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St. Paul Hip-Hop Artist Tackles Fear of Making Music with New Album

African-born Zaire Huruku released album “Born to Do It,” detailing life in his home country and the struggles of making it in the music industry


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Rap and R&B artist Zaire Huruku had to leave his home country of Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, when the First Congo War put his and his family’s safety at risk. After losing his parents and many other loved ones, he moved to Cameroon with his adoptive family, then to the United States in 2001. They settled in Montgomery-Lonsdale, Minnesota, a place Huruku describes as isolated, where they were the only black family in town. Other children didn’t understand why the new neighbors looked different. Today, Huruku lives in St. Paul and fights a new battle: succeeding in the music industry. Here, at least, he can focus on his craft and connect with other artists, with hopes to create a home recording studio.

His recent album, Born to Do It, mixes American hip-hop with imagery that takes listeners to Central Africa. Huruku, knowing Swahili, French, Lingala, and English, has an accent that combines those languages’ dialects and stands out over his hip-hop beats. He sings about longing for beautiful women, about proudly representing the country of Zaire, and about his hunger to succeed in the music industry. On the one hand, the music can sound exactly like American hip-hop: made on a computer, with various levels of beats on top of one another, plus fast and repetitive sounds. On the other hand, many of his tracks have a summery flair, where you can hear an acoustic guitar and drums create a slower rhythm that takes you somewhere warm. Many of the island-vibe beats remind me of something Jamaican artists Sean Paul or Shaggy would make music to.

While Huruku’s voice and tales of Zaire deliver African flavor, he makes space for one of his guest artists to rap a French love song. Combining international sounds with the local styles of Twin Cities artists makes Huruku’s album both local and global. I got to sit down with him to ask about how Minnesota and his home country of Zaire factor into his music.


Courtesy of Zaire Huruku

MNMO: How did you become active in the Twin Cities music scene?

Huruku: I was afraid of doing music when I was young. My older brother was doing music in the Twin Cities before, so I was following him around. I had been in school my entire life, and I didn’t have a job, so I decided to do something else. I decided to try music. I was always afraid to do it. I started writing songs in Minneapolis and I recorded an EP at Broken Home studios. I recorded at some bigger studios here and at B96 [radio station]. I’ve been trying to learn as I go. I don’t have a mentor, so I’m just doing it myself. I was hoping I would have a mentor—like, someone who is already established in music. I work with a lot of local artists, but some other people are cocky. They don’t want to work with anyone. I’m not like other guys that send their mix tapes out. I send emails. I take my time sending emails to other artists out there, and it takes me an hour because I want it to be just right. I even sent an email to Oprah. Not a lot of doors have opened for me. But I’m hoping one will open.

MNMO: Why were you afraid to pursue music?

Huruku: It was forbidden for me to do. My parents did not want me to do music. They’re OK with it, but they don’t approve that much. They consider artists to be thugs, drug dealers, who talk bad about women. They were against it because they’re very religious. I tell them that I’m still the person that they raised, I’m still the same guy—it’s just that I’m doing music. I’m writing it the mature way, as someone that has been through school, someone that has been through hardship. I’ve been through different cultures. My way of writing is global.

MNMO: You mentioned you were in school. Did you study music?

Huruku: I was studying music at Rochester Community and Technical College, and my father told me that music doesn’t pay. He told me I needed to get a job that pays. I transferred to Winona State University and switched my major to public relations. Then my advisor told me public relations is made to lie to people, and I don’t like to lie to people. So I switched my major again to sociology. We study people and help them. I transferred because I couldn’t afford school, but I was almost done. (I’m an African; just because things don’t work out doesn’t mean I’m going to stop.) So, I transferred to Metro State, and I was homeless at the time. I had to sleep in friends’ basements. My education journey has been a challenge, just like my music.

MNMO: Now that you've been breaking into the music scene here, how would you describe your sound?

Huruku: I studied the craft of American trap music. Even though they talk about drugs and the streets, I decided to use that energy, but talk about what happened in my life. I call it Afro Trap. Since I sing as well, I had to add something to it, so I decided to call it Afro Trap R&B. I learned this when I was doing art in school, when I would mix two paints together. I can do this in the music industry as well. If I want to be unique, I have to come up with something different. Everyone is rapping the same way. I decided to be unique and do it differently than others because I’m a rebel. Anytime someone tells me what to do, I do it a different way. I only pick beats that move my soul.

MNMO: What music artists inspire you?

Huruku: I listen to my older brother a lot. He does urban hip-hop. I also listen to the Fugees, Wyclef Jean, and Mos Def. I used to listen to Jay-Z, but not that much anymore. Lucky Dube is my number-one idol. I listen to his music 24/7.  My mother was always playing his music. He was this Rastaman from South Africa, he was in the same caliber as Bob Marley. I’ve been listening to a few local artists here, like Skinny, who I’ve been working with a lot.

MNMO: How does your background come out in your music?

Huruku: I’m from Zaire, which is dangerous to say in my country now. They call themselves Congolese now. There was a name change, there was a flag change. I don’t really understand it. I haven’t been there in 16 years. I only know what I see in the media. Up here, I can say I’m from Zaire. So I try to bring that out in my music. I try to bring stories that I heard in the villages around the fire into my music. We decided to release a song called "Anywhere," which is saying where I’m from is beautiful. It’s paradise. It’s not just war. I’m singing to let people know that there was a war, there’s war everywhere, but there are also beautiful places in those areas that people don’t see.

MNMO: How did you come up with your album title?

Huruku: I called my album Born To Do It. The album picture is me when I was 10 or 12 because I started doing music at that age. It was either going to be Born to Do It, or Afro Elegant, but I decided to save [Afro Elegant] for later. I released my album because I want it to be better than my EP. When I did my EP, I sounded shy. This album showed that I was really sure about the music and I was ready to compete with the big dogs.

MNMO: You have some features on the album. Who are these artists and how did you connect with them?

Huruku: These are local artists that I’ve met through the years and I’ve built a relationship with. I was introduced to Skinny Hardaway. Yosa is a local artist in Rochester—he has an Asian background. So, I do music with all cultures. Doesn’t matter if someone is white, black, Asian, Indian. I feel the music. I’m more of a cultural person. I also have a track with my cousin on the album. I’m trying to be familiar with the music industry since it’s very complex. Some artists have contacted me if they have read about me. Others were introduced to me. Or I’ll go to them and listen to how they sound. I would tell my agent, I like him, I want him on this song, and my agent would say, OK, we’ll make it happen.

MNMO: What are your goals moving forward?

Huruku: I have many projects in my folders, but I need to slow down and space them out. They’re all different styles of music. I want all of my music to sound different. I’m focusing on my album and my projects that I’m releasing this summer. I have two mix tapes that I’m gonna release. Afro Elegant is the name of a future music project, but it’s also my business. I’m releasing a clothing line with my girlfriend that’s gonna be out soon.

Huruku has a show at the Minnesota Music Coalition on June 22, where he will perform with other musicians and friends.

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NCC’s March featured artists draw inspiration from varied experiences and each enjoy different aspects of functional ceramic wares. DeArmond uses traditional handbuilding techniques and...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Art Works Eagan
Telephone: 651-330-4242
Contact Name: Robin Cerio
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 2, 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 first quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 raymond avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Shipt, a membership grocery marketplace, is looking to hire 1,000 people immediately in the Twin Cities area, in partnership with Snagajob, the hourly hiring experts.   Candidates interested in...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to host a book release event for PARTS, a new book by gallery artist Michael Kareken. For the past three years, Kareken has been visiting auto salvage yards and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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SubText Books is proud to present a reading with Patrick Nathan and Kaethe Schwehn on Tuesday, February 27th at Black Dog Café! Nathan will read from his new novel Some Hell (Graywolf Press,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Black Dog Cafe
308 East Prince Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: SubText Books
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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” By William Shakespeare Directed by Barbra Berlovitz Presented on the Stoll Thrust Stage Performance dates: February 22, 2018 – March 4, 2018   A world...

Cost: $17 General Public, $12 U of M Faculty, $7 Students

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota's Theatre Arts and Dance Department
Telephone: 612-625-6699
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Romeo and Juliet by Jean-Christophe Maillot   Young love and centuries-old hate: with its primal passions, timeless themes, and heart-rending music that many regard as the greatest ballet score...

Cost: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-de-monte-carlo

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Join us for an informal repeat performance at the restaurant and music venue Icehouse in Minneapolis on February 27, 2018. Accordo is a string ensemble composed of present and former principal...

Cost: $16-$12

Where:
Icehouse MPLS
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Schubert Club
Telephone: 651-292-3267
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures a world steeped in fairy magic—what is real and what is imagined? Is it a dream or a nightmare? “Contagious fogs” fall on the land, rivers overflow, the...

Cost: $17 General public $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees $7 Students (any col

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Amy Esposito
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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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The tremendous, icicle- formed, vaguely gothic castle—with tunnels, archways, ice slides, water fountains, and 20-foot walls—returns to Stillwater, a reason to celebrate for those...

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Telephone: (888) 407-4054
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Curated by Jess Larson // Co-sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women Artists: Amber Cobb, Orly Corgan, Susan Gilbert, Mari Hernandez, Jess Larson, Tracy Otten, Jennifer Pettus,...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $34.99

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Visual Arts Building, 2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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Script from Within is a collaborative visual art project that incorporates authentic handwritings of women who are incarcerated in Minnesota, confronting viewers with the humanity behind the...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

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


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

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NCC’s March featured artists draw inspiration from varied experiences and each enjoy different aspects of functional ceramic wares. DeArmond uses traditional handbuilding techniques and...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 2, 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 first quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 raymond avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to host a book release event for PARTS, a new book by gallery artist Michael Kareken. For the past three years, Kareken has been visiting auto salvage yards and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Looking for a great evening out that combines creativity, conversation, and professional networking with other fun and ambitious women in business? Join us at Pinot’s Palette to relax, have fun,...

Cost: Tickets: $34 for WIN Members, $54 for Non-Members

Where:
Pinot’s Palette
4712 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Every Wednesday in February Glensheen presents Zenith City On Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55805
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Sponsor: Glensheen Mansion
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Art Is…BLACK LIGHT! is a TPT collaboration with vocalist/interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French, aiming to highlight artists that she loves and respects! This show features: Yoni Light,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities PBS
172 East 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Explore the world of drones with aerospace engineer and commercial drone pilot, Todd Colten. Learn about the history of drones, the different types of drones and how they are used in society. Then...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Maple Grove Library
8001 Main St N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Maple Grove Library
Telephone: 612-543-KNOW (5669)
Contact Name: ASK US
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Selling out shows across the country and achieving multiplatinum success by paving a path of his own, SoMo has quietly emerged as R&B’s most successful underground superstar. Now, it’s...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

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Art Is…BLACK LIGHT! is a TPT collaboration with vocalist/interdisciplinary artist PaviElle French that highlights artists she loves and respects. This show features Yoni Light, ShaVunda Brown...

Cost: $5

Where:
Twin Cities PBS - Street Space
172 East 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Romeo and Juliet by Jean-Christophe Maillot   Young love and centuries-old hate: with its primal passions, timeless themes, and heart-rending music that many regard as the greatest ballet score...

Cost: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/les-ballets-de-monte-carlo

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Website »

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” By William Shakespeare Directed by Barbra Berlovitz Presented on the Stoll Thrust Stage Performance dates: February 22, 2018 – March 4, 2018   A world...

Cost: $17 General Public, $12 U of M Faculty, $7 Students

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota's Theatre Arts and Dance Department
Telephone: 612-625-6699
Website »

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

Cost: $23-$27

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

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

Cost: $20-$34

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

More information

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

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


Telephone: (888) 407-4054
Website »

More information

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures a world steeped in fairy magic—what is real and what is imagined? Is it a dream or a nightmare? “Contagious fogs” fall on the land, rivers overflow, the...

Cost: $17 General public $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees $7 Students (any col

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Amy Esposito
Website »

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Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

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

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


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

More information

NCC’s March featured artists draw inspiration from varied experiences and each enjoy different aspects of functional ceramic wares. DeArmond uses traditional handbuilding techniques and...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 2, 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 first quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 raymond avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
View map »


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

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to host a book release event for PARTS, a new book by gallery artist Michael Kareken. For the past three years, Kareken has been visiting auto salvage yards and...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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Join Dr. Lydia Schmidt & Andrea Zook, Postpartum Doula/Lactation Consultant for an informative talk at the Wayzata Public Library. They will discuss all things baby - from nursing to sleeping &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Wayzata Public Library
621 Rice Street East
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Sponsor: Vaida Wellness Center
Telephone: 952.473.1773
Contact Name: Dr. Lydia Schmidt
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Matthew Shlian is an artist/designer and founder of the Initiative Artist Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His work extends from drawings to large-scale installations to collaborations with leading...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Auditorium 150
2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
, MN
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You're invited to the Tail Waggin' Affair fundraising dinner!  It will be held Thursday, March 1 at Urban Eatery from 6-9PM with a happy hour from 5-6PM. This semi-formal event is our most...

Cost: 100

Where:
Urban Eatery
2730 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: No Dog Left Behind
Contact Name: Jenna
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Cost: Free

Where:
Northrup King Building, Studio 222
1500 Jackson St. NE
Studio 222
Minneapolis, MN  55314
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Sponsor: Gallery Equus
Telephone: 952-258-9664
Contact Name: Deneena Hughes
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The Twin Cities’ most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes will be auctioned off at this fun, feel-good, charity event. All are welcome to bid on date packages, including fun experiences for one...

Cost: $45.00- $85.00

Where:
The View at Minneapolis Event Center
212 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Selling out shows across the country and achieving multiplatinum success by paving a path of his own, SoMo has quietly emerged as R&B’s most successful underground superstar. Now, it’s...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

“Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical” is playwright Sarah Ruhl's first musical based...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
Website »

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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” By William Shakespeare Directed by Barbra Berlovitz Presented on the Stoll Thrust Stage Performance dates: February 22, 2018 – March 4, 2018   A world...

Cost: $17 General Public, $12 U of M Faculty, $7 Students

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota's Theatre Arts and Dance Department
Telephone: 612-625-6699
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet, The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell! This groundbreaking...

Cost: $30-$38

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-452-3163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit – a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately,...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Back by popular demand! The proud but poor Younger family captivated audiences with their passion, hope and zest for living in the face of adversity. A life insurance legacy ignites dreams for a...

Cost: $27-60

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

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The Twin Cities Ballet
of Minnesota debuts
an all-new work: a full- length “rock ballet” of Pink Floyd’s dystopian concept album The Wall. Playing o the band’s his- tory...

Cost: $30-$38

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: (612) 206-3600
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $23-$27

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


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

More information

Bringing bass to life with his analog synth wizardry, Zeke Beats is quickly making a name for himself amongst the international bass community. It is hard to describe the futuristic sound Zeke...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bar Fly @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $20-$34

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

More information

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures a world steeped in fairy magic—what is real and what is imagined? Is it a dream or a nightmare? “Contagious fogs” fall on the land, rivers overflow, the...

Cost: $17 General public $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees $7 Students (any col

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Amy Esposito
Website »

More information

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

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


Telephone: (888) 407-4054
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: FREE

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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Art Works Eagan is proud to host American Conversations: Looking Forward in conjunction with Women's Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM).  WARM is an organization that empowers and supports all...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Art Works Eagan
Telephone: 651-330-4242
Contact Name: Robin Cerio
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 2, 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 first quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 raymond avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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NCC’s March featured artists draw inspiration from varied experiences and each enjoy different aspects of functional ceramic wares. DeArmond uses traditional handbuilding techniques and...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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A Common Thread 2018 showcases the breadth and talent of Textile Center members. 120 artworks will adorn the walls of Textile Center's galleries in an exhibition that is as diverse in technique as...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to host a book release event for PARTS, a new book by gallery artist Michael Kareken. For the past three years, Kareken has been visiting auto salvage yards and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a...

Cost: $60

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: Skyler
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The Royale by Marco Ramirez directed by Austene Van Yellow Tree Theatre February 2 – March 4 Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson dreams of being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55339
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner deals with how family members survive a major loss. The different ways of dealing with grief lead to dramatic (and sometimes humorous)...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” By William Shakespeare Directed by Barbra Berlovitz Presented on the Stoll Thrust Stage Performance dates: February 22, 2018 – March 4, 2018   A world...

Cost: $17 General Public, $12 U of M Faculty, $7 Students

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota's Theatre Arts and Dance Department
Telephone: 612-625-6699
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Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about...

Cost: $23-$28

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

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet, The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell! This groundbreaking...

Cost: $30-$38

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-452-3163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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Back by popular demand! The proud but poor Younger family captivated audiences with their passion, hope and zest for living in the face of adversity. A life insurance legacy ignites dreams for a...

Cost: $27-60

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

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The Twin Cities Ballet
of Minnesota debuts
an all-new work: a full- length “rock ballet” of Pink Floyd’s dystopian concept album The Wall. Playing o the band’s his- tory...

Cost: $30-$38

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: (612) 206-3600
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“Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical” is playwright Sarah Ruhl's first musical based...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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Bringing bass to life with his analog synth wizardry, Zeke Beats is quickly making a name for himself amongst the international bass community. It is hard to describe the futuristic sound Zeke...

Cost: $5

Where:
Bar Fly @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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Hydraulix is the alter ego of Sydney based producer Damien Williams. Damien’s obsession with music began at a young age growing up listening to hip hop, rap and punk rock but it wasn’t until he...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures a world steeped in fairy magic—what is real and what is imagined? Is it a dream or a nightmare? “Contagious fogs” fall on the land, rivers overflow, the...

Cost: $17 General public $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees $7 Students (any col

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Amy Esposito
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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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During the Twin Cities’ most delicious weekend, hundreds of local and national winemakers, craft brewers, and chefs give out samples of our best pours and bites at TARGET FIELD.

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Monthly
Telephone: 612-371-5811
Contact Name: Arthur Morrissey
Website »

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

Where:
474-498 Myrtle St E
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Telephone: (888) 407-4054
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We’re sixty and we know it! Brave New Workshop is thrilled to kick off our 60th Anniversary season with a best-of show, featuring some of our funniest and relevant material from the recent (and...

Cost: $20-$34

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic’s Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference unites people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early...

Cost: GENERAL $80 - $100 PROFESSIONALS $165-$185

Where:
Saint Paul RiverCenre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter
Telephone: 952-857-0553
Contact Name: Bridget Rissmann
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Curated by Dr. Viki D. Thompson Wylder // Sponsored by The Friends of The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery Opening Reception: February 3, 6-8 pm Panel Discussion: March 7, 7 pm "Everything Was...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: $34.99

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

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Visual Arts Building, 2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Director
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In Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, children play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Families try a fun activity,...

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

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 W 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Telephone: 651-225-6000
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We EXPANDED this show to be our LARGEST EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of...

Cost: $6 or free with food shelf donation

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
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The annual Frunge event raises funds to benefit Children's Grief Connection's Hearts of Hope Family Grief Camp. Hearts of Hope serves families who are devastated by the death of a loved one....

Cost: Free

Where:
Lola's Lakehouse
318 East Lake St.
Waconia, MN  55387
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 2, 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 first quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 raymond avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

We EXPANDED this show to be our LARGEST EVER! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It's all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of...

Cost: $6 or free with food shelf donation

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Ballroom
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc
Telephone: 952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick Martinek
Website »

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

NCC’s March featured artists draw inspiration from varied experiences and each enjoy different aspects of functional ceramic wares. DeArmond uses traditional handbuilding techniques and...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Bock is a strong German lager, and there
are seven glasses of
it hidden throughout Flandrau State Park, next to the AUGUST SCHELL BREWING COMPANY. If the deliberately unhelpful clues frustrate...

Cost: $10

Where:
Schell's Brewery Grounds
1860 Schell Rd
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Telephone: (507) 354-5528
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to host a book release event for PARTS, a new book by gallery artist Michael Kareken. For the past three years, Kareken has been visiting auto salvage yards and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Watain are a Swedish black metal band from Uppsala, formed in 1998. The band’s name is taken from an early recording by the American black metal group Von.  To date they have released five...

Cost: $27

Where:
Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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We are planning a fun and inspirational evening at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront in downtown St. Paul with a cocktail hour, silent auction, short program, live auction and dancing. We...

Cost: $125 PER TICKET - $50 SURVIVOR TICKET $1250 FOR A TABLE OF TEN - $1000 BEFORE FE

Where:
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
11 E Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation
Contact Name: Sandy
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  Your $95 Ticket Includes: Hosted Wine & Fulton Beer 3 Course Meal Live Music Program & Youth Performances Silent & Live Auctions...

Cost: 95

Where:
Lumber Exchange Event Center
10 S 5th St #300
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities
Telephone: 651-200-4102
Contact Name: Alex Westman
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Cost: $13-$17

Where:
Eden Prairie Performing Arts Centre
17185 Valley View Rd
Eden Prairie, MN  55346
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Sponsor: La Danse Fatale
Telephone: 952-201-0889
Contact Name: Kristin Lauerman
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Celebrate carnival with an intimate Masquerade Ball at the 16th annual Carnaval Brasileiro. Beira Mar Brasil, a ten-piece band led by Robert Everest, hosts the event, bringing an authentic...

Cost: $22 advance; $30 at the door

Where:
Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Brazilfest
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Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about...

Cost: $23-$28

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


Sponsor: Happy For That Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
Contact Name: Kara Witt
Website »

More information

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” By William Shakespeare Directed by Barbra Berlovitz Presented on the Stoll Thrust Stage Performance dates: February 22, 2018 – March 4, 2018   A world...

Cost: $17 General Public, $12 U of M Faculty, $7 Students

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota's Theatre Arts and Dance Department
Telephone: 612-625-6699
Website »

More information

“Melancholy Play: A Chamber Musical” is playwright Sarah Ruhl's first musical based...

Cost: $20.00

Where:
Crane Theater
2303 Kennedy St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
Website »

More information

The Twin Cities Ballet
of Minnesota debuts
an all-new work: a full- length “rock ballet” of Pink Floyd’s dystopian concept album The Wall. Playing o the band’s his- tory...

Cost: $30-$38

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: (612) 206-3600
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $23-$27

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


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

More information

Gilbert and Sullivan are on a steamer bound for the New York opening of their new hit – a roaring farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, and hopeful young lovers. Unfortunately,...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

Back by popular demand! The proud but poor Younger family captivated audiences with their passion, hope and zest for living in the face of adversity. A life insurance legacy ignites dreams for a...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

The National Lutheran Choir presents an evening of song from Christian, Jewish, and Islamic sacred prayer traditions. With performances from a variety of guest artists (the Augsburg Choir, Zafer...

Cost: $10-$28

Where:
Hoversten Chapel, Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: The National Lutheran Choir
Telephone: (612) 722-2301 ext.
Contact Name: Brittney Leemon
Website »

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Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is excited to announce the World Premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet, The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell! This groundbreaking...

Cost: $30-$38

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-452-3163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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Borderline   She’s a dancer raised in Germany by Korean parents, trained in ballet, but fascinated by hip-hop and martial arts. He was born in the south of France and catapulted from gifted...

Cost: http://www.northrop.umn.edu/events/company-wang-ramirez

Where:
Northrop at the University of Minnesota
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner deals with how family members survive a major loss. The different ways of dealing with grief lead to dramatic (and sometimes humorous)...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
Website »

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Matt Halper and Eli Sones, the young masterminds behind Two Friends, have quickly revamped from high school bedroom producers to one of the most promising dance music duos of 2017. Known for their...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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BOOGIE T Born and raised in the swamps of Louisiana, playing and writing music since the tender age of eight, Brock Thornton aka Boogie T has come along way to bring the low end ruckus. Hailing...

Cost: $25

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
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Hydraulix is the alter ego of Sydney based producer Damien Williams. Damien’s obsession with music began at a young age growing up listening to hip hop, rap and punk rock but it wasn’t until he...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

During the Twin Cities’ most delicious weekend, hundreds of local and national winemakers, craft brewers, and chefs give out samples of our best pours and bites at TARGET FIELD.

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Monthly
Telephone: 612-371-5811
Contact Name: Arthur Morrissey
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $20-$34

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

More information

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

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


Telephone: (888) 407-4054
Website »

More information

A Midsummer Night’s Dream conjures a world steeped in fairy magic—what is real and what is imagined? Is it a dream or a nightmare? “Contagious fogs” fall on the land, rivers overflow, the...

Cost: $17 General public $12 U of M Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees $7 Students (any col

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-624-2345
Contact Name: Amy Esposito
Website »

More information

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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