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Is St. Paul the country’s next great barbecue city?


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The first time I heard about the International Marketplace was a couple years ago, when my friend Heather called. “Todd and I went and got ribs at the Hmong marketplace again,” she said. “We’re obsessed. You’ve been there, right?”

I had no idea what she was talking about.

“You are going to faint with happiness,” she continued. “Can you meet me there at one o’clock?”

Then she spent 10 minutes trying to explain where it is. If you’re familiar with the former lumberyard where Como Avenue and Marion Street meet in the shadow of the state capitol, you know where it is. If not: Get off I-94 on the Marion/Kellogg exit in St. Paul, and go north on Marion until the road starts to veer strangely to the east. Look around. Across the street on a nowhere-looking chainlink fence is a sign: International Marketplace. That’s it! Feel free to park pell-mell in the gravel lot. Everyone parks pell-mell in the gravel lot. It feels like a rural flea market.

Head west. Usually everyone is streaming toward a dark red building with a sign that reads “West Building.” Inside are dozens of vendors selling…everything: children’s shoes that light up, faux G.I. Joes, silver gladiator sandals, LED bouquets, Hmong silver dowry tokens, medicinal herbs, DVDs of water-buffalo fights. It’s totally overwhelming, like being transported right out of Minnesota and into Southeast Asia. Soak it all in. Then walk down the corridor to the food court. You’ll know it instantly, because a half-dozen food vendors share space on a long wall that face a half-dozen communal tables. On the weekends, open space at these tables is more rare than gold. On weekdays, there is plenty of room, but you miss the thrill the crowd imparts.

Welcome to Hmong barbecue paradise. I’ve been to this food court at the International Marketplace a dozen times in the last two years, and it has become one of my absolute favorite places in the state. I love to take guests visiting from out of town. I love to go myself. But I’ve never written about it, because I’ve always felt the need to be definitive, to get to the bottom of it, and as such I’ve failed. I mean, I’ve read a lot about Hmong culture. (I recommend two books by Keith Quincy: Harvesting Pa Chay’s Wheat for a different history of the Vietnam War, and Hmong: History of a People, a fascinating look at a people who did not, in fact, start their lives the day they got to Minnesota.) Even with all my reading, however, I’ve never­ felt like I had anything truly authoritative to say about the International Marketplace (though I am enough of an authority to tell you that most Hmong people call it “the flea market”). I’ve gotten kind and helpful Hmong guides to take me on tours and explain the food, and I’ve picked up such valuable points as: Elders like bitter herbs and boiled chicken, and young people like fried chicken and barbecue. Of course they do. In every culture, be it French, Jewish, or Japanese, the elders like bitter herbs and boiled chicken, and the young people like fried chicken—and, usually, loud music, fast cars, and leather jackets.

However, even with this incremental bit of fried-versus-boiled-chicken wisdom, I seem to have plateaued. I have lately had to come to terms with the sad fact that I will never be an authority on the flea market, just an informed traveler. That said, I think I can be useful in assisting you to discover, make sense of, and enjoy one of the most fascinating food experiences Minnesota currently has to offer. And one of the cheapest: A family of four can eat a groaning amount for $20, so it fits nicely into this year’s various themes of stay-cation and save-more.

So, without further ado:

My Admittedly Incomplete, But Hopefully Genuinely Helpful Guide to Discovering the Food at St. Paul’s International Marketplace, Which Most Hmong Call the Flea Market.

1. Make your way there, park, enter, find the food court. This takes some doing. (See above.)

2. Walk back and forth among all the stalls, examining the barbecue. There’s a lot of barbecue. Hmong barbecue is not made over coals, but in super hot ovens that people call “hot boxes,” though a better word for them might be kilns, because, once locked, their internal temperature zooms up really high. How high? I’m not exactly sure. I’ve asked a lot of people and gotten answers from 600 to 800 degrees. Put something like a chicken with fatty skin in there and the hot box seems to essentially fry the food in scalding air, until it crisps something fierce. Sometimes the foods are cooked before inserting in the hot box, sometimes not. It depends. This hot-box dry-frying results in extraordinarily crisp skin on pork, chicken, and so on, but also soft interior fat.

On your first trip up and down the row of vendors, try to identify a couple different foods. You’ll see lemongrass sausage, a dark burgundy colored fragrant pork sausage that is ubiquitous at the market and is served solo or with red sticky rice—or with the sticky rice and a spicy-sour hot sauce. It’s great, but it also seems to be the same no matter what vendor you visit.

You’ll also see pale gold chicken legs, stuffed under the skin with bean-thread noodles and carrots; large pink pork meatballs on skewers; two sorts of fried chicken (one plain, which you’ll know by its classic pale brown crackly fried-chicken color, and one lacquered red with a marinated skin); red-lacquered pork spareribs; mahogany brown beef ribs; even darker beef jerky; whole tilapia coated with herbs and wrapped in plastic; and something people call “crispy pork” or “crisp pork,” which is in fact a section of pork belly—the section bacon is made from—marinated so that it’s red and air-fried in the hot box so that its crisp, salty, and, in spots, even creamy. You’ll know it because it looks like a whole section of bacon, unsliced. This is a great, great thing.

3. Now that you’ve done your scouting, it’s time to make a game plan. But don’t order yet!

4. Instead, get papaya salad at Hmong Express Cuisine, because it takes them a while to make it. For my money, they make the best papaya salad in the market—even better than the salad made by the nearby stall that has “Papaya” in its name.

Papaya salad is a key part of Hmong cuisine; it’s made by shredding green, unripe papayas and tossing with a dressing made by grinding fish sauce, lime juice, fresh chili peppers, perhaps tamarind, toasted crushed peanuts, and other ingredients together in a salad-bowl sized mortar and pestle. It’s as critical to a Hmong meal as a green salad is to one at a French bistro. Hmong Express Cuisine’s papaya salad is so great because they make it with lots of sliced tomatoes, paper-thin slices of lime, and pieces of tiny green raw eggplant, all of which combine to make a papaya salad that’s unlike any I’ve had in a Thai or Vietnamese restaurant. It’s somehow meatier and riper. It’s wonderful. Be sure to order it mild, though, unless you drink Tabasco like water—the mild is fierce.

While you’re ordering your papaya salad, look carefully at the counter of Hmong Express Cuisine. Do you see any tomato relish in plastic deli containers? If so, rejoice. This stewed, spicy condiment, which I think of as a halfway point between an Italian soffrito and a cooked Mexican salsa, is unspeakably delicious: savory, tart, layered with vegetable nuance and herbal lilt. Add some to your rice and meat and you will immediately be struck with a sort of gold-bug frenzy and want to buy the rest of it to stockpile against the less tasty moments in life.

5. It will take the good people at Hmong Express a few minutes to make your papaya salad, so take your tomato condiment and head to Coco’s Island for larb salad. Coco’s Island has two separate outposts at the International Marketplace; one primarily offers takeout and sweet tapioca-based desserts, but the other is a must-visit—it’s where they serve the best larb salad in town.

What’s larb? It’s a whole category of spicy meat salads seasoned with roasted rice powder. I particularly like the larb at Coco’s Island—especially the cooked chicken larb—because they use an abundance of herbs, lots of cilantro, scallions, and various mints and basils, all of which combine with the roast-toasty rice powder to create a dish that is simultaneously deep and zingy and unforgettably tasty.

6. You’ll see steam trays full of various stews. Skip these. I’ve tried dozens, and found merely two or three I’d recommend. They’re not easy to understand. One recent encounter netted me a big pot of greens, Thai eggplant, and potatoes. I’ve seen the greens before but don’t know their true name. I’ve been told they’re “mustard flower” and also “hollow root vegetable,” but they taste sugar-sweet and are thick and leathery.

7. Now that you’ve got your larb and papaya-salad situation sorted out, it’s time for barbecue. Order what looks good, though I strongly recommend the crispy pork: It’s essentially a quarter pound of bacon just for you! I also recommend one of the fried-chicken iterations, as well as a Hmong sausage. Most things cost between $3 and $6.

I’ve had barbecue from all the stands at the marketplace, and haven’t found any rhyme or reason that one is better than another. Freshness seems to play a part—if you see people taking meat out of a hot box, get some of that. Otherwise, just pick out what looks good.

You will be asked if you want your meat cut up to eat on-site, or if you want it to-go. You’ll also be asked if you want rice. Some of the rice is “red,” a sort of putty-claret color, and some is “black,” a dark claret. These are iron-rich strains of sticky rice, the darker the rice the more minerally it tastes. You eat it all by dipping the barbecue in hot sauce and having it with rice; you can do this with your fingers or a fork.

If you get all your barbecue and rice from one spot, they will offer to pile your food into a single square Styrofoam box. You take your food, sit down at one of the long communal tables, Hmong Express delivers your papaya salad, and you sink into a phenomenal food experience that—unless you’ve been to Southeast Asia—is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Take some barbecue, dip it in one of the accompanying chili sauces, take a bite, have some rice, have some larb, have some more barbecue—that’s good food!

As you marvel, take a moment to look around. Can you believe you’re in St. Paul? My sources tell me that the upcoming 2010 census is likely to reveal that the Hmong community in St. Paul numbers at least 100,000, which would make it the largest in the world outside Asia, even bigger than the one in California. This will mean various things to various people, but to me it means that St. Paul may one day achieve its rightful place as a nationally prominent barbecue city, like Memphis or Kansas City.

What makes Hmong barbecue different from the world’s other barbecue? A remarkable fusion of Asian flavors (chile, soy, fish paste, lemongrass, and so forth), Asian traditions (that black sticky rice is iron-rich, grows on mountaintops, and is extremely filling—all key attributes for people living among Southeast Asia’s mountaintops), a uniquely Hmong git-r-done practicality of doing more with less, and, above all, American abundance.

Just as Italian-American food was born when traditions of the Italian Cucina Povera—the cuisine of survival—met the bounty of American grocery stores, so too has Hmong barbecue evolved. It’s at the astonishing place where a long, and far-away past meets the abundant, delicious present.

International Marketplace
217 Como Ave., St. Paul,
612-382-6403
Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl is a senior editor at Minnesota Monthly.

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Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Telephone: 218-850-1413
Contact Name: Carmen McCullough
Website »

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Shipt, a membership grocery marketplace, is looking to hire 1,000 people immediately in the Twin Cities area, in partnership with Snagajob, the hourly hiring experts.   Candidates interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN

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In honor of the second annual Hygge Festival Feb. 9-15, participating resort and restaurant owners throughout Cook County will keep their fireplaces blazing during the month of February, so...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais and surrounding Cook County communiti
22 East 1st St
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
Website »

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Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by local artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. http://rosaluxgallery.com/3619-2/#.Wmo514pG1PN In For the Gods Briggs’s photographs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Website »

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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The tremendous, icicle- formed, vaguely gothic castle—with tunnels, archways, ice slides, water fountains, and 20-foot walls—returns to Stillwater, a reason to celebrate for those...

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Telephone: (888) 407-4054
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

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The Minnesota Health Action Group's 8th annual Employer Benefits Survey will be open to all Minnesota employers February 5-23. The Action Group survey is by employers and for employers. It...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Health Action Group
Telephone: 952-896-5186
Contact Name: Deb Krause
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder // Sponsored by The Friends of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery Opening Reception: February 3, 6-8 pm Panel Discussion: March 7, 7 pm "Everything Was...

Cost: Free

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

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Curated by Jess Larson // Co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Artists: Amber Cobb, Orly Corgan, Susan Gilbert, Mari Hernandez, Jess Larson, Tracy Otten, Jennifer Pettus,...

Cost: Free

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

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Script from Within is a collaborative visual art project that incorporates authentic handwritings of women who are incarcerated in Minnesota, confronting viewers with the humanity behind the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Gallery
875 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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The University of Minnesota Libraries to open a major two venue exhibition entitled Eye, Hand, Gesture: Forming with Black Label Movement at its Wilson Library (January 9 – March 9, 2018) and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilson Library
309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Libraries
Telephone: 612-624-1638
Contact Name: Deborah Ultan
Website »

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In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Families try a fun activity,...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $12.95, Members: Free, Children Under Age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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How can you be more confident that you’re doing everything possible safeguard your business? At this breakfast, we’ll discuss key things you can do to make sure your business is protected, as...

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

Where:
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

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The February featured artists’ show opens February 3 (the day before the National Football League’s Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis) with our Annual Chili Cook-off! What better way to celebrate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Website »

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Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Art Works Eagan
Telephone: 651-330-4242
Contact Name: Robin Cerio
Website »

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The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January 11....

Cost: 0

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: Detroit Lakes Area Chamber
Telephone: 218-847-9202
Website »

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The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Telephone: 218-850-1413
Contact Name: Carmen McCullough
Website »

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CALENDAR...

Cost: Free but registration is required

Where:
The Salvation Army
2727 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Telephone: 612-370-9122

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Shipt, a membership grocery marketplace, is looking to hire 1,000 people immediately in the Twin Cities area, in partnership with Snagajob, the hourly hiring experts.   Candidates interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN

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In honor of the second annual Hygge Festival Feb. 9-15, participating resort and restaurant owners throughout Cook County will keep their fireplaces blazing during the month of February, so...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais and surrounding Cook County communiti
22 East 1st St
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
Website »

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In this theatrical romp through pre-historic Australia at the ORDWAY, puppeteers maneuver giant dinosaur replicas designed by paleontologists to show kids exactly who ran this joint 65 million...

Cost: $33-$58

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St.Paul, MN  55102
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Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet, and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like...

Cost: $33, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-224-4222
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Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by local artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. http://rosaluxgallery.com/3619-2/#.Wmo514pG1PN In For the Gods Briggs’s photographs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Website »

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Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. Stanley...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities PBS
172 East 4th St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

The tremendous, icicle- formed, vaguely gothic castle—with tunnels, archways, ice slides, water fountains, and 20-foot walls—returns to Stillwater, a reason to celebrate for those...

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Telephone: (888) 407-4054
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

The Minnesota Health Action Group's 8th annual Employer Benefits Survey will be open to all Minnesota employers February 5-23. The Action Group survey is by employers and for employers. It...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Health Action Group
Telephone: 952-896-5186
Contact Name: Deb Krause
Website »

More information

Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: North House Folk School & Grand Marais Art Colony
Telephone: 121-838-79762
Website »

More information

Script from Within is a collaborative visual art project that incorporates authentic handwritings of women who are incarcerated in Minnesota, confronting viewers with the humanity behind the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Gallery
875 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »

More information

Curated by Jess Larson // Co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Artists: Amber Cobb, Orly Corgan, Susan Gilbert, Mari Hernandez, Jess Larson, Tracy Otten, Jennifer Pettus,...

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder // Sponsored by The Friends of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery Opening Reception: February 3, 6-8 pm Panel Discussion: March 7, 7 pm "Everything Was...

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

The University of Minnesota Libraries to open a major two venue exhibition entitled Eye, Hand, Gesture: Forming with Black Label Movement at its Wilson Library (January 9 – March 9, 2018) and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilson Library
309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Libraries
Telephone: 612-624-1638
Contact Name: Deborah Ultan
Website »

More information

In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Families try a fun activity,...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $12.95, Members: Free, Children Under Age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN  55122
View map »


Sponsor: Art Works Eagan
Telephone: 651-330-4242
Contact Name: Robin Cerio
Website »

More information

The February featured artists’ show opens February 3 (the day before the National Football League’s Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis) with our Annual Chili Cook-off! What better way to celebrate...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Website »

More information

The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January 11....

Cost: 0

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
View map »


Sponsor: Detroit Lakes Area Chamber
Telephone: 218-847-9202
Website »

More information

The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
View map »


Telephone: 218-850-1413
Contact Name: Carmen McCullough
Website »

More information

Shipt, a membership grocery marketplace, is looking to hire 1,000 people immediately in the Twin Cities area, in partnership with Snagajob, the hourly hiring experts.   Candidates interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN

More information

In honor of the second annual Hygge Festival Feb. 9-15, participating resort and restaurant owners throughout Cook County will keep their fireplaces blazing during the month of February, so...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais and surrounding Cook County communiti
22 East 1st St
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
Website »

More information

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by local artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. http://rosaluxgallery.com/3619-2/#.Wmo514pG1PN In For the Gods Briggs’s photographs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Website »

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Valentine’s Day is for both the romantics and the cynics among us, who might at least agree that storyteller Kevin Kling, known for NPR’s All Things Considered, speaks from the heart...

Cost: $29

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy
2004 Randolph Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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RAW is an indie arts organization specializing in spotlighting local emerging talent in 65 cities worldwide. Minneapolis is a cultural hotspot for creatives. Many are seemingly hidden in the...

Cost: $22 Presale / $30 Doors

Where:
The Pourhouse
10 S. 5th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: RAW natural born artists
Telephone: 213-788-7979
Contact Name: Kimberly Barbosa
Website »

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Every Wednesday in February Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55805
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Sponsor: Glensheen Mansion
Telephone: 218-726-8910
Website »

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Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs from the Heartland is a joyous celebration of the power and resilience women discover as they travel down life’s highway of young love, marriage,...

Cost: $24-$29

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Table Salt Productions
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Kara Witt
Website »

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The Royale by Marco Ramirez directed by Austene Van Yellow Tree Theatre February 2 – March 4 Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55339
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

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If you're looking for something unique to do this Valentine's Day, we've got a treat for you and your special someone! The Mystery Cafe's newest show "Death Throws a Curveball" has been delighting...

Cost: 76.50

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
Website »

More information

The tremendous, icicle- formed, vaguely gothic castle—with tunnels, archways, ice slides, water fountains, and 20-foot walls—returns to Stillwater, a reason to celebrate for those...

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Telephone: (888) 407-4054
Website »

More information

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
Website »

More information

The Minnesota Health Action Group's 8th annual Employer Benefits Survey will be open to all Minnesota employers February 5-23. The Action Group survey is by employers and for employers. It...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Health Action Group
Telephone: 952-896-5186
Contact Name: Deb Krause
Website »

More information

Script from Within is a collaborative visual art project that incorporates authentic handwritings of women who are incarcerated in Minnesota, confronting viewers with the humanity behind the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Gallery
875 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »

More information

Curated by Jess Larson // Co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Artists: Amber Cobb, Orly Corgan, Susan Gilbert, Mari Hernandez, Jess Larson, Tracy Otten, Jennifer Pettus,...

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: North House Folk School & Grand Marais Art Colony
Telephone: 121-838-79762
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder // Sponsored by The Friends of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery Opening Reception: February 3, 6-8 pm Panel Discussion: March 7, 7 pm "Everything Was...

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

The University of Minnesota Libraries to open a major two venue exhibition entitled Eye, Hand, Gesture: Forming with Black Label Movement at its Wilson Library (January 9 – March 9, 2018) and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilson Library
309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Libraries
Telephone: 612-624-1638
Contact Name: Deborah Ultan
Website »

More information

In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Families try a fun activity,...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $12.95, Members: Free, Children Under Age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

The February featured artists’ show opens February 3 (the day before the National Football League’s Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis) with our Annual Chili Cook-off! What better way to celebrate...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Website »

More information

Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN  55122
View map »


Sponsor: Art Works Eagan
Telephone: 651-330-4242
Contact Name: Robin Cerio
Website »

More information

The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
View map »


Telephone: 218-850-1413
Contact Name: Carmen McCullough
Website »

More information

The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January 11....

Cost: 0

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
View map »


Sponsor: Detroit Lakes Area Chamber
Telephone: 218-847-9202
Website »

More information

Shipt, a membership grocery marketplace, is looking to hire 1,000 people immediately in the Twin Cities area, in partnership with Snagajob, the hourly hiring experts.   Candidates interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN

More information

In honor of the second annual Hygge Festival Feb. 9-15, participating resort and restaurant owners throughout Cook County will keep their fireplaces blazing during the month of February, so...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grand Marais and surrounding Cook County communiti
22 East 1st St
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Katie Krantz
Website »

More information

Most know LOLA for its fabulous art crawl each September.  Coming this February, 2018, the League of Longfellow Artists (LOLA) invites the public to a Fine Art Exhibition at Squirrel Haus Arts...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squirrel Haus Arts
3450 Snelling Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: League of Longfellow Artists
Contact Name: Megan Moore
Website »

More information

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by local artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. http://rosaluxgallery.com/3619-2/#.Wmo514pG1PN In For the Gods Briggs’s photographs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Website »

More information

Is our capacity for love greater than violence? In Northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret...

Cost: $27-60

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

More information

Dáimh, un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music perform in Saint Paul on February 15. Taking their name from the Scottish Gaelic word for kinship, ‘Gaelic Supergroup’...

Cost: Advance tickets $16, $20 at the door.

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Celtic Junction
Website »

More information

The Royale by Marco Ramirez directed by Austene Van Yellow Tree Theatre February 2 – March 4 Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55339
View map »


Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

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The highly-acclaimed national touring production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is coming home to the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. Based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom and adapted for the stage...

Cost: $20

Where:
Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Sabes JCC
Telephone: 952.381.3400
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Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit – a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately,...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Krane is a producer and DJ from Oakland, CA. Drawing upon his eclectic musical background and foundations in jazz, he melds his love of electronic and hip hop beats blurring the lines between the...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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The tremendous, icicle- formed, vaguely gothic castle—with tunnels, archways, ice slides, water fountains, and 20-foot walls—returns to Stillwater, a reason to celebrate for those...

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Telephone: (888) 407-4054
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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The Minnesota Health Action Group's 8th annual Employer Benefits Survey will be open to all Minnesota employers February 5-23. The Action Group survey is by employers and for employers. It...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Health Action Group
Telephone: 952-896-5186
Contact Name: Deb Krause
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Curated by Jess Larson // Co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Artists: Amber Cobb, Orly Corgan, Susan Gilbert, Mari Hernandez, Jess Larson, Tracy Otten, Jennifer Pettus,...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Visual Arts Building, 2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School & Grand Marais Art Colony
Telephone: 121-838-79762
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Script from Within is a collaborative visual art project that incorporates authentic handwritings of women who are incarcerated in Minnesota, confronting viewers with the humanity behind the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Gallery
875 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder // Sponsored by The Friends of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery Opening Reception: February 3, 6-8 pm Panel Discussion: March 7, 7 pm "Everything Was...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Visual Arts Building, 2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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The University of Minnesota Libraries to open a major two venue exhibition entitled Eye, Hand, Gesture: Forming with Black Label Movement at its Wilson Library (January 9 – March 9, 2018) and the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Wilson Library
309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Libraries
Telephone: 612-624-1638
Contact Name: Deborah Ultan
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In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Families try a fun activity,...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $12.95, Members: Free, Children Under Age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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The Home + Remodeling Show is sure to inspire homeowners with specific home improvement projects in mind. With remodeling, interior design and home improvement presentations scattered throughout...

Cost: Adults: $10 online, $12 at the door. Children 6-12: $4. Children 5 & Under: Free

Where:
US Bank Stadium
900 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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The February featured artists’ show opens February 3 (the day before the National Football League’s Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis) with our Annual Chili Cook-off! What better way to celebrate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
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Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Art Works Eagan
Telephone: 651-330-4242
Contact Name: Robin Cerio
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A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January 11....

Cost: 0

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: Detroit Lakes Area Chamber
Telephone: 218-847-9202
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The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Telephone: 218-850-1413
Contact Name: Carmen McCullough
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Shipt, a membership grocery marketplace, is looking to hire 1,000 people immediately in the Twin Cities area, in partnership with Snagajob, the hourly hiring experts.   Candidates interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN

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Wonder, adventure and discovery for all at our winter family weekend! Activities you can enjoy include: indoor climbing wall, high ropes course, ice climbing, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing,...

Cost: $135 - $315

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
Sandstone, MN


Sponsor: Audubon Center of the North Woods
Telephone: 888-404-7743
Contact Name: http://audubon-center.org/event/winter-family-2018
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Make Believe Neighborhood celebrates Mr. Rogers and the neighborhood helpers he told us to look for – the ordinary people who do extra-ordinary work to make our own South Minneapolis neighborhood...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Kat George
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Friday, February 16, 2018: Christian Viveros-Fauné, independent critic and curator, in conversation with Leah Edelman-Brier and Monica Haller   The discussion series is held at the Minneapolis...

Cost: Free but tickets are required:http://ticket.artsmia.org

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Sponsor: MIA

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Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by local artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. http://rosaluxgallery.com/3619-2/#.Wmo514pG1PN In For the Gods Briggs’s photographs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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  Ayden, a transgender man, and Jess, a plus sized woman, have been dating and now Jess has invited Ayden to come to her place. Tension (of all sorts!) is high for both of them as they navigate...

Cost: $5-$50

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE #120
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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The Royale by Marco Ramirez directed by Austene Van Yellow Tree Theatre February 2 – March 4 Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55339
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs from the Heartland is a joyous celebration of the power and resilience women discover as they travel down life’s highway of young love, marriage,...

Cost: $24-$29

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Table Salt Productions
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Kara Witt
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Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit – a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately,...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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A rare performance of Spanish and Italian baroque music. Mezzo-soprano Nerea Berraondo brings her emotive voice back to the Lyra stage alongside violinist Pedro Gandía Martín as he explores the...

Cost: $5-25

Where:
Zumbro Lutheran Church
624 3rd Ave SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Telephone: 651-321-2214
Contact Name: Maura Dunst
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Marriage is funny. And fraught with drama. And therefore lends itself well to musical comedy. Thus... 'Til Death: A Marriage Musical! Presented by Bucket Brigade: February 2nd-24th, 2018 Fridays...

Cost: $22-$27 ($3 Discount for students, seniors 65+, and groups of 10+, $5 off groups

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612-547-9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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The highly-acclaimed national touring production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is coming home to the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. Based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom and adapted for the stage...

Cost: $20

Where:
Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Sabes JCC
Telephone: 952.381.3400
Website »

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Is our capacity for love greater than violence? In Northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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Krane is a producer and DJ from Oakland, CA. Drawing upon his eclectic musical background and foundations in jazz, he melds his love of electronic and hip hop beats blurring the lines between the...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. They’re not just any group—they have staying power. Just like their hit song "Brick House," the Commodores have...

Cost: $30, $40 & 50

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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SAINT WKND Deep in the hub of Germany, the raw sounds of 20 year old Maximilian Seethaler’s tycoon SAINT WKND is fusing danceable mixture of deep, tech and house beats with a subtle...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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  Six Elements Theatre presents a new, collaboratively devised work based on ancient Irish legends. Directed by Nathaniel Nesheim-Case, script by Brian Watson-Jones   The greatest warrior in...

Cost: $18-pwyc

Where:
The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
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The tremendous, icicle- formed, vaguely gothic castle—with tunnels, archways, ice slides, water fountains, and 20-foot walls—returns to Stillwater, a reason to celebrate for those...

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Telephone: (888) 407-4054
Website »

More information

The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

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


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
Website »

More information

We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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The Minnesota Health Action Group's 8th annual Employer Benefits Survey will be open to all Minnesota employers February 5-23. The Action Group survey is by employers and for employers. It...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Health Action Group
Telephone: 952-896-5186
Contact Name: Deb Krause
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Script from Within is a collaborative visual art project that incorporates authentic handwritings of women who are incarcerated in Minnesota, confronting viewers with the humanity behind the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mitchell Hamline School of Law Gallery
875 Summit Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder // Sponsored by The Friends of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery Opening Reception: February 3, 6-8 pm Panel Discussion: March 7, 7 pm "Everything Was...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Visual Arts Building, 2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Big Climb MPLS is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual stair climb to the top of Capella Tower. Climb 53 or 105 floors in a fun, fast-paced, team-spirited event that fights blood...

Cost: $40.00

Where:
Capella Tower
225 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Telephone: 612-259-4501
Contact Name: Jennifer Isenhower
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Curated by Jess Larson // Co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Artists: Amber Cobb, Orly Corgan, Susan Gilbert, Mari Hernandez, Jess Larson, Tracy Otten, Jennifer Pettus,...

Cost: Free

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

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Wool and woodstoves, friends and fibers: it all weaves into a cozy tapestry during the Northern Fiber Retreat. This five-day event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars, community...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: North House Folk School & Grand Marais Art Colony
Telephone: 121-838-79762
Website »

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In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Families try a fun activity,...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $12.95, Members: Free, Children Under Age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Enjoy the wintry weather from the warmth and comfort of the Playworks Atrium! Bring the whole family down to Playworks on February 17 for their Winter Wonderland Party and enjoy an afternoon of...

Cost: Standard Atrium rates apply.

Where:
Playworks Atrium
2200 Trail of Dreams
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Developing your own character on the page is an exciting endeavor, but imagine having the chance to create your very own character figurine. Young artists refine designs of a character of their own...

Cost: $24/Members; $26/Non-Members (supplies included)

Where:
Artistry at Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry MN
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The February featured artists’ show opens February 3 (the day before the National Football League’s Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis) with our Annual Chili Cook-off! What better way to celebrate...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Website »

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Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Art Works Eagan
Telephone: 651-330-4242
Contact Name: Robin Cerio
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The Home + Remodeling Show is sure to inspire homeowners with specific home improvement projects in mind. With remodeling, interior design and home improvement presentations scattered throughout...

Cost: Adults: $10 online, $12 at the door. Children 6-12: $4. Children 5 & Under: Free

Where:
US Bank Stadium
900 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January 11....

Cost: 0

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: Detroit Lakes Area Chamber
Telephone: 218-847-9202
Website »

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The 2018 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on January 11 and 12. The “first block” Ice Cutting Ceremony will be held at 11:00am on January...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Detroit Lakes Public Beach
1361 Washington Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
View map »


Telephone: 218-850-1413
Contact Name: Carmen McCullough
Website »

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Wonder, adventure and discovery for all at our winter family weekend! Activities you can enjoy include: indoor climbing wall, high ropes course, ice climbing, sleigh rides, cross-country skiing,...

Cost: $135 - $315

Where:
Audubon Center of the North Woods
Sandstone, MN


Sponsor: Audubon Center of the North Woods
Telephone: 888-404-7743
Contact Name: http://audubon-center.org/event/winter-family-2018
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Adventure provides a natural spark for romance, and generations of couples have met cute on snow-covered mountains. For the second year, Afton Alps is hosting a Chairlift Speed Dating event to help...

Cost: $30 per person

Where:
Afton Alps
, MN

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Learn to write with freedom and wildness.Our small intimate group gathers for Insight Writing teachings, poetry inspiration, short timed-writes and the magical power of reading our writings to one...

Cost: $40/45 USD member/non-member

Where:
ModernWell
2909 South Wayzata Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: ModernWell
Telephone: 512.308.6459
Contact Name: Cynthia Berg
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Tequila enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds as you taste a variety of tequilas! Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for those not yet a...

Cost: $17.92 - $80

Where:
To Be Announced
To Be Announced
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Be Social Scene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Be Social Scene

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Make Believe Neighborhood celebrates Mr. Rogers and the neighborhood helpers he told us to look for – the ordinary people who do extra-ordinary work to make our own South Minneapolis neighborhood...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Kat George
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This annual fundraising event features fine dining, live and silent auctions, a raffle and fun!  Revenue generated from our Hearts of Hope Gala works to support our unique programs such as Summer...

Cost: $75/person

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Hemophilia Foundation of MN/Dakotas
Telephone: 651-406-8655
Contact Name: Kerry Budinger
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Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by local artists Priscilla Briggs and Betsy Ruth Byers. http://rosaluxgallery.com/3619-2/#.Wmo514pG1PN In For the Gods Briggs’s photographs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE #195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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The MONDO Juggling show is a family-friendly event with juggling, unicycling, and other circus and variety arts. This year's special guest is Peter Davison, National Juggling Champion and...

Cost: $12 adults, $10 kids (12 and under)

Where:
Central High Theater
275 Lexington Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: MONDO Juggling & Unicycling Arts
Telephone: 612-388-9108
Contact Name: Kate Ray
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Legendary Ladies of Country: Heart Songs from the Heartland is a joyous celebration of the power and resilience women discover as they travel down life’s highway of young love, marriage,...

Cost: $24-$29

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
View map »


Sponsor: Table Salt Productions
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Kara Witt
Website »

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Is our capacity for love greater than violence? In Northern Uganda, the daughter of an American missionary and a local teenage girl steal into a candlelit church to exchange vows in a secret...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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What better way to express yourself and the ups and downs of love than a mixtape? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this concert will explore the two sides of relationships through pop music...

Cost: $25 Door, $20 Advance, $10 Student

Where:
The Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Copper Street Brass
Telephone: (763) 307-3452
Contact Name: Corbin Dillon
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  Ayden, a transgender man, and Jess, a plus sized woman, have been dating and now Jess has invited Ayden to come to her place. Tension (of all sorts!) is high for both of them as they navigate...

Cost: $5-$50

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE #120
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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She’s a songwriter who was almost a doctor. He’s a guitar aficionado who owns and operates his own guitar instruction company. Together they form the duo Danika Holmes featuring Jeb Hart, a...

Cost: $17 in advance or $20 at the door

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Sponsor: Chatfiled Center for the Arts
Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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Marriage is funny. And fraught with drama. And therefore lends itself well to musical comedy. Thus... 'Til Death: A Marriage Musical! Presented by Bucket Brigade: February 2nd-24th, 2018 Fridays...

Cost: $22-$27 ($3 Discount for students, seniors 65+, and groups of 10+, $5 off groups

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 612-547-9839
Contact Name: Jeremiah Gamble
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The highly-acclaimed national touring production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is coming home to the Sabes JCC in St. Louis Park. Based on the best-selling book by Mitch Albom and adapted for the stage...

Cost: $20

Where:
Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Sabes JCC
Telephone: 952.381.3400
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A rare performance of Spanish and Italian baroque music. Mezzo-soprano Nerea Berraondo brings her emotive voice back to the Lyra stage alongside violinist Pedro Gandía Martín as he explores the...

Cost: $5-25

Where:
Sundin Hall at Hamline University
1531 Hewitt Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: 651-321-2214
Contact Name: Maura Dunst
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The Royale by Marco Ramirez directed by Austene Van Yellow Tree Theatre February 2 – March 4 Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55339
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit – a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately,...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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SAINT WKND Deep in the hub of Germany, the raw sounds of 20 year old Maximilian Seethaler’s tycoon SAINT WKND is fusing danceable mixture of deep, tech and house beats with a subtle...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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  Six Elements Theatre presents a new, collaboratively devised work based on ancient Irish legends. Directed by Nathaniel Nesheim-Case, script by Brian Watson-Jones   The greatest warrior in...

Cost: $18-pwyc

Where:
The Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Contact Name: Johanna Gorman-Baer
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Born in Houston Texas and raised in different cities across the US, 23 year old Hayden Capuozzo spent most of his early life absorbing the different sounds and styles of all the musicians the world...

Cost: $30

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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The tremendous, icicle- formed, vaguely gothic castle—with tunnels, archways, ice slides, water fountains, and 20-foot walls—returns to Stillwater, a reason to celebrate for those...

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Telephone: (888) 407-4054
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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