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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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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Celebrate Spring by attending the Exotic Pet Fair in Hastings, MN!You'll find great deals on pet supplies as well as exotic pets from responsible breeders! Our April show in 2016 brought in over...

Cost: $3

Where:
Hastings Armory
3050 MN-316
Hastings, WI  55033
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Sponsor: Feathers and Fun Pet Fairs
Telephone: 715-808-4681
Contact Name: Emily
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Why are there so many strains of yeast? How do different styles of yeast affect the flavor of your brew? Alejandro will answer these questions and also cover topics like yeast brands, starters,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Learn to make wine from varietal concentrates from all over the world. You can learn to make excellent wines at home for a fraction of the cost of buying them. One of our wine makers will walk you...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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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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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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As we start to dial in our new Reuse Drive event format, we're pleased to introduce some options intended to extend the positive impacts of your contributions to multiple organizations.April's...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Junket: Tossed & Found
4049 Minnehaha Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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The early Irish of MN, the infamous, resourceful, innovative, oft-times criminal, but always creative Irish… right here in St. Paul. History of a sordid nature, the darker side in an earlier time...

Cost: $ 20 per person

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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This traveling fashion show and in-store shopping event returns after a five-year hiatus. Models showcasing a variety of colorful looks will parade along the crosswalk of 24th & Lyndale in Uptown...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cliché
2403 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Happy Days, A New Musical Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again! APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017 Directed by Justin Cervantes A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Holst The Planets                                                                                  Nielsen Helios...

Cost: Adults $20-$30, 18 & Under $5

Where:
Lourdes High School
2800 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale
Telephone: 507-286-8742
Contact Name: Sarah Phelan
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Join us at SubText Books on Sunday, April 23rd at 2pm to celebrate the 11th Saint Paul Almanac: On a Collected Path! This reading will feature Anita Dualeh, Beth Voigt, Christina Joyce, Deborah...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Big Suit is a Minnesotan brasshouse band. Made up of four Music Educators from the U of M’s School of Music, the four members of Big Suit are dedicated to making people dance in lieu of the music...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor: UMD Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 7:30 pm Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 3:00 pm Weber Music Hall Special collaboration between...

Cost: $6-$18

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Dancing with O’Shea Irish Dance, music provided by The Center for Irish Music, art time with MN Feis, games, popcorn & juice with Irish Dance Parents Association. Facepainting with the Irish...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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With this concert, the Bach Society begins a series of performances of all Bach’s oratorios with the magnificent Easter Oratorio. The inventive use of instrumental and vocal colors makes this...

Cost: 23,17,10,8

Where:
Central Lutheran Church
259 W. Wabasha St.
Winona, MN
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Sponsor: Bach Society of Minnesota
Contact Name: Don Livingston
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The National Lutheran Choir 2017 Gala: A Celebration in Song Don't miss the 2017 National Lutheran Choir Gala: "A Celebration in Song!" The 64 members of the National Lutheran Choir, board...

Cost: $45/person

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN  55439
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Sponsor: National Lutheran Choir
Telephone: 612-722-2301
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Nicole Jennings, founder and CEO of the four-year-old, Minneapolis-based, luxury concierge boutique One Posh Closet, is launching her latest venture, Queen Anna, during Fashion Week Minnesota....

Cost: Free

Where:
Queen Anna
109 N 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
Contact Name: Dana Meeks
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Hi there Scene staff, I know it didn't work out to cover Youth Performance Company's Cattle Call fundraiser last April, so I wanted to get out in front of you earlier this year. Our event will be...

Cost: $75

Where:
Metropolitan Ballroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd,
Minneapolis, , MN  55416
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Sponsor: Youth Performance Company
Telephone: 612-822-0824
Contact Name: Julie Kendrick
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Burke-Hall-Zanter (BHZ); a trio of improvisers who create music and video in performance. In listening to the music, once you relax, let down your guard, and turn your attention towards the minute...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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From its opening image in a brash spotlight, The American Clock stiches a fabric of brief scenes performed as a lively vaudeville punctuated with songs, and dance accompanied by an ensemble of...

Cost: $9

Where:
Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio
818 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: University of Minnesota Department of Theatre Arts & Dance
Telephone: 612-625-5380
Contact Name: Dennis Behl
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All our tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Faculty Artists & Guest Artist in Residence Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall Presenting Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (“The Soldier’s Tale”). UMD faculty are...

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Join us to dance and celebrate Earth Day! A dance party to benefit the People's Climate March and Science March-MN. With Dj's Lori Barbero and Christian Fritz. $5 adv/$10 at the door. Saturday...

Cost: $5 adv/$10 at the door

Where:
The Bird
1612 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fierce Lament and The Bird
Contact Name: Camille Gage
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

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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March 2 – April 23, 2017 Exhibiting Artist: Amy Rice For artist Amy Rice, artistic inspiration comes as much from childhood memories of growing up on a Midwestern farm as it does the urban...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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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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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Twin Cities-based artist Sandra Brick creates mounted dioramas to illustrate the memoir of her husband, Fred Amram, whose Jewish family fled Nazi Germany as a refugee to the United States....

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Black Magik Woman is an all-female photography and artist event, highlighting and empowering women. Through collaborative images and art pieces from 15 all-female teams, the third annual...

Cost: Free

Where:
Norseman Distillery
451 Taft St NE #19
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Orchestrating Opportunities Benefit GTCYS’ annual benefit with reception, concert, and live and fund-a-need auctions   Monday, April 24, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Orchestra Hall 1111 Nicollet...

Cost: $75

Where:
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Lockridge Grindal Nauen for GTCYS
Telephone: 651-602-6805
Contact Name: David Zoll
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Laugh till you Learn Something The Theater of Public Policy unpacks serious policy issues every Monday this spring. In a world of “fake news” and “alternative facts” who can you trust to...

Cost: Tickets: $12 in advance, or at the door with a Fringe Button $15 at the door wi

Where:
The Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: The Theater of Public Policy
Telephone: 651-338-9551
Contact Name: Teresa Lombard
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Dr. Michael Doorley will examine the response of Irish-American nationalists to the First World War & their efforts to win American recognition for Irish independence after the War. Dr. Doorley is...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

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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Do you understand SEO? Are you still using keyword stuffing in an attempt to get better results? For today’s startups and marketing professionals, a solid understanding is critical....

Cost: COCO & MIMA Members - FREE, General Admission - $15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 West Lake Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO & MIMA
Telephone: 612-512-5600
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Starting Tuesday, February 14th anyone who purchases a Classic Tour ticket for a Tuesday will receive a considerable discount. The Classic Tour will be $5, all day on Tuesdays instead of the...

Cost: $5

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Sponsor: Glensheen
Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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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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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Getting Surly was so much fun, we decided to do it again! Join us for local brews, live music and silent auction. Delicious eats from Surly's award-winning chef will be served all evening. Live...

Cost: 20-30

Where:
Surly Brewhall and Restaurant
520 Malcolm Avenue SE
Minneaplis, MN  55414
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Join representatives from area professional sports teams for a fun night to talk Twins Baseball as well as Vikings, Wild, Wolves, Lynx, MN United FC, Saints, Super Bowl LII, and More! Meet Juan...

Cost: Adult $50, Children $25

Where:
Target Field
1 Twins Way
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Tickets for Kids (former Tix for Tots)
Telephone: 612-695-8018
Contact Name: Betsy Anderson
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Joynoëlle’s 2017 collection, Fungi:Beauty from Decay, explores the world of mycology and nature’s transformative ability to create new life from decomposition, bridging fashion and art based...

Cost: $15 GA, $50 VIP

Where:
Aria
105 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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How do influencers/bloggers impact consumer behavior to create brand awareness?  How do brands quantify that information?  Join FGI and the following influencers for an interactive discussion and...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Bachelor Farmer - Private Room
50 North 2nd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: FGI-MSP
Telephone: 612-889-4971
Contact Name: Lee Ann Jorgenson
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Take Five Tuesday Bill Frisell Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 6:00pm 6:00pm Social Hour | 7:00pm Concert Bill Frisell “It’s hard to find a more fruitful meditation on American music than in...

Cost: Tickets $35

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that examines what it means to have lived one hundred years in Ireland, as seen through the eyes of its oldest citizens. Directed By: Alex Fegan....

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Dubliner Pub
2162 University Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

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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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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In conjunction with her book release, “Celebrations to Remember,” Soile Anderson will show us how to use gravlax, in a fun, creative way! First, Soile will demystify the process of safely...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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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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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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You might not know his last name, but you have probably noticed or even visited one of his bike shops. We'll be spending the evening with Erik Saltvold, Founder of ERIK'S Bike Shop. Hear...

Cost: General Admission - $20, COCO Member - $15

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 West Lake Street
Suite 100 (Lake St. entrance)
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: COCO
Telephone: 612-512-5600
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Come join us for spring fun and inspiration to support transforming psychological trauma into nonviolent power in Minneapolis! Enjoy nine internationally curated short films by, for, and about...

Cost: 25

Where:
Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis , MN  55406
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Sponsor: MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
Telephone: 612-377-4660
Contact Name: Donna Minter
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Join us for the tenth installation in this show-and-tell series, featuring Forrest Lesch-Middelton, NCC's spring McKnight Artist-in-Residence, and Joe Singewald, NCC sales gallery artist and former...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Join La Chouchou Productions for their Live Fashion Gallery in association with Fashion Week MN. La Chouchou, (French for “teacher’s pet”), seeks to recognize abundant local creativity and...

Cost: $25

Where:
Food Building
401 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Join us on Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm in the store to hear Dudley Riggs read and discuss his new book, "Flying Funny: My Life without a Net." Book signing to follow.  The unusual...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Professor Anthony Roche addresses the rich & complex topic of ‘home’ in the writing of the great Irish playwright, Brian Friel, particularly in relation to family & place. This occasionally...

Cost: FREE

Where:
John Roach Center/University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
at the corner of Summit and Cleveland Avenues
Saint Paul, MN  55105-1078
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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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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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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We all talk about “serving the client,” “focusing on the client” and making it “all about the client.” What does that mean? All jobs, no matter the product or service, must begin with...

Cost: $125.00 before April 14; $200.00 after April 14

Where:
Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
5418 Wayzata Boulevard
Golden Valley, MN  55416
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Sponsor: SMPS Twin Cities
Contact Name: Virginia McCoy
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

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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Join us for Dining Out For Life to help raise funds for The Aliveness Project, a nonprofit and community center serving individuals with HIV/AIDS in Minnesota. Eat at one of over 160 participating...

Cost: $-$$$

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: The Aliveness Project
Telephone: (612) 824-5433
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

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

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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

More information

MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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

Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
Website »

More information

The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Award winning motorcycle painter, Rowan Glaser, turns her artistry to writing as she shares insights to personal freedom from her new book, Motorcycles, Madness & Miracles - A Badass Journey to...

Cost: Free

Where:
BreakAway Cafe
111 East 3rd St
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: BreakAway Cafe
Telephone: 651-437-3779
Contact Name: Mecca Page
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Hazel & Rose is celebrating Fashion Week MN: Spring 2017 and recognizing Fashion Revolution Week (April 24-30) with an interactive fashion show that answers the question, “Who made my clothes?”...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hazel & Rose
945 Broadway St NE #220
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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The National Kidney Foundation invites you to the 2017 Orange Gala, an inspirational evening benefiting the National Kidney Foundation Minnesota on Thursday, April 27. The evening will raise funds...

Cost: $150

Where:
The Machine Shop
300 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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Cost: N/A

Where:
Main Street School of Performing Arts,
1320 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: MSSPA
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Jeff VanderMeer will have an event at Grace-Trinity Church in Uptown, Minneapolis on Thursday, April 27th for his new book Borne, which is out from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in April 25th, 2017....

Cost: Free

Where:
Grace Trinity Community Church
1430 W 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Magers & Quinn Booksellers
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Based on the original story The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and under the direction of Matthew Keefe.  A young boy, Mowgli, is discovered by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.  The...

Cost: $18 (ages 0-12), $20 (12+)

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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Opera Studio Scenes Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm Two one-acts: Suor Angelica & Dido and Aeneas. Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student...

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Adam Coolong, of the Wild Colonial Bhoys, has been interested in Irish history & politics for most of his life. He has amassed a deep repertoire of political & rebel songs that he performs...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Cork’s Pub Embassy Suites in St. Paul
175 E 10th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Following its 2016 premiere in Honduras, the Spring/Summer 2017 collection by Minneapolis-based menswear designer and Project Runway alum Raul Osorio makes its Minnesota debut in this minimalist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jetset Bar
115 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show is a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! We don’t promise talent, but we do promise VARIETY. Four curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 925-2261
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

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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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Experience three weeks of in-depth, hands-on art making in graffiti, hip-hop, and filmmaking. Learn creative arts practices from experienced and renowned artists and explore how you can use your...

Cost: Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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april 28-30, 2017 Explore the art and scenery of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa during the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour, Friday through Sunday. The self-guided tour features more...

Cost: free

Where:
SE Minnesota
various studio locations
map on website
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Bluff Country Studio Art Tour
Telephone: 651-307-6373
Contact Name: Sue Pariseau
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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This year’s Art in Bloom Fashion Show is presented by the Galleria Edina. Fashions reminiscent of Minneapolis Institute of Art's Art in Bloom florals will be presented featuring looks from...

Cost: $85 ($50 tax deductible)

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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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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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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The Saint Paul Art Crawl is an exciting weekend long event allowing visitors to visit over 400 participating artists in locations throughout St. Paul. Whether you are an Art Collector or just love...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dozens of locations throughout St. Paul!
St. Paul, MN  55101


Sponsor: St. Paul Art Collective
Telephone: 763-528-3057
Contact Name: Alexzan Richmond
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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The 35th National Pesticide Forum:Healthy Hives, Healthy Lives, Healthy LandEcological and Organic Strategies for Regeneration April 28-29, 2017 Friday: 5pm-10pm Saturday: 8am-10pm University of...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
University of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S #307
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Beyond Pesticides
Telephone: 202-543-5450
Contact Name: Jen Ruocco
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Every three months, the MALL is open to the public to come and browse our collection of over 100 original artworks, which may be checked out and enjoyed at home. Our collection features a changing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Folwell Recreation Center
1615 N Dowling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55412
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Every three months, the MALL is open to the public to come and browse our collection of over 100 original artworks, which may be checked out and enjoyed at home. Our collection features a changing...

Cost: free

Where:
Folwell Recreation Center
1615 N Dowling Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55412
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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TIM+THOM are pleased to announce the 4th annual Black Hearts Ball as one of the events closing out 2017’s Fashion Week; presented by Fashion Week Minnesota (#FWMN) and will be celebrating with...

Cost: $40 GA advance, $50 after April 15

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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AuSM's third annual gala celebration will take place April 28, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place and will feature an exciting evening of fantastic food, drinks, games of...

Cost: 75

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Ulrick
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Based on the original story The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and under the direction of Matthew Keefe.  A young boy, Mowgli, is discovered by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.  The...

Cost: $18 (ages 0-12), $20 (12+)

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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SCL drama students present the hilarious comedy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall from the novel by Jane Austen on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are...

Cost: $7/adults, $5/HS, and $3/pk-8

Where:
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
1200 Oakdale Ave
West St. Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
Telephone: 651-455-1521
Contact Name: Kristina Lewerenz
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Spend a night at the museum! Sleep under the dinosaurs or next to the mummy at our first-ever adult slumber party. In addition to museum admission, Camp-In guests receive: 2 meals and a snack 1...

Cost: 80-100

Where:
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Science Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-221-2529
Contact Name: Gail Fridlund
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Through a performance of diverse music from different genres, musicians from Hamline Church will demonstrate how any style or song is a potential mediator of the sacred and that despite the label...

Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)

Where:
Hamline Church United Methodist
1514 Englewood Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: 651-645-0667
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Happy Days, A New Musical Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again! APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017 Directed by Justin Cervantes A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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Opera Studio Scenes Thursday, April 27 & Friday, April 28, 2017 | 7:30 pm Two one-acts: Suor Angelica & Dido and Aeneas. Weber Music Hall Adult $11 | Senior $9 | UMD Faculty/Staff $6 | Student...

Cost: $4-$11

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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With Marc Destrubé at the helm, it’s an all-Brandenburg evening, featuring all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos. Pre-concert talk both evenings with artistic...

Cost: $10-25

Where:
Mount Olive Lutheran Church
2830 18th Ave NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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This fundraiser will take the Céili Band to the 2017 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil (music competition) in St. Louis. If they attain first or second place, they will travel on to compete in the 2017...

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Twin Cities-based guitarist David Singley celebrates the release of Good Hope, his first album in 20 years. David Singley brings a natural tension, flexibility and excellence to music that...

Cost: $15

Where:
Studio Z
275 East 4th Street, Suite 200
St Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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A world premiere of Thompson's setting for double chorus and double string ensemble. The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is an auditioned 80-voice choral ensemble based in the Twin Cities....

Cost: $35 preferred, $25 adults, $15 students

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 4th Street S.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Oratorio Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-488-8902
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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All In The Couch Presents: Trevor DeVine And The Immaculate Beings' debut album release show with very special guests: Marah in the Mainsail, and Love Sequence When: Friday, April 28th Where:...

Cost: $10

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Saint Paul, MN


Contact Name: Christian

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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Concordia University
1282 Concordia Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Friends of HCA Members' Spring Exhibition April 6 - May 6 Both Galleries Opening reception: April 6, 6-8pm (awards at 7pm in the gallery)

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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More than just a few-mile trek, the Walk to Defeat ALS® is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about....

Cost: Free

Where:
Sibley Park
900 Mound Ave
Mankato, MN  56001
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Sponsor: The ALS Association MN/ND/SD Chapter
Telephone: 612-672-0484
Contact Name: Ashley
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Celebrate Earth Month and turn your old electronics into jobs EVERY Saturday this April at Tech Dump and Tech Discounts, the nonprofit social...

Cost: minimal fee for some items

Where:
Tech Dump and Tech Discounts Locations
, MN


Sponsor: Tech Dump
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MINNEAPOLIS, JANUARY 17, 2016 -  FOOR Folx, the next exhibition opening at Intermedia Arts on February 16, uses interviews, photography, film, the written word, and more to explore often-taboo...

Cost: Siding scale $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Enjoy a new photography exhibit “Heyday: 35 years of Music in Minneapolis," a companion to the new book from Minnesota Historical Society Press featuring photography by Daniel Corrigan and text...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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The 5th annual HAMMS Event—short for Help A Minnesota Maker Succeed—is a Minnesota-made market with a twist. Attendees pay a small fee ($10 online or $15 at the door) and your collective...

Cost: $10 online or $15 at the door

Where:
City House
258 Mill St
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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This is America’s Dairyland. This class will go over everything you need to make your first batch of delicious cheese. Learn how easy, fun, and rewarding making cheese can be.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Go All-Grain! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This class will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Make and take art projects for all ages and abilities. Drop in for free, guided projects.

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan St.
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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The Winsome Goods Flagship store will be hosting four of its favorite brands for one day. Come by and shop new, USA-made collections that are not typically available to see in person in the Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Winsome Flagship
201 6th St SE #2
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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This class explores all the options available to the home brewer that desires a crystal clear beer. From process techniques to fining agents to filtering, you’ll leave here with tops on making...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. In the past decade, Michael Banning’s career has taken him from Minneapolis, to Milwaukee and Chicago. With...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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On View: April 29 - June 3, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2-5 p.m. Charles Lyon continues to be inspired by the delicacy and the intensity of flowers, specifically peonies, dahlias...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Saint Paul Art Crawl is an exciting weekend long event allowing visitors to visit over 400 participating artists in locations throughout St. Paul. Whether you are an Art Collector or just love...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Dozens of locations throughout St. Paul!
St. Paul, MN  55101


Sponsor: St. Paul Art Collective
Telephone: 763-528-3057
Contact Name: Alexzan Richmond
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We’ve got your mother covered!  Interact Center special event this weekend. Shop for jewelry, art, t-shirts and more before Mother’s Day! Grab some ethical eats from bacon to beets from the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts
1860 Minnehaha Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Interact Center
Telephone: 651-209-3575
Contact Name: Katherine Smith-Flores
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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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Arts North - Selections from the 22nd Annual, Arts in Harmony-Arts North-Show, the 2017 International Juried Art Traveling Exhibition The Arts North exhibition on display at the American Swedish...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The 36th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival brings 250+ new feature length and short narrative and documentary films representing 70+ countries to audiences throughout the...

Cost: $13

Where:
St. Anthony Main Theatre
115 SE Main St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: MSP Film Society
Telephone: 612.331.7563
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Rosalux Gallery, Mpls Reception: April 8th, 7-10pm Show runs: April 1-30 /Sat&Sun 12-4pm Rosalux Gallery is pleased to announce Time/Keep, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Krinke and David...

Cost: free

Where:
Rosalux Gallery
1400 Van Buren Street NE
#195
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Rosalux Gallery
Telephone: 612-801-6629
Contact Name: Rebecca Krinke
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Two Locations - free        Lowertown, St. Paul: Studio 242 Northern Warehouse, 308 Prince Street Kelly’s Depot Bar & Grill 241 E Kellogg Blvd Saint Paul Art Crawl

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lowertown, St. Paul: Studio 242 Northern Warehouse
Kelly’s Depot Bar & Grill 241 E Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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To celebrate the wildly popular Broadway hit, Wicked, coming to Minneapolis this April, FireLake downtown offers a Wicked Fast Theatre menu for show-goers to enjoy before a night out. Available...

Cost: $15

Where:
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar Minneapolis Do
31 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Celtic Collaborative present a reading of new writing with Jessica Mork , Jacqueline Hesse, Erin Hart, Paddy O’Brien & other local writers in the Eoin McKiernan Library.

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Good Morning Bedlam is performing at Surly Brewing Company!Good Morning Bedlam's show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that scissor-kicks in the air, a string bass...

Cost: Free

Where:
Surly Brewing Company
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Contact Name: Christian

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WHAT:           Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will host its 8th annual Beer Fest on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Beer lovers will have the chance to sample over 50 craft and microbrews...

Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of event

Where:
Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
15201 Zurich St
Columbus, MN  55025
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In partnership with Fashion Revolution Week and the #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES campaign, this shopping event hosted by Uptown boutique Showroom spotlights body-positive performances by a feminist comedy...

Cost: Free

Where:
Showroom
615 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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The 35th National Pesticide Forum:Healthy Hives, Healthy Lives, Healthy LandEcological and Organic Strategies for Regeneration April 28-29, 2017 Friday: 5pm-10pm Saturday: 8am-10pm University of...

Cost: 40.00

Where:
University of Minnesota
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota, 301 19th Ave S #307
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Beyond Pesticides
Telephone: 202-543-5450
Contact Name: Jen Ruocco
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Pawsitive Perspectives Assistance Dogs (PawPADs) 6th Annual Spring Celebration Fundraiser  This awesome event will include amazing live and silent auction deals, lots of tasty food and libations,...

Cost: $35 online until April 21st, $45 after and at the door. Kids are free

Where:
Royal Cliff Banquet and Conference Center
2280 Cliff Road
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: PawPADs
Contact Name: Jennifer Gaines
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Textile Center presents Commemorating His Purple Reign: A Textural Tribute to Prince   As the first anniversary nears of the death of one of Minnesota’s most famous sons, Textile Center...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Estuary, an exhibition of work by Simon Levin (Gresham, WI) and Amy Smith (Lincoln, NE), is an evolved dialogue of formal elements that explore ideas and properties of water. Making work from their...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Big Night Gala! Join us on the evening of Saturday, April 29th for the Big Brothers Big Sisters annual gala! Together we will celebrate the power of mentoring and the incredible potential of the...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis - Great Lakes Ballroom
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
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This exhibition, guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, reveals a vision of the attractions of the roadside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern clay Center
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Join us for the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference on April 26-29, 2017 where speakers, educators, parents, caregivers, mental health professionals, service providers, and individuals on the...

Cost: 15-300

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651.647.1083
Contact Name: Kelly Knack
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Based on the original story The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling and under the direction of Matthew Keefe.  A young boy, Mowgli, is discovered by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India.  The...

Cost: $18 (ages 0-12), $20 (12+)

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre Company
20 Civic Centre Drive NE
Rochester, MN  55904
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  Breanna’s Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna’s Gift, an organization bringing classes & workshops in visual arts, dance, music, theater and “Art...

Cost: $55 before April 21. $70 after April 21 and at the door

Where:
Plymouth Creek Center
14800 34th Avenue N
Plymouth, MN  55447
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Sponsor: Breanna's Gift
Telephone: (612) 462-7603
Contact Name: Mandy Granley
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Culture Piece Magazine is closing out Fashion Week MN with their very first fashion presentation. Culture Piece is bringing the culture and color to Fashion Week MN with all POC (people of color)...

Cost: $20 GA (VIP sold out)

Where:
Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis
901 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Fashion Week MN
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Founded in 2000, Monroe Crossing is one of the most popular and well-traveled bluegrass bands in the Midwest. The quintet plays 140-150 shows each year, and has appeared at The Big Top Chautauqua...

Cost: $25-$30

Where:
Ives Auditorium
Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Dr.
Bloomington, MN  55437
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SCL drama students present the hilarious comedy Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall from the novel by Jane Austen on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are...

Cost: $7/adults, $5/HS, and $3/pk-8

Where:
St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
1200 Oakdale Ave
West St. Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12
Telephone: 651-455-1521
Contact Name: Kristina Lewerenz
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Circus Juventas presents Sequins, Sawdust, Nouveau and Now!, their annual Spring Show, April 26 – May 6, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul.    These spring performances...

Cost: VIP: $25, Adult: $17.50, Children (3-10) and Seniors (65+) $14.50, Under 2: Free

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Spend a night at the museum! Sleep under the dinosaurs or next to the mummy at our first-ever adult slumber party. In addition to museum admission, Camp-In guests receive: 2 meals and a snack 1...

Cost: 80-100

Where:
Science Museum of Minnesota
120 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Science Museum of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-221-2529
Contact Name: Gail Fridlund
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Join us for the CD launch party for the debut release from The Northerly Gales, featuring a mixture of original compositions & both modern & traditional Celtic & American covers & arrangements....

Cost: $5 at door

Where:
The Celtic Junction Arts Center
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Irish Fair of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-645-0221
Contact Name: Michelle
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Graduate Student Recital: Percussion Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7:30 pm Weber Music Hall FREE

Cost: 0

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
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Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: Sherise Morgan
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Happy Days, A New Musical Heyyyyy! Happy Days are here again! APRIL 20 – MAY 14, 2017 Directed by Justin Cervantes A musical by Garry Marshall and Paul Williams based on the hit television...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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in:habit - An evening of new dance works by Erinn Liebhard exploring habit via repetition in jazz-influenced electronic musicMinneapolis - April 23rd and 30th and May 7th at The Icehouse,...

Cost: $13 in advance/ $15 at door

Where:
The Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Erinn Liebhard
Contact Name: Erinn Liebhard
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With Marc Destrubé at the helm, it’s an all-Brandenburg evening, featuring all six of Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos. Pre-concert talk both evenings with artistic...

Cost: $10-25

Where:
Sundin Hall at Hamline University
1531 Hewitt Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Mixed Blood presents the Regional Premiere of Qui Nguyen’s sexy and hilarious VIETGONE! A brilliant mash-up of comic book aesthetics, martial arts, and hip-hop. April 10 – April 30, 2017...

Cost: $0-$25

Where:
Mixed Blood Theatre
1501 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 612-338-6131
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By Sophocles. Directed by Brian Grandison. April 20-22, 26-29, 2017 at 7:30p.m. April 22, 29, 2017 at 2:30p.m. A long war has ended, bringing peace and celebration—and problems. Antigone, the...

Cost: $12-$15

Where:
Patsy Miller Studio Theatre
3003 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55113
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COLLIDE THEATRICAL PRESENTS:     LE PETIT MOULIN April 21-May 7, 2017 The Ritz Theater-345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 At the tail end of WW1 the Parisian nightclub, Le Petit Moulin is...

Cost: $24-$50

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: COLLIDE Theatrical
Telephone: 877-508-7890
Contact Name: Collide
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Four Watsons: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning “Jeopardy” champ; amiable techno-dweeb just...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean directed by Anne Byrd April 14 - May 14, 2017 Winner of the Critics Circle Award and multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards, this glorious comedy is a unique...

Cost: $21-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Are we entering our New Normal, or is this just a phase? Is ‘whitelash’ real, or just another piece of ‘fake news’? Pillsbury House Theatre commissioned five new 10-minute plays by...

Cost: All tickets are pick-your-price. Pay what you want for every show.

Where:
Pillsbury House Theatre
3501 Chicago Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-825-0459
Contact Name: Rachel Fettig
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Years after her son’s death, Mary, mother of Jesus, is visited by the Gospel writers seeking the truth. In an honest, insightful, and moving first-person narrative, Mary recounts her son’s...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Loudmouth Collective
Telephone: 651-243-0250
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Red Eye premieres WHILE YOU WERE OUT A new play Conceived & Directed by Andrew Dolan & Hayley Finn Written by Hayley Finn Here’s your chance to get inside the head of a character like you’ve...

Cost: $8-$25

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
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Searching for your Prince Not-Alarming? Wondering why your work spouse keeps texting you eggplant emojis? Then do we have a show for you! Relationships of all kinds are the focus of this sketch...

Cost: $25 - $34

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Brave New Workshop
Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Taylor
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All In The Couch Presents: Trevor DeVine And The Immaculate Beings' debut album release show with very special guests: Marah in the Mainsail, and Love Sequence When: Friday, April 28th Where:...

Cost: $10

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
Saint Paul, MN


Contact Name: Christian

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Good Morning Bedlam is performing at Day Block Brewing Company with Victor's Door and Of The Wild!Good Morning Bedlam's show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that...

Cost: $7

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415


Contact Name: Christian Cole

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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The Local Music Scene is a monthly show at Bryant Lake Bowl Theater. Each month a different local musician or group performs their original music and The Local Music Scene performers use the lyrics...

Cost: $8 in advance, $10 at door

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN
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Telephone: 612-859-6150
Contact Name: Philip Simondet
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Why is it so hard to grow up? GIRL is a good girl: smart, beautiful, and a little rebellious, or, as her family would say, “hard-headed.” For the most part, she has played by the rules,...

Cost: $40

Where:
Penumbra Theatre
270 North Kent Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Penumbra Theatre
Telephone: 651-224-3180
Contact Name: Amy Thomas
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April 27 – May 28, 2017 Receptions: Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”  –Pablo...

Cost: Free

Where:
Atrium Gallery - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Jeffrey Stenbom and Mike Vance April 7 – May 12, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 25, 7:00 p.m. Two veterans,...

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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April 15 - May 14, 2017 Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon Directed by Lisa Channer "A splendid, intelligent musical... It's all you can hope for in children's theatre. But the...

Cost: $12 - $41

Where:
Artistry - Schneider Theater
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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