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Great Summer Drives

A road trip is all about the journey.


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From scenic North Shore routes to peaceful rural escapes, small town getaways to big-city rock-star weekends, we highlight our favorite stops. Here’s to driving with the windows down, the radio up, and finding unexpected discoveries along the way.
 

The North Shore Scenic Drive

THE ROUTE:

Take Scenic Highway 61 from Duluth to Grand Marais, hugging Lake Superior’s rugged rocky shoreline.
 

THE DRIVE:

Take turns driving so everyone has a chance to look out the window during this beautiful and relaxing drive. Just beyond Duluth’s city limits, U.S. Highway 61 showcases pine, birch, aspen, and wildfowers on one side of the road; views of the world’s largest freshwater lake on the other. Wooded hills, bays, coves, cliffs, and waterfalls are all part of the spectacular scenery.
 

FAVORITE STOPS:

Canal Park and the New Scenic Café in Duluth, Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, waterfalls at Gooseberry Falls and Cascade River state parks, Split Rock Lighthouse, Lutsen Mountains Alpine Slide and Summer Park, North House Folk School in Grand Marais. Stop to watch ships in the harbor, stretch your legs, skip rocks, or picnic on the lakeshore.
 

DON’T MISS:

A 20-mile drive from Duluth will bring you to Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior. For a memorable dining experience, reserve the chef’s table at Ledge Rock Grille. You’ll love the entertainment that is served with your six-course meal. Amenities include an authentic Finnish sauna, private Massage Cottage on the water’s edge, and an all-season outdoor whirlpool.

A little further up the road is Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, where you can stay in a lake home, log cabin, or lodge room on the shore of Lake Superior, most rooms with a fireplace and lakeside deck as well as large whirlpool tub and kitchenette appliances. Guests can check out a free bike, hike along portions of the Superior Hiking Trail (the Castle Danger trailhead is just two miles away), or visit nearby Gooseberry Falls State Park and Split Rock Lighthouse. Unwind in the evening with a glass of wine while dining on excellent local cuisine at the on-site Splashing Rock Restaurant and Lounge.

Caribou Highlands Lodge on Lutsen Mountains is slopeside along the Poplar River. This family-friendly resort is like summer camp, but for all ages. The free kids camp programs are fully supervised, fun, and educational. With both an indoor and outdoor pool on-site, tennis courts and playground, kids of all ages have a place to play (guests especially love the free guided canoe trips). Stay July 12-14 for the Caribou Hopped Up Beerfest, with live music, beer sampling, and a barbecue-prepared lunch under the big tent on the mountain.

A tradition of warm hospitality with Scandinavian influences can be found at Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior, in the Lutsen/Tofte area. The natural beauty of the North Shore has been attracting guests to this spot since the late 1800s, when a Scandinavian family first opened their home to travelers. Over the years, the family home evolved into a favorite vacation destination, with modern accommodations including sea villas, luxury condos, log homes, and hotel-style lodge rooms. Resort amenities include a restaurant, pub, pool, whirlpool, sauna, and game rooms. For those itching to explore the area, a variety of activities and programs are available, including half-day kids camps, a par-3 golf course, guided kayaking and hikes, and naturalist programs. Once the day is done, relax at a lakeside evening campfire under a blanket of stars (if this isn’t on your bucket list; it should be).
 

Drive along Minnesota 61 until the road leads you deeper into the wild boreal forest. With Lake Superior stretching off into the distance and the Sawtooth Mountains rising in the background, it’s easy to see why many people consider Grand Marais “the jewel of Lake Superior.” This pretty city is an arts destination with numerous galleries and arts organizations encouraging visitors to get involved. Visit the Grand Marais Art Colony, Minnesota’s oldest colony, for a tour of the campus, or better yet—sign up for a visual arts, ceramics, glass, printmaking, or plein air painting class (available year-round for all skill levels). The 23rd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival is July 13-14, when over 70 local and regional artists will set up by the sparkling shore of Lake Superior, sell their unique handcrafted work, and provide insight into their artistic process through demonstration and dialogue.

Book the Renewal Steam Suites, with a spacious steam shower, two-person whirlpool, gas fireplace, and private balcony overlooking Lake Superior at Best Western Plus Superior Inn and Suites. All 66 of the clean, smoke-free, well-equipped rooms and luxury suites feature lake views. The hotel features a private cobblestone beach and is located near hiking and biking trails, the North House Folk School (take a class this summer), and within walking distance of shops and restaurants in downtown Grand Marais.
 

State Highway 210

THE ROUTE:

Take State Highway 210 to the city of Carlton, approximately a one-hour drive from Duluth International Airport via Interstate 35-S to Black Bear Casino.
 

FAVORITE STOPS:

Enger Park tower in Duluth. Climb the stairs for breathtaking views of Lake Superior.
 

THE DESTINATION:

Keep on driving until you reach Black Bear Casino, a reasonably-priced weekend getaway offering clean accommodations (including smoke-free room options), on-site dining (don’t miss the delicious well-stocked buffet), a swimming pool and small arcade, a popular nightclub, entertainment featuring national recording acts, musicians, and comedians, and a gaming area with 2,000 video slot machines, bingo, blackjack, and a poker room. The 18-hole championship Black Bear Golf Course is adjacent to the hotel and casino, set in the woodlands of northern Minnesota.
 

Brainerd Lakes Area

THE ROUTE:

For the most scenic route to the Brainerd Lakes area, take Highway 169 to Garrison, then Highway 18 into Brainerd, allowing for views of Mille Lacs along the way.
Nearby areas worth exploring :
Crow Wing State Park, Pillsbury State Forest, Cuyuna Recreational Area (featuring International Mountain Bicycling Association-certified mountain bike trails), and just north of Brainerd, the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, a 54-mile county road driving route.
 

FINAL DESTINATION:

The real appeal of a drive to the Brainerd Lakes area is the diverse list of activities available to guests once they arrive. The list includes (but is not limited to) golfing, fishing, biking and hiking along miles of  trails (the 112-mile Paul Bunyan Trail begins in the Brainerd Lakes area), bird-watching, scuba-diving in underwater mine pits, horseback riding, driving a racecar at Brainerd International Raceway, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and three indoor waterparks. Popular summer events include Arts in the Park (July 7), the Paul Bunyan Extreme 5K Mud Run (July 13), and the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals (Aug. 16-19). Affordable lodging options, boutique shopping, and excellent dining—both lakefront and in town—create the perfect vacation experience.
 

Great River Road National Scenic Byway (North)

THE ROUTE:

Take the Great River Road National Scenic Byway (US 10 N) north to the junction of MN 371, travel on 371 to US 2W into Bemidji.
 

THE DRIVE:

Leave the fast pace of the metro and travel through farmlands to the peaceful forest and lakes region. This route to Bemidji, the First City on the Mississippi, crosses the Mississippi River numerous times, threads between the vast Chippewa National Forest and Paul Bunyan State Forest, and skirts sparkling lakes and roadside attractions and trails.
 

FAVORITE STOPS:

Pass through quaint towns with good eats, treats and roadside attractions, like the Paul Bunyan statue and his sweetheart, Lucette. Bring bikes and/or blades (or rent in town) and explore a section of the Paul Bunyan or Heartland State trails. There is a reason, after all, that Bemidji was awarded “Bicycle Friendly Community” status. Shuttle service is also available.

Pick up the Great River Road National Scenic Byway again to visit the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. Legend has it that those who cross the river at its source go on to live a long and prosperous life. For a new adventure, explore the route between Brainerd and Bemidji via geocaching by checking out “MN’s Paul Bunyan
GeoTour” online.
 

FINAL DESTINATION:

See a performance at the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, located in the historic Chief Theatre, downtown Bemidji. This professional, nationally recognized live production theatre, the longest continually operating summer repertory in Minnesota, is host to a variety of music and drama performances throughout the warm months.

While visiting the area, stay at Ruttger’s Birchmont Lodge on the northwest shore of Lake Bemidji. Accommodations include lakefront rooms, suites, townhomes, a romantic whirlpool suite with a fireplace, and cottages with anywhere from one to four bedrooms, all spread out along 1,700 feet of natural sand beach.  
 

Great River Road National Scenic Byway (South)

THE ROUTE:

Take the Great River Road Highway 61 south from the metro to Winona.
 

THE DRIVE:

Take in panoramic views of the Mississippi River on one side, and the towering bluffs on the other as you drive along the Great River Road, meandering through historic river towns, and by pastoral farms, scenic outlooks, parks, and unique attractions including the Red Wing Shoe Museum in Red Wing, the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, and Lark Toys & Carousel in Kellogg. Eagles are a common sight amidst tree-lined portions of Highway 61 as they dive for fish on the river, from Red Wing to Winona. You’ll find unique gifts (and great food) on the Wisconsin side of the river, in the lovely city of Pepin.
 

FAVORITE STOPS:

From the sculpted bluffs to the mighty river and the vibrant streets in-between, the city of Winona has a natural beauty mixed with a cool urbanity and Old-World charm. Visit the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and enjoy “Sacred Waters: Photographs from National Geographic Society” (Aug. 1 through Oct. 27), see the “Art of Fine Furniture” exhibit showcasing works of regional and local studio furniture artisans at the Winona County History Center (through Aug. 11), and learn skills or rent equipment for your next outdoor adventure through the Outdoor Education and Recreation Center at Winona State. Winona’s Park and Recreation offers free canoeing/kayaking, and visitors can try stand-up paddleboards. One of the best panoramic views of the river valley is from the Garvin Heights Overlook. (While you’re up on the bluffs, stop at Garvin Heights Vineyard.)
 

DON’T MISS:

Head six miles north of Winona to Fountain City, Wis., and Hawks View Cottages. Hawks View Cottages are not your typical summer cottages; they are better described as five beautiful two-story luxury treehouses built halfway up a bluff, overlooking the Mississippi River backwaters in the midst of a vineyard.
 

Colleges and Dairy Farms

THE ROUTE:

Take US-52 from St. Paul to Hampton, then follow Northfield Boulevard to Northfield, about a 40-mile drive.
 

THE DRIVE:

Enjoy a leisurely drive past green, rolling countryside dotted with pretty lakes and wildflowers. This is rural southeastern Minnesota farm country at its best.
 

FINAL DESTINATION:

Northfield is not only home to Carleton and St. Olaf colleges, but the Riverwalk Market Fair, the state’s only combined art and farmers’ market on Saturdays during the summer.  While in town, browse the unique shops along Division Street, cruise the scenic Mill Town Bike Trail, dine at a cozy restaurant, or learn the story behind the famous bank raid by the Jesse James Gang. The Riverwalk Market Fair, in downtown Northfield on Bridge Square—at Division and Fourth streets—is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from June through October—with the exception of Sept. 7 for The Defeat of Jesse James Days event. While in the area, check out The Garden of Quiet Listening at Carleton College, rated as one of the top 10 Japanese gardens in the country by the Journal of Japanese Gardening; and Beach Dude and the Viking statues, just north of Hampton on Highway 50.
 

Glacial Ridge Scenic byway

THE ROUTE:

Drive through the towns of Glenwood, Alexandria, Sauk Centre, Terrace, Starbuck, New London, and Willmar.
 

THE DRIVE:

Pass by giant lakes and hills created by Ice Age glaciers, and past rolling prairies and farmland, through small towns, and into hardwood forests.
 

FAVORITE STOPS:

The Kensington Runestone Museum in Alexandria,and the Douglas County Historical Museum, with guided pontoon tours on the Chain of Lakes (complete with historical commentary—booked for any group at any time). Other fun activities include hiking up Inspiration Peak, bird-watching in Lake Carlos, and fishing in Otter Tail Lake.
 

DON’T MISS:

Even in the dog days of summer, it can be fun to splash, soak, and slide at an indoor waterpark (no sunscreen required!). The fun of staying at Alexandria’s Arrowwood Resort on Lake Darling is not only the 38,000-square-foot Big Splash Indoor Waterpark, but the Atikwa Golf Course, Darling Reflections Spa, on-site restaurant and lounge, full-service marina (with boats available for rent), opportunity to go horseback riding, and nightly campfire and marshmallow roasts.

Travel north to Detroit Lakes and stay at The Lodge on Lake Detroit, a lovely lakefront lifestyle hotel nestled in a tree-filled setting on the shore of Big Detroit Lake. Each of the 55 large, smoke-free rooms and suites were designed to face the lake and the sunset, a unique aspect of the property. Other unique features include live regional music in the fireside lobby, a full-service spa, an indoor pool and hot tub, a large sandy beach, boat slips, an expansive fitness area, and fun specials like “Martini and Manicure” Thursdays. The hotel is less than two miles from downtown Detroit Lakes.
 

Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway

THE ROUTE:

Drive on a series of roads following the Minnesota River.
 

THE DRIVE:

Enjoy a peaceful drive filled with views of lush prairies, billion-year-old granite outcrops, purple cornflowers, and bald eagle sightings.  
 

FAVORITE STOPS:

Catch the western access of the Sakatah Singing Hills Bike Trail in Mankato, learn about the state’s Dakota Indian heritage (and the tragedy of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War) at the Lower Sioux Agency, Fort Ridgely, and Lac qui Parle Mission state historic sites, celebrate German heritage (and tour the August Schell Brewery) in New Ulm, and sample delicious local wine at Fieldstone Vineyards.
 

FINAL DESTINATION:

For a fun weekend trip, head to the town of Sleepy Eye, named for the chief of a band of Sisseton Dakota, or Chief Sleepy Eye, “friend to all men.” Located at the intersection of State Highway 4 and US Highway 14 in Brown County, the best times to visit are during the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July, Buttered Corn Days on the third Friday in August (complete with a free corn feast, waffle feed, volleyball tournament, and parade), and in September for the Great Grassroots Gathering flea market and craft show.
 

Hudson, Wisconsin

THE ROUTE:

It’s just a hop-skip-and-a-jump across the river from the Twin Cities to Hudson, Wis. (19 miles from St. Paul; 28 from Minneapolis).
 

THE DRIVE:

Take the scenic route through Afton and enjoy the countryside. Travel south on CR 21 (Exit 258), then merge onto the St. Croix Trail south into Hastings. In Hastings, cross the drawbridge at US 10 to Prescott, then head north on CR F to Hudson.
 

FAVORITE STOPS:

In Afton, stop at the Squire House Gardens, Gift Shop and Nursery, located in a charming circa 1875 home, or have a glass of wine at the Swirl Wine Bar in the Historic Afton House Inn. In Prescott, Wis., check out the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at Freedom Park, where the St. Croix River enters the Mississippi.
 

FINAL DESTINATION:

Rest your head in a quaint B&B, or modern hotel or motel in Hudson. Dine al fresco at a charming independent restaurant, take in views of the St. Croix River Valley from Birkmose Park, or shop at Seasons on St. Croix Gallery, featuring the work of over 160 local, regional, and national artists. If you can’t make it to Hudson on a weekend, visit on a Thursday for free concerts in Lakefront Park (through August).
 

Madeline Island

THE ROUTE:

Drive 220 miles north to the furthermost tip of Wisconsin—Bayfield—and then take a ferry ride over to Madeline Island on Lake Superior.
 

FINAL DESTINATION:

In Madeline Island, the isolation is part of the charm. Hike, bike, canoe, golf, read, or nap. (When you’re here, you’re on island time.) If you’re feeling adventurous, try sea kayaking, sailing, or even scuba diving.  
 

Canoe Bay

THE ROUTE:

Head from the Twin Cities to Canoe Bay in Chetek, Wis., about a 120-mile drive, or two hours.
 

THE DRIVE:

Take Highway 36 east into Stillwater and follow it across the St. Croix River into Wisconsin, then take 64E through little Wisconsin towns until you get to the northwestern part of the state. Once you get close (just south of Rice Lake), trust the GPS coordinates provided by the lodge. The secluded location is a big part of the draw.
 

FINAL DESTINATION:

Stay with the love of your life in a guest room, lakeside cottage, or 2,000-square-foot villa and disconnect from the world at the beautiful Northwoods retreat of Canoe Bay, a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux collection of lodging properties. Rooms feature stone fireplaces, whirlpool baths, and private decks. Explore the secluded property—go for a walk in the woods or canoe or kayak on the small lake, then unwind with an in-room massage. Amenities include a modern fitness center and library, and a gorgeous cathedral-ceiling lakeside dining room, where a talented chef prepares gourmet meals. (For a really romantic dinner, book the private wine cellar.) The extensive wine selection earned a Wine Spectator “Award of Excellence.”
 


SUMMER HIKING TIPS COURTESY OF THE NORTH FACE

Summer is the reason so many of us put up with seemingly never-ending Minnesota winters, and when the sun is shining there’s no better place to be than on the trails. Whether you want an easy hike or need to see the world from atop a mountain, hiking can take you to sights that you can’t find just anywhere. Here are some fun tips for your next trek.
 

BE PREPARED FOR ANY WEATHER.

Living in Minnesota, you probably already know this, but dress in layers (preferably not cotton, which insulates poorly when wet). It's a good idea to bring a rain jacket, windbreaker, good hiking shoes or boots, a hat, sunglasses, and other appropriate gear to stay dry and warm. It's also a good idea to wear light-colored clothing in order to spot wood ticks. If you want to geocache with your GPS or track your hike with a pedometer, check to see how your gadgets hold up in hot and humid or soggy and wet conditions before going. If you get caught in a thunderstorm, avoid high ground, isolated trees, and water.
 

FOLLOW BASIC TRAIL ETIQUETTE.

Stay to the right. Uphill hikers have the right-of-way in order to keep their momentum. Give other hikers a heads-up if you've encountered any problems.
 

GET COMFORTABLE.

Hiking along the Superior Hiking Trail on Minnesota's North Shore can be a lot of fun, as long as you know what you're doing. Make sure you feel comfortable with your route, make sure someone knows your itinerary in advance, and pack your weight and gear well before you hit the trail (you don’t want to make hiking a chore. It's supposed to be fun). Know your limits, too. Find a trail that suits your skill level, bring a friend, grab your gear, and get out there.
 

DON’T RUSH IT!  

You know the old adage, “It’s the journey, not the destination?” In hiking, it’s both! If you see wildlife you wouldn't normally see at home, stop and take a picture (possibly from afar!). If you like the scenery, find a nice rock, sit down, and soak it all in. If you're feeling tired, take a load off, hydrate, and enjoy a little rest under a shady pine tree. Pace yourself. It’s much more fun than speed-hiking. Part of the beauty of hiking is having the opportunity to pay attention to Mother Nature.
 

For all of your climbing and hiking needs, visit www.thenorthface.com.
 

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

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

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Come and Stop & Shop with us at the North St. Paul American Legion. We will have craftsman, direct sellers, bakers, photographers, upcyclers and so much more. The first 25 ladies through the door...

Cost: Free

Where:
North St. Paul American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The bustle and excitement of a Gilded Age Christmas is brought to life as the servants of the James J. Hill House prepare for the holidays. Costumed actors portray people who worked for the Hill...

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

Where:
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Houes
Telephone: 651-297-2555
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Join the East Town Ballroom @ the Courtyard for an afternoon of fun at the Wedding For All Seasons open house! Experience the ballroom dressed to the nines for each season, meet and mingle with the...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Samantha Grangaard
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

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

Cost: $34

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $55

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

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

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

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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The Jaztronauts, the group with the strong vocal harmonies, solid jazz chops and cool vintage suits are helping you swing into the  holiday season!  Buckle up as these four wise men take you for...

Cost: $9 or $12

Where:
301 on Main
301 Main Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $40

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

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

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plates 1895-present Featuring a new wintery design every year, these hand-painted porcelain Christmas plates are popular collectibles. The Bing & Grøndahl Porcelain...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: Photo package prices vary

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

Cost: $45-55 + materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Sound therapy has been used to heal the body, mind and connect to spirit since ancient times. During this spiritual class, we use ancient spiritual technology paired with a modern application to...

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

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

Cost: $55

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

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


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $6-16

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

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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

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

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: 429

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


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

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-6000
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
View map »


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

More information

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

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

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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Traditional Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and MSSPA Choirs.

Cost: Free

Where:
4237 Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409


Sponsor: MSSPA
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Grades 6-12 Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Grades K-5 Theatre arts education integrates life and learning through experience. Comprehensive classes are led by professional teaching artists to enhance creative expression while developing...

Cost: $75

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

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

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $55

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

Cost: $33-$38

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Playwrights' Center
2301 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Playwrights' Center
Telephone: 612-332-7481
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

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

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

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

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Special Saturday Classroom Session for AAA’s Comprehensive Teen Driving Program meets for ten consecutive Saturday classes.   Class meets October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12,19, 26, December...

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

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

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

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

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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A full day of commemorative activities and special guests on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, including the Fort Snelling Memorial Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad, 34th...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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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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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Fox Morning Show
, MN


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

Cost: $50-60 + materials fee

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

Cost: Photo package prices vary

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
SAINT PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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For December's Wednesday night series, we will be getting into the holiday spirit... literally. Seasonal cocktails will be served each night for you to sip while learning how to craft a holiday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
Contact Name: Jaron
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  Are you wondering how to report foreign assets and income? If you own assets (such as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, rental properties, etc.) outside of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/ St Paul
113 N. First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and Eugene Sherayzen, Esq.
Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Experience the fully decorated holiday rooms of the historic Turnblad Mansion all dressed up to reveal the importance of light to the holiday season in the five Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,...

Cost: $55

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

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A Young Professionals Holiday Party. Join us for Ignite-style talks from Young Professionals in MN that are crushing their goals!. Join BMA NEXT for a night of networking and hear from some...

Cost: $15 - $75

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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It's hard to believe that 2016 is already coming to a close. You've knocked out hundreds of meetings, thousands of emails, and dozens of presentations, and we think that's a cause for celebration!...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Business Marketing Association of Minnesota
Telephone: 763-229-1561
Contact Name: Carolyn Reginato
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Trailer Trash blends their upbeat honky-honk sound with your favorite Christmas tunes in delightfully unexpected ways, jumpstarting your holiday season with great music and good laughs at the...

Cost: 20

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-867-2927
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Multi-platinum recording artist and pianist Steven C Anderson will bring the music of the holidays to life at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 at The Lyric Arts Main Stage, 420 East Main Street,...

Cost: $23 - $27

Where:
Lyric Arts Main Stage
420 East Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 763-422-1838
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Trailer Trash blends their upbeat honky-tonk sound with your favorite Christmas tunes in delightfully unexpected ways, jump starting your holiday season with great music and good laughs. Trailer...

Cost: 20

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main Street South
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-867-2927
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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She Loves Me - rights acquired from Music Theatre International Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo Guest Director Michael...

Cost: $8-$21

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center
1215 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $40

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: 429

Where:
AAA St. Louis Park Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: AAA Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 927-2602
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

More information

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

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

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

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

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
Website »

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 952-853-6000
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
View map »


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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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We will use basic glass art techniques to create two original fused glass ornaments. Participants will learn the basics about glass art as well as how to safely cut and work with glass. From there,...

Cost: $45-55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

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

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

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

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

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

Cost: $12-$15

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

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

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
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UDT: Dance Revolutions ignites the Whiting Proscenium stage with a blaze of fresh talent and two world premieres, December 8-11 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center.  This...

Cost: $6-$16

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

Cost: $8-$21

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center
1215 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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God's Ear marked the debut of Jenny Schwartz, now universally praised as one of the most original and exciting playwrights of her generation. Directed by Lisa Channer, God’s Ear takes the...

Cost: $6-16

Where:
Rarig Center, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Patrick Bauer has oozed from the fringe elements of the Minneapolis comedy scene. With a clever, dark and edgy style of comedy Patrick has become one of the fastest...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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In the Atrium Gallery... The Artistry Instructor-Student Art Exhibition showcases the wonderful work being taught and created in the Artistry studios throughout the year. This annual exhibition is...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $40

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Potpourri: Hopkins Adult Community Education Show December 8- January 8 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm Presented by Hopkins Public Schools

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $8

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

Cost: 429

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand this weekend to meet jewelry designer and former U.S. Olympic Luge team member Erica Molinari who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $20 - $38

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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

Cost: $10

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


Website »

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

Cost: $10

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

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Union Depot
240 E Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: One Simple Plan
Telephone: 612-767-2403
Contact Name: Brittney Goodsen
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Maplewood Mall, Maplewood’s family friendly shopping venue, will present a Drive-In(side) Holiday Movie for children and families on the upper level near Sears. For a $2 donation benefitting The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Avenue North
Maplewood, MN  55109
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A premiere International exhibit, the first-ever, large-scale outdoor light installation at the Arboretum will illuminate the winter landscape after hours. Opening Nov. 12.

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

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

Cost: 34.95

Where:
Northern Lights Ballroom & Banquet Center
10376 112th Ave
Milaca, MN  56353
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Sponsor: Northern Lights Ballroom
Telephone: (320) 369-4622
Contact Name: Bryony Stark
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The Master of Fine Arts Candidates at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design invite you to an evening of creativity and celebration at Open Studio Night 2016. Check out work by the newest...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

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

Cost: $10

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Samantha Grangaard
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 14, 2016 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its third quarter exhibition: 3rd Annual...

Cost: free

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

Cost: $55

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

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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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A fresh rendition of  the beloved holiday classic, “A Minnesota Nutcracker” retains all the magic and traditions of the classic Nutcracker ballet, but with a Minnesota twist! “A Minnesota...

Cost: $18-$36

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-452-3163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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Serving Joy All Over the World A benefit concert for World Servants, a Twin Cities-based humanitarian agency, featuring musicians Jason Gray and John Tibbs. Enjoy great music and hear how for 30...

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

Where:
Grace Church
9301 Eden Prairie Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
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Sponsor: World Servants
Telephone: 612-866-0010
Contact Name: Diane Solmonson
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We welcome Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein, whose work and life mission embody the spirit of EVERY WOMAN CAN. Female folk-rock duo Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of The Indigo Girls will grace the stages of...

Cost: $90-$295

Where:
Aria
105 N 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Health Foundations Birth Center
Telephone: 651-895-2684
Contact Name: Amy Johnson-Grass
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Join us for "A Christmas Carol" By Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by The Civic's Artistic Director, Greg Miller, Dec 2 - 18, 2016. A holiday classic for all. Gather for this beloved...

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

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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“A Christmas Fantasy” - with Mississippi Valley Orchestra   Your Christmas may be merrier as you bring the family to a festive Christmas holiday concert on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 pm at...

Cost: Free - donations accepted

Where:
Augustana Lutheran Church
1400 S. Robert St.
West St. Paul, MN  55118
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
View map »

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

Cost: $6-16

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


Sponsor: Univerisity of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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A World Premiere by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 23 “Minnesnowta Christmas send-up master, Jessica Lind Peterson, debuts her story of two sisters who...

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

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

Cost: $6-$16

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

Cost: $25-$75

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Carlson Family Stage
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Naked Stages is a series of raw, real, and completely original performances by three exciting new voices: Shante’ Sojourn Zenith, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia (YSY) and Nadia Honary.  The culmination...

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

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
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She Loves Me - rights acquired from Music Theatre International Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo Guest Director Michael...

Cost: $8-$21

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Sponsor: Anoka Country Library
Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we “ooh” and “aah” over the twinkling lights and festive decorations that bring out the holiday cheer in all of us. Twin Cities Gay Men's...

Cost: $25 - $53

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Jeff Heine
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Patrick Bauer has oozed from the fringe elements of the Minneapolis comedy scene. With a clever, dark and edgy style of comedy Patrick has become one of the fastest...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Following a sold-out debut run at the world famous Carlyle Hotel in New York City, and subsequent touring, beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza will make his Mystic Casino debut in his...

Cost: $39 & $49

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Rarig Center’s Kilburn Theatre, U of M
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts and Dance
Telephone: (612) 624-2345.
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Rebirth: the Abandoned Landscape works by Laurence Johnson December 8 - January 8 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening Reception: December 8, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 429

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Casket Arts First Floor
681 17th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  5413
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Telephone: 612-788-5551
Contact Name: Gina Gaetz
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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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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Are your kids excited about coding and all the amazing things it makes happen? Explore coding with The Works Museum as we showcase our Twin Cities coding community during Computer Science Education...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of a Victorian Christmas in 1875. During the guided tour, guests can taste homemade cookies fresh from the wood burning stove, listen to popular...

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

Where:
Alexander Ramsey House
265 S. Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Alexander Ramsey House
Telephone: 651-296-8760
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The holiday tradition of gingerbread houses, called pepperkake in Norway, has crossed the sea to Norway House. Create a special piece to display - a local Twin Cities landmark or inspired structure...

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

Where:
Norway House
913 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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FlyOver® America, one of the newest family attractions at Mall of America®, will transform into a magical winter wonderland this holiday season in Nickelodeon Universe®. From November 25, 2016...

Cost: Adult: $16.95 Child: $12.95

Where:
Nickelodeon Universe, Mall of America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 952-853-6000
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This year's holiday exhibition explores universal celebrations of light and the traditions of the five Nordic countries (Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden), and partners with Jewish...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Stop by Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand this weekend to meet jewelry designer and former U.S. Olympic Luge team member Erica Molinari who will visit the shop for a trunk showing of her...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $45-55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer - Minneapolis
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Celebrate the darkness of winter with a Swedish festival of light! Lucia is a unique and wonderful way to experience the holiday season with family and friends featuring the youthful voices of the...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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What features does a tea bowl need for use in a Japanese Tea Ceremony? Several styles of tea bowls will be shown and discussed. Participants are welcome to bring a tea bowl or two for input and...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Avenue, St Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-223-6114
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Celebrating 100 years of Swedish Christmas publications, this exhibition on the lower level of the Turnblad Mansion features historic magazine covers from Julstämning, Husmoderns...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

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

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

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

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Throughout the holiday season, experience the joys of gathering together at ASI! The Turnblad Mansion dressed in festive decor making any visit a special treat that can become a part of your...

Cost: $10

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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The bustle and excitement of a Gilded Age Christmas is brought to life as the servants of the James J. Hill House prepare for the holidays. Costumed actors portray people who worked for the Hill...

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

Where:
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Houes
Telephone: 651-297-2555
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Join us for some old fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist!  Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater.  We'll bring the music and you can...

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

Where:
Downtown Stillwater
Water Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: BierCycle Adventures
Telephone: 651-300-2202
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The Twelve Dates of Christmas (A Special Holiday Event) A rowdy fun holiday treat! DECEMBER 3-17, 2016 What do you get when you mix Sex and the City with the holidays? You get a fun, flirty,...

Cost: $15-$18

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Telephone: 952-443-1400
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It may be cold outside, but it’s warm inside the Alliance Française, the French cultural center of the Twin Cities. Join us Saturday, Dec 10, for the annual winter celebration of Fête...

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

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N. First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Northern Lights Ballroom & Banquet Center Presents… A Holiday Dinner Theater! The Gifts of the Magi “Heart felt story showing the true meaning of Christmas” A tale of a husband and wife...

Cost: 34.95

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: $55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

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

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

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Box Office
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Butch Thompson at the Ives in Bloomington December 10, 7:00 pm For his "Home for Christmas" show, jazz pianist and Prairie Home Companion alum Butch Thompson aims to get his audience in the...

Cost: $15 to $20

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6508
Contact Name: Diane Riggs
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It’s bright, shiny and new now, but come December, U.S. Bank Stadium will be loaded with dirt. Feld Motor Sports® announced that Monster Jam®, the world’s premier Monster Jam truck series, is...

Cost: Seats starting at $15

Where:
U.S. Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN   55415
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A fresh rendition of  the beloved holiday classic, “A Minnesota Nutcracker” retains all the magic and traditions of the classic Nutcracker ballet, but with a Minnesota twist! “A Minnesota...

Cost: $18-$36

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

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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It’s the irresistible story of a comedy trio going for their big break, only to have their hopes dashed over and over on the rocks of one magnificently funny failure after another. Singer/pianist...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Naked Stages is a series of raw, real, and completely original performances by three exciting new voices: Shante’ Sojourn Zenith, Magnolia Yang Sao Yia (YSY) and Nadia Honary.  The culmination...

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

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Pillsbury House Theatre
Telephone: 612-825-0459
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By Barbara Robinson. Directed by Kari Steinbach December 6-10, 2016 at 7:30p.m. December 10, 2016 at 2:30p.m. Back by popular demand! In the hilarious Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant...

Cost: $12-$15

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

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Cirque Dreams lights up the 2016 holiday season with its critically acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, a new cirque show, Broadway musical, and family Christmas...

Cost: $25-$75

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

Cost: $20-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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UDT: Dance Revolutions ignites the Whiting Proscenium stage with a blaze of fresh talent and two world premieres, December 8-11 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center.  This...

Cost: $6-$16

Where:
Rarig Center's Whiting Proscenium
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Back by popular demand! This soulful play takes you back to early 1900s New York City— a creative melding of different cultures that created our distinctive “American Songbook.” George...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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She Loves Me - rights acquired from Music Theatre International Book by Joe Masteroff | Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo Guest Director Michael...

Cost: $8-$21

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center
1215 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Our creative new take on the holiday classic gives that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner” Ebenezer Scrooge one final chance to open his heart. Full of...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The Happy Elf Get two scoops of Christmas in Harry Connick, Jr.’s holiday musical treat. DECEMBER 1-18, 2016 Directed by Paul Reyburn Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Harry Connick...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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It’s that most wonderful time of the year when we “ooh” and “aah” over the twinkling lights and festive decorations that bring out the holiday cheer in all of us. Twin Cities Gay Men's...

Cost: $25 - $53

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Jeff Heine
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Saturday Set Asleep at the Wheel Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 7:00pm 7:00pm Social Hour | 8:00pm Concert Asleep at the WheelMERRY TEXAS CHRISTMAS Y’ALL! The Wheel is releasing their third...

Cost: Tickets $39

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Royal Comedy Showcase Host: Patrick Bauer has oozed from the fringe elements of the Minneapolis comedy scene. With a clever, dark and edgy style of comedy Patrick has become one of the fastest...

Cost: $10-$15

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

Cost: $12

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

Cost: $10

Where:
7th Street Entry
701 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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This timeless holiday tradition is treasured by families across the Twin Cities. Today, kids who grew up with Black Nativity are returning with their own families. Under the direction of Lou...

Cost: $40

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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