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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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Burn baby burn we have the disco inferno! Dust off those bell bottoms, find your big sunglasses, roller-skates and halter tops! The bigger the hair, the better at the Lurcat Disco party during Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cafe and Bar Lurcat
1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Burn baby burn we have the disco inferno! Dust off those bell bottoms, find your big sunglasses, roller-skates and halter tops! The bigger the hair, the better at the Lurcat Disco party during Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cafe and Bar Lurcat
1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Jump-start your homebrew adventure! Learn how to brew with our experienced brewmasters in a fun, hands-on setting. We’ll demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer with malt extract, so you can...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Make your own bubbly, fizzy, delicious soda pop! Register today for the whole family to create a new household favorite! Our brewing experts will guide you through the magic of soda making; then...

Cost: $25

Where:
Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
5825 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN  55416
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"THE FARM" in Lakeville, MN Sat May 26th, 12-6. And Open every Saturday and Sunday.  Hands-on, kid and family friendly petting farm! Deer, goats, sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows, and more! ...

Cost: 10.00

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

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Glensheen will kick off a new programing series for children called, “Sunday Funday.” The new programming offers parents and their young children, ages 4 to 8, the chance to learn and be...

Cost: RSVP

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Downtown Saint Paul is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic that only you and your friends can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with...

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

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

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café. Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Celebrate the 11th year the bald eagle has been taken off of the Endangered Species List since it was placed on it in 1973. Take part in outdoor eagle and raptor programs, see live minnow...

Cost: Free

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave.
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
Website »

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

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

More information

P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Website »

More information

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

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

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

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


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

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

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
View map »


Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Join Churches United for the Homeless on Tuesday, June 26th at 9:00 a.m. for the grand opening of the Bright Sky Apartments, located at 3305 3rd Avenue NE in Moorhead (behind Cashwise). There will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bright Sky Apartments
3305 3rd Ave N
Moorhead, MN  56560
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Sponsor: Churches United for the Homeless
Contact Name: Babs Coler
Website »

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

Cost: $77-185

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


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

More information

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

Cost: No Cost

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


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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 763-488-9965
Website »

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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Experience the idea that’s becoming a movement: Your 50 Fun Things List! What if you committed to doing 50 FUN things in just one year? Women and men just like you are making that commitment at...

Cost: $20 for WIN Members, $25 for Non-Members; Hosted Appetizers Included.

Where:
Burger Moe’s Patio
242 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Win/Win Connects
Contact Name: Teresa Thomas
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

Cost: cost be $25.00 per adult 8.00 per child 50.00 per family and group

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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A new generation of protesters is becoming increasingly disruptive, blocking streets, shutting down transit lines, and occupying major thoroughfares to demonstrate against fatal police shootings...

Cost: $10

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $50-89

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

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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Website »

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

Cost: $14-$16

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

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

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

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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WHAT:                                 Chamber Town Talk: Trends and Truths About the Future Workforce...

Cost: This event is open to both members ($15) and non-members ($20).

Where:
Jax Cafe
1928 University Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

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

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

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

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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One of the most beloved characters of all-time flies to life in this enchanting musical. Join us for the magic and music of this tale about the beauty of being a child and the journey of growing...

Cost: $12

Where:
Lundstrum Performing Arts
1617 North 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Telephone: 612-521-2600
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Glensheen is proud to present Concerts on the Pier for all to enjoy an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!   GATES 6 | MUSIC 7 | FREE | ALL AGES LOCAL BREWS, BEVS & FOOD...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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Glensheen is proud to announce the return of our Wednesday night event series, Beer Garden at Glensheen! A different local brewery will be featured each Wednesday Night. Come sip on craft beers...

Cost: free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: $50-89

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Officer Tom Dunnwald from the Brooklyn Park Police Department will explain how K-9s are used in police work, and will present obedience and narcotic detection demonstrations with his K-9 partner,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Maple Grove Library
8001 Main St N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Maple Grove Library
Telephone: 612-543-KNOW (5669)
Website »

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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Website »

More information

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

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


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

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

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

More information

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

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $14-$16

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


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
View map »


Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

More information

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

Cost: $77-185

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


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

More information

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

Cost: No Cost

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


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

More information

Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
View map »


Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
Website »

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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
View map »


Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
Website »

More information

Join Tickets for Kids Charities at CHS FIELD for a kid-friendly good time featuring games, activities, food, and fun for the whole family. Celebrate TFK’s mission to provide at-risk children with...

Cost: 0

Where:
CHS Field (Saint's Stadium)
360 North Broadway Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Tickets for Kids Charities
Telephone: 612-695-8018
Contact Name: Susan Murray
Website »

More information

Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $8.00

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


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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One of the most beloved characters of all-time flies to life in this enchanting musical. Join us for the magic and music of this tale about the beauty of being a child and the journey of growing...

Cost: $12

Where:
Lundstrum Performing Arts
1617 North 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Telephone: 612-521-2600
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Rock out to music from local musicians, enjoy different grub from the best food trucks in town and maybe do some of your own judging of the first-ever chalk art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maple Island Park
100-110 4th Ave SE
Little Falls, MN  56345
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Telephone: 320-632-0960
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a...

Cost: 60

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: Skyler
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Join the community of Melrose for a fun weekend full of music, contests, pig races, pageants, fireworks and the parade! All family friendly events happening from Friday, June 29th to Sunday, July...

Cost: 0

Where:
Sauk River Park
206 N 5th Ave NE
Melrose, MN  56352
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Sponsor: Melrose Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 320-256-7174
Contact Name: Sara Hoffner
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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Open Build Fridays at The Works Museum are designed with your youngest engineers in mind. Perfect for ages 3-5, these open-ended activities feature different building toys and materials each week,...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

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

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Rain Taxi is proud to present PRINT MATTERS, a summer book fair happening on Friday, June 29 (3pm to 8pm) and Saturday, June 30, 2018 (10am to 4pm) at the Progress Center on the Minnesota State...

Cost: Friday: $10 Entry; Saturday: FREE

Where:
Progress Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave. N.,
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Rain Taxi Review of Books
Telephone: 612-825-1528
Contact Name: Kelly Everding
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $8.00

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

Cost: $50-89

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

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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Claudia Schmidt and Dean Magraw have been intersecting musically for almost 30 years. The dance of Claudia's soaring vocals, dulcimer and 12 string with Dean's ultrafluid guitar style is...

Cost: 20

Where:
Ginkgo Coffeehouse
720 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 645-2647
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The vibrant and bold Flying Foot Forum presents an inspiring evening of dance, theatre and percussion set in a Paris sidewalk café. Visit parksquaretheatre.org for dates and times.

Cost: $27-60

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Greg Coleman has been active in the Minnesota comedy scene since 2012. Coleman was voted Best New Comic of 2012 at the MN Comedy Awards. In 2014, Greg was a finalist in the HBO Sponsored ABFF...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Boston-born Bill Burr first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, and later became a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He is known...

Cost: $45

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 161-262-42345
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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

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


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

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

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

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

Cost: $14-$16

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Join the community of Melrose for a fun weekend full of music, contests, pig races, pageants, fireworks and the parade! All family friendly events happening from Friday, June 29th to Sunday, July...

Cost: 0

Where:
Sauk River Park
206 N 5th Ave NE
Melrose, MN  56352
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Sponsor: Melrose Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 320-256-7174
Contact Name: Sara Hoffner
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

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

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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
View map »


Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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SEE THOUSANDS OF MOTORCYCLES IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME: ANNOUNCING THE 13th ANNUAL PATRIOT RIDE TO BENEFIT MINNESOTA’S MILITARY, VETERANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL 5,000 + riders to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Anoka County Airport north
10188 Radisson Rd NE
Blaine, MN
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

More information

On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Making the move to All-Grain Brewing is a rite of passage to be celebrated! But a little trepidation is only natural. Our expert All Grain gurus will show you how to ditch the dread and learn how...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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  We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Inbound Brew Co on Saturday, June 30th  @ 11AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome North Loop...

Cost: $30

Where:
Inbound Brew Co.
701 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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You don’t need a fancy pedigree to make great wine! With our help, anyone can become a Master Vintner and learn how to create exceptional wine from start to finish. Master the art of winemaking...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Come join us every Saturday from May-October 2018! Minnesota Brewery Running Series hosts a 5K at a different Minneapolis Brewery every weekend. All events include 5K-ish fun run, free beer, free...

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


Sponsor: Brewery Running Series
Website »

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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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A surprising number of the plants that abound in urban areas and are scorned as “weeds” have awesome healing properties! Furthermore, some of the beautiful flowers that are favored for...

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

Where:
Midtown Greenway and Humboldt Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Four Season Foraging
Telephone: 612-440-5958
Contact Name: Maria Wesserle
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: 59.00

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $8.00

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

Cost: $50-89

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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High Brow and the Shades provide high energy dance music from the last five decades. High Brow and the Shades entertains everyone in your audience, young, old, and everyone in-between and engages...

Cost: Beverage and food

Where:
American Legion Dan Patch Post 643
12375 Princton Ave
Savage, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Legion
Telephone: (952) 894-6940 Addr
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Boston-born Bill Burr first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, and later became a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He is known...

Cost: $45

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 161-262-42345
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Kesha's much-anticipated release Rainbow, featuring the single "Praying," didn't disappoint. Now see the vocal powerhouse live on the outdoor stage at Mystic Lake Casino...

Cost: $39

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
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Greg Coleman has been active in the Minnesota comedy scene since 2012. Coleman was voted Best New Comic of 2012 at the MN Comedy Awards. In 2014, Greg was a finalist in the HBO Sponsored ABFF...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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June 30 • 8 pm • Mystic Amphitheater • $39 General Admission

Cost: $39

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
Contact Name: Rachel Austin
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With all the craziness going on in the world, wouldn’t you like a day off, too? Play hooky with us at our hilarious new sketch comedy revue, as we continue our 60th anniversary season with...

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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