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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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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

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Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 612-414-9661
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

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1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


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Telephone: 952-915-3609
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

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1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

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Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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40th National Women’s Business Conference presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners. More than 1,000 attendees will participate in this upbeat and inspiring three-day event...

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Prior Affair is excited to invite you to our first annual Art and Craft show!Come down and see more than 50 local crafters, artists, performers, and musicians. Have a beer at BlackStack...

Cost: Free

Where:
Prior Affair
755 Prior Ave N
st paul, MN  55104
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Sever's Fall Festival, home of the first corn maze in the Midwest, is excited to announce the opening of its 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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 At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to honor our hardworking Minnesota Vikings, who will...

Cost: $10 per person online or $12 at the gate.

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
Telephone: 952-992-9326
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Sometimes the surface is the result of deliberate gesture and the aggression of the fire, as in the stoneware and porcelain work of Bill Gossman. Sometimes the surface shows evidence of years of...

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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AFTON ALPS FAMILY FALL FAIR AND SLOPESIDE EQUIPMENT SWAP Get the family into the lifelong sport of skiing with a kickoff celebration, fun run and great gear deals Weekends — Friday, Oct. 6...

Cost: FREE

Where:
, MN

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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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Join Interact Visual Arts Department for the Saint Paul Art Crawl featuring works from every artist in our studio. This family-friendly event includes make and take activities and 20% off all...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Interact Center
1860 West Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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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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Enjoy the beauty of fall and a cup of warm apple cider as we celebrate National Book Month at Lakewood Cemetery! Stop by this open house style event for tours and activities for history buffs and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lakewood Cemetery
3600 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Lakewood Cemetery
Telephone: (612) 354-9274
Contact Name: Katie Thornton (on behalf of Lakewood)
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Mixed Blood Theatre opens its 2017/18 Season with Will Snider’s sharp-edged comedy, How to Use a Knife – a suspense-filled, expletive laced comedy sizzling with sparkling banter and second...

Cost: Free on a first come, first served basis, $25 to reserve a ticket in advance.

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN   55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theatre
Telephone: (612) 338-6131
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This production of Donizetti’s bubbly farce presents the miserly aristocrat Don Pasquale as a silent movie star facing the end of his career in 1950s Hollywood. Locked in a battle of wits and...

Cost: $25 - $200, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul , MN  55102
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Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Weekend Salvage brings you uncommon Antique, Industrial and Vintage goods on the second and third full weekends of every month. Come and scoop up MCM furniture, Industrial patio items, medical wall...

Cost: 0

Where:
42nd and Grand Av S
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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In their new show Minnesota Jazz Orchestra takes audiences through The History of Jazz. They begin in New Orleans, and carry on through modern day styles of jazz including swing. The History of...

Cost: $20-$22

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Join us for an evening of celebration and hope honoring patients, survivors and the strides we are making to end cancer. Festivities begin at The Depot, downtown Minneapolis and include a food...

Cost: Free

Where:
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Telephone: 612-259-4502
Contact Name: Michele Asmussen
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Join us for an evening of celebration and hope honoring patients, survivors and the strides we are making to end cancer. Festivities begin at The Depot, downtown Minneapolis and include a food...

Cost: Free

Where:
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Telephone: 612-259-4502
Contact Name: Michele Asmussen
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Help defeat the darkness of cancer on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 by joining thousands of survivors and supporters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Minnesota Chapter’s award winning Light The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Telephone: 612.259.4641
Contact Name: Michele Asmussen
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Join MPLS (imPulse) and Kitchen Window for a night of great food and music! Audience members will prepare five small plate dishes paired with music selections from MPLS (imPulse). Each piece is...

Cost: 89

Where:
Kitchen Window
3001 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: MPLS (imPulse) & Kitchen Window
Telephone: 319.830.3021
Contact Name: Samuel Grace
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Join Milkweed Books and On Being Executive Producer Lily Percy for the Twin Cities launch of Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone—author John Cary’s new book on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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This year, the Trail of Terror features the largest indoor maze in the Midwest - Maze of Mayhem, full of 25 hair-raising rooms and half a mile of twists and turns that will have hearts racing....

Cost: 23.95

Where:
The Trail of Terror Grounds
3525 145th Street West
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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String by Jessica Lind Peterson directed by Sean Byrd Sep. 15 – Oct. 15 This hilarious romantic comedy chronicles the unlikely courtship between a poet and a pizza delivery boy. Don't miss out...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Zeitgeist kicks off their 40th season with their third annual collaboration with Cleveland-based new music ensemble No Exit. An exchange of local artistry, the event features Zeitgeist and No Exit...

Cost: $15 / $10 students & seniors

Where:
Studio Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Recycling​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Minnesota​ ​and​ ​Solid​ ​Waste​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​North​ ​America​ ​to​ ​Host 22​nd​​ ​Annual​...

Cost: 260

Where:
Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
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Sponsor: Recycling Association of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-293-9420 ext. 4
Contact Name: Michelle Harris
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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40th National Women’s Business Conference presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners. More than 1,000 attendees will participate in this upbeat and inspiring three-day event...

Cost: Prices range from $75 to $400 members, $100-$475 non members

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: NAWBO
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Sever's Fall Festival, home of the first corn maze in the Midwest, is excited to announce the opening of its 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
View map »


Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
Website »

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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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

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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Website »

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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
View map »

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Join Milkweed Books and On Being Executive Producer Lily Percy for the Twin Cities launch of Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone—author John Cary’s new book on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical...

Cost: Pay-What-You-Can

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Recycling​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Minnesota​ ​and​ ​Solid​ ​Waste​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​North​ ​America​ ​to​ ​Host 22​nd​​ ​Annual​...

Cost: 260

Where:
Marriott Northwest
7025 Northland Drive North
Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
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Sponsor: Recycling Association of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-293-9420 ext. 4
Contact Name: Michelle Harris
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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40th National Women’s Business Conference presented by the National Association of Women Business Owners. More than 1,000 attendees will participate in this upbeat and inspiring three-day event...

Cost: Prices range from $75 to $400 members, $100-$475 non members

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: NAWBO
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. In collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Avalon Theater (home of In the Heart of the Beast)
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 612-234-1481
Contact Name: Brittany Keefe
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AUCTION - CLARA CITY, MNGUNS & AMMO AUCTIONDATE: October 17th 10amLOCATION: 8015 50th St. S.E., US Hwy 7, Clara City, MNAPPROX 50+ GUNS INCLUDING RIFLES, SHOTGUNS AND HANDGUNS AND APPROX 40,000...

Cost: 0

Where:
AUCTION
8015 50th St. S.E., US Hwy 7, Clara City, MN
8015 50TH St., S.E., US Hwy 7, MN  56222
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Sponsor: Henslin Auction
Telephone: (320) 365-4120
Contact Name: Henslin Auctions
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Sever's Fall Festival, home of the first corn maze in the Midwest, is excited to announce the opening of its 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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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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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join Milkweed Books and On Being Executive Producer Lily Percy for the Twin Cities launch of Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone—author John Cary’s new book on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave. S
Suite 107
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Join us in the Target Performance Hall for the launch of Alison McGhee's NEVER COMING BACK, the story of a young woman's return to her small-town Adirondacks home to care for her mother–just as...

Cost: Tickets: $7; Includes admission and free drink of your choice from Conexion Cafe

Where:
Open Book
Target Performance Hall
1011 Washinton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Telephone: 612-215-2540
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Join SubText Books in the store on Tuesday, October 17th for a reading and signing with Barry Babcock, author of "Teachers in the Forest: Essays from the Last Wilderness in Mississippi Headwaters...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

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

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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Service providers, caregivers, and educators often are urged to put the person first when creating goals and building supports. But what does it mean to put an individual on the spectrum’s own...

Cost: $25-$80

Where:
enVision Hotel
701 Concord St. S.
South St. Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083 ext 27
Contact Name: Monika Kopet
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
View map »


Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
Website »

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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. In collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Avalon Theater (home of In the Heart of the Beast)
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 612-234-1481
Contact Name: Brittany Keefe
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Sever's Fall Festival, home of the first corn maze in the Midwest, is excited to announce the opening of its 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

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

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

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

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Join Great River Greening with our initiative to collect one million native milkweed seeds and play a major part in the future of butterflies, which among other pollinators have been declining in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Great River Greening
35 West Water Street Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Great River Greening
Telephone: 651-272-3993
Contact Name: May Yang
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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Join DAI guest lecturer Anne Dugan and special guest historian to explore the history of Duluth’s Mayoral Portraits. This talk will celebrate the rehanging and provide an opportunity to look at...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Courthouse Fourth Floor
100 N. 5th Ave W.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
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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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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

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Rub elbows with other politically interested Minnesotans, catch up with old friends, meet new and interesting people – and have a good time doing it – at our annual Civic Celebration! Come for...

Cost: $45.00 - $70.00

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center
212 2nd Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
Contact Name: Citizens League
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Thanks to a partnership with Grandma's Restaurant, Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event series enjoyed by both the first-time whiskey drinker and the seasoned scotch fan. Whiskey Wednesdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join SubText Books in the store on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:00 PM for a reading with Andrea Thome, for her new book "Seeds of Intention." Book signing to follow! "Seeds of Intention" follows...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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RAW is an indie arts organization specializing in spotlighting local emerging talent in 65 cities worldwide. Minneapolis is a cultural hotspot for creatives. Many are seemingly hidden in the...

Cost: $22 presale / $30 door

Where:
The Pourhouse
10 S 5th St #11
Minneapolis, MN
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Join us @ RAW: Minneapolis for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more.  The coolest thing you...

Cost: Doors @ 7:00 PM | $22 Pre-Sale | $30 Door | 21+

Where:
The Pourhouse
10 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: http://www.rawartists.org/
Telephone: 213-995-6729
Contact Name: Heidi Luerra
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Join us Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22 at Bachman's Greenhouse in Minneapolis.  This twice yearly show, features 18 local dealers from around the Twin Cities area fill and transform...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bachman's Greenhouse
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. In collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Avalon Theater (home of In the Heart of the Beast)
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 612-234-1481
Contact Name: Brittany Keefe
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Sever's Fall Festival, home of the first corn maze in the Midwest, is excited to announce the opening of its 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown partners with YWCA Minneapolis for a Pink is the New Blu fitness fundraiser. Throughout the month, YWCA...

Cost: Donations suggested upon arrival

Where:
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
35 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: YWCA Minneapolis

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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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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Join us Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22 at Bachman's Greenhouse in Minneapolis.  This twice yearly show, features 18 local dealers from around the Twin Cities area fill and transform...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bachman's Greenhouse
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Contact Name: Jessica
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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NCC welcomes Alessandro Gallo and Russell Wrankle as visiting artists in conjunction with the Tempered Beastsexhibition.  Gallo and Wrankle will be visiting in conjunction with the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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To bring the wisdom of the smallest rooms to the largest possible, Together is inclusive, accessible and welcoming of all -- you do not need to be qualified to attend. Together Live tickets start...

Cost: $25- $129

Where:
The State Theatre
, MN

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Together Live is a national touring event that will bring an array of thought leaders, local activists, artists, athletes, and celebrity guests together for a night of inspired talks, interviews,...

Cost: $25

Where:
State Theater
805 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: WME Live Ventures
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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“The Three Bonnies” is an exhilarating, funny, frightening, sexy multimedia piece using video, dancers, horses and the blues to explore the challenges of male-female relationships. Moving in...

Cost: $25 adults; $15 children 12 and under

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: The Celtic Junction Arts Center
Telephone: 612-874-8892
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Milkweed Books is pleased to present Ben Blum, author of RANGER GAMES, his first book of nonfiction. Join us in the Target Performance Hall as Ben reads from RANGER GAMES, the story of Ben's young...

Cost: TICKETING INFO TBA

Where:
Open Book
Target Performance Hall
1011 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Books
Telephone: 612-215-2540
Contact Name: Daley Farr
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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 E 7th St
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Live Nation and Northrop Present My Favorite Murder Live Thu, Oct 19, 8:00 pm My Favorite Murder is the hit true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Since its...

Cost: $45, $40, $37.50, $29.50

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Live Nation and Northrop
Telephone: (612) 625-6003
Contact Name: Cari Hatcher
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Join us Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22 at Bachman's Greenhouse in Minneapolis.  This twice yearly show, features 18 local dealers from around the Twin Cities area fill and transform...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bachman's Greenhouse
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
View map »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

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

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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. In collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Avalon Theater (home of In the Heart of the Beast)
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 612-234-1481
Contact Name: Brittany Keefe
Website »

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Sever's Fall Festival, home of the first corn maze in the Midwest, is excited to announce the opening of its 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly presents an exhibition by Minnesota native Lizzie Wortham. Wortham’s oil paintings are abstracted representations of girls...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University proudly opens its fall exhibition season with a show by Minnesota artist and apparel designer Anupama Pasricha. Pasricha, who was born...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Join us Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22 at Bachman's Greenhouse in Minneapolis.  This twice yearly show, features 18 local dealers from around the Twin Cities area fill and transform...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bachman's Greenhouse
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Contact Name: Jessica
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Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas, in 1951. Chin’s art, which is both analytical and poetic, evades easy classification. He is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Auditorium 150
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 30, 2017 Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Weekend Salvage brings you uncommon Antique, Industrial and Vintage goods on the second and third full weekends of every month. Come and scoop up MCM furniture, Industrial patio items, medical wall...

Cost: 0

Where:
42nd and Grand Av S
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Join tap dance instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for FREE group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Join us for the exhibition reception for Tempered Beasts and Nature/Nurture: Norman Holan and Alisa Holan. The exhibitions will be open September 22 - November 5. Visit...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Downtown invites guests and locals to a pink-inspired dinner on Friday, October 20, with 35 percent of the...

Cost: $57 plus tax and gratuity

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Downtown Mpls
31 S. 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Come one, Come all to the Spooktacular Halloween Carnival Ball! Come celebrate Halloween in style this year! Put on your Halloween best and enjoy ghostly games, mischievous performances,...

Cost: 30.00-45.00

Where:
The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12459 Elm Creek Boulevard N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Party Princess
Telephone: 651-900-2639
Contact Name: Cassie Ridge
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Put on your Halloween best and enjoy ghostly games, performances, music, dancing and special appearances by you favorite princesses, heroes and villains. Events include: Carnival styled games, meet...

Cost: $35-$40

Where:
Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12425 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Space B4- Next to White House Black Market
Maple Grove , MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-424-0504
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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A fun painting that combines a scary Halloween picture with the famous artist, "Van Gogh”. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local...

Cost: $48

Where:
Pinot's Palette
4712 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Telephone: 161-244-06744
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Join local artist heather c. lou (she/her/hers) of hclou ART for a celebration of her mixed media creations on October 20th from 7-9pm at Bonshaker Books in Minneapolis, MN. hclou ART will be...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bonshaker Books
Minneapolis, MN  55404


Sponsor: hclou ART
Telephone: 310-803-0889
Contact Name: heather c. lou
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This year, the Trail of Terror features the largest indoor maze in the Midwest - Maze of Mayhem, full of 25 hair-raising rooms and half a mile of twists and turns that will have hearts racing....

Cost: 23.95

Where:
The Trail of Terror Grounds
3525 145th Street West
Shakopee, MN  55379
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“The Three Bonnies” is an exhilarating, funny, frightening, sexy multimedia piece using video, dancers, horses and the blues to explore the challenges of male-female relationships. Moving in...

Cost: $25 adults; $15 children 12 and under

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: The Celtic Junction Arts Center
Telephone: 612-874-8892
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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 E 7th St
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about...

Cost: $20–$28

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Happy For That Theater Company
Contact Name: George Spalding

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Internationally acclaimed jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, opens the JazzMN Orchestra 2017-18 series at the Ordway Concert Hall. Featured regularly as a member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Gordon...

Cost: $37 - 47

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
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Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Boasting chart and sales records that are virtually unmatched in popular music, Three Dog Night had 21 consecutive Top 40 hits including three No. 1 singles, 11 Top 10s, 18 straight Top 20s, seven...

Cost: $35 & $45

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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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: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Join us Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22 at Bachman's Greenhouse in Minneapolis.  This twice yearly show, features 18 local dealers from around the Twin Cities area fill and transform...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bachman's Greenhouse
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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OCT 21, 2017, – HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™   Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC), 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129 Attention all home improvement enthusiast!...

Cost: $6 or free with food shelf donation

Where:
Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC
4125 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN  55129
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sever's Fall Festival, home of the first corn maze in the Midwest, is excited to announce the opening of its 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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 At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to honor our hardworking Minnesota Vikings, who will...

Cost: $10 per person online or $12 at the gate.

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
Telephone: 952-992-9326
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OCT 21, 2017, – HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™   Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC), 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129 Attention all home improvement enthusiast!...

Cost: $6 or Free with food shelf item

Where:
Bielenberg Sports Center (BSC
4125 Radio Dr
Woodbury, MN  55129
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. In collaboration with the Roe Family Singers and Engineer Paul of the...

Cost: $10

Where:
Avalon Theater (home of In the Heart of the Beast)
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 612-234-1481
Contact Name: Brittany Keefe
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The October Mystery Brewery is revealed! We're back at HeadFlyer for an 80s/90s themed Bells & Beers experience like no other! Grab your old school fitness gear and join the Bells & Beers Crewas...

Cost: 25

Where:
HeadFlyer Brewing
861 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: EDK Training
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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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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Join us Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22 at Bachman's Greenhouse in Minneapolis.  This twice yearly show, features 18 local dealers from around the Twin Cities area fill and transform...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bachman's Greenhouse
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Contact Name: Jessica
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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People will be green with envy when you show off this special Black Light Witch painting for Halloween! Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by...

Cost: $38

Where:
Pinot's Palette
4712 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Telephone: 161-244-06744
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Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about...

Cost: $20–$28

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Happy For That Theater Company
Contact Name: George Spalding

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Weekend Salvage brings you uncommon Antique, Industrial and Vintage goods on the second and third full weekends of every month. Come and scoop up MCM furniture, Industrial patio items, medical wall...

Cost: 0

Where:
42nd and Grand Av S
4159 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Family Fun for Everyone!   2017 Pumpkin Night in the Park Saturday, October 21 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. Springbrook Nature Center   Save with advance tickets – on sale at Springbrook Nature...

Cost: $10

Where:
Springbrook Nature Center
100 85th Ave
Fridley, MN  55432
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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This year, the Trail of Terror features the largest indoor maze in the Midwest - Maze of Mayhem, full of 25 hair-raising rooms and half a mile of twists and turns that will have hearts racing....

Cost: 23.95

Where:
The Trail of Terror Grounds
3525 145th Street West
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Adorn your walls with the elegance of autumn! Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a...

Cost: $38

Where:
Pinot's Palette
4712 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Telephone: 161-244-06744
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The Singers MN Choral Artists honor Dominick Argento on the eve of his 90th birthday with a rare performance of I Hate and I Love, his masterful setting of texts he translated from the poet...

Cost: $21-35

Where:
Nativity of Our Lord
1900 Wellesley Ave
St. Paul MN 55105, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-917-1948
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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I bow to the wheel of six seasons Cycles of birth and death Each season bestows gifts Enchanting our hearts Bringing abundance to our earth Inspired by Kalidasa’s 4th century Sanskrit poetry...

Cost: $22

Where:
The O’Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Kala Vandanam
Contact Name: Suchi Sairam
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Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 E 7th St
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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“The Three Bonnies” is an exhilarating, funny, frightening, sexy multimedia piece using video, dancers, horses and the blues to explore the challenges of male-female relationships. Moving in...

Cost: $25 adults; $15 children 12 and under

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: The Celtic Junction Arts Center
Telephone: 612-874-8892
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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(Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN)  Vaudeville Remix is a comedy, variety, music and talk show that features the top acts in the Twin Cities.  The Season Three Kickoff Show features comedians Bryan...

Cost: $15

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-281-5282
Contact Name: David Harris
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(Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN)  Vaudeville Remix is a comedy, variety, music and talk show that features the top acts in the Twin Cities.  The Season Three Kickoff Show features comedians Bryan...

Cost: 15

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-281-5282
Contact Name: David Harris
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October 21st  "Monster Mash Dance Party at Palmers" Palmers Bar 500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Performers: Manny Duke Rick O'Shea Skip Fixer Mathew Robert (Nighthowlers) Roberto Brett...

Cost: $5

Where:
Palmers Bar
500 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Hump Day Chronicles
Telephone: 708-704-7742
Contact Name: Manny
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

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