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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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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

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Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
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Mall of America
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Bloomington, MN  55425
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

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Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Art Along the Lake: Spring Gallery Tour highlights a collaboration of the different art galleries throughout Cook County. Six galleries will host different events Thursday, May 24 -Sunday, May...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais Arts Colony
120 3rd Ave. W.
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2737
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
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"THE FARM" in Lakeville, MN Sat May 26th, 12-6. And Open every Saturday and Sunday.  Hands-on, kid and family friendly petting farm! Deer, goats, sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows, and more! ...

Cost: 10.00

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10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Harbor Park
114 S 8th Ave W
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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On Sunday, May 27, Surly Brewing Co. will celebrate the start of Minnesota summer with Slay Day 2018 and the launch of HeatSlayer, a German-inspired Kolsch. This party will include all the summer...

Cost: $30

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Surly Brewing Co.
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: (763) 999-4040
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

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SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Cost: $35 for a team of 2-4 people

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Landmark Plaza
379 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Cost: $15-$35

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Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Cost: $22.00

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The Cowles Center
528 Henepin Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

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Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

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google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Telephone: 612-203-9502
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
St Paul's ELCA of Minneapolis
2742 15th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
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WORLD PREMIERE OF BECK LEE’S DARK COMEDY “SUBPRIME” DEBUTS AT MIXED BLOOD IN MAY ​CAST AND DESIGN TEAM FEATURES POPULAR TWIN CITIES ARTISTS.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 4.            ...

Cost: $25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: VimLab PR
Telephone: 161-222-98522
Contact Name: Natalie Auger
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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The folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan was born in Duluth, MN nearly 77 years ago -- and now, every year, the entire city celebrates his music and success with local...

Cost: Free, some events require a purchased ticket

Where:
Downtown Duluth and select locations in
Duluth, MN


Sponsor: Duluth Dylan Fest Committee
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
Website »

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second 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
Website »

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May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Website »

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Get ready to celebrate Memorial Day by soaring over some of the USA's most breathtaking and spectacular landscapes and city skylines. FlyOver America is offering FREE admission to all military...

Cost: Free for Military

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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What in the world is Can Can Wonderland? It’s a whimsical wonderland of entertaining entertainment perfectly located between Minneapolis and Saint Paul — because we can never play favorites....

Cost: 2

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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Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Join Mizna and Moon Palace Books for an evening reading with authorJennifer Zeynab Joukhadar.Where: Moon Palace BooksWhen: May 28, 2018 - 6 PMThe Map of Salt and Stars is out NOW! You can...

Cost: Free

Where:
Moon Palace Books
3032 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: 612-788-6920
Contact Name: Lamia Abukhadra
Website »

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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Website »

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May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: google class
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Website »

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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
Website »

More information

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

More information

Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
View map »


Sponsor: google class
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

More information

Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

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Join Milkweed Editions to celebrate the launch of Elizabeth Rush’s book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a work of lyrical reportage about sea level rise, vulnerable communities,...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Able Seedhouse + Brewery
1121 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions
Contact Name: Joanna Demkiewicz
Website »

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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

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

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Minneapolis and representatives from Tours, France, a Minneapolis Sister City, are proud to present “The Americans in Tours: 1917-1919.” Thousands of Americans, including Minnesotans, were...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hennepin County Government Center
Hennepin Gallery A-level
300 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN   55487
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Sister Cities / Meet Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-767-8118
Contact Name: Kim Insley
Website »

More information

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: (651) 223-6114
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

More information

Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

More information

Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in May, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.  Glensheen is one of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55805
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
Website »

More information

May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
View map »


Sponsor: google class
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

More information

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Minnesota-based Atlas Foundation Company will hold its 2018 Chance® Helical Pier Foundation Systems And Anchoring Seminar on 5/31/18 at its location in Osseo, Minnesota. The event will cover...

Cost: n/a

Where:
Atlas Foundation Company
11730 Brockton Lane North
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Atlas Foundation Company
Telephone: 763.428.2261
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Website »

More information

May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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¡Adelante Esperanza! celebrates Casa de Esperanza’s 35 years of work to create social change, inspired and led by Latin@s of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Recipients will range from...

Cost: $135

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Casa de Esperanza
Telephone: 651-646-5553 x314
Contact Name: Kathryn Ross
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May 24th online family recreation class 1. Build Up Rather Than Tear Down 2. Engage in the Best Recreation 3.Balance Is Crucial 4. Time Together 5. Ideas for family recreation 6. Wholesome...

Cost: Adults $10.00 $2.00 for Children $25.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: google class
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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An opening reception for ‘Examination and Reflection’ will be held May 31 at 7 PM at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. The exhibit showcases the works of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen, husband...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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This has become one of our most popular events! Ten short plays from around the world are presented by some of your favorite LPT performers and directors. It’s short attention span theater at its...

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

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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The Altered Esthetics Film Festival presents its 5th season at Strike Theater, May 31st - June 2nd  with screenings, performances, and discussions. Each year a theme is selected based upon trends...

Cost: $5 - $20

Where:
Strike Theater
824 18th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Altered Esthetics
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Blind Spot is a musical investigation of humanity's voluntary blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history. Vanguard composer/pianist Vijay Iyer joins writer and photographer...

Cost: $30; $24 for members

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Walker Art Center & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series
Telephone: 612.375.7600
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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WHAT:                                 Public Policy Forum: Session Wrap-up WHO:                                   Minneapolis...

Cost: members ($35) and non-members ($50).

Where:
Hyatt Regency Bloomington - Minneapolis
3200 E 81st St
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 612-370-9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Come browse over 200 different plant species for your garden. Perennials - Natives - Rain garden - Butterfly - Annuals - Veggies 4" and 1 gallon pots starting as low as $1 with some priced even...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dharma field Zen Center
3118 West 49th St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Come browse over 200 different plant species for your garden. Perennials - Natives - Rain garden - Butterfly - Annuals - Veggies   4" and 1 gallon pots starting as low as $1 with some even less...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dharma Field
3118 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Dharma Field
Contact Name: Linda Stirzl
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Since its start in 1966, the Edina Art Fair has since grown to feature over 300 artists from around the world and is rated as one of the top 50 art festivals in the nation.  The 2018 Edina Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
50th & France Ave
Edina, MN  55424


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Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second 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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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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The Fresh Art Spring Tour is a self-guided journey to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valleys.  Enjoy the season’s roadside wild flowers and breathtaking...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Pepin Area SW Wisconsin
Stockholm, WI


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Jewelry designer George Sawyer is retiring!  All jewelry drastically reduced! Award winning designs in mokume gane are George's trademark. Mokume gane is an ancient Japanese technique.  This...

Cost: 0

Where:
Casket Arts Building
681 17th Ave NE
Studio 125
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: George Sawyer Designs
Telephone: 612-375-1799
Contact Name: Mona

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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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PIM Arts High School invites the school’s friends, families, and the greater community to come to the campus for a fun-filled afternoon of games, food, and festivities. Dubbed, PIM-FEST, the June...

Cost: Free

Where:
Performing Institute of Minnesota
7255 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Performing Institute of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-224-1345
Contact Name: Robert Thompson
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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It’s exactly as it sounds! Come have a beer and chat with our brewers as we show you around our facility. The tour is whatever we make it — if you want to talk about beer, dogs, the process...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Friday, June 1, 2018: Hrag Vartanian, critic, curator, editor and co founder of Hyperallergic, in conversation with Erik Benson and Julie Buffalohead The discussion series is held at the...

Cost: Free but Tickets Required

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the focus of this festival. Participation in the...

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
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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The American Swedish Institute’s signature museum party is back! Cocktails at the Castle – Fantastical Worlds will take over the Turnblad Mansion and outdoor courtyard on Friday, June 1, with a...

Cost: $17 ASI members / $20 general public

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Telephone: 612-871-4907
Contact Name: Emily
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The Altered Esthetics Film Festival presents its 5th season at Strike Theater, May 31st - June 2nd  with screenings, performances, and discussions. Each year a theme is selected based upon trends...

Cost: $5 - $20

Where:
Strike Theater
824 18th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Altered Esthetics
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The seven Princess Musicals were written and produced between 1915 and 1918 specifically for the Princess Theater in New York City.  The Princess was a small theatre, requiring simpler, more...

Cost: 16.00 - 39.00

Where:
Mojo Coffee Gallery
2205 California Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Telephone: 714-342-0539
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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This has become one of our most popular events! Ten short plays from around the world are presented by some of your favorite LPT performers and directors. It’s short attention span theater at its...

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

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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If you've ever had Fleetwood Mac's Rumours on replay, check out vocal group Cantus as they cover the entire album (side one and two) plus a few more favorites from other musical...

Cost: $27-37

Where:
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
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Apples In Winter by Jennifer Fawcett, directed by Shalee Coleman   Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime. Robert was caught, tried, and convicted of...

Cost: 5

Where:
St Peder's Church
, MN

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Blind Spot is a musical investigation of humanity's voluntary blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history. Vanguard composer/pianist Vijay Iyer joins writer and photographer...

Cost: $30; $24 for members

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Walker Art Center & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series
Telephone: 612.375.7600
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The Ordway Center for Performing Arts is hosting its 18th annual Flint Hills Family Festival! Dozens of family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon artists, henna...

Cost: Free, $8 for indoor performance

Where:
Ordway Center for Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Ordway Center for Performing Artists
Telephone: 651-224-4222
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join us Saturday, June 2nd for Bike to Build MN, a one-day ride geared to support Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota and its affiliates. There are three route options to choose from (15, 30, or...

Cost: $50, plus fundraising

Where:
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Rd
Mahtomedi, MN  55115
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Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-239-2852
Contact Name: Michelle Turner
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Come browse over 200 different plant species for your garden. Perennials - Natives - Rain garden - Butterfly - Annuals - Veggies   4" and 1 gallon pots starting as low as $1 with some even less...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dharma Field
3118 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Dharma Field
Contact Name: Linda Stirzl
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Come browse over 200 different plant species for your garden. Perennials - Natives - Rain garden - Butterfly - Annuals - Veggies 4" and 1 gallon pots starting as low as $1 with some priced even...

Cost: Free

Where:
Dharma field Zen Center
3118 West 49th St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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14th annual RIDE FOR WISHES (Chucks Ride) FOR THE MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION June 2nd, 2017 Where: Ride Leaves Fury MC and ends at VFW South St Paul740 N Concord South St Paul, MN 55075 when:...

Cost: 10.00 adults under 6 free

Where:
Fury Motorcycle
740 Concord St. North
South Saint Paul, MN  55075
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Registration is required:https://www.greatrivergreening.org/events/tree-planting-in-treasured-city-park/ Crosby Farm Regional Park is the largest natural park in Saint Paul with 736 acres of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Crosby Farm Regional Park
2595 Crosby Farm Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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Help kick off the 2018 Great Cycle Challenge USA with a group ride in Plymouth on Saturday, June 2. Benefitting Minneapolis-based Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF), the day will include a...

Cost: Free - fundraiser

Where:
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
12235 Old Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Great Cycle Challenge USA
Telephone: 952-893-9355
Contact Name: Children's Cancer Research Fund
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It has been said that when it comes to personal selling 20% of your success is based on what you know and 80% is based on what you do. This workshop focuses on specific actions you can implement...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Northwestern Health Sciences University
2501 W. 84th Street, Room L1
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: SCORE Minneapolis
Telephone: 952-938-4570
Contact Name: SCORE Minneapolis
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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The Minneapolis/St. Paul Mini Maker Faire is hosted by Leonardo’s Basement which provides creative learning environments for kids of all ages to design and build from their imagination. Since...

Cost: $10

Where:
pin Minnesota State Fairgrounds Grandstand
1265 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Kick off Spring Time and prep your garden at the Wedge's annual Plant Sale. Stop into our Lydnale South Parking lot green house for the cities best selection of plants from some of Minnesota's...

Cost: Free (plant prices vary)

Where:
Wedge Community Co-op
2105 Lyndale Ave So.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second 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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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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The Fresh Art Spring Tour is a self-guided journey to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valleys.  Enjoy the season’s roadside wild flowers and breathtaking...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Pepin Area SW Wisconsin
Stockholm, WI


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The 49th annual St. Anthony Park Arts Festival is a free one day celebration of fine arts and community, to be held on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10 am to 5 pm at the intersection of Como and Carter...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como and Carter Avenues
2245 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55108-1709
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Sponsor: St. Anthony Park Branch Library Association
Telephone: 612-564-2787
Contact Name: Patty Stolpman
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Since its start in 1966, the Edina Art Fair has since grown to feature over 300 artists from around the world and is rated as one of the top 50 art festivals in the nation.  The 2018 Edina Art...

Cost: Free

Where:
50th & France Ave
Edina, MN  55424


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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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May is the month to soak in ceramics in this region, and these three Midwestern artists represent a range of experience, technique, and firing methods. Denecke brings Japanese tradition and a...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join us for a free, family festival celebrating our clean lakes with fun outdoor activities and hands-on learning about local watershed topics. On the water:  Join the Water Parade at 11 a.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Phalen Regional Park
1600 Phalen Drive
Saint Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
Telephone: 651.647.6816
Contact Name: Debbie Meister
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Enjoy a Saturday brunch on June 2 from 11 am-2 pm​​ at the exclusive Brick x Mortar social club listening to the sounds of local band Tambuca, all while supporting the Food Shelf @ HCMC. ...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Brick X Mortar
314 North First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Hennepin Health Foundation
Telephone: 612-872-9250
Contact Name: Amy Carlson
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  We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at 10k Brewery on Saturday, June 2nd  @ 11AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery in north...

Cost: $30

Where:
10k Brewery
2005 2nd Ave
Anoka, MN  55303
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the focus of this festival. Participation in the...

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
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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If you've ever had Fleetwood Mac's Rumours on replay, check out vocal group Cantus as they cover the entire album (side one and two) plus a few more favorites from other musical...

Cost: $27-37

Where:
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN
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The Altered Esthetics Film Festival presents its 5th season at Strike Theater, May 31st - June 2nd  with screenings, performances, and discussions. Each year a theme is selected based upon trends...

Cost: $5 - $20

Where:
Strike Theater
824 18th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Altered Esthetics
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A tale, told with music and humor, of a poor woman who receives a bag of gold from the gods and is torn in two as she tries to help all her struggling friends but take care of herself at the same...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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This has become one of our most popular events! Ten short plays from around the world are presented by some of your favorite LPT performers and directors. It’s short attention span theater at its...

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

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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Apples In Winter by Jennifer Fawcett, directed by Shalee Coleman   Twenty-two years ago, Miriam’s son, Robert, committed a horrible crime. Robert was caught, tried, and convicted of...

Cost: 5

Where:
St Peder's Church
, MN

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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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The Ordway Center for Performing Arts is hosting its 18th annual Flint Hills Family Festival! Dozens of family-friendly activities such as face painting, balloon artists, henna...

Cost: Free, $8 for indoor performance

Where:
Ordway Center for Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Ordway Center for Performing Artists
Telephone: 651-224-4222
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Frank Loesser's celebrated musical comedy about rolling the dice and falling in love under the bright lights of Broadway is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Set in a...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55317
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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