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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North House Folk School
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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Join AIA Minnesota for the 2018 Homes by Architects Tour September 15-16! The tour showcases an impressive spectrum of residential design, from new construction to remodels and across a range of...

Cost: $10.00-$15.00

Where:
, MN

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Pet Supplies Plus in Burnsville Grand Opening Celebration Family Fun and Freebies!

Cost: FREE

Where:
PET SUPPLIES PLUS
1353 W 141st St
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: PET SUPPLIES PLUS
Telephone: 952-892-1090
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Join us at our fall planter event to create beautiful fall containers full of cool weather tolerant plants for your porch, patio, or balcony. Tangletown Gardens staff will be on hand for...

Cost: No ticket required.

Where:
Tangletown Gardens
5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
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The Mankato Bridal Show continues to be the largest bridal show event in Southern Minnesota. Each semi-annual show brings over 90 talented wedding professionals from across Minnesota to the Verizon...

Cost: 8.00

Where:
Verizon Wireless Center
1 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN  56001
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Contact Name: Kathie Linder

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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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Saturday September 15th and Sunday September 16th - 10am to 5pm each day. 11 miles North of Stillwater and 17 miles South of Taylors Falls. Food, kids activities, and more! Fundraiser for the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Downtown Marine on St. Croix
Marine on St. Croix, MN  55047


Telephone: 651-433-3636
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Forced From Home is a free, interactive exhibition presented by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) free, interactive exhibition about the global refugee crisis. With an...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Commons
425 Portland Ave S
17th Fl
Minneapolis, NY  55415
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Sponsor: Doctors Without Borders
Contact Name: Courtney Ridgway
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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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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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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On Sunday, September 16, PRISM will host its 1st Annual “Drive Out Hunger” fundraiser with presenting sponsor Motorwerks MINI. This event will entertain 400+ people while supporting PRISM’s...

Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door (if not sold out). Kids under 10 free(must reserve)

Where:
PRISM
1220 Zane Ave. N.
Golden Valley , MN  55422
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Sponsor: Motorwerks MINI

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

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Two sharp-witted residents of a retirement home are drawn together over a game of gin in this funny and touching play. Over time their game passes from cordial to flirtatious to a battle of wills,...

Cost: $25–$36

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: (612) 440.7529
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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**Class size is limited. Please register by Friday, September 14th, 1pm by following the website link.   Aronia (also known as chokeberry) has received much attention lately for its incredibly...

Cost: Sliding scale $15-$35. Scholarships are available.

Where:
Midtown Greenway and 27th Ave S.
Midtown Greenway and 27th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Four Season Foraging
Telephone: 612-440-5958
Contact Name: Maria Wesserle
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Pins and Needles was a Broadway phenomenon and the longest-running show of its time with over 1,100 performances.  It is the only hit musical ever produced by a labor union and performed by...

Cost: Pay What You Wish

Where:
Howard Conn Fine Arts Center
1900 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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High Brow and The Shades bring their dance band to the VFW in South Saint Paul

Cost: Food and Beverage

Where:
VFW Post 295 South Saint Paul
111 Concord Exchange S, South St
South Saint Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: VFW Post 295
Telephone: (651) 455-1505
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UaZit (Indiana)"Latter-day trip hop artist. Utilizes a spacious, vibrant spectrum of vocal delivery techniques. Absolute music, self-produced. Instrumental compositions that make your mind...

Cost: $7

Where:
Caydence Records & Coffee
900 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55130
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Sponsor: Stalph
Telephone: 765-838-9888
Contact Name: UaZit
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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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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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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

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

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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Sidekick Theatre kicks off their 5th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Gin Game. Two sharp-witted residents of a retirement home strike up an acquaintance during a game of gin. Over...

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

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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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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For 25 years, Counting Crows have been making hits like "Accidentally in Love." How many of their songs will you know during their tour stop at Mystic Lake Casino's outdoor...

Cost: $45

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
Telephone: 800-262-7799
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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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A staple of the North House Folk School since 2002, this celebration of community, music, craft and storytelling was created by Grammy award-winning musician and Minnesota native Jon Vezner....

Where:
North House Folk School: on the Harbor
500 W Hwy 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 888-387-9762
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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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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

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

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32-$42

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

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

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Join us in celebrating National Recovery Month at a family friendly party that includes food, kids activities, a speaker, live music and street dancing. Bring your lawn chair!

Cost: Free Will Donation

Where:
The Recovery Church
253 STATE STREET
ST PAUL, MN  55107
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Sponsor: THE RECOVERY CHURCH
Telephone: 651-291-1371
Contact Name: Linda Kelly
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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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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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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
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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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
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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Show Less...

Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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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 »

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

Cost: $34.99

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

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

Cost: Free!

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

Cost: FREE - Limited Seats Available!

Where:
Grandstay Hotel - Apple Valley
7083 153rd Street West
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman Law Firm
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

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Free Coffee Tuesday is back on September 18, September 25, October 2 and October 9 at all Holiday stores. Holiday customers can customize their beverages with a variety of coffees, cappuccinos,...

Cost: free

Where:
Holiday Gas Stations
620 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Holiday Gas Stations
Telephone: 612-337-0087
Contact Name: Jenna Croymans

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32-$42

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


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

More information

Join us in celebrating National Recovery Month at a family friendly party that includes food, kids activities, a speaker, live music and street dancing. Bring your lawn chair!

Cost: Free Will Donation

Where:
The Recovery Church
253 STATE STREET
ST PAUL, MN  55107
View map »


Sponsor: THE RECOVERY CHURCH
Telephone: 651-291-1371
Contact Name: Linda Kelly
Website »

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The Promega Fall Art Showcase will feature paintings and sculptures by Mona Boulware Webb, also known as the “Queen of Willy Street”, a major contributor and influencer to the Madison art scene...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 E Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI  53711
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Sponsor: Promega
Telephone: 608/443-3098
Contact Name: Stephanie Shea
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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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Join us for a workshop at Sawdust Savvy, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! In just 2 hours, create a DIY blanket ladder you'll love. Choose from the modern Industrial Blanket Ladder or the more...

Cost: 89.00

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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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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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

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

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

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

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sit back and enjoy this musical revue featuring music from the songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein—two men who forever changed the American theater landscape and the...

Cost: $27–$34

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Raymond Berg Productions

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

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Join us in celebrating National Recovery Month at a family friendly party that includes food, kids activities, a speaker, live music and street dancing. Bring your lawn chair!

Cost: Free Will Donation

Where:
The Recovery Church
253 STATE STREET
ST PAUL, MN  55107
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Sponsor: THE RECOVERY CHURCH
Telephone: 651-291-1371
Contact Name: Linda Kelly
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Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university...

Cost: $15, FREE for U of M students, staff & faculty with U Card

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612-624-2345
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Minnesota Diversified Industries will be holding this year’s Ability Bash on Wednesday, September 19th at 317 on Rice Park Event Center in St. Paul. The event will support people with...

Cost: $75.00

Where:
317 on Rice Park Event Center
317 Washington St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Diversified Industries
Telephone: (651) 999-8200
Contact Name: Minnesota Diversified Industries
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Chef in the Garden is back for September's Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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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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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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Milkweed Books presents Kelly Forsythe reading from PERENNIAL (Coffee House Press), her stunning debut collection of poems, followed by book signing and reception. Other local readers TBA, so...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Books, Open Book, 1st Floor
1011 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Coffee House Press
Telephone: 612-338-0125
Contact Name: Mandy Medley
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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Join Milkweed Books to hear Kelly Forsythe read from Perennial, her stunning debut collection of poems, followed by book signing and reception. Other local readers TBA, so stay tuned! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Milkweed Books
1011 Washington Ave S
Open Book | 1st Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

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


Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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 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
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

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

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

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Visit R.F. Moeller Jeweler for the most sparkling weekend of fall! During this event, all loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, and diamond jewelry will be 10 to 50 percent off. If you’ve...

Cost: Free

Where:
R.F. Moeller Jeweler at 50th & France
5020 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55410
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Sponsor: R.F. Moeller Jeweler
Telephone: 952-926-6166
Contact Name: Bergit Nerheim
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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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...

Cost: FREE - SEATS ARE LIMITED

Where:
Redstone American Grill - Eden Prairie
8000 Eden Rd
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman Estate Planning Law Firm
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $32-$42

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


Telephone: 952.895.4685
Website »

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Sit back and enjoy this musical revue featuring music from the songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein—two men who forever changed the American theater landscape and the...

Cost: $27–$34

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Raymond Berg Productions

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Join us in celebrating National Recovery Month at a family friendly party that includes food, kids activities, a speaker, live music and street dancing. Bring your lawn chair!

Cost: Free Will Donation

Where:
The Recovery Church
253 STATE STREET
ST PAUL, MN  55107
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Sponsor: THE RECOVERY CHURCH
Telephone: 651-291-1371
Contact Name: Linda Kelly
Website »

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

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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At TeamWomen, we believe health and wellness is a key ingredient to successful leadership. You won’t want to miss this informational event from the Clinic Sofia team who will help share effective...

Cost: $25-45

Where:
Minikahda Club
3205 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: TeamWomen
Contact Name: Briana Galbraith
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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Learn more about Lithuanian ceramic artist Ieva Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha's work. Bertašiūtė-Grosbaha will be in residence at Northern Clay Center for three weeks in September, making new works for...

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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Eat, drink and play throughout Minnesota Children's Museum. At this Challenge Edition of Adults@Play, you will be entered to win special prizes if you complete certain challenges –...

Cost: $15

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
st. paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Children's Museum
Contact Name: Courtney Finn
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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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Caring for Cats Bingo with CASH Prizes!  Have fun and help the kitties! Join us for Bingo on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 6:30 - 9 PM at the American Legion, 2678 - 7th Ave East, North St....

Cost: 3.00

Where:
American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
North St. Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Caring for Cats MN
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To celebrate the release of her first book, The Truth about Scandal:The Everyday Guide to Navigating Business Crises, Melissa DeLay is hosting her biggest, most interactive party yet. A highlight...

Cost: Free

Where:
TruPerception Office
60 South 6th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Contact Name: Tsering Yangchen
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop at your local Mainstream Boutique in Woodbury! Assemble (using power tools!), stain and paint your custom creation, and in just 3 hours it will be ready to go...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Mainstream Boutique Woodbury
755 Bielenberg Drive
Suite 106
Woodbury, MN  55125
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and 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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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...

Cost: FREE - Reserve your seat today!

Where:
Hilton Hotel - Bloomington
3900 American Blvd.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman Estate Planning Law Firm
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

More information

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

Cost: $37–$47

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


Telephone: 612-822-7063
Website »

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Join us on Thursday, September 20 for a cabaret show featuring the music of Judy Garland and Bette Midler!  The talented and effervescent Erin Schwab, whose popular tribute shows have wowed...

Cost: 25.00

Where:
Nicollet Island Inn
95 Merriam Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401-1524
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Sponsor: Nicollet Island Inn
Telephone: 612-331-1800
Contact Name: Sarah Hall
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

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

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
View map »


Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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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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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
View map »


Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
Website »

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

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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


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

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 »


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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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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, 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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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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Visit R.F. Moeller Jeweler for the most sparkling weekend of fall! During this event, all loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, and diamond jewelry will be 10 to 50 percent off. If you’ve...

Cost: Free

Where:
R.F. Moeller Jeweler at 50th & France
5020 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55410
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Sponsor: R.F. Moeller Jeweler
Telephone: 952-926-6166
Contact Name: Bergit Nerheim
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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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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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For its fall exhibit, Kolman & Pryor Gallery presents, Reveal and Conceal, an exploration into encaustic (molten beeswax). Curated by Kolman & Pryor Gallery artist, Jodi Reeb, the exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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September 8-October 20, 2018 Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. East Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University welcomes Minneapolis artist Melanie...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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A MINNESOTA MUST FOR FAMILY FUN IS BACK! MARK YOUR CALENDARS: SEVER’S FALL FESTIVAL STARTS SEPTEMBER 7TH! Dive Under the Sea in The Midwest’s Epic Corn Maze AND Countless Other Attractions...

Cost: Vary in Price

Where:
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Two sharp-witted residents of a retirement home are drawn together over a game of gin in this funny and touching play. Over time their game passes from cordial to flirtatious to a battle of wills,...

Cost: $25–$36

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: (612) 440.7529
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
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From the basement to the barn, your beloved Church Basement Ladies are back and getting busy with life outside the kitchen. After the last of the hotdish is served, the coffee pot is emptied, and...

Cost: $32 to $42

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

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Join us in celebrating National Recovery Month at a family friendly party that includes food, kids activities, a speaker, live music and street dancing. Bring your lawn chair!

Cost: Free Will Donation

Where:
The Recovery Church
253 STATE STREET
ST PAUL, MN  55107
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Sponsor: THE RECOVERY CHURCH
Telephone: 651-291-1371
Contact Name: Linda Kelly
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Join us September 21-23, 2018 at Oakridge Hotel & Conference Center for the 2018 Conquer & Connect Retreat. The Conquer & Connect Retreat is aimed at equipping women with the tools and time to...

Cost: $497

Where:
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
1 Oakridge Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Carpe Diem with Jasmine
Telephone: 612-351-1990
Contact Name: Jasmine Stringer
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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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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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and 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 us for an unforgettable evening of shared victories, everyday heroes, and countless ways to show your support and transform lives with us!  All proceeds from the evening's festivities go...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center
212 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 651-242-5125
Contact Name: Kate Eifrig
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by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen In the midst of the Civil War, the four March sisters are set on a journey from adolescence to adulthood: a classic tale saturated with a contemporary...

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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Sidekick Theatre kicks off their 5th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Gin Game. Two sharp-witted residents of a retirement home strike up an acquaintance during a game of gin. Over...

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

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

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

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

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

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

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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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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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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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 w. 25th street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengtson
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Presented By Thrivent Mutual Funds, Sponsored By US Foods and WCCO Radio, Benefiting Second Harvest Heartland. You’re invited to be a part of Plates for Good on  September 1-30, 2018...

Cost: NA

Where:
Participating Restaurants
, MN

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The Freedom 5K is the annual Run/Walk outdoor event for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge!  We hope to see 1,000 attendees come join us at Harriet Island, all running and walking with the goal of...

Cost: 30

Where:
Harriet Island Regional Park
200 Dr. Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Telephone: 612-238-6155
Contact Name: Stephanie Davis
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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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Join us for the 2018 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer presented by Chris Fritch Team, Keller Williams Classic Realty held at U.S. Bank Stadium! Get ready to Walk/Run and fight against...

Cost: Free

Where:
US Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Contact Name: Katie Hickman
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Join us for the 4th Annual K9s From Carrie Golf Tournament! Best Ball Scramble. Donation of $100 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch and a golfer gift bag. Prize for best dressed...

Cost: $100 per golfer

Where:
Hidden Haven Golf Club
20520 NE Polk Street
Cedar, MN  55011
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Sponsor: K9s From Carrie
Contact Name: Bonnie Gallagher
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SMARTSFEST Amateur Radio Hamfest Sat 9/22 8am - 12pm Guest Speaker: Minnesota DMR VE Testing and QSL Card Checking available Adult Admission: $10 Child Admission: Free for 16 and under   A...

Cost: Adult: $10, 16 and under free

Where:
Cologne Community Center
1211 Village Parkway
Cologne, MN  55322
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Sponsor: SMARTS and SERT Radio Clubs
Contact Name: Monte Casebier
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The Center for Irish Music presents The Harvest Home - Traditional Irish Music Day featuring Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, and Dáithí Sproule. Experience a full day of workshops in fiddle,...

Cost: Varies - starting @ $10

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave. N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Center for Irish Music
Telephone: (651) 815-0083
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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...

Cost: FREE - LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

Where:
Sheraton Hotel - Minnetonka
12201 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman Law Firm
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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Do you have a young inventor, designer, creator, or tinkerer in your life? Do you know someone who enjoys math, science, or technology? This event is for you! Drop in between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to...

Cost: $9 Pre-registered. $12 at the door.

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S.
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Contact Name: Kara Newby
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Two accomplished artists are featured at Textile Center this fall, with exhibitions contrasting divergent approaches to artistic practice. Similarly, both bring their ideas to fruition through the...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Textile Center
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Are you interested in buying a home of your own in the next 3 months to 3 years?  If so, join us for a FREE brunch where you will get expert advice that will help you purchase a home the smart...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Pinstripes
3849 Gallagher Dr
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Elevate Team with RE/Max Results
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Lakeside Cabinets and Woodworking5th Annual Charity Car Show10:00am - 2:00pm | Judging Results Announced at 2:15pmSaturday September 22nd 2018, Lakeside Cabinets will be hosting our Annual FREE...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lakeside Cabinets and Woodworking
8209 199th Ave NW
Nowthen, MN  55330
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Sponsor: Lakeside Cabinets and Woodworking
Telephone: 763-753-2628
Contact Name: Tara
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The largest event in the Midwest showcasing mission furniture and accessories from the American Arts and Crafts Movement (1900 - 1920). You'll find antique furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles,...

Cost: $7

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center Buildi
St. Paul, MN


Sponsor: Eastwood Gallkery
Telephone: 651-695-1902
Contact Name: Cam
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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze. This year’s maze offers visitors a chance to celebrate the Minnesota Timberwolves and their...

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

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Visit R.F. Moeller Jeweler for the most sparkling weekend of fall! During this event, all loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, and diamond jewelry will be 10 to 50 percent off. If you’ve...

Cost: Free

Where:
R.F. Moeller Jeweler at 50th & France
5020 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55410
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Sponsor: R.F. Moeller Jeweler
Telephone: 952-926-6166
Contact Name: Bergit Nerheim
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Frebella is excited to announce the first ever Frebella Music Festival on September 22 at Lions Park in Victoria. This all-ages event will be hosted by Mark Wheat from 89.3 The Current and will...

Cost: $25-$100 per person

Where:
Lions Park
1601 82nd Street
Victoria, MN   55386
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Bittercube Presents: The 7 Pillars of Classic Cocktails! Fourteen lucky guests will learn how to make summer drinks and punches, and how to utilize basic techniques and formulas. Guests will also...

Cost: $50.00

Where:
Lawless Distilling Co
2619 28th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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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Who:  Ligne Roset What:  Annual Sale- 15% discount on entire collection When:  September 14-25, 2018 Where:  All Ligne Roset showrooms and dealers (visit...

Cost: free

Where:
Ligne Roset - Minneapolis
212 Third Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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In earlier work, O’Kane’s painterly abstractions were shaped by the big-sky and rolling plains of his childhood Nebraska home. In this new series, O’Kane’s composition choices were inspired...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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  Second Annual Delano Oktoberfest Saturday, September 22 Noon-11PM River Street N. & River Front Delano 21+ $5.00 admission, 20 & under free First 500 paying adults receive a free 2018...

Cost: 21+ $5.00 under 21 Free

Where:
Delano Oktoberfest
248 River St. N
River St. N & River Front
Delano, MN  55328
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Sponsor: Lupine Brewing & St. Peter Lutheran
Telephone: 612.916.1639
Contact Name: Ronald R. Gust Jr.
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September 8-October 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 4-6 p.m. Visiting Artist Lecture: Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. West Gallery: The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine...

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
Contact Name: Nicole Watson
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  AUTUMN HOMEBREW COMPETITION!  Union 32's Homebrew Competition  $10 registration fee  One brew per registration Brewers must drop off two 12 oz. bottles labeled with brew name...

Cost: $10

Where:
, MN


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

Cost: free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55015
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Telephone: 651-690-6644
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Marydale Festival is a community event highlighting local artists and bringing Saint Paul’s North End Community together. Local Artists, Food Trucks, games for the kids and Music! The emphasis on...

Cost: 0

Where:
Marydale Park
Dale Street and Maryland Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: NENO
Contact Name: Kerry
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Included in this exhibition will be over a dozen landscapes on paper. Each image has been composed within a square format and Bruggeman has chosen to place the horizon in the center of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Two sharp-witted residents of a retirement home are drawn together over a game of gin in this funny and touching play. Over time their game passes from cordial to flirtatious to a battle of wills,...

Cost: $25–$36

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


Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: (612) 440.7529
Contact Name: Tim Stolz
Website »

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

Cost: $32 to $42

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


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

Cost: Vary in Price

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

Cost: $32-$42

Where:
Ames Center Black Box Theatre
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 952.895.4685
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Celebrate autumn with this captivating fall grapevine wreath.  Join us to create this ready to hang, door-sized wreath featuring a mixture of dried botanicals and add-ons ready to customize...

Cost: $59

Where:
Tangletown Gardens
5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
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Experience a Sawdust Savvy workshop, Minnesota's Original DIY Studio! Many projects and over 100 designs available for you to choose from so everyone can find something they like! Assemble (using...

Cost: 59.00 and up

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
suite 7
Stillwater, FL  327124700
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 407-625-8226
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Join Brewmasters from Northern Brewer in Bachman's Heritage Room for a delicious introduction to all things fermented. Expert brewers will guide you through the basics of crafting delectable...

Cost: $10

Where:
Bachman's Floral, Gift, & Garden
6010 Lyndale Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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An exhibit of artwork, sketches, and models from the storied career of Jack Barkla will be on display. This includes work from his time at The Children’s Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Hennes Art Company
160 Glenwood Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Hennes Art Company
Telephone: 612-377-2630
Contact Name: Greg Hennes
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Join us September 21-23, 2018 at Oakridge Hotel & Conference Center for the 2018 Conquer & Connect Retreat. The Conquer & Connect Retreat is aimed at equipping women with the tools and time to...

Cost: $497

Where:
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center
1 Oakridge Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Carpe Diem with Jasmine
Telephone: 612-351-1990
Contact Name: Jasmine Stringer
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Smile Network International Celebrating 15 Years and 4,000 Smiles Be the Change Gala to be held Saturday, September 22, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – (July 1, 2018) – Smile Network International...

Cost: $175

Where:
The Depot in Minneapolis
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55401
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Owen Brown, an artist recently arrived in Minneapolis from San Francisco, will be showing works at Isles Studio.  A second generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's new works harken back to the...

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Isles Studio
1311 W. 25th St
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Isles Studio
Telephone: 612 999 4680
Contact Name: Jeff Bengston
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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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online navigation, compass and Global positioning system class Sept 20th 1. Learning how to read a map 2.Types of maps 3.Map parts 4. Learn how to use a compass 5. principles of compass 6....

Cost: $20.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group and 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 Greatest Spirit, a performance combining poetry, music and dance in mural-like story scenes, tells the tale of the Chinese spirits (liquor) culture and highlights the grandeur of traditional...

Cost: $18

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612-624-2345

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Join All Energy Solar for our fun and educational Solar & Suds events, where we partner with local craft breweries and tap houses to educate homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s...

Cost: 0

Where:
Urban Growler
, MN

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

Cost: $37–$47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-822-7063
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When the Lord of the Vampires departs Transylvania for the bustling life of Victorian London, a small circle of friends is the only line of defense against his hideous thirst. Will any of them live...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The 2 Sugars, Room for Cream team, Shanan Custer and Carolyn Pool, continue their comedic conversations about life, during that “little sliver of time in a woman’s life when you can either get...

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

Where:
The Andy Boss Thrust Stage
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651.291.7005
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By Ntozake Shange Directed by Sarah Bellamy and Lou Bellamy Choreography by Ananya Chatterjea This 1974 classic which Ntozake Shange called a choreopoem, was conceived just two years...

Cost: Adult $40; Senior 62+ with ID $20; Student with ID $15

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 N Kent St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sidekick Theatre kicks off their 5th season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Gin Game. Two sharp-witted residents of a retirement home strike up an acquaintance during a game of gin. Over...

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

Where:
Ives Auditorium in the MN Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Sidekick Theatre
Telephone: 952-948-6506
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Directed by Patrick Coyle and based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play is an American classic. Helen is violent,...

Cost: $23-$27

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo
, MN  55369
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Contact Name: MacKenzie McCullum

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A trauma surgeon, a Ukrainian immigrant, a foster child, a home-school mom and a widow all try to find their way through their loss and ultimately toward one another. A moving new musical about the...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue W
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 800-838-3006
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Susan B. Anthony, a famed suffragette, and Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became a renowned civil rights leader, were friends and allies–and sometimes, adversaries. This is the story of...

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

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

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Visitors can now capture a sunset over the Sawtooth Mountains at Lutsen Mountains, thanks to new Sunset Sunday gondola rides, now thru Sunday, Oct. 7.  “The view from the top of the mountain...

Cost: $22 Adults (13+), $14 Child (6-12), $19 Senior (65+), Tots 5 and under FREE

Where:
Lutsen Mountains
445 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen, MN  80549
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Sponsor: Lutsen Mountains
Telephone: 218-406-1300
Contact Name: Jim Vick
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Hailed as “a real deal country singer” and songwriter who pens “old-school country [songs] about love, loss, vices, God, friendships and navigating it all the best that you can” (Omaha...

Cost: 35

Where:
First Avenue
701 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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St. Louis Park is joining the art fair scene on Sept. 22 from 11-6pm. The venue is covered and will host 60 MN artists, many from St. Louis Park. Join us for our city’s inaugural event to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rec Center (ROC)
3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park , MN  55416
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Telephone: 612-226-5900
Contact Name: Alysha Boie
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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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New paintings by Minneapolis artist Owen Brown. Brown, a recent transplant to the Twin Cities, will be displaying works at Isles Studio.  A 2nd Generation Bay Area abstractionist, Brown's...

Cost: the opening is free to the public

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

Cost: Free

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