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After 32-year-old Kira Simonian was found murdered in her home, Minneapolis police offered few details about the grisly crime. So self-styled online criminologists came up with their own theories.


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“I AM THE ONLY ONE who ever gave a damn for me.”

Those words come from Kira Simonian, part of an audio track that launches when you click through to the section of the blog dedicated to her murder on Truecrimemagazine.com. The loud slamming sound that follows is Simonian stamping her feet, although that’s not readily apparent until you’ve scrolled down the page—past news of the grisly discovery of her body last June in her apartment near the Minneapolis Institute of Arts—to find a video that shows her talking. “It is an odd, random-seeming moment,” writes the blog’s author, Steve Huff, “rendered all the more strange by the idea that you are seeing eight seconds from the life of a murder victim.” The clip is from an old acting audition, so it’s actually eight seconds of Simonian aping someone else’s life. But the blogger is right: It is odd.

In the video clip, Simonian’s tone is sardonic, her expression severe, and her angular bob the shade of auburn favored by the hipper-than-thou. On the same page are links to online galleries featuring paintings by Simonian, a 32-year-old rising star at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, her barely used MySpace and Friendster pages, as well as those of her husband of three years, Matthew Gretz. There’s even a link to the couple’s Amazon.com wedding registry, which lists more power tools than china. It’s not nearly enough to establish who Simonian really was, but it’s enough to make you want to know.

In keeping with the entrenched traditions of true crime, these digital footprints are embedded in several hundred words of florid prose. “I am, perhaps, a romantic where artists are concerned,” Huff waxes. “Maybe it is because I sense the terrible perception they may have brought to bear in their final moments. I keep imagining the silence of true muses surrounding this artist’s killer, muses rendered dumb by violence done to their charge.”

With that posting, Huff turned the case over to loyal followers of the blog (formerly known as Crimeblog.us). In more than a thousand comments, they took note of circumstances that seemed to implicate Gretz. But they quickly went on to construct juicier theories: She was killed by an enraged lover, a stalker, a serial killer, or another art student jealous of her gifts.

It’s hardly news that the Internet enables far-flung obsessives to hook up and form unlikely subcultures. Nor is it surprising that when their collective fascination is crime, the most popular narratives involve pretty white women and trails of gruesome clues. The twist in this conversation was that, starved for information, Simonian’s friends and neighbors joined in. The murder victim and the suspect became more than characters in a whodunit, the truth of what happened between them a matter for the police to investigate, a jury to decide. Now, the would-be detectives actually had witnesses to interview, real-life leads to track down. And this army of Macintosh Matlocks had no problem conjuring theories of the crime as packed with plot twists as any episode of Law & Order.

THIS MONTH, Simonian’s husband, Gretz, a 34-year-old Sheboygan, Wisconsin native, is scheduled to go on trial for second-degree murder. He has steadfastly maintained his innocence.

According to the complaint against him, on June 27, a neighbor in their complex was awoken at 5 a.m. by screams coming from the couple’s apartment.

“She heard things banging around the rooms, and at one point she heard the male party saying something to the effect of, ‘Do you love me?’” the document reports. “The last thing this resident heard was two loud screams by the female voice, then only silence.”

A cab arrived at 5:20 a.m. Ten minutes later, Gretz left for the airport and flew to New York for a business trip in connection with his job as a marketing manager for Target Corporation. Simonian was found the following evening, stabbed 15 times in the neck and chest and struck in the head. A knife and a claw-type hammer, both bloody, were found in the living room near her body, which was clad in a T-shirt and panties.

A full day elapsed before Gretz was located. When he flew home to face questioning, he arrived without luggage, and with cuts and bruises on his arms and legs, according to the complaint. The suitcase turned out to have been FedExed to the couple’s home city, Chicago. Testing later found Gretz’s and Simonian’s blood on the luggage—and on Gretz’s watch.

For two months, Minneapolis police disclosed none of this, saying only that they had no firm suspect but were sure no one else was in danger. Cop reporters quickly learn to recognize this kind of statement as code for “we’re dotting our i’s,” but the people who lived in Simonian’s neighborhood took it at face value. If there wasn’t a suspect, how did the cops know no one else was at risk?

So while police were questioning Gretz, his friends, neighbors, and coworkers were sharing scuttlebutt online. A rumor that a window screen at the couple’s apartment was torn and a chair propped under it further panicked neighbors, who were already trading notes about a peeping Tom. On July 4, “Sue” left a particularly juicy comment. “Chair placed and screen torn after the fact,” she wrote. “Event took place between 5:00–5:30 a.m. on Wed…. Unable to share more…protecting a witness to the crime…no visual…but auditory.”

“JM” replied quickly. “Thanks Sue, that’s good information. I wonder if [Simonian] was as mean and condescending as she wanted her Friendster account to portray her? This woman didn’t seem to be overflowing with the milk of human kindness. I don’t know, maybe it was an act to give her art school cred. Anyone know her personally?”

Someone did. “How dare you,” “@MCAD” shot back. “You don’t know her and you can’t judge by what you see online.”

“You have no idea how hard it is to see you people treat this like an episode of CSI,” another poster concurred. “If you know something, please contact the police. If you’re just speculating, please stop.”

The self-styled investigators offered a curt reply: Maybe Simonian’s and Gretz’s friends had come to the wrong place. Speculating, after all, is the whole purpose of a crime blog. If it was hurtful, perhaps the wounded parties should just butt out.

AS LONG AS PEOPLE HAVE told stories, there’s been fascination with lurid tales of true crimes (see: Cain v. Abel). For most of that history, though, readers have been passive consumers of such yarns. Not anymore. The 24-hour news cycle means people can track a case in real time. America’s Most Wanted deputizes viewers while 48 Hours solicits theories from the audience. It was a small step from there to online forums, where anybody with a computer and a sense of certainty can contribute.

The format can be seductive. On prime-time police dramas, the most obvious theory of the crime is never the real solution. Arriving at the truth involves action and suspense, not tedious checking and double-checking. As a result, we’ve begun to filter real events through what David Altheide, a professor at Arizona State University’s School of Justice and Social Inquiry, calls “media logic.”

“We start viewing our social lives as versions of television shows,” he says. Online, cases can be made to unfold in ways that follow the pattern. “The next message to be read and reacted to and given credence has got to be not just more salacious, but it’s got to be new. It’s got to be from a different angle. It’s got to appear to be even more factual and more insiderish.”

Part of the allure is that by offering an opinion, anyone can seem like an insider. “You have someone on the screen saying, ‘I like what Bill said about this crime,’” Altheide says. “Or, ‘I think that’s an interesting point Bill’s making.’ It’s affirming.”

In the past, crime stories quoted police or witnesses long after cases were solved or declared cold. The Internet turned the story into a real-time conversation—one where inside information is so prized that witnesses and even investigators sometimes get tempted into participating, albeit anonymously. Cops spend most of their time working on what author Tom Wolfe, in The Bonfire of the Vanities, calls “pieces of shit” cases—ones that are long on human failure but short on any real intrigue.

And when witnesses and friends of the flesh-and-blood subjects at the center of the drama make an appearance, as happened with the Simonian case, it means the blog is living up to the conceit behind it: That the online community is actually important to solving the crime.

After Gretz’s arrest, blogger Huff reminded his readers of a superficially damning comment Gretz left on Simonian’s Friendster page: “Chances are, Kira doesn’t like you. You see, she’s a picky bird, one who doesn’t fawn over the latest reality shows or kowtow to the powers that be. No, she’s an artist. So she’s allowed to wear as much black as she wants and criticize stuff that sucks. If it wasn’t for Kira, pathetic losers wouldn’t realize their lot in life and those of us lucky enough to serve as her muse are able to live a much more rewarding life!”

An armchair deconstruction of Gretz’s psyche followed, and the few neighbors and friends who returned to participate were dismayed. “I never knew that Matt would be capable of something like this and I will believe that he is innocent until PROVEN guilty,” said a friend from Gretz’s past. Others added that Simonian offered no hints that there were problems between the couple.

But many of the regulars didn’t have such doubts, nor were they interested in waiting for the legal system to run its course. They were positive Gretz is guilty—and sure of the dynamics that compelled him to murder: He’s pathologically passive-aggressive, or jealous of his wife’s talent. “Gretz had an inferiority complex…. He tried to play the ‘nice guy’ even though he was boiling inside at people who made him feel less than adequate,” one writer, “Eyes for Lies,” posited. “Kira, in the end, made him feel like the others they laughed and sneered at and finally Gretz snapped.”

Ultimately, the theory of the case unraveled online isn’t likely to have much impact on the one that prosecutors will present at Gretz’s trial this month. A thousand comments may make the case one of the best-read threads on one of the most popular true-crime blogs, but Hennepin County Deputy Attorney Pat Diamond says it’s still unlikely the debate contaminated the jury pool or sullied the credibility of any witnesses. “This is the Kennedys meeting up with the conspiracy theorists online,” he quips.

Likewise, it’s easy to imagine that the self-styled criminologists will ultimately find the cases they’ve built themselves more satisfying than the real thing. In fact, some declared the Simonian case closed once Gretz was arrested. “Thank you, Mr. Huff, for covering this,” wrote the blogger “Darby.” “I did not meet Kira, but this case affected me. I hope that she can rest in peace, and that those of us on this forum can also move forward now and be at peace as well.”

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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T.S. Elliott says, "Home is where one starts from." Tonight will be a celebration of who ESTHER Homes - a Twin Cities project to support single mothers and children in crisis! We...

Cost: $20/single $30/couple

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Whether you're a beginner or advanced archer, join the experts from A-1 Archery to advance your skills. New comers will learn archery basics, safety, and technique; participants with existing...

Cost: $39/person for all three lessons $15/person for a drop-in lesson

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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Dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma cancers, the 17th Annual Rein in Sarcoma “Party in the Park,” is an event for all ages and for the entire community. You do not need to be personally...

Cost: 15-30

Where:
Como Park
1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Rein in Sarcoma Foundation
Telephone: 608-575-3620
Contact Name: Chelsey Olafson
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The Upsala Upstage Players community theatre group are proud to present the underwater adventure of "The Little Mermaid" on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Monday, July 24 at 7:30 pm and...

Cost: $10 adults and $8 seniors/students

Where:
Upsala High School auditorium
415 Main St
Upsala, MN  56384
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Sponsor: Upsala Upstage Players
Telephone: 320-573-4965
Contact Name: Leonice
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Minnesota is in the middle of an opioid crisis. Between 2000 and 2015, opioid overdoses killed 2,273 Minnesotans, and nationally, they have contributed to more than 200,000 deaths since 1999....

Cost: $10 for Citizens League Members

Where:
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
253 W 7th St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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 Adventure into art with free demonstrations and art making experiences this summer. Each week find yourself immersed in creativity! Get inspired and messy with us under the Duluth Depot canopy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Amy Varsek
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission...

Cost: $15 per person

Where:
Summit Brewing Company
910 Montreal Cir
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
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Come out for a fun night of musical entertainment by folk musician Emily Haavik, great Summit beer and tasty snacks, and a silent auction and raffle, all while you support Cultivate's mission to...

Cost: $15

Where:
Summit Brewery
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cultivate International
Telephone: 612-229-8206
Contact Name: Elaine Tymchak
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Will You Run Out Of Money In Retirement? Would you like to know how to get the most from Social Security, including all the brand new benefits? Discover how to avoid running out of money during...

Cost: 0

Where:
Maple Grove Community Center
12951 Weaver Lake Rd
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-657-1828
Contact Name: Jim Bear
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Grab your wine glass, put your feet in the sand and paint! Join The Tattooed Lady at the beautiful and scenic Ridgewood Bay Resort. Enjoy great drinks, scenery, food, music and art. All at once!...

Cost: 45.00

Where:
Ridgewood Bay Resort
14255 288th Ave NW
Zimmerman, MN  55398
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Sponsor: The Tattooed Lady
Telephone: 763-200-1204
Contact Name: Sonia
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Three of Minnesota's most successful Jazz musicians reunite to celebrate the glory days of Rio Nido, a beloved Minnesota native jazz trio that saw its peak of success between 1972 and 1986 before...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Treat yourself to WIN's first-ever field trip! Face your fears in a controlled and supervised setting at this aerial ropes challenge course. Afterwards, share what you experienced and then set a...

Cost: Tickets: $54 for WIN Members, $74 for Non-Members

Where:
Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation Area
2232 100th Avenue
Dresser, WI  54009
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

More information

Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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Enjoy some of the Twin Cities' best performers live and outdoors this summer! Grab your family and friends and a blanket or lawn chair, and join us in the courtyard between American Eagle and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center
9020 Hudson Road
Woodbury , MN  55125
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Bring It! Live

Cost: check options

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
, MN


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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
, MN


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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Gather your friends to explore the Washington County Parks Trail system at Lake Elmo Park Reserve!1-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf,...

Cost: Free (w/ valid vehicle permit)

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo , MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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  Don't miss another session of our Scale Your Business Event Tyler Olson from SMC Pros will be walking through how to build a social media strategy that fits your small business or professional...

Cost: $0-15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake St.
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO Coworking Space
Telephone: (612) 345-4201
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Come to the Powderhorn Recreation Center on Thursday, July 27th from 5pm-8pm to browse our collection of 100 original artworks. Once you find one that you love, we will check it out for you. Then...

Cost: free

Where:
Powderhorn Recreation Center
3400 15th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Join SubText Books in the store on Thursday, July 27th at 7:00 PM to hear Gabrielle Bell read and discuss her amazing graphic memoir, "Everything is Flammable." Bell will be in conversation with...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Twin Cities-based performance artist Marcel Michelle Obama and 20% Theatre Company will collaborate with We the People-featured artist Jono Vaughan and curator Johnnay Leenay for an artistic...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S. 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Experience SUP on Lake St. Croix at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers!Class size is limited and registration is required for all SUP programs; participants must be 14-plus...

Cost: $30/ person

Where:
Point Douglas Regional Park
14741 Point Douglas Dr. S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Washington County
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Two artists of the California Building, 2nd Floor will showcase new and timely work in a 2-person exhibition in the on2gallery during July and August of 2017. Brenda Litman exhibits abstract...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
on2gallery
California Building, 2nd Floor

2205 California Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: California Building
Telephone: 434-250-0261
Contact Name: Farida Hughes
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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From its origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugary drinks. Learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic wealthy and tasty...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Date Night for Moms and Dads. This is your night moms and dads to kick your feet up & enjoy the night. While you sneak away to a romantic dinner, we will entertain the little ones. We will have...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Maplewood Mall
3001 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Party Princess
Telephone: 651-900-2639
Contact Name: Cassie Ridge
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Lyndel King, Director and Chief Curator,  The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum "WAM: Approachable, Alive and Smart!" The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis   Lyndel King has led the museum for...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Won’t you be my neighbor? MPLS - imPulse choral ensemble joins Bart Buch and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for a staged summer production celebrating Phillips Neighborhood...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: MPLS (imPulse) & In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 319.830.3021
Contact Name: Samuel Grace
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Cost: check options

Where:
The Palace Theatre
, MN


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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Humbird is an alternative folk group whose songs whistle straight through your down-jacket to shatter the northern-most corner of your heart before melting it completely.How Far, their debut...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
North Mankato, MN  56003
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Telephone: 507-386-2337

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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Sidewalk to Superior works by Marty Harris July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, second floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

f(l)ight works by Stephanie Bell July 13 - September 10 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

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Transported works by Greg Lecker July 13 - September 10 Lobby Gallery, first floor Opening reception: July 14, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

Cost: Adults(13+) $16.95 Children: $12.95

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Come on over to Northern Clay Center to see our July Featured artists exhibition! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Registration for Children's Minnesota's annual Pediatric Acute Wound Management and Suturing Conference is now live. Thursday, October 12th, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.  & Friday, October...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Children's Minnesota
2525 Chicago Ave South
Education Center
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Children's MN
Telephone: 612-813-6395
Contact Name: Dex Tuttle
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Bring the process and creations of the professional breweries to your garage. This class will demonstrate a single infusion all-grain batch and cover topics, equipment, and techniques relevant to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Gallery Hours: Tues - Sat, 12-5 p.m.On View: July 20 - September 1, 2017Opening Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5-8 p.m. Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce its first Plein Air...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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FLOW Northside Arts Crawl is a three-day celebration of the arts in North Minneapolis, July 27-29 2017. Stop by the Plymouth Ave Block Party Thursday July 27th or make the rounds on the evening of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
West Broadway & Plymouth ave
1011 West Broadway, Suite 202
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: West Broadway Business & Area Coalition
Telephone: 612-353-5178
Contact Name: Dudley Voigt
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Get started making cheese at home! We will show you a variety of techniques, including cutting the curd and separating curds and whey. You’ll learn about various types of cheese and choose the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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FREE EVENTMusic. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The Executioner# Some Shitty Cover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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4th Annual Rock the Block! FREE EVENT Music. Food. Drinks. Uptown. Saturday, July 29th | 2pm-9pm 2923 Girard Ave S - Coup d'etat UptownBANDS# McNasty Brass Band# Monica LaPlante# Carnage The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Coup D'etat
2923 Girard Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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What: Grand Opening Event at Goldfish Swim School Oakdale          When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Where: Goldfish Swim School Oakdale – 7055 10th Street...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Goldfish Swim School Oakdale
7055 10th Street North
Suite 100
Oakdale, MN  55218
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Sponsor: Goldfish Swim School
Telephone: (651) 236-9390
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Beginning Saturday, June 17, Radisson Blu Mall of America and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad will offer Honey Bee Helper Bee Demonstrations on the hotel’s roof to learn about honey bee...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Summer means barbecue, margaritas and music—and The Great Midwest Rib Fest has them all and more in an exciting three-day event! Get ready for some of the tastiest ribs in the country, plus free...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Saturday, July 29th 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm Advance tickets- $8 Ticket link- https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1492083 Artists:  Ben DrakeAlexa KrissAlli and IGood Morning BedlamKyle...

Cost: $8-$12

Where:
The Garage
75 Civic Center Pkwy
Burnsville, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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On Saturday July 29th, Bollywood Dance Scene will host the Big Bollywood Cook-Off: Season 3 at Tapestry Folkdance Center from 6:30-9pm. Audience members can secure their plate through a suggested...

Cost: 15

Where:
Tapestry Folkdance Center
3748 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 405-2669
Contact Name: Erin McGregor
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Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul....

Cost: $17.50 - $40

Where:
Circus Juventas
1270 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Ashland Productions, winner of the 2016 Broadway World Minneapolis Award for Best Community Theater, presents Grease - School Version   It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Ashland Productions - Maplewood Performing Arts
2100 White Bear Ave
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Ashland Productions
Telephone: 612-718-8709
Contact Name: Chris Rollinger
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Rich vocal harmonies merge with intimate layers of guitar, fiddle and banjo to define the lush sound of the duo, Dusty Heart. Barbara Jean and Molly Dean perform Fri., July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at...

Cost: $18, $20 at the door

Where:
Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave.
Zumbrota, MN  55992
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Sponsor: Crossings at Carnegie
Telephone: 507-732-7616
Contact Name: Jonya Pacey
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

Where:
The Palace Theatre
, MN


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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Created by Elise Langer and Liz Schacterle with Director Jason Ballweber.  “Like a good picture book, the show is bursting with life and invention.”  (Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet) Artistry...

Cost: $7

Where:
Artistry - Black Box Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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July 29 - August 27, 2017 Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Tim Rice Directed and Choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell Music Director: Denise Prosek “… a fun night of quick-paced...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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