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Who Stole the Ruby Slippers?

Suspicious Munchkins, Hollywood hucksters, and lunatic fans (oh, my): Inside the very weird and not so wonderful search for an American icon


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Todd Buchanan

Because he was carrying valuables, Michael Shaw always preferred to drive—in a long white car, a Lincoln as far as anyone can remember—the 2,100 miles from his home in California to the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids. There, in a conference room, a crowd of 60 or 70 people would assemble, and Shaw would set his brushed-aluminum case on a table. Then he would begin to reminisce, in the melodramatic voice of the child actor that he once was.

Often wearing a gold medallion over a turtleneck and blazer, his beard close-cropped, his long bangs unnaturally dark, he would relate his romps through Hollywood’s Golden Age—how he sat on Judy Garland’s lap to watch movies, how she acted as a kindly den mother to him and the other kids running around the MGM lot. His listeners would ooh and ahh as though he were resurrecting the dead.

And then he would open the case. The ruby slippers—one of four pairs known to remain from the filming of The Wizard of Oz—glittered inside. He would slip on a pair of thin white gloves and gently lift his prize possession out of the case. The crowd would lean forward and gasp.

A gifted storyteller, Shaw had been giving this presentation since the 1980s, when he started taking the slippers on the road—to malls, charity events, and Oz festivals all over the country. Among fans, the pair became known as the Traveling Shoes. Shaw purchased them in 1970, shortly after Garland’s death, and he fancied himself their impresario and protector, the self-appointed ambassador of Garland’s legacy. “I have been given the responsibility of taking care of this pair of shoes,” Shaw told me in 2004. “And I’d like to think that Judy is looking down, smiling, knowing that her famous pumps are being used for such good causes.”

In his presentations, Shaw saved the most touching anecdote for last, a tale that presumed to demonstrate the slippers’ power. In the early 1980s, he would say, he brought the slippers to the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, where a friend, an ardent Judy Garland fan, lay dying, one of the first casualties of AIDS. In a voice verging on tears, Shaw would describe setting the slippers on the man’s skeletal chest, how his friend’s face, once contorted in pain, lit up with joy. A few hours later, the friend was dead.

Shaw had been making this trip to northern Minnesota since 1989. After his presentations, he would secure the shoes in a simple Plexiglas case on the museum floor. In the summer of 2005, however, Shaw loaned the slippers to the Judy Garland Museum for an extended exhibition, just as he had the previous summer. But on the morning of August 28, a week before the exhibit was to close, Shaw received a call at his home in Los Angeles. It was the museum director, John Kelsch, calling from Minnesota.

“We have an emergency,” he told Shaw.

Shortly after 2 o’clock that morning, the window in the rear emergency door of the museum had been shattered, the door opened from outside. The Plexiglas cube housing the slippers was smashed. Missing, of course, were the most valuable shoes in the world—size 5½, burgundy, with an inscription inside: “JUDY GARLAND.” There were no fingerprints, no witnesses. Police believed the thief had entered and left in less than two minutes, like a tornado.

Shortly after the robbery, Shaw created a website to raise awareness and solicit tips about the slippers’ disappearance. Even so, he expressed little doubt about what had happened to the shoes—or where they had gone. As he explained at a press conference in Los Angeles not long after the incident: “Some fanatic has paid to have the slippers stolen,” he said. “People are obsessed with these shoes.”

I arrive at the scene of the crime in the middle of summer, as the annual Judy Garland Festival is getting underway once again. The streets of downtown Grand Rapids are filled with fans adorned in Judy Garland pins and Judy Garland T-shirts, declaring “I haven’t been the same since a house fell on my sister.” The Judy Garland Museum at the edge of town is buzzing with Wizard of Oz memorabilia sellers, who peddle action figures, clocks, banks, books, bobbleheads, even a Toto doorstop. A couple of Munchkins—living totems of Old Hollywood (only six of the original 124 survive)—are throwing down meat and potatoes next door, in the basement banquet room of the Sawmill Inn, where they will later sign and sell reproduction stills from The Wizard of Oz for $10 a pop. As Garland fans skip arm-in-arm along the yellow-brick sidewalk outside the old Central School, construction workers watch with bemusement.

The cult of Judy Garland has always sat a bit strangely in Grand Rapids, a timber town of 7,700 founded as a humble place to haul and slice wood before it’s sent down the Mississippi River. The region’s rough edges are scarcely sanded away: The Blandin paper mill looms large in the center of the city, straddling the rapids, and hotels have signs near their entrances admonishing, “No hockey sticks allowed in the building.”

These days, locals are less likely to talk about Garland than they are to tout their connection to big-time hockey players for the old Minnesota North Stars, the Minnesota Wild, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the St. Louis Blues. Grand Rapids may have raised Judy Garland to age 4, when her family split for California—many older residents still affectionately refer to her as Judy Gumm, a curious amalgamation of her birth name, Frances Ethel Gumm, and her stage one—but the familiarity with which Garland is spoken is like that reserved for a landmark, something that’s just always been around.

The Judy Garland Festival began 34 years ago, established by a Grand Rapids historian as a civic event. Garland hadn’t actually appeared in town since 1938, when she stopped in as a 15-year-old celebrity, her only return home. Yet the Hollywood connection was a good enough excuse for a party. Locals competed to appear in an annual staging of The Wizard of Oz. They crowded downtown streets for parades led by Mickey Rooney and other Garland cohorts. As word of the festival spread, hundreds of fans from around the world descended on the town, and memorabilia merchants set up booths along the parade route. In 1994, sensing the potential for year-round tourism, the city moved the white clapboard home in which Garland was raised to the edge of town and restored it. In 2003, the Judy Garland Museum was built next door. The museum now contains the world’s largest collection of Garland memorabilia: gold records, the carriage (once owned by Abraham Lincoln) that ferried Dorothy and friends into Oz, even the coroner’s note listing Garland’s death as an “incautious self-overdose.”

The festival, however, is not what it once was. AIDS took an outsize bite out of Garland’s fan base. And as gay culture, once closely associated with the cult of Garland, is increasingly assimilated with the mainstream, fewer young gay men are picking up the torch. Internet sites such as eBay have reduced demand for onsite memorabilia dealers. And although the museum has benefited from the generosity of Garland’s Hollywood admirers—Debbie Reynolds, Bob Hope, Barbara Streisand—there’s no getting around the fact that Garland’s friends are dying off. The festival has become less of a community event, say locals, and more of a fundraiser. Gone are the parades, the plays, and Mickey Rooney (not that anyone misses him; Rooney was notoriously stingy with free autographs). What remains are $40 dinners and lectures appealing mostly to hardcore fans. Some locals now feel left out. “It was phenomenal how people once got involved,” says a former resident. “But after the house moved out to the highway, it’s like it wasn’t about us anymore.”

By the time the slippers were stolen, in fact, locals were beginning to wonder how the Judy Garland Museum was keeping its doors open. Attendance had been falling for years before the theft—nearly 19 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone. The humble Plexiglas display of the slippers only added to the impression of destitution. When another pair of ruby slippers, owned by a retired New York printer named Anthony Landini, were displayed at Disney World in the 1990s, they were afforded security worthy of the Hope Diamond: Set on a large revolving pedestal in a locked, climate-controlled case, they were watched 24 hours a day by guards and security cameras. “You couldn’t put your hands on that case without alarms going off,” says Landini.

When the slippers disappeared from the Judy Garland Museum, by contrast, police discovered that the facility featured an almost-comical lack of security. The alarm for the door that was broken open had been disabled, the security camera overlooking the shoes turned off.

Even the Munchkins—though they’re eating and drinking on the museum’s dime when I talk to them—suspect that the museum itself was complicit in the heist. “Inside job,” one of them tells me in a voice straight out of Oz. “No question.”

I saw Shaw’s slippers the year before they were stolen, when I visited the festival out of sheer curiosity. I decided they were the kind of shoes no woman would wear who didn’t need them to leave a land of kindly midgets. They were both gaudier and plainer than I expected, rather squat and completely covered in sequins, like Elvis in his later years. Only the marvel of Technicolor made them dazzle. Without the devotion of their fans, they would fetch no more than $20 at a thrift store.

But much about the ruby slippers has been deceptive, right from their origins in the Hollywood fantasy machine. Dorothy’s shoes were actually silver in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the book that inspired the 1939 movie. In a later version of the screenplay, you can see where a writer crossed out “silver” and wrote “ruby,” supposedly to take advantage of the new wonders of color film.

The movie was a massive hit, of course, but props like the ruby slippers meant no more to anyone at the time than the plywood sets. When a Tennessee girl named Roberta Bauman won a magazine contest regarding the top movies of 1939, MGM studios packed up the ruby slippers in a cardboard box and mailed them to her as a prize. It would be 30 years before anyone realized they weren’t the only pair around. The studio made multiple pairs for stand-ins and close-ups. It’s just that no one knew what had become of them. No one gave a lion’s whisker, really, until a 1970 auction at MGM that marked the collapse of Old Hollywood.

By then, the studio system that created such glamorous stars as Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, and, well, Judy Garland had become obsolete. The MGM auction was intended simply to liquidate the vast warehouses of costumes and props on the studio’s lot in Culver City, California. But the sale became a spectacle, a “giant 18-day wake for Hollywood” in the definitive account of the event, the 1989 book The Ruby Slippers of Oz. This was due to the salesmanship of the man that had been hired to sort and display the items for auction, a young costumer named Kent Warner.

Warner had worked with MGM before, and was eager to salvage what history he could from Hollywood’s Golden Age, lest the props be hauled to the dump. He knew where all the best costumes were hiding, too—he’d been helping himself to them for years.

Warner had moved to Hollywood after a troubled childhood in New York. In Los Angeles, he hit the party scene hard with Ron Wind, his partner in life, costuming, and crime. To finance their escapades, Warner and Wind allegedly took old costumes from the studios where they worked and sold them under the table to movie buffs. Warner kept a few of them, however, as tokens of his affection for the fading glamour of Old Hollywood. He especially loved anything related to Judy Garland.

Throughout her famously up-and-down career, which ended Elvis-style in 1969—an accidental overdose of sleeping pills, rigor mortis in a London bathroom—Garland was particularly admired by gay men. She was less guarded than most stars, and they were drawn to this brassy candor. After all, being unguarded wasn’t an option for gay men in Garland’s day; they could only long, like Dorothy, to live in Technicolor. They secretly referred to themselves as “Friends of Dorothy,” and took solace in Garland’s apparent sympathy—not least, perhaps, because two of her five husbands turned out to be gay. “If you’re afraid to love, if you’re afraid to feel emotion, you can’t know Judy Garland,” one fan tells me.

Warner and Wind were more like stalkers than friends, though. They once finagled their way into a party that Garland attended after the 1965 Academy Awards ceremony, then hired a photographer to shoot them standing behind Garland to make it appear as though they were dining at her table. Warner saw the auction as a chance to search for the ruby slippers, the ultimate Garland memento. He was convinced they were somewhere at MGM.

In fact, Warner found at least four pairs of the old pumps, amid a pile of shoes in a rotting, rat-infested warehouse, 20 feet up on a rickety shelf, where the aging wardrobe ladies preferred not to go. At the auction, after sales of a wedding gown worn by Elizabeth Taylor, a trench coat worn by Clark Gable, and black lace underpants worn by Gina Lollobrigida, Warner stepped onto the podium with a little velvet pillow bearing a pair of ruby slippers.

They were sold to an anonymous buyer for $15,000—far more than any other item at the sale. Even memorabilia collectors were shocked; they had never imagined that there was a market—a potentially lucrative one—for celebrity doodads. It was a greater shock, however, to Roberta Bauman in Tennessee, who believed that she possessed the only pair of ruby slippers. Warner had given everyone involved with the auction—including the buyer—the impression that the slippers on the auction block were the only pair in existence.

The other pairs found by Warner went underground, and it was years before anyone—namely Rhys Thomas, author of The Ruby Slippers of Oz—pieced together what happened to them. “It’s a twisted, sordid thing,” says Thomas. “Warner gave one pair to the auction. He stole the rest.” Thomas calls Warner the Robin Hood of the saga, a liberating thief. “He was really the first to understand that Hollywood didn’t care at all about its history. He decided to be proactive.”

Warner secretly kept the best pair for himself. He built an elaborate case for the slippers in his living room, where he and his friends discreetly admired them. He then sold another pair to the actress Debbie Reynolds (Reynolds’s slippers were never used in the movie, and are known as the Arabian test pair, for their flamboyant design). By all accounts, Warner intended for yet another set to go to Reynolds, who dreamed of creating a museum of Hollywood memorabilia. But Reynolds’s assistant, hired to curate the project, had other ideas. The man reportedly gave Warner $2,500 for the slippers, whereupon Warner handed them over, assuming they were bound for the museum. They weren’t. It was the man’s own money, and he kept the shoes for himself.

That man was Michael Shaw.

The entrance to the Grand Rapids Police station is marked by an old-fashioned, round glass light that says “POLICE,” like in a Charlie Chaplin film. Gene Bennett, one of two investigators on the force, leads me to a conference room to talk, then turns around: “Got a lot of dope in there, that’s not good,” he says. He’s wearing a polo shirt and a handgun, and he leans far back in his chair to summon details of the investigation.

Before he was assigned to find the ruby slippers, Bennett didn’t give them much thought. Men who carry guns rarely do. It didn’t matter that Bennett, a three-decade veteran of the force with sledgehammer arms and a push-broom mustache, has always lived and worked in Garland’s hometown. He just didn’t care for the movie. In fact, if Bennett ever thought about the ruby slippers it was only because his wife enjoyed playing The Wizard of Oz slot machine at the local casino.

As word of the heist spread, Bennett quickly learned that quite a few people did have thoughts about the ruby slippers. His phone wouldn’t stop ringing. I know who has the slippers, the callers would say, I’ve seen so-and-so with them. They were the Garland fanatics Shaw had spoken of—dozens, from around the world—eager to expose each other’s covetousness. “One fan would blame another fan who would blame another fan,” Bennett says. “Someone will say, ‘This guy wants them, he’s obsessed.’ I’ll say, ‘Sounds like you’re obsessed.’ And they’ll say, ‘Well, I am…but he’s really obsessed.’ It’s like a dozen people fighting over the same woman.”

It’s estimated that more than a billion people have seen The Wizard of Oz, making it the most-watched movie in history. Perhaps more than any other film it combines the fantasy sequences, big production numbers, and star power that defined Hollywood’s Golden Age. “It was different back then,” says Hollywood memorabilia collector Greg Schreiner of Los Angeles. “The magic of the slippers, the magic of the movies then—it was more special.”

For many Oz fans, the ruby slippers simply harken to this glamorous if whitewashed era of escapism. Anthony Landini, who paid $165,000 for his pair of slippers in 1988 (he sold them in 2000), saw Judy Garland in concert 35 times and even attended her funeral in New York City. Owning the slippers was the culmination of his childhood fantasy. “They just represented the beauty of the film and the innocence of Dorothy,” he told me. “You know, when you become a fan of something, you just become crazy. You just have to have something.”

For others, however, the movie offers much more—an alternate universe with a hopeful credo: That the qualities we most desire—courage, wisdom, love—can be found in our own backyard, indeed inside ourselves. “It’s a message they don’t hear frequently enough in the modern media, it’s loud movies with filthy language and a dark pessimism that frightens them,” a reporter wrote recently from the deck of a Munchkin cruise, in which fans can sail the Caribbean with a handful of surviving Munchkin actors. Salman Rushdie, in his short story At the Auction of the Ruby Slippers, imagined the 1970 MGM liquidation as a mecca for obsessed seekers: exiles, tramps, and other displaced persons. For them, he wrote, the slippers affirm “a lost state of normalcy in which we have almost ceased to believe and to which the slippers promise us we can return.”

The longing for Oz has sometimes darkened into obsession. More than a few disciples have convinced themselves that the slippers’ power is real, able to transport them figuratively if not literally to a better place. Rushdie refers to such delusions as “damaged reality.” “In fiction’s grip,” he writes, “we may mortgage our homes, sell our children, to have whatever it is we crave.” Steve Jarrett, who designed a pair of replica shoes for the upcoming sequel to Night at the Museum, runs the online Ruby Slipper Fan Club from his home in North Carolina. He calls the pumps “the talisman” for movie-memorabilia buffs and Garland fans in particular, among them “some strange people, some very quirky people.” Jarrett says he has had to boot people off the website “left and right…because something’s just not right with them mentally.”

In Grand Rapids, the slippers were seen as sitting ducks for the obsessed fans always passing through town. At Madden’s Dutch Room, a steel-sided box of a bar squatting in the shadow of the paper mill, the late-afternoon patrons sip Leinenkugel’s and make mild cracks about the festival-goers down at the Sawmill Inn. They’re an outgoing bunch, mustachioed men in camouflage hats holding down red-topped stools around the bar, and they banter about the slippers the way you might expect, fingering the likely culprit as a diminutive friend, a guy who requires a tackle-box stool to fish from a boat.

In fact, they doubt a local is behind the theft. What would anyone in Grand Rapids do with the ruby slippers? Use them for bait? “Nothing against the town,” one guy says, leaning in. “But we’re rubes. Nobody here is smart enough to steal the ruby slippers.”

Nor is any Grand Rapidian, these men believe, savvy enough to recover them. As a TV above the bar flashes reports of a tornado just a few miles away, I’m filled in by locals on the alleged shortcomings of the Grand Rapids police. In the town’s most prominent investigation before the slippers theft, the accidental shooting of a young woman in 2002 by a state senator’s son, the local cops provided plenty of fuel for such critics. The patrolman who drove the defendant to the station admitted to drinking while driving earlier in the day; he was later disciplined by the department. Officer Bennett was judged to have neglected interview protocol, including the reading of Miranda rights, when taking the defendant’s initial confession; as a result, the confession was thrown out.

Whoever did steal the slippers, the bar patrons suggest, was counting on this guilelessness. Look around, one of them offers, at all the trucks in the bar parking lot: unlocked. Their homes: unlocked. The slippers: unprotected. “They figure we’re rubes, and then afterwards it’s like the Keystone Kops,” he says. Then he dances in a goofy impression of the silent-movie bumblers.

Around midnight, in a fan’s room beside the pool at the Sawmill Inn, several dozen Garland devotees gather for drinks. They sing along to the “Trolley Song” and dish about past festival guests, agreeing that the Munchkins have been the best, Mickey Rooney the worst. “He was a mean son-of-a-bitch,” a fan says.

In the wake of the slippers’ disappearance, scenes such as this feel distinctly fin-de-siècle. The festival—its star attraction gone, its audience eroding—would appear doomed to dwindle until the legacy of Garland in Grand Rapids holds no more currency than that of Lawrence Welk in Strasburg, North Dakota. Pop culture, with few exceptions, is not known for preserving its dead.

After a few whiskey and Cokes, the fans begin dissecting the leading theories about the theft, a crude act whose dry legalities sound depressingly earthbound among a cohort united by a song about rainbows. Yet the acrimony over the heist has revealed the world of Oz—far from innocent—to be as rife with human frailty as any other.

The inside-job theory turns on this notion of corruption, a notion that doesn’t exactly jibe with the facts. In interviews with police, the museum staff has been forthcoming, and Bennett believes director John Kelsch’s explanation that the disabled security device on the rear emergency door was simply an unfortunate consequence of the museum’s slim budget. So many visitors would unwittingly exit that door and set off the alarm—resulting in fines the museum could scarcely afford—that Kelsch says he had it disarmed. Also, the security camera that was off was apparently always turned off at night. “Everyone knew we didn’t have any security staff,” Kelsch says. “[Michael Shaw] knew that. It’s just sad that it happened here.”

Instead, Bennett’s lead suspect all along has been a Grand Rapids punk, a career criminal who may have gotten in over his head. “Here’s a guy,” Bennett says, “obviously not a pillar of the community, who steals the ruby slippers to say, ‘I stole the ruby slippers,’ not really realizing that what you’re going to do with them? Take them down to the pawn shop?” The suspect, however, refused to take a polygraph test, and not enough evidence exists to arrest him.

Yet the local yokel theory feels so anticlimactic, so dull, that when Bennett says, “It’s a shame—there’s obviously thousands of fans out there; they deserve better than to have some punk kid throw ’em in the river,” one imagines he could be condemning the lack of drama as much as the theft. Where’s a flying monkey when you want one?

There is another theory, say the fans, one that offers a level of intrigue that the situation would seem to require. But it implicates someone who presumably wasn’t in the market for a pair of ruby slippers: Michael Shaw.

When something as valuable as the slippers disappears without a trace, “the first thing you think of is insurance fraud,” says Bennett, who admits that Shaw’s behavior during the investigation has been “eccentric.” Shortly after the theft, Shaw called the investigator and demanded that he check in with him every day until he found the shoes. When, after some time, Bennett didn’t bother, Shaw phoned him. “I thought I told you to call me!” he yelled. At the Los Angeles press conference, too, Shaw seemed to protest too much. He revealed that he had insured the shoes for $1 million. But then exclaimed: “But I don’t want the money! I want the shoes!”

It hasn’t helped that Shaw has a penchant for exaggeration, one that—in most circumstances—would seem harmless if curious. When I first met him in 2004, he arrived for our interview in a threadbare Oz T-shirt and a faux-leather jacket imprinted with the logo of the old Knight Rider television show. He often claims to have been the voice of the show’s KITT car. In fact, he was the voice of KITT, not on the show, but on the Universal Studios tour.

Over the years, experts on the ruby slippers also cast doubt on Shaw’s moving tale of taking the slippers to his dying friend’s bedside. The friend was, of course, Kent Warner, and by all accounts, he remained furious with Shaw right up to his death—because he’d intended for the slippers to go to Debbie Reynolds. “If Michael Shaw was actually at his deathbed with the shoes,” says one insider, “well, then I’m a flying monkey.”

Before the slippers were stolen, Shaw admitted that he’d grown tired of the scrutiny of fans and historians. “In recent years I’ve been so angry,” he told me back in 2004, “because they’ve made those of us who were the earlier collectors sound like we worked for the Mafia. This is something that’s infuriating.” People needed to understand, he said, how different things were 40 years ago when Warner was making daily trips to the MGM warehouse, walking in with empty duffel bags and leaving with full ones. He’d received a wink and a nod from the guards—and nothing more. “I used to avoid telling people how I got [the ruby slippers],” he told me, “because, first of all, it’s a pretty dull story. I tell people, ‘What difference does it make how I got them? I got them for you to see.’”

Some fans now question Shaw’s motives. Steve Jarrett, who runs the Ruby Slipper Fan Club, publicized the website that Shaw authorized to presumably solicit tips. But Jarrett became disillusioned when the site morphed into a store peddling T-shirts and bracelets asking, “Who stole the ruby slippers?”

About a year after the theft, Shaw reached a settlement with his insurance agency, a figure not publicly disclosed by mutual agreement between Shaw and the company. Shaw says that he had the shoes appraised at a minimum of $1.5 million—and that he received much more than the $666,000 figure most observers have assumed, the amount last paid for a pair of slippers at auction. A private investigator hired by the insurance agency apparently found no reason not to pay.

By the time of the settlement, however, some fans wondered if Shaw had lost interest in reaching out to them—and in recovering the shoes. His phone calls to Bennett had ceased. He had stopped making the rounds of Oz festivals. His website closed down altogether. As for the Judy Garland Museum, his stamping grounds for so many years, Shaw ended the relationship right after learning of the theft. “We haven’t spoken,” says director Kelsch with a shrug. “He got his money.”

Upon returning from Grand Rapids this summer, I phone Shaw at his home. When I explain why I’m calling, he seems taken aback. “Are you kidding me?” he says coolly. There’s a long pause.

In the world of celebrity memorabilia, the failure to recover the ruby slippers has conjured no little trepidation—a fear that people aren’t taking the icon’s disappearance seriously. Fear that the magic is finally wearing off. If the slippers lose their hold on the American imagination, what other cultural mementos might we deem disposable? “It’s an American national treasure that’s been stolen and no one gives a damn!” cries Brian Cummings, a New York appraiser of celebrity memorabilia. “It blows my mind to know that they’re still out there.”

Yet in their new status as stolen property, the slippers feel more real than they have in years. They are mere objects again, to be lost or found, and perhaps this is for the best. The old movie studios, we know now, were never in the business of making magic so much as illusions. Stars like Garland were fed pills and cigarettes by their studio bosses (and stage moms) to control their weight. They were products, as manufactured as the props, from their stage names to their public lives, created for them by studio publicity departments. To treasure Hollywood memorabilia is to value fantasy over this harsh reality, to ignore the man behind the curtain.

In his later years, Kent Warner seemed to recognize the ruby slippers for what they were. By the time he died in 1984, he had long since sold the pumps he’d taken for himself. “He realized they were consuming all the attention of his friends—more than he was,” says Thomas, the book author. “He really began then to understand their power. What people invest in them is the enduring power of belief. They are magic shoes because we believe they are magic shoes.”

Shaw, on the other hand, seemed to have remained enamored. “I believe he invested his heart and soul in those shoes,” says Thomas. Shaw had told him, “If I never owned another possession, I’d be happy.” If Shaw was reluctant to explain how he acquired the shoes, it seemed partly because this might spoil the illusion of their magic. “Why chop off the Easter Bunny’s ears?” Shaw asked Thomas when the journalist began asking questions.

Now 72, Shaw sounds weary of magic, disillusioned. He says that the loss has devastated him, not least because of the fans’ reaction. “It was like having a piece of my gut yanked out of me. I’m the one who was violated. I was the only collector who allowed my ruby slippers to be used for festivals and museums and charities.” Among the fans, he says, were “jerks” who had it in for him, “who were rather pleased that they were stolen…I generously made the slippers available for these people and this is the way my generosity is repaid!”

Shaw then tells me that just before the slippers were stolen he had made up his mind to cease their travels. One way or another, they would have disappeared.

The diminishing fan base, Shaw says, had been getting him down—“I was seeing the same people state after state.” Soon, it seemed, only the delusional would be left, seeking refuge in Oz, missing the real point of the slippers: To go home to reality, away from dangerous fantasylands. Shaw says he just didn’t get out soon enough, that one of these fanatics is probably the thief. “He knows he can’t openly show them,” Shaw says, “but he’s got to have them. Right now he may well be putting them on, along with his size 11 gingham dress and fake braids.”

In three years, police haven’t been able to verify this or any other theory. The search has all but ended. Last year, the statute of limitations expired—the perpetrator of the theft, with few exceptions, can now only be prosecuted for possession. The police have largely moved on. The mystery is now worthy of Hollywood itself: They are the most coveted shoes in the world, and they could be anywhere.
 

Tim Gihring is senior writer and arts editor for Minnesota Monthly.

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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---Zumba Dance Party and Fundraising Competition---July 15th, 2018 from 1pm -6pm at Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2 (9401 Bush Lake Road  Move, Shake, and Zumba to win swag and raise funds for...

Cost: $50-$75

Where:
Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2
9401 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Nicole Maggio
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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
Website »

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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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The bustling commercial district surrounding East Hennepin Avenue has hosted many names throughout the years, but everyone knows its unforgettable landmarks...Surdyk's, Kramarczuk's, Historic Main...

Cost: $10

Where:
Main Street and East Hennepin Ave (Riverplace Corn
Minneapolis, MN  55414


Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

Cost: Included in museum admission: $10 adults; $7 seniors 62+; $5 students; free for

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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"THE FARM" in Lakeville, MN Sat May 26th, 12-6. And Open every Saturday and Sunday.  Hands-on, kid and family friendly petting farm! Deer, goats, sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows, and more! ...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612 467-9653
Contact Name: Terri

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Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music, food, historic demonstrations, an antique tractor show, and more during this family day of historically related fun! All Village of Yesteryear buildings are open...

Where:
Steele County Historical Society
1700 Austin Road
Owatonna, MN  55060
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Sponsor: Steele County Historical Society
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---Zumba Dance Party and Fundraising Competition---July 15th, 2018 from 1pm -6pm at Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2 (9401 Bush Lake Road  Move, Shake, and Zumba to win swag and raise funds for...

Cost: $50-$75

Where:
Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2
9401 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Nicole Maggio
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---WELLNESS FAIR DETAILS--- July 15th, 2018 from 1pm -6pm at Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2 (9401 Bush Lake Road  Bloomington, MN 55431) - 5 Hours of non-stop family fun! - Try and buy new local...

Cost: Free - $25

Where:
Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2
9401 Bush Lake Road
bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Nicole Maggio
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‘Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit Foundation Event Details: This year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance...

Cost: $25-Free

Where:
TBD: SW Metro Twin Cities
Twin Cities, MN  55404


Sponsor: The Hero Habit Foundation and Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Downtown Saint Paul is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic that only you and your friends can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with...

Cost: $35 for a team of 2-4 people

Where:
Landmark Plaza
379 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: MetroDemic
Telephone: (347) 850-7609
Contact Name: Kris Neese
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Stop by and visit Conductor Bud and his charming railroad garden. The railroad garden, located in Eagan, has free public open houses on the third Sunday of the month (June - September) from 1 - 4...

Cost: free

Where:
Lutz Railroad Garden
2960 Egan Avenue
Eagan, MN  55121
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Telephone: 651-454-3534
Contact Name: Bud Lutz
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Have you ever wanted to see a polo match?  Come out on Sunday, July 15, at 1 p.m. to watch the best women polo players in the Midwest compete in a fast-paced championship...

Cost: 25$ suggested donation

Where:
Twin City Polo Club
6755 Turner Road
Maple Plain, MN  55359
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Sponsor: Twin City Polo Club
Contact Name: Mimi Alworth
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit Foundation Event Details: This year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance...

Cost: $75

Where:
TBD - SW Metro Twin Cities
Twin Cities, MN  55404


Sponsor: The Hero Habit Foundation and Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828-
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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This summer Caribou Highlands Lodge will be hosting the 8th Annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival. This is a 3-day craft beer celebration like no other including; Vegas-Style weddings,...

Cost: $39

Where:
Caribou Highlands Lodge
371 Ski Hill Rd, Lutsen, MN 55612
Lutsen, MN  55612
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Telephone: 800-642-6036
Contact Name: Craig
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The Hopped Up Caribou Festival takes place in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountain range in legendary Lutsen, Minnesota.This 3-day craft beer celebration is like no other including; Vegas-Style...

Cost: $39

Where:
Caribou Highlands Lodge
371 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen , MN  55612
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Sponsor: Hopped Up Caribou Festival
Telephone: 1-800-642-6036
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café. Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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 »

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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers.  Design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that's all...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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Golf season is upon us and that means it’s almost time for our yearly day of giving, golf, beer, food, and fun! The 4th Annual Big Wood Brewery Golf Tournament to Benefit Merrick, Inc. is...

Cost: $100

Where:
Oak Glen Golf Course
1599 McKusick Rd N
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers.  Design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that's all...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

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For Chef Adam Eaton's second Heritage Dinner, he will be exploring the flavors of Asia. Expect dishes like Kung Pao Sweet Breads, Shrimp Noodles, Peking Duck, and a Mac Daddy Bao Bun! We will be...

Cost: $85

Where:
Saint Dinette
261 EAST 5TH STREET
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Website »

More information

Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN  55424
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7268
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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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In it's 12th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 12-July...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
Maple Grove , MN


Telephone: 763-488-9965
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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Website »

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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join Northern Clay Center for McKnight Artist Resident Ian Meares' presentation. He will discuss his history and journey as a maker, as well as his intended path for the duration of his residency...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join Northern Clay Center as Summer McKnight Artist Resident, Zach Tate discusses his work. This event is free and open to the public, please reserve your seat as space is limited. Often satirical...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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 A Cello Recital given by the principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower and his wife Jee-Won Oh. This is the first of a three-part Series CELLOici sponsored by the International...

Cost: Adults $25, Seniors $15, Students Free

Where:
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
View map »


Sponsor: National Sports Center
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Website »

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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
Website »

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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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

Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
Website »

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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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

Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
View map »


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

Join us as we discuss the three key behaviors that keep you stuck in a ''follower'' mindset, and how you can shift these behaviors, embrace risk, and step up to the leadership role...

Cost: Tickets: $34 for WIN Members, $54 for Non-Members; Plated breakfast included

Where:
Minnetonka OffiCenter
12800 Whitewater Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343
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Website »

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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
Website »

More information

Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

More information

Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Website »

More information

Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Website »

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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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


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

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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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More information

The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
View map »


Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

More information

OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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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 on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Redstone American Grill
8000 Eden Road
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7268
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Transform office supplies into a personal masterpiece. Incorporate lights and switches into your own work of art, perfect for decorating your wall, your locker, your home office, or your bedside...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262

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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Minneapolis's history as the flour milling capital of the world is well-known...but here's your chance to explore that history in real depth. We'll walk both sides of the downtown Minneapolis...

Cost: $10

Where:
Main St SE & 3rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414


Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Don't miss FREE live music from talented local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples, and music lovers everywhere. Grab your family, friends, and a lawn...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove , MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-488-9965
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
Website »

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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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QA1, a local motorsports manufacturing company, is hosting its 7th annual free Open House and Cruise on July 20, and we would love for you and your group members to attend! Each year, we are...

Cost: Free!

Where:
QA1
21730 Hanover Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: QA1
Contact Name: Kassandra Murawski
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WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Roundtable: Revitalizing Downtown: The Dayton’s Project...

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

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

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

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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 »

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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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 »

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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Open Build Fridays at The Works Museum are designed with your youngest engineers in mind. Perfect for ages 3-5, these open-ended activities feature different building toys and materials each week,...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to Highland Fest Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. The 35th annual three-day festival for the whole family will take place...

Cost: Free

Where:
Highland Park
Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

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Help us clear out the shop before our upcoming move, with 75% off everything in-store this weekend beginning Friday, July 20th, through Sunday, July 22th, 10a-6p daily!Junket: Tossed & Found4049...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-229-36863
Contact Name: junket
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul hosts its 11th Annual Middle Eastern Festival on July 20, 21 & 22, 2018.  Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a...

Cost: FREE Admission!

Where:
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1250 Oakdale Avenue
West Saint Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651 457-0854
Contact Name: Anne Ablan
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The Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival is a day to celebrate how Lyngblomsten is promoting artistic exploration, wellness, and lifelong learning for older adults 365 days a year.  Day includes arts...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lyngblomsten
1415 Almond Ave
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: 651-632-5318
Contact Name: Andrea Lewandoski
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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 20, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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From now until August 11 on Mondays through Fridays, stop by Twin Cities 400 Tavern for happy hour (3-6pm) and try limited-time happy hour options with Slow & Low Whiskey.  The bar/restaurant...

Cost: NA

Where:
Twin Cities 400 Tavern
1330 Industrial Blvd NE Suite #400
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Slow & Low Whiskey
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society will offer a weekend of Minnesota-sourced food and clean comedy when it presents Bob Stromberg:  Comedy Café at the Barn! on July 20-22. The evening...

Cost: $35-$45

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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We hope to see you at our final concert of the 2018 Summer Season on Friday, July 20 at Lake Harriet Band Shell.   This season finale will feature our 2018 Youth Outreach Week Musicians. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
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Kristin Andersen-Anderson, comedian and bells palsy survivor, performs stand up nationwide. From her opening line, Anderson grabs a huge roar from attendees. Her humor endears her immediately to...

Cost: $20

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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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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This year, the Spirit of the Lakes Festival will be partnering with Westonka Schools in honor of their 100th year anniversary.   “By the Community, For the Community,” the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Lake Minnetonka: Surfside Park and Beach
Mound , MN  55364


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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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FIGHT FOR 5K AND FUN RUN SATURDAY, JULY 21 BASSETT CREEK PARK   WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN'T SAVE YOUR CHILD? When two-year-old Sam Lee was diagnosed with DIPG, a terminal form of brain...

Cost: $40

Where:
Bassett Creek Park
6001 32nd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55422
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Sponsor: With Purpose
Contact Name: Kelly Novak
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Join us for the 5K Run/Walk to help spread awareness of suicide prevention and help reduce the stigma of suicide. We will have a Mental Health Resource Fair, Loved One's Tent, and Children's...

Cost: $15/kid (12 & younger), $25/adult (13+), $60/family of four, $10/dog

Where:
Canal Park - The Lakewalk
The Lake Walk
Duluth, MN  55802
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Telephone: 952-946-7998
Contact Name: Ryan Voelker
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers 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:
Acadmy ofm 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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Are you ready to take on the nation’s biggest puzzle competition challenge? Put your jigsaw puzzling passion to the test during the first annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition held at...

Cost: 50

Where:
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-1083
Contact Name: Monika Kopet
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Sheraton Hotel in Minnetonka
12201 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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  The Minneapolis Aquatennial, often called "The Best Days of Summer", is an annual outdoor event to celebrate the city's famous lakes, rivers, and streams.Experience Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection
Telephone: (651) 291-8164
Contact Name: Lee Vue
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Help us clear out the shop before our upcoming move, with 75% off everything in-store this weekend beginning Friday, July 20th, through Sunday, July 22th, 10a-6p daily!Junket: Tossed & Found4049...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-229-36863
Contact Name: junket
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers 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:
Acadey 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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The 45th Stockholm Art Fair, a juried fine arts show, will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village Park in Stockholm, Wisconsin, With the beautiful backdrop of Lake...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stockholm Village Park
Hwy 35 / Great River Road
Stockholm, WI  54769
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Sponsor: Stockholm Art Fair
Telephone: 715-495-2948
Contact Name: Lisa St George
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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to Highland Fest Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. The 35th annual three-day festival for the whole family will take place...

Cost: Free

Where:
Highland Park
Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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Fantasy Gifts will be hosting a Flow Drive at all 8 Minnesota locations. Drop off unused and unopened packs of feminine hygiene products to any of our 8 Minnesota Locations during the Months of...

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Fantasy Gifts & Support Women.Period
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Vendors needed!   REactivate is partnering with Kiva.org and GGP Inc. to bring a Small Biz PopUp Series to Ridgedale Center!   If you are a vendor, crafter, artist, maker, direct sales...

Cost: $125

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: REactivate
Contact Name: Ben Davidson
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Looking to branch out and make your own recipe? In Recipe Design we will explore the realm of making your own recipes that are either true to style or true to your taste. This class is open to both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Contact Name: McKeever Spruck
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul hosts its 11th Annual Middle Eastern Festival on July 20, 21 & 22, 2018.  Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a...

Cost: FREE Admission!

Where:
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1250 Oakdale Avenue
West Saint Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651 457-0854
Contact Name: Anne Ablan
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Our in-house Kegging Guru will walk you through the steps for building your own Kegerator/Keezer out of a chest freezer. This class will cover the fantastic possibilities and common pitfalls of DIY...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
5825 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN  55416
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Telephone: 612-206-0291
Contact Name: Sarah Kemp
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 20, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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DESCRIPTION: Tequila enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds as you taste a variety of tequilas! Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for...

Cost: $20 – $80

Where:
TBA
Venue
Minneapolis, MN , MN  55401
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Sponsor: BeSocialScene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Tamila Carlton
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Join over 30 artists for sips, sounds, and a selection of Conspiracy of Strange Girls' creative goods at Modist Brewing, Saturday, July 21.  There is a wealth of original paintings,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Modist Brewing
505 N. Third St.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Strange Girls
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DESCRIPTION Tequila enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds as you taste a variety of tequilas! Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for...

Cost: $20 – $80

Where:
Prime 6
609 Hennepin Ave
Venue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BeSocialScene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Tamila Carlton
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

Cost: $10 per pound of Trout plus $2 Pole Rental and Bait

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Running Aces Blvd
Columbus, MN  55025
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society will offer a weekend of Minnesota-sourced food and clean comedy when it presents Bob Stromberg:  Comedy Café at the Barn! on July 20-22. The evening...

Cost: $35-$45

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Join us in Downtown Rochester for Movies in the Park! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather under the string lights in Historic Central Park for this FREE, fun, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Park
225 1st Ave NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Meghann Southwick
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A Cello Recital given by Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet. This is the second of a three-part Series CELLOici sponsored by the International Cello Institute. Tickets can be...

Cost: Adults $25, Seniors $15, Students Free

Where:
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Kristin Andersen-Anderson, comedian and bells palsy survivor, performs stand up nationwide. From her opening line, Anderson grabs a huge roar from attendees. Her humor endears her immediately to...

Cost: $20

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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While Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa, he's also pretty dang popular in the U.S. with the Emmy-winning and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy...

Cost: $60-95

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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This year, the Spirit of the Lakes Festival will be partnering with Westonka Schools in honor of their 100th year anniversary.   “By the Community, For the Community,” the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Lake Minnetonka: Surfside Park and Beach
Mound , MN  55364


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