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Who Stole the Ruby Slippers?

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


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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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For artist Kat Corrigan, painting dogs is a joy.  She believes that dogs are true embodiments of celebration: their entire bodies are capable of communicating “the extremes of ecstasy and love,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Rachel Daly
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Daffodil Society of Minnesota Fall Bulb Sale at the Arboretum    Minnesota hardy daffodil bulbs, hard to find varieties not found in garden centers . WHILE SUPPLY LASTS.  Daffodils are not...

Cost: free

Where:
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska , MN  55318
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Sponsor: Daffodil Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-773-9950
Contact Name: Deb Wheeler

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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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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 navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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Our in-house lager expert will walk you through the steps and common pitfalls of homebrewing lagers.  Topics include recipe design, brewing process, decoction, yeast health and cold fermentation....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Come and Stop & Shop with us at the North St. Paul American Legion. We will have craftsman, direct sellers, bakers, photographers, upcyclers and so much more. The first 25 ladies through the door...

Cost: Free

Where:
North St. Paul American Legion Post 39
2678 7th Ave E
Saint Paul, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Gypsy Dreams
Telephone: 651.335.7309
Contact Name: Cathy
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Tour 12 fantastic sites on and around White Bear Lake including grand estates, quaint cottages and beautiful lake homes. Tickets: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour....

Cost: $25 Advance, $20 WBLAHS members, $30 for all the day of tour

Where:
Tickets-White Bear Lake Armory
2228 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: White Bear Lake Area Historical Society
Telephone: 651-407-5327
Contact Name: Sara Hanson
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Minneapolis Craft Market is teaming up with Fashion Week MN to host a fashion and accessories marketplace as the official shopping event of Minnesota Fashion Week.  The market will take place...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Insight Brewing
2821 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Craft Market
Telephone: 612-865-5156
Contact Name: Hayley Matthews-Jones
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Join hundreds of Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge supporters in the Twin Cities for a day filled with entertainment, food, fellowship, prizes, and so much more! Individuals, teams, churches,...

Cost: $25-30

Where:
Harriet Island
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: MN Adult and Teen Challenge
Telephone: 612-481-2599
Contact Name: Jen Brink-Edwards
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The next Open House at The College of St. Scholastica will be from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.   Participants will: -Explore our beautiful campus -Meet our admissions staff, faculty and...

Cost: free

Where:
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Telephone: (800) 249-6412
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adult $31, Senior: $26, Student: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure The game is afoot in a mysterious adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. SEPTEMBER 8-25, 2016 Directed by Alissa Blaeser The world’s...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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

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  Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to town for the Fall Carnival. For four days,...

Cost: $1 - $20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN
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Encouraging a child to go the distance and realize their dreams is crucial to their success. By becoming a positive adult role model, you can brighten a child’s future. And in the process, your...

Cost: $45 per ticket, $315 per table of eight. Purchase tickets at www.kidsnkinshipgal

Where:
Brackett’s Crossing
17976 Judicial Road
Lakeville, MN
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Telephone: 651-686-0990
Contact Name: Rita Younger
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IMAGINE...It’s 1924 and Prohibition has taken hold in America. The summer is hot, but French francs are not. On the continent, a handful of American dollars will buy you an endless quantity of...

Cost: $100

Where:
The Commodore Bar & Restaurant
79 Western Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Fitzgerald in Saint Paul
Contact Name: Stu Wilson
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Intermedia Arts presents a four-day multidisciplinary festival as a RADICAL EXPERIMENT seeking to test, redefine and innovate the use of space, performative technique and the role of the audience....

Cost: Sliding scale ($5-$25)

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
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On September 24th from 7pm-2am, Downtown Minneapolis will be host to the 2nd ever Pub Crawl That Must Not Be Named! Witches, Wizards and all other worldly creatures who are 21+ are welcome to...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Minneapolis
, MN


Sponsor: Brooms & Brews
Telephone: 651-815-1932
Contact Name: Maria Balogh
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel
170 Good Counsel Drive
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Professional women from all across the Twin Cities are coming together for our signature monthly networking luncheon on Monday, September 26th. Our Signature Events are NOT to be missed! Take...

Cost: Members: $25 Guests: $45

Where:
Grandstay Hotel and Conference
7083 153rd Street West
Apple Valley, MN  55124
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

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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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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

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Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich will be hosting a fundraiser on Monday, September 26 at NorthGate Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis. Event is family friendly and open to all.

Cost: Suggested contributions: $250 | $100 | $50 Young professional: $20

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-354-2858
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The Theater of Public Policy explores big ideas using improv comedy. Every night features a local thought leader to discuss the issues of the day. A team of improvisers then brings everything...

Cost: $12/$10 in advance, with student ID

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 641-629-0272
Contact Name: Brandon Boat
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

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


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
University of MN-Morris Recital Hall
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN  56267
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Website »

More information

A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
Website »

More information

During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Has your business focused on ACA reporting that other matters have been ignored? Are you confident that you would pass an audit? If not, join us for a free education seminar, and discover:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Radisson Hotel Minneapolis/St. Paul North
2540 North Cleveland Ave
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: HUB University
Telephone: 858-373-6982
Contact Name: Leslie Fulton
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The Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation is hosting Building Resilience: Restoring Our Human Capacity to Heal. The conference will engage community members, funders, policy leaders...

Cost: $55

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Catalyst Initiative of the George Family Foundation
Telephone: (612) 377-3246
Contact Name: Liz Bubb
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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On September 27th from 10am-12pm, The Great Ribbon Rally for Young Adult Cancer Advocacy will be on it 8th stop across American at State Office Building, Room B2 St, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King...

Cost: free

Where:
State Office Building
, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Room B-2
Saint Paul, MN , MN  55155
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Sponsor: The Great Ribbon Rally
Telephone: 760-695-2343
Contact Name: Rico Dence
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Understanding how DevOps fits into your incident management workflow can be a bottomless pit of buzzwords and jargon. Wouldn’t it be nice just to have some practical tips on how to either get...

Cost: Free

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: VictorOps
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

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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Women business owners who are looking for a proven competitive edge in obtaining corporate contracts should attend a lunch and learn workshop about Women’s Business Enterprise certification on...

Cost: $20 includes box lunch and workshop materials

Where:
Lurie, LLP
2501 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 612-259-6584
Contact Name: Natasha Federova
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A powerful workshop centered on building a mindset for success, creating and achieving goals, maintaining results, regaining life ownership and establishing yourself as a true leader. Participants...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
ALEDA Center
2610 Y.H. Hanson Ave
Albert Lea, MN  56007
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Sponsor: Decisive. Empowered. Resilient.
Contact Name: Nicolette Brink
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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

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What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You: Campaign Laws & Campaign Finance Date/Time Date(s) - 09/27/20166:00 pm - 8:00 pm   The Citizens League election series, The Voting Booth...

Cost: $15.00

Where:
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 2nd St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Comcast, RBC Wealth Management, Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Attorneys at Law
Telephone: 651-293-0575
Contact Name: Citizens League
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Historic Holmes Theatre
806 Summit Avenue
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET . Set on  December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins...

Cost: $29

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
Website »

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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »

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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

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

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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

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

More information

Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

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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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

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

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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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

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Interested in meditation but not sure where to start? Learn the essential points of mindfulness meditation in a few simple steps. It’s easier than you think, and the list of proven health and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: 612-460-8837
Contact Name: Beth Schumann
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

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


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

More information

Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
Website »

More information

Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Website »

More information

During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
Website »

More information

A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
Website »

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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Wednesday September 28th, 2016What So NotDivide and Conquer TourIf it weren’t for its pedigree it would be ok to call What So Not an overnight sensation. From festival...

Cost: $20-25

Where:
THE LOFT
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

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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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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

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Tap’d In is a unique networking and professional development opportunity for early to mid-career professionals featuring: Beverage tasting from over a dozen local breweries, wineries & other...

Cost: Emerging Leaders Member - $20.00 +$1.99 fee Nonmember - $30.00 +$2.49 fee

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center - St. Anthony Main
219 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Ecolab

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SEXUAL ORIENTATION, IDENTITY, AND BEHAVIOR We are living in a world, in a culture, where the sexual landscape has been shifting for some time. Matters of sexual orientation, identity, and behavior...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
4801 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Telephone: 612-927-8849
Contact Name: Pastor Karl Jacobson
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Skyway Theatre Presents...Dark Star OrchestraContinuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience!"The most talented and accomplished tribute band out there. Fanatical attention to detail." – Rolling...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Marshall High School
400 Tiger Drive
Marshall, MN  56258
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $20-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Skyway Theatre Presents:Alter BridgeSpecial presale code to get your tickets early! Type in Fortress (with a capital "F") on the ticket page to guarantee your spot! It's only good until 10pm...

Cost: $31-33.50

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Julia Moss Designs Presents Autumn-Winter 2016/2017 Color Wheel Event Join us September 13-30 and be inspired by JMD's new collection showcased in our custom color palette. Spin our color wheel to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Julia Moss Designs
2508 Hennepin Ave S
Minneaoplis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Julia Moss Designs
Telephone: 612.361.7050
Contact Name: Julia Moss
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Calling all creative thinkers, developers, designers, makers, and more! Have a great idea about how art and technology can intersect? Want to help Mia break new ground and shatter some stuffy old...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55404
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Telephone: 888-642-2787
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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The Paul Whitney Larson Gallery presents Stranger, featuring new paintings by local emerging artist Hilary Greenstein. Greenstein’s paintings address thresholds, particularly the line between...

Cost: Free

Where:
Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
2017 Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Paul Whitney Larson Gallery
Contact Name: Sam Levin
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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A fundraiser benefiting PRISM, a Golden Valley-based basic needs nonprofit, this two-part event is great for golfers and non-golfers alike! Participate in the Golf Tournament in the afternoon, or...

Cost: $125 Golf Tournament; $50 Happy Hour

Where:
Brookview Golf Course
200 Brookview Pkwy
Golden Valley, MN  55426
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Sponsor: PRISM
Telephone: 763-432-4225
Contact Name: Tracie Huhn-Carr
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Curated by Patrick K. Pryor, Kolman & Pryor Gallery co-owner, "Tiny Art" showcases artworks in all mediums. All of the artworks are 6 inches or less on the longest dimension. The exhibition runs...

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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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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

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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Outdoors at the OVAL, sample local beer and wine, and distilled spirits (for an added charge) while dancing to the music by GB Leighton. Food trucks, fun games like Human Foosball and...

Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at door, $10 Designated Driver, $10 Spirits Tasting add-on

Where:
Guidant John Rose MN OVAL
2661 Civic Center Drive
Roseville, MN  55113
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Sponsor: Friends of Roseville Parks
Telephone: (612) 590-3299
Contact Name: Sharon Brown
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Jerusalem: Treasures from the Holy Land 11th Annual Greater Minnesota Tour September 16 - 30, 2016 with special guest, Yair Dalal, composer and instrumentalist HOPE FOR PEACE Jerusalem: a name...

Cost: Tickets Available on Website

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: The Rose Ensemble
Telephone: 651-225-4340
Contact Name: Brody Krogman
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
Website »

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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed, Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer have announced co-headlining 2016 North American tour...

Cost: $59, $69, $75

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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Skyway Theatre & 93X Present:Skilletwith special guests: Thousand Foot Krutch and Devour The DaySeptember 30, 2016•...

Cost: $35-40

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Skyway Theatre
Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Skyway Theatre
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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Rooted in the musically fertile soil of Minneapolis, Marah In The Mainsail blazes a trail through the indie music scene with their aggressive take on the genre. The band has been carving a name for...

Cost: $8

Where:
Aster Cafe
125 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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In Abstract Not Abstract artist Tom Westberg uses newspaper as his primary medium, exploring its built-in qualities of both negative and positive space. "The paper, medium, and process become the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry at the Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Todd Deutsch’s Between Rivers, on view September 12–October 21. Inspired by his home at the confluence of the Mississippi...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University presents Kristie Bretzke’s The Absence of Water, on view September 12–October 21. Evoking feelings of tension and nostalgia, the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6636
Contact Name: Ann Buchen
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A private landowner along Sand Creek has opened his property to ongoing efforts to restore habitat along the creek. Volunteers at this family-friendly event will plant native vegetation on the bank...

Cost: Free

Where:
Private Land
Sand Creek
Jordan, MN  55352
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Calming the Mind Joy of Living Meditation WorkshopWith Senior Tergar Instructor Edwin KelleyMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA In this Joy of Living Level I weekend meditation workshop, we will learn how...

Cost: $75--$175

Where:
Tergar Meditation Community
706 North 1st Street, Suite 112
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Tergar Meditation Community
Telephone: (612) 460-8837
Contact Name: David Fey
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The St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization is holding its 13th Annual Historic Riverfront 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00am starting in Boom Island Park (700 Sibley St NE,...

Cost: $30 before Sep 27, $35 on Race Day

Where:
Boom Island Park
700 Sibley St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization
Telephone: 612-310-6151
Contact Name: Pete Gamades
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Say hello to Fitbit Local, a series of free monthly workouts in your city led by fitness ambassadors from your community. We’re kicking things off in Minneapolis on Saturday, October 1 and we...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fitbit
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The seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Friends of PACER, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. This family-friendly event...

Cost: $20 for adults, $10 for ages 7 to 15, and free for children 6 and younger

Where:
Mount Normandale Lake Park
5901 W. 84th St.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: PACER Center
Telephone: 952-838-9000
Contact Name: Erin Bryan
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Join us on Saturday, October 1st for the Third Annual Rally for Rakhma. This event is a fun run, walk or bike ride around Lake Nokomis to support those with memory loss at Rakhma Homes. Rakhma is a...

Cost: $30 registration fee includes t-shirt, Caribou Coffee, Common Roots bagels, Rust

Where:
Lake Nokomis Main Beach
4955 W. Lake Nokomis Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Rakhma Homes
Telephone: 612-824-2345
Contact Name: Lindsey Fossum
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Guillermo Cuellar, Ryan Greenheck, and Bob & Cheryl Husby will be NCC's Fall Featured Artists.

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NFL WIFE NICOLE JENNINGS OPENS ​ONE POSH CLOSET KIDS POP­UP SHOP AT EDEN PRAIRIE CENTER The One Posh Closet Brand Expands to Include High­End Children’s Shop Bringing Luxury to Your Little...

Cost: 0

Where:
Eden Prairie Center
Eden Prairie Center, 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Eden Prairie, MN
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Located at Lake Como, Wheel Fun Rentals Pumpkin Patch is the place to go for fall fun for kids! Fun rides like bounce houses and slides, carnival games, pumpkins, fall themed food and more are...

Cost: Varying

Where:
Como Lake
1360 North Lexington Parkway
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Wheel Fun Rentals
Telephone: 805-650-7770
Contact Name: Ellen Zika
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Rummage is a pop-up market of retailers that align with local culture and climate plus more than 15 bands playing live on stage, attractions for all ages, fair-inspired food and craft beer....

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Where:
MN State Fairgrounds
1839 W Dan Patch Ave
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Liquid 12 Festivals
Telephone: 651-528-8752
Contact Name: Kevin Stocks
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Join us Downtown Anoka for our Annual Fallapalooza! Visit participating merchants to get a passport which allows you to visit many different retail locations to receive discounts and specials. One...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Downtown Anoka, MN
Main Street
Anoka, MN  55303
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Telephone: 612-720-1744
Contact Name: Z Garcia
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Arts - Food - Fun. Join us for a FREE family arts and fun day in Downtown Minneapolis. Saturday, October 1st, 10 AM 2:00 PM Elliot Recreation Center 1000 E 14th St. Minneapolis, MN 55404 FREE! Free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Elliot Recreation Center
1000 E 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612.824.2787
Contact Name: Free Arts Minnesota
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Brick x Brick is a group exhibition that foregrounds the slow and deliberate process of building as a way to understand the social and cultural topographies of cities and the built environment....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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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 navigate their way through the Vikings’ new...

Cost: Tickets cost $10 per person online or $12 at the gate. Children under 36” are fr

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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OBSERVE RECORD RELATE: Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant Exhibition showcases the work of fiber artists Marcia Haffmans, Sarah Nassif, Alex Newby, and Maggie Thompson, in the Textile Center's Joan...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Quack, quack! The Great Neighbors’ Duck Races are back and this year’s grand prize is one you won’t want to miss – a one-year lease on a Jeep. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October...

Cost: Ducks are $5

Where:
during On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South St. Paul, MN  55075
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Sponsor: Neighbors, Inc.
Telephone: 651.455.5000
Contact Name: Heidi Satre
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Midwest Supplies
Minneapolis , MN

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Learn the tricks to making great fruit wines from your backyard harvest. Our experts will walk you through all the steps to make a great batch of wine from fruit preparation through bottling. We'll...

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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.   Images tracing the 175 years of parish history beginning with the early French Canadian settlers who helped build their first chapel, later becoming the first Cathedral all the way to present...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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WHO: A group of over 30 women artists of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, at various stages of their lives and artistic development. WHAT: Launching and Landing– the fruit of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Grain Belt Bottling House
79 13th Ave, N.E.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Women's Art Resources of Minnesota
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Saturday, October 1 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. As a culmination of its partnership with teaching artist Sean Connaughty, the WAM Collective will display a large–scale installation on WAM’s...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Join High Brow and the Shades at the Annual "On The Road Again" Festival in South Saint Paul on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:30.  Great Music.  Great Festival.  Great Fun. 

Cost: None

Where:
On The Road Again
Southview Blvd.
South Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: On The Road Again Festival
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Meet Your Maker is an exhibition in the Studio Gallery featuring the art of Target Product Designer and Developers in a new collaboration with Textile Center. Target attracts excellent fiber...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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A Different Way of Seeing spans more than a century of distinctively Swedish art from 1877 to 1990, highlighting paintings, mixed media and additional works from artists including modernists Lena...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Textile Center would like to announce the opening of an exhibition in the Library and Community Galleries, A Family Affair: Paper and Textile Work of Julie Sirek, an exhibition promoting awareness...

Cost: free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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The MSP Home & Design Show will bring the latest trends in home design, home remodeling, Minnesota-made artisan products and much more to the Minneapolis Convention Center Sept. 30 – Oct. 2,...

Cost: $12; $10 Online

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BEDDHead Media
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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The Meander is a regional self-guided “trip on a tank full” tour of artist studios, galleries and shops along the upper Minnesota River featuring 50 artists in 35 studios from Dawson to...

Cost: free

Where:
Western Minnesota
, MN


Telephone: 866-866-5432
Contact Name: Kristi Fernholz
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Presented in partnership with the Film Society of MSP, Mizna’s festival happens over the course of four days and brings the best of contemporary Arab cinema to the Twin Cities. The TCAFF is...

Cost: $8-$10

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Mizna
Telephone: (612) 788-6920
Contact Name: Sonia
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Sever's Fall Festival home of the first corn maze in the Midwest is excited to announce the opening of its 2016 season on Friday, September 9, 2016. Metro residents can celebrate all that the...

Cost: Tickets are $15; children 3 and under are free

Where:
1100 Canterbury Rd.
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Byrne’s newest series of paintings are loosely based on the landscape of Roundstone Bog in the Connemara region of west Ireland. As Byrne writes, “My fascination with this area is both...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. Saturday matinee: Pay-as-able ($5 minimum).

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-333-7977
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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In this new body of work, Lyon visually records Wistman’s Wood, a piece of land nestled on the southern edge of Dartmoor in Devon, England. Lyon first learned of this place over thirty years ago...

Cost: Free

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

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Join us for our 2nd annual Jack’s Caregiver Bags Competition! Whether you come to play, to watch, or just to enjoy the space with family and friends, all are welcome! Enjoy entertainment, food &...

Cost: $10

Where:
CHS Field, St. Paul, MN
360 N Broadway St,
St Paul, , MN  55101
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Sponsor: Jack's Caregiver Coalition
Telephone: (612) 547-6929
Contact Name: Kyle Woody
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Need some new gear to shine on the slopes this winter? Make a swap — or just buy — at the Afton Alps Family Fall Fair and Slopeside Swap, one of the Midwest’s largest ski and snowboard swaps....

Cost: Free events, swap/sale fees apply

Where:
Afton Alps – The Alps Chalet
6600 Peller Ave. S
Hastings, MN  55033
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Squire House Gardens announces its fall pottery show 'Earth to Table,’ October 1-16, 2016, featuring the work of four Minnesota artists who honor the artful presentation of food in everyday...

Cost: Free

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
Contact Name: Martin Stern
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network's (TCCAN) "Cabaret Fest," taking place at Phoenix Theater on Saturday Oct. 1 5-9:30pm and Sunday, Oct. 2 2-6pm, has three components, and audience/community is...

Cost: $15 (individual event); $25 (both events)

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Cabaret Artist Network (TCCAN)
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Youth-Curated LGBTQIA+ Arts Festival Celebrating the Multidisciplinary Art and Identities of LGBTQIA+ Youth Curated by Intermedia Arts’ Youth Leadership Council (June 7, 2016 - Minneapolis,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Come join us in celebrating Somali culture at the Somali Museum of Minnesota's 3rd Annual Anniversary Celebration! Experience traditional and popular Somali culture through dance, song, theater and...

Cost: Adult Pre-sale: $25 Adult at Door: $30 Kids Pre-sale: $10 Kids at Door: $15

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Somali Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-234-1625
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Join the Friends of the SPCO for a memorable evening, featuring a performance by an ensemble of musicians from the internationally acclaimed Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Your $125 VIP ticket will...

Cost: 125.00

Where:
SOVEREIGN ESTATE
9950 North Shore Road
Waconie, MN  55387
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Sponsor: The Friends of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Telephone: 952-446-9957
Contact Name: Mary McDiarmid
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The JazzMN Orchestra is pleased to feature Grammy award-winning artist Terence Blanchard as we open our 2016-17 concert season on October 1st at the Ordway Concert Hall. Blanchard brings a rich...

Cost: $35 - 45

Where:
Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: JazzMN Orchestra
Telephone: 612.242.4791
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The Rochester Civic Theatre Company proudly presents "Rock of Ages," Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2016. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm. Don't miss the show that the New York...

Cost: Adults: $31, Seniors: $26, Students: $21

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa Ferris
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Orignal singer-songwriter indie pop will be served!. Will this performance call for an encore like the last two? You decide... Ameet is back at sweet, sticky HONEY! There will be crooning and maybe...

Cost: $10

Where:
honey mpls
205 Hennepin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Grant Road Records
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Cliton can’t tell a lie, but his master Dorante can’t tell the truth. Dorante is in hot pursuit of one woman, but thinks she is another, which leads to amazing mix-ups and breathtakingly...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller directed by Craig Johnson Widely considered to be one of the best plays of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s classic drama chronicles the fate of the tragic...

Cost: $21 - $25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Jevetta Steele, Sue Scott, and Regina Marie Williams headline an all-star cast in BARBECUE by Robert O’Hara, directed by Thomas W. Jones II BARBECUE is a darkly funny new play that turns the...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love – a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast's Avalon Theatre
1500 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Telephone: 612-721-2535
Contact Name: Stephanie Rogers
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Two young lovers, their relationship forbidden by clannish feuding, sacrifice everything to be together. This familiar romance has been imagined and reimagined in countless ways, from ballet to...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Theatre Forever presents, The Venetian Twins, By Carlo Goldoni, translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Jon Ferguson   Theatre Forever is proud to present Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins...

Cost: $5-24

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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The 2016 campaign for president is well underway, but so many unknowns remain - which candidates will stay in the race, who the parties will nominate, and what controversial revelations will come...

Cost: $18-$32

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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One woman’s remarkable strength and determination will captivate you in this inspiring and triumphant story. At the age of 21, Mabel Tidings Bigelow became the first woman to swim the English...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Regional Premiere of The Tony® Award Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.  Set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and...

Cost: $34-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
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Is it possible to survive a difficult childhood and go on to have a good life? Elements of Medea and contemporary events combine with a whimsical mixture of puppetry and wild theatricality to...

Cost: 25.00 or pick your price

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-787-3622
Contact Name: Chris Harrison
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Action! Comedy! Romance! Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckling classic remains timeless in this delightful adaptation that has been called “two hours of pure awesomeness.” You won’t want to miss...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Grandmothers hold memory and loose memory and lose memory; they have a broad understanding of love- a wide geography that one may get lost in. A grandmother suffers the loss of a grandchild,...

Cost: $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
1500 East Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the DesertThursday-Sunday, September 29–October 2, 2016Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00pm.Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm for matinees.Post-show...

Cost: Tickets: $30. $5 discount for Guild of Oriental Dance members. Saturday matinee

Where:
The Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: The Lab Theater
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A National New Play Network Rolling World PremiereBy Idris Goodwin Directed by Marion McClinton Featuring Ansa Akyea, Darius Dotch, Taous Khazem, and Maxwell Collyard A beautiful journey through...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The Jungle Theater
Telephone: (612) 822-7063
Contact Name: Box Office
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Shoma – A Storytelling Dance-Theater Journey to the Desert Cassandra and Jawaahir Dance Company are proud to present Shoma, a dance theater extravaganza set during a bridal henna party in Saudi...

Cost: $30, Saturday matinee: pay-as-able ($5 minimum)

Where:
Lab Theater
700 First Street North
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Jawaahir Dance Company
Telephone: 612-872-6050
Contact Name: Cassandra Shore
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During this particular production of Waiting for Godot, there’s more drama going on backstage than there is onstage. And for these two understudies, they’re going to have to get used to it....

Cost: $20-$15

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-643-0250
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Modern Vaudeville is an ongoing comedy, variety, and talk show that features the Twin Cities top performers, with a wink to the past.  The October Season Two Kickoff will showcase comedian Miss...

Cost: $10 in advance, $12 Day of Show.

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Bryant Lake Bowl
Telephone: 612-825-8949
Contact Name: David Harris
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