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From Rochester to Roseau, there are more than 10,000 reasons to love summer in Minnesota. And whether you want to sail, swim, fish, scuba, or sunbathe in the nude (really), we’ve found the best places for you to experience the BEST TIME OF YEAR.


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David Bowman

Best Place to Fish (If You’re Not a Fisherman)

As one of the state’s best-known fishing meccas, Mille Lacs offers fertile waters for catching everything from walleye to perch. But the lake also happens to be one of the few big enough to accommodate fishing launches: large boats—often decked out with stereos, bathrooms, and grills—that can accommodate large groups who want to fish together. Best of all, you don’t need any experience—or equipment—to enjoy the trip. Most launches furnish bait, tackle, and a guide. Only the lies are up to you. For a list of launch providers, visit millelacs.com.
 

Best Place to Build a Cabin

If you’ve got a cool $3.7 million, you can buy a prime slice of lakefront property on Lake Minnetonka, where…what’s that? Your cabin fund was invested in Bear Stearns stock? Then take our tip and head up to Rainy Lake, near International Falls, where you can snap up spectacular lots right on the water for less than $200,000. The lake boasts crystal clear water, fantastic fishing, and plenty of space to stretch out. Plus, during the warmer months, you can paddle over to Voyageurs National Park to enjoy spectacular wildlife and nature walks.
 

My Lake Story

Loon Dance 

by Jack Gordon


The speed of it, that’s what was remarkable. In a flash—a finger snap, really—our little half-assed, three-person, amateur wildlife-rescue mission had turned into a self-organizing recovery operation involving at least 15 people, every one them absolutely committed to the mission. We didn’t have to ask for help. We didn’t even need to finish explaining ourselves.

You’d think that loons, even with official state-bird status, would be a take-’em-or-leave-’em kind of species, what with the hooting and wailing and yodeling and caterwauling at all hours. Then again, maybe they serve as a natural-selection factor for lake dwellers. If you don’t enjoy an eerie, prehistoric symphony at 2 a.m., after all, why would you want a cabin in northern Minnesota?

I knew there was a prevailing pro-loon sentiment on our own Cass County lake, but I had no idea how fiercely the birds are prized until Junior ran into trouble.

The whole thing began when Keith, my neighbor, spied the young loon through binoculars a few days earlier. Something was clearly wrong with the bird, and someone needed to help. So the three of us—my wife, Keith, and I—set out in an aluminum fishing boat to find him. We brought a long-handled net, needle-nosed pliers, and a pair of heavy work gloves. Acting on a hot tip from another neighbor, we tracked Junior to a small bay on the far side of the lake.

My plan to kill the engine and use the oars to approach him was deeply flawed, I realize that now. In the four months since his spring birth, Junior must have grown accustomed to motorboats. Who knows what we looked like, lumbering toward him with great, thrashing wooden wings out to our sides? A hungry pterodactyl, maybe, only less maneuverable.

But the oar business did attract the attention of some cabin people on shore. There were a dozen of them, easily, part of a get-together involving neighbors, visiting relatives…I never learned. The point is, they were engaged in something. They weren’t just standing around with nothing to do.

The bigger point is, I don’t think they were unusual. I believe that practically any lake people we ran into would have reacted the same way they did.

We pointed at Junior, swimming lazily about 10 yards offshore. Our recruiting speech, in its entirety, went as follows:

“We’re after this loon. He’s got some fishing line wrapped around his bill. He can’t eat, so he’s going to starve. We’re trying to….”

In that instant, our rescue force quintupled. No questions. No hesitation. The only talking was tactical, and not much of that. Two guys waded into the lake and began to herd Junior toward a dock, our boat more or less blocking any attempt to escape by sea.

We tossed our net to somebody on shore, who scooped the bird out of the water. We worked the boat in closer and handed the pliers to a woman who reached for them.

I was not about to give up the gloves, so I stood in the boat and held the loon on the dock while the woman slowly, carefully, unwound the fishing line from his bill, then from around his long, pointed tongue. The whole crowd hovered over the operation in silence. I’m pretty sure that everyone shared the same thoughts:

1. This is so cool I can’t stand it.

2. Hand over the gloves, you bastard. I want to hold the loon.


The fishing line came out of Junior’s gullet clean as a whistle: No hook, no hideous moment when the woman with the pliers encountered any resistance whatsoever. When we set out in the boat an hour earlier, I had given us maybe a 1 in 50 chance of netting the bird at all, never mind extracting the line without feeling that awful tug. Now the mission was an incredible triumph. Junior swam away, appearing none the worse for his ordeal.

It was too easy, of course. The loon had seemed all right, though surprisingly docile. But he must have been very weak to let us catch him that way. Later, I found out that he didn’t make it. I knew that there would be no special quality to my sense of mourning. I had a lot of company.

Jack Gordon is a frequent contributor to Minnesota Monthly. He lives in Eden Prairie.

Best Lake to Catch Your Limit

Leech Lake almost lost its reputation as a great fishing lake a few years ago, when cormorants were migrating to the Midwest in droves, and the birds were killing walleye and yellow perch at a devastating pace. But after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stepped in to reduce their population, the fish bounced back quickly. Thanks to high natural reproduction and local stocking programs, Leech Lake and its pristine water has been reestablished as a great numbers lake. Troll the reed beds early in the season if you’re hoping to hit your limit.

Best Place to Swim

Bad Medicine Lake lacks nutrients. That may be bad for certain types of critters, but it’s good for you, since it means the lake, southwest of Itasca State Park, is extraordinarily clear; instead of phosphorous-and-nitrogen-rich runoff, it’s fed by cool, clean ground water. Indeed, its transparency is more than 30 feet deep in spots—greater than one-third its maximum depth. And while Bad Medicine is famous as a rainbow trout fishery, the lake is also a great spot for swimmers and scuba divers, says Don Tschudi, who has owned the Bad Medicine Lake Resort & Campgrounds for nearly 50 years. “You don’t have to worry about that swimmer’s itch,” he says.

Best Place to Sail

Framed by 400-foot-high bluffs and coursing with the engorged Mississippi River, Lake Pepin doesn’t feel like a lake so much as a chute, a Brobdingnagian wind tunnel. Yet, it’s here that the river slows just enough that sailboats can maneuver with relative abandon, and it feels almost Baltic in its exotic wind-battered expanse and various ports to call on. You’re just an ordinary, comfortable tourist here until you leave land, and a man with a boat becomes a man against nature—a mariner in Minnesota.

5 Festivals

1. Boundary Waters Blues Festival
August 21–23, Ely
World-class blues and, wait for it, a wheel of meat, on Fall Lake.

2.Water-Ski Days
June 27–29, Lake City
Food, parades, and water-ski shows celebrating the eponymous invention.

3. Bean Hole Days
July 8–9, Pequot Lakes
Anything that begins with the “Burying of the Beans Ceremony” has to be fun.

4. Bullhead Days
June 6–8, Waterville
Fireworks, parades, carnivals, and best of all, fried-bullhead street vendors. Enough said.

5. FinnFest
July 23–27, Duluth
The celebration of Finn culture comes to Duluth. Notable guests: Osmo Vänskä and Finland’s prez.

My Lake Story

The Inland Sea Society

by Heather Mcelhatton


Sea glass is pirate-lucky. That’s what my father said. Anything strong enough to survive the sledgehammer fists of Lake Superior and still beam like a smoked jewel had to be something worthy of a man’s pocket.

We hunted for those smooth opaque chunks of glass up and down the lake’s shoreline and we were vigilant. We sifted through scratchy tidal wracks and untangled bleached driftwood tossed up on the beach like Paul Bunyan’s broken finger bones. I picked up every color I found: opal white, carnelian red, and Vesuvian green, but it was blue I was after. Any blue.

Blue sea glass was the hardest to find and always smashed into the smallest pieces. The man selling black minnows by the road told me that round blue pieces were actually the eyes of dead sailors, which had turned to glass from crying. Great sloe-eyed sturgeon, some as big as Buicks, carried them in their mouths to shore so people could find them.

When my father and I found a piece of sea glass, we gave it a story. Usually a disaster. The slightly curved piece might have come from a luxurious yacht, lost at sea. The transparent green glass was likely the sole survivor of a single-engine plane crash, the sharp red shard, possibly plastic, was obviously part of a taillight, testifying to the need for stronger drunk-driving laws.

My father called Lake Superior the Minnesotan Ocean, and said we were citizens of a great and scarcely understood Inland Sea Society: people at the center and still outside. He thought anyone who lived on an actual ocean was thickheaded. “They can keep their fancy beach houses,” he’d say, “right along with their hurricanes and shark attacks. We don’t have sharks here. Why would anybody live near sharks? All you can run into in these waters is a tasty, defenseless dinner.”

But I knew there was a lot more in that water than just fish. There was strewn cargo and big waterlogged white pine. There were entire Holsteins and 40 brand new Model-T Fords, which had once gone overboard in a storm and were still down there in the muck. There were sunken ships on the lakebed, with sleepy green windows and hulls rusted as brittle as tea leaves. Some still had their skeleton crews on board.

Over time, I found enough blue glass to fill a whole Mason jar, which might not sound like a lot, but it is. More than 200 sailor eyes winking in their small cathedral of blue air and light. Still, every year it seemed there was less and less sea glass on the beach. My father blamed the recycling fad and wondered if kids 10 years from now would find any glass at all.

When my father died, I took a ferry to the middle of the lake and dumped all that sea glass back into the water. Every pirate-lucky piece. I don’t know why exactly, only that I wanted there to be sea glass on the shore in 10 years. It seemed like something a member of the great Inland Sea Society would do.

Heather McElhatton is a radio producer and author of the novels Pretty Little Mistakes and Million Little Mistakes.

Best Classic Minnesota Getaway

Lake Vermilion is the littlest big lake in Minnesota; it’s the state’s fifth largest, but it’s so broken up by its 365 islands and dozens of bays that it actually has the most shoreline. What that means is plenty of elbowroom for you and the eagles: You’d never guess there were several dozen family-style resorts here. Rise early, toss the tackle in a boat, and putter out to a cove of your own, where rocky, pine-studded peninsulas emerge from the mist and the muskie are starved for attention. There’s a reason the first new state park in Minnesota in 30 years might be created on these shores. It’s peaceful and it’s wild—and nothing feels more Minnesotan.

Best Place to Sunbathe in the Nude

You see London, you see France? Then you must not be at Twin Lake in Golden Valley, where almost nobody bothers with underpants. Nude sunbathing is technically illegal in Minnesota, but don’t tell that to the throngs of folks who shed their Minnesota modesty (not to mention their unmentionables) at the site known accurately—if not charmingly—as Bare Ass Beach. As you might expect, you’ll find a motley crew here. But if you’re tired of tan lines and sand in your swimsuit, perhaps its time to put Twin Lake on the top of your to-do list.


Best Place to Host a Family Reunion

Where do you go when you need to please the entire family—but you still want to have an utterly, absolutely Minnesota-sort of vacation? You head to Bay Lake, near Brainerd, where the Ruttger family has been taking care of other people’s families for more than 100 years. Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge offers all the amenities you’d expect of a modern resort—golf, tennis, fishing, a beach, indoor and outdoor pools, an extensive kids program, even a day spa (Aunt Judy needs her rosemary mint body wrap, after all)—while managing to evoke an intimate feel and old-school charm. Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, 23039 Tame Fish Lake Rd., Deerwood, 800-450-4545, ruttgersresorts.com

5 Easy Metro Picnic Ideas

1. Lake Harriet
Broder’s Cucina Italiana, with the best hoagies in town, is located just a few blocks south of Harriet. Add olives, cheese, and a cannoli for a true feast. Broder’s, 2308 W. 50th St., Minneapolis, 612-925-3113

2. Lake Josephine
Grab a Maverick’s roast-beef sandwich—the  best in the state—and drive due north until you get to Roseville’s pretty Lake Josephine. Maverick’s, 1746 N. Lexington Ave., Roseville, 651-488-1788

3. Lake Calhoun
Have a James Beard–nominated chef fill your picnic basket. Lucia’s Bakery—with sandwiches, soups, and cookies—is just a few blocks east of Calhoun. 1432 W. 31st St., Minneapolis, 612-825-1572

4. Lake Como
With its ornate pavilion, Lake Como seems almost Parisian when you’re eating Ngon Bistro’s spring rolls and Wild Acres–duck salad on its shores. Ngon Bistro, 799 University Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-3301

5. Cedar Lake
Pick up a very deluxe, true Neapolitan pizza from the Calhoun Village Punch Pizza—a short hop from Cedar Lake or Lake of the Isles. Punch Pizza, 3226 W. Lake St., Minneapolis, 612-929-0006

Best Place to Have a Romantic Getaway

Ringed by myriad resorts and abundant recreational opportunities, Gull Lake is among Minnesota’s most popular family destinations. But one classic resort also makes it the state’s most romantic spot: Built in the early 1900s, Grand View Lodge captures the charm of a bygone era, when cocktails were served with little plastic swords and dancing followed dinner. Grand View is the perfect place to while away the lazy days of summer. Stroll through the lush gardens, follow the illuminated path down to the sandy beach, or revive yourself with a massage at Glacial Waters Spa. The historic, timber-lodge dining room still serves such classic fare as dry-aged steaks and seafood dinners. The dancing is up to you. Grand View Lodge, 23521 Nokomis Ave., Nisswa, 866-801-2951, grandviewlodge.com

My Lake Story

Schwinning Season

by Steve Rushin


“The Lakes” didn’t exist when I was in grade school in Bloomington. There was only “The Lake”—Bush Lake—and summer meant riding there in the back of Mr. Wagner’s orange VW Bug, “Band on the Run” on the radio, tuned to KDWB.

Lake Harriet was the far side of the world, marked on maps with “Here Be Dragons,” at least to my family of indoorsmen, none of whom ever went “Up North” to those places that existed for us only on TV weather reports—the terra incognita of Willmar and Brainerd. Brainerd held a special fascination, redundantly combining two grade-school insults—“Brain” and “Nerd”—often directed at those of us who lived in the library.

By junior high, I no longer fit in the back of a Beetle, which was fine, because by then I was free to ride my maroon 10-speed “Up North,” to south Minneapolis. Lake Harriet became—and remained for many years after—the most distant place I had ever traveled under my own power. Getting there was an endless voyage, full of wondrous sights that I never forgot. I was a bicycling Sinbad—I was Schwinnbad—as I pedaled in awe past the two-story electrified cowboy hat in front of the Penn Avenue Arby’s, a hat outlined in lights like a dressing-room mirror.

That sign resembled—and still does, in my mind’s eye—something from the Vegas strip, if Vegas were a mecca of roast beef rather than casino gaming, and spangled waitresses plied visitors not with free drinks but complimentary Horsey Sauce.

And so I will always associate Harriet with epic summer journeys. But also with one winter epic. About 10 years ago, on a sub-zero night, my buddy Mike McCollow and I decided—spontaneously, during a short-lived self-improvement kick—to undertake a single continuous run around Harriet, Isles, and Calhoun, what we called a “Triple Freddy,” after aviation executive Freddy Laker. Mike would later open Gear, the running shoe and apparel store near Harriet, but at the time we dressed clownishly, in puffy coats and nylon shell pants that swished as we ran—Michelin men bouncing across a moonscape. My head was covered in the black balaclava of a bank robber, but I was smiling beneath it, happy not to be inhaling those summer clouds of gnats that go unnoticed until they’re in your eyes and up your nose.

The round lamps that lit the walking paths looked like snow globes turned inside out, for all the snow was on their exterior, blowing wildly, as if Orson Welles had just dropped one at the start of Citizen Kane. Which was appropriate, for I kept thinking about that night—as I always do around the lakes, especially when summer rolls around—of my own Rosebud: That maroon Schwinn, my Harriet Chariot.

Steve Rushin, a Bloomington native, is a former staff writer and columnist for Sports Illustrated. His work has appeared in Time, the New York Times, and numerous other publications.

5 Metro Beaches

1. Deephaven Beach
Tennis courts and trails for the sports nut. 19405 Lake Ave., Deephaven

2. Snail Lake Beach
Best for quiet picnics. 4200 Snail Lake Blvd., Shoreview.

3. Phalen Beach
The large sandy span is great for young swimmers. 1400 Phalen Dr., St. Paul

4. Bush Lake Beach
Features floating docks in the swimming areas. 9140 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington

5. Lake waconia Regional Park
Reserve the shelter for parties. 8170 Paradise Lane, Waconia

 

Best Place to Camp

These days, sometimes the closest thing you can get to really roughing it is parking on the opposite end of the parking lot from the Target entrance. Which is why you should plan your next camping trip to Savanna Portage State Park on Shumway Lake. Bring your trail mix, your tent, and your sense of adventure: There are no five-acre parking lots to spoil the 15,000 acres of rolling hills and lakes, and the fish you eat for dinner will be fresh out of the lake, not frozen, boxed, and shaped into dubiously appetizing “sticks.” An array of campsites and cabins allow visitors to choose between bare-bones simplicity or cozy comfort. Occupy your days with hiking, horseshoes, or bird watching. If spectacular sunrises don’t wake you up in the morning, the loons and the woodpeckers will. 55626 Lake Place, McGregor, 218-426-3271, dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/savanna_portage/index.html

 

Best Place to Disappear

Literary types may remember Lake of the Woods as the setting for Minnesota author Tim O’Brien’s 1994 book about a rising political star who discovers his wife has gone missing. As anyone who’s visited the area knows, such a disappearance is certainly plausible: With roughly 65,000 miles of shoreline and more than 14,000 islands, Lake of the Woods ranks among the largest lakes in North America—and one of the easiest places to find a backwater and vanish. Of course, Minnesotans can lay claim to only a small portion of waterfront property (most of the inland coast was ceded to our northern neighbor when the United States and Canada finally settled their centuries-long border dispute over the Northwest Angle in the 1920s), but that still leaves plenty of places where a wily (or inept) oarsman can disappear for a few days.

 

Best Place to Go Deep

Forget Fiji and Palau. Let Cousteau have Cozumel. Scuba enthusiasts who truly want to take the plunge should plumb the Crosby Mines, ponds that shimmer in the woods near Crosby-Ironton. As lakes, they’re fakes: These jewels were once iron mines. Abandoned decades ago, the open pits of the Cuyuna Range filled with vegetation and wrecked Fords and, eventually, rainwater. A visit below the surface reveals a tableau no trip to the Great Barrier Reef can match: walleyes, bluegills by the dozen, piles of rusty mining equipment, and even a scene worthy of Dr. Seuss—a northern pike drifting through the branches of a tree. cuyunacountry.net

My Lake Story

Ladies in the Water

by Mary Jo Pehl


My sister said, “Do you think my life was ruined?”

We were in inner tubes, floating on a modest lake somewhere, far away from anything. Nearby were her three boys, clattering and rambunctious in the water, each seeming to have seven legs and 12 arms, and in their youth their skinny limbs seemed to clank like errant machinery. They left no thought un-uttered, nothing un-hollered as they brawled in the water. But Jean and I just float. I rarely allowed myself to just float. I was living in New York at the time and was home for one week that summer, and I had decided fiercely and steadfastly to be in...the...moment...dammit!

Jean’s question drifted toward me. My older sister is dark-haired, brown-eyed, and lean. She is the very opposite of me: blonde, blue-eyed, flesh a-plenty. She tanned effortlessly that afternoon on the water, the way she managed to do most everything. I, on the other hand, had slathered myself with SPF 60. With my pink-white skin, I consider that perhaps I ought to have worn a snowmobile suit in this summer sun.

We are talking about happiness, what it means, who we have decided deserves it, who we have deigned does not. Jean asked again. “Do you think my life was ruined when Timothy died?”

Timothy was her youngest child. He was not quite a year old when he died in the kind of accidental drowning that might warrant a Dear Abby cautionary tale: Please, Abby, tell your readers!

I idolized Jean when we were young. Everything about her was dazzling. She looked like Ali McGraw, and she made all her own halter-tops and bell-bottoms and macrame belts. My siblings and I grew up on a small lake—a glorified pond, really—and our summers were spent in the water. Often, I would sit near the shore on the bench that my father had made, watching as the neighborhood boys came over to swim with my older sisters and push each other off the raft. The only time boys ever talked to me was to ask about my sisters.

But this day, Jean hooked her foot on my inner tube so we wouldn’t float away from each other as my nephews splashed and yelled insults nearby.

“Well?” she asked, as her inner tube twisted away from me, so that I could see only the back of her dark head and her freckled shoulders.

The waves had urged us close to the shore, where we pulled on the lush branches of the trees bowing over the shoreline to try to propel ourselves to deeper seas. Sometimes it feels like our family has held its collective breath in the past 13 years, waiting to see if Timothy’s death was a talisman against anything bad ever happening to us again, or merely the beginning of a slippery slope. I didn’t want to admit that I, too, had had bouts of happiness since her son had died. I was afraid she’d be furious, as if I’d forgotten, or that I was audacious going on with my life. She’s still my big sister, and I’m not so sure she wouldn’t hit me.

Finally, Jean spoke. “I have been happy since then,” she said. The water twisted her away from me again and she watched the horseplay. “For everything that’s happened, I don’t believe the world is a terrible, awful place.”

We paddled ourselves furiously to the shore where we’d set out. The boys pushed us, greatly exaggerating their labor. We packed up our sandwiches and sunscreen and towels and loaded ourselves into the minivan to head home. In that moment, I believe Jean may have been telling the truth.

Mary Jo Pehl is a columnist for Minnesota Monthly.

Best Place to People Watch

Back in the early 20th century, Lake Minnetonka was heralded as an escape for Minneapolis residents, a place of warm waters and wealth. Today, most lake patrons driving the half-hour from the Twin Cities are less interested in tennis lessons before tea than they are in grabbing cocktails at Lord Fletcher’s. Regulars know the center of Tonka’s social universe revolves around Big Island, where boaters tie their crafts together to create a party pontoon that bikini-clad coeds can frolic among. And, in what seems like another universe, shoreside cities and towns, such as Excelsior, Deephaven, and Wayzata, offer antique shopping for sweet old ladies and ice-cream treats for young families. For both residents and visitors, it can feel like a world apart—even if its just a car-ride away.

 

My Lake Story

Flirting with Disaster  

by Amy Gage


When I was growing up in southern Minnesota, my best friend’s parents had a cabin on Lake Washington, northeast of Mankato.

The clapboard cabin was dated and rundown; that was part of the allure. We knew the curling tiles on the kitchen floor and the sagging mattresses in the bedrooms would never pass muster in our suburban homes. Here at the cabin, we saw adults let down their guard. Shirtless fathers drove speedboats with lowball glasses in hand. The prettiest women wore swimsuits that flattered their figures. Men recited limericks and told off-color jokes, laughing with an abandon they could never display at the office. And everybody appraised anybody who belonged to someone else.

What was it about the lake that brought out such playfulness and sensuality in otherwise sober adults? I chalk it up to the heat and Johnson’s Baby Oil, which we girls dribbled down our bodies, but also to the hedonistic flair of my friend’s parents. This couple brought a sort of European sensibility to our neighborhood, to our conventional lives. Today we might call it a “global perspective,” or joie de vivre, but back then it just seemed exotic.

They were the first family we knew to go skiing in the mountains, in Winter Park, Colorado; the first to buy sleek cars; the first to hire a cleaning lady, even though none of our mothers worked. And although theirs was not the only cabin built on Lake Washington, it was the first designated specifically for horseplay and weekend entertainment. This was not a fishing retreat. It was a frat house for adults.

I learned to water-ski in chest-high water beyond their dock, behind a 90-horsepower speedboat that left rowboats and fishermen bouncing in its wake. No one called those people “anglers” back then. No one talked about blood-alcohol levels either, despite the number of doctors and lawyers—all men, of course—in the weekend crowd.

Children learn by observing what they don’t understand, and we learned the dance steps of flirtation when we were at the lake. The golf-club pool was kids’ territory; parents had no power there. The lake was different, more grown up, more frightening, more alluring. And though we didn’t concede it, we all felt both eager and insecure.

I can’t recall the precise moment when the adults were right-sized, when they went from icons to human beings. But as I look back on those carefree weekend afternoons—the women sunning and setting golf dates, the men playing with an intensity that betrayed how hard they worked—I see that the click of awareness occurred sometime after what became known as “the speedboat incident.”

A few years into those pre-teen summers, a respected professional man and one of the prettiest wives in town got stuck in a boat out on Lake Washington for hours. Worried, embarrassed—and no doubt wondering what he’d find—the woman’s husband finally took up a rescue mission.

He motored around the coves of the lake before he finally spotted his wife and the other man. After he arrived, the man insisted the boat had stalled. The husband hopped in and turned the key. The engine started with a roar.

Amy Gage is a freelance writer who lives in Northfield.

Best Place to Build a Sandcastle

Why is the beach near 32nd Street on the east side of Lake Calhoun the best place in known creation to build a sandcastle? Because there are slides, swings, and four toddler-sized climbing forts. Because when the going gets tough, a wise parent can always zip down to Tin Fish, in the Lake Calhoun Pavilion, to retrieve some ice cream. Because big doggies and little doggies and even dressed-up doggies parade by at regular intervals. But, most of all, because after the sun sets in a glorious haze of daffodil-colored light over the lake, all the parents and all the toddlers can zip home to where all the invaluable baby gear is—and no one had to pack it all up to have a real day at the beach. 3200 E. Calhoun Pkwy., Minneapolis, minne-apolisparks.org

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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Experience the Jeep® brand on Camp Jeep® at the 2017 Twin Cities Auto Show. Ride in the all-new Renegade Trailhawk, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler Unlimited, plus special editions.   Enter the 2017...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: FCA

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Kick off your Sunday Funday with bodyART® & Beer! The Resistance Movement and Wabasha Brewing Company have joined forces to bring you bodyART and beer (in that order) every Sunday in March and...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Wabasha Brewery
429 Wabasha St. S.
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: The Resistance Movement
Telephone: 651-225-8878
Contact Name: T. Low
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Kick off your Sunday Funday with bodyART® & Beer! The Resistance Movement and Wabasha Brewing Company have joined forces to bring you bodyART® and beer (in that order!) every Sunday in March and...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Wabasha Brewery
429 Wabasha St. S.
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: The Resistance Movement
Telephone: 651-225-8878
Contact Name: T. Low
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Bring a few bottle of your homebrew to our St. Louis Park location to swap with other local home-brewers. Bottle by bottle, discover what other passionate brewers are making, and get some...

Cost: Free

Where:
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
, MN


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

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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This is America’s Dairyland. This class will go over everything you need to make your first batch of delicious cheese. Learn how easy, fun, and rewarding making cheese can be.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Manhattan socialite Millicent Jordan plans a lavish dinner party for visiting English nobility, unaware that her guest list abounds with invitees linked by business intrigues and romantic...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Internationally known pianist Peter Arnstein will perform short works by Barber, Beethoven, Chopin, Grainger, Liszt, Mompou, Mozart, Schubert and Arnstein -- interspersed with his unique brand of...

Cost: Admission by donation

Where:
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
301 County Rd. 19
Excelsior, MN
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Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet A witty comedy that literally brings the page to the stage. MARCH 9-24, 2017 Directed by Lucas Skjaret In the award winning modern play by Ann-Marie...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Graduate Student Recital: Janel Mercado, voice Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Folk/Americana musician and entertainer Dennis Warner captivates audiences with his smooth vocals and skill on six- and 12-string guitars. In addition to performing original songs, he provides...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
Telephone: 952-948-6508
Contact Name: Diane Riggs
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The Lyra Baroque Orchestra presents The Passion of Christ. A grand collaboration to explore the eighteenth century’s most often performed passion: Carl Heinrich Graun’s Der Tod Jesu (The...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Christ United Methodist Church
400 5th Ave SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Coppelia in March at the Schneider Theater. Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers...

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Notre Dame Academy Presents Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Fiddler on the Roof JR. is a student version of the musical Fiddler on the Roof which features music by Jerry Bock, a book by Joseph Stein...

Cost: Adults - $10 Adults, Child/Senior - $8.50

Where:
Notre Dame Academy
13505 Excelsior Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN  55345
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If you love musical theatre, this is a must see show for you!   The   Drowsy   Chaperone   debuted  in 2006 and won five Tony and seven Drama Desk Awards. Imaginative, endlessly...

Cost: $26-$31

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Center Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Written by Steve Schroer Directed by Philip D. Henry   Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: (651) 772-2253
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
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A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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A father struggles to maintain his religious and cultural traditions under the persecution of a tsar. Performed in TTT's hallmark style with a diverse cast and a two-man band! Directed by Michelle...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-272-12535
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Student Recital: Matthew Knudson & Michael Beeksma, saxophones Sunday, March 19, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Touted as "moving and intellectually absorbing," "a vivid portrait of a unique person," and "a truly remarkable experience in the theatre," this solo one-man play is a must see. Written by...

Cost: $15 students; $20 adults

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Totino Fine Arts Center Main Stage
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Skyway Theatre presents...Filth Files vol. 9 w/ Ponicz, Boogie T. & BOARCROK18+ • March 18th • Doors @ 8pm • $15 adv**TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 1st**PoniczUnited Kingdom bass music has...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 11:30am-1pm for our women's networking luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington,...

Cost: Members: $30, Guests: $50. Non registered walk in rate: $60

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Coppelia in March at the Schneider Theater. Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers...

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »

More information

Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
715 Minnetonka Mills Rd
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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Laugh till you Learn Something The Theater of Public Policy unpacks serious policy issues every Monday this spring. In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts” who can you trust to...

Cost: Tickets: $12 in advance, or at the door with a Fringe Button $15 at the door wi

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: The Theater of Public Policy
Telephone: 651-338-9551
Contact Name: Teresa Lombard
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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Written by Steve Schroer Directed by Philip D. Henry   Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St Paul, MN  55106
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: (651) 772-2253
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
Website »

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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-272-12535
Website »

More information

A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Totino Fine Arts Center Main Stage
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
View map »

More information

A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Starting Tuesday, February 14th anyone who purchases a Classic Tour ticket for a Tuesday will receive a considerable discount. The Classic Tour will be $5, all day on Tuesdays instead of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Scene Study Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30March 21 – April 18 Cost: $75Instructor: Tamara Koltes We may think about acting one play, movie, or show at a time, but most of your time as an actor will be...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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Celebrate ASI’s friendship with Uppsala, Sweden at the 12th annual Skål! A Toast to Uppsala benefit and reception and help support the exchange activities of the Minneapolis-Uppsala...

Cost: $0

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Cartoon CapersTuesdays, 4:45-5:45March 21 – April 18 Cost: $75Instructor: Tamara Koltes If you’ve ever wished you could whack someone with a frying pan, or wanted to order something from...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Coppelia in March at the Schneider Theater. Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers...

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Take Five Tuesday Pieta Brown Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 6:00pm 6:00pm Social Hour | 7:00pm Concert Pieta Brown The level of emotional engagement that Brown routinely brings to her work is...

Cost: Tickets $22

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre Tue, Mar 21 & Wed, Mar 22, 7:30 pm Carlson Family Stage Betroffenheit A gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma,...

Cost: $30, $40, $50

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Written by Steve Schroer Directed by Philip D. Henry   Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: (651) 772-2253
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
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SMA presents An Evening withGAELIC STORM March 21, 2017 The Fitzgerald Theater Tickets On-Sale Now! Reserved Ticket Price: $37.50plus applicable fees Reserved tickets available at The Fitzgerald...

Cost: $37.50 plus applicable fees

Where:
Fitzgerald Theater
10 E Exchange St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Totino Fine Arts Center Main Stage
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Presented by Live Action Set March 21 - 26 You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists...

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Live Action Set
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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-272-12535
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A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

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

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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
Website »

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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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This class meets for 4 Wednesdays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12 from 6-8:30pm This 4-session class is designed to introduce students to green woodworking.  We will process whole log sections into...

Cost: $115-125 + $30 materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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We are so excited to be kicking off our 2017 Local Legends series with Sona Mehring, Founder of CaringBridge. Local Legends is a low-key evening of getting to know Sona. We'll ask Sona how she...

Cost: Free

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
Website »

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Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Coppelia in March at the Schneider Theater. Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers...

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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On March 22, Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI), a nonprofit organization that serves under-resourced students in the Twin Cities, will welcome literacy enthusiasts and trivia bums alike...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Turf Club
1601 University Ave W,
St. Paul , MN  55104
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Sponsor: Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute
Contact Name: Lauren Boritzke
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Presented by Live Action Set March 21 - 26 You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists...

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Sponsor: Live Action Set
Website »

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A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Totino Fine Arts Center Main Stage
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Lehto & Wright have a sound that is a unique blend of traditional and modern styles. By taking cues from the Irish, English and American folk traditions and interpreting them with contemporary...

Cost: $17.50 - $22

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Center Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-455-9501
Website »

More information

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 161-272-12535
Website »

More information

Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Written by Steve Schroer Directed by Philip D. Henry   Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St Paul, MN  55106
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: (651) 772-2253
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
Website »

More information

Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre Tue, Mar 21 & Wed, Mar 22, 7:30 pm Carlson Family Stage Betroffenheit A gripping and visually arresting journey through the maze of trauma,...

Cost: $30, $40, $50

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
Website »

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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

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


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

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


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Ever dream of canning your Homebrew? Now you can! Call us at 952-562-5300 ext 1060 to reserve a time slot. Bring in a cooled keg into the store and trained associate will have your beer canned up...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Minneapolis, MN - On Thursday, March 23, 2017 Carlos Bossard’s solo exhibition Altered Consciousness opens, showing distorted photographs which highlight color, movement, and form. He gives the...

Cost: Free

Where:
LaSalle Art Gallery
15 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55104
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You're invited to the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition's (WBC), Taste of West Broadway fundraiser. The West Broadway Business District has grown significantly over the past several years,...

Cost: $35 in advance, $50 at door

Where:
MPLS Photo Center
2400 North 2nd Street #200
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Rob Hanson
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After outstanding support during its first year, downtown Rochester's Ladies Night Out will return in 2017! Ladies Night Out brings women together in downtown Rochester for a night of shopping,...

Cost: Depends on participating business

Where:
Downtown Rochester Businesses
Rochester , MN  55904


Telephone: 507-216-9884
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Our rare blend of fashion and function makes our products uniquely attractive to the photography community. Nine photographers from around the country have donated photos that they captured while...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Utepils Brewery
225 Thomas Ave N
#700
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Fisher + Baker
Telephone: 612.259.8198
Contact Name: Greg Horvitz
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“Rooted Expression” features the work of Elizabeth Kuth, an artist with a background in Jungian psychology and Abstract Expressionism. Hear her speak about her work.

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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GROUP COACHING EVENTYou may have attended our live Seminar or seen one of our videos on YouTube and are thinking, "What would it be like to do this process myself?" Well you are in luck! Join in on...

Cost: Pre-sale $18/At the door $22

Where:
GT Artistry
2433 Grand St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 920-217-1249
Contact Name: Leah Somerville
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Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Coppelia in March at the Schneider Theater. Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers...

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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For one night only Can Can Wonderland will become Lewis Carroll’s dream land. Wander like Alice through various adventures with music, food, and fun with your favorite characters from...

Cost: $12

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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Hairspray!  March 23, 24, 25 at 7pm Oak Grove Middle School Theater 1300 West 106th Street, Bloomington MN Tickets $7, Call Main Office 952-681-6603 Matinee Show Saturday March 25 at 3pm Free...

Cost: $7.00

Where:
Oak Grove Middle School
1300 West 106th Street
Bloomington, MN
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Want to learn more about the Dude Diet? Come check us out at Barnes & Noble to find out more about the amazing Dude Diet book, you can also purchase the book that day! 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble
3230 Galleria
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: Dude Diet
Telephone: 952-920-2124
Contact Name: Lin

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Shades of Africa: Lecture/Demonstration     Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Award-winning composer Dr. Fred Onovwerosuoke discusses the emergence of African composers. FREE

Cost: Free

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: UMD School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8564
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Presented by Live Action Set March 21 - 26 You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists...

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Live Action Set
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Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet A witty comedy that literally brings the page to the stage. MARCH 9-24, 2017 Directed by Lucas Skjaret In the award winning modern play by Ann-Marie...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Totino Fine Arts Center Main Stage
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Written by Steve Schroer Directed by Philip D. Henry   Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: (651) 772-2253
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
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Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul & Cedar Cultural Center for an unforgettable night on Thursday, March 23, with SénéQueb rapper Webster and local rapper BdotCroc for an all ages concert....

Cost: $8 AF Members, $10 advance, $ 12 day of show

Where:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul & Cedar Cultural Center
Telephone: 612 332 0436
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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-272-12535
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show is a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! We don’t promise talent, but we do promise VARIETY. Four curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 23-26, 2017.  The Twin Cities’ premier spring destination celebrates its 85th birthday...

Cost: Adults (16 and older) $14 Senior Day, (Thursday, March 23rd only, 62+) $11 Child

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.332.8330
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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 International Friendship Through the Performing Arts   1960 Cliff Lake Road, Suite 129-219, Eagan, MN USA iftpa_usa@yahoo.com (952) 210-3628 www.iftpausa.com   February 21, 2017  ...

Cost: $17 advance, $20 at the door, $17/$14 for seniors, students, Carleton alumni

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: International Friendship Through the Performing Arts
Telephone: 952-210-3628
Contact Name: Paul Dice
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of radicalized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Betsy Ruth Byers introduces a new body of work titled, Sensitive Indicators, that is influenced by how glacial landscapes are radically changing due to global warming. Byers insists her work...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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From it’s origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugar drinks. Come learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic rich and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Join instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO! Day: Friday Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Cost: Free

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Marah in the Mainsail will be performing at The Pourhouse with H. Rose and the Nomads, and Wayward.  Cinematic is the word most often used to describe Marah in the Mainsail's sound. Precise yet...

Cost: $10

Where:
The Pourhouse
10 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Coppelia in March at the Schneider Theater. Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers...

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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First Look–The Weather Diaries, Exhibition Preview Party Get a "First Look' at The Weather Diaries while partaking of live music and hands-on activities led by organizations including the Textile...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Minnesota Sinfonia presents two concerts, “Lydia Plays Mozart,” featuring pianist Lydia Artymiw, March 24 & 25. The concert will include selections by Mozart, Von Reznicek, Janacek, and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Roseville Lutheran Church
Roseville Lutheran Church 1215 Roselawn Ave. W.
Roseville , MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Sinfonia

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The Legendary NYE’S Polonaise Lounge may be gone, by NYE’S house band is still kickin’ EVERY FRIDAY from now on, as Can Can Wonderland’s house polka band! Come visit The World’s Most...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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Hairspray!  March 23, 24, 25 at 7pm Oak Grove Middle School Theater 1300 West 106th Street, Bloomington MN Tickets $7, Call Main Office 952-681-6603 Matinee Show Saturday March 25 at 3pm Free...

Cost: $7.00

Where:
Oak Grove Middle School
1300 West 106th Street
Bloomington, MN
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A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Totino Fine Arts Center Main Stage
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Presented by Live Action Set March 21 - 26 You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists...

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Live Action Set
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Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Written by Steve Schroer Directed by Philip D. Henry   Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: (651) 772-2253
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
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The Choir - Wide Eyed Wonder Tour 2017 The Choir to Tour Wide Eyed Wonder Reunion with Former Member  Re-mastered Re-issue on vinyl and CD Part of Comprehensive Salute to the Classic Album On...

Cost: $21-$50

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave W
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: The Choir/Art House North
Contact Name: Lisa Michaels
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What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota  are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a...

Cost: $19-$24

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: SPARK theater + dance
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Guest Artist Concert Friday, March 24, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Adult $16 | Senior $11 | UMD Faculty/Staff $9 | Student $8 | UMD Student $6

Cost: $6-$16

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet A witty comedy that literally brings the page to the stage. MARCH 9-24, 2017 Directed by Lucas Skjaret In the award winning modern play by Ann-Marie...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-272-12535
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

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

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 23-26, 2017.  The Twin Cities’ premier spring destination celebrates its 85th birthday...

Cost: Adults (16 and older) $14 Senior Day, (Thursday, March 23rd only, 62+) $11 Child

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.332.8330
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Doors - 6pmArms For Elephants - 7pmCold Kingdom - 815pmTickets - $5 at the Mankato Brewery taproom or online athttp://www.ticketfly.com/event/1426630Cold Kingdom:Minneapolis hard rock band Cold...

Cost: 5

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
North Mankato , MN  56003
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Sponsor: Mankato Brewery
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Hopkins School District K-12 Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 26 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: February 28, 4-6pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Minnesota Youth Art Month Show February 23 - March 25 Lobby Gallery Closing reception: March 25, 3-5pm Mirror Mirror, Ellie Hultgren Best of Show 2016 Presented by the Art Educators of Minnesota

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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For additional information, please visit http://allcommunityevents.com/stpaddys/twincities/

Cost: $50.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
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Clear your closets and create jobs!  Drop unwanted e-waste at Tech Dump during March Salvage Saturdays. Cables, cords, computers and cell phones free. Fees apply for some...

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump Golden Valley
825 Boone Ave N #100
Golden Valley, MN  55427
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Contact Name: Christine Weeks
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Red Bull Sound Select - an artist development program that works with the best curators in local music scenes to bring fans unique shows – is proud to announce the second installment of our...

Cost: $5 with RSVP, $15 without

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Clear your closets and create jobs!  Drop unwanted e-waste at Tech Dump during March Salvage Saturdays. Cables, cords, computers and cell phones free. Fees apply for some...

Cost: free/ small fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump St.Paul
698 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Contact Name: Christine Weeks
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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The Weather Diaries Guest Curator Tour Tour The Weather Diaries exhibition with the amazing artists who created it! Join Cooper & Garfer, (Sara Cooper and Nina Gorfer), and Kristín...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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March 25 is Våffeldagen (Waffle Day) in Sweden. Observed nine months before Christ’s birthday, Waffle Day commemorates Annunciation. Learn how a simple dialect corruption forever linked Mary's...

Cost: $45-55

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Treasures of the Earth Green Goods, Craft & Art fair is made of Duluth area artisans who make items out of natural materials or recycled/repurposed materials.  Over 20 artists and some...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Church
1111 N. 11th Ave. E.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Sponsor: Wendy Up North
Telephone: 121-852-55098
Contact Name: Wendy Grethen
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Come to the Mill City Market where you will find the Dude Diet recipes and commandments handouts. Learn more about the book and all that it has to offer! 

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mill City Market
704 S 2nd St
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Dude Diet
Telephone: 763-308-3662
Contact Name: Jenny

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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Spend the depths of winter with a Saturday morning art film. There will be time for discussion after each screening.

Cost: Free

Where:
Zinema 2
222 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Unlock the ancient secrets of Kombucha at home! Whether you’re planning to harness the health benefits often attributed to Kombucha, or simply a fan of the tea itself, we’ll show you the best...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Every 4th Saturday of the month we’re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
1007 West Broadway Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: NEON
Telephone: 612-302-1505
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Go All-Grain! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This class will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Come experience West Africa without leaving the Twin Cities! Join Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul this March in celebration of Senegal as part of our annual Mois de la Francophonie...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Members of the multi-talented ASI Staff offer their own artistic interpretations of the 2017 theme Migration, Identity and Belonging. Works represent mediums including photographs, sculpture,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Take your Spring Break to new heights with a flight on FlyOver America. With wind, scents and mist you’ll feel like you’re truly flying! Soar over some of the USA’s most spectacular...

Cost: Adults (13 and older): $16.95 Children (12 and under): $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Beanies will meet berets at Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul’s Open House on Saturday, March 25 from 12-3 pm. Come explore French culture and language without leaving Minneapolis by learning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612 332 0436
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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In this class, we’ll teach everything you need to know about how to turn your favorite juice into hard cider! Just in time for autumn.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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The Minnesota Sinfonia presents two concerts, “Lydia Plays Mozart,” featuring pianist Lydia Artymiw, March 24 & 25. The concert will include selections by Mozart, Von Reznicek, Janacek, and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Basilica of St. Mary
1600 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Sinfonia

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1,000 who CAIR, a Call to Action: Challenging Islamophobia/Defending Civil Rights will be a rallying cry to all who believe in religious freedom for Muslim Americans and all people. The Council on...

Cost: $5-10

Where:
O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
2004 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Wine & Beer Tasting, Presentation of children's artwork that was done at our annual Painting for Hope event.  Silent Auction, DJ, Games, Hor d'oeuvres, Try your hand at painting with Art & Elixir...

Cost: $40.00 and $50,00 day of

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreets
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Blair's Tree of hope
Telephone: 612-599-4221
Contact Name: Kim Anderson
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Jazz at Studio Z presents the 4th annual JASZ Winter Jazz Fest, with performances by: Real Bulls w/ JT Bates & Dave King, Dean Granros' Tall Tales, Adam Meckler Quintet, Drobka/Weller Duo.

Cost: $12 advance / $16 at the door

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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  Northrup King Nights happens only a few select nights per year, special evenings to explore the Twin Cities Art Scene at the Northrup King Building in the historic  NE Minneapolis Arts...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Northrup King Building
Telephone: (612) 363-5612
Contact Name: Debra Woodward
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 1, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 first quarter exhibition: CURRENT...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Continental Ballet Company will present the ballet Coppelia in March at the Schneider Theater. Coppelia is the story of a doll-maker who tries to bring a beautiful doll to life. The villagers...

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 West Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Hairspray!  March 23, 24, 25 at 7pm Oak Grove Middle School Theater 1300 West 106th Street, Bloomington MN Tickets $7, Call Main Office 952-681-6603 Matinee Show Saturday March 25 at 3pm Free...

Cost: $7.00

Where:
Oak Grove Middle School
1300 West 106th Street
Bloomington, MN
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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called...ROLLER DERBY. Join us on March 25th at the Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds as the...

Cost: $13-16

Where:
Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum
1784 Judson (And Clough)
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Twin Cities Master’s Chorale (TCMC) is pleased to announce their twenty-fourth annual spring concert with orchestra, four free performances of the Easter Section of Handel’s Messiah. Four free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Richfield United Methodist Church
5835 Lyndale Avenue S.
Richfield, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Master's Chorale
Telephone: 651-402-3899
Contact Name: Kevin Norberg
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The Hamline Church Music and Arts Series welcomes the Minnesota Boychoir on March 25. The oldest boy choir in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metropolitan area, the Minnesota Boychoir’s reputation for...

Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)

Where:
Hamline Church United Methodist
1514 Englewood Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Hamline Church United Methodist
Telephone: 651-645-0667
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The Minnesota Sinfonia presents two concerts, “Lydia Plays Mozart,” featuring pianist Lydia Artymiw, March 24 & 25. The concert will include selections by Mozart, Von Reznicek, Janacek, and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Roseville Lutheran Church
Roseville Lutheran Church 1215 Roselawn Ave. W.
Roseville , MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Sinfonia

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You Are Invited To a Special Evening at Kolman & Pryor Gallery! See Betsy Ruth Byers' exhibition, Sensitive Indicators. Talk with Betsy about her paintings. And visit over 30 artist studios,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came Written by Steve Schroer Directed by Philip D. Henry   Accompanied by an implacable Seer, Childe Roland (so called because he is not yet a knight) enters...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
The Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: (651) 772-2253
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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The Tempest “Such stuff as dreams are made on.” MARCH 8-26, 2017 Directed by Hannah Steblay This Shakespearean classic whips up a whirlwind of excitement as we whisk you away to a remote...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre is excited to announce the 2017 Puppet Lab performances, featuring brand new experimental work by four local emerging artists: Chamindika...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-272-12535
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Shades of Africa Concert Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Conducted by Ruth Lin and performing in the historic Potter Auditorium; free and open to the public. The Gustavus Symphony Orchestra is an integral musical contributor to Gustavus Adolphus...

Cost: None

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film. Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. Book by Julian Fellowes. New Songs and Additional...

Cost: $15-$18

Where:
Totino Fine Arts Center Main Stage
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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A warm, funny one-man show by Triple Espresso co-creator and author, actor Bob Stromberg, returns to Minneapolis after performing in several cities and being chosen as “Best One-Man Show” at...

Cost: $20 - $38

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Ave, Suite 145
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-455-9501
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What if the home you were familiar with was suddenly torn from you and you were sent drifting? Hundreds of teens in Minnesota  are currently set adrift in group and foster homes, waiting for a...

Cost: $19-$24

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: SPARK theater + dance
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the darkest corners of the human heart as the ambitious Macbeth schemes and murders his way to the throne. Filled with raw ambition and greed that seems...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Presented by Live Action Set March 21 - 26 You can dance (if you want to)! Unset invites YOU to play: expressively, significantly, with the company, as part of the company. Each evening consists...

Cost: $0-$20

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S. Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Live Action Set
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Malandain Ballet Biarritz Sat, Mar 25, 8:00 pm Carlson Family Stage La Belle et la Bête Based in the Basque coastal resort town of Biarritz in Southern France, Artistic Director...

Cost: $74, $64, $54

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

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

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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starring local cabaret artist and chanteuse: Nichole Carey. ONE NIGHT ONLY!!. When you're a small town girl whose dream of "making it" on the great white way hasn't quite happened yet, what's a...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 651-399-9602
Contact Name: Nichole Carey
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artists: Kyle Osvog, Donovan Palmquist, Elizabeth Pechacek, Lee Persell, Monica Rudquist, Audra Smith, Will Swanson, and Jason Trebs Curated by Ernest Miller February 24 – March 31,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow® returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 23-26, 2017.  The Twin Cities’ premier spring destination celebrates its 85th birthday...

Cost: Adults (16 and older) $14 Senior Day, (Thursday, March 23rd only, 62+) $11 Child

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.332.8330
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

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