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The Luxury Apartment Boom


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Mariah Carey’s former concierge stands in the lobby of the Walkway Apartments wearing a purple velvet blazer and large, clear-framed glasses, waiting to be of service. Jean Pierre Dechateau—JP for short—also has worked for the Waldorf Astoria hotel and as Elton John’s butler. And now he works here, in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis, at the most luxurious of the Twin Cities’ new luxury apartment complexes. When he shakes my hand, he grins like a bemused genie, his eyebrows arched solicitously with the self-assurance of one who has dealt with divas. Try me, the look suggests.

You have no idea what I can conjure.

Jean Pierre Dechateau
Jean Pierre Dechateau. Photo by TJ Turner

JP seems restless. It’s late March, construction is still wrapping up. My wife and I are here for a tour, perchance to rent, and though we’re told that more than half of the 92 units are spoken for, not all are occupied. Some were leased sight-unseen by professional athletes, young executives lining up jobs at Fortune 500 companies, and other large-living types, many from out of town. The only tenants my wife and I encounter are two tanned and muscly men high-fiving each other, presumably over their good fortune.

Soon, we’re assured, the place will be swinging with the kind of amenities largely foreign to the Midwest: mail forked over at the front desk, complimentary newspaper and breakfast, a private restaurant and bar, and a Jacuzzi cantilevered over Lake Street like a watery playpen. “This is how it feels,” the Walkway’s website declares, “to float above it all.”

There’s even an app for residents to request the services of JP or the bell cap, as the lobby clerk is known. Hungry? They can rustle something up from Coup d’État, the ground-floor restaurant. Heading home with a date? They can have champagne chilling in your living room, Rihanna on the sound system, and fresh sheets—if not Rihanna herself—on the bed. “Not everyone knows how to use a concierge,” JP explains in an interview with the Walkway’s in-house digital newsletter, Abode. “I provide a service that is so much more than finding a table at a restaurant or a ticket to the show. I design pleasure.”

Our tour guide, a cordial young man with slicked-back hair and the understated pride of the overdog, shows us a three-bedroom corner unit with leather door handles, plush carpeting, and a view of the Carlson Towers, 10 miles away. “It’s a whole different world right now,” he says. In the foreground are some of the four new luxury apartment buildings hugging the nearby Midtown Greenway. “It’s crazy what’s going on around here,” he says. “Building, building, building. But we built this place smaller, built it nicer.” He smiles. “You’ll see.”

Before we move on, though, he can’t resist. “All these buildings, as you look down, they all have to cap out at six floors, but the city let us build the first floor to 23 feet.” He waits a beat then beams: “So we’re a full floor higher than any other building.” This place goes up to 11.

The Walkway
The Walkway Apartments. Photo by Alex Steinberg

Money is never mentioned. Not on the Walkway website. Not on our tour. Money is not the point. Money is freedom. The first lease signed at the Walkway was by a couple who moved out of their home on Lake of the Isles—they combined, our guide tells us, two sixth-floor units. At the end, we have to be the kind of people who ask: $3,600 for the three-bedroom, though prices range from $1,385 for a studio to $3,950 for a large two-level unit.

But a lot, it turns out, is negotiable. We see that incredible two-level apartment—it’s being held for a guy who also requested another unit with the idea of breaking down the wall between them. But he’s never in town and hasn’t done anything with either one. “They’re both technically taken,” our guide tells us. So if we wanted this unit, he would tell the guy to take the other one. Or perhaps the guy would up the ante. “It’s like Monopoly money,” we’re told. The guy already has a decorating idea for the cathedral-height living room that probably few renters in any city—New York, Shanghai, Dubai—have proposed: a floor-to-ceiling waterfall.

In the 2000s, the Twin Cities were treading water. Minneapolis lost 40 people, St. Paul lost 1,900. Then something changed. Last year, more than 3,000 new apartment units were slated to be built in Minneapolis; more than 5,000 are planned this year. “Minneapolis and St. Paul have turned a corner,” says Thomas Fisher, dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design. “We’re now like San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Boston—places with a pretty healthy economy.” Not Cleveland, Buffalo, St. Louis, or Detroit.

This development means more people, more money, more eyes on the street, more stable neighborhoods. But at more than $2 a square foot, or about $2,000 for a two-bedroom, most of the new apartments being built in the Twin Cities are considered luxurious. It’s about the only kind of apartment that gets built anymore. None of the new apartments in the core of Minneapolis are considered affordable, and average monthly rent has risen 9.1 percent as a result. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority reported last year that more than 10,000 people were on their waiting list for Section 8 subsidized housing—it hasn’t budged since 2009. And while the vacancy rate for the overall Twin Cities is tight at about 2.5 percent, it’s almost non-existent for affordable housing.

“A lot of forces are driving us toward the luxury end of things,” says Fisher. Land values, for one. They’ve increased to the point that developers can only make a profit if they aim for the higher end. Height and construction restrictions haven’t helped. Most projects outside of downtown end up being capped at six stories, not allowing developers to increase profit margins by building further skyward. So they pack as many amenities as they can into those six stories—and charge accordingly.

Lime Uptown Interior
Lime Apartments at Lyn-Lake. Photo by Carbon Creative

The result is a monoculture of affluence. “The Manhattanization of Uptown,” says Larry Millett, the St. Paul architecture critic and author of Once There Were Castles: Lost Mansions and Estates of the Twin Cities. It’s not Park Avenue—“Architecturally, I don’t think anyone’s drooling over the stuff.” All the value is inside, in the amenities, but the effect is the same. Taken far enough, it’s Europe: wealth in the city center, everyone else on the outskirts, a city out of balance.

“We don’t build cities the way we used to,” Fisher says, “one lot at a time, some large homes, some small, so you could move down the street to a bigger house when you got a family, move into a smaller one down the street when the house emptied out.” There weren’t big banks giving big loans to big developers to develop massive numbers of units. Everything was smaller and more local, and few were priced out. “What this led to was diversity,” says Fisher. “You could stay in your neighborhood as you aged. You didn’t have to leave your community.”

Other cities have enforced some balance, allowing developers to build more densely if they include affordable housing units as part of a project or agree to build some elsewhere. But density discussions here tend to get bogged down in debates over height and historicity. Two years ago, the Minneapolis City Council approved a moratorium on “large-scale” projects in Linden Hills. In Dinkytown, a developer recently backed off plans to develop a hotel after the City Council voted to explore whether a one-story brick building in the way was somehow historic. “People remember how Minneapolis and St. Paul were 50 years ago,” says Fisher. “But we’re headed toward being a very different city: bigger and much more thriving. And I don’t think we’ve come to grips with that.” Millett wonders if nostalgia hasn’t given way to fantasy: “I sometimes get the impression that people dream that the city will get developed with little two-story houses with a violin shop on the bottom run by a little German guy, but it doesn’t happen that way.”

In 2008, one of the first ultra-luxe developments in the Twin Cities opened in the Lyn-Lake area of Uptown: Blue, a 242-apartment complex for people who, according to its developer, “work hard and play hard.” That the country had just fallen off the financial cliff didn’t matter one simoleon—Blue filled up. There’s a pool and sauna, a pub with a pool table, a private dog park, and a “Zen courtyard.” A few years later, the same developer—Greco—built Flux several blocks away on the Midtown Greenway, billed as “resort living.” The Walkway and other new Uptown developments now use the same resort metaphor in their marketing, as though life in the coldest large city in America can be—with the right amenities—a beach.

That so many of these ultra-luxe complexes are in Uptown makes some historical sense. In the 1870s, weekenders would train out from Minneapolis to lounge in sprawling resorts on Lake Calhoun, camp along the shores, or picnic in Lakewood Cemetery. When the tracks were extended west, resorters moved on to Lake Minnetonka, and though the hotels disappeared there, too, the moneyed clientele stayed.

By the time I moved to Uptown in 1995, shortly after graduating from college, the neighborhood had been a funky bohemia for decades. I landed a studio apartment in a three-story brick walkup, built circa 1920, on leafy Girard Avenue, a block from Calhoun Square: $495 a month. It had a ceiling fan, hardwood floors, and a hallway window where the Uptown-based Johnson Milk Company—well before my time—used to put fresh milk. The two glass cabinets at the kitchen entrance contained, in lieu of fancy tableware, my Kerouac and Joyce.

It was, in other words, the classic Uptown apartment. Nights were spent in the Uptown Bar, where we were too late for the Replacements but just in time for their solo components. Or in the Rainbow Bar, where some nights the Long Island Iced Teas were $2.50 and the company even cheaper, aging queens and raging alkies who would slide into our booth uninvited. Slacker panhandlers with mohawks and leather lined the sidewalk in front of McDonald’s—the McPunks. “I love springtime in Uptown,” my wife recalls her brother rhapsodizing back then, “when the punks bring out their rats.”

In spring, the garage doors would roll up at Two Pesos, a Mexican joint where we’d thaw out with dollar margaritas in plastic cups that tasted like something from a Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. But it was better than throwing ourselves to the cougars at Figlio. When my parents visited for the first time, Two Pesos was the only place I could think to take them for dinner.

A few years later, I moved to another Girard apartment: $420 for a vast garden-level one-bedroom with a few quirks, like a bathroom door with notches so it could slide past the toilet. One night, I spotted what I thought was a squirrel in my kitchen, until I saw its long, thin tail. When the rent jumped to $700, I wound up on a WCCO-TV report about rising Minneapolis rents. As the camera rolled, I made soup from a can on my Dickensian stove, like a hobo. When the spot aired, a former coworker called to check on me.

Soon after, in 2000, the Rainbow Bar became Chino Latino. In 2008, the Uptown Bar became an Apple Store. And now, Two Pesos, having morphed into Campiello and then Cowboy Slim’s, has become the southwest corner of the Walkway Apartments. “The thing about bohemias is that they’re hard to maintain,” says Millett, “because bohemias don’t tend to have a lot of money. Neighborhoods either get upscaled or continue down the hill, and both have problems. But the die is pretty well cast for Uptown now. It’s becoming Minneapolis’s second downtown, but with a different vibe.” Lake Minnetonka has returned to Uptown.

Uptown

"Private means ‘privileged,’" is one of the Walkway’s tag lines, an amenity not everyone appreciates—especially those on the outside. “I am a bro,” admits Jim Walsh, a columnist for the Southwest Journal and host of the Mad Ripple Hootenanny songwriter series at Minneapolis bars and coffee shops. “But I can’t think of a more stultifying way to spend my 20s and 30s than inside these kinds of places. These guys have been sold a message of metro manliness based on flashy bullshit, not the joy of belonging to a funky neighborhood.&rdquo

To Andy Sturdevant, MinnPost’s chronicler of Twin Cities culture, it suggests a lack of curiosity if not belonging. The newcomers, he told me, should be reminded that they “are part of a historical narrative, whether they like it or not.” Why live in a city, he asks, with its presumptions of diversity and rubbing shoulders with strangers, if you don’t want to be in it?

But is there a connection between money and isolation? No marketing, after all, is going to tout the virtues, as Sturdevant notes, of tenants “freezing their asses off waiting for the No. 6 bus and getting hollered at by a busker outside Calhoun Square.”

Lime Apartments, Greco’s Lyn-Lake successor to Blue, has been marketed with something like the opposite of seclusion, a kind of cheeky promiscuity: “Tarts welcome,” and “Don’t get hitched until you enjoy your year at Lime.” (The nearby Elan Uptown is responsible for a billboard reading, “I don’t remember her name, but her apartment…”) Looking for truth in advertising, I tour the place alone. “Would it just be you living here, or…?” asks my tour guide, a friendly young woman. Yep, I say, expecting a wink, a smile—some suggestion that although I’d be single I wouldn’t be alone.

But she surprises me. “Well, that’s nice,” she says innocently. “Lots of room for you, huh?”

When I tour the second-floor “splash deck,” where a hot tub and pool are sunk beside a grassy lawn, I expect to hear that suits are optional. Instead: the grass is for “bags, bocce ball, hopefully yoga in the summer.” I see no tarts, no one who might open her door to a man with ego-induced short-term memory loss. Only an unnoticing young woman with a Target corporate ID badge.

When my guide points out a TV monitor near the mailboxes announcing weekly resident gatherings, some in the lounge, some for happy hour at Herkimer down the block, the marketing merges with reality. It’s not Melrose Place. It’s a dorm for grownups.

“We believe in thriving societies where residents make strong connections that can last a lifetime,” Lime’s website declares, “from business to friendships to (b)romance.” And although I don’t know any guy who would admit to looking for bromance, it sounds like community, whatever that means today. A real-life LinkedIn. From the live/work spaces on the first floor, commercially zoned with separate entrances to the sidewalk, you could run your boutique business with little more than a laptop and a UPS account, then meet the neighbors for movie night. Efficiency is the new decadence.

In one preeminent apartment, on the second floor, the glass patio door opens directly onto the “splash deck,” the hot tub right there, all day, all night. In 1995, the only view out of most Uptown apartments was onto the narrow grass yard between buildings, a blanket of shadows hung between bedrooms, through which passed all of our muffled intimacies. We were bound by space or lack of it, not income or interest, together yet alone. In the new, more segregated city, you are bound by shared condition, and there is, as the marketing implies, an intimacy in this. As in a hot tub full of strangers, alone yet together.

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Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E 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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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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This FREE event sponsored by 2nd Half with Lyngblomsten will include coffee and treats, a brief presentation on our new life enrichment centers for older adults, and prizes. Participate in a guided...

Cost: Free

Where:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
3770 Bellaire Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: (651) 632-5377
Contact Name: Christina Rhein
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Explore how to bring the Entrepreneurial mindset to work & life with Elaine Wyatt, Executive Director at WomenVenture! Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together on...

Cost: Members: $30, Guests: $50. Non registered walk in rate: $60

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 11:30am-1pm for our women's networking luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington,...

Cost: Members: $30, Guests: $50. Non registered walk in rate: $60

Where:
Hyatt Regency Hotel
3200 East 81st Street
Bloomington, MN  55425
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Music, beer, and friends! What more could you ask for? Join us for Surly beer, a showcase of local musicians, and a great night of fun as you show your support for Cultivate’s work in veloping...

Cost: $20 in advance

Where:
Surly Brewery
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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

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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E 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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Travel with us through time as we explore the ways White Bear has celebrated winter from ice palaces to fishing contests to hot air balloons. FREE event but donations are welcome.  Presented by...

Cost: Free

Where:
White Bear Lake Library
2150 - 2nd Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Telephone: 651-407-5327
Contact Name: Sara Hanson
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Escape the cold with a last minute trip on local airliner Sun Country! The Wing-It Air Fare sale out of Minneapolis is a 1 day only event. Ending at midnight on Tuesday, January 24, you can...

Cost: Starting at $59

Where:
http://bit.ly/WingItEvent
, MN


Sponsor: Sun Country

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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Join us for an overview on a wide range of resources available at the James J. Hill Center, from our large collection of books to online resources like A to Z Databases, IBISWorld, SimplyMap, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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On Saturday, March 4, 2017, teams of 4 will race down Buck Hill in Burnsville, atop queen-sized mattresses! Registration is open now, visit SubwayBedrace.org to sign up your team and start...

Cost: 50/person until Feb 1

Where:
Buck Hill
15400 BUck Hill Rd
Burnsville, MN  55306
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Sponsor: Subway
Telephone: 952-460-1017
Contact Name: Cathy Berg
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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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


Website »

More information

The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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Cure the winter blues with a delicious dining experience at Borough with an Oskar Blues beer dinner.  Chef Mike DeCamp is creating a 5 course dinner that will be paired with Oskar Blues Brewery...

Cost: 75

Where:
Borough
730 North Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Borough
Telephone: 612-354-3135
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E 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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Please join us for a special evening with Pauline Boss, author of Ambiguous Loss. The evening's topic will be "Coping with Losing Someone One Memory at a Time." Dr. Pauline Boss provides a name...

Cost: $20.00 for early bird tickets.

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Rakhma Homes
Telephone: 612-824-2345
Contact Name: Lindsey Fossum
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The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel. Chakra symbols represent the circular centers of energy, and they correspond to the nerve plexuses and organs in the physical nervous system. By focusing on...

Cost: $128 full course pre-pay, $18 single pre-pay, $20 single drop in

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
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Jim Walsh will be at Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm for a launch event for his new book, "Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s." Presented by SubText Books....

Cost: Free, please RSVP

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 West 6th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: SubText Books
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Take Five Tuesday Rogue Valley Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 6:00pm 6:00pm Social Hour | 7:00pm Concert Rogue Valley Rogue Valley is an Americana group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, whose music is...

Cost: Tickets $25

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

More information

As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

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Batsheva Dance Company Tue, Jan 24, 7:30 pm Carlson Family Stage   Decadance 2017 The 18 dancers of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company flood the stage with such energy and intensity that...

Cost: $42, $52, $62

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
Website »

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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

More information

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
View map »


Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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

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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
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The University of Okoboji Winter Games has events on and off the Iowa Great Lakes. Events on the lakes include Broomball, Flag Football, Softball, Keg Toss, Polar Plunge and much more. Live...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Okoboji
243 W. Broadway
Arnolds Park, IA  51331
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Sponsor: The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 712 332 2107
Contact Name: Kara Matheson
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WCCO Radio, Taste of the NFL, Land O’ Lakes, General Mills and Agstar Financial Services are teaming up again for the 7th annual Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon to benefit Second Harvest Heartland....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mall of America Rotunda
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Second Harvest Heartland
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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

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

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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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

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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

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Join the Duluth Art Institute for the biggest “show and tell” event of the arts calendar. DAI members share one piece of art made in 2016. This is a wonderful expression of what regional art is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Insitute
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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


Website »

More information

The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
View map »


Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
Website »

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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E 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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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Minnesota Opera brings a rediscovered musical gem from Mozart’s era to the stage. Diana, the goddess of chastity, is the target of Cupid’s interference as he brings unwelcome love and passion...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

More information

“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

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Thanks to its inherently upbeat and singable material, Josh Abbott Band has become one of the leading acts in Texas music, winning four trophies in the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards. But...

Cost: 18

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $10

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
Website »

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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

More information

The University of Okoboji Winter Games has events on and off the Iowa Great Lakes. Events on the lakes include Broomball, Flag Football, Softball, Keg Toss, Polar Plunge and much more. Live...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Okoboji
243 W. Broadway
Arnolds Park, IA  51331
View map »


Sponsor: The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 712 332 2107
Contact Name: Kara Matheson
Website »

More information

The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

Marketplace Events, producers of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and Holiday Boutique, is launching a new event that will cater to home improvement enthusiasts. The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling...

Cost: $12 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children five and under are free

Where:
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415

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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
View map »


Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

More information

Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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


Website »

More information

The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
View map »


Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
Website »

More information

Before Minneapolis plays host to this year’s Summer X Games, Join Wappel from 93X for the X Games Minneapolis Launch Party on Friday, January 27 at The Depot Tavern in downtown Minneapolis!...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Depot Tavern
17 North 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: X Games
Website »

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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Every 4th Friday of the month beginning January 27th, The Lounge at Victor’s brings you Victor’s on Vinyl: the merging of an exclusive listening club with a dining experience. Each event...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Victor's on Water
205 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Victor's on Water
Telephone: 952-474-8879
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From Stromae to Jean-Jacques Goldman, karaoke is back in full force at Alliance Française! Join us for a night of French songs along with les Jeunes Cadres Dynamiques, the young professionals...

Cost: $20 AF Members, $25 general public

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 N. First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/ St Paul
Telephone: 612-332-0436
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
Website »

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  From January 27 through Feb 5, 2017 Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre present Cellula.  An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets...

Cost: Children $8/ Adults $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
Telephone: 612-724-1435
Contact Name: Kathleen Conroy
Website »

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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
View map »


Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
Website »

More information

As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

More information

Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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All in the Timing A “tour de force” of six hilarious plays by David Ives, one of America’s great comic playwrights. JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Directors:Ben RatkowskiBrian JoyceBrian...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Thanks to its inherently upbeat and singable material, Josh Abbott Band has become one of the leading acts in Texas music, winning four trophies in the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards. But...

Cost: 18

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Rachel Platten shot to fame with 2015’s uplifting smash hit “Fight Song,” which rose to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. Platten won a...

Cost: $39 & $54

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The University of Okoboji Winter Games has events on and off the Iowa Great Lakes. Events on the lakes include Broomball, Flag Football, Softball, Keg Toss, Polar Plunge and much more. Live...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Okoboji
243 W. Broadway
Arnolds Park, IA  51331
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Sponsor: The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 712 332 2107
Contact Name: Kara Matheson
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Nothing is better than wearing a warm pair of slipper boots on a cold winter day. Felt your own custom pair by making a pattern from your foot, layering wool over the pattern, saturating with warm...

Cost: $95-105 + $20 materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E 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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Celebrate winter in Minnesota with special displays of St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes, a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket...

Cost: Included with $6-10 site admission

Where:
James. J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-297-2555
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Marketplace Events, producers of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and Holiday Boutique, is launching a new event that will cater to home improvement enthusiasts. The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling...

Cost: $12 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children five and under are free

Where:
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415

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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
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Kirsten Aune uses a unique painting technique to create large-scale quilts and wearable elements. See her studio and process in this free artist demo.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Magic Smelt Parade Shop
128 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Now in its 43rd year, the Winter Carnival Orchid Show has become the premier winter event for orchid lovers throughout the Midwest, attended by nearly 5,000 orchid enthusiasts. Perhaps in response...

Cost: Cost $5 for adults $1.00 off with Winter Carnival Button

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Orchid Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-223-4059
Contact Name: Michael Dyda
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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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We will get you started on making cheese at home by showing you a variety of techniques including cutting the curd, separating the curds and whey, and using a cheese press and waxing hard cheese....

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Experience the adventures of Minnesota's hardy ice harvesters. Cut blocks of ice out of the pond with a vintage ice saw and pull an antique ice plow. Weigh blocks of ice, use chipping tools, and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Richardson Nature Center
8737 E Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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"Worlding" is curated by Kate Casanova and Patrick K. Pryor and features artwork by: Andrea Carlson Preston Drum Andy DuCett Nicole Gordon Sarah Faye McPherson Lamar Peterson "Worlding" is a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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As winter sets in, the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce hopes to help get people outside. This January, they will host the 14th annual Ice Golf on frozen Prior Lake outside of Charlie’s on Prior....

Cost: $30

Where:
Charlie's on Prior
3950 Green Heights Trail SW
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 619-206-0685
Contact Name: Dara Levine
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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We're FOUR now and we can't wait to celebrate with you!On Saturday, January 28th from 12pm-8pm we will be celebrating our 4th year of business and it's all because of YOU!Special Release: $15 for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing
783 harding street ne
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-749-4203
Contact Name: Matty B
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Work, a Spotlight exhibition of new paintings by Joshua Huyser, opens January 28th at Groveland Gallery.  Simple objects, such as vintage packaging and household ephemera, have long been favorite...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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We will get you started on making cheese at home by showing you a variety of techniques including cutting the curd, separating the curds and whey, and using a cheese press and waxing hard cheese....

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
View map »


Website »

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Celebrate winter in Minnesota with special displays of St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes, a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket...

Cost: Included with $6-10 site admission

Where:
James. J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-297-2555
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When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Where: St. Louis Park Roller Garden, 5622 W Lake St, St Louis Park Cost: $10 in advance or $15 at the door​ Join us at the Roller Garden...

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

Where:
St. Louis Park Roller Garden
5622 W Lake St
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources, Inc.
Telephone: 952-200-3030
Contact Name: Andrea Paulet
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Presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union, Winter Jazz Festival features some of the best local and nationally-known jazz musicians for two days in downtown Saint Paul. The 2017 Winter Jazz Festival...

Cost: $25 for Saturday, $35 for Sunday, $50 for both days

Where:
Downtown Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN  55102


Sponsor: Twin Cities Jazz Festival
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E 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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Pong Fest 2017 is the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary club's winter fundraiser. The Beer Pong Tournament includes live music, great food, craft beers and a silent auction.   The fourth annual Pong...

Cost: $10.00

Where:
Eden Prairie Community Center
16700 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN  55347
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Sponsor: Eden Prairie Noon Rotary
Telephone: 612-670-6787
Contact Name: Kim Ross
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Our annual Salon fundraiser will bring a ray of sunshine into your life during the cold, dark days of winter and remind you of New Beginnings. The event features bright, lively background music...

Cost: $20 in advance or $30 at the door

Where:
Minneapolis Photo Center
2400 N Second Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra
Contact Name: Joe Burling
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Skyway Theatre presents...Stone Arch IslesStone Arch Isles began performing in September of 2016, and since then the group has played numerous venues around the Twin Cities. Their rise to...

Cost: 10 - 15

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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  From January 27 through Feb 5, 2017 Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre present Cellula.  An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets...

Cost: Children $8/ Adults $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
Telephone: 612-724-1435
Contact Name: Kathleen Conroy
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Minnesota Opera brings a rediscovered musical gem from Mozart’s era to the stage. Diana, the goddess of chastity, is the target of Cupid’s interference as he brings unwelcome love and passion...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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All in the Timing A “tour de force” of six hilarious plays by David Ives, one of America’s great comic playwrights. JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Directors:Ben RatkowskiBrian JoyceBrian...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
View map »


Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
Website »

More information

“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The Lonely Knees are coming to Chatfield! They're playing the Legion Room as part of the 13th Annual Chill Fest, presented by the Chosen Valley Community Foundation. Spend a day in Chatfield,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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Skyway Theatre Presents....NIGHTOWLSHailing from the underground of Los Angeles, CA, NIGHTOWLS have become a force to be reckoned with in the global dance music scene with an impressive 2015...

Cost: 18.00

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join us for the 9th annual Finding a CURE Gala on January 28th, 2017 at MUSE Event Center, located in the North Loop, Minneapolis, Minnesota. CURE is the American Cancer Society’s primary young...

Cost: 80.00

Where:
Muse Event Center
107 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Telephone: 651-491-8045
Contact Name: Maggie Hooley
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $15

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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CAAM Chinese Dance Theater presents the world premiere, "Keepsakes: A Chinese Love Story" Critically acclaimed choreographer Lili Teng has created some of the most graceful, intricate and...

Cost: $15 advance, $20 at door + fees

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
Telephone: (651) 774-0806
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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