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Madeline Island

In island getaway fantasies, the sand is white, the ocean aquamarine, and the blazing sun so hot that an umbrella-topped cocktail is an absolute necessity. There are always palm trees, often a hammock, and sometimes thatched-roof huts with open sides to better draw the breezes.

There are breezes here, too, en route to my Lake Superior island getaway just off the coast of Bayfield, Wisconsin, albeit of the chilly variety. It’s mid-May, and I’m on the Madeline Island car ferry, holding my breath and clutching the rail every time the steel hull thunks over another chunk of ice. The strait looks as if a glacier fell from the sky and shattered into a million pieces.

This is the earliest I’ve ever ventured out to Madeline, the largest of the Apostle Islands at 14 miles long and 3 miles wide. It’s the only Apostle open to private ownership and commercial development (the other 21 islands are part of a protected national lakeshore), yet it tends to be sparsely inhabited until the summer residents and tourists arrive. Crowds peak between July 4th and Labor Day, when cool breezes off the lake offer respite from the humidity and heat.

This ferry passage is among the first of the 2014 season, and the boat is loaded with a dozen cars and even a horse trailer—its owner, clad in cowboy hat and boots, drinking a beer, is chatting up a guy in a suit on his way to officiate a wedding. In the winter, when Madeline’s population dips below 250, it’s linked to the mainland by an ice road, which is typically viable for about a month. Island crossings aren’t always so convenient; between the ferry and ice-road seasons, limited trips are made via a passenger-only wind sled. Neither is the passage reliably safe; last winter, three locals perished after falling through the ice.

Less than half an hour later, the ferry docks at Madeline’s hub, the tiny town of La Pointe, home to a post office, police/fire station, a few restaurants, art galleries, and one real-estate agent’s office that is itself for sale. Most seasonal businesses don’t open until Memorial Day weekend, and current traffic levels are so sparse that my husband and I see two drivers meet on the road, stop, roll down their windows, and engage in a lengthy conversation. The island’s slow pace and compact geography make it ideal for bicycle travel; in fact, we decided to make this trip without our car and just stuffed a change of clothes into our panniers.

Our first stop is the island’s most infamous: Tom’s Burned Down Cafe (tomsburneddowncafe.com), which looks like the aftermath of a tornado tossing a pontoon boat into a trailer park, or a grownup’s tree fort crashed to earth—scrap wood and pilfered street signs slapped together to create a big open deck with a bar in the middle.

We join a handful of regulars on wobbly bar stools and order a couple of Red Stripes. “Have you been to Mexico?” the bartender asks, warning us that the water isn’t yet turned on, so if we’d like to use the restrooms, we’ll have to do a bucket flush. Everything at Tom’s that appears to defy building and health codes probably does. So the story goes: After the original Tom’s burned down and its replacement surfaced, its namesake’s connections to political authorities encouraged regulators to look the other way.

Tom’s isn’t really a “café,” just a bar that serves pizza. Wild Rice Restaurant (wildricerestaurant.com) in Bayfield is the only area eatery that’s truly destination worthy—discriminating gourmands may want to pack a cooler when they come to the island. Still, there are better dining options than Tom’s. The Beach Club’s (madelinebeachclub.com) menu is mostly basic bar food, but its Lake Superior fish fry is terrific. The Pub (madisland.com) has a more upscale menu than its name suggests, including scallops, steaks, and crispy pork belly, but not ordering the local trout or whitefish here  feels like a missed opportunity. Cafe Seiche (cafeseiche.com) takes the most contemporary approach to dining, offering a tightly curated menu focused on local ingredients and seasonal dishes.

Visiting with a few locals at Seiche, we get the sense that Madeline’s tourists aren’t so much embraced as endured by some (I’d repeat the term one barfly used, but it’s not exactly appropriate for publication). The attitude is understandable: Peak-summer visitors clog the streets, pack the restaurants, and leave little to the locals besides the real out-of-the-way joints such as the Island Oasis bar (715-747-3192), which has the vibe of your grandpa’s fishing shack—if he charged for his Miller Lights. As the Oasis’s second and third customers of the season, our experience feels less like that of tourists than anthropologists, observing a culture whose lifestyle exists in more isolation than would seem possible just a few miles from the mainland.

Madeline’s tourist infrastructure doesn’t offer a lot for entertainment, but island businesses recognize the limits of a locals-only customer base, and warmly roll out the welcome mat. Since Bayfield’s inns outnumber those on Madeline, most island visitors are day-trippers, stopping just long enough to have an ice cream cone and browse the art galleries—the Bell Street Gallery’s (bellstgallery.com) painting, pottery, and glass are exquisite. Those staying longer tend to be groups renting vacation homes and doing a whole lot of nothing: sharing meals and conversations, or meditating on the gorgeous views.

Making the 6-mile trek to Big Bay’s crescent-shaped beach is the best on-island activity (if you didn’t bring your own wheels, rent a scooter at Motion To Go, motion-to-go.com). Out here, soft sand meets pristine, icy-blue water extending all the way to the horizon. It’s the prettiest spot on the island, and readily explored in one of the kayaks or canoes parked between the bay and the lagoon (some are rentable on the honor system, in character with the island’s easy-going style).

This is why we’ve come to Madeline: It’s less about the island itself than its liquid surrounds. The truly beautiful spots are out on the water, among the smaller, wilder Apostles. These islands offer the most peace and seclusion, with one drawback: If you want to wake up in their paradise, you’ll have to sleep in a tent.

If you don’t have your own boat, there are sailing charters, canoe or kayak tours, or day cruises to position you just between the lake’s majestic dark blue and the sky’s bright azure. From this vantage point, you can get a good view of the area’s famous sea caves, a honeycomb array of chambers and arches carved out of the striped red sandstone shoreline. The lake, as it turns out, is an artist, too, having created this spectacular Badlands on the water. •madelineisland.com –RH

 

The Covington Inn, Harriet Island, St. Paul

Truth be told, Harriet Island is no longer an island. The channel that once separated it from St. Paul’s West Side was backfilled in the ’50s. We don’t mind fudging this one a bit however, because, c’mon: a retired towboat-turned-inn, floating on the Mississippi River in St. Paul for almost 20 years? How have you not heard about this place?

The Covington Inn’s four rooms are bigger than you’d expect, and each comes with its own fireplace, mini-fridge, and private bath. Appropriately nautical touches, such as brass fixtures and a skinny spiral staircase, are everywhere. The portholes in the Riverview Suite put you practically eye level with the river, and the original brass controls in the two-story Pilot House Suite’s upper lounge make it all but impossible not to play captain. 

The real selling point, though, has to be the unbeatable view. You can’t get any closer to the river than being on the river, and you’re directly across from downtown, with the Cathedral of Saint Paul peeking between buildings in the distance. Most rooms have attached outdoor space, and all have access to the large, shared deck, full of waiting chaises on which to plop down and river-watch.

Owner Liz Miller calls her seaworthy baby a “grab- a-six-pack-and-hang-out-on-the-deck kind of place,” urging guests to invite their friends to drop by or have a pizza delivered. Casual romance plays out nicely here, too, especially when it involves a walk or cab ride across the Wabasha Street Bridge for dinner and drinks downtown. Go all in and spring for the Romance Package: flowers, locally crafted truffles, and a bottle of wine or bubbly for 60 bucks.

Breakfast—baked French toast with caramel-apple sauce, fresh fruit, whipped cream, and sausage—is served between 9 and 10 a.m., further proof of the inn’s late-and-leisurely style. Early risers, rest assured that the coffee’s on and the Mississippi right out the window is a fascinating, if taciturn, companion. •covingtoninn.com –BT

 

Stout's Island

From the shores of a lake near Spooner, Wisconsin, the boat ride to Stout’s Island lasts less than 10 minutes, but it rewinds the clock a century. Just up the boathouse steps and across a great lawn, guests encounter a stately, log-and-stone Adirondack-style lodge fit for a titan of the industrial era. In fact, this rustic retreat was built by an heir of what was once the largest lumber company in the world: Frank D. Stout commissioned the compound for his family (and service staff) to find respite from the sweltering Chicago summers. Construction cost a fortune—$1.5 million in 1915 dollars—but the resulting lodge and cabins, built with thick cedar timbers, wide plank floors, and massive stone fireplaces, possess a vintage grandeur impossible to replicate. It’s a rare case of powerful architecture hidden in relative seclusion. 

Stouts island

After Stout’s children sold the property, it was at times both left vacant and host to a youth camp before being seized by the government after its unscrupulous owner went to prison for embezzlement. But the island has emerged from hard times primed to be a luxe couples’ retreat. While antsy kids might want more activity than paddleboats and a swimming beach provide, those operating at a more relaxed pace can easily fill a weekend with romantic nature walks, tennis, leisurely meals, and fireside nightcaps. 

Stout’s current ownership has experience with historic properties (the developer John Rupp has preserved several St. Paul darlings, including W.A. Frost and the Saint Paul Athletic Club). Even so, the maintenance of the expansive, aged Stout’s is an immense undertaking, from weeding the clay tennis court to keeping the moss-covered roofs watertight. Early in the season, before the grounds are manicured, the pantry fully stocked, and the temporary staff up to speed, the challenges are more visible—like, what self-respecting Wisconsin bar doesn’t know how to mix an old-fashioned and have the ingredients on hand?
Admittedly, such disappointments are likely the result of guests having flipped too many pages of Martha Stewart Living or searched for images of “rustic-chic weddings” on Pinterest: The popularity of American heritage style has created fantasies of casual elegance that are far more difficult to curate than they appear. We now expect a simple breakfast of yogurt and granola to be presented with the perfectly imperfect aesthetic of the photographs in Saveur. (Stout’s house-made granola is, in fact, delicious, though the enthusiastic wait staff can’t quite match the kitchen’s polish.)

With a few tweaks, Stout’s could fully reclaim its original magnificence. Starting with a stylist’s edit of the 1990s-era cabins’ eclectic-chic décor, such that overstuffed armchairs with Southwest-print upholstery don’t compete with pink floral bedspreads. (And while you’re at it, cull the dog-eared tomes with Goodwill stickers from the lodge’s library shelves.) While Stout’s newer cabins are perfectly suitable, they lack the resort’s essence of historic luxury. There’s really nothing like spending a night in one of the rooms from Frank Stout’s era, lying on a canopy bed or looking up at a wood-paneled ceiling and imagining growing up here, on your own private playground. •stoutsislandlodge.com –RH

 

The Nicollet Island Inn, Minneapolis

There’s a notable abundance of clinking champagne glasses throughout the Mississippi-facing dining room. It’s not unusual to pass a bride (or three) in the lobby. And the staff estimates that special occasions drive a whopping 9 out of 10 guest visits here. Translation: The Nicollet Island Inn is typically just an anniversary or two away from a 100-percent celebration rate.

Bring your fancies, because this party’s upscale. Damask wallpaper, floor-length draperies, and floral still lifes work with the 121-year-old building’s exposed brick and tin ceilings to create a historic elegance. Though each of the 23 rooms is unique, all come with a lovely view of the river, Nicollet Island Park, or the Minneapolis skyline.

As your views suggest, you’re in one of the Twin Cities’ most tourist-worthy locations. Right behind the inn, the compact, red iron Merriam Street Bridge connects the island to the cobblestone of the St. Anthony Main Riverfront District, which puts a Nice Ride bike rental station, Segway tours, a few river-facing restaurants, and St. Anthony Falls all within easy walking distance. The historic Stone Arch Bridge links St. Anthony to the Guthrie Theater, Mill City Museum, and greater downtown Minneapolis.

However, no one would blame you for remaining in your celebration bubble. The window-walled bar area offers views of the river and the park, often eclipsed by the sight of a horse-drawn carriage whisking away a couple hitched minutes earlier at the neighboring pavilion. The little piano lounge springs to life on Saturdays, and diners have been known to abandon their roasted chicken to slow dance right next to their tables. The outdoor patio’s a beaut as well.
People come from all over the Twin Cities specifically for the inn’s three- or five-course Sunday brunch, which also is included with several package stays. Choices include crème brûlée French toast, lobster bruschetta, and strip steak with fingerling hash. Just don’t forget the bubbly.
nicolletislandinn.com –BT

 

Ludlow's Island

If you arrive at the shores of Lake Vermilion to find a dimly lit parking lot and an empty dock, forget about relying on your cell phone for directions. Network service here is spotty; you’re better off resorting to last century’s technology, with the antique phone that instructs: “Crank hard for five seconds, lift receiver, and wait for answer.”

You’ll soon be connected to the on-call water taxi, a vintage wooden speedboat that’ll shuttle you to your cabin. All 20 of Ludlow’s cottages have lake views, a perk of island geography, and range in size from a cozy honeymooners’ suite to a four-story tower designed by SALA Architects. (Though the buildings were constructed throughout the decades, a wood-paneling and cabin-kitsch aesthetic endures that’s more forgivable during the deeply discounted low season than at peak pricing.) The resort staff can book you a massage, recommend the best pizza place on the mainland (the Vermillion Club, in Tower), and drop off a newspaper in the morning. Otherwise, they’ll leave you alone to explore the lake or simply relax. There’s no need even to carry your wallet—if you take groceries from the pantry or bait from the fish shack, you simply write your name in a notebook.

Ludlow’s has been a family-run operation for three generations, and is big on entertaining kids. Parents can safely lengthen the leash on older ones, knowing they can’t go far. And when the kids tire of leaping off the floating playground or taking part in planned activities (hikes, crafts, marshmallow roasts, rides on the resort’s amphibious car), they can spend a night on Ludlow’s tiny camping island, outfitted with a tent and sleeping bags. A safely adventurous separation is not something the kids will soon forget—and neither will their chaperones. •ludlowsresort.com –RH

 

Big Island, Lake Minnetonka

“Grab my hand,” the guy said, in the heat of last year’s Fourth of July. “C’mon, grab my hand!” And the girl with the patriotic micro-bikini flopped aboard his boat like a tattooed walleye, yanked open her Stars and Stripes, and, as Kid Rock howled “All Summer Long” on a nearby stereo, jiggled her all-American assets. They’re the coin of the realm in Cruiser’s Cove, off Big Island, an alley of several hundred lashed-together boats that peels apart and reforms every weekend, like an endless sunburn.

Kim Kardashian partied here three years ago, with Kris Humphries and a posse of Eurotrash: “Like Vegas on the lake,” she tweeted. Maybe the truest thing she’s ever said. It’s a relatively safe place to play at vice, the chest-high water roiling with babes, beefcake, and the occasional bluegill. The boats are just expensive coolers.

A nature park opened on Big Island a few years ago, reclaiming a remnant of its native woods, free of invasive species—“It has the Boundary Waters vibe,” said a supporter, who perhaps had not been to the BWCA. The island is eroding from the waves of more and bigger boats; trees and bluffs are falling into the lake. But the island isn’t essential to the scene. It’s a buoy marking the spot. A good thing, because imagine if the party traveled, rattling windows and moralists alike. This way, it’s predictable. Like the moment the shy patriot bends over, a huge, pink bow tattooed over her rear—gift-wrapped—and jiggles again. If you want that, you know where to find it, all summer long. –TG

 

Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Red Wing

Don’t be fooled. The causeway, the lack of beach, the free shuttle that picks you up almost anywhere in the Twin Cities and deposits you at the door like driftwood—this doesn’t mean Treasure Island is a misnomer. An island is nothing if not an escape from reality. And Treasure Island is about as real as a coconut bra, at once enticing and weird. An island by reason of isolation, cut off from such mainland mainstays as the sun, smoking bans, and judginess.

Here’s what you do. You pull your Pontiac up to the valet, step into the hallucinatory clangor of the main slots hall, rimmed with ersatz Caribbean balconies, and check the monitor showing which games have recently hit big. The Legend of Gaucho, perhaps, or the Golden Monkey. You drop a couple hundo, go up two grand, lose it all four hours later before joining the buffet line, 80 people deep, for prime rib night, $16.95. Or, if you really lose big, the casino café offering chai tea pancakes, $7.29. Take a dip in the pool, catch Louis Anderson in the event center, try some late-night Bingo Gone Wild (drink specials, live deejay, “may contain adult content”). Repeat.

You’re thinking: What kind of sad bastard mistakes paradise for dropping coin at a casino? Listen: You could sit at the opera waiting for magic to happen or you could do it here, with a Bud and free soda, smoking your godforsaken lungs out. It’s a place where you can take major risks in public, and there are fewer and fewer of those left—islands, really. •treasureislandcasino.com –TG

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

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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GOBBLE GOBBLE PREK DAYS! These programs are designed just for 2-5 year olds and an adult partner.  Spend your mornings at Base Camp for Pre-K Activity Sessions. Join in group games,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Base Camp
201 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, MN  55111
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Sponsor: Base Camp
Telephone: 612-767-0055
Contact Name: Alex Monette
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

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

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
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Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, an original adaptation Performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis (see the trailer here). Tickets...

Cost: $18-$40

Where:
Fallout Urban Arts Initiative, Studio 3
2601 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Theatre Coup d'Etat
Telephone: 1-800-838-3006
Contact Name: James Napoleon Stone
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Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning, five-star dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Sabes Theatre
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Imagined Theatre
Telephone: 612-987-5356
Contact Name: Phil Darg
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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Join us for a special one-hour tour and program that will provide a firsthand look at the innovative work of Think Small. Executive Leadership, staff, and friends will share stories illustrating...

Cost: Free

Where:
Think Small
10 Yorkton Ct.
Saint Paul, MN  55117-1065
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Telephone: 651-641-3543
Contact Name: Trisha France
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

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


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

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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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All is fair in love and war in this new staging of Mozart’s timeless comedy of errors, widely considered the perfect opera. Mozart’s infectious score brings humor, drama, and humanity to this...

Cost: $25 - $200, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 612-333-6669
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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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Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning, five-star dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Sabes Theatre
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Imagined Theatre
Telephone: 612-987-5356
Contact Name: Phil Darg
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $7

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
View map »

More information

The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Website »

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Every year, Lena hides her disappointment as friends at the Curler and Chat beauty parlor regale her with details about the exciting vacations they take with their husbands. Ole's idea of a...

Cost: $18-$23

Where:
Ives Auditorium
11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Karen Mohsenian
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

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Are you ready to do something a little different - or totally revolutionary? Get expert guidance and kick-in-the-butt inspiration from WIN's most popular speaker ever, who we're flying in from...

Cost: Tickets: $79 for WIN Members, $99 for Non-Members; Hosted Appetizers a

Where:
The Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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In the spirit of upcycling and embracing imperfections and evidence of prior use, we will spend two Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7PM on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15, creating jewelry and community. Friend of...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-229-36863
Contact Name: junket
Website »

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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

More information

Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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Join us for this Gala banquet on November 15th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Ames Center in Burnsville and help support the work that CAP does in our shared community. Enjoy a cocktail reception,...

Cost: $30

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: Scott Carver Dakota Community Action Partnership
Telephone: 952-402-9839
Contact Name: Jennifer Baker
Website »

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Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
View map »

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Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Returning for another round in Nerdy November, Secrets of Glensheen is back! Glensheen Collections Manager, Milissa Brooks Ojibway, will showcase various artifacts not usually seen by the public...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
Website »

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Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning, five-star dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Sabes Theatre
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Imagined Theatre
Telephone: 612-987-5356
Contact Name: Phil Darg
Website »

More information

A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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


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

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We are excited to share that the new Mississippi Hot Club album, "Swing Cities", release is on Wednesday, November 15th! The event will be held at the Icehouse.   “Over the past five years,...

Cost: $5/$8

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Telephone: 121-825-93564
Contact Name: Ian Stenlund
Website »

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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $7

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
View map »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

Mark your calendars and celebrate Minnesota’s day of giving with Twin Cities Ballet! There will be fun events throughout the day at the Ballet Royale MN studio. There will be a Twin Cities Ballet...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ballet Royale Minnesota
16368 Kenrick Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-898-3163
Contact Name: Tianna
Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Every year, Lena hides her disappointment as friends at the Curler and Chat beauty parlor regale her with details about the exciting vacations they take with their husbands. Ole's idea of a...

Cost: $18-$23

Where:
Ives Auditorium
11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Karen Mohsenian
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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The Laurentian Mixed Forest Province is a forested eco-region in the United States and Canada, and Laurentian celebrates the wild woodland surrounding Duluth with five new paintings by Paul...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W. Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Join us for a special brewery event for friends of Voyageurs National Park on Give to the Max Day. We’ll give to the max while enjoying Bauhaus brews.   We’ll have: – Wolf researchers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bauhaus Brew Labs
1315 Tyler St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Voyageurs National Park Association
Telephone: 612-333-5424
Contact Name: Natalie Prescott
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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the nation’s largest college art sale, taking place on November 16th through the 18th, 2017. Held every year on the weekend before...

Cost: Thursday Tickets: $150

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 712-269-9181
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Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
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Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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St. Stephen’s Human Services is proud to present zAmya Theater Project’s latest creation – JUST US: Out of the Cycle, Into the Circle. The production will premiere at Sabathani Community...

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
Sabathani Community Center Auditorium
310 E 38th St #200
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Join astrologer Nicole Brenny for an evening exploring the ancient science of Vedic Astrology. She will introduce basic principles, cosmic influences, and discuss how to use these clues as a tool...

Cost: Free

Where:
Khazana
2225 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Khazana
Telephone: 612-339-4565
Contact Name: Anju Kataria
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
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All is fair in love and war in this new staging of Mozart’s timeless comedy of errors, widely considered the perfect opera. Mozart’s infectious score brings humor, drama, and humanity to this...

Cost: $25 - $200, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning, five-star dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Sabes Theatre
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Imagined Theatre
Telephone: 612-987-5356
Contact Name: Phil Darg
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Raw Sugar and Theatre Corrobora present a two play event exploring the personal, real life stories of three local female artists. The narratives are connected by a common thread: What does it mean...

Cost: $12-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: The Southern Theater
Contact Name: Hailey Colwell
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Fans of the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble have come to expect the obligatory opening fanfare at concerts, but then are astonished at the range and virtuosity of both the musical selections and the...

Cost: $15 to $20

Where:
Ives Auditorium
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Karen Mohsenian
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Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Brewfest Weekend Package includes… • 2 nights deluxe lodging with breakfast daily • complimentary annual Brewfest mug • pub crawl (Friday evening) • Grand...

Cost: $185

Where:
Grand View Lodge
, MN


Sponsor: Grand View Lodge
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Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing,...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 11, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its fourth quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Weekend Salvage brings you uncommon Antique, Industrial and Vintage goods on the second and third full weekends of every month. Come and scoop up MCM furniture, Industrial patio items, medical wall...

Cost: 0

Where:
42nd and Grand Av S
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Join tap dance instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for FREE group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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On November 17th, Snapology will bring its STEAM-focused classes, camps, parties, workshops, homeschool solutions and preschool programs to its new home on Lyndale Avenue in Uptown.   Opening...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Snapology Discovery Center
2649 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Snapology of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-423-5097
Contact Name: Aaron Hagebak
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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The annual Christmas Tour features four privately owned homes and the historic Octagon House, all decorated in their Christmas finery.Tickets will go on sale in October 2017.

Cost: 23-35

Where:
Hudson
, WI


Sponsor: Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce
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MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series VI Join Minnesota Center for Book Arts in celebrating the opening of this exciting new exhibition of contemporary art!   November 7, 2017 – February...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Telephone: 612-215-2520
Contact Name: Kyle Krym
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Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the nation’s largest college art sale, taking place on November 16th through the 18th, 2017. Held every year on the weekend before...

Cost: Friday Tickets: $30/$25

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 712-269-9181
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Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Join us in the bookstore as Inara Verzemnieks shares her debut work of nonfiction, AMONG THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. In this melding of memoir and history, Verzemnieks traces the fate of her family...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Telephone: (612) 215-2540
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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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Raw Sugar and Theatre Corrobora present a two play event exploring the personal, real life stories of three local female artists. The narratives are connected by a common thread: What does it mean...

Cost: $12-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: The Southern Theater
Contact Name: Hailey Colwell
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Mirroring the grotesque creature of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, scenes of gothic horror are cobbled together with Green T’s signature physical style.  An eerie parade of misshapen...

Cost: $12-22

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd
St. Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Green T Productions
Telephone: 715-246-3285
Contact Name: Kathy Welch
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Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning, five-star dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Sabes Theatre
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Imagined Theatre
Telephone: 612-987-5356
Contact Name: Phil Darg
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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
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Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, an original adaptation Performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis (see the trailer here). Tickets...

Cost: $18-$40

Where:
Fallout Urban Arts Initiative, Studio 3
2601 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Theatre Coup d'Etat
Telephone: 1-800-838-3006
Contact Name: James Napoleon Stone
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Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling...

Cost: $60, $70 & $85

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. He is the largest-selling comedy recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy Award nominee and bestselling...

Cost: $60, $70 & $85

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Mundy, one of Ireland’s most exciting live performers joins us in Saint Paul on November 17. See him perform his platinum selling hits such as “Mexico,” “July,” his version of Steve...

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: CJAC
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Comedian Jeff Foxworthy is bringing his all-American humor to the Mystic Showroom at 8 pm Friday, November 17.   Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the...

Cost: $60, $70 & $85 for tickets

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Ever wanted to play Let's Make a Deal, Match Game, Family Feud, or the Price is Right? Maybe you never wanted to play but wish you could have been in the audience. Retro Game Night will bring you...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Brewfest Weekend Package includes… • 2 nights deluxe lodging with breakfast daily • complimentary annual Brewfest mug • pub crawl (Friday evening) • Grand...

Cost: $185

Where:
Grand View Lodge
, MN


Sponsor: Grand View Lodge
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Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North. Featuring winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear swap, dancing,...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
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The 16th annual Subway Bring a Blanket Collection takes place Saturday, November 18th. The public is encouraged to bring new or gently-used, clean blankets to donate. All sizes are welcome...

Cost: Free

Where:
Subway
915 County Highway 10
Blaine, MN  55432
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Sponsor: Subway, KARE 11, K102

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the nation’s largest college art sale, taking place on November 16th through the 18th, 2017. Held every year on the weekend before...

Cost: Saturday: FREE and open to the

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 712-269-9181
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Not your average craft sale, Handmade Neighborhood is a juried boutique-quality sale held annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, and is filled with a wide variety of unique goods created by...

Cost: No charge

Where:
Winona County History Center
160 Johnson Street
Winona , MN  55987
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Sponsor: Handmade Neighborhood Board
Contact Name: Jovy Rockey
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Sound+VisionMN, a Music, Comics, Pop Culture, and Toys Collectibles Show / Sale returns to Valley Creek Mall (1750 Weir Drive) in Woodbury, MN on Saturday November 18th, from 9am-3pm.  This Free...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Valley Creek Mall
1750 Weir Drive
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Sound+VisionMN
Contact Name: John Carlson
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Northern Brewer has done a remodel of their Minneapolis location which includes an open layout, in-store pickup, tastings of wine and beer, and much more.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer

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The Jack Brass Band is back! A Free Family Music Series favorite, this group of musicians brings New Orleans jazz to Antonello Hall. Tap your toes to, ‘When the Saints Go Marching in’, ‘Iko...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music, Antonello Hall
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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NOV 18, 2017 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™   Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm Maple Grove Community Center – 12951 Weaver Lake Road – Maple Grove, MN 55369 Attention all home improvement...

Cost: $6 or free with food shelf donation

Where:
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Road
Maple Groive, MN  55369
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
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Device Pitstop is encouraging residents to visit their five store locations during the entire month of November to donate their used cell phones, laptops or tablets. All donations will be given to...

Cost: Any donations accepted

Where:
Device Pitstop - Multiple Locations
13732 83rd Way N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Gallery Talk by Melissa Loop: Tuesday, November 21, 10:30 am Melissa Loop, a 2017 recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Opening Reception: Saturday, November 4, 6-8 pm Conversation with the Curator: Wednesday, November 15, 7 pm​ - Leslie Barlow discusses Space Between Us with Nicole Watson, Gallery Director...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry…Because the Looney Lutherans are coming (back) to town with more tips for surviving the holidays, the Lutheran way. Prepare to keep those New...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Weekend Salvage brings you uncommon Antique, Industrial and Vintage goods on the second and third full weekends of every month. Come and scoop up MCM furniture, Industrial patio items, medical wall...

Cost: 0

Where:
42nd and Grand Av S
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Inclusivi-tee, a quarterly subscription-based t-shirt club pledging to promote equality, conservation and social justice through the sale of wearable art, is hosting Expanding Hope Through Music...

Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Where:
Famous Dave’s Uptown
3001 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Kick off your holiday season with Pas de Deux Dance Studio! Follow the adventures of Moira, a young Irish girl, in this original full length story ballet.  Our story begins as Moira and the other...

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Where:
St Paul U of M Student Union Theater
2017 Buford Avenue
St Paul, MN
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Sponsor: Pas de Deux Dance Studio
Contact Name: Zachari Wetz
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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On November 17th, Snapology will bring its STEAM-focused classes, camps, parties, workshops, homeschool solutions and preschool programs to its new home on Lyndale Avenue in Uptown.   Opening...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Snapology Discovery Center
2649 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Snapology of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-423-5097
Contact Name: Aaron Hagebak
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The 2017 Fraser Annual Benefit, presented by U.S. Bank, will be held on November 18 at the swanky Hilton Minneapolis. This year’s theme the “Roaring 20’s” will celebrate the sense of...

Cost: $200

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Telephone: 612-798-8343
Contact Name: Rose Rosario
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Join us on the evening of Saturday, November 18th for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Gala! The Breath of Life Gala, attended by more than 600 leaders from Twin Cities businesses,...

Cost: 350

Where:
Hyatt Regency, Downtown Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Telephone: 651-631-3290
Contact Name: Jacquelyn Londo
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This ‘spirited’ new national traveling exhibition shares the history and traditions of drinking culture in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Skål! Scandinavian Spirits November 11, 2017...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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You are invited Black &White Birthday Bash Celebrating 110 years of  The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis Saturday, November 18  5:30 pm The public is welcome   Join members and friends at our...

Cost: $110

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Fest! Merry Mansion Nordic Holidays at the American Swedish Institute November 12, 2017 - January 8, 2018 Saturday, November 11 -  Don't miss our Family Day kick-off of the Nordic Holiday...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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The annual Christmas Tour features four privately owned homes and the historic Octagon House, all decorated in their Christmas finery.Tickets will go on sale in October 2017.

Cost: 23-35

Where:
Hudson
, WI


Sponsor: Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce
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To celebrate the upcoming Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams game, Taste of the NFL is holding a fundraising dinner on Saturday, November 18 at 6:00PM at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, featuring Chefs...

Cost: $100 per guest

Where:
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 W 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55439
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Sponsor: Taste of the NFL
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Season 12 kicks off with two hard-hitting matchups between NSRD's home teams!The Banger Sisters vs Violent FemmesDelta Delta Di vs Kilmore Girls Doors open at 5pm, action starts at 6pm! Advance...

Cost: $13-16

Where:
1784 Judson Ave
St. PAUl, MN  55108


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Amy and Dave Freeman will be signing copies of their book, A Year in the Wilderness. Profits from books sold that day will go toward the Save the Boundary Waters campaign.

Cost: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Where:
General Store of Minnetonka
14401 MN-7
Minnetonka , MN  55345
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Acclaimed jazz pianist Laura Caviani performs a concert of original compositions, works by Thelonious Monk, and songs of the season. This concert is sure to please both jazz aficionados as well as...

Cost: Free-will offering

Where:
Hamline Church United Methodist
1514 Englewood Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Hamline Church United Methodist
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Join the University of Minnesota Marching Band, directed by Betsy McCann, for performances that showcase music, tradition, and entertainment for the whole family. The Marching Band will perform...

Cost: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/56th-annual-marching-band-indoor-concert

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota`
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Evil kings, wise fools, starving villagers, and fortune-telling outcasts… Interact Theater’s 40+ actors with and without disabilities brew this wild harvest into the Medieval Feast of Fools....

Cost: $22.00

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 North 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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A Spielmanszug Minnesota Event. Traditional German version of Mardis Gras held to open the crazy season of Karneval the event will feature Musik, Dancing, Comedy, Paulaner beer & more. Saturday,...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
enVision Hotel
701 Concord St. S.
South St. Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Spielmanszug Mn
Telephone: 612.916.1639
Contact Name: Ronald R. Gust Jr.

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All is fair in love and war in this new staging of Mozart’s timeless comedy of errors, widely considered the perfect opera. Mozart’s infectious score brings humor, drama, and humanity to this...

Cost: $25 - $200, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Theatre Coup d’Etat presents Moby Dick, an original adaptation Performing November 3 - 20, 7:30pm at Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3 in Minneapolis (see the trailer here). Tickets...

Cost: $18-$40

Where:
Fallout Urban Arts Initiative, Studio 3
2601 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Theatre Coup d'Etat
Telephone: 1-800-838-3006
Contact Name: James Napoleon Stone
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Raw Sugar and Theatre Corrobora present a two play event exploring the personal, real life stories of three local female artists. The narratives are connected by a common thread: What does it mean...

Cost: $12-$24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: The Southern Theater
Contact Name: Hailey Colwell
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Ashland Productions kicks off it’s exciting 19th Season with ELF THE MUSICAL JR. based on the modern day holiday classic film, ELF.   Featuring Will Sutherland as Buddy the Elf and Grace...

Cost: $13- $21

Where:
Ashland Productions
2100 White Bear Avenue
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-940-8402
Contact Name: Erin Schwab
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A GONE FISHIN' CHRISTMAS a holiday comedy by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Jason Peterson NOVEMBER 10 - DECEMBER 31   From the playwright who brought you Miracle on Christmas Lake and A...

Cost: $23 - $28

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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Lennie and George are scraping to buy a home of their own. When Lennie stirs up trouble, George must choose between protecting his friend or staying the course towards the American dream. This new...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The acclaimed Imani Winds has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world.  Dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, adventurous collaborations, and inspirational...

Cost: $20, includes post concert reception

Where:
University of St. Thomas
O'Shaughnessy Educational Center Auditorium
211
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: College of Arts and Sciences
Telephone: (651) 962-5851
Contact Name: Sarah Schmalenberger
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Mirroring the grotesque creature of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, scenes of gothic horror are cobbled together with Green T’s signature physical style.  An eerie parade of misshapen...

Cost: $12-22

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Rd
St. Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Green T Productions
Telephone: 715-246-3285
Contact Name: Kathy Welch
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Imagined Theatre presents the remounts of two award-winning, five-star dramas from the 2017 Minnesota Fringe Festival. Presented back-to-back: The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox by The Winding Sheet...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Sabes Theatre
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Imagined Theatre
Telephone: 612-987-5356
Contact Name: Phil Darg
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In this inventive adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel, Christopher Boone, a young man on the autism spectrum, sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog and sets...

Cost: Free, or $25 guaranteed admission

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Comedy, variety, music and talk show featuring the top acts in the Twin Cities.  The Saturday, November 18 show stars: contortionist Cheryl Birch (Fox 9), comedian Kjell Bjorgen (Comedy Central),...

Cost: 15

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: David Harris
Telephone: 612-281-5282
Contact Name: David Harris
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Bittercube and Can Can Wonderland present Cocktail Variety Show! Join us for our first ever Vaudeville Cocktail Theater Performance! We will be combining Can Can's Variety Show with five...

Cost: 25

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

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