Hit It! Minnesota's Waterskiing Obsession

Nearly a century ago, a local daredevil strapped two pine boards to his feet and walked on water. Now his renegade spirit is keeping the sport afloat.


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The first time that Ralph Samuelson walked on water, in the summer of 1922, a small crowd had gathered to watch him break his neck. Samuelson had been trying to stand on Lake Pepin since the ice went out in April, holding on to a hundred feet of window sash cord while a boat dragged him around. He tried lashing his feet to curved boards from a barrel, then slender snow skis. But they may as well have been anchors.

Lake Pepin, a scenic bulge in the Mississippi River about 60 miles southeast of Minneapolis, is long and narrow, rimmed with bluffs and buffeted by wind—the profile of lakes such as Loch Ness, where massive waves bounce from shore to shore, stirring up debris and rumors of monsters. Explorers in the 1600s reported “a huge serpent” in Lake Pepin and called the place Lac des Pleurs: Lake of Tears. In 1890, a wave lifted a paddlewheel boat into the air above Lake Pepin as though it were popping a wheelie, killing 98 passengers.

Samuelson wasn’t deterred. His family lived in Lake City, on the Minnesota side of Lake Pepin, a block and a half from shore. He’d grown up diving for clams. “That lake had been almost a mystic force in my life,” he said many years later. “The good Lord must have kept his eye on me. I never got hurt, as long as I was on the water.”

Compelled by a sense of adventure and the girls watching from the beach, Samuelson ultimately took two eight-foot pine boards, boiled the tips until he could turn them up, and strapped them to his feet with two strips of leather. He painted his initials on the skis—RWS—as though they might be mistaken for someone else’s.

On July 2, one day before his 19th birthday, Samuelson tied his rope to the fastest boat in town, stepped into his new skis, and leaned back. Gawkers crowded a crescent of sand in Lake City, looking across Lake Pepin at the sheer face of Maiden Rock bluff, as Samuelson was pulled past the beach again and again. Then suddenly he rose out of the water and stayed there—“like Jesus,” he noted.

For the next 15 years, the inventor of waterskiing scarcely came down. He tipped over a diving platform, greased the top with lard, and skied off it—the first jump. He lost a ski and kept going on the other one—the first slalom. When an amphibious bi-plane came to town, he hitched a rope to it and skied at 80 miles per hour. He took his tricks on the road, to Detroit and Florida.

And then he disappeared. 

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At 6 a.m., headlights flash on a gate in an industrial park in Prior Lake, near Valleyfair. Steve Melcher gets out of his sedan, opens the gate. A couple more cars arrive, rattle down a gravel road to a dock, where a single speedboat waits in the dark.

It’s cold, a Tuesday morning in September. “I’m usually in denial,” Melcher says of fall weather. Two shadows strip down to trunks and get in the boat. Dave Rutt—shaved head, energetic, owner of a women’s apparel boutique in Edina’s Galleria mall—jumps in the water. He gets his feet into a single ski and holds on to a rope. “All right,” he says, “let’s rock!”

Quarry Lake, as the name suggests, is a pit. When these guys started skiing here, dump trucks and bulldozers still drove around it. There are jumping carp, sunfish that bite, and not much else. “Our little utopia,” Rutt says.

A few years ago, feeling pressure from swarms of Jet Skis and wakeboard boats designed to create tsunami-size curls, the Shakopee Prior Lake Water Ski Association won permission to use Quarry Lake as a private park for its 200 or so members. Melcher, Rutt, and two other friends—Marty McAlpin, a financial planner, and Mike McCollow, who says he works in software—signed up for the early-bird special: sunrise to 9 a.m.

Melcher, an attorney, is silver-haired and avuncular, the de-facto coach of the quartet. He’s usually here four days a week and gently offers observations as McCollow takes the wheel and pulls Rutt down a gauntlet of 22 plastic buoys lined up like runway lights—a slalom course. Rutt squirts to one side, then the other, leaning to squeeze around the buoys while sending a plume of water about 12 feet in the air.

Then it’s McCollow’s turn. “Thirty-four off, right?” Melcher asks. The number is how many feet of a 75-foot rope are kept in the boat—taken off, so to speak. The higher the number, the less rope is at the skier’s disposal. At 38 feet off, the rope no longer reaches the buoys; to get around them, you have to stretch your body. The world record is 43 off, set by a 6-foot-2 Hoosier with arms like bungee cords. “Nate Smith,” says Melcher. “Really nice guy.”

As morning takes hold and the covert course is illuminated, the skiers are still playing in the water while commuters stream to work.

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Minnesota Daredevil and Waterskiing inventor Ralph Samuelson, flying off a Jump (Circa 1922) and posing with his handmade skis (Circa 1970). Photos courtesy of Lake City Historical Society.

When Ralph Samuelson vanished, in the late 1930s, so did any hope of Minnesota becoming a hub of waterskiing. Samuelson never bothered to patent his skis. It was years before anyone skied on Lake Pepin again. Lake City forgot his claim to fame.

By mid-century, someone else was being hailed as the inventor of waterskiing, a guy from Long Island, New York, named Fred Waller. Waller had patented his skis in 1925, three years after Samuelson’s feat. He also invented an IMAX-like film technique called Cinerama, and one of the first things he shot, in 1952, was Cypress Gardens waterski park in Winter Haven, Florida, south of Orlando.

Cypress Gardens had elephants and hippos. It had Aquabelles—waterskiing beauties. And Waller’s film helped turn central Florida into the self-proclaimed Waterskiing Capital of the World. The American Water Ski Association opened its headquarters in Winter Haven, and celebrated Waller as the sport’s paterfamilias.

By the 1960s, waterskiing was an international phenomenon, at once wholesome and titillating, like hula-hooping. Its competitions were nationally broadcast. Yet time and again, Minnesota missed out. Tommy Bartlett, a Milwaukee native and early waterskiing star, settled his popular show in Wisconsin Dells, which was already a tourist mecca. Elvis Presley’s last big movie, about a playboy who becomes a waterski instructor, was set in Florida.

Waterskiing for tourists never really caught on in Minnesota. But waterskiing tourists—meaning any of us heading up north—have become as much a part of Minnesota’s cabin culture as knotty pine and Zorbaz. We have the lakes, the boats (most registrations per capita in the country), and the laws—among the nation’s most permissive, allowing skiing from sunrise to half an hour after sunset, the last possible wink of light. Waterskiing classes are among the first to fill up at summer camps, and there are more waterskiing clubs in Minnesota than in larger Midwest states such as Michigan and Ohio.

For some Minnesotans, like the quarry crew, waterskiing has become an addiction. There are “polar bears” who chip away the ice below Hidden Falls in St. Paul, opening a channel in the Mississippi River where they can waterski in winter. They used to haul a hot tub to shore and jump in after skiing.

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There are guys like Roger Wahl, who built his own boat in the mid-1950s and started perfecting tricks. “You fool around,” he says, “starting with two skis, and then one ski, and then maybe someone would get a saucer and pull that behind the boat, and then someone would put a chair on the saucer. These are the things you did on a Sunday afternoon, and pretty soon you’re doing it after work every night.”

Wahl eventually bought a place on Prior Lake, to make things even easier. He started skiing in tournaments in 1959 and won nationals 10 times. He performed in shows—“a lot of double jumping with a woman on the front of my skis,” he says. He still competes at 82, training all winter on a lake near Fort Myers, Florida.

The advantage to Minnesotans’ do-it-yourself approach is a lack of hubris. In his 60s, Wahl broke both arms in a bicycle accident and skied anyway in the Midwest waterski regionals, where “some of the hot dogs didn’t pay attention to the wind,” he says. With his arms in casts, he won.


It’s lightly snowing outside the Twin City Twisters gymnasium in Champlin, and also inside the hangar-like space, it seems—the air is thick with chalk. A half dozen tweens bounce on the in-ground trampolines, including an 11-year-old girl wearing a T-shirt that says, “I waterski. What’s your superpower?”

It’s early April. Since January, the Twin Cities River Rats have been practicing for this summer’s waterski shows—on dry land. Waterskiing is the easy part. The real challenge is everything that happens above the skis.

Men grab ski ropes stretched across the gym and start hoisting women on their shoulders. In the water, they might wear harnesses so their hands are free to move the women around, as in figure skating. They might have swivel skis, so they can spin around. They might be skiing barefoot, which only works if the boat is going fast enough that the water acts—and feels—like cement.

Walker Judd, the Rats’ show director, is 25 and already a veteran. He started show skiing at age 4. Boyish and soft-featured, he has the dewy look of someone who has spent a lot of time in the water. “It’s a hard thing to get out of your system,” he says.

The River Rats have been performing since the 1970s. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., starting in June, they hit the Mississippi River north of downtown Minneapolis, playing to several thousand people for donations. In the last four years, with Judd’s prodding, they’ve taken things up a notch. Their tricks have become more creative, along with their storylines. Judd and his family “watch tape” every week like NFL coaches.

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The Twin Cities River Rats

The team has been rewarded. In 2014, they placed 11th in the national show ski tournament. Last year, with a storyline involving the Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, they took ninth. Asked about whether they’re the team to beat, Judd says, “In this region, they’re gunning for us.”

Yet the traditional powers are all elsewhere, mostly in Wisconsin. No other state has so many teams, or so many good teams. In fact, the Midwest region doesn’t even include Wisconsin—the state is its own region. The national tournament is usually in Janesville, Wisconsin—House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown—where the local team has won four of the past five years.

“To compete, we need to do some things out of the box,” Judd says, watching a pyramid form on the shoulders of six broad men. Three young women stand on the men, two girls clamber atop the women, and finally the 11-year-old in the superpower shirt rises to stand alone—the “topper.”

Judd smiles. It’s a four-tier, not the tallest pyramid. But three pyramids of four, three, and four tiers each, skiing alongside each other, actually outscore a single five-tier. Still, Judd says, “we’re hoping to do a five-tier.” Wisconsin won’t see it coming.

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Don Schwartz, of the Lake City Historical Society, leads the way to the ballroom in the upper reaches of the town’s city hall, turning on lights as he goes. The only notice that there’s anything up here is a flyer in the lobby, pinned to a bulletin board. “Sometimes these doors aren’t even open,” Schwartz says as he walks into a sunny space lined with glass cabinets.

Among Native American artifacts and memorabilia from the city’s bygone industries is a letter dated April 6, 1966. It’s from the American Water Ski Association, addressed to Ralph Samuelson.

Three years earlier, a vacationing reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press had found a pair of unusually large skis in a changing house by Lake Pepin, under a hand-lettered sign: WORLD’S FIRST WATER SKIS. She couldn’t find anyone who knew what had become of their owner, so she wrote an open letter in the newspaper, asking, “Where are you now, Mr. Samuelson?”

He was just 30 miles away. After breaking his back in 1937, while working in Florida, Samuelson moved west of Lake City to Pine Island and became a turkey farmer. When a terrible storm came through in the 1950s, Samuelson lost everything—his farm, his home, even his family for a while. In his memoirs, he compared himself to Job, the Biblical sad-sack.

The open letter drew Samuelson out of obscurity and into the surprised gaze of waterski officialdom. Lucky for everyone, he was a good sport. “One of the most significant developments in organized water skiing,” notes the president of the American Water Ski Association in his letter to Samuelson, “is the ‘rediscovery’ of your pioneering activities. … It is my real pleasure to recognize you as the first water skier of record.”

In 1972, the association installed a plaque in Lake City, honoring Lake Pepin as the “birthplace of waterskiing.” More tributes followed: a fountain sculpture of a wave, installed near the spot where Samuelson first rose out of the water; a mural in the post office; a plaque on his childhood home; an annual festival called Waterski Days, featuring ski shows and a re-creation of Samuelson’s historic glide, held the last weekend in June.

Samuelson became a pitchman for Lake City businesses and often posed with beauty queens, grinning like a man who had been buried alive and can’t quite believe he was resurrected. “Was he happy to be rediscovered? Oh yeah, was he ever,” says Roger Wahl, who often hosted the Lazarus of the sport at his home in Prior Lake.

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“It’s an American story,” Schwartz says as he drives to the western edge of Lake City and turns onto a dirt road lined with tombstones. This is the old Swedish cemetery; among the Swensons and Petersons lies Samuelson. His grave marker is flush with the ground, and a few years ago the historical society hung a wooden sign nearby in case anyone comes looking.

Samuelson died in 1977, when the golden age of waterskiing was already waning, and by the 1990s, with Jet Skis rampant, the glamour was gone. National broadcasts slowed. Cypress Gardens closed in 2009. The wave fountain beside Lake Pepin has fallen into disrepair, and although the historical society is determined to restore it, there are some in town who feel that the waterskiing connection is now too narrow a draw. That it doesn’t entice anyone, say, to shop.

“There are probably more fans now of cigarette boats than waterskiing,” Schwartz jokes. But he thinks it’d be a shame to forget the state’s connection to waterskiing—again. “There’s something so graceful, so inspiring about it,” he says. With the money and magnetism gone, all that’s left is what Samuelson wanted, what Minnesotans have kept alive: the thrill.

On Samuelson’s grave marker is an epitaph—“Father of Waterskiing, Witness for Christ”—and an engraving of a waterskier. He is going off a jump, one arm raised to the sky, into the unknown.  

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Digital Extra: Go behind the scenes of our photo shoot during a Twin Cities River Rats practice

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Presented by the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program Company of 2019. Directed and adapted by Craig Johnson. Originally a 5-7 hour play written by a college-aged...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnestoa Theatre Arts and Dance
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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Presented by Midwest Fetal Care Center, the 2nd annual Great Candy Run Minneapolis will feature a 5K Run/Walk - including a competitive Stroller Division - and a free Kids Jelly Bean Fun Run for...

Cost: adult & children 13+ - $40; children 12 & under/seniors 60 & over - $30

Where:
Veterans Park
6335 Portland Ave
Richfield, MN  55423
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Sponsor: Midwest Fetal Care Center
Telephone: 1-877-789-HOPE
Contact Name: Lonnie Somers, Race Director
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Hello,    I am Ernest Briggs and I am emailing on behalf of Steppingstone Theatre's Education department's MEA Event.  Please pass along to your community calendars or news teams for your...

Cost: $10.00 a family per class or 1$00.00 for 12 classes.

Where:
Steppingstone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Scholarships are avalible
Telephone: 651-225-9265
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

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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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Event where floating lanterns are released in their memory. Baby names read aloud. Stories and pictures shared. Event will take place rain or shine. Register by completing the online form on our...

Cost: $20

Where:
Land of Promise Facility at Bee Bee Lake
7391 20th Street NE
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Missing GRACE Foundation
Telephone: (763) 497-0709
Contact Name: Cheri Chalstrom
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Online Family history class Oct 9th 1. Family history for every body 2. Family Search free account. 3. How use the help button 4. How look at family history tree 5. How to search for records...

Cost: $30.00 per Adult $7.00 per child and $55.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Hello,    I am Ernest Briggs and I am emailing on behalf of Steppingstone Theatre's Education department's MEA Event.  Please pass along to your community calendars or news teams for your...

Cost: $10.00 a family per class or 1$00.00 for 12 classes.

Where:
Steppingstone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Scholarships are avalible
Telephone: 651-225-9265
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
Website »

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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
Website »

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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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

More information

Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
Website »

More information

September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

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
Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Online Family history class Oct 9th 1. Family history for every body 2. Family Search free account. 3. How use the help button 4. How look at family history tree 5. How to search for records...

Cost: $30.00 per Adult $7.00 per child and $55.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
View map »


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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At TeamWomen, we put self-care at the top of the list! That’s why we’re partnering up with Fit Body Boot Camp to offer Fitness Boot Camp Sessions at a reduced rate of $10 for our members. All...

Cost: $10

Where:
Fit Body Boot Camp
76 Nathan Lane North
Saint Louis Park, MN  55426
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
View map »

More information

Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Perpich Arts High School students in the Dance, Literary Arts, Music, and Theater programs share bits and pieces of songs and monologues from their developing work "Gig: Americans Talk About Their...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Perpich Center for Arts Education
6125 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Perpich Center for Arts Education
Telephone: 763-279-4168
Contact Name: Betsy Anderson
Website »

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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

More information

DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
Website »

More information

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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Hello,    I am Ernest Briggs and I am emailing on behalf of Steppingstone Theatre's Education department's MEA Event.  Please pass along to your community calendars or news teams for your...

Cost: $10.00 a family per class or 1$00.00 for 12 classes.

Where:
Steppingstone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Scholarships are avalible
Telephone: 651-225-9265
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
Website »

More information

September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
Website »

More information

For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

TECHNOLOGY FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 12:30pm – 4:30pmBrookview Community Center | Golden Valley, MN Join us for the 3rd Annual Reimagine Aging Conference! Members...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Brookview Community Center
316 Brookview Pkwy S
Golden Valley, MN  55426
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Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Hazel broadcasts from her front...

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-618-7008
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with...

Cost: $25-36 (discounts for seniors and groups)

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
View map »


Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Come celebrate the fall season with Lift Bridge! We will have pumpkins from Bergmann's Greehouse and carving kits - $8 for each pumpkin (about basketball size) and it automatically comes with a...

Cost: $8

Where:
Lift Bridge Brewing Company
1900 Tower Drive West
Stillwater, MN  55082
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.   Chester Congdon...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910

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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
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Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

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At TeamWomen, we put self-care at the top of the list! That’s why we’re partnering up with Fit Body Boot Camp to offer Fitness Boot Camp Sessions at a reduced rate of $10 for our members. All...

Cost: $10

Where:
Fit Body Boot Camp
76 Nathan Lane North
Saint Louis Park, MN  55426
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
Website »

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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Hello,    I am Ernest Briggs and I am emailing on behalf of Steppingstone Theatre's Education department's MEA Event.  Please pass along to your community calendars or news teams for your...

Cost: $10.00 a family per class or 1$00.00 for 12 classes.

Where:
Steppingstone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Scholarships are avalible
Telephone: 651-225-9265
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
Website »

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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

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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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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Set in the 1920's when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a charming musical about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas, who broadcasts from her front parlor with...

Cost: $25-36 (discounts for seniors and groups)

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Homem Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Website »

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Set in the 1920s when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, Radio Gals is a razzamatazz musical comedy about Hazel Hunt from Cedar Ridge, Arkansas. Hazel broadcasts from her front...

Cost: $29–$36 (taxes & fees incl)

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 612-618-7008
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

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WHAT:                                 Northeast Celebration: An Evening of Business and Community Awards WHO:  ...

Cost: Admission is $40 and pre-registration is required

Where:
Jax Cafe
1928 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Northeast Minneapolis Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
View map »

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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
Website »

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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They first meet the Munchkins, the good witch Glinda, and the Wicked Witch...

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-8300
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Roundtable: Elections #MN2018...

Cost: Admission is $15 and pre-registration is required

Where:
the Local
931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes Hauser

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Opening reception Friday, October 5, 7-9pm Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center Main Gallery
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

Local photographer David Husom depicts the upper Mississippi River Valley from a new and unique perspective. For the past two years Husom has been photographing the area with a UAV (drone). These...

Cost: free

Where:
The Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN  55066
View map »


Sponsor: The Anderson Center
Telephone: 651-388-2009
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
Website »

More information

Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »

More information

Hello,    I am Ernest Briggs and I am emailing on behalf of Steppingstone Theatre's Education department's MEA Event.  Please pass along to your community calendars or news teams for your...

Cost: $10.00 a family per class or 1$00.00 for 12 classes.

Where:
Steppingstone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Scholarships are avalible
Telephone: 651-225-9265
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
Website »

More information

Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
Website »

More information

The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
View map »

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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
Website »

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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

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
Website »

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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
Website »

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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Website »

More information

From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
Website »

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The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
Website »

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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

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Explore rarely seen artifacts from the museum’s collections and experiment on the fringes of science! Follow the footsteps of innovators throughout history with interactive activities and...

Cost: $12

Where:
The Bakken Museum
3537 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
Website »

More information

CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
View map »

More information

  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

More information

Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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A Celebration in Sound! In 2008, Copper Street Brass began as a collection of recent music-school graduates, practicing in our basement and searching for gigs. Ten years later, we’ve worked hard...

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

Where:
Hamline University: Sundin Hall
1531 Hewitt Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Copper Street Brass
Telephone: (763) 307-3452
Contact Name: Corbin Dillon
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They first meet the Munchkins, the good witch Glinda, and the Wicked Witch...

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-8300
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Celebrate the season and run the Twin Cities Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon and 5K on Saturday, October 20th! All participants receive hot cider, a caramel apple, and a finishers mug at the finish...

Cost: $30-$85

Where:
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 W
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: All Community Events
Telephone: 224-757-5425
Contact Name: Peter Starykowicz
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Minneapolis-area middle and high school girls will get a chance to see what being an engineer is like at Invent it. Build it. during WE18, the largest conference and career fair for women in...

Cost: $5-$7

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Society of Women Engineers
Telephone: 630-305-0003
Contact Name: Jenny Balogh
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The Twin Cities Film Fest (TCFF) is a Minneapolis–based 501(c)3 non–profit year-round arts organization that culminates in a major mainstream film festival in the fall each year at the...

Cost: $12.00

Where:
Showplace ICON Theater
1625 West End Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Attention all home improvement enthusiast! Don’t miss your opportunity to explore up to 150 exhibitors featuring the latest products, services and information to help turn your dream home...

Cost: Free with food shelf donation

Where:
HealthEast Sports Center
4125 Radio Drive
Woodbury, MN  55129
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 1-952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
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Hello,    I am Ernest Briggs and I am emailing on behalf of Steppingstone Theatre's Education department's MEA Event.  Please pass along to your community calendars or news teams for your...

Cost: $10.00 a family per class or 1$00.00 for 12 classes.

Where:
Steppingstone Theatre
55 Victoria Street North
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Scholarships are avalible
Telephone: 651-225-9265
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

Cost: $10 per person in advance; $12 at the gate; children under 36" free

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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DanceCo is a professional performance company creating original dance narratives for young audiences and their families. DanceCo is remaking the 2014 hit Which Witch is Which?? with a...

Cost: Tickets: $10 kids & $12 adults, lap passes available (under three)

Where:
Avalon Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: DanceCo
Telephone: 161-223-41481
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Celebrate Halloween At FlyOver America! Now - October 31st, 2018. Join Broomelda the witch on a spellbinding journey at FlyOver America! Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $14.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Mall of America
Bloomington, MN  55425
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm The Edge of Water, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Holly Swift, opens October 20th at Groveland Gallery. A native of Illinois, Swift...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, October 20, 2-5 pm Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ­­­­­Along the Shoreline, an exhibit of new paintings by Kit Wilson. A Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Groveland Gallery
Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sarah Johnson
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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DANIELLE EGNEW, PSYCHIC AND ANGELIC CHANNEL TO APPEAR AT Lake Harriet Spiritual Community. Award-winning Psychic, Medium and Angelic Channel Danielle Egnew is stopping in Minneapolis on her dynamic...

Cost: $75.00

Where:
Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
4401 S Upton Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: The Ascension Tour
Telephone: 406-850-3287
Contact Name: Melissa Scianna
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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The kids are back in school.  The family is getting back into a routine.  It's time to bring back Date Night! From Friday, Oct. 19 thru Sunday Oct 28, the Nicollet Island Inn will be featuring...

Cost: $89.00-$119.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Corey Abdo
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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  Join renowned storytelling trio, Kevin Kling, Patricia Francisco, and Matthew Sanford for a weekend of transformation. This experiential workshop explores the role of both mind and body in...

Cost: 650.00

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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CO.STARTERS at the Hill is a 9-week program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Over the nine weeks, groups of 10-15...

Cost: $500

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN
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Join an ASL Learning Group - Want to learn ASL for a loved one? Studying ASL and need to practice? Let's get started! Free and open to all ages! Recommende for beginner/intermediate levels....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd Ave S
Mpls, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Threads Dance Project
Contact Name: Aili Emilia Kotnik
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Reason No. 1 to love Florence + The Machine: Vocalist Florence Welch's singing voice is never, ever passive and has a sound all her own.  Reason No. 2: Each song is a story in...

Cost: $39.50-99.50

Where:
Target Center
600 N First Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Target Center
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Scapin By Molière Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 4pm Guest directed by Randy Reyes Featuring Sarah Agnew, Ricardo Beaird, Elise Langer, Kris Nelson, Kimberly...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

Cost: $20 – $60 (Discounts for seniors, military, groups, and patrons age 30 and under

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They first meet the Munchkins, the good witch Glinda, and the Wicked Witch...

Cost: 18

Where:
Andria Theatre
618 Broadway Street
Alexandria, MN  56308
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Telephone: 320-763-8300
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Hothouse Flowers singer Liam Ó Maonlaí is flying in from Dublin to treat the Twin Cities to a concert on Saturday, Oct 20. He’ll be joined by bandmate Peter O’Toole. Liam is known best for...

Cost: Advance tickets $20, $25 at the door.

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Contact Name: CJAC
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Come experience the buzz that everyone is talking about at Sawdust Savvy! Located in beautiful Downtown Stillwater. With 22 different projects and over 100 designs to choose from we have something...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main Street
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
Website »

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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
Website »

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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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