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Lake Superior Experience

We highlight a variety of destinations along the “inland sea” of Lake Superior. See why the world’s largest freshwater lake is the perfect place for your next weekend getaway or week-long vacation.


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DULUTH

Duluth, two and a half hours north of the Twin Cities, is a true escape for a day, weekend, or weeklong trip. Built into a steep, rocky hillside, the city overlooks the sparkling blue waters of Lake Superior. Most visitors see the vista unfold as they crest the hill of Interstate 35, and what a view it is.

“You never get tired of watching the lake and it’s many personalities,” says Gene Shaw, director of public relations for Visit Duluth.

The town is full of outdoorsy activities: you can skip rocks along the shoreline, walk along the Lakewalk, get an overview of the scenery from Enger Tower, tour the grounds at the historic Glensheen Mansion, or enjoy a picnic lunch at Leif Erickson Park.

Perhaps one of the most unique Duluth activities is watching the Aerial Lift Bridge and the massive ships coming into port.

Get an up-close look at lake freighters, ocean-going ships, lighthouses, and exciting harbor activity on a Vista Fleet tour, a full-service tour boat company celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a special kickoff celebration June 27.

Visitors can learn about the lake, harbor, and industries of the area while enjoying the open water and untouched shoreline. There are special cruises throughout the year, including “the best seats in town” during the July 4 fireworks, says Arnie Marten, general manager.

After a memorable boat tour, have lunch, dinner or a cocktail on the patio at Nokomis Restaurant and Bar, featuring award-winning cuisine and an extensive wine list. “We had a diner email from her home in England to tell us that even a month after her meal at Nokomis she was still savoring it,” says Sean Lewis, chef and co-owner. “She told us she dines out often in London and Paris, and Nokomis is at the top of her dining list.”

 

TWO HARBORS

About an hour north of Duluth on Highway 61 is the town of Two Harbors, perhaps best known as the location of the famous Split Rock Lighthouse. The lighthouse, open every day for tours from mid-May through mid-October, should be on everyone’s list of things to see.

Stay in Two Harbors at Grand Superior Lodge or Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior, sister resorts on Lake Superior’s shoreline. As part of a new Odyssey Resorts program, these two resorts—along with Caribou Highlands Lodge in Lutsen—are rolling out a new program called Explore! with Odyssey Resorts, where guests can freely explore the activities and amenities offered at all Odyssey Resort locations.

“If you’re staying at Grand Superior, you can drive up to Caribou Highlands and go canoeing for free, for example,” says Martin Pettersson, marketing director. “Whether it’s fishing in a new location, reading a good book on a different shoreline, getting a massage, enjoy a guest lecture, or joining a guided hike, with Explore, guests can take advantage of everything Odyssey Resorts have to offer.”

While staying in Two Harbors, Pettersson recommends hiking along the Superior Hiking Trail, kayaking on Lake Superior, or fishing on a charter boat.

“Get up early in the morning and get out on the lake when the water is calm,” he comments. “Watch the sun come up over the horizon. It really is an awesome experience.”

 

LUTSEN AREA

A combination of the lake’s beaches and rocky cliffs on one side of the road, and the Sawtooth Mountains and thousands of acres of forest on the other, provides some truly breathtaking scenery in the Lutsen/Tofte area.

Once in the town of Beaver Bay, stay at the Scandinavian-style Cove Point Lodge, where guests are treated to peace and solitude. The setting—a picturesque lodge surrounded by 150 acres of woods and rocks, with all rooms facing Lake Superior—is ideal for a romantic getaway.

Summer vacationers searching for a resort that has a little something for everyone will find Bluefin Bay a natural choice. A children’s program and play area keeps the little ones busy, and kids of all ages enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub/spa, indoor pool and whirlpool, volleyball and tennis courts, sea kayaking lessons, naturalist program, and complimentary use of mountain bikes. (A portion of the paved Gitchi-Gami Bike Trail runs right past Bluefin Bay.) Bluefin offers the entire resort experience—gourmet dining at Bluefin Grille, bonfires on the beach, charter fishing, outdoor activities, unwinding with a massage at the Superior Waters Wellness Center, and luxurious amenities within the midst of the North Shore’s rugged wilderness.

Lutsen Resort is another popular destination for those who want the total vacation experience. Amenities include complimentary childrens’ programs, kids’ camps, guided hikes, disc golf, fly fishing, naturalist programs, and kayak tours led by members of the activities staff.

“Our guests regularly comment on the friendly and helpful staff,” says Diane Loh, who has been with the resort since 1961. “A lot of the time couples or families come up here not knowing quite what they want to do, then pick and choose off activities off our itinerary. ”

Loh says guests love not only the vast array of activities, but also the resort’s covered bridge, the Adirondack chairs on the beach, the different accommodation choices (lodge rooms, lob cabins, townhomes, or condos) and the historic lodge.

While in the area, head over to Lutsen Mountains for a fun summer day on the slopes. An all-day pass includes unlimited rides on the gondola, which takes you up to Moose Mountain for hiking and biking, and rides up the chairlift to Eagle Mountain, featuring the alpine slide. The winter ski trails are well marked for hiking and biking. Bikes and helmets are available for rent.

Nestled in the Sawtooth Mountains is the family-friendly destination of Caribou Highlands Lodge, with a variety of styles and prices for every visitor. The resort offers complimentary activities for kids so parents can be free to take advantage of activities like guided canoeing, pool volleyball, or water workouts. The lodge also features a heated outdoor three-season pool, an indoor pool, three spas areas, two saunas, tennis courts, volleyball, basketball, picnic areas, and game rooms. Accommodations include up to four-bedroom luxury log homes designed for privacy, townhomes that sleep up to twelve, condos which sleep up to six, and hotel-style rooms in the lodge, all with optional whirlpools and fireplaces.

Get a great room, view, and deal at Eagle Ridge on Lutsen Mountains, offering 75 affordable slope-side studios and condominiums near Sawtooth Mountains. “The Lutsen area combines the mountainous topography with the coastline,” says Jim Vick, marketing manager. “And the mountains are where you play.”

All Eagle Ridge rooms feature a gas fireplace and patio overlooking the mountains and Poplar River valley along with refrigerator, microwave and TV/DVD. Many rooms have a whirlpool and all condos feature a full kitchen. At the end of a fun day, build a fire and make s’mores in the campfire pit.

Located a mile and a half from Lutsen on the edge of the Superior National Forest, Cedar Cliff Retreat is the perfect cure for the summertime blues. With six large bedrooms (sleeping up to 21 people), three bathrooms, a full kitchen, large screened porches at each end of the Great Hall (relax in the hammock on the afternoon porch), the house is perfect for large groups. The house is near the Superior Hiking Trail, Superior National Golf Course, and Lutsen Mountains.

 

GRAND MARAIS

“Summertime, and the living is easy,” or so the song goes, and that’s just how it is in Grand Marais, a harbor village on the shore of Lake Superior.

“There’s a timeless quality here, similar to that of a fishing village on the coast of Maine,” says Diane Brostrom, director of the Grand Marais Area Tourism Association. “The harbor is the centerpiece of town, but the backdrop of the Sawtooth Mountains and Superior National Forest just beyond makes the area the most unique in Minnesota.”

Visitors enjoy wandering the streets of Grand Marais (the only North Shore community whose downtown is right on the lake), walking out to the lighthouse at Artists’ Point, going on a guided kayaking or canoeing trip, hiking along the Superior Hiking Trail, taking an art class at the North House Folk School or Grand Marais Art Colony, or watching a performance at the Grand Marais Playhouse.

Grand Marais also marks the start of the Gunflint Trail, an old logging route that now offers access to camping and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a unique wilderness of more than a thousand lakes and streams joined by short overland trails called “portages.”

Stay on the Gunflint Trail just north of Grand Marais at the Gunflint Lodge, where activities include paddling trips, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, moose viewing, boat rides, and fun presentations like “Bear Truth” and “Great Lakes Ghost Stories.” Lodging options include classic cabins, Gunflint Lake homes, and romantic cottages.

Enjoy a daily dose of the beautiful from Best Western Superior Inn & Suites, where all of the rooms are lakefront. Stay in a new Renewal Steam Suite featuring a walk-in steam shower, fireplace, hydrotherapy whirlpool, and wet bar. The hotel is within walking distance of many unique restaurants, shops, and art galleries.

Another lakeside lodging option in Grand Marais is East Bay Suites, where guests can stay in a completely renovated vacation condo, merging the history and gracious hospitality of the East Bay tradition (East Bay Suites was originally built as the Lakeside Hotel in the 1900s). After a day of playing outside, work out the kinks with an in-suite massage.

 

BAYFIELD, WIS.

Bayfield, Wisconsin, on Lake Superior’s South Shore, is a tourist haven filled with great restaurants, gift shops, arts and crafts festivals, first-rate accommodations, and scenic attractions. In addition, it is the gateway to the Apostle Islands, opening up a whole new world of outdoor adventure and natural beauty. This is boat country, whether you’re riding the ferry, sailing, or kayaking.

The vibe in Bayfield is relaxed and welcoming. “It’s clear to Bayfield’s visitors that the residents take great pride in their community and feel very fortunate to be able to share their special place with others,” says Kristen Sandstrom, marketing and events manager at the Bayfield Chamber and Visitor Bureau.

She recommends visiting the orchards and berry farms in town, checking out the quaint shops downtown, trying the homemade fudge or winebread at the Candy Shoppe on Rittenhouse Avenue, taking a guided Bayfield Heritage walking tour of the area, ordering the whitefish liver at a local restaurant, and taking a boat cruise out to the Apostle Islands. Visit from July 25-26 for the 47th Annual Festival of Arts, taking place in Bayfield’s Memorial Park. Over 75 artists will be showcasing work ranging from photography to jewelry (and everything in-between).

 

SUPERIOR/DOUGLAS COUNTY, WIS.

Once people get to the Superior-Douglas County area of Wisconsin, on Lake Superior, they learn that there is so much more to the area than they originally thought, says Jennifer VanAlstine, group services coordinator with the Superior-Douglas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The people are friendly, there is a wonderful beach at Wisconsin Point, the parks are great, and the area is full of opportunities for the avid outdoor explorer.

The waterfront museums are definitely worth the drive, says Jan O’Brien, director of the Superior-Douglas County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Fairlawn Mansion, overlooking Lake Superior and Superior Bay, is a Victorian Queen-Anne mansion built in 1890; the SS Meteor Maritime Museum is the last remaining “whaleback” ship, launched in 1896; the Richard I Bong Veterans Historical Center takes you back to times when ordinary people became extraordinary heroes (our veterans); and the Harrington ARTS Center - A World of Accordians Museum, housed in a old church, features over 1200 accordians, concertinas, and button boxes.

VanAlstine recommends visiting Billings Park in Superior with walking trails, great views of the St. Louis River, and the historic buildings and homes in the Central Park area.

In Douglas County, O’Brien recommends the historic Bois Brule and St. Croix River Portage Trail, Pattison State Park, and Amnicon Falls State Park. Both women encourage visitors to ask the Visitor Center staff and the locals for suggestions, too.

“Chances are, people will not only tell you what they like to do, but why they like to do it,” says VanAlstine. “You’ll get to hear stories and trivia about their favorite places.”
 


Wintergreen Northern Wear: Your Perfect Lake Superior Outfitter

When it comes to outdoor gear, Wintergreen Northern Wear, a small, family-owned business headquartered in Ely, is one of the last full-line outdoor clothing manufacturers left in the United States. In 2008, the company expanded to include a retail store in the Fitger’s Brewery Complex in downtown Duluth.

It all began in 1985 when Susan Hendrickson-Schurke, founder and lead designer at Wintergreen Northern Wear, was experimenting with new synthetic fabrics for her husband, Paul’s, dogsled expedition to the North Pole. From these fabrics, she developed Eskimo-style apparel that was field-tested and perfected on numerous polar training trips.

It didn’t take long for the apparel enterprise to outgrow Hendrickson-Schurke’s garage. She moved operations to a location on Ely’s main street and—as word got out—grew to include a retail and catalog operation. Since then, the Wintergreen brand has been field-tested in just about every cold place on the planet, from Greenland to the Siberian Peninsula. Over time, the Wintergreen name has become synonymous with words like “durable,” “comfortable,” and “Made in the USA.”

 “Our customers are extraordinarily loyal because they know our clothing is locally designed and made with care and quality,” says Hendrickson-Schurke. 

The company specializes in outdoor wear, including anoraks (Nordic-style jackets), shirts, vests, pants, jackets, shorts, base layer tops and tights, hats, mittens, shoes, snowsuits and buntings for toddlers, and anoraks, pants, accessories, and base layers for children. Wintergreen wear can stand the test of time and the changing moods (and temperatures) of Lake Superior, no matter what the season or activity. 

The unique design of the apparel also makes it recognizable to others who own Wintergreen gear.  

“People who wear Wintergreen share a special connection,” Hendrickson-Schurke says. “Our customers often tell us that when they spot someone else wearing Wintergreen, for example a stranger at the airport, they greet each other and end up chatting about their common interests. We hear this all the time. In fact, we joke about a secret Wintergreen handshake.”
 


RESOURCE GUIDE

Bayfield Chamber of Commerce
and Visitors Bureau

www.bayfield.org

Best Western Superior Inn & Suites
www.bestwestern.com/superiorinn

Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior
www.bluefinbay.com

Caribou Highlands Lodge
www.caribouhighlands.com

Cedar Cliff Retreat
www.cedarcliffretreat.com

Cove Point Lodge
www.covepointlodge.com

Eagle Ridge at Lutsen Mountains
www.eagleridgeatlutsen.com

East Bay Suites
www.eastbaysuites.com

Fenstad’s Resort
218-226-4724

Grand Marais Area Tourism Association
www.grandmarais.com

Grand Superior Lodge
www.grandsuperior.com

Gunflint Lodge
www.gunflint.com

Iron Range
www.ironrange.org

Kah-Nee-Tah Gallery and Cottages
www.kahneetah.com

Larsmont Cottage on Lake Superior
www.larsmontcottages.com

Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior
www.lutsenresort.com

Madeline Island Ferry Line
www.madferry.com

Nokomis Restaurant and Bar
www.nokomisonthelake.com

Ruttger’s
www.ruttger.com

Superior-Douglas County
Chamber of Commerce

www.visitsuperior.com

Visit Thunder Bay
www.visitthunderbay.com

Visit Duluth
www.visitduluth.com

Vista Fleet Harbor Cruises
www.vistafleet.com

Wintergreen Northern Wear
www.wintergreennorthernwear.com

 

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Minneapolis, MN  55414
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 28, 2016   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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  Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
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Using nature as muse, Norway House brings together three women who have been influential artists in the local Twin Cities and regional arts scene for decades.  Curators Claire Selkurt and Helen...

Cost: The admission fee is $6, $5 for seniors, and is free for members.

Where:
Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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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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.   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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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

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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The Grammy-nominated Enso String Quartet performs a dynamic program including Alberto Ginastera’s Quartet #1, “Ainsi la nuit” by Henri Dutilleux and Maurice Ravel’s spectacular String...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Urness Recital Hal, St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN  55057
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Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of...

Cost: $34

Where:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Telephone: 651-647-4315
Contact Name: Erika Levy
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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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Saturday August 6th 2016 Skyway Theatre Presents.. BAILO w/ Jsquared, Que$o & MORE!•BailoBailo (Gennaro Bailo) was born August 7, 1991 in Brooklyn, but raised in Queens, NY. He spent much...

Cost: $10

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepine Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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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

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Artists in this special edition featured artists show will include Donna Flannery, Ruth Martin, Grace Sheese, and Sean Scott.  Watch this space for more details as plans progress.

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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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

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Using nature as muse, Norway House brings together three women who have been influential artists in the local Twin Cities and regional arts scene for decades.  Curators Claire Selkurt and Helen...

Cost: The admission fee is $6, $5 for seniors, and is free for members.

Where:
Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 28, 2016   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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

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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

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Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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  Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
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
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

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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Everyone is welcome to join us for a screening of A Year in the Life: Clary Illian, a film by Atom Burke Productions. Clary Illian has been an active potter for 40+ years, starting as an...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Cruise into the sunset on the beautiful shores of Lake Minnetonka while enjoying a full dinner buffet.   Fajita Bar Includes: Tri-Color trip chips with salsa Fiesta Salad Grilled Flank Steak...

Cost: Adults: $35.95 Children (Ages 3-9): $20.95 Infants: FREE

Where:
Port of Excelsior
2 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: BayView Event Center
Telephone: 952-767-3101
Contact Name: Lexi Zawatzke
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Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of...

Cost: $34

Where:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Telephone: 651-647-4315
Contact Name: Erika Levy
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The Artaria String Quartet performs works by Gershwin and Villa-Lobos, the promising young cellist/vocalist Parker Ousley performs classic jazz standards, and the Glider Trio performs Brazilian jazz.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Grand Events Center
316 Washington St.
Northfleid, MN  55057
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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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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

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Saturday August 6th 2016 Skyway Theatre Presents.. BAILO w/ Jsquared, Que$o & MORE!•BailoBailo (Gennaro Bailo) was born August 7, 1991 in Brooklyn, but raised in Queens, NY. He spent much...

Cost: $10

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepine Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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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

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration, MAVA, the only membership organization that inspires excellence in the leadership of volunteers to impact communities, invites you to listen...

Cost: Free

Where:
Junior Achievement Building
1800 White Bear Avenue North
Door C
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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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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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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Artists in this special edition featured artists show will include Donna Flannery, Ruth Martin, Grace Sheese, and Sean Scott.  Watch this space for more details as plans progress.

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
Website »

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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

More information

Using nature as muse, Norway House brings together three women who have been influential artists in the local Twin Cities and regional arts scene for decades.  Curators Claire Selkurt and Helen...

Cost: The admission fee is $6, $5 for seniors, and is free for members.

Where:
Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

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

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 28, 2016   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

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

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FlyOver America – a new attraction at the Mall of America – is a can’t miss experience for individuals of all ages. During the Ultimate Flying Ride, visitors will experience a breathtaking...

Cost: $16.95 (13+), $12.95 (up to 12 years old)

Where:
FlyOver America - Nickelodeon Universe
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 612-342-9652
Contact Name: Cristin Kieser

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  Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
View map »


Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

More information

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
Website »

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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
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
View map »

More information

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

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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Dance. Move. Weave. Share art. Tell stories.   Experience the artistic intersections that connect and differentiate Asian and Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) cultural expression in...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Telephone: 651.282.3017
Contact Name: Jenea Rewertz-Targui
Website »

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Join us for some carnival fun before "Planes: Fire and Rescue" is shown in the park. There will be a dunk tank, baseball pitch, speed test, carnival games, and a chance for you to show off your...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wakefield Park
1590 Frost Avenue
Maplewod, MN  55109
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Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of...

Cost: $34

Where:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Telephone: 651-647-4315
Contact Name: Erika Levy
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

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

More information

Saturday August 6th 2016 Skyway Theatre Presents.. BAILO w/ Jsquared, Que$o & MORE!•BailoBailo (Gennaro Bailo) was born August 7, 1991 in Brooklyn, but raised in Queens, NY. He spent much...

Cost: $10

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepine Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55402
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
Website »

More information

Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »

More information

Artists in this special edition featured artists show will include Donna Flannery, Ruth Martin, Grace Sheese, and Sean Scott.  Watch this space for more details as plans progress.

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

Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

More information

  Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
View map »


Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

More information

On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 28, 2016   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


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

More information

Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

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

More information

Using nature as muse, Norway House brings together three women who have been influential artists in the local Twin Cities and regional arts scene for decades.  Curators Claire Selkurt and Helen...

Cost: The admission fee is $6, $5 for seniors, and is free for members.

Where:
Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

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

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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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
View map »

More information

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by Minnesota artists Ute Bertog and Betsy Ruth Byers. In Still the night Bertog continues to explore language and communication through...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

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

Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of...

Cost: $34

Where:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Telephone: 651-647-4315
Contact Name: Erika Levy
Website »

More information

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 »

More information

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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Travel back in time through Saint Paul’s colorful past with Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum’s bold new production. Part enchanting history tour, part splashy dance party, Passing Through...

Cost: $28 – 20 plus discounts

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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Saturday August 6th 2016 Skyway Theatre Presents.. BAILO w/ Jsquared, Que$o & MORE!•BailoBailo (Gennaro Bailo) was born August 7, 1991 in Brooklyn, but raised in Queens, NY. He spent much...

Cost: $10

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepine Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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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

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 11 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camp at The Works is...

Cost: $66 - $173

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
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Artists in this special edition featured artists show will include Donna Flannery, Ruth Martin, Grace Sheese, and Sean Scott.  Watch this space for more details as plans progress.

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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Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, May 28, 2016   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 third quarter exhibition:  ...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Using nature as muse, Norway House brings together three women who have been influential artists in the local Twin Cities and regional arts scene for decades.  Curators Claire Selkurt and Helen...

Cost: The admission fee is $6, $5 for seniors, and is free for members.

Where:
Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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  Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
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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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Great food · Fresh pastries · Music & dancing · Late night taverna · Hellenic culture · Church tours   A late summer tradition that seems to get better with age. This year marks the 53rd...

Cost: Free

Where:
Holy Anargyroi Church Grounds
703 West Center Street
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Greek Fest Committee
Telephone: 507-282-1529
Contact Name: Andy Franqueira
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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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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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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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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

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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Join Dave Cofell as he performs the music from his third CD. Titled, 'A Thousand Shades of Blue', Dave will be joined onstage by Jeff and Tommy Vee, Paul Drinkwine, Randy Mickelberg, Dennis Kennedy...

Cost: $8 advance/$10 door/$25 VIP

Where:
Dino's Eden Lakeside Club
15445 Co Rd 9
Eden Valley, MN  55329
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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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Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble presents Rakkas Minneapolis, a weekend of dance workshops and a gala show.  The dance workshops will be taught by international dance experts Reyhan Tuzsuz of...

Cost: varies

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble
Telephone: 763-537-8106
Contact Name: Amina Beres
Website »

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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
Website »

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Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of...

Cost: $34

Where:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Telephone: 651-647-4315
Contact Name: Erika Levy
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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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Travel back in time through Saint Paul’s colorful past with Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum’s bold new production. Part enchanting history tour, part splashy dance party, Passing Through...

Cost: $28 – 20 plus discounts

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The Dave Hagedorn Trio with special guest J. C. Sanford, trombone perform a dynamic concert of standards and original works.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Urness Recital Hal, St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN  55057
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Friday August 26th, 2016 Skyway Theatre Presents...Filth Files: RMT Takeover w/ Creation Walter Wilde Subceptron & NeonixRMT - Riddle Me This is a label committed to breaking barriers in...

Cost: $15-20

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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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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All Originals Jazz Series presents Davu Seru and the No Territory Band. All Originals is a jazz concert series at Studio Z featuring select outstanding local jazz ensembles playing their original...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
Website »

More information

Saturday August 6th 2016 Skyway Theatre Presents.. BAILO w/ Jsquared, Que$o & MORE!•BailoBailo (Gennaro Bailo) was born August 7, 1991 in Brooklyn, but raised in Queens, NY. He spent much...

Cost: $10

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepine Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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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

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about....

Cost: Free

Where:
East Silver Lake Park
705 E Silver Lake Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55906
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Sponsor: The ALS Association MN/ND/SD
Telephone: 612-672-0484
Contact Name: Ashley
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This is a car show and the fee is $5 per person and kids 12 and under free with paid adult. All proceeds go to charities. Car Show is from 9-3 Shopping from 9-2, we will have 2 barns full and some...

Cost: 5.00

Where:
Dakota County Fairgrounds
4008 220th St W, Farmington, MN 55024
Farmington, MN  55024
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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Experience dramatic views of the falls this summer at the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. The National Park Service will provide free access and tours daily from 9:30am-5:00pm with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam Visitor Cente
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: National Park Service
Telephone: 952-303-2706
Contact Name: John Anfinson
Website »

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Artists in this special edition featured artists show will include Donna Flannery, Ruth Martin, Grace Sheese, and Sean Scott.  Watch this space for more details as plans progress.

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
Website »

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Textile Center Presents: The Power of Maya Women’s Artistry July 7 – August 27, 2016 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 pm  By the Cooperativa de Alfombras de Mujeres Maya en...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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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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Using nature as muse, Norway House brings together three women who have been influential artists in the local Twin Cities and regional arts scene for decades.  Curators Claire Selkurt and Helen...

Cost: The admission fee is $6, $5 for seniors, and is free for members.

Where:
Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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  Celebrating the lore of the hauntings of the Banfill-Locke building, this open call exhibition features more than 100 works of art by 67 artists from 15 states and two Canadian provinces. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
6666 East River Rd
Fridley, MN  55432
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Telephone: 763.574.1850
Contact Name: Bethany Whitehead
Website »

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On Monday, July 11, 2016, all 30 Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will host a school supply drive, the third of Mattress Firm Foster Kids’ six annual donation drives to benefit local foster...

Cost: Contingent upon amount of school supplies donated

Where:
Mattress Firm Stores (all stores in Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Mattress Firm Foster Kids
Telephone: 214-296-4984
Contact Name: Claire Butterworth
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Come pick some apples, make a scarecrow, arm wrestle a farmer or get a free charcoal portrait, all while benefitting Children’s Minnesota. Deardorff Orchards, Parley Lake Winery and the The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Deardorff Orchards
8282 Parley Lake Rd.
Waconia, MN  55387
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Sponsor: Deardorff Orchards
Telephone: 612-834-3032
Contact Name: Lin Deardorff
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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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This class will cover in depth the process of making wine from grapes or fruit.  Best practices will be discussed, along with a complete overview, essential chemicals, introductory chemistry, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer- St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul , MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer- St. Paul
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Learn how to take the next step in home cheesemaking from our expert Larry Janke. He will demonstrate techniques in making hard cheeses such as cheddar, gouda and parmesan. Hard cheeses require...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Saint Louis Park , MN

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You are invited to join the 11th annual festival at St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Get the full experience by grabbing delicious, authentic Egyptian cuisine and...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
St. Mary's Coptic Church
501 6th Avenue South
South Saint Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: St. Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651-455-8947
Contact Name: Hany Yacoub
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Great food · Fresh pastries · Music & dancing · Late night taverna · Hellenic culture · Church tours   A late summer tradition that seems to get better with age. This year marks the 53rd...

Cost: Free

Where:
Holy Anargyroi Church Grounds
703 West Center Street
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Greek Fest Committee
Telephone: 507-282-1529
Contact Name: Andy Franqueira
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer- Minneapolis
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer- Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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With funding from The Minnesota State Arts Board, The Autism Society of Minnesota and Z Puppets Rosenschnoz present a sensory friendly performance of Monkey Mind Pirates “the world's only puppet,...

Cost: $7.00

Where:
Maplewood Community Center
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Autism Society of MN
Telephone: 651-647-108319
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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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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ARB is pleased to offer youth of the Twin Cities an opportunity to participate in the most well-known and beloved story ballet of all time, the Nutcracker. Auditions are open to children ages 10...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Aadmy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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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Visit our 1879 lakeside cottage ... A true example of life during the resort era in White Bear Lake.  The Fillebrown family occupied the house for most of its years as a residence and donated the...

Cost: $5 Adults, $3 12 and under, WBLAHS members FREE

Where:
The Fillebrown House
4735 Lake Avenue
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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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

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
Website »

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Music@Franconia Saturdays June 25, July 16, August 27, 2pm-6pm Toe-tapping family fun in Franconia’s Earthen Amphitheater Bring a blanket, grab a bite or beverage from onsite vendors, and...

Cost: $5 per vehicle

Where:
Franconia Scupture Park
29836 St Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble presents Rakkas Minneapolis, a weekend of dance workshops and a gala show.  The dance workshops will be taught by international dance experts Reyhan Tuzsuz of...

Cost: varies

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


Sponsor: Dans Askina Turkish Dance Ensemble
Telephone: 763-537-8106
Contact Name: Amina Beres
Website »

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Jazz at Studio Z presents Chicago-based flautist & composer Nicole Mitchell with Bryan Nichols, Jeff Bailey, & Davu Seru.  7 p.m. concert, 6 p.m. free workshop

Cost: $15/$10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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The Stone Arch Brass Quintet performs a selection of works from the Renaissance to the late Romantic eras; violinist Sonja Harasim, pianist Esther Wang and cellist David Carter perform Brahms’...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Urness Recital Hal, St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Ave.
Northfield, MN  55057
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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 »

More information

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 »

More information

Travel back in time through Saint Paul’s colorful past with Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum’s bold new production. Part enchanting history tour, part splashy dance party, Passing Through...

Cost: $28 – 20 plus discounts

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

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
View map »

More information

Jarring and complex, DAI (enough) is the 2008 Lucille Lortel Award–winning play by Israeli-American performance artist Iris Bahr. The play shares a glimpse into the private lives and thoughts of...

Cost: $34

Where:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company
Telephone: 651-647-4315
Contact Name: Erika Levy
Website »

More information

Expertly performed melodrama and musical olios aboard the Minnesota Centennial Showboat for the final season. Board this floating palace, as thousands have for decades, to enjoy traditional painted...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Minnesota Centennial Showboat
Harriet Island Rd.
St. Paul, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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
View map »


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

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Night Time 5K 

Cost: TBD

Where:
8500 Normandale Lake Blvd
8500 Normandale Lake Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Website »

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Saturday August 6th 2016 Skyway Theatre Presents.. BAILO w/ Jsquared, Que$o & MORE!•BailoBailo (Gennaro Bailo) was born August 7, 1991 in Brooklyn, but raised in Queens, NY. He spent much...

Cost: $10

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepine Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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