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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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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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September 2016

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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For artist Kat Corrigan, painting dogs is a joy.  She believes that dogs are true embodiments of celebration: their entire bodies are capable of communicating “the extremes of ecstasy and love,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Daffodil Society of Minnesota Fall Bulb Sale at the Arboretum    Minnesota hardy daffodil bulbs, hard to find varieties not found in garden centers . WHILE SUPPLY LASTS.  Daffodils are not...

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3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Daffodil Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-773-9950
Contact Name: Deb Wheeler

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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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Our in-house lager expert will walk you through the steps and common pitfalls of homebrewing lagers.  Topics include recipe design, brewing process, decoction, yeast health and cold fermentation....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Tour 12 fantastic sites on and around White Bear Lake including grand estates, quaint cottages and beautiful lake homes. Tickets: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour....

Cost: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour

Where:
Tickets-White Bear Lake Armory
2228 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Telephone: 651-407-5327
Contact Name: Sara Hanson
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Come and Stop & Shop with us at the North St. Paul American Legion. We will have craftsman, direct sellers, bakers, photographers, upcyclers and so much more. The first 25 ladies through the door...

Cost: Free

Where:
North St. Paul American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Minneapolis Craft Market is teaming up with Fashion Week MN to host a fashion and accessories marketplace as the official shopping event of Minnesota Fashion Week.  The market will take place...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Insight Brewing
2821 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Craft Market
Telephone: 612-865-5156
Contact Name: Hayley Matthews-Jones
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join hundreds of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge supporters in the Twin Cities for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more! Individuals, teams, churches,...

Cost: $25-30

Where:
Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: MN Adult and Teen Challenge
Telephone: 612-481-2599
Contact Name: Jen Brink-Edwards
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The next Open House at The College of St. Scholastica will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.   Participants will: -Explore our beautiful campus -Meet our admissions staff, faculty and...

Cost: free

Where:
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Telephone: (800) 249-6412
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure The game is afoot in a mysterious adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. SEPTEMBER 8-25, 2016 Directed by Alissa Blaeser The world’s...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adult $31, Senior: $26, Student: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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  Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to town for the Fall Carnival. For four days,...

Cost: $1 - $20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN
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Encouraging a child to go the distance and realize their dreams is crucial to their success. By becoming a positive adult role model, you can brighten a child’s future. And in the process, your...

Cost: $45 per ticket, $315 per table of eight. Purchase tickets at www.kidsnkinshipgal

Where:
Brackett’s Crossing
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN
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Telephone: 651-686-0990
Contact Name: Rita Younger
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IMAGINE...It’s 1924 and Prohibition has taken hold in America. The summer is hot, but French francs are not. On the continent, a handful of American dollars will buy you an endless quantity of...

Cost: $100

Where:
The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
79 Western Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Fitzgerald in Saint Paul
Contact Name: Stu Wilson
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On September 24th from 7pm-2am, Downtown Minneapolis will be host to the 2nd ever Pub Crawl That Must Not Be Named! Witches, Wizards and all other worldly creatures who are 21+ are welcome to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Brooms & Brews
Telephone: 651-815-1932
Contact Name: Maria Balogh
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Intermedia Arts presents a four-day multidisciplinary festival as a RADICAL EXPERIMENT seeking to test, redefine and innovate the use of space, performative technique and the role of the audience....

Cost: Sliding scale ($5-$25)

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel
170 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together for our signature monthly networking luncheon on Monday, September 26th. Our Signature Events are NOT to be missed! Take...

Cost: Members: $25 Guests: $45

Where:
Grandstay Hotel and Conference
7083 153rd Street West
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich will be hosting a fundraiser on Monday, September 26 at NorthGate Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis. Event is family friendly and open to all.

Cost: Suggested contributions: $250 | $100 | $50 Young professional: $20

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-354-2858
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The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improv comedy. Every night features a local thought leader to discuss the issues of the day. A team of improvisers then brings everything...

Cost: $12/$10 in advance, with student ID

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 641-629-0272
Contact Name: Brandon Boat
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

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


Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
University of MN-Morris Recital Hall
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN  56267
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
Website »

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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

More information

During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
Website »

More information

A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Has your business focused on ACA reporting that other matters have been ignored? Are you confident that you would pass an audit? If not, join us for a free education seminar, and discover:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North
2540 North Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: HUB University
Telephone: 858-373-6982
Contact Name: Leslie Fulton
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The Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation is hosting Building Resilience: Restoring Our Human Capacity to Heal. The conference will engage community members, funders, policy leaders...

Cost: $55

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation
Telephone: (612) 377-3246
Contact Name: Liz Bubb
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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On September 27th from 10am-12pm, The Great Ribbon Rally for Young Adult Cancer Advocacy will be on it 8th stop across American at State Office Building, Room B2 St, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King...

Cost: free

Where:
State Office Building
, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room B-2
Saint Paul, MN , MN  55155
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Sponsor: The Great Ribbon Rally
Telephone: 760-695-2343
Contact Name: Rico Dence
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Understanding how DevOps fits into your incident management workflow can be a bottomless pit of buzzwords and jargon. Wouldn’t it be nice just to have some practical tips on how to either get...

Cost: Free

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: VictorOps
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A powerful workshop centered on building a mindset for success, creating and achieving goals, maintaining results, regaining life ownership and establishing yourself as a true leader. Participants...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
ALEDA Center
2610 Y.H. Hanson Ave
Albert Lea, MN  56007
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Sponsor: Decisive. Empowered. Resilient.
Contact Name: Nicolette Brink
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You: Campaign Laws & Campaign Finance Date/Time Date(s) - 09/27/20166:00 pm - 8:00 pm   The Citizens League election series, The Voting Booth...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Comcast, RBC Wealth Management, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Attorneys at Law
Telephone: 651-293-0575
Contact Name: Citizens League
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Historic Holmes Theatre
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
Website »

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »

More information

Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

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

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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

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

More information

A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

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

More information

Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Interested in meditation but not sure where to start? Learn the essential points of mindfulness meditation in a few simple steps. It’s easier than you think, and the list of proven health and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: 612-460-8837
Contact Name: Beth Schumann
Website »

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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

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


Website »

More information

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

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Skyway Theatre Presents...Wednesday September 28th, 2016What So NotDivide and Conquer TourIf it weren’t for its pedigree it would be ok to call What So Not an overnight sensation. From festival...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
Website »

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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
Website »

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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

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

More information

Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
Website »

More information

Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

More information

.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Tap’d In is a unique networking and professional development opportunity for early to mid-career professionals featuring: Beverage tasting from over a dozen local breweries, wineries & other...

Cost: Emerging Leaders Member - $20.00 +$1.99 fee Nonmember - $30.00 +$2.49 fee

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center - St. Anthony Main
219 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Ecolab

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SEXUAL ORIENTATION, IDENTITY, AND BEHAVIOR We are living in a world, in a culture, where the sexual landscape has been shifting for some time. Matters of sexual orientation, identity, and behavior...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Telephone: 612-927-8849
Contact Name: Pastor Karl Jacobson
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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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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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Marshall High School
400 Tiger Drive
Marshall, MN  56258
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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DESCRIPTION Join J. Drew Lanham in celebration of his debut memoir, The Home Place: A Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which H is for Hawk author Helen Macdonald calls “a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue South, Open Book Building, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Milkweed Editions & The Givens Foundation
Telephone: 612-332-3192
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Dark Star OrchestraContinuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience!"The most talented and accomplished tribute band out there. Fanatical attention to detail." – Rolling...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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A fundraiser benefiting PRISM, a Golden Valley-based basic needs nonprofit, this two-part event is great for golfers and non-golfers alike! Participate in the Golf Tournament in the afternoon, or...

Cost: $125 Golf Tournament; $50 Happy Hour

Where:
Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy
Golden Valley, MN  55426
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Sponsor: PRISM
Telephone: 763-432-4225
Contact Name: Tracie Huhn-Carr
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Outdoors at the OVAL, sample local beer and wine, and distilled spirits (for an added charge) while dancing to the music by GB Leighton. Food trucks, fun games like Human Foosball and...

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at door, $10 Designated Driver, $10 Spirits Tasting add-on

Where:
Guidant John Rose MN OVAL
2661 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Friends of Roseville Parks
Telephone: (612) 590-3299
Contact Name: Sharon Brown
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Website »

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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Skyway Theatre & 93X Present:Skilletwith special guests: Thousand Foot Krutch and Devour The DaySeptember 30, 2016•...

Cost: $35-40

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour...

Cost: $59, $69, $75

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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A private landowner along Sand Creek has opened his property to ongoing efforts to restore habitat along the creek. Volunteers at this family-friendly event will plant native vegetation on the bank...

Cost: Free

Where:
Private Land
Sand Creek
Jordan, MN  55352
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The St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization is holding its 13th Annual Historic Riverfront 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00am starting in Boom Island Park (700 Sibley St NE,...

Cost: $30 before Sep 27, $35 on Race Day

Where:
Boom Island Park
700 Sibley St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization
Telephone: 612-310-6151
Contact Name: Pete Gamades
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The seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Friends of PACER, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. This family-friendly event...

Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for ages 7 to 15, and free for children 6 and younger

Where:
Mount Normandale Lake Park
5901 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: PACER Center
Telephone: 952-838-9000
Contact Name: Erin Bryan
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Calming the Mind Joy of Living Meditation WorkshopWith Senior Tergar Instructor Edwin KelleyMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA In this Joy of Living Level I weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how...

Cost: $75--$175

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: (612) 460-8837
Contact Name: David Fey
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Say hello to Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness ambassadors from your community. We’re kicking things off in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 1 and we...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fitbit
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Join us on Saturday, October 1st for the Third Annual Rally for Rakhma. This event is a fun run, walk or bike ride around Lake Nokomis to support those with memory loss at Rakhma Homes. Rakhma is a...

Cost: $30 registration fee includes t-shirt, Caribou Coffee, Common Roots bagels, Rust

Where:
Lake Nokomis Main Beach
4955 W. Lake Nokomis Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Rakhma Homes
Telephone: 612-824-2345
Contact Name: Lindsey Fossum
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Arts - Food - Fun. Join us for a FREE family arts and fun day in Downtown Minneapolis. Saturday, October 1st, 10 AM 2:00 PM Elliot Recreation Center 1000 E 14th St. Minneapolis, MN 55404 FREE! Free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elliot Recreation Center
1000 E 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612.824.2787
Contact Name: Free Arts Minnesota
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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  At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Rummage is a pop-up market of retailers that align with local culture and climate plus more than 15 bands playing live on stage, attractions for all ages, fair-inspired food and craft beer....

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1839 W Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Liquid 12 Festivals
Telephone: 651-528-8752
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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WHO: A group of over 30 women artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, at various stages of their lives and artistic development. WHAT: Launching and Landing– the fruit of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave, N.E.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Art Resources of Minnesota
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year’s grand prize is one you won’t want to miss – a one-year lease on a Jeep. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October...

Cost: Ducks are $5

Where:
during On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South St. Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Neighbors, Inc.
Telephone: 651.455.5000
Contact Name: Heidi Satre
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Learn the tricks to making great fruit wines from your backyard harvest. Our experts will walk you through all the steps to make a great batch of wine from fruit preparation through bottling. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Saturday, October 1 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As a culmination of its partnership with teaching artist Sean Connaughty, the WAM Collective will display a large–scale installation on WAM’s...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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Join High Brow and the Shades at the Annual "On The Road Again" Festival in South Saint Paul on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:30.  Great Music.  Great Festival.  Great Fun. 

Cost: None

Where:
On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: On The Road Again Festival
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800

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Join us for our 2nd annual Jack’s Caregiver Bags Competition! Whether you come to play, to watch, or just to enjoy the space with family and friends, all are welcome! Enjoy entertainment, food &...

Cost: $10

Where:
CHS Field, St. Paul, MN
360 N Broadway St,
St Paul, , MN  55101
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Sponsor: Jack's Caregiver Coalition
Telephone: (612) 547-6929
Contact Name: Kyle Woody
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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Youth-Curated LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival Celebrating the Multidisciplinary Art and Identities of LGBTQIA+ Youth Curated by Intermedia Arts’ Youth Leadership Council (June 7, 2016 - Minneapolis,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Come join us in celebrating Somali culture at the Somali Museum of Minnesota's 3rd Annual Anniversary Celebration! Experience traditional and popular Somali culture through dance, song, theater and...

Cost: Adult Pre-sale: $25 Adult at Door: $30 Kids Pre-sale: $10 Kids at Door: $15

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Somali Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-234-1625
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Join the Friends of the SPCO for a memorable evening, featuring a performance by an ensemble of musicians from the internationally acclaimed Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Your $125 VIP ticket will...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
SOVEREIGN ESTATE
9950 North Shore Road
Waconie, MN  55387
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Sponsor: The Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Mary McDiarmid
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The JazzMN Orchestra is pleased to feature Grammy award-winning artist Terence Blanchard as we open our 2016-17 concert season on October 1st at the Ordway Concert Hall. Blanchard brings a rich...

Cost: $35 - 45

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
Telephone: 612.242.4791
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Orignal singer-songwriter indie pop will be served!. Will this performance call for an encore like the last two? You decide... Ameet is back at sweet, sticky HONEY! There will be crooning and maybe...

Cost: $10

Where:
honey mpls
205 Hennepin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Grant Road Records
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

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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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

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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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to...

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: (651) 243-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Modern Vaudeville is an ongoing comedy, variety, and talk show that features the Twin Cities top performers, with a wink to the past.  The October Season Two Kickoff will showcase comedian Miss...

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 Day of Show.

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Bryant Lake Bowl
Telephone: 612-825-8949
Contact Name: David Harris
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