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Authentic Joy

St. Paul’s superstar Thai spot opens a polished Minneapolis sister, Krungthep Thai Cuisine


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As an American, I’m always troubled by the arguments about “authenti-city” that descend into discussions about Asian restaurants. You surely have heard them: assertions that a particular chef is not really Thai, or a Sichuan chef is not really Chinese, or a sushi chef is not really Japanese. Claims that you don’t get the really good food unless you’re of the right ethnicity or dining with a partner of the right ethnicity. Like I said, as an American raised in a world in which people are supposed to be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, everything in me bristles at this notion. What happens if you swap out Thai food and white customers for Scandinavian food and black customers? Imagine the protests that would erupt if applicants for a Scandinavian chef job were weeded out according to ethnicity, or if it were well known that black customers would be served lousy, dumbed-down Scandinavian food unless they dined with someone obviously born in Oslo? All right-thinking people would recoil from that—and I think even self-interested bigots would too, because any cuisine that operates from racial purity instead of merit diminishes itself. African-born Marcus Samuelsson probably deserves as much credit for the current revolution in Scandinavian cooking as anyone, so what part of authenticity is derived from passion, enthusiasm, commitment, drive, and talent?

Another thing I don’t like about the notion of authenticity is that it allows people to claim it as a trump card in arguments: if you say restaurant X is authentic, and I say restaurant X is bad, then your next gambit is to say the reason I don’t like restaurant X is because I don’t appreciate the authenticity.

The final thing I don’t like about claims of authenticity (See? I meant it when I said I really, really don’t like them!) is that they’re used to excuse all sins. Were the walls filthy? Well, that’s how they are back in the
motherland. Were the plates never cleared, the check never delivered, the service rude? If you were any kind of world traveler, you’d know you should pay extra for that!

And yet, as much as I recoil from this freighted, popular, trump-card notion of authenticity, there’s something to it that can’t be discarded. Sit in front of enough renditions of pad Thai and it becomes clear enough that some dishes aspire to a vision of lime and buoyancy, while others are merely sugary noodle-pudding. Authenticity is too useful a shorthand to get rid of when it becomes clear that restaurant X orients itself toward the traditions of another land and restaurant Y doesn’t.

No restaurant in Minnesota has been more enmeshed with notions of authenticity in the past five years than Bangkok Thai Deli. The original location (the back of a grocery store off St. Paul’s University Avenue) has become a cult phenomenon for its spectacular food and its setting, which is so awkward it seems like farce. First, you find the grocery store that reeks of old fish sauce and dust. Next, steer yourself past the young cashier desultorily cracking gum and texting. Finally, push through the side door into the windowless courtyard supplied with tables and photo-murals that look like they’re from a New Jersey diner circa 1973. When it comes time to order, no one will understand a word you say—and vice versa—but it’s awesome. Awesome! I never felt entirely comfortable steering people towards Bangkok Thai Deli for various reasons of ambience and service (authenticity be darned), but when I heard that the owners had opened a second location, Krungthep Thai Cuisine, in the former Seafood Palace smack dab in the middle of Eat Street in Minneapolis, I rushed over.

Holy basil, Krungthep Thai is the Holy Grail. Authentic as six stalks of lemongrass in your bowl of soup, friendly, polished, service-oriented: welcome to the new best Thai restaurant in the metro. What to get? Where to start?!

A couple of hor mok are a great kickoff. The curried versions of fish mousseline cooked in banana-leaf cups are creamy, luscious, and wildly perfumed. The lemongrass salad with shrimp is spicy, fresh, and exquisite, with thinly sliced scallions and galangal, plus three kinds of chili peppers, handfuls of herbs, and toasted cashews. The chicken larb is equally spectacular, the toasted rice powder giving the combination of ground chicken and spice depth while the fresh lime, herbs, and chilies give it dimension. The papaya salad is clean, spicy, gorgeous, and delicious. The red curry is another must-order. It’s light and lively, boasting the beautiful fragrance of kaffir lime leaves and perfectly showcasing little Thai bitterball eggplants, which acquire an almost anise-like freshness from the contrasting spice.  

The service was truly charming. On a few occasions, I noticed my server breaking into a quick jog in order to get from kitchen to dining-room table with the greatest speed, and they were always Johnny-on-the-spot to refill water glasses and pots of tea with a smile. (As of this writing the beer-and-wine license they’ve applied for was not in place. That larb next to a beer will be a cheap-date joy.)

But wait, there’s more! This new Krungthep Thai actually offers quite a lot that its sister in St. Paul doesn’t, namely pricier seafood dishes, in the spirit of the former tenant, Seafood Palace. I tried a whole sea bass, steamed and covered with a beautiful emerald-green bed of finely minced herbs, garlic, and various chilies, and found it to be gorgeous, fresh, and delicious. The few things I tried that I didn’t love tended to fall into the category of workaday—not bad, but simply not soaring to the heights of Krungthep’s other dishes. The pork satay, for instance, was fried to a crisp and terrifically bland, and its two accompaniments—peanut sauce and a fresh cucumber-pickle salad—were not nearly as good as they are at the resolutely Western restaurant Chino Latino.

Is that unfair, to compare an Uptown big-money fusion spot to a tiny immigrant-driven start-up? I’d argue no, because when it comes to the rest of the menu, Krungthep can hold its own with the best in town, whether the measure is authenticity or a more universal standard, namely the sheer joy that comes from being served something staggeringly and knee-weakeningly delicious.
 

Thirty-Second Scoop

St. Paul’s Thai cult-sensation Bangkok Thai Deli brings bliss-inducing food west, at Krungthep Thai.

Bites

Ideal Meal: Start light and spicy with the chicken larb or the lemongrass shrimp (they’re similar), add a curry, and a noodle soup. Tip: Chicken-wing fanatics, take note: excellence here resides. Not particularly Thai, just crunchy, fat, and good. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Prices: Most entrées $7-$12. Address: Krungthep Thai Cuisine, 2523 Nicollet Ave., Mpls., 612-874-7721
 

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Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

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

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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

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

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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

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

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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

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

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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

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

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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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Join us for an overview on a wide range of resources available at the James J. Hill Center, from our large collection of books to online resources like A to Z Databases, IBISWorld, SimplyMap, and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
Website »

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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The Duluth Art Institute offers a regular open studio session at the Depot. No matter what your medium or ability, come and join a weekly art group for practice and camaraderie. Bring your own...

Cost: $5

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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

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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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Please join us for a special evening with Pauline Boss, author of Ambiguous Loss. The evening's topic will be "Coping with Losing Someone One Memory at a Time." Dr. Pauline Boss provides a name...

Cost: $20.00 for early bird tickets.

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Rakhma Homes
Telephone: 612-824-2345
Contact Name: Lindsey Fossum
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Cure the winter blues with a delicious dining experience at Borough with an Oskar Blues beer dinner.  Chef Mike DeCamp is creating a 5 course dinner that will be paired with Oskar Blues Brewery...

Cost: 75

Where:
Borough
730 North Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Borough
Telephone: 612-354-3135
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The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel. Chakra symbols represent the circular centers of energy, and they correspond to the nerve plexuses and organs in the physical nervous system. By focusing on...

Cost: $128 full course pre-pay, $18 single pre-pay, $20 single drop in

Where:
Modus Locus
3500 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: IntraAwareness
Telephone: 612-930-2662
Contact Name: Jeremiah Rangel
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Jim Walsh will be at Amsterdam Bar and Hall on Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30pm for a launch event for his new book, "Gold Experience: Following Prince in the '90s." Presented by SubText Books....

Cost: Free, please RSVP

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 West 6th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: SubText Books
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

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Take Five Tuesday Rogue Valley Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 6:00pm 6:00pm Social Hour | 7:00pm Concert Rogue Valley Rogue Valley is an Americana group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, whose music is...

Cost: Tickets $25

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

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Batsheva Dance Company Tue, Jan 24, 7:30 pm Carlson Family Stage   Decadance 2017 The 18 dancers of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company flood the stage with such energy and intensity that...

Cost: $42, $52, $62

Where:
Northrop
84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 612.624.2345
Contact Name: Marika Kelly
Website »

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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
View map »


Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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


Website »

More information

The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
View map »


Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
Website »

More information

The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

More information

“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

More information

Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

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


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

More information

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

More information

The University of Okoboji Winter Games has events on and off the Iowa Great Lakes. Events on the lakes include Broomball, Flag Football, Softball, Keg Toss, Polar Plunge and much more. Live...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Okoboji
243 W. Broadway
Arnolds Park, IA  51331
View map »


Sponsor: The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 712 332 2107
Contact Name: Kara Matheson
Website »

More information

The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
View map »


Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

More information

Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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

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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
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Join the Duluth Art Institute for the biggest “show and tell” event of the arts calendar. DAI members share one piece of art made in 2016. This is a wonderful expression of what regional art is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Insitute
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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NorthGate Brewing is excited to present Trivia Mafia, every Thursday night at its taproom in Northeast Minneapolis. Bring your friends, form teams, and show off your knowledge. 

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing Company
783 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: NorthGate Brewing Company
Telephone: 612-354-2858
Contact Name: NorthGate Brewing
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Minnesota Opera brings a rediscovered musical gem from Mozart’s era to the stage. Diana, the goddess of chastity, is the target of Cupid’s interference as he brings unwelcome love and passion...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Thanks to its inherently upbeat and singable material, Josh Abbott Band has become one of the leading acts in Texas music, winning four trophies in the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards. But...

Cost: 18

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $10

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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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
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The University of Okoboji Winter Games has events on and off the Iowa Great Lakes. Events on the lakes include Broomball, Flag Football, Softball, Keg Toss, Polar Plunge and much more. Live...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Okoboji
243 W. Broadway
Arnolds Park, IA  51331
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Sponsor: The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 712 332 2107
Contact Name: Kara Matheson
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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

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

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For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
Website »

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The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

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Marketplace Events, producers of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and Holiday Boutique, is launching a new event that will cater to home improvement enthusiasts. The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling...

Cost: $12 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children five and under are free

Where:
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415

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Ken Gonzales-Day's award-winning photographs and research are helping transform understanding of the history of racialized violence in the United States. He supplements photographs with research...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 East 4th St
St.Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

More information

The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

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


Website »

More information

This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

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


Website »

More information

Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 612-871-4907
Website »

More information

Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

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


Website »

More information

The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Every 4th Friday of the month beginning January 27th, The Lounge at Victor’s brings you Victor’s on Vinyl: the merging of an exclusive listening club with a dining experience. Each event...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Victor's on Water
205 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Victor's on Water
Telephone: 952-474-8879
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  From January 27 through Feb 5, 2017 Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre present Cellula.  An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets...

Cost: Children $8/ Adults $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
Telephone: 612-724-1435
Contact Name: Kathleen Conroy
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Mobsters Inc." Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands of...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
Website »

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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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All in the Timing A “tour de force” of six hilarious plays by David Ives, one of America’s great comic playwrights. JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Directors:Ben RatkowskiBrian JoyceBrian...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Rachel Platten shot to fame with 2015’s uplifting smash hit “Fight Song,” which rose to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA. Platten won a...

Cost: $39 & $54

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Boulevard
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Thanks to its inherently upbeat and singable material, Josh Abbott Band has become one of the leading acts in Texas music, winning four trophies in the inaugural Texas Regional Radio Awards. But...

Cost: 18

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Website »

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

Cost: $15

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
Website »

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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
View map »


Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
Website »

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The University of Okoboji Winter Games has events on and off the Iowa Great Lakes. Events on the lakes include Broomball, Flag Football, Softball, Keg Toss, Polar Plunge and much more. Live...

Cost: $0.00

Where:
Okoboji
243 W. Broadway
Arnolds Park, IA  51331
View map »


Sponsor: The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 712 332 2107
Contact Name: Kara Matheson
Website »

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The St. Paul JCC celebrates the Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival with the Forever Funny gallery exhibit, which consists of jokes and cartoons featured in renowned author and humorist William...

Cost: 0

Where:
St. Paul JCC
1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: St. Paul JCC
Telephone: 651-255-4757
Contact Name: Marley Richman
Website »

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Exhibiting Artist: Lindsy Halleckson January 5 – February 26, 2017 In Lindsy Halleckson’s solo exhibition mindfulness and the connection with nature are the two basic themes. Halleckson...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Force of Nature works by Mary Olson January 12 - February 19 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: January 12, 6-8pm  

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6487
Contact Name: Lynn Anderson
Website »

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Exhibiting Artists: Katayoun Amjadi and Ellie Kingsbury January 13 – February 17, 2017   Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 31, 7:00...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

The Invention of Certainty works by Hilary Greenstein January 12 - February 19 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm

Cost: Free

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

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Nothing is better than wearing a warm pair of slipper boots on a cold winter day. Felt your own custom pair by making a pattern from your foot, layering wool over the pattern, saturating with warm...

Cost: $95-105 + $20 materials fee

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


Website »

More information

For experienced potters who wish to contribute to Empty Bowl (benefitting the food bank).

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
2229 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN  55806
View map »


Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-723-1310
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute Lincoln Center
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Kirsten Aune uses a unique painting technique to create large-scale quilts and wearable elements. See her studio and process in this free artist demo.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Magic Smelt Parade Shop
128 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
Website »

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Travel back in time to a fanciful medieval village filled with opportunities for problem-solving, storytelling and imaginative play. Design and build your own chair, cook a delicious meal using...

Cost: Ages 1-101: $7.95; Museum Members: Free; Children under age 1: Free

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum's MOA "pop-up"
60 E. Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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Now in its 43rd year, the Winter Carnival Orchid Show has become the premier winter event for orchid lovers throughout the Midwest, attended by nearly 5,000 orchid enthusiasts. Perhaps in response...

Cost: Cost $5 for adults $1.00 off with Winter Carnival Button

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Orchid Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 612-223-4059
Contact Name: Michael Dyda
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Start the new year with the luscious, deep colors and rich surface treatments from this month’s featured artists. From the crackled landscapes in Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti’s work, to...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Museum
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Mill City Museum
Telephone: 612-341-7582
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Celebrate winter in Minnesota with special displays of St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes, a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket...

Cost: Included with $6-10 site admission

Where:
James. J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-297-2555
Website »

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Marketplace Events, producers of the Minneapolis Home + Garden Show and Holiday Boutique, is launching a new event that will cater to home improvement enthusiasts. The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling...

Cost: $12 at the door; $4 for children ages six – 12; children five and under are free

Where:
401 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415

More information

The outdoor ice rink at Southdale Center will open for its second season on Saturday, November 19, ushering in a festive season at the mall. Southdale Center will be among the first outdoor ice...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Southdale Center
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN  55435
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Experience the adventures of Minnesota's hardy ice harvesters. Cut blocks of ice out of the pond with a vintage ice saw and pull an antique ice plow. Weigh blocks of ice, use chipping tools, and...

Cost: $5

Where:
Richardson Nature Center
8737 E Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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We will get you started on making cheese at home by showing you a variety of techniques including cutting the curd, separating the curds and whey, and using a cheese press and waxing hard cheese....

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Through a collaboration with Green Card Voices, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, ASI has created an exhibition that uses video storytelling to present seven experiences of contemporary...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis, established in 1907, was America’s first public wildflower garden. The garden is the inspiration for Florilegia—a collection of botanical...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The 2017 Winter Film Series highlights the work of Swedish filmmakers Kristina Lindström, Fredrik Gertten, John O. Olsson, Dvorit Shargal, Karin af Klintberg and Anders Helgeson and a compilation...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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We're FOUR now and we can't wait to celebrate with you!On Saturday, January 28th from 12pm-8pm we will be celebrating our 4th year of business and it's all because of YOU!Special Release: $15 for a...

Cost: Free

Where:
NorthGate Brewing
783 harding street ne
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 612-749-4203
Contact Name: Matty B
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Flat plane figure carving, capturing many folkloric personalities in wood, is a Nordic art medium embodying a range of social, societal and cultural narratives. The Stories They Told is an...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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"Worlding" is curated by Kate Casanova and Patrick K. Pryor and features artwork by: Andrea Carlson Preston Drum Andy DuCett Nicole Gordon Sarah Faye McPherson Lamar Peterson "Worlding" is a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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"Swede Hollow" is a ravine on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, it is like a haunting former industrial site overtaken by nature with a bike path running through it. But in the 1800s...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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This internationally acclaimed exhibition is a moving series of photographs by Sweden's award-winning photojournalist Marcus Wennman about refugee children who fled Syria, leaving everything...

Cost: $10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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As winter sets in, the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce hopes to help get people outside. This January, they will host the 14th annual Ice Golf on frozen Prior Lake outside of Charlie’s on Prior....

Cost: $30

Where:
Charlie's on Prior
3950 Green Heights Trail SW
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 619-206-0685
Contact Name: Dara Levine
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Squire House Gardens Announces Free, Saturday Winter Afternoon Garden “Talk & Tea” Series The popular annual winter “Talk and Tea” series featuring informal and lively discussions on...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Squire House Gardens
3390 St. Croix Trail S.
Afton, MN  55001
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Sponsor: Squire House Gardens
Telephone: 651-436-8080
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Work, a Spotlight exhibition of new paintings by Joshua Huyser, opens January 28th at Groveland Gallery.  Simple objects, such as vintage packaging and household ephemera, have long been favorite...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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We will get you started on making cheese at home by showing you a variety of techniques including cutting the curd, separating the curds and whey, and using a cheese press and waxing hard cheese....

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Celebrate winter in Minnesota with special displays of St. Paul Winter Carnival memorabilia, Great Northern Railway Winter Carnival uniforms, snowshoes, a luxurious wolverine carriage blanket...

Cost: Included with $6-10 site admission

Where:
James. J. Hill House
240 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-297-2555
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When: Saturday, January 28, 2017 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm Where: St. Louis Park Roller Garden, 5622 W Lake St, St Louis Park Cost: $10 in advance or $15 at the door​ Join us at the Roller Garden...

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

Where:
St. Louis Park Roller Garden
5622 W Lake St
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources, Inc.
Telephone: 952-200-3030
Contact Name: Andrea Paulet
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Presented by Hiway Federal Credit Union, Winter Jazz Festival features some of the best local and nationally-known jazz musicians for two days in downtown Saint Paul. The 2017 Winter Jazz Festival...

Cost: $25 for Saturday, $35 for Sunday, $50 for both days

Where:
Downtown Saint Paul
St. Paul, MN  55102


Sponsor: Twin Cities Jazz Festival
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Nålbinding is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have...

Cost: $95-105 + materials fee

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Women's Art Resource of Minnesota (WARM) invites you to join us at the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN for our newest exhibit-Zoetic: Our cumulative Legacy. The artists involved in this...

Cost: Free

Where:
Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave., North,
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: The WARM (Women's Art Resources
Telephone: 612-781-6409
Contact Name: Layl McDill
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The Fogelberg, Red Wing, and APS Artists exhibition features the work of Megan Mitchell and Joshua Woof, 2015 recipients of the Fogelberg Studio Fellowship; David Swenson, the 2016 Red Wing...

Cost: free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Northern Clay Center
Telephone: 612.339.8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Our annual Salon fundraiser will bring a ray of sunshine into your life during the cold, dark days of winter and remind you of New Beginnings. The event features bright, lively background music...

Cost: $20 in advance or $30 at the door

Where:
Minneapolis Photo Center
2400 N Second Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra
Contact Name: Joe Burling
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Skyway Theatre presents...Stone Arch IslesStone Arch Isles began performing in September of 2016, and since then the group has played numerous venues around the Twin Cities. Their rise to...

Cost: 10 - 15

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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As we look forward to the giant "RESET" button that is 2017, we just have one more hill to get over - the holiday season.    This year, bring the family you've been violently disagreeing with...

Cost: $33-$38

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
Contact Name: Hillary
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Mystery Cafe presents: "Let's Kill the Boss!" Mystery Cafe is the Twin Cities' Original Comedy Who-Dunnit Dinner Theater. Since 1989, Mystery Cafe has delighted hundreds of companies and thousands...

Cost: $67.75 tax included

Where:
Park Plaza Hotel
4460 West 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN  55435
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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The ex-FedsMoosepie, MN is a friendly resort town with an unusual problem; Reports of missing time and...missing persons. Could it be alien abduction, or is the culprit much closer to home? Former...

Cost: $65.66/ticket - Tax included

Where:
Majestic Oaks Golf Course
701 Bunker Lake Blvd. NE
Ham Lake , MN  55304
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Sponsor: The Mystery Cafe
Telephone: 763-566-2583
Contact Name: Brian Kelly
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  From January 27 through Feb 5, 2017 Z Puppets Rosenschnoz and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre present Cellula.  An innovative production from Minneapolis performers Z Puppets...

Cost: Children $8/ Adults $15

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
Telephone: 612-724-1435
Contact Name: Kathleen Conroy
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Minnesota Opera brings a rediscovered musical gem from Mozart’s era to the stage. Diana, the goddess of chastity, is the target of Cupid’s interference as he brings unwelcome love and passion...

Cost: $25-$200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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“To create something new, we must first love what is old.” Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late fifties, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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All in the Timing A “tour de force” of six hilarious plays by David Ives, one of America’s great comic playwrights. JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017 Directors:Ben RatkowskiBrian JoyceBrian...

Cost: $20-$25

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-429-5674
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The Lonely Knees are coming to Chatfield! They're playing the Legion Room as part of the 13th Annual Chill Fest, presented by the Chosen Valley Community Foundation. Spend a day in Chatfield,...

Cost: $10

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
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Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
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Produced by the ever-innovative Sandbox Theatre, Big Money is world premiere story based on the life of Michael Larson, who cracked the code of the 1980s game show “Press Your Luck.” Created by...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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Join us for the 9th annual Finding a CURE Gala on January 28th, 2017 at MUSE Event Center, located in the North Loop, Minneapolis, Minnesota. CURE is the American Cancer Society’s primary young...

Cost: 80.00

Where:
Muse Event Center
107 3rd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: American Cancer Society
Telephone: 651-491-8045
Contact Name: Maggie Hooley
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Skyway Theatre Presents....NIGHTOWLSHailing from the underground of Los Angeles, CA, NIGHTOWLS have become a force to be reckoned with in the global dance music scene with an impressive 2015...

Cost: 18.00

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Minnesota’s first stand-up comedy showcase style club opened May 7, 2016. Royal Comedy Theatre is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins, a suburb ten minutes west of Minneapolis with small town charm....

Cost: $15

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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CAAM Chinese Dance Theater presents the world premiere, "Keepsakes: A Chinese Love Story" Critically acclaimed choreographer Lili Teng has created some of the most graceful, intricate and...

Cost: $15 advance, $20 at door + fees

Where:
The O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
2004 Randolph Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
Telephone: (651) 774-0806
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Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken Directed by Joe Chvala "This horticultural horror will have you screaming with laughter..." – New York Post In this zany musical comedy,...

Cost: $29 - $41

Where:
Schneider Theater - Artistry
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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This sidesplitting, uplifting peek into the lives of the rural Norwegian Lutherans who audiences first fell in love with in 2005 is the sixth chapter of the story begun in the original Church...

Cost: $29 and up

Where:
Plymouth Playhouse
2705 Annapolis Lane N
Plymouth, MN  55441
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Sponsor: Plymouth Playhouse
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