PM) The James J. Hill Center is excited to host Martin Zellar performing the music of Martin Zellar, Gear Daddies & Neil...

Cost: $35

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5430
Contact Name: Lily Shaw
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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan. Two proper Victorian sisters return to their...

Cost: $20

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan. Two proper Victorian sisters return to their...

Cost: $20

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Mike Lester is a wizard without any powers except comedy. When Mike was 13, he was dropped into the same vat of chemicals that created the Joker. Instead of a life or crime and murder, however,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Exhibiting Artist: Charles Matson Lume August 18 – September 28, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m. “Physicists...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-0612
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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It’s that time of year again – the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers invites members of the public to the 2017 Sample Sale, which will be held September 29 and...

Cost: Free admission and parking

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: ASID MN
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It only happens once a year – and you are invited! The American Society of Interior Designers Minnesota (ASID MN) 2017 Sample Sale will be held September 29 and 30 at International Market Square...

Cost: Free admission and parking

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: ASID MN
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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A group of local artists and gallery owners joined with Visit Cook County to revive and reimagine the Crossing Borders Studio Tour, which retired last year after 20 successful years.    The new...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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It’s that time of year again – the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers invites members of the public to the 2017 Sample Sale, which will be held September 29 and...

Cost: Free admission and parking

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: ASID MN
Website »

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Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Did you know that 98,000 children 3 and under in the Twin Cities metro area do not have enough diapers? That 1 in 3 families, struggling to choose between purchasing diapers or purchasing food....

Cost: Free

Where:
LifeTrack St. Paul
709 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Diaper Bank of Minnesota
Telephone: 715-338-1190
Contact Name: Lauren Buchholz
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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This annual self-guided tour of Upper Minnesota River artists attracts thousands of people each year. Enjoy the beauty of Western Minnesota's prairies, meander along the Minnesota River, and meet...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Krisit Fernholz
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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A two-day pop-up market, crafted to cater to people of all ages and interests, is back for a second year. No antiques here, but guests will discover a wide variety of exclusive deals on locally and...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1839 W Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN  55113
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Sponsor: The Beer Dabbler & Growler Magazine
Telephone: 651-528-8752
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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Join tap dance instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for FREE group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Outdoors at the OVAL, sample local beer and wine, and distilled spirits while dancing to the music of GB Leighton. Food trucks, fun games like Human Foosball and Hammerschlagen, and more! Tickets...

Cost: $35 adv., $40 at door, +$10 VIP Tent (spirits tasting), $10 Designated Driver

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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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan. Two proper Victorian sisters return to their...

Cost: $20

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 2017/18 Season with Will Snider’s sharp-edged comedy, How to Use a Knife, a suspense-filled, expletive laced comedy sizzling with sparkling banter and second...

Cost: Free on a first come, first served basis, $25 to reserve a ticket in advance.

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: (612) 338-6131
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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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A Night of Bell-Bottoms and Brass! From the big wigs of Mozart and Haydn to the big hair of STYX and Led Zeppelin, music from the ‘70s is covered in a whole new way! Join us as we perform ‘70s...

Cost: 10 Student, 20 Advance, 25 Door

Where:
Hamline University: Sundin Hall
1531 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Copper Street Brass
Telephone: (763) 307-3452
Contact Name: Corbin Dillon
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Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan. Two proper Victorian sisters return to their...

Cost: $20

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

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
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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


Website »

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

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-6620
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New York comedians Patrick Hastie (Orlando Indie Comedy Festival) and Gideon Hambright (Bravo), along with Iowa comedian James Doyle (Cream City Comedy Festival), are going on the road! Come...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Comedy Corner Underground
1501 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will become a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series. Part two features The Uncompromising Hand by Andrea...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock & Dam
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection, Northern Lights.mn, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Telephone: 651-293-0200
Contact Name: Katie Nyberg
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Mike Lester is a wizard without any powers except comedy. When Mike was 13, he was dropped into the same vat of chemicals that created the Joker. Instead of a life or crime and murder, however,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Improv comedy inspired by local music.Every month, a different local musician performs their original music. Having listened closely, the comedians from local improv group The Local Music...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake St., Mpls
Minneapolis, MN
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Join us for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend of Events! This race is perfect for both first-time and experienced runners, locals, families, coworkers, and out-of-towners!

Cost: $35-$51

Where:
State Capitol grounds
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55155
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Sponsor: Twin Cities in Motion
Telephone: 651-289-7700
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Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-0612
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Join us for CHAT's 14th Arts and Talent Showcase. We're coming to the East Side for the first time! We're inviting the neighborhood to join us to celebrate the diverse cultures of the East Side....

Cost: FREE; $5.00 donation recommended for parking

Where:
Hazel Park Preparatory Academy
1140 White Bear Ave N
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: CHAT
Telephone: 651-603-6971
Contact Name: Steve Thao

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Immerse yourself in tranquility at SEA LIFE at Mall of America’s Yoga under the Sea on Saturday, September 23rd and 30th. Our world famous tunnel provides a 180 degree view of sharks, sea turtles...

Cost: $39 + Tax

Where:
SEA LIFE at Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-0612
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It’s that time of year again – the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers invites members of the public to the 2017 Sample Sale, which will be held September 29 and...

Cost: Free admission and parking

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: ASID MN
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It only happens once a year – and you are invited! The American Society of Interior Designers Minnesota (ASID MN) 2017 Sample Sale will be held September 29 and 30 at International Market Square...

Cost: Free admission and parking

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: ASID MN
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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From the creators of The Color Run comes Soul Pose. Soul Pose gives yoga a makeover with lighthearted and fun elements. Soul Pose and CorePower Yoga are popping up in the Twin Cities to offer a...

Cost: $20

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave NE
4th Floor
Blaine, CO  55449
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Sponsor: Soul Pose x CorePower Yoga
Telephone: 303-824-0021
Contact Name: Molly
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Andrew Zimmern, James Beard Award winning TV personality, writer and chef, is taking his passion for disc golf to the greens with his first ever charity disc golf tournament.   This...

Cost: Admission is free. You can also register to play!

Where:
Blue Ribbon Pines Disc Golf Course
1901 Klondike Dr NE
East Bethel, MN  55011
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Join us for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend of Events! This race is perfect for both first-time and experienced runners, locals, families, coworkers, and out-of-towners!

Cost: $30-$46

Where:
State Capitol grounds
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55155
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Sponsor: Twin Cities in Motion
Telephone: 651-289-7700
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Join us for our Maplewood Rec Run 5K event! Families or individuals can come run the race on September 30. There will be fire truck and police car tours, temporary tattoos, krazy hair, coloring...

Cost: $30.00 or $75.00

Where:
Maplewood Community Center/YMCA
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Parks and Recreation
Telephone: 651-249-2111
Contact Name: Neil Breneman
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Pre-registration is required, so sign up today!: ​https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/reforesting-allemansratt-park/   Volunteers Needed: 100 Volunteer Supervisors: 20 (No experience...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Allemansrätt Wilderness Park
31316 N Olinda Trail
Lindström, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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From the creators of The Color Run comes Soul Pose, the Happiest Yoga on the Planet! Do YOUR kind of yoga at one of our blacklight yoga sessions. Body paint, confetti and new friends are always in...

Cost: $19.99

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: Bigsley Event House
Telephone: 702-449-4483
Contact Name: Fallon Clayton
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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A group of local artists and gallery owners joined with Visit Cook County to revive and reimagine the Crossing Borders Studio Tour, which retired last year after 20 successful years.    The new...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Visit Cook County
116 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz

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Shop the Loop and join the Shops of the North Loop for the fifth annual North Loop Fall Fashion Crawl! Receive a passport card at your first shopping destination for your chance to win fabulous...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Shops of the North Loop
North Loop
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Hewing Hotel

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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Walk, jump or run, wiggle or crawl, there's fun at our races to be had by all! Join in the fun by participating in our range of family events: the Diana Pierce Family Mile, Half Mile, Diaper Dash,...

Cost: $7-$16

Where:
State Capitol grounds
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN  55155
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Sponsor: Twin Cities in Motion
Telephone: 651-289-7700
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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 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 honor our hardworking Minnesota Vikings, who will...

Cost: $10 per person online or $12 at the gate.

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
Telephone: 952-992-9326
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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It’s that time of year again – the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers invites members of the public to the 2017 Sample Sale, which will be held September 29 and...

Cost: Free admission and parking

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: ASID MN
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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This annual self-guided tour of Upper Minnesota River artists attracts thousands of people each year. Enjoy the beauty of Western Minnesota's prairies, meander along the Minnesota River, and meet...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Krisit Fernholz
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Did you know that 98,000 children 3 and under in the Twin Cities metro area do not have enough diapers? That 1 in 3 families, struggling to choose between purchasing diapers or purchasing food....

Cost: Free

Where:
LifeTrack St. Paul
709 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Diaper Bank of Minnesota
Telephone: 715-338-1190
Contact Name: Lauren Buchholz
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Finding the Balance, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. In March of this year, Maakestad received an Artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Swirling Currents, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of woodcut prints by Jean Gumpper, opens September 9th at Groveland Gallery. Over the past 25 years, Gumpper’s work has been exhibited nationally and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Cost: Free

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop Student Union
Telephone: 651-300-6281
Contact Name: Liz Carey-Linskey
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Island Princess Story Time Come to the Northtown Mall for a FREE Family Event! Enjoy dancing, story time and so much more from your favorite Island Princess.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Dr NE,
Blaine, MN  55434
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Sponsor: KidX Program
Telephone: 651-900-2639
Contact Name: Cassie Ridge
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Take a journey “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion. They’re “Off To See the Wizard” in this delightful adaptation of a beloved...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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A two-day pop-up market, crafted to cater to people of all ages and interests, is back for a second year. No antiques here, but guests will discover a wide variety of exclusive deals on locally and...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1839 W Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN  55113
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Sponsor: The Beer Dabbler & Growler Magazine
Telephone: 651-528-8752
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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Minneapolis singer/songwriter Becky Rae Dalton has gracefully emerged onto the Twin Cities music scene connecting with audiences through her powerful vocals, catchy lyrics, and authentic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Riley Jacques Barn
9180 Riley Lake Rd,
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
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Contact Name: Becky Rae Dalton
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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September is open membership month for the Eagan Women of Note. Women in the south-metro area who love to sing and may be interested in joining the non-audition choir are invited to visit Monday...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Falcon Ridge Middle School
12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Contact Name: Patty
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Dreaming Under a Cedar TreeA contemporary dance performance/visual art installation, food and conversation with a Middle Eastern flavor Concept, direction and performance by Sharon Mansur  ...

Cost: Free, with performance reservations requested: sharonmansur@gmail.com

Where:
Outpost Winona
119 E. 3rd Street
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Art of the Rural
Telephone: 301-254-6930
Contact Name: Matthew Fluharty & Sharon Mansur
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Aladdin The Disney Musical  

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Take a break from today and go back to the era when Swing was King. 1st Things 1st is a group of 14 talented musicians and vocalists who have come together to pay tribute to the great jazz and...

Cost: $10–$20

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Telephone: 952-948-6506
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Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan. Two proper Victorian sisters return to their...

Cost: $20

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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A Night of Bell-Bottoms and Brass! From the big wigs of Mozart and Haydn to the big hair of STYX and Led Zeppelin, music from the ‘70s is covered in a whole new way! Join us as we perform...

Cost: 10 Student, 20 Advance, 25 Door

Where:
Hamline University: Sundin Hall
1531 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Copper Street Brass
Telephone: (763) 307-3452
Contact Name: Corbin Dillon
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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Legion Room with limited general admission seating Doors open 6:45pm, Concert at 7:30pm $20 in advance or at the door Coffeehouse concessions, beer & wine available for purchase night of Having...

Cost: $20

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 2017/18 Season with Will Snider’s sharp-edged comedy, How to Use a Knife – a suspense-filled, expletive laced comedy sizzling with sparkling banter and second...

Cost: Free on a first come, first served basis, $25 to reserve a ticket in advance.

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN   55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: (612) 338-6131
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Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 2017/18 Season with Will Snider’s sharp-edged comedy, How to Use a Knife – a suspense-filled, expletive laced comedy sizzling with sparkling banter and second...

Cost: Free on a first come, first served basis, $25 to reserve a ticket in advance.

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN   55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: (612) 338-6131
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Mike Lester is a wizard without any powers except comedy. When Mike was 13, he was dropped into the same vat of chemicals that created the Joker. Instead of a life or crime and murder, however,...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will become a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series. Part two features The Uncompromising Hand by Andrea...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock & Dam
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection, Northern Lights.mn, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
Telephone: 651-293-0200
Contact Name: Katie Nyberg
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New York comedians Patrick Hastie (Orlando Indie Comedy Festival) and Gideon Hambright (Bravo), along with Iowa comedian James Doyle (Cream City Comedy Festival), are going on the road! Come...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Comedy Corner Underground
1501 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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