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Alien Invasion

More than ever before, exotic species are knocking at our state’s door. That’s a bad thing, right?


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ONE DAY LAST FALL, Tim Adams, a commercial fisherman from Wabasha, set his quarter-mile-long net in a huge circle along the shore of Lake Pepin. As he pulled in one end, as if tightening a noose, a couple thousand common carp and buffalo fish boiled to the surface. Sorting through them, he spotted a specimen with an upside-down look, its eyes low on the sides of its head: a 28-pound bighead carp, native to China but now firmly established in waters around the world. Adams dutifully reported his catch—the third found in state waters—to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Shortly thereafter, the Star Tribune noted the news with an ominous tone: “Asian carp are big, ugly and voracious,” one article began. “And they’re coming here.”

One day last winter, at Interstate State Park on the Minnesota–Wisconsin border, Scott Noland supervised a DNR crew spraying herbicide on a tangle of buckthorn. Spread mostly by birds that eat its berries, the European shrub grows into broad dense thickets, often overwhelming the underlying native plants and wild-flowers. “It’s definitely causing a problem,” says Noland, a DNR parks-area resource specialist. “It’s changing the natural communities. It’s starting to shade out the understory.”

Minnesotans are waging a war against non-native wildlife and plants. The state bans the import and transport of more than two-dozen “prohibited invasive species,” from Asian raccoon dogs to water chestnut. But hundreds of exotic species are already established here and potentially thousands more are at the door. Asian carp, European buckthorn, zebra mussels, purple loosestrife, Eurasian water milfoil, spiny water fleas, gypsy moths—as many as 50,000 animals, plants, and disease organisms have been introduced to the United States, including Minnesota.

Many are agricultural pests. Others threaten forests. Their management costs us more than $138 billion each year, according to one commonly cited estimate. Last year, a consortium of conservation groups warned Congress that “invasive species are one of the worst threats to native biodiversity, inflicting damage to ecosystems, and they are a great threat to our local economies. They can push native species to extinction, and harm a wide variety of industries, including fisheries and water supplies.”

But do they really? Do alien species threaten extinction and the “health” of ecosystems? Is that why we hate carp and starlings? Some biologists and scholars believe there’s something else at work here. While they don’t welcome exotic species at our lakes, woodlands, and farms, they don’t see the arrival of such organisms as a sign of environmental apocalypse, either. Yes, some exotic species cause problems. But others can be beneficial.

EXOTICS, ALIENS, non-natives—we use all these words to describe organisms from somewhere else. (If the species proliferate beyond control, we may call them invasive, a term that also applies to such natives as sumac—or white-tailed deer, for that matter.) But most organisms come from somewhere else. In Minnesota, wiped clean by the last glaciers, virtually everything that lives here walked, flew, crawled, swam, or drifted in from somewhere else.

When ecologists talk about exotics, they usually mean things that humans, especially Europeans, have brought with them. David Andow, a professor of insect ecology at the University of Minnesota, sums up the view this way: “The ones that get here naturally are somehow more legitimate.”

The distinction makes sense. For millennia, animals, plants, and microorganisms had only modest success in surmounting such natural barriers as oceans, deserts, and mountain ranges. Ecosystems flourished with only occasional intrusions by new organisms. But then came fleets of ocean-going ships from Europe, facilitating vigorous trade that shuffled animals, crops, pests, diseases, and other organisms across entire oceans and continents. Suddenly, Old World species flooded the New World (and vice versa).

Many species were introduced to North America deliberately. The ring-necked pheasant, originally from Asia, proved adaptable and popular with hunters. The apple, native to Kazakhstan, cultivated in Europe, and spread across the United States by an itinerant named John Chapman, was packed into American lunches and baked into American pies. Their environmental impacts—not to mention their effects on U.S. agriculture, business, and tourism—were widely considered a boon.

But other non-natives were a different story. The prolific carp had a habit of stirring up sediment and is reviled to this day. Kudzu, imported from Japan as a decorative plant and then promoted as a tool to combat soil erosion, became the vine that ate the South.

Other species were clearly unwanted from the get-go and their damage has been lasting: We’re still paying the consequences of importing rats, white-pine blister rust, and Dutch elm disease, which has cost urban forest departments across the country an estimated $100 million a year simply for tree removal. Controlling weeds (most are exotics) costs U.S. farmers, ranchers, and homeowners billions of dollars a year.

POPULAR ACCOUNTS of exotics rely on well-worn clichés. A recent opinion piece in the New York Times described several Asian carp species collectively (they apparently all look alike) as a “voracious invader” that “eats half its body weight in food in a day... [and has] outcompeted all native species.” But native fish of equal size consume roughly the same amount, depending on what they eat. And though many Asian carp species inhabit the Mississippi, the effect on native species isn’t clear.

National Geographic tells of an angler in Maryland who “caught an air-breathing, land-crawling, voracious predator.” The fish was a northern snakehead, no more or no less voracious or predatory than any native northern pike or walleye of similar size (though the snakehead’s ability to crawl on land certainly gives people the creeps).

Banu Subramaniam, a professor at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, says the “xenophobic rhetoric” used to describe exotic species echoes the heated language used in discussions about immigration in the United States. There are worries about “invasions” and uncontrolled “reproduction.” Foreigners are blamed for disruption and disorder, overshadowing problems of our own making. Such words and concepts distort our view, and even our management, of exotic species. “The solution becomes stopping these alien species and to focus on them rather than [focusing] on things such as development and what we are doing about habitat,” says Subramaniam. Blaming exotics for environmental problems, she notes, mostly “adds to the hysteria without doing anything that is actually going to help.”

For a half-century, ecologists believed that ecosystems were tightly knit, highly adapted organizations. Exotics weren’t part of this evolution. So an ecosystem free of aliens was healthy. Invaded ones were not.

But now some ecologists disagree. Communities of plants and animals are not tightly organized systems, honed by eons of evolution, as scientists once thought, says Mark Davis, professor of biology at Macalester College. “It is clear that functioning ecosystems and communities can be established quite quickly even with species that have not shared a long evolutionary history.”

Surely, if exotics are so disruptive and harmful to the ecosystem, scientists can somehow quantify how they differ from natives or to tell one from the other on the basis of how they play with others, so to speak. But when you get down to it, says Mark Sagoff, an environmental-ethics scholar at the University of Maryland, “They can’t, and no one could tell how you would tell the difference.” In this respect, ecologists are a lot like wine experts who fail in a blindfolded taste test to distinguish a cheap California wine from the expensive French. While many ecologists vigorously disagree, others concede that little distinguishes exotics from natives except their history. “I have always argued,” Mark Davis wrote in a recent e-mail, that it would be “unlikely that an ecologist could tell the difference.”

For example, argues Sagoff, if we didn’t know that zebra mussels were introduced to Minnesota waters by humans (and therefore are unnatural), we would believe them to be a vital benefit to the ecosystem. While they clog water intake pipes and smother native mussels, they also filter algae and nutrients—in effect, removing human-caused pollutants.

Both Sagoff and Davis point out that as prolific and disruptive as some exotic species can be, they haven’t driven native species to extinction, except in small insular environments, such as landlocked lakes and islands.

AT U.S. BORDERS and international airports, government inspectors check our luggage for farm products that may contain diseases or pests. In summer, the DNR chides us to scrape weeds off our boats to prevent the spread of Eurasian water milfoil as we travel from lake to lake, river to river. This policing has its costs—not just the expense of staffing, but also in delaying the introduction of species that may prove beneficial. How much regulation can we afford and where should we focus our efforts?

Davis suggests starting with “nonnative species that threaten human health.” Good examples are West Nile virus and avian influenza. Next, he says, are agricultural pests and aliens that threaten economic harm, such as soybean aphids, gypsy moths, and emerald ash borers. Also important are a few creatures that are “truly threatening native species with extinction,” though none seem to pose such as threat in Minnesota for the time being.

“Last on the list, in my view, are other species causing other ecological impacts that we don’t like,” Davis says. “Whether allocating resources to such things as pulling up buckthorn is a good thing…depends on what is valued in the landscape and how much the community is willing to spend to make the landscape the way they want it.”

At the University of Minnesota, a program supported by the National Science Foundation is recruiting students to research the effects of globalization on the spread of exotic species. Which species are potentially beneficial? Which are likely to harm existing crops or native species? Which are likely to reproduce and spread? If a particular species, such as an insect, is introduced to control another species—a pest—is it likely to solve the problem or create a new one? Many ecologists concede they still have trouble answering these questions. “We’ve gotten a lot better at predicting whether a new species that arrives here will survive and spread,” says Anne Kapuscinski, a University of Minnesota fisheries professor, “but we still have a lot to learn in order to make good predictions about what effect it’s going to have.”

Meanwhile, new species of Asian carp are swimming up the Mississippi. Minnesota officials have asked Congress for $4 million to start building a barrier of high-pressure bubbles to hold the carp at bay. Kapuscinski is skeptical. “A fence across the Mississippi River? I’m not convinced that will work.” It’s not even clear, she says, what harm the carp will cause. “I’m not a fan of them coming here, but before we overreact, we need to think through what is the most strategic way to use our limited resources.”

Greg Breining is a frequent contributor to Minnesota Monthly.
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Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers.  Design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that's all...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Golf season is upon us and that means it’s almost time for our yearly day of giving, golf, beer, food, and fun! The 4th Annual Big Wood Brewery Golf Tournament to Benefit Merrick, Inc. is...

Cost: $100

Where:
Oak Glen Golf Course
1599 McKusick Rd N
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers.  Design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that's all...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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For Chef Adam Eaton's second Heritage Dinner, he will be exploring the flavors of Asia. Expect dishes like Kung Pao Sweet Breads, Shrimp Noodles, Peking Duck, and a Mac Daddy Bao Bun! We will be...

Cost: $85

Where:
Saint Dinette
261 EAST 5TH STREET
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
View map »


Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Website »

More information

Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
Website »

More information

July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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

Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN  55424
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7268
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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In it's 12th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 12-July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Maple Grove , MN


Telephone: 763-488-9965
Website »

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

Cost: $8.00

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


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

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

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

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

More information

Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Join Northern Clay Center for McKnight Artist Resident Ian Meares' presentation. He will discuss his history and journey as a maker, as well as his intended path for the duration of his residency...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join Northern Clay Center as Summer McKnight Artist Resident, Zach Tate discusses his work. This event is free and open to the public, please reserve your seat as space is limited. Often satirical...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Website »

More information

 A Cello Recital given by the principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower and his wife Jee-Won Oh. This is the first of a three-part Series CELLOici sponsored by the International...

Cost: Adults $25, Seniors $15, Students Free

Where:
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

More information

The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
View map »


Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

More information

This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
View map »


Sponsor: National Sports Center
Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
Website »

More information

Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

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

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Website »

More information

Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
View map »


Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Join us as we discuss the three key behaviors that keep you stuck in a ''follower'' mindset, and how you can shift these behaviors, embrace risk, and step up to the leadership role...

Cost: Tickets: $34 for WIN Members, $54 for Non-Members; Plated breakfast included

Where:
Minnetonka OffiCenter
12800 Whitewater Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

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

Cost: $50-89

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

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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

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Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
Website »

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
Website »

More information

Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
Website »

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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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

Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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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 on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Redstone American Grill
8000 Eden Road
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7268
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Transform office supplies into a personal masterpiece. Incorporate lights and switches into your own work of art, perfect for decorating your wall, your locker, your home office, or your bedside...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262

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

Cost: $8.00

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


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Minneapolis's history as the flour milling capital of the world is well-known...but here's your chance to explore that history in real depth. We'll walk both sides of the downtown Minneapolis...

Cost: $10

Where:
Main St SE & 3rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414


Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Website »

More information

Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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Don't miss FREE live music from talented local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples, and music lovers everywhere. Grab your family, friends, and a lawn...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove , MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-488-9965
Website »

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
View map »


Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
Website »

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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
View map »


Sponsor: National Sports Center
Website »

More information

Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
Website »

More information

Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

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


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

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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QA1, a local motorsports manufacturing company, is hosting its 7th annual free Open House and Cruise on July 20, and we would love for you and your group members to attend! Each year, we are...

Cost: Free!

Where:
QA1
21730 Hanover Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: QA1
Contact Name: Kassandra Murawski
Website »

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WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Roundtable: Revitalizing Downtown: The Dayton’s Project...

Cost: Admission is $15 and pre-registration is required.

Where:
the Local
931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes

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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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Open Build Fridays at The Works Museum are designed with your youngest engineers in mind. Perfect for ages 3-5, these open-ended activities feature different building toys and materials each week,...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to Highland Fest Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. The 35th annual three-day festival for the whole family will take place...

Cost: Free

Where:
Highland Park
Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul hosts its 11th Annual Middle Eastern Festival on July 20, 21 & 22, 2018.  Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a...

Cost: FREE Admission!

Where:
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1250 Oakdale Avenue
West Saint Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651 457-0854
Contact Name: Anne Ablan
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The Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival is a day to celebrate how Lyngblomsten is promoting artistic exploration, wellness, and lifelong learning for older adults 365 days a year.  Day includes arts...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lyngblomsten
1415 Almond Ave
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: 651-632-5318
Contact Name: Andrea Lewandoski
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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 20, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or family

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society will offer a weekend of Minnesota-sourced food and clean comedy when it presents Bob Stromberg:  Comedy Café at the Barn! on July 20-22. The evening...

Cost: $35-$45

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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We hope to see you at our final concert of the 2018 Summer Season on Friday, July 20 at Lake Harriet Band Shell.   This season finale will feature our 2018 Youth Outreach Week Musicians. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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Kristin Andersen-Anderson, comedian and bells palsy survivor, performs stand up nationwide. From her opening line, Anderson grabs a huge roar from attendees. Her humor endears her immediately to...

Cost: $20

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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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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This year, the Spirit of the Lakes Festival will be partnering with Westonka Schools in honor of their 100th year anniversary.   “By the Community, For the Community,” the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Lake Minnetonka: Surfside Park and Beach
Mound , MN  55364


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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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FIGHT FOR 5K AND FUN RUN SATURDAY, JULY 21 BASSETT CREEK PARK   WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN'T SAVE YOUR CHILD? When two-year-old Sam Lee was diagnosed with DIPG, a terminal form of brain...

Cost: $40

Where:
Bassett Creek Park
6001 32nd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55422
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Sponsor: With Purpose
Contact Name: Kelly Novak
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Join us for the 5K Run/Walk to help spread awareness of suicide prevention and help reduce the stigma of suicide. We will have a Mental Health Resource Fair, Loved One's Tent, and Children's...

Cost: $15/kid (12 & younger), $25/adult (13+), $60/family of four, $10/dog

Where:
Canal Park - The Lakewalk
The Lake Walk
Duluth, MN  55802
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Telephone: 952-946-7998
Contact Name: Ryan Voelker
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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Are you ready to take on the nation’s biggest puzzle competition challenge? Put your jigsaw puzzling passion to the test during the first annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition held at...

Cost: 50

Where:
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-1083
Contact Name: Monika Kopet
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Sheraton Hotel in Minnetonka
12201 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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  The Minneapolis Aquatennial, often called "The Best Days of Summer", is an annual outdoor event to celebrate the city's famous lakes, rivers, and streams.Experience Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection
Telephone: (651) 291-8164
Contact Name: Lee Vue
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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The 45th Stockholm Art Fair, a juried fine arts show, will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village Park in Stockholm, Wisconsin, With the beautiful backdrop of Lake...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stockholm Village Park
Hwy 35 / Great River Road
Stockholm, WI  54769
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Sponsor: Stockholm Art Fair
Telephone: 715-495-2948
Contact Name: Lisa St George
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to Highland Fest Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. The 35th annual three-day festival for the whole family will take place...

Cost: Free

Where:
Highland Park
Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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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Vendors needed!   REactivate is partnering with Kiva.org and GGP Inc. to bring a Small Biz PopUp Series to Ridgedale Center!   If you are a vendor, crafter, artist, maker, direct sales...

Cost: $125

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: REactivate
Contact Name: Ben Davidson
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
View map »


Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
Website »

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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul hosts its 11th Annual Middle Eastern Festival on July 20, 21 & 22, 2018.  Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a...

Cost: FREE Admission!

Where:
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1250 Oakdale Avenue
West Saint Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651 457-0854
Contact Name: Anne Ablan
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 20, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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DESCRIPTION: Tequila enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds as you taste a variety of tequilas! Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for...

Cost: $20 – $80

Where:
TBA
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Minneapolis, MN , MN  55401
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Sponsor: BeSocialScene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Tamila Carlton
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Join over 30 artists for sips, sounds, and a selection of Conspiracy of Strange Girls' creative goods at Modist Brewing, Saturday, July 21.  There is a wealth of original paintings,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Modist Brewing
505 N. Third St.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Strange Girls
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DESCRIPTION Tequila enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds as you taste a variety of tequilas! Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for...

Cost: $20 – $80

Where:
Prime 6
609 Hennepin Ave
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Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BeSocialScene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Tamila Carlton
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Join us in Downtown Rochester for Movies in the Park! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather under the string lights in Historic Central Park for this FREE, fun, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Park
225 1st Ave NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Meghann Southwick
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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society will offer a weekend of Minnesota-sourced food and clean comedy when it presents Bob Stromberg:  Comedy Café at the Barn! on July 20-22. The evening...

Cost: $35-$45

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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A Cello Recital given by Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet. This is the second of a three-part Series CELLOici sponsored by the International Cello Institute. Tickets can be...

Cost: Adults $25, Seniors $15, Students Free

Where:
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Kristin Andersen-Anderson, comedian and bells palsy survivor, performs stand up nationwide. From her opening line, Anderson grabs a huge roar from attendees. Her humor endears her immediately to...

Cost: $20

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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While Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa, he's also pretty dang popular in the U.S. with the Emmy-winning and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy...

Cost: $60-95

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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This year, the Spirit of the Lakes Festival will be partnering with Westonka Schools in honor of their 100th year anniversary.   “By the Community, For the Community,” the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Lake Minnetonka: Surfside Park and Beach
Mound , MN  55364


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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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