Secrets of Split Rock

The original North Shore destination still beckons


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Split Rock Lighthouse on Minnesota's North Shore looks out over a foggy Lake Superior.
Split Rock Lighthouse overlooking Lake Superior

photo by Paul Pluskwik


It was Easter Sunday when I arrived at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, on the North Shore of Lake Superior, an hour’s drive past Duluth. There were slabs of snow under pines and in ditches where the sun didn’t shine, and almost everything that wasn’t rock was mud. The temperature had dropped nearly 30 degrees during the three-hour trip from Minneapolis, from 63 to 34. When I checked my phone for the overnight weather, it showed what I had already concluded was inevitable: a big fat snowflake. 

I would have the place to myself, it seemed. But when I started down the cliffside trail to my campsite, number 13, there were two girls playing at the entrance to the site, and I began to worry that the DNR had pulled a United—overbooked. I was prepared to wrestle. 

Campsite 13 is booked every single day this summer until mid-October, and every weekend until November, and by then the water is off, the lighthouse is closed, and the lake—never warm to begin with—is spitting ice. It may be the most popular piece of dirt in Minnesota, perhaps in the country, and if not then it’s a tie. A place can only be so booked. 

There are spots like this all around the world, so unique, so in-demand that the norms of vacation planning don’t apply. Bucket-list places in Glacier National Park or the Swiss Alps or wherever Elon Musk is planning to send people in his rocket ships. 

Campsite 13 at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
Campsite 13

photo by susanne von schroeder


Campsite 13 is that place in Minnesota, and the other walk-in campsites in Split Rock aren’t far behind. There are only 20 of them, lined up along the ramparts of Superior like lookouts. If you can get almost everything you want in a wilderness vacation for the price of a big night at Hardee’s, you’ll take it. 

The girls and their parents weren’t planning on staying. They had already spent the weekend in campsite 4, which is supposed to be great, and before they left they had just wanted to see how number 13 compared. 

There is no comparison. Campsite 13 is bigger than most sites and secluded from the trail, the road, and other campers. Even if it wasn’t all of these things, the crashing of waves on the rocks below would drown any noise. Steps lead down to what’s essentially a private beach. From there, and the site itself, you can look north along the shore to the lighthouse, jutting from an outcropping like a chess piece—the best lighthouse view in the campground. 

I wished the family luck in securing the site for their next visit, and when they left I was all alone in the park. It had begun to rain. I threw my food in the bear box and headed to the lighthouse.

 

I have a complicated history with lighthouses. They were never supposed to be complicated. They were not even supposed to be something that someone like me, an inveterate landlubber, needed to think about. In fact, they were designed to warn people away, to repel. A lonely lighthouse keeper was a good one.

But we’ve come up with all sorts of uses for lighthouses since radar made them obsolete, and the biggest one is nostalgia. And so, when I was a young reporter—though not as young as my actions would suggest—I went to Two Harbors, just south of Split Rock, to write about the little red lighthouse there, an anachronism turned into a romantic bed and breakfast. 

There were six or seven of us, staying upstairs in small bedrooms, or, in my case, in the boathouse a short walk away. And in the middle of the night I got hungry, crept into the lighthouse kitchen, and microwaved a bag of popcorn. 

My fellow guests had ascended the staircase that night hoping to slip into a spell, to dream of splendid isolation in the wilderness circa 1892. Instead, they were woken by the acrid stench of flaming Pop Secret.

There was a ghost, supposedly, haunting the premises, and when the popcorn ignited, some guests must have wondered. Several came down in their robes and slippers. And there I was, holding the bag, as it were. Except I had taken the blackened sack of incinerated kernels—still smoking—into the driveway and stomped on it. And then, unable to think of better alternatives, thrown it in the trunk of my Honda.

 

Nostalgia is complicated. The present is always intruding, and the past, in any case, was rarely so pleasant as we’d like to think. The lighthouse at Split Rock was built because too many people had died, a fate as tragic as it was predictable.

The iron ore business had erupted in northern Minnesota around the turn of the century, and the more that came out of the ground the more the men who shipped it across Lake Superior licked their chops. They tied unwieldy barges to boats, to increase capacity, and they pushed the shipping season deeper into November, when the worst storms always seemed to hit.

Finally, the worst storm did hit, on November 27, 1905, with 70-mph winds, 30-foot waves, and snow. Freighters crashed into cliffs all along the North Shore, and in the end 29 ships were lost on Superior and 30 sailors died—“sacrificed on the altar of commerce to appease the wrath of the lake,” as one Duluth newspaper cynically observed.  

The shippers, rather than amend their ways, demanded a lighthouse from the federal government. Five years later, they got one. 

The story might have ended like this, as just another old-time tableau of greed outrunning common sense, like log jams or the Dust Bowl, if it weren’t for what happened next. In 1924, the first highway opened along the North Shore. The lighthouse—an icon of isolation—was besieged by tourists.

The keepers were caught off guard. They asked the government for guidance, grumbling that they were spending too much time preventing souvenir hunting and not enough time preventing shipwrecks. But by the late 1930s, hundreds of visitors a day were knocking on the lighthouse door and peeking in the windows of the keepers’ homes. Split Rock was billed by the burgeoning tourism industry as “probably the most visited lighthouse in the country.”

An aerial view of Split Rock Lighthouse
Aerial view of Split Rock Lighthouse

photo by jon smithers


There's a painting of the old North Shore at the Minneapolis Institute of Art called Off the Coast (Lake Superior), made in 1886. The sheer palisades appear impenetrable, like the wall of an immense fortress stretching to the horizon, topped with towering black pines like the ragged back of a dragon crouched along the crenellations. 

The North Shore was a real wilderness then. The lumberjacks had not yet arrived, and there were still woodland caribou huffing among the old-growth pine all along the shore. The best way around was by boat or dogsled. In the painting, a steamship is snorting its way down the coast within a stone’s throw of the cliffs, a powerful incursion though still overmatched by nature, so near yet so far. 

Boats like this one supplied the Split Rock lighthouse when men began to build it in 1909. They anchored beneath the hundred-foot cliff, and everything was pulled up by a hoist engine—including the carpenters, bricklayers, and a French cook (the kind of concession to harsh conditions that a fat cat in spats, back in the city, would conceive for his men). And what about the hoist engine itself? With cables attached to trees, it had pulled itself up the hill.

This was the once-pristine wilderness that tourists came to conjure when the Lake Superior International Highway opened along the shore in 1924. The wilderness had only recently been lost, partly because of the highway, and yet they were already nostalgic for it.

Tourists viewing Split Rock Lighthouse, 1925.
Tourists viewing the lighthouse, 1925

photo courtesy of the Minnesota historical society


This happened all across the West, of course, wherever the frontier gave way. Great “rustic” lodges went up in the loosely interpreted style of the logging camps that had come before: wood and stone, with a moose head above the mantle. Tourists were taking inspiration from the past rather than re-living it (no one wanted to wash in a bucket or sleep in a cramped bunkhouse), making a kind of Pinterest mood board of the frontier, which has proven a durable form of vacation.

On the cover of a 1926 brochure advertising the North Shore, a bus roars up the Lake Superior International Highway toward the Split Rock lighthouse, motorists pull off the road for a better look, and a steamship chugs below. It is the age of speed, of easy travel. The lighthouse, though it was still operating in 1926 and would be until 1969, was already being romanticized as a vestige of a slower, darker past.

Here, as in few other places, nostalgia was tripping on the heels of its own inspiration. People were yearning for a simpler time that in fact had not yet left the stage. There were still Norwegian fishermen bobbing below the lighthouse in rowboats, setting nets for herring. There were still some caribou lingering in the woods. But there were also men with ties and rubber tires, motoring their sweethearts up the shore, picnicking beneath the pines, convinced this would all be gone soon—and they were right.

The caribou did not give the tourists the pleasure of their company for long, as though it were impossible to appear in the same scene together, which, essentially, it was. The fishermen overfished, and other invaders besides tourists—the parasitic, eel-like sea lamprey, especially—cut in, and so the rowboats soon vanished as well. The wilderness faded completely.

We head to Split Rock now not to recall the wild—which was no vacation—but those first tourists. We come to rediscover their sense of discovery, their excitement of sifting through secrets left behind. We are nostalgic for nostalgia itself.

Split Rock Lighthouse at sunset.
The lighthouse at sunset

photo by gary alan nelson


A trail out of the campground winds up a steep, birch-covered chunk of volcanic rock called Day Hill, as in Frank Day, who owned this area around the turn of the century. He was from Duluth, a partner in real-estate ventures, and, according to local lore, he was in love. 

At the top of the hill is a fireplace. Not a pit to roast a few marshmallows in, but a fireplace you’d find indoors. A tall pile of stones with a chimney and a hearth you could sleep inside. And nothing else. 

It sits on a bald patch of rock like a non sequitur, the start of something or the end of something, and in fact it might be both. Frank Day, it’s said, had begun to build his dream house up here, for himself and his sweetheart, and then she broke his heart.

The fireplace on Day Hill at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park.
The fireplace on Day Hill

photo by christopher bies/dreamstime.com


Tourists discovered it eventually, when they began to swarm the area, because the hill offers one of the best vantages of the lighthouse. Split Rock is the only Minnesota State Park with a visitor map pointing out the best photo opportunities. The map was created by the Minnesota Historical Society, which oversees the lighthouse, and shows seven spots along the shore, with little images of what you, too, can shoot there. The lighthouse may well be, as visitor guides often allege, the most photographed landmark in Minnesota.

Stepping inside the lighthouse can be a bit anti-climactic—the point is to get a shot of it in its dramatic setting, from afar. But it seems impolite not to pay it a visit. And so, after a morning trek on the Superior Hiking Trail just south of the park, where I stood before waterfalls and the rushing Split Rock River, joined by just a handful of fly fishermen, I paid my respects. 

The historic buildings—three keepers’ cottages, a fog signal station, and the lighthouse itself—have been restored to the 1920s, that delicate time when the shoreline road was blasted through and tourists first appeared on the scene. But even without the period details—a Victrola, a cast-iron stove—the essential experience would be little changed. Inside the tower is only a staircase,
corkscrewing up to a glass light fixture, seven feet across.

Split Rock Lighthouse's keeper polishing the lens, 1946.
Lighthouse keeper polishing the light lens, 1946

photo courtesy of the minnesota historical society


The light is only turned on once a year now, on the anniversary of Lake Superior’s most famous shipwreck, the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. So most nights in the campground, the surrounding woods, water, and sky are an undifferentiated black. And in the utter opacity it is possible to recall something of the true wilderness experience, to ache as those early visitors did for a past they never knew.

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Sponsor: Continental Ballet Company
Telephone: 952-563-8562
Contact Name: Holly Raab
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Looking for a productive networking experience that will kick off your day? This is for you! Each attendee will have the opportunity to speak to a receptive audience about her company’s products...

Cost: $15-35

Where:
TeamWomen Office
5775 Wayzata Blvd
Suite 820
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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The College of Liberal Arts continues its 150th anniversary celebration with an exhibit from the University Archives. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the history of CLA with photographs,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Made At MCAD. This annual juried exhibition features the best work submitted by current MCAD students pursuing degrees in...

Cost: Free

Where:
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Bridging between solitary and collaborative accomplishments, the exhibition will highlight a selection by each artist, and five of the “Lost Works” posthumous collaborations. Don Reitz...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

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Davanni’s is excited to launch its Kiddy Kup contest running through March 31!   The contest allows children ages 10 and younger to enter a design that could potentially be featured on...

Cost: Free

Where:
All Davanni's Locations
, MN

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Imagine a place where fish are islands, landscapes become waterfalls, and the moon is hung from a ladder. Find these impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual...

Cost: Included in the cost of museum admission

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

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A curated selection of ceramic art, from functional to sculptural, celebrating the vitality and variety of Minnesota ceramic artists’ work, displayed throughout Ridgedale Center.  

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

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Highlights two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic: lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018), the American studio pottery legend and John Reeve (1929–2012), itinerant beat potter....

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

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LISTEN to traditional Venezuelan music featuring maracas and cuatro. LEARN the different rhythmic patterns from joropo and vals styles from the Venezuelan plains. MAKE your...

Cost: $5 per child participant

Where:
Schubert Club Museum
75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
Saint Paul, MN  55112
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Sponsor: Schubert Club
Telephone: 651-292-3268
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ROCK N TOT TUESDAY at Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America - Kids eat FREE!  Kids 10 and under receive a free kids' meal with a paid adult meal every Tuesday from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Make a...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America
5115 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture (and functional sauna) will soon take residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard. The piece, entitled Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen, was created...

Cost: The exhibition is included in museum admission. Sauna sessions will be $30 for A

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Contact Name: Emily
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Eli Libson, designer of mini golf hole #4, Squirrel Scrambler, will be using his 17 years of experience in video game character design to assist people in creating their own Chimera - an ancient...

Cost: $2 Entry Fee

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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Painting in Place, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Fred Anderson, opens March 9 at Groveland Gallery. For nearly thirty years, Anderson has worked in the plein air tradition, travelling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Land Shapes, an exhibit of new paintings by Barbara McIlrath. McIlrath finds her subject in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Join the American Cleaning Institute’s Packets Up! campaign during Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) and Spring-Cleaning season as an opportunity to protect children and those showing signs of...

Cost: 0

Where:
, MN

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Join us Attend a Free Event to learn more about U.S. Bank and the home buying process! - Learn about our innovative mortgage and banking products - Understand some of the important factors to...

Cost: 0

Where:
U.S. Bank
300 Prairie Center Dr
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Telephone: 952-942-2847
Contact Name: Cynthia Theisen

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Local spelling bee champions in grades 4-8 from the Metro Area will compete to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. May 26-June 1, 2019.                ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center
179 Robie Street East
Saint Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Metro ECSU
Telephone: 612-638-1528
Contact Name: Angela Skrade
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Dates:   March 8 - April 6, 2019 Opening Reception: Fri, March 8, 6-8 pm NCECA Reception: Thur, March 28, 5-9 pm MN NICE Info Session: Fri, March 29, 4:30 pm Vine Arts Center 2637 27th Avenue...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Vine Arts Center
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February 9-March 30, 2019 | Opening Reception: February 9, 6-8 pm The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist Monica Rudquist and her...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Gallery Director
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Join us for our spring donation-based Learn to Skate lessons taught by Brownbody instructors and assistants. No experience required. Brownbody's goal with these lessons is to offer a learn to skate...

Cost: Donation

Where:
TRIA Rink
396 Wabasha St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Brown Body
Contact Name: Brown Body
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by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Shá Cage The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention...

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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Join Minnesota’s Taiko Groups for a Celebratory Benefit Concert Don't miss this historic event in Minnesota's Taiko community. Five groups, from Minnesota's very first to its most recently...

Cost: $15; $10 for students/seniors

Where:
The Gremlin Theatre
550 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Harisen Daiko
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Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge...

Cost: $25-$215

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St.Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Classical Divertissements celebrates spring with a joy-filled program featuring short ballets and excerpts from Rodeo, Les Sylphides, Blue Danube Waltz, Pas de Quatre, Esmeralda, and Paquita....

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Continental Ballet Company
Telephone: 952-563-8562
Contact Name: Holly Raab
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The College of Liberal Arts continues its 150th anniversary celebration with an exhibit from the University Archives. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the history of CLA with photographs,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Made At MCAD. This annual juried exhibition features the best work submitted by current MCAD students pursuing degrees in...

Cost: Free

Where:
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Bridging between solitary and collaborative accomplishments, the exhibition will highlight a selection by each artist, and five of the “Lost Works” posthumous collaborations. Don Reitz...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

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Highlights two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic: lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018), the American studio pottery legend and John Reeve (1929–2012), itinerant beat potter....

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

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Davanni’s is excited to launch its Kiddy Kup contest running through March 31!   The contest allows children ages 10 and younger to enter a design that could potentially be featured on...

Cost: Free

Where:
All Davanni's Locations
, MN

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Imagine a place where fish are islands, landscapes become waterfalls, and the moon is hung from a ladder. Find these impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual...

Cost: Included in the cost of museum admission

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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A curated selection of ceramic art, from functional to sculptural, celebrating the vitality and variety of Minnesota ceramic artists’ work, displayed throughout Ridgedale Center.  

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN  55305
View map »


Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

More information

LISTEN to traditional Venezuelan music featuring maracas and cuatro. LEARN the different rhythmic patterns from joropo and vals styles from the Venezuelan plains. MAKE your...

Cost: $5 per child participant

Where:
Schubert Club Museum
75 W 5th St, 2nd Floor
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Schubert Club
Telephone: 651-292-3268
Website »

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Eli Libson, designer of mini golf hole #4, Squirrel Scrambler, will be using his 17 years of experience in video game character design to assist people in creating their own Chimera - an ancient...

Cost: $2 Entry Fee

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

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A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture (and functional sauna) will soon take residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard. The piece, entitled Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen, was created...

Cost: The exhibition is included in museum admission. Sauna sessions will be $30 for A

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Land Shapes, an exhibit of new paintings by Barbara McIlrath. McIlrath finds her subject in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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Join the American Cleaning Institute’s Packets Up! campaign during Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) and Spring-Cleaning season as an opportunity to protect children and those showing signs of...

Cost: 0

Where:
, MN

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Painting in Place, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Fred Anderson, opens March 9 at Groveland Gallery. For nearly thirty years, Anderson has worked in the plein air tradition, travelling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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Dates:   March 8 - April 6, 2019 Opening Reception: Fri, March 8, 6-8 pm NCECA Reception: Thur, March 28, 5-9 pm MN NICE Info Session: Fri, March 29, 4:30 pm Vine Arts Center 2637 27th Avenue...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Vine Arts Center
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Celebrate the first day of spring with Sawdust Savvy and The Tilted Tiki! Choose from: Planked signs, mini planked signs, long signs, no assembly plank trios, jar trios, round wood trays, and round...

Cost: $60.00

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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February 9-March 30, 2019 | Opening Reception: February 9, 6-8 pm The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist Monica Rudquist and her...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Gallery Director
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2018-19 Northrop Film Series Best Buy Theater FREE and open to the public Based on the French graphic novel of the same name and co-directed by Angelin Preljocaj, this film follows the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612-624-2345
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by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Shá Cage The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention...

Cost: $37–$47

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

More information

Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge...

Cost: $25-$215

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St.Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 612-333-6669
Website »

More information

Classical Divertissements celebrates spring with a joy-filled program featuring short ballets and excerpts from Rodeo, Les Sylphides, Blue Danube Waltz, Pas de Quatre, Esmeralda, and Paquita....

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Sponsor: Continental Ballet Company
Telephone: 952-563-8562
Contact Name: Holly Raab
Website »

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The College of Liberal Arts continues its 150th anniversary celebration with an exhibit from the University Archives. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the history of CLA with photographs,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Made At MCAD. This annual juried exhibition features the best work submitted by current MCAD students pursuing degrees in...

Cost: Free

Where:
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

A curated selection of ceramic art, from functional to sculptural, celebrating the vitality and variety of Minnesota ceramic artists’ work, displayed throughout Ridgedale Center.  

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN  55305
View map »


Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

More information

Davanni’s is excited to launch its Kiddy Kup contest running through March 31!   The contest allows children ages 10 and younger to enter a design that could potentially be featured on...

Cost: Free

Where:
All Davanni's Locations
, MN

More information

Bridging between solitary and collaborative accomplishments, the exhibition will highlight a selection by each artist, and five of the “Lost Works” posthumous collaborations. Don Reitz...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
View map »


Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

More information

Imagine a place where fish are islands, landscapes become waterfalls, and the moon is hung from a ladder. Find these impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual...

Cost: Included in the cost of museum admission

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Highlights two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic: lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018), the American studio pottery legend and John Reeve (1929–2012), itinerant beat potter....

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
View map »


Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

More information

Eli Libson, designer of mini golf hole #4, Squirrel Scrambler, will be using his 17 years of experience in video game character design to assist people in creating their own Chimera - an ancient...

Cost: $2 Entry Fee

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

More information

A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture (and functional sauna) will soon take residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard. The piece, entitled Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen, was created...

Cost: The exhibition is included in museum admission. Sauna sessions will be $30 for A

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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It’s been two years since Fiona and Guy’s son Tristan disappeared, and while Fiona endlessly travels through her memories of him, Guy’s frustration and inability to understand her grows....

Cost: Adults $20—Students $15

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Company
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
Website »

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Land Shapes, an exhibit of new paintings by Barbara McIlrath. McIlrath finds her subject in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

Join the American Cleaning Institute’s Packets Up! campaign during Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) and Spring-Cleaning season as an opportunity to protect children and those showing signs of...

Cost: 0

Where:
, MN

More information

Painting in Place, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Fred Anderson, opens March 9 at Groveland Gallery. For nearly thirty years, Anderson has worked in the plein air tradition, travelling...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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   The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow travels back to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 21-24, 2019 welcoming outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to gear up for warmer...

Cost: Adults $14, Kids 12 and under free

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Progressive
Telephone: 612-801-0912
Contact Name: Bonnie Harris
Website »

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February 9-March 30, 2019 | Opening Reception: February 9, 6-8 pm The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist Monica Rudquist and her...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Join us for a DIY Sign and Shop Event at Mainstream Boutique of Mendota Heights! Assemble (using power tools), stain and paint your custom wood sign, and in just 3 hours it will be ready to go home...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Mainstream Boutique of Mendota Heights
720 Main St
Suite 108
Mendota Heights, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
Website »

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Dates:   March 8 - April 6, 2019 Opening Reception: Fri, March 8, 6-8 pm NCECA Reception: Thur, March 28, 5-9 pm MN NICE Info Session: Fri, March 29, 4:30 pm Vine Arts Center 2637 27th Avenue...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Vine Arts Center
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An interactive, two-weekend celebration of creativity and community co-presented by Commonweal Theatre and Lanesboro Arts. Featuring an art crawl, a canvas clash, an original art exhibition, film...

Cost: Free or Event Based

Where:
Lanesboro, MN
Lanesboro, MN  55949


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre/Lanesboro Arts
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
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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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by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Shá Cage The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Imagined by Theater Latté Da’s Peter Rothstein and...

Cost: $35 – $45

Where:
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Art
, MN


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We’re thrilled to launch our Wealhouse series with Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs: In the rundown Sagebrush trailer park, Maude believes she has found the deal of a lifetime at a yard...

Cost: Adults $20—Students $15

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Company
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
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From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own complicated relationship with firearms in The Gun Show. Join...

Cost: $10-30

Where:
Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Minneapolis, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Combustible Company
Website »

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Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge...

Cost: $25-$215

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St.Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 612-333-6669
Website »

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Directed by Marcela Lorca Featuring Brian Bose, Aimee Bryant, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson Kelley, Rajané Katurah, Jim Lichtscheidl, Ben Lohrberg, Elizabeth Reese, and Austene Van This...

Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Join Ireland’s most exciting young tenor Emmet Cahill for a night of songs and stories as he debuts his brand-new album, “Blessings of Music”.  Having made his sold-out debut at Carnegie...

Cost: $30 - $45

Where:
St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 S. 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Emmet Cahill Promotions
Telephone: 828-553-8553
Contact Name: St. Olaf Catholic Church
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“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says The Boston Globe of Cherish The Ladies, Grammy Award®-nominated Irish-American supergroup. Cherish...

Cost: Starting at $23-$43, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-282-3024
Contact Name: Toya Downey
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Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 31 2019 Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm By Lisa Loomer | Directed by Mark Valdez ROE, a theatrical survey of the complicated...

Cost: $35 or Free with our Radical Hospitality program

Where:
Mixed Blood Theater
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theater
Telephone: 612-338-6131 x 403
Contact Name: Tim Komatsu
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Open mic night hosted by The Nighthowlers at Can Can Wonderland every third Thursday of the month!! All entertainers welcomed and encouraged! Show starts at 9pm. Sign up starts at 8pm. $2 artist...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
Sutie 004
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Classical Divertissements celebrates spring with a joy-filled program featuring short ballets and excerpts from Rodeo, Les Sylphides, Blue Danube Waltz, Pas de Quatre, Esmeralda, and Paquita....

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Continental Ballet Company
Telephone: 952-563-8562
Contact Name: Holly Raab
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Paganicon is a Pagan conference with workshops, panels, discussions, social space, live music, a ball, vendors and more. In its ninth year, Paganicon is organized by Twin Cities Pagan Pride and a...

Cost: $10 - $90

Where:
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Pagan Pride
Telephone: 763-427-1338
Contact Name: Laurie Froberg
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The College of Liberal Arts continues its 150th anniversary celebration with an exhibit from the University Archives. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the history of CLA with photographs,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Made At MCAD. This annual juried exhibition features the best work submitted by current MCAD students pursuing degrees in...

Cost: Free

Where:
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Davanni’s is excited to launch its Kiddy Kup contest running through March 31!   The contest allows children ages 10 and younger to enter a design that could potentially be featured on...

Cost: Free

Where:
All Davanni's Locations
, MN

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Highlights two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic: lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018), the American studio pottery legend and John Reeve (1929–2012), itinerant beat potter....

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
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A curated selection of ceramic art, from functional to sculptural, celebrating the vitality and variety of Minnesota ceramic artists’ work, displayed throughout Ridgedale Center.  

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
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Imagine a place where fish are islands, landscapes become waterfalls, and the moon is hung from a ladder. Find these impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual...

Cost: Included in the cost of museum admission

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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Bridging between solitary and collaborative accomplishments, the exhibition will highlight a selection by each artist, and five of the “Lost Works” posthumous collaborations. Don Reitz...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
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Eli Libson, designer of mini golf hole #4, Squirrel Scrambler, will be using his 17 years of experience in video game character design to assist people in creating their own Chimera - an ancient...

Cost: $2 Entry Fee

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture (and functional sauna) will soon take residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard. The piece, entitled Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen, was created...

Cost: The exhibition is included in museum admission. Sauna sessions will be $30 for A

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Contact Name: Emily
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It’s been two years since Fiona and Guy’s son Tristan disappeared, and while Fiona endlessly travels through her memories of him, Guy’s frustration and inability to understand her grows....

Cost: Adults $20—Students $15

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Company
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
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Painting in Place, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Fred Anderson, opens March 9 at Groveland Gallery. For nearly thirty years, Anderson has worked in the plein air tradition, travelling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Land Shapes, an exhibit of new paintings by Barbara McIlrath. McIlrath finds her subject in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Join the American Cleaning Institute’s Packets Up! campaign during Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) and Spring-Cleaning season as an opportunity to protect children and those showing signs of...

Cost: 0

Where:
, MN

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   The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow travels back to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 21-24, 2019 welcoming outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to gear up for warmer...

Cost: Adults $14, Kids 12 and under free

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Progressive
Telephone: 612-801-0912
Contact Name: Bonnie Harris
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NewStudio Gallery and The Orange Advisory present The Silver Scenery, a solo exhibition of new “Distorted Landscape” paintings and Mylar sandbag sculptures by John Knuth. Like alluring...

Cost: Free

Where:
NewStudio Gallery
2303 Wycliff Street
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: NewStudio Gallery
Telephone: 651-207-5527
Contact Name: Karen Swoverland
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David Housewright-- Keynote Dinner with Minnesota Book Awards and Edgar winner on 3/22/19.  6pm to 9pm   ($15 – $40) Writing Workshops ($15 each) and Book Fair (free) on 3/23/19 from 9am to...

Cost: varies

Where:
Steeple Center
14375 S. Robert Trl.
Rosemount, MN  55068
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Sponsor: Rosemount Area Arts Council
Contact Name: Sue Stein
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Dates:   March 8 - April 6, 2019 Opening Reception: Fri, March 8, 6-8 pm NCECA Reception: Thur, March 28, 5-9 pm MN NICE Info Session: Fri, March 29, 4:30 pm Vine Arts Center 2637 27th Avenue...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Vine Arts Center
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February 9-March 30, 2019 | Opening Reception: February 9, 6-8 pm The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist Monica Rudquist and her...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson, Gallery Director
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An interactive, two-weekend celebration of creativity and community co-presented by Commonweal Theatre and Lanesboro Arts. Featuring an art crawl, a canvas clash, an original art exhibition, film...

Cost: Free or Event Based

Where:
Lanesboro, MN
Lanesboro, MN  55949


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre/Lanesboro Arts
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
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DISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY! Payton’s dad arrived in the U.S. as a Hmong refugee in the eighties and fought off bullies by imagining he was a Kung Fu master, like his heroes on TV. When someone...

Cost: Pay As Your Able, Suggested $5 minimum

Where:
SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development
55 Victoria Street N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: SteppingStone Theatre and Theatre Mu
Telephone: 515-520-7428
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
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by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Shá Cage The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention...

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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Skylark Opera Theatre throws a modern new light on the story of two guys who think they can dupe their girlfriends by switching places. But the women have their own power and they aren’t afraid...

Cost: $40-$45

Where:
Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St. Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Skylark Opera Theatre
Telephone: (612) 343-3390
Contact Name: Vera Mariner
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Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge...

Cost: $25-$215

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St.Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 612-333-6669
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From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own complicated relationship with firearms in The Gun Show. Join...

Cost: $10-30

Where:
Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Minneapolis, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Combustible Company
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With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Imagined by Theater Latté Da’s Peter Rothstein and...

Cost: $35 – $45

Where:
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Art
, MN


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Directed by Marcela Lorca Featuring Brian Bose, Aimee Bryant, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson Kelley, Rajané Katurah, Jim Lichtscheidl, Ben Lohrberg, Elizabeth Reese, and Austene Van This...

Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and...

Cost: $15 for Adults, $12 for Senior and Children under 12

Where:
North Central University
910 Elliot Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: North Central University
Telephone: 612-343-4132
Contact Name: Laurie Tanner
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We’re thrilled to launch our Wealhouse series with Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs: In the rundown Sagebrush trailer park, Maude believes she has found the deal of a lifetime at a yard...

Cost: Adults $20—Students $15

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Company
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
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Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 31 2019 Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm By Lisa Loomer | Directed by Mark Valdez ROE, a theatrical survey of the complicated...

Cost: $35 or Free with our Radical Hospitality program

Where:
Mixed Blood Theater
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theater
Telephone: 612-338-6131 x 403
Contact Name: Tim Komatsu
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COLLIDE presents a contemporary version of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel premiering March 22- April 7 at Park Square Theatre. Set in modern day New York City, the story follows a beautiful young...

Cost: $22-$50

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102.
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Collide Theatrical Dance Company
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Regina Peluso
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“Island Baroque” is the fourth program in Border CrosSing’s concert series “Puentes” focused on rarely-told music and stories from Latin America. In this program, Border CrosSing will...

Cost: pay-as-you-will

Where:
Saint Paul, MN


Sponsor: Border CrosSing
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Ever wanted to play Let's Make a Deal, Match Game, Family Feud, $50 Pyramid, or the Price is Right? Maybe you never wanted to play but wish you could have been in the audience. Retro Game Night...

Cost: $2 Cover

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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Classical Divertissements celebrates spring with a joy-filled program featuring short ballets and excerpts from Rodeo, Les Sylphides, Blue Danube Waltz, Pas de Quatre, Esmeralda, and Paquita....

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Continental Ballet Company
Telephone: 952-563-8562
Contact Name: Holly Raab
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Paganicon is a Pagan conference with workshops, panels, discussions, social space, live music, a ball, vendors and more. In its ninth year, Paganicon is organized by Twin Cities Pagan Pride and a...

Cost: $10 - $90

Where:
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Pagan Pride
Telephone: 763-427-1338
Contact Name: Laurie Froberg
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The College of Liberal Arts continues its 150th anniversary celebration with an exhibit from the University Archives. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the history of CLA with photographs,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is proud to present Made At MCAD. This annual juried exhibition features the best work submitted by current MCAD students pursuing degrees in...

Cost: Free

Where:
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »

More information

Highlights two great proponents of the Mingei aesthetic: lifelong friends, Warren MacKenzie (1924-2018), the American studio pottery legend and John Reeve (1929–2012), itinerant beat potter....

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
View map »


Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

More information

Imagine a place where fish are islands, landscapes become waterfalls, and the moon is hung from a ladder. Find these impossible worlds in the work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer/visual...

Cost: Included in the cost of museum admission

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Davanni’s is excited to launch its Kiddy Kup contest running through March 31!   The contest allows children ages 10 and younger to enter a design that could potentially be featured on...

Cost: Free

Where:
All Davanni's Locations
, MN

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Bridging between solitary and collaborative accomplishments, the exhibition will highlight a selection by each artist, and five of the “Lost Works” posthumous collaborations. Don Reitz...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
The Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
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MARCH 23, 2019 ~ HOME Improvement and Design EXPO™   Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm Mounds View Community Center, 5394 Edgewood Dr, Mounds View, MN 55112 (1 Block North of County Road 10 on...

Cost: $6 or free with food shelf donation

Where:
Mounds View Community Center
5394 Edgewood Dr, , MN 5511
Mounds View, MN  55112
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Sponsor: MediaMAX Events& Expos, Inc
Telephone: 952-238-1700
Contact Name: Rick MARTINEK
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A curated selection of ceramic art, from functional to sculptural, celebrating the vitality and variety of Minnesota ceramic artists’ work, displayed throughout Ridgedale Center.  

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Telephone: 952-473-7361
Contact Name: Nikki Lindberg
Website »

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Eli Libson, designer of mini golf hole #4, Squirrel Scrambler, will be using his 17 years of experience in video game character design to assist people in creating their own Chimera - an ancient...

Cost: $2 Entry Fee

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
Website »

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A five-meter-tall golden egg sculpture (and functional sauna) will soon take residence in ASI’s outdoor courtyard. The piece, entitled Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström for Riksbyggen, was created...

Cost: The exhibition is included in museum admission. Sauna sessions will be $30 for A

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Contact Name: Emily
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Suffering from cabin fever or just ready to flex your green thumb?  Join us at the Tangletown Farm and plant your own personalized 14” hanging basket or container insert.   A custom, hands-on...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
Tangletown Gardens Farm
11407 County Rd 9
Plato, MN  55370
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
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Get crafty with the designer of mini golf hole #15, Gramma's Living Room, Sarah Stone! Come sift through Sarah's curious collection of vintage photos, retro ads, old books and recycled record...

Cost: $2 Entry Fee

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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It’s been two years since Fiona and Guy’s son Tristan disappeared, and while Fiona endlessly travels through her memories of him, Guy’s frustration and inability to understand her grows....

Cost: Adults $20—Students $15

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Company
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
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Join the American Cleaning Institute’s Packets Up! campaign during Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) and Spring-Cleaning season as an opportunity to protect children and those showing signs of...

Cost: 0

Where:
, MN

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Painting in Place, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new paintings by Fred Anderson, opens March 9 at Groveland Gallery. For nearly thirty years, Anderson has worked in the plein air tradition, travelling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Land Shapes, an exhibit of new paintings by Barbara McIlrath. McIlrath finds her subject in the dramatic landscape of the Driftless Region of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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   The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Northwest Sportshow travels back to the Minneapolis Convention Center March 21-24, 2019 welcoming outdoor enthusiasts of all ages to gear up for warmer...

Cost: Adults $14, Kids 12 and under free

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Progressive
Telephone: 612-801-0912
Contact Name: Bonnie Harris
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Gather your friends for our MARCH MADNESS event at Sawdust Savvy! Visit https://www.sawdustsavvy.com/group for more details! Assemble, Stain and Paint your project at our 3 hour instructor led...

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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David Housewright-- Keynote Dinner with Minnesota Book Awards and Edgar winner on 3/22/19.  6pm to 9pm   ($15 – $40) Writing Workshops ($15 each) and Book Fair (free) on 3/23/19 from 9am to...

Cost: varies

Where:
Steeple Center
14375 S. Robert Trl.
Rosemount, MN  55068
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Sponsor: Rosemount Area Arts Council
Contact Name: Sue Stein
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Beginning Saturday, December 8! This event will occur every Saturday from December 8, 2018 to May 25, 2019 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM Soul line dancing is a fun way to get out on the dance floor, and meet...

Cost: $2 Entry Fee

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave. N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: (651) 925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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February 9-March 30, 2019 | Opening Reception: February 9, 6-8 pm The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery proudly presents an exhibition by two Minnesota artists: ceramicist Monica Rudquist and her...

Cost: free

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

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Dates:   March 8 - April 6, 2019 Opening Reception: Fri, March 8, 6-8 pm NCECA Reception: Thur, March 28, 5-9 pm MN NICE Info Session: Fri, March 29, 4:30 pm Vine Arts Center 2637 27th Avenue...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Vine Arts Center
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An interactive, two-weekend celebration of creativity and community co-presented by Commonweal Theatre and Lanesboro Arts. Featuring an art crawl, a canvas clash, an original art exhibition, film...

Cost: Free or Event Based

Where:
Lanesboro, MN
Lanesboro, MN  55949


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre/Lanesboro Arts
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
Website »

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DISCOVER THE EXTRAORDINARY! Payton’s dad arrived in the U.S. as a Hmong refugee in the eighties and fought off bullies by imagining he was a Kung Fu master, like his heroes on TV. When someone...

Cost: Pay As Your Able, Suggested $5 minimum

Where:
SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development
55 Victoria Street N
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: SteppingStone Theatre and Theatre Mu
Telephone: 515-520-7428
Contact Name: Kivan Kirk
Website »

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by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Shá Cage The reigning queen bee at Ghana’s most exclusive boarding school has her sights set on the Miss Universe pageant. But a new student captures the attention...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Shoeless Joe and the 1919 Black Sox Scandal. An opera based on the notorious World Series scandal of 1919, and featuring legendary figures such as Shoeless Joe Jackson, Ring Lardner, and Judge...

Cost: $25-$215

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St.Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 612-333-6669
Website »

More information

Skylark Opera Theatre throws a modern new light on the story of two guys who think they can dupe their girlfriends by switching places. But the women have their own power and they aren’t afraid...

Cost: $40-$45

Where:
Historic Mounds Theatre
1029 Hudson Road
St. Paul, MN  55106
View map »


Sponsor: Skylark Opera Theatre
Telephone: (612) 343-3390
Contact Name: Vera Mariner
Website »

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COLLIDE presents a contemporary version of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel premiering March 22- April 7 at Park Square Theatre. Set in modern day New York City, the story follows a beautiful young...

Cost: $22-$50

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W 7th Place, St. Paul, MN 55102.
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Collide Theatrical Dance Company
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Regina Peluso
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Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live on stage — note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate...

Cost: Starting at $42-$57, subject to change

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-282-3024
Contact Name: Toya Downey
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Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 31 2019 Performances run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm By Lisa Loomer | Directed by Mark Valdez ROE, a theatrical survey of the complicated...

Cost: $35 or Free with our Radical Hospitality program

Where:
Mixed Blood Theater
1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Sponsor: Mixed Blood Theater
Telephone: 612-338-6131 x 403
Contact Name: Tim Komatsu
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With a focus on lyrics Joshua writes tales pulled from life experience and observation. Pain, suffering, hope, and love are common motives looking to strike an authentic balance of the struggles...

Cost: 15

Where:
The Warming House
4001 Bryant Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own complicated relationship with firearms in The Gun Show. Join...

Cost: $10-30

Where:
Off-Leash Art Box
4200 E 54th St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Minneapolis, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Combustible Company
Website »

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Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical, a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and...

Cost: $15 for Adults, $12 for Senior and Children under 12

Where:
North Central University
910 Elliot Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: North Central University
Telephone: 612-343-4132
Contact Name: Laurie Tanner
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Directed by Marcela Lorca Featuring Brian Bose, Aimee Bryant, Tyson Forbes, Sheena Janson Kelley, Rajané Katurah, Jim Lichtscheidl, Ben Lohrberg, Elizabeth Reese, and Austene Van This...

Cost: $10-$40

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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With star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide is opera for the people. Imagined by Theater Latté Da’s Peter Rothstein and...

Cost: $35 – $45

Where:
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Art
, MN


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We’re thrilled to launch our Wealhouse series with Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs: In the rundown Sagebrush trailer park, Maude believes she has found the deal of a lifetime at a yard...

Cost: Adults $20—Students $15

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Company
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Contact Name: Commonweal Theatre
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“Island Baroque” is the fourth program in Border CrosSing’s concert series “Puentes” focused on rarely-told music and stories from Latin America. In this program, Border CrosSing will...

Cost: pay-as-you-will

Where:
Saint Paul, MN


Sponsor: Border CrosSing
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Classical Divertissements celebrates spring with a joy-filled program featuring short ballets and excerpts from Rodeo, Les Sylphides, Blue Danube Waltz, Pas de Quatre, Esmeralda, and Paquita....

Cost: $25 Adults, $19 Seniors & Students, $13 Children under age 13

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Continental Ballet Company
Telephone: 952-563-8562
Contact Name: Holly Raab
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