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Love and War


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Joe Ciardiello

 

In the spring of 1995, my nighttime sexual fantasy involved a faceless man who nodded a lot. In my dreams, we were at a restaurant with green velvet tablecloths and a candle in a low dish in the center of each table. The faceless man would reach across the table and cover my hand with his, and we would talk and talk. Later, we would take our clothes off.

I was 16 years old, and more than anything in the world, I wanted to be in love. I thought I was a pretty good catch. I played varsity soccer, had decent-sized breasts, and knew how to make people laugh. In the back of my yearbook each spring, the popular kids would write things like, 'Call me this summer! We should hang out!', but my phone never rang. My desperation was palpable. And desperation is never sexy.

Over the course of the three years leading up to this spring, my family participated in a journalist exchange program. When journalists from all over the world came to Minneapolis to meet one another, tour the United States, and make writerly connections, each one was assigned a host family. The host family’s responsibility was to introduce the journalist to American customs and foods, to make him or her feel at home, and to facilitate an obligatory pilgrimage to the Mall of America.

Our first guest was from Algeria. He insisted that we take his picture constantly, often while he completed mundane household tasks. His English was spotty, so he would simply hold up an invisible camera and press down the invisible shutter button with his index finger. We took pictures of him eating dinner, washing dishes, watching TV, and even unloading his toiletries onto the top of the small dresser in his room.

Our most recent journalist, Gordana, was from Bosnia. At the time, I was only vaguely aware of the ethnic war that had been raging in her country for the past three years, so I was shocked by the images Gordana unspooled over dinner: the bombed-out shell of her former newspaper office, the macaroni on which her family was currently subsisting, the slain body of her son’s best friend. Would we, could we ever, consider letting Boris, her 16-year-old, come and stay with us for a year? The answer was an unequivocal yes.

Before he arrived, I spent a considerable amount of time thinking about how my romance with Boris would unfold. I had read a lot of holocaust fiction, had wept as I read and then reread, had wished I could offer these victims respite in my house. This was my chance.

Boris, I was sure, would be somber. He would possess wisdom earned through hardship that the boys in my high school severely lacked. He would be well-read, of course. Wire-rimmed glasses, I thought. An angular face. Strong hands with nails bitten to the quick with worry.

Perhaps I am not giving my young self enough credit. It’s not that I was stupid—I wasn’t. But I was a romantic desperate for romance, and I was an intelligent almost-woman with immature social skills. I thought the right person could unlock a new me.

Boris arrived on a night in late September. When he stepped off the plane, he was wearing jeans that were too tight (by the day’s American standards of cool), a threadbare T-shirt, and a jean jacket. His hair was pulled back into a ponytail. I was correct about the wire-rimmed glasses, but I hadn’t imagined they would sit squarely in the middle of a face fresh with teenage acne. A face that would not stop talking for the next nine months.

Boris and I saw eye-to-eye on exactly nothing. I liked the Steve Miller Band, the Eagles, and Blues Traveler. He worshiped at the altar of Guns N’ Roses. Boris could play half of one song on the piano, and he was dedicated to teaching himself the rest. Every day after school, he would pound “Moonlight Sonata” (or rather, the bastard cousin of “Moonlight Sonata”) out of our ill-tuned piano. Asking Boris to stop did no good; he simply played more loudly.

It didn’t take me long to hate Boris. I hated his tight jeans. I hated his taste in music. I hated his desire to argue with every opinion I set forth. I hated that, when I went to shower in the morning, I found his long, dark hairs wrapped around the bar of soap. Boris barged into my room without knocking. Once he caught me half naked. I still remember looking down at my bare skin, at the JCPenney bra that covered my breasts in fuchsia flowers and lace. I was mortified. When I told my mother, she seemed unperturbed. Knock next time, Boris. Please? Then she went back to grating cheese.

The year passed in a slow simmer of exceptional angst and unexceptional routine. My mother carefully documented many of the highlights in our family photo album: Boris and I dressed for the Halloween dance (as Dracula and Sexy Cave Woman, respectively), Boris and my brother wrestling on the rug, Boris’ formal introduction to Santa Claus, and Boris sporting a sombrero on a family trip to California. At some point during that trip, Boris swam out beyond the breakers and almost died. My stepfather almost died saving him.

Eventually, the Minnesota days grew warmer. At school, the teachers opened the windows to let in the spring air and the students collectively stopped thinking. One morning, in the midst of a lecture on imaginary numbers, a paper slid out of my trigonometry textbook and onto the table in front of me. It was a simple, 8½ by 11 sheet, folded neatly in half. I opened the paper and there, neatly typed, was a poem. To me. A love poem. And it was beautiful.

Rarely in my youth did a romantic gesture surprise me. I spent so much time envisioning all possible romantic scenarios in my head that by the time something actually happened—a first kiss, a slow dance, a hand groping my thigh in a darkened theater—I had already rehearsed the moment so many times in my head that the real thing wasn’t startling or even all that interesting. But I had never, in my wildest dreams, imagined a poem falling out of my trigonometry textbook in the middle of class for all to see. The poem was signed, simply, “B.”

It is wildly obvious to me now, when my 35-year-old self looks through the eyes of my 16-year-old self, who that poem was from. But I tell you, honestly, my 16-year-old self had no idea. My friends and I contemplated it at lunch. During English class. On the way home in Katie’s mom’s minivan. My mom and I discussed the mystery writer while she stirred onions and green peppers in a skillet on the stove. From time to time, she would wipe her hands on a dishrag and say Read that line again, as though clean hands would help her better absorb the mysterious poetry.

Two weeks went by. The enigmatic suitor did not reveal himself. Nor did he send another poem. Until one spring day in late May, 10 days before he was scheduled to exit my life forever, Boris casually announced to me that he had, in fact, written the poem.

"No you didn’t," I said.

"Yes, I did," he said. "I love you."

Bile rose up the back of my throat. There was a water wheel inside my stomach, the paddles lifting bits of recognition up and plunging them back into the abyss.

"You don’t love me," I said.

"Yes, I do."

Here was another clear point of disagreement between Boris and myself.

"You don’t even know me," I said. "And you hate me," I reminded him.

"I do know you," he replied. "I’ve been living with you for a year. I don’t hate you. I’m in love with you."

The conversation was vaguely familiar to me. I had seen similar ones in the teen movies I liked to watch. At this point, I was supposed to realize that I was in love with him, too. Then we would lose our virginity together on a camping trip or in a friend’s boathouse. But I didn’t love him. And I felt disgusted by the prospect of Boris loving me.

For the next 10 days, I avoided him. When we were in a room together, I felt nauseated. Around this time, my mother had a biking accident and requested to stay in the hospital with her morphine drip a few days longer than necessary. Though they had been trying to hide it for months, it turned out that my parents didn’t tolerate Boris much better than I did. They’d replaced the window in his bedroom after he broke it with too much headbanging, scolded Boris for repeatedly falling asleep with his
pillows pressed against the space heater, and turned the water off when, after an hour, he refused to get out of the shower. Nearly 20 years later, our disdain sounds petty, as though we weren’t giving Boris a chance. Believe me: As liberal, white, privileged people, all of us wanted to somehow heal whatever wounds he carried with him. But I think we expected the war to surface in Boris as grief or sadness, a sort of tremulous melancholy, not as a replication of the dissonance and violence he’d experienced, sieved through an intelligent mind and hormonal body. On the other hand, it’s also possible that Boris’ behavior was simply the normal “acting out” of a 16-year-old pulled from his country and plopped in the middle of a family of equally obnoxious, odd, and troubling personalities.

Either way, this experience was one of my first (and most painful) of the abstract made real. War and Love, two words that had pulled at my heartstrings in sad, exciting, melodramatic ways, had been married and made flesh within my house. The result made me sick to my stomach.

I don’t remember Boris’ departure. The image I carry with me is a different one.

The high-school gymnasium is dark. Orange and black crepe paper flutters from the doorways, and TLC’s “Creep” blasts from the speakers. I am trying to dance in such a way that my breasts protrude, my black leotard doesn’t ride up my butt, and the chicken bone in my ponytail maintains the correct jaunty angle. Boris stands near the doorway, shifting his weight side-to-side, shoulders stooped a little under the weight of the Dracula cloak. And I am deeply ashamed. Not, as I should be, for letting him dance alone in the dim gymnasium. I am ashamed because I think the popular kids, the ones with whom I so desperately want to be affiliated, might look at him and see the taut, shimmering thread that connects us. I think they might look at him and see me instead.

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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

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More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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KIDS ART CAMP - Ages 6-14 - One Week Session Date/Time: Mon, 7/25/2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Artful Indulgence - 13999 60th Street N, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082 Price Per...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Paint Sip Nosh
13999 60th St N
Stillwater , MN  55082
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Sponsor: Artful Indulgence
Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
Website »

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“Dance with American Girl Dolls” Ballet Camp June 13-16 Bring your favorite American Girl Doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for doll-loving girls! Camp...

Cost: $120.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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One of the most iconic bombers of WWII, the B-17 Flying Fortress, will be on public exhibition at the Premier Jet Center ramp located at Flying Cloud Airport. The visiting B-17 Flying Fortress...

Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Where:
Flying Cloud Airport
14801 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
View map »


Sponsor: Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona
Telephone: 602-448-9415
Contact Name: Ride Coordinator
Website »

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Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Each Class will be a different topic and art piece.   Your child will be educated on Art in a FUN hands on experience. They will Learn while Creating pieces of Art they will be proud of.  ...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Stillwater, MN
13999 60th St N
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
Website »

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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

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Our Improv Camps are perfect for introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between. Students will learn how to work with their scene partners, play with confidence, and listen. Each camp concludes...

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

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Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The Brave New Workshop Student Union's Advanced Teen Improv Camp is perfect for the student that is looking to go deeper into improv and learn some new tips and tricks for creating better scenes....

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
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Join us as we unveil and celebrate the 2016 Ivey Awards creative. Be the first to hear who will be hosting and entertaining us at this year's show on September 19!Complimentary appetizers and...

Cost: Free

Where:
martinpatrick3
212 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Ivey Awards

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Cruise into the sunset on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka while enjoying a full dinner buffet.   Fajita Bar Includes: Tri-Color trip chips with salsa Fiesta Salad Grilled Flank Steak...

Cost: Adults: $35.95 Children (Ages 3-9): $20.95 Infants: FREE

Where:
Port of Excelsior
2 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: BayView Event Center
Telephone: 952-767-3101
Contact Name: Lexi Zawatzke
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The Rochester Honkers enter their 23rd season as a member of the Northwoods League, the country’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Every summer, top collegiate players move to Rochester...

Cost: $8-30

Where:
Mayo Field
403 E. Center Street
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Honkers Baseball
Telephone: 507-289-1170
Website »

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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

More information

Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

More information

More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

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KIDS ART CAMP - Ages 6-14 - One Week Session Date/Time: Mon, 7/25/2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Artful Indulgence - 13999 60th Street N, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082 Price Per...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Paint Sip Nosh
13999 60th St N
Stillwater , MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Artful Indulgence
Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
Website »

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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »

More information

“Dance with American Girl Dolls” Ballet Camp June 13-16 Bring your favorite American Girl Doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for doll-loving girls! Camp...

Cost: $120.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
Website »

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One of the most iconic bombers of WWII, the B-17 Flying Fortress, will be on public exhibition at the Premier Jet Center ramp located at Flying Cloud Airport. The visiting B-17 Flying Fortress...

Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Where:
Flying Cloud Airport
14801 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
View map »


Sponsor: Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona
Telephone: 602-448-9415
Contact Name: Ride Coordinator
Website »

More information

Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

More information

Each Class will be a different topic and art piece.   Your child will be educated on Art in a FUN hands on experience. They will Learn while Creating pieces of Art they will be proud of.  ...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Stillwater, MN
13999 60th St N
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
Website »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

More information

FlyOver America – a new attraction at the Mall of America – is a can’t miss experience for individuals of all ages. During the Ultimate Flying Ride, visitors will experience a breathtaking...

Cost: $16.95 (13+), $12.95 (up to 12 years old)

Where:
FlyOver America - Nickelodeon Universe
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 612-342-9652
Contact Name: Cristin Kieser

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Our Improv Camps are perfect for introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between. Students will learn how to work with their scene partners, play with confidence, and listen. Each camp concludes...

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

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


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

The Brave New Workshop Student Union's Advanced Teen Improv Camp is perfect for the student that is looking to go deeper into improv and learn some new tips and tricks for creating better scenes....

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »

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

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

More information

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
Website »

More information

The Rochester Honkers enter their 23rd season as a member of the Northwoods League, the country’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Every summer, top collegiate players move to Rochester...

Cost: $8-30

Where:
Mayo Field
403 E. Center Street
Rochester, MN  55904
View map »


Sponsor: Rochester Honkers Baseball
Telephone: 507-289-1170
Website »

More information

Sign up to get your play on during our summer season! This 4 week play group is available to those who are taking Everyday 1 and 2 currently (during May-July)! This is a great chance to keep...

Cost: $105 until 7/6/16 and then $125 after

Where:
Brave New Workshop's Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

More information

Sign up to get your play on during our summer season! This 4 week play group is available to those who are taking Everyday 3 currently (during May-July)) and up! That means this class is also...

Cost: $105 until 7/6/16 and then $125 after

Where:
Brave New Workshop's Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

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CONCERTS ON THE PIER | Charlie ParrJoin us for an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!GATES 6 | MUSIC 7 | FREE | ALL AGESLOCAL BREWS & BEVS | FOOD...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
Contact Name: Glensheen Staff
Website »

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This is a class that is designated for people who've never tried Improv before and are looking for a taste of the basics! This is a 4 week class from 7/20/16-8/10/16 which will focus on getting...

Cost: $125 until 7/6/16 and then $150 after

Where:
Brave New Workshop's Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

More information

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

More information

BOYS NOIZE / MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS / SLOSLYLOVE CURATED BY TOTALLY GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT  

Cost: $3 with RSVP

Where:
ICEHOUSE MPLS
2528 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

More information

More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

KIDS ART CAMP - Ages 6-14 - One Week Session Date/Time: Mon, 7/25/2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Artful Indulgence - 13999 60th Street N, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082 Price Per...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Paint Sip Nosh
13999 60th St N
Stillwater , MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Artful Indulgence
Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
Website »

More information

Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »

More information

“Dance with American Girl Dolls” Ballet Camp June 13-16 Bring your favorite American Girl Doll (or another favorite doll) and enjoy a summer camp that is perfect for doll-loving girls! Camp...

Cost: $120.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

One of the most iconic bombers of WWII, the B-17 Flying Fortress, will be on public exhibition at the Premier Jet Center ramp located at Flying Cloud Airport. The visiting B-17 Flying Fortress...

Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Where:
Flying Cloud Airport
14801 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
View map »


Sponsor: Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona
Telephone: 602-448-9415
Contact Name: Ride Coordinator
Website »

More information

Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Each Class will be a different topic and art piece.   Your child will be educated on Art in a FUN hands on experience. They will Learn while Creating pieces of Art they will be proud of.  ...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Stillwater, MN
13999 60th St N
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
Website »

More information

Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

More information

Our Improv Camps are perfect for introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between. Students will learn how to work with their scene partners, play with confidence, and listen. Each camp concludes...

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

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


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The Brave New Workshop Student Union's Advanced Teen Improv Camp is perfect for the student that is looking to go deeper into improv and learn some new tips and tricks for creating better scenes....

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 28-30 2016. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 28th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis
Penn ave to Mississippi river
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by Minnesota artists Ute Bertog and Betsy Ruth Byers. In Still the night Bertog continues to explore language and communication through...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
Website »

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Artists: We’ll be taking sign-ups via e-mail for our Thursday open mic night. In order to sign-up please emaillivewhollytour@fasthorseinc.com to participate for the evening. You will receive...

Cost: Free

Where:
Riverview Cafe
3745 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Wholly Guacamole
Telephone: 218-370-0937
Contact Name: Christian

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The Rochester Honkers enter their 23rd season as a member of the Northwoods League, the country’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Every summer, top collegiate players move to Rochester...

Cost: $8-30

Where:
Mayo Field
403 E. Center Street
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Honkers Baseball
Telephone: 507-289-1170
Website »

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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

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


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

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A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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BOYS NOIZE / MARIJUANA DEATHSQUADS / SLOSLYLOVE CURATED BY TOTALLY GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT  

Cost: $3 with RSVP

Where:
ICEHOUSE MPLS
2528 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
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Where:
Minneapolis Event Centers
, MN

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More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
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KIDS ART CAMP - Ages 6-14 - One Week Session Date/Time: Mon, 7/25/2016, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Location: Artful Indulgence - 13999 60th Street N, Stillwater, Minnesota 55082 Price Per...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Paint Sip Nosh
13999 60th St N
Stillwater , MN  55082
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Sponsor: Artful Indulgence
Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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One of the most iconic bombers of WWII, the B-17 Flying Fortress, will be on public exhibition at the Premier Jet Center ramp located at Flying Cloud Airport. The visiting B-17 Flying Fortress...

Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Where:
Flying Cloud Airport
14801 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
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Sponsor: Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona
Telephone: 602-448-9415
Contact Name: Ride Coordinator
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Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Each Class will be a different topic and art piece.   Your child will be educated on Art in a FUN hands on experience. They will Learn while Creating pieces of Art they will be proud of.  ...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Stillwater, MN
13999 60th St N
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

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


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

More information

Our Improv Camps are perfect for introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between. Students will learn how to work with their scene partners, play with confidence, and listen. Each camp concludes...

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

The Brave New Workshop Student Union's Advanced Teen Improv Camp is perfect for the student that is looking to go deeper into improv and learn some new tips and tricks for creating better scenes....

Cost: $195 until 1 month before camp cost and then $220 after.

Where:
Brave New Workshop Student Union
727 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-377-2582
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »

More information

FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 28-30 2016. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 28th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis
Penn ave to Mississippi river
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »

More information

Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

More information

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
Website »

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The Rochester Civic Theatre is delighted to announce the return of its Summer @ The Civic Patio Concert Series.  On select Friday nights in June and July, enjoy free live music and fresh food...

Cost: Free, food and drink available for purchase

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Paint Your Pet (LIMITED SPACE!!) Send your pet's photo 3 days in advance! with Rhonda Date/Time: Fri, 7/29/2016, 6:30 - 9:00 PM Location: Artful Indulgence - 13999 60th Street N,...

Cost: 50.00

Where:
Paint Sip Nosh
13999 60th St N
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Paint Sip Nosh
Telephone: 651-998-9844
Contact Name: Stephanie Weber
Website »

More information

Artists: We’ll be taking sign-ups via e-mail for our Thursday open mic night. In order to sign-up please emaillivewhollytour@fasthorseinc.com to participate for the evening. You will receive...

Cost: Free

Where:
Riverview Cafe
3745 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Wholly Guacamole
Telephone: 218-370-0937
Contact Name: Christian

More information

The Rochester Honkers enter their 23rd season as a member of the Northwoods League, the country’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Every summer, top collegiate players move to Rochester...

Cost: $8-30

Where:
Mayo Field
403 E. Center Street
Rochester, MN  55904
View map »


Sponsor: Rochester Honkers Baseball
Telephone: 507-289-1170
Website »

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Summer Youth Players The Trials of Robin Hood July 22-31 Tickets on sale soon! Robin Hood: hero, slave to love, or bumbling buffoon?  You decide! In The Trials of Robin Hood, Maid Marian,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
Website »

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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

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


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

More information

The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

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

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

More information

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

More information

Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
Website »

More information

More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »

More information

One of the most iconic bombers of WWII, the B-17 Flying Fortress, will be on public exhibition at the Premier Jet Center ramp located at Flying Cloud Airport. The visiting B-17 Flying Fortress...

Cost: Suggested $5 donation

Where:
Flying Cloud Airport
14801 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
View map »


Sponsor: Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona
Telephone: 602-448-9415
Contact Name: Ride Coordinator
Website »

More information

Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

More information

Jeff Oestreich, Jo Severson, and Zac Spates will be NCC's featured artists for July.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

  Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

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


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

More information

Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Simon Says Give®, a 501(c)3 founded by an Eagan girl is conducting a back-to-school backpack drive named “High Five for Supplies.” With the help of local businesses and children, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
All MN TCF Bank locations
, MN


Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
Website »

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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 28-30 2016. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 28th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis
Penn ave to Mississippi river
Minneapolis, MN  55411
View map »

More information

Hot Metal Mold-Making Workshops July 30 & 31 and August 3, 4, & 6, 1pm-4pm Learn about the process of metal casting by making your own iron relief sculpture! Each summer, Iron Artists from...

Cost: $30/small $45/medium $75/large

Where:
Franconia Scupture Park
29836 St Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

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The documentary film (Blockade) is about the inspiring story of how a group of people in Delaware Valley area (Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Washington DC), irrespective of their nationality or...

Cost: $10

Where:
University of Minnesota - Coffman Memorial Union
Coffman Memorial Union - 300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Bangladesh Students Association (BDSA) of University of Minnesota
Telephone: 763-232-2026
Contact Name: Golam Sayeed
Website »

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Where's Waldo in South Minneapolis? At Parkway Pizza, of course! This July, the famous book character will be visiting twenty-five local businesses throughout south Minneapolis, and Parkway Pizza...

Cost: Free

Where:
Parkway Pizza
4359 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Moon Palace Books
Website »

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This exclusive event featuring local winemaker, Negret Wine Co., will benefit Worldwide Fistula Fund, a nonprofit that heals and empowers women and girls with devastating childbirth injuries in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bluff Stone Vineyard
30409 670th St.
Lake City, MN  55041
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Telephone: 847-264-5946
Contact Name: Casey
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NorthGate Brewing will be hosting an HP-themed taproom party on July 30th, 2016 to coincide with the theatrical release of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. Activities will include a Quidditch Beer...

Cost: N/A

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
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See Goo Goo Dolls with special guests Collective Soul and Tribe Society under the stars on the KS95 Stage at the Mystic Amphitheater! Goo Goo Dolls have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and...

Cost: $29, $39, $55 and $65

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: KS95
Telephone: 952-403-5555
Website »

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Summer Youth Players The Trials of Robin Hood July 22-31 Tickets on sale soon! Robin Hood: hero, slave to love, or bumbling buffoon?  You decide! In The Trials of Robin Hood, Maid Marian,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
Website »

More information

The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

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

More information

Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

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


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

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


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

More information

A new play by Philip Dawkins Directed by Jeremy B. Cohen Featuring Patrick Bailey, Nathan Barlow, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Kasey Mahaffy, and Michael Wieser Marriage equality finally reaches...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Marah in the Mainsail is performing an acoustic set at Aster Cafe with Clocks & Clouds! Clocks & Clouds is a Minneapolis-based instrumental trio formed in 2010. Consisting of Stephanie Shogren...

Cost: $7

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Associations North 60th Anniversary Celebration Thursday, August 4, 2016, 6:30 - 11 p.m. Aria, 105 No. First Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401 This is a celebration of 60 years of service to...

Cost: $0

Where:
Aria
105 N. First Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Associations North (formerly MSAE)
Telephone: 651-647-6388
Contact Name: Angela Kisskeys
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More than 70 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s The Lion King, and now you can, too, when Minneapolis’ best-loved musical returns to the Orpheum...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
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