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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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All 37 Mattress Firm stores in the Minneapolis area are hosting a Clothing Drive to benefit local foster youth and families. Through Sunday, June 18, 2017 during normal store hours, Mattress Firm...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mattress Firm
1710 New Brighton Blvd,
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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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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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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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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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Join us at the third annual Boundary Waters Expo, to be held June 17-18th, 2017 at the Seagull Lake public landing on the Gunflint Trail. This is a family-friendly, hands-on event with fun for...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Seagull Lake Public Access
Grand Marais, MN  55604


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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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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Get crafty with the designer of mini golf hole #15, Gramma’s Living Room, Sarah Stone! Come sift through Sarah’s curious collection of vintage photos, retro ads, old books and recycled record...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats…there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat...

Cost: N/A

Where:
North Houser Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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Learn the step-by-step process to make great beer at home from our own Midwest Extract Kits. One of our knowledgeable brewers will walk you through the entire process from the boil to bottling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Father Hennepin Park
420 S.E. Main St.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: MN Sinfonia
Telephone: 612-871-1701
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Cyclists from around the world will be arriving in Minnesota this June for the 18th annual North Star Grand Prix presented by North Memorial Health Care. More than 300 of the best pro and elite...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota
, MN


Sponsor: North Memorial Health Care

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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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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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This is America’s Dairyland. This class will go over everything you need to make your first batch of delicious cheese. Learn how easy, fun, and rewarding making cheese can be.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Nortern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Stop by and visit Conductor Bud and his charming railroad garden. The railroad garden, located in Eagan, has free public open houses on the third Sunday of the month (June - September) from 1 - 4...

Cost: free

Where:
Lutz Railroad Garden
2960 Egan Avenue
Eagan, MN  55121
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Telephone: 651-454-3534
Contact Name: Bud Lutz
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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(MINNEAPOLIS)—Alive & Kickin, the beloved thirty-three member senior citizen ensemble, led by award-winning Artistic Director Michael Matthew Ferrell and Co-creator/Musical Director Jason Hansen,...

Cost: $32

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Schneider Theater
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 50 years since the Summer of Love with a return engagement of The Beatles! Revisit audience favorites from our 2015 concert Here Comes the...

Cost: $25 - $53

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus
Telephone: 612-339-7664
Contact Name: Jeff Heine
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Culture Piece Magazine will be celebrating their 1 year anniversary with a fashion show at Can Can Wonderland in Saint Paul, Minnesota on June 18th 2017. Project Runway Junior Season 2 competitor,...

Cost: $20-$45

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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An American in Paris is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the...

Cost: $39-$109.50

Where:
Ordway Center for Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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A propane-fueled, muscle-bound, rough and tumble, torn shirt, bloody bicep, car chasing, bar fight, coming down on that bottom rung of a helicopter, flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline so...

Cost: $12-15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Unconventional, interactive, absurd. A trivia night like none other. Join host Sam Spadino & special guests as they bring you the newest game night in the Twin Cities. Points for your knowledge of...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


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
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

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

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Skylark Opera Theatre and Angels & Demons Entertainment present Don Giovanni. Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be set in the Prohibition era and performed in English in a beautiful and intimate...

Cost: $70 - $75

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skylark Opera Theatre and Angels & Demons Entertainment
Telephone: 612-343-3390
Contact Name: Andrea Leerhoff
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Professionals of color are the fastest-growing segment of our workforce. However, research shows that we are not retaining professionals of color in the MSP region at the same rate as white...

Cost: $10 for Citizens League Members

Where:
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Free, registration required

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


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

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

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

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

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

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


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

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
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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  Contemporary pop singer-songwriter Elle Casazza captivates listeners with her authentic and re-creative pop music style. Elle is known to blend an invigorating mix of jazz, soul and funk...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uptown Art Fair
1406 West Lake Street
#LL C
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Ever dream of canning your Homebrew? Now you can Can! Call us at 952-562-5300 ext 1060 to reserve a time slot. Bring in a cooled keg into the store, and a trained associate will have your beer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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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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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

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

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Think Small’s mission is to advance quality care and education of children in their crucial early years. Come meet us! Meet Think Small tours will give you a firsthand look at the innovative...

Cost: Free to public

Where:
Think Small Headquarters
10 Yorkton Court,
St. Paul, , MN  55117
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Telephone: 651-641-3543
Contact Name: Trisha France
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join us for an evening of live music from Jack Klatt, silent films curated by Phil Harder, locally sourced picnic eats featuring Red Table Meat Co., Baker's Field Flour & Bread, Indeed Brewing...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Draft Horse
117 14th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: The Draft Horse
Telephone: 612-208=1476
Contact Name: Anne Saxton
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

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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For those impacted by Alzheimer’s, every day can feel like the longest day. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter
Telephone: 952-857-0553
Contact Name: Bridget Rissmann
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Join us as we honor the strength and resilience of the women of Sarah's.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required

Where:
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur De Catherine
St Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Sarah's... an Oasis for Women
Telephone: 651-696-8672
Contact Name: Martha West
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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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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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Gathering in Burnsville each month! This is an ever-changing group of women who convene for the purpose of personal, spiritual development in the areas of relationship and life purpose.  I'll do...

Cost: 18.00

Where:
Burnsville (Location given once Registered)
, MN


Telephone: 612-791-3001
Contact Name: Amy Vasterling
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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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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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra (CAO) was created by Dan Newton in 1995 after he heard a style which he refered to as "faux Parisian elevator music." His band now performs an eclectic mix...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Shalom Home West
3620 Phillips Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55426
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Sponsor: MN Sinfonia
Telephone: 612-871-1701
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Clean water unites us all. It's the most valuable resource we have, and one that we must fight to defend. That's why NorthGate Brewing has teamed up with the Campaign to Save...

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters
Telephone: 952-807-7621
Contact Name: Katie Kelley
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Clean water unites us all. That's why NorthGate Brewing teamed up with the Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters to create a brave new brew, Canoe Country Cream Ale! Released in November, 2016 to...

Cost: 0

Where:
NorthGate Brewing
783 Harding Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: Barb Gettel
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join us for this special River City Revue, Murder on the Mississippi. Part social event, part theater production, and all aboard the Jonathan Padelford! Cruise down the Mississippi National River...

Cost: $15 - $18

Where:
Harriet Island
205 Doctor Justus Ohage Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection
Telephone: 651-291-8164
Contact Name: Alora K. Jones
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11th Year of the Twin Cities Improv Festival! Come by Huge Theater from June 21st- June 25th for a jam-packed, hilarious weekend of comedy. Tickets go on sale June 5th for only $15! ...

Cost: $15

Where:
Huge Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

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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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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

Cost: Free, registration required

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


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

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

Cost: $120-$170

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


Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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
View map »


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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

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

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at over 20 area clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: All the music on the main stages is free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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 »

More information

On Pride Weekend 2017, get ready for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance that’s sure to be unlike anything the Twin Cities has ever seen! Set on Raspberry Island in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raspberry Island
St. Paul, MN  55107


Sponsor: One Voice Mixed Chorus
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

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

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Giants Ridge presents the Burnt Onion Music series featuring the following Minnesota-based artist:   May 25, 2017: Chris Herriges from 5-8 pm at Burnt Onion June 1, 2017: Jud Hailey from 5-8...

Cost: Free

Where:
Giants Ridge
6329 Wynne Creek Dr
Biwabik, MN  55708
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Join us for the Artist Reception of Jodi Reeb's exhibition, "At the Horizon." This free event offers hosted appetizers and a cash bar. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Cost: Free!

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Join us at Nonna Rosa’s Ristorante Italiano for a decadent evening of specialty Italian wine and food imported directly from Naples, Italy.  Thursday, June 22nd starting at 6PM (social) and...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Nonna Rosa's Ristorante Italiano
4168 West Broadway
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Phalen Ampitheater
1600 Phalen Drive
Saint Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: MN Sinfonia
Telephone: 612-871-1701
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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11th Year of the Twin Cities Improv Festival! Come by Huge Theater from June 21st- June 25th for a jam-packed, hilarious weekend of comedy. Tickets go on sale June 5th for only $15! ...

Cost: $15

Where:
Huge Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say...

Cost: $39, $89, $99, $150 & $300

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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A propane-fueled, muscle-bound, rough and tumble, torn shirt, bloody bicep, car chasing, bar fight, coming down on that bottom rung of a helicopter, flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline so...

Cost: $12-15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show is a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! Four curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven together through music and song by our house band and local...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at over 20 area clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: All the music on the main stages is free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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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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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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On Pride Weekend 2017, get ready for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance that’s sure to be unlike anything the Twin Cities has ever seen! Set on Raspberry Island in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raspberry Island
St. Paul, MN  55107


Sponsor: One Voice Mixed Chorus
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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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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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

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

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Henderson Sauerkraut Days Friday June 23 Saturday June 24 Sunday June 25 Friday Park opens at 4 with the Kraut Cruise, Not So Newlywed Game, Music Saturday Park opens at 9, TBA Sunday Park...

Cost: No Admission

Where:
Bender Park
210 North 3rd Street
Henderson, MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Sauerkraut Days Committee
Contact Name: Meghan Graham

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Join instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

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: Chris Pennington
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The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride June 23, 2017 5:30-9:30pm Loring Park Minneapolis, MN   The Beer Dabbler at Twin Cities Pride is back for a sixth year of celebrating and supporting...

Cost: $45 in advance/ $55 day of

Where:
Loring Park
Minneapolis, MN

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Join Rainbow Health Initiative and Pride Institute at the 10th Annual Fruit Bowl: the only alcohol-free, tobacco-free, family-friendly LGBTQ Pride event in the Twin Cities! Join us for bowling,...

Cost: Free-$5 Donation Welcome

Where:
Memory Lanes
2520 26th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Rainbow Health Initiative
Contact Name: Heidi Johnson
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Dave Bickler  Original Survivor Vocalist Dave performs "Eye of the Tiger" and other classic Survivor hits plus some new material from his latest release "Dark Light" Concert Starts at...

Cost: $25 General Admission Open seating on lawn or patio $35 Reser

Where:
Sovereign Estate Winery
9950 N Shore Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Sovereign Estate Wine
Telephone: 952-446-9957
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The Legendary NYE’S Polonaise Lounge may be gone, by NYE’S house band is still kickin’ EVERY FRIDAY from now on, as Can Can Wonderland’s house polka band! Come visit The...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Weight of the world got you feeling down? Need to cleanse your spirit? Drink from The Old Smugglers Medicine Show Junkyard Revival Aural Elixir and cure the pain and suffering that ails. Let the...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN
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11th Year of the Twin Cities Improv Festival! Come by Huge Theater from June 21st- June 25th for a jam-packed, hilarious weekend of comedy. Tickets go on sale June 5th for only $15! ...

Cost: $15

Where:
Huge Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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The Minnesota Sinfonia is a professional, non-profit chamber orchestra offering free-admission concerts and educational programs in and around the Twin Cities. All programs are accessible and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Sponsor: MN Sinfonia
Telephone: 612-871-1701
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Skylark Opera Theatre and Angels & Demons Entertainment present Don Giovanni. Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be set in the Prohibition era and performed in English in a beautiful and intimate...

Cost: $70 - $75

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skylark Opera Theatre and Angels & Demons Entertainment
Telephone: 612-343-3390
Contact Name: Andrea Leerhoff
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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httInspired by Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse’s own personal experiences as an adult orphan, Dancing on the Belly of the Beast explores the universality of grief and death, and specifically...

Cost: Suggested Donation $10-30

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Off-Leash Area
Telephone: 612-724-7372
Contact Name: Jennifer Ilse
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A propane-fueled, muscle-bound, rough and tumble, torn shirt, bloody bicep, car chasing, bar fight, coming down on that bottom rung of a helicopter, flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline so...

Cost: $12-15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Good Morning Bedlam's show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that scissor-kicks in the air, a string bass that will shake your chest, and a beat that will have your...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lakes and Legends Brewing Company
1368 Lasalle Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Contact Name: Christian

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Terry Lee Goffee has been a Johnny Cash fan since he was 8 years old. His long-running admiration for the music and the man is apparent in his performance as Cash in “The Ultimate Tribute to...

Cost: $24 / $28 at the door

Where:
Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave.
Zumbrota, MN  55992
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Sponsor: Crossings at Carnegie
Telephone: 507-732-7616
Contact Name: Jonya Pacey
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artists: Kristi Kuder and James Scherbarth May 18 – June 23, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist: Tuesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Unravel: (1) to...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Spartans are taking over the Welch Village Ski Resort in Welch, Minnesota, located less than an hour outside the Twin Cities. This Spartan Sprint, covering 3-5 miles, promises to test racers with...

Cost: 109-150

Where:
Welch Village Ski & Snowboard Area
26685 County 7 Blvd
Welch, MN  55089
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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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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2017 PROSPECT PARK GARDEN WALK & PLANT SALE The annual Prospect Park Garden Walk and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Garden Walk is FREE.   The...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Frances Cabrini Church
1500 Franklin Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Prospect Park Garden Club
Telephone: 612-623-3747
Contact Name: Pam Wollum
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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CitySTRONG is an innovative outdoor group workout led by celebrity trainers Erin Oprea and Shawn Booth. The series kicked off in Nashville in September 2016 and travels to a new U.S. city each...

Cost: $40 - General Admission

Where:
The Commons
425 Portland Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55488
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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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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at over 20 area clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: All the music on the main stages is free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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5th annual St. Boni Spass-Tagen with car show, 5k color run, bean bag tourney, bingo, weiner dog races, music, food vendors, blood drive, beer tent, silent auction, raffle prizes and much much...

Cost: free

Where:
Missile Park
County Road 92
St. Bonifacius, MN  55375
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Every 4th Saturday of the month we’re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
1007 West Broadway Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: NEON
Telephone: 612-302-1505
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Why are there so many strains of yeast? How do different styles of yeast affect the flavor of your brew? Alejandro will answer these questions and also cover topics like yeast brands, starters,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd, separating curds and whey, and pressing hard cheese. You’ll learn about various types of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Why are there so many strains of yeast? How do different styles of yeast affect the flavor of your brew? Alejandro will answer these questions and also cover topics like yeast brands, starters,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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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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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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On Pride Weekend 2017, get ready for a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance that’s sure to be unlike anything the Twin Cities has ever seen! Set on Raspberry Island in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Raspberry Island
St. Paul, MN  55107


Sponsor: One Voice Mixed Chorus
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The Lutsen 99er is an Ultra Mountain Bike Race through 99 miles of the most rugged terrain Minnesota has to offer. The race starts and finishes at Lutsen Mountains and winds from the coast of Lake...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Rd
Lutsen , MN  55612
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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We will get you started on making cheese at home by showing you a variety of techniques including cutting the curd, separating the curds and whey, using a cheese press and waxing hard cheese, We...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Arts & Crafts returns! LOCAL ARTISTSCRAFT BEER & SPIRITSLIVE MUSICFOOD TRUCKSJOY AND WHIMSYCome join us at the 3rd annual Arts & Crafts! This art and music festival is an inclusive event for all...

Cost: $35 (Advanced Ticket) $40 (at the door)

Where:
Uppercut Boxing Gym
1324 Quincy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COMPAS
Telephone: 651-292-3287
Contact Name: Michael Salazar
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Henderson Sauerkraut Days Friday June 23 Saturday June 24 Sunday June 25 Friday Park opens at 4 with the Kraut Cruise, Not So Newlywed Game, Music Saturday Park opens at 9, TBA Sunday Park...

Cost: No Admission

Where:
Bender Park
210 North 3rd Street
Henderson, MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Sauerkraut Days Committee
Contact Name: Meghan Graham

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The Minnesota Orchestra's Symphony Ball is the organization's largest annual fundraising event, raising millions of dollars in support of the Orchestra, its musicians and education programs. The...

Cost: $75-$425

Where:
Orchestra Hall and the Hilton Hotel
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Best Buy
Telephone: 612-371-5600
Contact Name: Gwen Pappas
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Bringing together examples from a lifetime of work, this exhibition honors the late Amy Sabrina (Myers), 1956 – 2013, and gives light to her imagination and talent. A graduate of the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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From May 12 to June 25, NCC will turn its exhibition spotlight on our incredibly talented members (comprised of students, educators, professional artists, and novices) with a juried exhibition....

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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11th Year of the Twin Cities Improv Festival! Come by Huge Theater from June 21st- June 25th for a jam-packed, hilarious weekend of comedy. Tickets go on sale June 5th for only $15! ...

Cost: $15

Where:
Huge Theater
3037 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Looking for a unique date night activity that is sure to impress your mate? Look no further than NCC's original Clayfor Couples. Sign up with your special friend and learn the secrets of throwing...

Cost: $65.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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A propane-fueled, muscle-bound, rough and tumble, torn shirt, bloody bicep, car chasing, bar fight, coming down on that bottom rung of a helicopter, flick a lit cigarette into a pool of gasoline so...

Cost: $12-15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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The Woman’s Club of MinneapolisPRIDE DanceSATURDAY, JUNE 24Doors Open at 8:00 pmDJ Brian Engel of Hipshaker$15.00 Woman’s Club Members$25.00 Nonmembers in advance | $30.00 at the doorTickets...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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httInspired by Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Ilse’s own personal experiences as an adult orphan, Dancing on the Belly of the Beast explores the universality of grief and death, and specifically...

Cost: Suggested Donation $10-30

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Off-Leash Area
Telephone: 612-724-7372
Contact Name: Jennifer Ilse
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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