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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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501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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T.S. Elliott says, "Home is where one starts from." Tonight will be a celebration of who ESTHER Homes - a Twin Cities project to support single mothers and children in crisis! We...

Cost: $20/single $30/couple

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Whether you're a beginner or advanced archer, join the experts from A-1 Archery to advance your skills. New comers will learn archery basics, safety, and technique; participants with existing...

Cost: $39/person for all three lessons $15/person for a drop-in lesson

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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Dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancers, the 17th Annual Rein in Sarcoma “Party in the Park,” is an event for all ages and for the entire community. You do not need to be personally...

Cost: 15-30

Where:
Como Park
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
Telephone: 608-575-3620
Contact Name: Chelsey Olafson
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The Upsala Upstage Players community theatre group are proud to present the underwater adventure of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and...

Cost: $10 adults and $8 seniors/students

Where:
Upsala High School auditorium
415 Main St
Upsala, MN  56384
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Sponsor: Upsala Upstage Players
Telephone: 320-573-4965
Contact Name: Leonice
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Minnesota is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Between 2000 and 2015, opioid overdoses killed 2,273 Minnesotans, and nationally, they have contributed to more than 200,000 deaths since 1999....

Cost: $10 for Citizens League Members

Where:
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 W 7th St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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 Adventure into art with free demonstrations and art making experiences this summer. Each week find yourself immersed in creativity! Get inspired and messy with us under the Duluth Depot canopy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Amy Varsek
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission...

Cost: $15 per person

Where:
Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Cir
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission to...

Cost: $15

Where:
Summit Brewery
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
Telephone: 612-229-8206
Contact Name: Elaine Tymchak
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Will You Run Out Of Money In Retirement? Would you like to know how to get the most from Social Security, including all the brand new benefits? Discover how to avoid running out of money during...

Cost: 0

Where:
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-657-1828
Contact Name: Jim Bear
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Grab your wine glass, put your feet in the sand and paint! Join The Tattooed Lady at the beautiful and scenic Ridgewood Bay Resort. Enjoy great drinks, scenery, food, music and art. All at once!...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Ridgewood Bay Resort
14255 288th Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN  55398
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Sponsor: The Tattooed Lady
Telephone: 763-200-1204
Contact Name: Sonia
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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

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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
Website »

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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Three of Minnesota's most successful Jazz musicians reunite to celebrate the glory days of Rio Nido, a beloved Minnesota native jazz trio that saw its peak of success between 1972 and 1986 before...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Treat yourself to WIN's first-ever field trip! Face your fears in a controlled and supervised setting at this aerial ropes challenge course. Afterwards, share what you experienced and then set a...

Cost: Tickets: $54 for WIN Members, $74 for Non-Members

Where:
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area
2232 100th Avenue
Dresser, WI  54009
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Enjoy some of the Twin Cities' best performers live and outdoors this summer! Grab your family and friends and a blanket or lawn chair, and join us in the courtyard between American Eagle and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center
9020 Hudson Road
Woodbury , MN  55125
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Bring It! Live

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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Gather your friends to explore the Washington County Parks Trail system at Lake Elmo Park Reserve!1-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf,...

Cost: Free (w/ valid vehicle permit)

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo , MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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
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  Don't miss another session of our Scale Your Business Event Tyler Olson from SMC Pros will be walking through how to build a social media strategy that fits your small business or professional...

Cost: $0-15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake St.
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO Coworking Space
Telephone: (612) 345-4201
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Come to the Powderhorn Recreation Center on Thursday, July 27th from 5pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then...

Cost: free

Where:
Powderhorn Recreation Center
3400 15th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Experience SUP on Lake St. Croix at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers!Class size is limited and registration is required for all SUP programs; participants must be 14-plus...

Cost: $30/ person

Where:
Point Douglas Regional Park
14741 Point Douglas Dr. S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Washington County
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Twin Cities-based performance artist Marcel Michelle Obama and 20% Theatre Company will collaborate with We the People-featured artist Jono Vaughan and curator Johnnay Leenay for an artistic...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM to hear Gabrielle Bell read and discuss her amazing graphic memoir, "Everything is Flammable." Bell will be in conversation with...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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From its origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugary drinks. Learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic wealthy and tasty...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Date Night for Moms and Dads. This is your night moms and dads to kick your feet up & enjoy the night. While you sneak away to a romantic dinner, we will entertain the little ones. We will have...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Party Princess
Telephone: 651-900-2639
Contact Name: Cassie Ridge
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Lyndel King, Director and Chief Curator,  The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum "WAM: Approachable, Alive and Smart!" The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis   Lyndel King has led the museum for...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Won’t you be my neighbor? MPLS - imPulse choral ensemble joins Bart Buch and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for a staged summer production celebrating Phillips Neighborhood...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: MPLS (imPulse) & In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 319.830.3021
Contact Name: Samuel Grace
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Cost: check options

Where:
The Palace Theatre
, MN


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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Humbird is an alternative folk group whose songs whistle straight through your down-jacket to shatter the northern-most corner of your heart before melting it completely.How Far, their debut...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
North Mankato, MN  56003
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Telephone: 507-386-2337

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

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

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Bring the process and creations of the professional breweries to your garage. This class will demonstrate a single infusion all-grain batch and cover topics, equipment, and techniques relevant to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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4th Annual Rock the Block! FREE EVENT Music. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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FREE EVENTMusic. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The Executioner# Some Shitty Cover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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What: Grand Opening Event at Goldfish Swim School Oakdale          When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Goldfish Swim School Oakdale – 7055 10th Street...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Goldfish Swim School Oakdale
7055 10th Street North
Suite 100
Oakdale, MN  55218
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Sponsor: Goldfish Swim School
Telephone: (651) 236-9390
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Beginning Saturday, June 17, Radisson Blu Mall of America and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad will offer Honey Bee Helper Bee Demonstrations on the hotel’s roof to learn about honey bee...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Saturday, July 29th 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm Advance tickets- $8 Ticket link- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1492083 Artists:  Ben DrakeAlexa KrissAlli and IGood Morning BedlamKyle...

Cost: $8-$12

Where:
The Garage
75 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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On Saturday July 29th, Bollywood Dance Scene will host the Big Bollywood Cook-Off: Season 3 at Tapestry Folkdance Center from 6:30-9pm. Audience members can secure their plate through a suggested...

Cost: 15

Where:
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 405-2669
Contact Name: Erin McGregor
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean perform Fri., July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at...

Cost: $18, $20 at the door

Where:
Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave.
Zumbrota, MN  55992
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Sponsor: Crossings at Carnegie
Telephone: 507-732-7616
Contact Name: Jonya Pacey
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Where:
The Palace Theatre
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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