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The One That Got Away

They’re breaking jaws. They’re spawning lawsuits. They’re pitting states against states. Now, as Asian carp invade Minnesota, they’re even worrying the president.


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Thomas Strand

THAD COOK HAD BEEN WORKING as a biologist on the Illinois River, a few hours south of Chicago, for nearly a decade when his boat began to fall apart. The depth finder busted first, followed by the radio, the generator, and finally the fuel tank.

He wondered if this was related to the stories he’d been hearing from downriver. Weird tales of boats with no drivers, spinning wildly in the water. Men hauled ashore with lacerations. Anglers covered in blood.

Then it hit him: a 25-pounder, right in the gut. “It was like a cannonball,” he says. A few weeks later, he was struck again. Then again and again. Now just about every time he and his colleagues with the Illinois Natural History Survey go out on the water, they get pummeled. “Like we’re in a cage match with these things,” he says.

One morning, I meet the scientists at their field station in tiny Havana, Illinois, where chicken gizzards are bar food and the Illinois River, a tributary of the Mississippi, lazes past clanging industrial apparatuses. We drop a big flat-bottom boat into a backwater lake, and Cook shows me the netting he’s rigged alongside the captain’s chair like a fence—to keep things out, not in. “They’ve ripped through it anyway,” he says. He shows me the Plexiglas windshield they cracked a few weeks ago. Then he shows me how to drive the boat. “Because if you’re the last one standing...” he says. There are four of us on board.

Some boaters around here defend themselves with garbage-can lids. But Cook hasn’t stooped to that. And so he gets hit. He’s been hit in the face, the back, the crotch—everywhere you can imagine. He’s been hit so hard that an imprint, right down to the fins, was left on his chest.

“See those wakes?” he says, pointing to the water. “They’re under each one.” The wakes are everywhere.

And suddenly the lake erupts. “Incoming!” Cook yells. Even with the motor off, we’ve spooked them: Hundreds of long, silvery fish—Asian carp—are rocketing out of the water all around us, as high as seven feet in the air. They leap in great sheets, as though several football fields had been blown up.

We’re hit in the face, the back, the crotch—everywhere you can imagine.

In 30 seconds, a dozen carp are flopping around in the boat. By the time we head in, we’ll have shoveled out three boatloads of fishy missiles. In the station, we’ll wring their blood, scales, and excrement from our clothes and Cook will say he’s never seen anything like today’s bombardment—this from a guy who’s seen something similar almost every day for a decade. “I wouldn’t wish this upon anybody up in Minnesota,” he says.
 
Asian carp should not be confused with common carp, their bottom-feeding cousins—ubiquitous in Midwestern lakes—which were spread around the ancient Roman Empire as portable protein for soldiers before arriving in the New World in the 19th century. Asian carp were brought over in the late 1970s, from China, to do a job no American fish would or could do: clean algae from commercial catfish ponds in Arkansas. Presumably, flooding allowed them to escape into the Mississippi River, and they’ve been instinctively heading upstream ever since. Fanning out via tributaries, they’ve moved into Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Minnesota, and elsewhere. “There’s no reason to think,” one scientist told me, “that they won’t make it to Canada.”

Of the handful of Asian-carp species in the United States, silver carp (the jumpers) and bighead carp (their larger, more phlegmatic followers, which can grow to a hundred pounds) are the most worrisome. For wherever they go—and they go just about wherever they please—they act as though we’re the ones in their way. They knock boaters unconscious. They break anglers’ jaws. They knocked a kayaker out of a race last year in Iowa. Like many invasive species—what biologists call plants or animals that have spread into non-native habitats—they upset the natural balance. They have no real predators in America: They grow so big so fast that any sensible fish won’t tangle with them. And so they predominate, vacuuming up so much phytoplankton that there’s little left for other creatures. In one study, native fish living around Asian carp were far less fatty than usual, which may affect the wildlife that dine on these fish, and so on down the food chain. We tinkered with the natural order by importing the carp, and now, Thad Cook says, “It’s like Jurassic Park out there.”

The lawless nature of the invasion has inspired a similar, vigilante-like response. One band of Midwesterners, called the Carpbusters (they ain’t afraid of no fish), proclaims on their website that “we live in a broken world” and organizes posses of bow fishers near stricken waters to shoot as many carp as they can. Fishing with a bow and arrow has become kosher—and increasingly popular—in many states, including Minnesota, partly in response to the carp invasion. Skewering three or four silvers with one shot, like a fish kebab, is not uncommon. In the Cedar River running through downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa, within sniffing distance of the Quaker Oats plant and just 250 miles from Minneapolis, an archer broke the state carp record in 2009 by shooting a bighead the size of a middle-schooler.

Near Havana, locals launched the Redneck Fishing Tournament a couple of years ago, partly for fun, partly for vengeance. The only rule: no poles. Instead, mullet-headed men in hockey masks go at the silvers with tennis rackets and baseball bats, swatting the buggers like a rival gang in a literal incarnation of Rumble Fish.

Recently, politicians have joined the scrum, organizing committees, sub-committees, and study groups to address the invasion. The Mafia itself never faced such an alphabet soup: There’s the ACRRT (Asian Carp Rapid Response Team), the ACRCC (Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee), various DNRs, and dozens of environmental organizations, all pulling the strings of the official Asian-carp dragnet.

Predictably, the strings sometimes get snarled. Last July, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, along with the attorneys general of Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, sued to close a Chicago-area shipping canal that seems to have allowed Asian carp to slip into Lake Michigan and endanger the Great Lakes’ $7 billion-a-year commercial fishing industry—despite electric barriers in the canal meant to keep the fish at bay. Among the defendants in the suit is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, an ally in the fight against carp but also beholden to shipping interests.

Last August, President Barack Obama appointed an Asian-carp czar to bring order to the chaos and, in December, authorized $47 million for the fight against Asian carp—on top of the $78 million granted by Congress earlier last year. Much of it will fund ongoing studies of the problem. Closing the controversial shipping canal in Obama’s home base of Chicago does not appear to be on the czar’s agenda. “The more politicized things become,” complains one scientist, “the less that experts are asked for their thoughts.”

Through the tangled tentacles of bureaucracy, the carp swim on. In parts of the Mississippi, the Missouri, and the Illinois, they’ve doubled their numbers nearly every year since settling in. In some stretches, they now account for up to 90 percent of the biomass—everything, plant or animal, that’s alive in the water. They aren’t just in America’s greatest rivers, they are the rivers.

The farthest north that Asian carp have been reported in North America, albeit in small numbers, is Minnesota, specifically Lake Pepin, the scenic bulge in the Mississippi River where water skiing—not a recommended activity around Asian carp—was reputedly invented.

But some scientists told me the fish could easily be as far north as the Twin Cities. No one knows for certain, as there’s little if any routine fish monitoring in the Mississippi north of Red Wing. But that’s no reason to assume the fish aren’t there, says Steven Gutreuter, a research statistician with the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. “I would not be surprised,” he says, “if some Asian carp have already made it up to St. Anthony Falls”—swimming within sight of the Guthrie Theater.

That wouldn’t surprise Peter Sorensen either. The University of Minnesota scientist has studied carp of all kinds for about six years. “These are the only Asian carp legally in Minnesota,” he says wryly as we peer into giant, well-sealed tanks in a St. Paul building he’d prefer I not identify. Pranksters might release the carp into the wild, and “the last thing I need,” Sorensen says, “is to be known as the guy who ruined everything.”

The fish look almost innocent. They’re juveniles, no more than three inches long, used by Sorensen’s students for experiments with carp barriers and carp physiology. The mouth of an Asian carp is at the top of the head, the eyes at the bottom, the better to feed at the water’s surface. The fish look slightly out of whack, pathetic even, like they’d be bullied down at the local sandbar—like a minnow.

Which is technically what they are: the largest, most annoying members of the minnow family. Sorensen has come to admire carp, the way Holmes admired Moriarty. They learn to avoid nets. They thrive in polluted waters. They have terrific hearing, are strong swimmers, and are some of the most fecund animals on earth: Bighead females can produce more than a million eggs at a time. “They’re really impressive,” Sorensen says.

All the same, he’d prefer them dead. Asian carp are wired to spawn whenever the water rises around them—as during a flood—up to several times a year. Their populations tend to remain low after they invade new territory, until a few good, consecutive years of spawning. Then, as biologists put it, their numbers “pop” and you get something like the scenario in Havana. In the last couple of years, they’ve popped in Kansas City and on the Wabash River in central Indiana. A few good spawns in Minnesota, starting with protracted flooding this spring from all the snow in the Upper Midwest, and they could pop here any year now.

If left unchecked, Asian carp could fan out into any Minnesota river long and straight enough to suit their spawning. They could invade any lake with an outlet to such a river, including some of the best walleye fishing spots. They could permanently change the way we view our state—especially from an unprotected boat.

Sorensen doesn’t foresee us stopping them. Not because we couldn’t develop the tools (“It’s a fish, okay?” he says. “We put a man on the moon!”), but because we haven’t. And we’ve had more than 30 years to do so. Only now are Sorensen and other scientists across the country getting grants to experiment with gizmos like underwater barriers that would limit the carp’s spread, and they’re still years—and a lot more money—from implementation. “This is a four-alarm fire,” Sorensen says. “And we’ve got nothing to put it out with.” Instead, he bemoans, the state of Illinois is arguing against closing the Chicago shipping canal by vaguely suggesting that there might not be enough plankton in the Great Lakes to sustain the invading carp. “Might not?” Sorenson asks. “As a biologist, I don’t think that’s a satisfactory risk we should take.

“Think of it this way,” he says. “If your neighbor had cholera—if it was a human disease we were talking about—we wouldn’t be reacting like this. Invasive species are like a cancer on the environment. And, as we did with cancer, we need to be focused in attacking them. It would help if people looked at it that way.”

Minnesotans could be forgiven for still thinking of Asian carp as a “downriver” problem, like hurricanes, nutria rats, and voodoo. Compared to the carp’s invasion of Lake Michigan, its voyage into the upper reaches of the Mississippi River has been relatively unheralded.

For years, the fish were more or less contained by the dam crossing the Mississippi at Keokuk, Iowa, near the Missouri border. It’s a huge span, some 4,620 feet long; when it became operational, in 1913, it was second only in length to the Aswan Dam straddling the Nile in Egypt. More important, it’s tall—there’s a 38-foot difference between the pool above it and the river below—making it a formidable fish barrier. Even today, the Keokuk dam is considered the front line in the Asian-carp invasion of the Mississippi: Above it, the carp are numerous but not abundant; below it, they’re predominant, as inevitable as pigeons on a statue.

But enough carp have breached the fortress now to sustain the northward invasion, and, on a recent visit to the dam, I can see why. For one thing, there’s a lock. And although Asian carp are bothered by motor noise (thus all the jumping around boats), they’re capable of locking through when boats do. Also, there’s simply a lot of carp on the southern side of the dam.

“There’s shitloads of ’em,” a man fishing near the lock informs me. “This river is thick with ’em.” And since the carp are dead ringers for gizzard shad, a fish that anglers like this old-timer net from the river to use as catfish bait, it’s easy to accidentally net some juvenile Asian carp, throw them in a bait bucket, and never notice the difference. “I’ve seen guys fishing with ’em over there,” the old-timer tells me, pointing to the north side of the dam. When they’re done fishing, he says, they simply toss the bait fish in the water. And upstream go the carp.

Once beyond Keokuk, the carp can swim around or even over smaller dams during floods—the Corps of Engineers raises dam gates out of the water whenever the water levels above and below a dam equal out, as the dam isn’t serving any navigational purpose then (it’s said to be “out of control”), creating a clear passage. The record flooding of 2008 seems to have given the carp a big push; they’ve turned up in Iowa far west of the Mississippi, and in great numbers, like sand deposited by a wave.

If Minnesotans are largely unaware of the invasion happening right beneath their boats, it may be a result of how Asian-carp sightings are reported here. If a commercial fisherman working the river finds an Asian carp among his catch, he might or might not call the local DNR office, which might or might not care, depending on whether the fish was caught where they would expect to find it. The fisherman might or might not have kept the carp to show them. The DNR might or might not write a press release. The local newspaper might or might not publish it. In the last five years, only a handful of Asian-carp catches in Minnesota waters have made the news, giving the impression of isolated fish arrested like terrorists before they could do any harm.

To gauge how many Asian carp are actually here, I drive to Lake Pepin one fall afternoon, curious if there are already enough there to make an impression on the people living around them. I ask the employees working at the area’s largest marina, in Lake City, if they’ve seen any Asian carp. None of them say they have. Same with the men in shorts and deck shoes walking out to their sailboats. “If they were out there,” one guy says while wrenching apart the huge twin propellers of his speedboat, “I’d know it.”

But on my way out of town, I notice a handful of men standing beside a doublewide in a trailer park. They’re old-timers, greybeards—the kind of men who would notice something different in the water—and they’re cleaning fish. The oldest one is wearing a sweatshirt that just says “Fishing” on it. “Yep,” his buddy tells me. “Seen two.”

“Silver or bighead?”

“Silver. An’ uglier than heck. Jumped like crazy.”

Another guy points at the lake with the can of Natural Ice beer in his hand and says that a commercial fisherman, working the lake’s backwaters near Stockholm, Wisconsin, found a half-dozen Asian carp in his catch just that morning.

“They’re here,” he says. And as I walk away, he shouts, “Give ’em hell!”
 

Bringing the fight to unwanted fish is officially the job of the government. Invasive species take an estimated $100 billion bite out of the American economy every year, largely in crop and timber losses. So the government secures our natural borders against alien invasion, as it were, just as it patrols our national boundaries. Over the last hundred years, we’ve dumped chemicals in the water, released wasps to control beetles, released beetles to control plants, and even created sterile sea lampreys to lure virile ones to their doom—all in a delicate effort to manage nature without making it too, well, unnatural.

In Minnesota, such management is the work of the Department of Natural Resources—the DNR, which is headquartered on the east side of St. Paul in a glass-and-steel office building, nondescript except for the taxidermied deer in the entryway. In the building’s cafeteria, I meet with Jay Rendall, the state’s invasive-species prevention coordinator. He’s middle-aged, wearing a fleece vest of the sort you might bring on a hike, and has the methodical manner of one accustomed to forces beyond his control, like nature and politics.

“What’s an invasive species?” he asks rhetorically. “Anything that comes from somewhere else.” He reads from a list of Minnesota invaders: “Zebra mussels, rusty crayfish, faucet snails, spiny waterfleas, round gobies, earthworms….” It’s a long list.

Minnesota, Rendall points out, has the mixed blessing of being connected to the two biggest water systems in North America: the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes, which bring ships to our shores from across the world—along with some undesirable hitchhikers. Rendall shows me a graph depicting the number of invasive species introduced into the Great Lakes in the last 150 years. There’s a huge spike after 1960 that never really goes back down: The St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959. Minnesota is also believed to harbor more boats per capita than any other state—which would be fine if people didn’t drag them from lake to lake, spreading pests and, ironically, destroying the environment they bought the boats to enjoy.

The DNR couldn’t begin to subdue every alien species, Rendall says, so it prioritizes. Some species are relatively harmless. Others have become so ubiquitous, like pigeons, that the cost of eradication would be unreasonable. Right now, Rendall says, the DNR’s public enemy No. 1 is probably the zebra mussel, a fingernail-size native of Russia that, among other iniquities, clogs boat motors and starves out competing species.

Asian carp are a ways down the list. “They’re not in Minnesota yet—officially,” Rendall says. “We’re in the prevention, not management, stage for them.” And much of the prevention effort has been thwarted by a lack of cash.

“We thought at first that we’d get a barrier erected on the Mississippi down in Iowa,” Rendall says. “When the money for that didn’t come through, we thought we’d get one on the border.” That didn’t happen either. Nor did a barrier proposed for a spot even farther upriver. A barrier wouldn’t be that expensive: $4 million—about what Matt Entenza spent of his own money running for governor last year. The problem, Rendall says, is that anything built on the Mississippi River, a federal waterway, must involve the Corps of Engineers, which necessitates federal funding. Since a fish barrier would be a localized project, that essentially means earmark funding—suddenly the scourge of Congress.

“We’ve talked to the Congressional delegation I don’t know how many times,” Rendall says with a smile of exasperation. “Is helping Minnesota a federal priority? If that’s not what politicians and society want then I don’t know what else we can do.”

The DNR’s latest thought is to retrofit the decommissioned Coon Rapids Dam, north of Minneapolis, as a fish barrier. That, I point out, would mean conceding the Mississippi to carp all the way to the Twin Cities.

“Look,” Rendall says, his equanimity beginning to waver, “I wish we could do more.” He throws up his hands. “But I’ve got 10,000 people yelling at me to do something about zebra mussels.”

In the absence of law and order, vigilantes have always risen up: Doc Holliday, Bernie Goetz, the Carpbusters. And guys like Reggie McLeod, who just wants to eat the carp. McLeod lives in Winona and is the editor and publisher of Big River magazine, which covers life along the Mississippi. He’s observed the carp invasion from the beginning, and he thinks the problem isn’t the fish—it’s us.

McLeod is tall, graying, and as laidback as the river he’s reported on for decades. And every time he eats at a restaurant, he asks for carp. He hasn’t found a restaurant yet that serves it—not even Buzzard Billy’s Flying Carp Café in La Crosse—but he asks anyway, just to make a point. “What, you took it off the menu?” he jokes. He thinks we should all be eating Asian carp, which are bony but mild-tasting, at least as good as whatever is in fish sticks. And then, because humans have a remarkable ability to eat other species to the point of extinction, problem solved.

But no one’s hungry for carp. For the past two years, Big River has sponsored a carp recipe contest, challenging restaurants to come up with dishes. No one has bit, even as the state of Illinois signed a deal last year to export nearly 30 million pounds of Asian carp to Chinese supermarkets.

“It mystifies me,” McLeod says. “Our tastes are so culturally prejudiced. Lobsters and shrimp—they’re basically bugs. Oysters are slugs with shells. Heck, the Flying Carp Café serves alligator—that’s a lizard. We eat bugs, slugs, and lizards, but not carp? I hold the chefs of the Midwest responsible for that.”

Could it really be that simple? I ask Peter Sorensen one day in his office if he thinks we can eat our way out of the carp invasion, and he says, “Of course. If we all wanted to eat carp, we wouldn’t be talking about them now.” But, he predicts, we’ll become accustomed to living with Asian carp before we ever decide to eat them, just as we’ve grown accustomed to common carp.

“Look at this,” Sorensen says and shows me a government flier sent out shortly after common carp were brought to America in the late 19th century. The government imported the carp from Europe to help immigrants feel more at home. It raised them, improbably, in the reflecting pool near the Washington Monument, then shipped them out in boxcars. In about 10 years, the immigrants wanted them gone, as the carp began to turn lakes turbid. As recently as the 1980s, the DNRs of many states spent a great deal of time netting carp. Then, with costs rising, they gave up.

The antique government flier implores citizens to round up the carp: Catch the Carp! Eat the carp! Smoke the carp!—much like anti-carp activists are pushing today. “It’s exactly the same thing—exactly!” Sorenson says. “History is repeating itself.”

But for now there’s a carp czar. And there’s $47 million in new money to wage war against the carp and labs across the country eager for the ammunition, including the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center in La Crosse. Within its bunker-like complex beside the Mississippi, dozens of scientists buzz about. In the basement are tanks where up to 15 species of fish are kept at any one time—the place can replicate any kind of water chemistry that exists in nature. One scientist is testing the DNA and RNA of Asian carp and similar rough fish, to see if poisons can be developed to specifically attack their unique physiologies. Others are studying whether chemicals used to manage fish have lingering effects on animals and people.

They are tinkering—because of a fish, but mostly because of us. Because we tinker with nature every day, managing it, fouling it, moving it around. And now we must keep tinkering, or nature—the nature we’d like to keep—will collapse. We’ve unleashed too many monsters.
“Have you heard of the snakehead?” one of the scientists asks me.

It’s a kind of fish, he says, but it looks like a python with fins. It can survive up to four days out of water. It can even portage, waddling for short distances across land. It came from China, eats anything it can wrap its teeth around, and has no known enemies in America. It’s on the East Coast now. But it’s coming.
 

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Join us for Trick or Treat Craft and Gift Show! Enjoy FREE ADMISSION. ^^^You will find close to 43 Talented Artisans, Direct Sales Representatives, Upcyclers, Resellers and more.^^^ ~~~The first 25...

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Join us Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22 at Bachman's Greenhouse in Minneapolis.  This twice yearly show, features 18 local dealers from around the Twin Cities area fill and transform...

Cost: 0

Where:
Bachman's Greenhouse
6010 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Contact Name: Jessica
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Calling all country music fans! A Tribute to the Legendary Ladies of Country Music! Dolly, Loretta, Reba and More! Troupe America pays tribute to current and legendary country greats at the...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Telephone: 612-716-0556
Contact Name: Jennifer Weismann
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Saint Paul Civic Symphony Jeffrey Stirling, music director Brahms – Symphony No. 3 Takemitsu – Night Signal Sibelius – Swan of Tuonela Adams – Tromba Lontana Rimsky-Korsakov –...

Cost: free

Where:
Landmark Center
75 5th Street Eeast
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Saint Paul Civic Symphony
Telephone: 651-690-5412
Contact Name: Karen Weium
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Set in mid-century Atlanta, the play, Driving Miss Daisy, tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about...

Cost: $20–$28

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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Sponsor: Happy For That Theatre Company
Contact Name: George Spalding

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The Heartland Marimba Quartet presents an evening of contemporary works by American composers, including the premiere of Matthew Coley’s Rivers of Rage, a political commentary piece written for...

Cost: $15

Where:
Studio Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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GRAMMY-NOMINATED CELLIST RICHARD BELCHER SOLOS IN MISSISISSIPPI VALLEY ORCHESTRA SEASON OPENER   Mississippi Valley Orchestra, one of the Twin Cities’ finest semi-professional orchestras,...

Cost: Free - donations accepted

Where:
Simley Performing Arts Center
2920 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN  55076
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The Singers MN Choral Artists honor Dominick Argento on the eve of his 90th birthday with a rare performance of I Hate and I Love, his masterful setting of texts he translated from the poet...

Cost: $21-$35

Where:
First Lutheran
1555 40th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN  55421
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Telephone: 651-917-1948
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Join us for a special two-part series that will give you the insight and tools you need to make the best medical care and health insurance decisions for you and your family. Be prepared to be...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Barnes & Noble Minnetonka
13131 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonk, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble Minnetonka
Telephone: 952-546-2006
Contact Name: Kristen
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Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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This year, the Trail of Terror features the largest indoor maze in the Midwest - Maze of Mayhem, full of 25 hair-raising rooms and half a mile of twists and turns that will have hearts racing....

Cost: 23.95

Where:
The Trail of Terror Grounds
3525 145th Street West
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center
788 E 7th St
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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The hilarious follow up to the smash hit Sexy Laundry! Your favorite married couple is back in the perfect, laugh-a-minute comedy. When Henry unexpectedly loses his job, he and Alice are thrown...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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October 21st  "Monster Mash Dance Party at Palmers" Palmers Bar 500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 Performers: Manny Duke Rick O'Shea Skip Fixer Mathew Robert (Nighthowlers) Roberto Brett...

Cost: $5

Where:
Palmers Bar
500 Cedar Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Hump Day Chronicles
Telephone: 708-704-7742
Contact Name: Manny
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown partners with YWCA Minneapolis for a Pink is the New Blu fitness fundraiser. Throughout the month, YWCA...

Cost: Donations suggested upon arrival

Where:
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
35 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: YWCA Minneapolis

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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Treat that special someone (or anyone really!) to a delicious night out in Downtown Minneapolis. Each Monday night (6pm - 9pm), Day Block Brewing hosts Date Night- a happy hour special where $35...

Cost: $35

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. A Humbling in St. Paul by Alice TuanMonday, October 23, and Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Sponsor: Jessica Franken
Contact Name: Jessica Franken

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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Day Block Brewing's weekly Open Mic night! Every Monday, Open Mic will be hosted in the dining area accompanied by our $3 Select Pint of the day! Sign up opens up: 8 PMOpen Mic: 9 - 11 PM Hosted...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Seventh annual gathering of international security thought leaders representing industry, government and academic interests. Speakers come from leading security companies, the Department of...

Cost: Varied by session - Please see website

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Event Group
Telephone: 763 548-1305
Contact Name: Mike Davin, Director of Communications
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
View map »


Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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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 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
View map »


Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
Website »

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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

More information

Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
Website »

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Join us for a special one-hour tour and program that will provide a firsthand look at the innovative work of Think Small.Executive Leadership, staff, and friends will share stories illustrating how...

Cost: Free

Where:
Think Small
2021 E. Hennepin Ave. Ste LL20
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 651-641-3543
Contact Name: Trisha France
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Junket's Artist-in-Residence Meg Erke - Artist and Educator will lead an in-depth paper quilling class, using salvaged papers to create small twirled paper art for cards or wall hangings (or...

Cost: $12

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-229-36863
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. A Humbling in St. Paul by Alice TuanMonday, October 23, and Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Sponsor: Jessica Franken
Contact Name: Jessica Franken

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  Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. Take Care by Jason Gray PlattOctober 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. and October 28, 2017 at 1 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Heilicher Information Evening Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Barry Family Campus, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, MN 55416 Please join us for an inside look at Heilicher, an...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sabes JCC
4330 Cedar Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Louise Schoenberger
Telephone: 952-381-3500
Contact Name: Louise Schoenberger
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Hey, neighbor! Do you live in the 55401, 55454, or 55415? Stop in after 7:00pm every Tuesday night, show your ID (or proof of mailing address) and receive 15% off your tab! Spread the word to all...

Cost: Free

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis , MN  55415
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Seventh annual gathering of international security thought leaders representing industry, government and academic interests. Speakers come from leading security companies, the Department of...

Cost: Varied by session - Please see website

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Event Group
Telephone: 763 548-1305
Contact Name: Mike Davin, Director of Communications
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Macalester College Art Gallery and Art CommonsSeptember 22- October 25   The Law Warschaw Gallery at Macalester College is pleased to present Iyapo Repository, a collection of digital and...

Cost: None

Where:
Law Warschaw Gallery
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Thanks to a partnership with Grandma's Restaurant, Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event series enjoyed by both the first-time whiskey drinker and the seasoned scotch fan. Whiskey Wednesdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Do you look at your life and wonder what's going on? Do you stay silent inside with all of these knowings and feelings you are afraid to share because nobody else would seem to understand? If...

Cost: 18.00

Where:
Jojo's Rise and Wine
12501 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Telephone: 612-791-3001
Contact Name: Amy Vasterling
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


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  Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. Take Care by Jason Gray PlattOctober 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. and October 28, 2017 at 1 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. In the Time of the Volcano by Jen SilvermanOctober 25 and 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. Henry has...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. A Humbling in St. Paul by Alice TuanMonday, October 23, and Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Sponsor: Jessica Franken
Contact Name: Jessica Franken

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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Show More...
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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About The Event A business event to show you HOW!   “You can’t be GREAT in front of the room if you have become an expert at being in the back of it.” Kelly Jahner-Byrne At the HOW...

Cost: $92 Early Birdy, $97 Gen Admission, $147 VIP

Where:
Minneapolis Hilton
1001 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Kelly Enterprises International
Telephone: 651-283-8333
Contact Name: Kelly Jahner-Byrne
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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RSVP  Join us for our third empowering panel discussion with women leaders in association with Women’s Business Development Council MN.  The purpose of these FREE discussions is to create a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center & Women's Business Development Council MN
Contact Name: Danielle Faribault Parish
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
Website »

More information

The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
Website »

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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 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
View map »


Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
Website »

More information

Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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People Incorporated’s Artability program is an annual celebration of the creativity and contributions of people with mental illnesses to our community. A series of art and writing workshops lead...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Great Hall
180 E 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: People Incorporated Mental Health Services
Telephone: (651) 288 - 3481
Contact Name: Kristen Felegy
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis presents: "A Conversation with Coach Reeve" Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 12:00 noon Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, October 16 at 9:00 am and can...

Cost: 65

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612.377.7800
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
Website »

More information

Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
Website »

More information

Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
Website »

More information

Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
Website »

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Lake Street Bash 2017: Investing in the vitality of the Lake Street Community! Join us to support Lake Street & the Lake Street Council. The Lake Street Council engages, serves, and advocates...

Cost: $25 Presale, $35 Door

Where:
Five Event Center
2917 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Lake Street Council
Telephone: 612-822-0232
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-Monello presents the Winemaker Series-Piaggia Wine Dinner Meet & Greet October 26th | 6pm-10pmCome for an intimate visit with Piaggia's own Silvia Vannucci to get a guided tour of her wines....

Cost: $95.00

Where:
Monello in the Hotel Ivy
1115 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute and Advanced Skin Therapeutics We're having a party!  Please join us as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:00 PM to...

Cost: complimentary

Where:
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute
6525 Barrie Road
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: Advanced Skin Therapeutics
Telephone: 952.915.6000
Contact Name: Terri
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Come celebrate 15 years of life-changing programs for Minneapolis youth. Join AchieveMpls in celebrating 15 years of providing life-changing career and college readiness programs for Minneapolis...

Cost: $150

Where:
Minneapolis Event Centers
212 SE 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-455-1559
Contact Name: AchieveMpls
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-Monello presents the Winemaker Series-Piaggia Wine Dinner Meet & Greet October 26th | 6pm-10pmCome for an intimate visit with Piaggia's own Silvia Vannucci to get a guided tour of her wines....

Cost: $95.00

Where:
Monello in the Hotel Ivy
1115 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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Time to celebrate the autumn darkness with some light, and to celebrate the connection we have with the spiritual realm! Theresa Hutch has spent the last 6 months painting her new deck, White Sage...

Cost: 5.00

Where:
Khazana
2225 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Khazana
Telephone: 161-233-94565
Contact Name: Hannah
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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. In the Time of the Volcano by Jen SilvermanOctober 25 and 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. Henry has...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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  Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. Take Care by Jason Gray PlattOctober 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. and October 28, 2017 at 1 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. A Humbling in St. Paul by Alice TuanMonday, October 23, and Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Sponsor: Jessica Franken
Contact Name: Jessica Franken

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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a...

Cost: $60

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: Skyler
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Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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A hilarious mixture of farce, romance, melodrama, and suspense! Two actors play numerous different characters in this fast-paced whodunit that will leave you breathless!Contains adult themes and...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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GHOST QUARTET is a haunted song cycle about love, death and whisky. A camera breaks and four friends drink, in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two...

Cost: $20

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 West 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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An art exhibition of contemporary katagami paper and metal sculpture focused on bird migration and habitat. Linssen's approach to carving paper stems from her training in the traditional Japanese...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bemidji State University, Talley Gallery
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
Bridgeman Hall, Rm. 140.
Bemidji, MN  56601
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Sponsor: Bemidji State University
Telephone: 218-755-3737
Contact Name: Laura Goliaszewski
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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 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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People Incorporated’s Artability program is an annual celebration of the creativity and contributions of people with mental illnesses to our community. A series of art and writing workshops lead...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Great Hall
180 E 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: People Incorporated Mental Health Services
Telephone: (651) 288 - 3481
Contact Name: Kristen Felegy
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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Join tap dance instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for FREE group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue N
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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Come to the Bryant Square Recreation Center on Friday, October 27th from 5pm-8pm to browse the Minneapolis Art Lending Library's collection of 110 original artworks. Once you find one that you...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bryant Square Recreation Center
3101 Bryant Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, at Midtown Global Market. There will be Bollywood dance by Bollywood Dance Scene, children performances, food specials, an Indian market place, henna...

Cost: free

Where:
Midtown Global Market
920 E Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR night!  Trick or Treat 30 feet off the ground as you traverse your way through wooden and wire elements that end with a zip line. Warm...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Join us for some nostalgia-fueled vintage shopping inspired by our favorite creepy throwback show, Stranger Things. At 7:00 pm, we'll fire up the projector and invite you on board the Vintage...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Wanderlust Vintage Market
349 13th Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Wanderlust Vintage Market
Telephone: 612-466-0785
Contact Name: Lindsay Jones
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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“Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt at being told that it is a fragment awaiting perfection” – The smile on this moon’s face says it all. Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art...

Cost: $38

Where:
Pinot's Palette
4712 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Telephone: 161-244-06744
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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  Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. Take Care by Jason Gray PlattOctober 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. and October 28, 2017 at 1 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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This year, the Trail of Terror features the largest indoor maze in the Midwest - Maze of Mayhem, full of 25 hair-raising rooms and half a mile of twists and turns that will have hearts racing....

Cost: 23.95

Where:
The Trail of Terror Grounds
3525 145th Street West
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. In the Time of the Volcano by Jen SilvermanOctober 25 and 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. Henry has...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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REGISTER James J. Hill Center Invites You to Attend their Annual Fundraising Gala Presented by U.S. Trust with Emcee, Ben Utecht Spend an evening immersed in history and surrounded by culture to...

Cost: $60-$100

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center & US Trust

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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. A Humbling in St. Paul by Alice TuanMonday, October 23, and Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Sponsor: Jessica Franken
Contact Name: Jessica Franken

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The National Lutheran Choir has commissioned a major choral-instrumental work, “Holy Spirit Mass,” to be premiered in Minnesota on October 27th and 29th, 2017. Norwegian composer Kim André...

Cost: $40

Where:
Luther Seminary
2481 Como Ave.
St Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: National Lutheran Choir
Telephone: 612-722-2301
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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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Back at the Ives for the second year, the Medicine Show Music Company is cooking up another classic Vaudeville Performance for Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Three multi-talented...

Cost: $15–$20

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr
Bloomington, MN  55437
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October 27- November 5, 2017-Ritz Theater For tickets visit www.collidetheatrical.org   “Collide is the best-kept secret in Twin Cities theater.” -Twin Cities Live   “Fast-paced and...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Collide Theatrical Dance Co
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Regina
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A hilarious mixture of farce, romance, melodrama, and suspense! Two actors play numerous different characters in this fast-paced whodunit that will leave you breathless!Contains adult themes and...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS: ART IN MOTION: BALLET SPOOKTACULARA Halloween Dance Event Haunting the Twin Cities this October Mixing the thrill of Halloween, with the vibrance of...

Cost: $16

Where:
Lakeville Area Arts Center
20965 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 195-245-23163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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A collaboration between Zeitgeist, composer/flutist Julie Johnson, writer Cheri Johnson, and filmmaker/actor DJ Mendel, Crocus Hill Ghost Story is a macabre tale of a house possessed, accompanied...

Cost: $15 / $10 students & seniors

Where:
Studio Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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As the opener of its 11th season, Consortium Carissimi will present a selection of music marking the 500thAnniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Featuring works by Heinrich Isaac, Josquin Des...

Cost: $25 / $20 / $10

Where:
St Timothy Lutheran Church
1465 N Victoria St
St Paul, MN  55117
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Sponsor: Consortium Carissimi
Contact Name: Lisa Drew
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The National Lutheran Choir presents a premier performance of Holy Spirit Mass by Norwegian composer, Kim André Arnesen. Commissioned for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, this new...

Cost: Adult $40, Student $10, Child free

Where:
Basilica of Saint Mary
88 17th St N
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Sponsor: National Lutheran Choir
Telephone: 612-722-2301
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Website »

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GHOST QUARTET is a haunted song cycle about love, death and whisky. A camera breaks and four friends drink, in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two...

Cost: $20

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 West 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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It’s Time To Get Spooky! Party with Minneapolis Bars for Halloween Bar Crawl! Check In Location TBA (8-10pm) Venues (More to be announced and subject to change!):  Check out who is signed...

Cost: 15

Where:
Multiple Venues
Various Locations
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Social Scene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Social Scene

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Discover thousands of sea creatures at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium... after dark! Snack on the nacho bar and enjoy our Live DJ at the Aquarium.Then, get your game on with unlimited non-ticketing...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium
Mall of America, East Side Level 1
120 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Karaoke is something Can Can was built to do well, and the cast of characters who have already crossed our stage is a testament to this. If you like Karaoke, and live within a 100 miles of St....

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Jennifer Pennington
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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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First-ever public art installation in downtown Saint Paul skyways will illuminate immigrant experiences   Nancy Ann Coyne’s Speaking of Home to be unveiled September 5, 2017 at the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Skyways b/t Town Square/US Bank/Alliance/Securian
East Sixth and Minnesota Streets
East Fifth and Minnesota Streets
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Speaking of Home
Telephone: 612-414-9661
Contact Name: Carolyn Will
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A Halloween themed family friendly event for all ages and abilities! 9:00 a.m.     1 Mile...

Cost: $10-$20

Where:
Sartell Middle School
627 3rd Ave N
Sartell, MN  56377
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Sponsor: Arc Midstate
Telephone: 320-251-7272
Contact Name: Rose Jacobs
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Enjoy the spooky selections and seasonal finds at Arc's Value Village. With 5 locations in the Twin Cities area, come hunt for creative costumes, accessories, and home decor for the upcoming...

Cost: Free

Where:
1650 White Bear Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55106


Sponsor: Arc's Value Village
Telephone: 952-915-3609
Contact Name: Molly King
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Artist Cecilia Ramon offers a symposium, Terrain: The Art of Localizing, that will address intersections between ecology, art and design based on systems thinking, opening new ways to co-exist with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Linconl Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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Everyone’s favorite witch Broomelda is ready to take you on a spellbinding journey across America. Aspiring witches and wizards will take part in the Haunted Witches Academy where graduating is...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-600
Contact Name: FlyOver America
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The Star Tribune Vacation and Travel Experience will be the place for people to play, learn and plan their next vacation.  The event will have over 150 exhibitors, entertainment, seminars, a beer...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
#233
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-209-4593
Contact Name: Bruce Evans
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Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) presents We the People, inviting four guest curators to select work by prominent local and national artists that sheds light on the complexities of...

Cost: Admission is free and open to the public

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th Street
Suite 101
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Contact Name: Susannah Schouweiler
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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 honor our hardworking Minnesota Vikings, who will...

Cost: $10 per person online or $12 at the gate.

Where:
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
8001 109th Avenue N.
Brooklyn Park, MN  55445
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
Telephone: 952-992-9326
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The saturated imagery of this month’s featured artists, during a typically eerie time of year, sets a consummate backdrop for late fall. Tom Bartel brings sublime creep with his sculptures that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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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 2017 season on Friday, September 8, 2017. Guests can enjoy their favorite Sever's...

Cost: 15

Where:
Shakopee
1100 Canterbury Road
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Telephone: 952-270-MAZE
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Join this free Yoga For Intimacy workshop to connect more deeply with your pelvic floor. In yoga, we learn that the pelvic floor is the root chakra energy point. In Tantra and Taoism, we learn that...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Smitten Kitten Sex Shop
3010 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Yoga For Intimacy
Contact Name: Kathryn Peterson
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Every 4th Saturday of the month we’re bringing together a variety of small and local businesses for a one of a kind shopping experience!

Cost: Free

Where:
Northside Economic Opportunity Network
1007 West Broadway Ave N.
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: NEON
Telephone: 612-302-1505
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People Incorporated’s Artability program is an annual celebration of the creativity and contributions of people with mental illnesses to our community. A series of art and writing workshops lead...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Great Hall
180 E 5th St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: People Incorporated Mental Health Services
Telephone: (651) 288 - 3481
Contact Name: Kristen Felegy
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Graham is known for his intimate, postcard-sized paintings which depict everyday events and ordinary places with charm and humor. These miniature paintings, created with model train enamel, are...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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Rod Massey is a part of a group of contemporary Midwestern artists dedicated to continuing and re-examining the tradition of American Realist scene painting. Massey’s subject matter has changed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612.377.7800
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Beyond the Canvas September 16 - October 28, 2017 Artist Reception Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to present its first sculpture...

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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THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF MINNEAPOLIS PRESENTS A Children’s Halloween Party Saturday, October 28 · 12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm   All Generations Are Invited This Special Event Is Open to the...

Cost: $18 for Kids; $22 for adults

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Michael Christoph
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OUTSTANDING OWLS (LIVE!) (ALL AGES)AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 3:00PM-6:00PM Meet an owl up close and learn what makes these creatures such a hoot! Enjoy a Raptor Center...

Cost: $8/person

Where:
Maplewood Nature Center
2659 E. 7t Street
Maplewood, MN  55119
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Sponsor: Maplewood Nature Center
Telephone: 651-249-2170
Contact Name: Karen Wachal
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Gender Reel 2017, the Twin Cities ONLY non-profit, grass roots film festival dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming and trans people, kicks off it's 7th year festival with 4...

Cost: $5.00

Where:
Various Locations
Minneapolis , MN  55117


Sponsor: Gender Reel
Telephone: 215-827-9456
Contact Name: Joe
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Run for your life! On Saturday, October 28th the living and the dead are invited to this 5k course that follows a trail through the Woods of Terror, where zombies are waiting to eat your brains....

Cost: 30.00

Where:
The Trail of Terror Grounds
3525 145th Street West
Shakopee, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Mid-America Festivals
Telephone: 952-445-7361
Contact Name: Brittany
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Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Main Gallery   Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Jerome Artists’ Panel Discussion: Tuesday,...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 161-287-43793
Contact Name: Ann Benrud
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2017 Ghostly Gala Join us for an annual spooky celebration! The entrance cost includes pizza, games, prizes, candy, music, dancing, and a costume contest! Reach for Resources, Inc. is a local...

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

Where:
Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
5600 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN  55443
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources
Telephone: 952-200-3030
Contact Name: Emily Miller
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Come Celebrate with us! This will be an opportunity for all of our friends, sponsors, and supporters to celebrate our accomplishments together! We will be honoring key donors and sponsors as well...

Cost: $75-150

Where:
Mall of America Parkview Event Space
, MN


Sponsor: Simon Says Give
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Extraordinary new works from our "Golden Girl" (Golden Acrylics), Bonnie Cutts. Be sure to not miss her new body of work coming soon at Opening Night, Framing Services & Gallery. Opening...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-872-2325
Contact Name: Ann Van Ryswyk
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On Saturday, October 28th, Children’s Hospital Association’s Storyland Gala – Where our journey began… will celebrate our history while looking forward to our organization’s future.  The...

Cost: See website for ticket and sponsor pricing.

Where:
Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Come celebrate the opening of the beautiful McKiernan Library and support the Library’s goal of creating a digital archive of local Irish community history on October 28. This year’s event will...

Cost: VIP $100, Community $50

Where:
Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: CJAC
Telephone: (612) 703-2167
Contact Name: Natalie
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6:30 p.m.–Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 8:00 p.m. Second Floor Galleries   Free and open to the public In collaboration with AIGA Minnesota and Werner Design...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
MCAD Second Floor Gallery
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join us at Pumpkin Nights, the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition in Twin Cities this October. Taking place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Pumpkin Nights invites visitors...

Cost: $16-$20

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1719 Como Avenue
Falcon Heights, MN  55108
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  Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. Take Care by Jason Gray PlattOctober 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. and October 28, 2017 at 1 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Join the Playwrights’ Center for a free staged reading, part of the 2017 PlayLabs new play festival. In the Time of the Volcano by Jen SilvermanOctober 25 and 28, 2017 at 7 p.m. Henry has...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Playwrights' Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Cost: check options

Where:
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, MN


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What mysterious things can happen in the glimmering glow of a full moon? Enjoy a drink with us and find out!  Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by...

Cost: $38

Where:
Pinot's Palette
4712 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Telephone: 161-244-06744
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A spooky scary skull in the moon is the perfect addition to any haunted home. BLACKLIGHT CLASS!!!  Guests enjoy a no-experience-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained,...

Cost: $38

Where:
Pinot's Palette
47
St. Louis Park, MN  55416


Telephone: 161-244-06744
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This year, the Trail of Terror features the largest indoor maze in the Midwest - Maze of Mayhem, full of 25 hair-raising rooms and half a mile of twists and turns that will have hearts racing....

Cost: 23.95

Where:
The Trail of Terror Grounds
3525 145th Street West
Shakopee, MN  55379
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October 27- November 5, 2017-Ritz Theater For tickets visit www.collidetheatrical.org   “Collide is the best-kept secret in Twin Cities theater.” -Twin Cities Live   “Fast-paced and...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Collide Theatrical Dance Co
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Regina
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Featuring Fayise Abrahim, Chadwick “Niles” Phillips, Dua Saleh, Taylor Seaberg, and Saymoukda Daungphouxay Vongsay The 2017 VERVE Spoken Word Artists went through a competitive selection...

Cost: Suggested Donation $5-10 at the door | EVERYONE WELCOME!

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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A collaboration between Zeitgeist, composer/flutist Julie Johnson, writer Cheri Johnson, and filmmaker/actor DJ Mendel, Crocus Hill Ghost Story is a macabre tale of a house possessed, accompanied...

Cost: $15 / $10 students & seniors

Where:
Studio Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Jeremiah and Vanessa Gamble, the creative team behind Kingdom Undone, and ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, present their newest labor of love, Sam’s Son, a Prohibition-era Americana musical...

Cost: $22-$27

Where:
Art House North
793 Armstrong Avenue
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Bucket Brigade
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Devastated by his father’s death and disgusted by his mother’s hasty marriage to his hated uncle, Denmark’s Prince Hamlet has hit the rock bottom of despair. Now the ghost of his father...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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TWIN CITIES BALLET OF MINNESOTA PRESENTS: ART IN MOTION: BALLET SPOOKTACULARA Halloween Dance Event Haunting the Twin Cities this October Mixing the thrill of Halloween, with the vibrance of...

Cost: $16

Where:
Lakeville Area Arts Center
20965 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota
Telephone: 195-245-23163
Contact Name: Rick Vogt
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As the opener of its 11th season, Consortium Carissimi will present a selection of music marking the 500thAnniversary of the Lutheran Reformation. Featuring works by Heinrich Isaac, Josquin Des...

Cost: $25 / $20 / $10

Where:
Pilgrim Lutheran Church
1935 St Clair Ave,
St Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Consortium Carissimi
Contact Name: Lisa Drew
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Ever since her mother killed her father, Electra's life has gone from bad to worse.  Now, she's plotting revenge with the help of a mysterious stranger, the neighborhood wives and an old friend,...

Cost: $10-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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A hilarious mixture of farce, romance, melodrama, and suspense! Two actors play numerous different characters in this fast-paced whodunit that will leave you breathless!Contains adult themes and...

Cost: Tickets: $25/$22 Adult | $22/$19 Senior/Student

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Telephone: 651-429-5674
Contact Name: Lakeshore Players
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From the small screen to the big screen and now live on stage, The Blues Brothers with The Sacred Hearts are bringing the hits to the Mystic Showroom Saturday, October 28 at 8 pm.   Dan Aykroyd...

Cost: $65, $85 & $99

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 MYSTIC LAKE BOULEVARD
Prior Lake, MN   55372
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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GHOST QUARTET is a haunted song cycle about love, death and whisky. A camera breaks and four friends drink, in four interwoven narratives spanning seven centuries: a warped fairy tale about two...

Cost: $20

Where:
North Garden Theater
929 West 7th St.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Theatre Elision
Contact Name: Cindy Polich
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It’s Time To Get Spooky! Party with Minneapolis Bars for Halloween Bar Crawl! Check In Location TBA (8-10pm) Venues (More to be announced and subject to change!):  Check out who is signed...

Cost: 15

Where:
Multiple Venues
Various Locations
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Social Scene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Social Scene

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October 6 - November 9, 2017 Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 6, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Juried by: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director, SooVAC Each year this exciting exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibition curated by Ana Laura Juarez Co-presented by Tlalnepantla Arts and Intermedia Arts Festival de las Calaveras Arts Exhibition: Day of the Dead is a multimedia, multidisciplinary arts...

Cost: $7

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Exhibiting Artist: Barbara McIlrath September 28 - November 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. "I share with you my favorite places on the river. Like a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Award Winning 60's Doo-Wop Musical Take a trip to Springfield and meet Denny and the Dreamers, a doo-wop singing group preparing to enter a radio contest in the hope of a recording contract...

Cost: $30-$40

Where:
Old Log Theatre
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Old Log Theatre
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