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


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Terry Brennan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Burger Methodology

Introducing the Burger Inherent Awesomeness Quotient™

 

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

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

                   100                     2


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

18 - Monte Carlo Bar & Cafe

Inherent Awesomeness: 23

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

 

17 - House of Coates

Inherent Awesomeness: 25

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

 

16 - Newt's

Inherent Awesomeness: 29

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

 

15 - Gordy's Hi Hat Restaurant

Inherent Awesomeness: 29

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

 

14 - Tender Maid Sandwich Shop

Inherent Awesomeness: 32

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

 

13 - Salut Bar American

Inherent Awesomeness: 33

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

 

12 - The Lions Tap

Inherent Awesomeness: 33

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

 

11- King's Place

Inherent Awesomeness: 33

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

10 - Casper & Runyon's Nook

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

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

 

9 - Buster's on 28th

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

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

 

8 - Vincent: A Restaurant

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

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

 

7 - Capitol Grille

Inherent Awesomeness: 34

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

 

6 - Bar Lurcat

Inherent Awesomeness: 36

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


5 - Convention Grill & Fountain

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

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

 

4 - The Black Forest Inn

Inherent Awesomeness: 37

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

 

3 - Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

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


2 - The Bulldog N.E.

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

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

 

1 - Matt's Bar

Inherent Awesomeness: 38

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


Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a senior editor at Minnesota Monthly.
 

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February 2017

Join us!  Youth slöjd workshops are designed for creative kids ages 7 and up!  All classes take place in the Berglund Studio Classroom.  Make your winter even more magical with a handmade...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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**We are excited to be teaming up with The American Legion Post #2 in Shakopee, MN to bring you a monthly craft/ vendor event. Where you can shop, and get to know our crafters and vendors. ***No...

Cost: Free

Where:
Shakopee American Legion
1266 1st Ave E
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Sponsor: The Cats Meow Events and Promotions
Telephone: 651.274.5103
Contact Name: Marcie Freeman
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Prom is your time to shine, and Wedding Shoppe, Inc. wants to help you make that happen! Join in on the fun Friday, February 24 through Sunday, February 26, for the exclusive Prom Party to find...

Cost: Free

Where:
Grand Prom store
1205 Grand Avenue
St Paul, MN
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Is it spring yet, Minnesota? The un-official kick-off to spring, the 2017 Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is back for two full weekends Friday, Feb. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 3 –...

Cost: $14 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children five and under are free

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-797-2571
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Presented by and in partnership with the World Bird Sanctuary from St. Louis, Missouri. Come and learn about the fascinating world of raptors. Meet seven of the World Bird Sanctuary’s traveling...

Cost: $10/ $7

Where:
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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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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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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MEET YOUR MAKER With a rotating selection of makers, Minneapolis Craft Market is the best place to discover emerging artists and new design talent of the North.Join us on Sunday, February 26 at...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
1368 Lasalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Craft Market
Contact Name: Hayley Matthews-Jones
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 Learn to make wine from varietal concentrates from all over the world. You can learn to make excellent wines at home for a fraction of the cost of buying them. One of our wine makers will walk...

Cost: FREE

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


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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Are you curious about the Swedish language, but not ready yet to commit to a multi-date class?  Are you looking for a quick and low-pressure way to get excited and prepare for an upcoming visit to...

Cost: $15-18

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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ASI’s Spelmanslag fiddling group is joined by Swedish guest artists Jon Holmén and Jonas Holmén from Dalarnas Spelmansförbund for a special Midwinter Folk Music Concert. The ASI Spelmanslag,...

Cost: Free

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Dr. Mikyoung Park (lyric soprano), Zachary Peterson (violin), and Luke Swanger (piano) offer a concert for the whole community on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m. A free will offering will be...

Cost: Free Will Offering

Where:
Living Spirit
4501 Bloomington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Living Spirit
Telephone: 612-721-5025
Contact Name: Alice Worden
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UMD Choirs Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 3:00 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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The Mississippi Valley Orchestra under the baton of Artistic Director Brian Dowdy, presents a concert with 2 large choral groups, a phenomenal young pianist, and cultural works - some inspired by...

Cost: Free - donations accepted

Where:
First Lutheran Church
1555 40th Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN  55421
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Sponsor: Mississippi Valley Orchestra
Telephone: 651-964-0651
Contact Name: Brian Jewell
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A complex, international thriller where the efforts of diverse individuals could lead to a massive, worldwide scandal. Book and discussion in English.  Instructor: Jean Hanslin Cost:  $15 ASI...

Cost: $15-18

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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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 Society restages the great...

Cost: $15

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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One World Consort and guest Laura MacKenzie perform special arrangements of Celtic-inspired music, drawing upon traditions from Scotland, Ireland, England, France, Cape Breton, and beyond along...

Cost: Advance tickets $16, $20 at the door.

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: 612-874-8892
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Cello and Bassoon Chamber Concert Sunday, February 26, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Faculty and students perform. Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student $6 | UMD Student $4

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Back by popular demand – now with added music! Writing “Mississippi Goddam” in a bombed Birmingham church, Simone meets three strong women bound by tragic circumstance. Together, they sing...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH AT 12 PMLotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all...

Cost: 22

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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February’s featured artists illustrate diversity in functional ceramics. Karin Kraemer brings focus to surface decoration and illustration, creating a menagerie of pots. Monica Rudquist alters...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Written by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Mel Day "Rebeck cares enough about Haley to give her confidence, competence, homor and introspection, all while battling insecurity, incompetence, black...

Cost: $21 - $30

Where:
Black Box - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Women's Art Institute Art Sale for ScholarshipsExhibition & On-line Auction: February 27-March 15, 2017Closing Reception & Celebration: Wednesday, March 15, 6-8...

Cost: free

Where:
Visual Arts Building, St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6642
Contact Name: Patricia Olson
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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This FREE event sponsored by 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten will include coffee and treats, a brief presentation on our new life enrichment centers for older adults, and prizes. Participate in a guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
3770 Bellaire Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: (651) 632-5377
Contact Name: Christina Rhein
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Carve in the Scandinavian style using the instructor’s original work as a basis for projects. These 13-session classes meet starting the week of February 27. Six class periods are offered and are...

Cost: $145-160 + $65 materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Don't let your PR strategy go into hibernation presented by Media Relations, Inc. Partner and Vice President of Media Production, Heather Champine Professional women from all across the Twin...

Cost: Members: $30, Guests: $50. Non registered walk in rate: $60

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 11:30am-1pm for our women's networking luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington,...

Cost: Members: $30, Guests: $50. Non registered walk in rate: $60

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

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 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

Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
View map »


Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Website »

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The DAI launches an Artist Reading Group! The February book selection will be announced.

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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The Women's Art Institute Art Sale for ScholarshipsExhibition & On-line Auction: February 27-March 15, 2017Closing Reception & Celebration: Wednesday, March 15, 6-8...

Cost: free

Where:
Visual Arts Building, St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6642
Contact Name: Patricia Olson
Website »

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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

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

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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

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

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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

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

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Starting Tuesday, February 14th anyone who purchases a Classic Tour ticket for a Tuesday will receive a considerable discount. The Classic Tour will be $5, all day on Tuesdays instead of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

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 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Slapstick Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 February 7 – March 7 Cost: $75Instructor: Rudd Rayfield Take a fall, slap your friend, make ’em laugh!  Study the time-honored art of slapstick and become a...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Middle School Honor Band Concert Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 4:00 pm Marshall Performing Arts Center FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Wizarding World Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 February 7 – March 7 Cost: $75Instructor: Rudd Rayfield Spells!  Potions!  Defend yourself against the dark arts in this play creation class where the...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Schedule a one-night lesson with an instructor, then contribute your bowl to Empty Bowl, a benefit for Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.  $35 (fee includes instruction, supplies, and ticket...

Cost: $35

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W 2nd St
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Insitute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel. Chakra symbols represent the circular centers of energy, and they correspond to the nerve plexuses and organs in the physical nervous system. By focusing on...

Cost: $128 full course pre-pay, $18 single pre-pay, $20 single drop in

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


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

More information

Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

The Women's Art Institute Art Sale for ScholarshipsExhibition & On-line Auction: February 27-March 15, 2017Closing Reception & Celebration: Wednesday, March 15, 6-8...

Cost: free

Where:
Visual Arts Building, St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6642
Contact Name: Patricia Olson
Website »

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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On Wednesday, March 1, half of all fundraiser sales at all Minnesota Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will benefit the United Heroes League (UHL). Formerly known as Defending the Blue Line, the...

Cost: Depends on the order

Where:
Chipotle Mexican Grill
2600 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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WHAT IS MODERATE DRINKING? NO REHAB NECESSARY  Come and hear the national and international leader in alcohol and substance abuse who decided it was time to take 50 years of research off the...

Cost: $15

Where:
1st National Bank Building
corner of 5th and Minnesota Streets
1st Floor
St Paul , MN  55116
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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

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
Website »

More information

Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
View map »


Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

More information

Over the last decade, scientists made huge strides in boosting our ability to synthesize large fragments of DNA (i.e. genes) and use them to program living organisms. We can now design new genes on...

Cost: $5-$10

Where:
Camp Bar
490 Robert St N
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences
Telephone: 612-624-8723
Contact Name: Stephanie Xenos
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This class meets for 3 Wednesdays, Mar. 1, 8, 15 from 6:30-8:30pm Is it time to retire that worn, tape-repaired wallet? Does your journal need a sturdy, protective case? In this class you will...

Cost: $80-90 + $75 materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Mall of America Clash of the Super Beers  FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Mall of America is teaming up with six major Twin Cities craft breweries for an...

Cost: $30-$35

Where:
FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar - Mall of Am
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN, MN   55425
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Art After Hours  Visit Rochester Art Center during Art After Hours and enjoy RACtalk lecture series, Open Mic nights, adult classes and workshops, professional artist development series and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

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

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Women's Art Institute Art Sale for ScholarshipsExhibition & On-line Auction: February 27-March 15, 2017Closing Reception & Celebration: Wednesday, March 15, 6-8...

Cost: free

Where:
Visual Arts Building, St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6642
Contact Name: Patricia Olson
Website »

More information

Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


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

More information

Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


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

Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-0436
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Bring your supplies and connect with other creative people, experimenting with your medium of choice. Each session will include time to create and optional end-of-session group critiques.

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
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Youth Art Month recognizes the artistic achievements of our region’s K-12 youth and applauds the devoted educators who encourage and guide young artists. The individuality expressed in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whole Foods Co-op Denfeld
4426 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN  55807
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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To kick off Women’s History Month, the Women’s Business Development Center – Minnesota (WBDC-MN) will host its 11th Annual Celebration of Success at the University of Minnesota in...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 1-612-481-7715
Contact Name: Natasha Fedorova
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Youth Art Month recognizes the artistic achievements of our region’s K-12 youth and applauds the devoted educators who encourage and guide young artists. The individuality expressed in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whole Foods Co-op Denfeld
4426 Grand Ave
Duluth, MN  55807
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Cost: N/A

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Resident Artists Concert: Quey Percussion Duo ( Koshinski/Broscious) Thursday, March 2, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Percussionists Eugene Koshinski & Timothy Broscious Adult $11 | Senior $9...

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin ExperienceThe Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin experience since the real thing. For Zoso,...

Cost: $24.85

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100

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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Granger SmithTickets on sale Friday, January 13th at 11am!🎟➡ http://bit.ly/GrangerSmithSkywayCountry music trailblazer, Granger Smith, is the flagship artist on BBR...

Cost: 20

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.333.6100
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Women's Art Institute Art Sale for ScholarshipsExhibition & On-line Auction: February 27-March 15, 2017Closing Reception & Celebration: Wednesday, March 15, 6-8...

Cost: free

Where:
Visual Arts Building, St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6642
Contact Name: Patricia Olson
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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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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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Downtown Lift Bridge Beer Dinner On Friday, March 3, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Downtown presents a night of beer and BBQ...

Cost: $45

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
Nicollet Mall
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

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

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Cost: N/A

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
Website »

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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
Website »

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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Flash is a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by dance gurus Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto, combining their dual approaches to manifesting...

Cost: $15 Adv/$18 Door/$10 Group

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

Cost: Adults: $20; Reduced Rate (Children, Seniors, Students, etc) $17. SPECIAL OFFER:

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Joel McHale recently wrapped up his twelfth and final season of The Soup, where he mocked the surreal world of reality TV and celebrities. He also starred in five seasons of the hit series,...

Cost: 39

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Granger SmithTickets on sale Friday, January 13th at 11am!🎟➡ http://bit.ly/GrangerSmithSkywayCountry music trailblazer, Granger Smith, is the flagship artist on BBR...

Cost: 20

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.333.6100
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

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

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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
Website »

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Joel McHale recently wrapped up his twelfth and final season of The Soup, where he mocked the surreal world of reality TV and celebrities. He also starred in five seasons of the hit series,...

Cost: $39

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Join us for our MNUFC Season Opener Viewing Party as the Loons take on the Portland Timbers in their first-ever MLS match. Thirsty? We’ll be pouring select Town Hall Brewery pints for $3...

Cost: Free

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 S. Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Town Hall Brewery
Telephone: 612-339-8696
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

The Women's Art Institute Art Sale for ScholarshipsExhibition & On-line Auction: February 27-March 15, 2017Closing Reception & Celebration: Wednesday, March 15, 6-8...

Cost: free

Where:
Visual Arts Building, St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6642
Contact Name: Patricia Olson
Website »

More information

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gallery opens the winter season with Vision + Vocation: St. Catherine Alumnae Invitational Exhibition, which runs January 30–March 17. Curated by...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Gal
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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2nd Annual Frosted Fatty Snow Bike Race Weekend Spirit Mountain, Northeast Minnesota’s only lift access fat bike ski area and title sponsor Frost River, will host the Second Annual Frosted...

Cost: Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 24, 2017. Add $10 per race after

Where:
Spirit Mountain
9500 Spirit Mountain Place
Duluth, MN  55810
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Sponsor: Spirit Mountain
Telephone: 800-642-6377
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Brave fundraisers will jump in frozen Lake Waconia to raise a goal of $70,000 to fund an entire grief camp for families through the Children’s Grief Connection (CGC) Hearts of Hope Family Grief...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lola's Lakehouse
318 East Lake St.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Free Workshop Shows How To Buy A Home Of Your Own - Come Learn The 15 Critical Home Buying Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make Plus The 5 Secrets To A Successful Outcome In A Competitive Market...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pinstripes
3849 Gallagher Dr
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: Joe Allen with RE/MAX Results
Telephone: 952-297-6636
Contact Name: Joe
Website »

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Unlock the ancient secrets of Kombucha at home! Whether you’re planning to harness the health benefits often attributed to Kombucha, or simply a fan of the tea itself, we’ll show you the best...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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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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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Our very own, in-house Cheesemonger will teach you the best way to design the perfect cheese plate for your next party. Vien spent 2 years in the Surdyk’s cheese shop learning from some of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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A solo show of new drawings and sculptures by Russ White. Showing: March 4 - 19 Reception: March 4, 6-10pm Artist Talk: March 11, 4pm Closing Reception: March 19, 12-5pm All other times by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Truckstop Gallery
20 Grove St, #72
Nicollet Island
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Contact Name: Peter Geyen
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An exciting event of watching wedding videos! Roll out the red carpet, we are bringing to you the top 10 wedding videos in Minnesota. This is an event where you get to meet the video producers and...

Cost: $20

Where:
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington , MN  55437
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Wedding Association
Telephone: 763-529-1900
Contact Name: Nikki Houser
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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The Emily Program Foundation Our mission is to save lives, change minds, and work to eliminate eating disorders. You can help advance that mission by joining us for the unmaskED Gala – an...

Cost: $135 early bird; $150 regular

Where:
Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN  55416
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Sponsor: The Emily Program Foundation
Telephone: 651-379-6123
Contact Name: Darcy Berus
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 "A Clock of Curious Times" is a story of our world gone colorless and dull, heading to complete darkness. It is a tale revolving around a young girl, the only remaining human being who is able to...

Cost: $17 adults/$13 students and seniors

Where:
Eden Prairie High School Performing Art Center
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN  55346
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Sponsor: Ladansefatale.org
Telephone: 952-334-7199
Contact Name: Stacy Natal
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One in 10 Minnesotans does not know where their next meal is coming from – but Second Harvest Heartland believes no one should go hungry. Help them end hunger in our community by attending the...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: Second Harvest Heartland
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Cost: N/A

Where:
LAB Theater
700 N 1st St
, MN  55401
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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Enjoy an eventful evening. Sip and savor more than 100 wines from the best regions in the world. All wines have been hand-selected by our Presenting Sponsor, Kowalski’s. Enjoy unique food tastes...

Cost: - $150 each (Includes one ticket and one Riedel stem to use and take home) or $1

Where:
Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria
Edina, MN  55435
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Caprice Saxophone Quartet presents a varied program of music from France and America, including works by French neoclassical composers Eugene Bozza and Pierre Max Dubois, modern French composer...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Flash is a dance theater duet written, choreographed, and performed by dance gurus Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto, combining their dual approaches to manifesting...

Cost: $15 Adv/$18 Door/$10 Group

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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This is war! Cultures clash, expletives fly, knives are thrown, crockery is broken: War zones aren’t called theaters for nothing. Arnold Wesker’s 1959 slice-of-life drama draws battle lines...

Cost: $6 - $16

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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The Mantorville Theatre Company presents, "HONK! The Musical" February 17 through March 12, 2017. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Winner of multiple...

Cost: Adults: $20; Reduced Rate (Children, Seniors, Students, etc) $17. SPECIAL OFFER:

Where:
Mantorville Opera House
5th Street West
Mantorville, MN  55955
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Sponsor: Mantorville Theatre Company
Telephone: 507-635-5420
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Grace by Craig Wright Directed by Terry Hempleman FEBRUARY 3 - MARCH 5, 2017 A wide-eyed young Minnesota couple have just begun a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida with big plans to open...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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In honor of the 100th anniversary of Pulitzer-winner Susan Glaspell’s haunting classic “Trifles,” we present it as part of an evening of one-acts about women as both victims and perpetrators...

Cost: $18-22

Where:
SteppingStone Theatre
55 North Victoria Street
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
Telephone: 612-721-1186
Contact Name: Stacey Poirier
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Celebrate carnival with an intimate Masquerade Ball at the 15th annual Carnaval Brasileiro. Beira Mar Brasil, a ten-piece band led by Robert Everest, hosts the event, bringing an authentic...

Cost: $20 in advance; $30 at the door

Where:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: BrazilFest
Contact Name: Robert Everest
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University opens its winter exhibition season featuring the work of nine alumnae of the studio art program at St. Kate’s. Using a variety of...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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