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THE KIDS UNLOAD from school buses outside Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis like thirty-second notes, tiny bundles of energy tripping over themselves in excitement. As they stream into the hall for a concert, some stop to marvel at the several-story likeness of Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä pasted to the side of the building, his silver hair, wire glasses, and twinkly eyes resembling, in their minds perhaps, the Wizard of Oz. But they will not be seeing the Wizard today.

Inside the hall, the conductor striding to the podium is well over six feet tall, with shaggy brown hair and a youthful half-smile that could be mistaken for a smirk. The music begins with a jolt, and as the children bounce in their seats, the man with the baton bops along with them. This is Mischa Santora, associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, and perhaps the most talented local conductor you’ve never heard of. He has been hailed by the New York Times for his “spacious, resonant, and accomplished” performances. But to these kids, he might as well be a babysitter.

If it appears that Santora gets the conducting gigs that Vänskä, one of the most celebrated conductors working today, is too busy preparing marquee Mozart performances to lead himself, well, it’s true. In addition to helping rehearse the orchestra, Santora leads some of the children’s concerts, Pops performances, and Casual Classics (in which the musicians trade their tuxedos for sweaters). The most important duty of an associate conductor is to step in, as the so-called cover conductor, should the music director fall off the stage or otherwise become unavailable. Which almost never happens.

But Santora is no simple shadow. Here in Minneapolis he works in the glare of Vänskä’s celebrity, but put him in front of the Louisville Orchestra, or the Houston Symphony, or even the National Symphony in Washington, D.C.—all of which he has recently guest-conducted—and he becomes the star. In fact, he has led the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra as its music director for six seasons now—that is, since he was 28 years old. Even today, as he performs for children, he is making an impression on the future of classical music; at any given time during the concert, dozens of kids are waving their arms in imitation of him.

THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 350 professional symphony orchestras in the United States, with, in general, two main conductors on staff: a music director and an associate conductor. (Large ensembles, including the Minnesota Orchestra, sometimes also employ assistant conductors, who play smaller roles.) Many orchestras get by with fewer staff conductors, and many conductors serve more than one orchestra at a time, traveling the world to tend their musical flocks like itinerant preachers. NASA currently employs about a hundred astronauts; your odds of becoming Osmo Vänskä, a music director with a major American orchestra, are only slightly better than your chances of becoming a space cadet.

Santora didn’t grow up dreaming of podiums. Born in the Netherlands to Hungarian parents, Santora moved with his family to Switzerland at age 2. He was a quick study on the violin (his father, a violinist with the Lucerne Symphony, was his first teacher) and eventually came to Philadelphia to further his training at one of the world’s most exclusive conservatories, the Curtis Institute of Music. At 21, however, he turned to conducting. Why? Do conductors, like bassists in rock bands, get all the girls? “Shh, don’t tell anyone,” he jokes. But the truth is less sexy. An injury to Santora’s hand left him unable to play the violin; conducting was a way to stay involved in classical music. He’s happy with the way things have turned out, but still: “You don’t set out to be a conductor.”

The career path of a conductor is rarely linear, more “Flight of the Bumblebee” than Bach toccata. There have been several instances, well-known within baton-wielding circles, of staff conductors succeeding their bosses—Leonard Slatkin, considered one of the finest contemporary conductors, became assistant, then associate, and finally music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in the 1970s. But this is uncommon. Rarer still is a story like that of Zubin Mehta, perhaps the most famous living conductor, who had only a few years of conducting experience when he guest-conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1962 and made such an impression that he was named co-director of the celebrated orchestra within the year. The lead conductor, apparently not consulted about the appointment, resigned in fury. Mehta, at 26, became the youngest director of a major American orchestra.

Most conductors audition wherever opportunities become available, and it was just such an opening that brought Santora to Minnesota in 2003. After graduating from Curtis, he led the New York Youth Symphony for five years, a respectable gig that led to his assumption of the reins in Cincinnati. But the associate position in Minneapolis has already brought him greater notice. And any young conductor would jump at the chance to study Vänskä in person. “I couldn’t think of a more ideal situation,” Santora says. In Europe, where Vänskä made his reputation, cover conductors are rare; only American orchestras, the Finn says, are so concerned about losing a night’s box-office income that they hire the equivalent of understudies. But Vänskä has come to prefer the American system. He has a backup, yes, but he also has an extra pair of ears at performances, listening for ways in which the orchestra could improve. “It’s some kind of old style,” he says in his strong Finnish accent, “like master and—how is it in English?—apprentice.”

Indeed, Santora’s predecessors in Minnesota now lead their own acclaimed orchestras. Bill Eddins, an associate conductor during the mid-1990s, is music director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. Giancarlo Guerrero, whose departure made room for Santora to step in, directs the Eugene Symphony in Oregon. “The Minnesota Orchestra will always have a very special place in my heart…. I owe them my career,” says Guerrero, who was conducting in Venezuela when he saw an ad for an assistant conductor position in Minnesota. He sent in a videotape of himself conducting, was tapped for the job, and was promoted in short order. As associate conductor, he says, he learned more not only about music, but also about administration—the marketing and development that ensure a conductor has both a podium and an audience. After five years in Minnesota, Guerrero had the tools to run his own show. “In a sense,” he says, “I had earned enough credits to graduate.”

Santora, too, seems positioned to matriculate to stardom. He has the musical chops, certainly, but he also has something increasingly important to the marketing of arts organizations: charisma. Media accounts of his concerts often mention his striking 6-foot-5-inch stature and thick mane of hair, and the Cincinnati Post, in cheeky reference to his employability, called him “one of the world’s most eligible young conductors.” Recently, Santora and his brother purchased a vineyard and wine press in Hungary, thus embarking on the kind of refined hobby that makes orchestra patrons swoon in their seats. Santora wishes music reviewers would focus on his conducting, but he understands the importance of personality in building strong audience relations. “I’m a spokesperson for classical music,” he says.

So far, Santora has kept a low profile in Minnesota. Earlier this year, he signed some 20 autographs for patrons crowded around the orchestra’s stage door. But as it turns out, most were actually waiting for the orchestra’s musical guest that night, Eartha Kitt, the famously saucy singer who played Catwoman in the 1960s Batman TV series. Still, Santora’s appeal is such that Kitt herself flirted outrageously with him throughout her performance. She may be about five decades older than Santora, but he didn’t mind the attention. “How many times do I get purred at onstage?” he asks.

AT A CASUAL CLASSICS concert in late winter, Santora is dressed in a tan turtleneck sweater and black slacks, in keeping with the evening’s relaxed vibe. But his conducting of the all-Brahms performance is hardly nonchalant; he lays into the music with such gusto that his hair becomes disheveled and his undershirt sticks out beneath his sweater. Before leading each selection, he addresses the audience, illuminating the composer’s methods and not letting a little mispronunciation of “potpourri” get in the way of his enthusiasm for the music. He sings a few notes, explains “Brahmsian syntax” in a Transylvania-tinged accent, and, in short, demonstrates how all those “non-musical things,” as he puts it—congeniality, character, and yes, even sex appeal—enrich the concert experience.

After the final Brahms selection of the night, Santora pulls a chair to the edge of the stage, crosses his legs, and settles in for a question-and-answer session with the audience. Cordless mike in hand, he banters with the finesse of a standup comic, holding court with some 50 patrons. Clearly, he is in his element; where he will be five years from now, though, is far less certain.

Santora is contracted with the Minnesota Orchestra through next season. He is also in the running, along with Guerrero and five other conductors, for the post of music director with the Louisville Orchestra. He may not be rock-star famous yet, but he is leading a jet-set lifestyle—his guest conducting schedule this season has taken him to Miami, Boston, and Australia, among other locales. And someday soon, there may even be an image of his face, many times larger than life, pasted on the side of a performance hall.

Tim Gihring is senior writer for Minnesota Monthly.

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Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: Erik's Ranch & Retreats
Telephone: 612-401-3080
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Prepare for an extreme camp experience! Campers will spend mornings riding Segways, playing relay games and learning safety skills and techniques. In the afternoon, campers will get to cool off and...

Cost: varies

Where:
Erik's Retreat
3420 Heritage Drive
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: Erik's Ranch & Retreats
Telephone: 612-401-3080
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Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, August 16, 6 - 8 pm St. Croix Valley-based fiber artist Mary Giles works with metal and linen to create organic sculptural forms evocative of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Textile Center
Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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A national marketing research firm seeks Men and Women, ages 18+, for an upcoming Paid Focus Group on Shopping. This study will take place the week of July 27th at various times in Minneapolis....

Cost: Free

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Focus Pointe Global

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The St. Catherine Choral Society invites area singers to audition for membership in preparation for their 2015 – 2016 season.  Auditions will be held at St. Catherine University,...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. 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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July 25 & 26th, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. July 29 & 30th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Scratch a design into the vessel that will produce your own cast iron sculpture. Each summer Iron Artists from...

Cost: Fees for sand mold: $30/small, $45/medium, $75/large

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Sponsor: Franconia Sculpture Park
Telephone: 651-257-6668
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The tool set for communicating with your customers has changed for the better. Social media plays a large role in customer service, sales, and marketing – and it is growing faster than any...

Cost: Free

Where:
Checkerboard Strategic Web Development, Inc.
350 W Burnsville Parkway
Suite 350
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Minnesota Fringe Festival is proud to present our 174 acts, performed by both local and international touring artists. Our artists perform at 11 different theaters and 9 site-specific locations....

Cost: $14/single ticket + one-time purchase of a $4 Fringe button

Where:
, MN

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Summer Faire Announces Its 2015 Season! The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ popular summer concert series is back- better than ever! Don’t miss FREE live music from talented local...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Shoppes Central Courtyard
I-94/I-694 at Hemlock Lane
Maple Grove, MN
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Sponsor: The Shoppes
Telephone: 763-488-9965
Contact Name:
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Bollywood Dance Scene, creators of 2014's best selling MN Fringe show, return with a bigger, bolder Bollywood dance drama of original storytelling and choreography. Packed with exciting...

Cost: $14 with a $4 Fringe button

Where:
Rarig Proscenium Theater
330 21st Ave South, Second Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Bollywood Dance Scene
Telephone: 612-782-9836
Contact Name: Carillon RoseMeadows
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All Originals Jazz Series presents dā-kə-bro̵̅o̅-dā: Kevin Daley, guitar; Dave Brattain, saxophones; "Pooch" Heinie, bass; Dave Stanoch, drums. All Originals is a weekly jazz...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, August 16, 6 - 8 pm St. Croix Valley-based fiber artist Mary Giles works with metal and linen to create organic sculptural forms evocative of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Textile Center
Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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The St. Catherine Choral Society invites area singers to audition for membership in preparation for their 2015 – 2016 season.  Auditions will be held at St. Catherine University,...

Cost: Free

Where:
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Summer Group Show 2015 Featuring the artists of the Kolman & Pryor Gallery: Betsy Ruth Byers: Painting Kate Casanova: Mixed Media and Sculpture Jim Dryden: Painting Jil Evans: Painting...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR 2015 Skyway Theatre: ARCH ENEMY BORN OF OSIRIS VEIL OF MAYA THE ACACIA STRAIN OBSCURA AFTER THE BURIAL CATTLE DECAPITATION BEYOND CREATION  IMMORALIS...

Cost: $25

Where:
Skyway Theatre
, MN

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Come join the battle July 31-August 2! Somerset Amphitheater will host the Border Battle Weekend on its newly improved festival grounds. The event is an extension of the popular Border...

Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Somerset Amphitheater
715 Spring Street
Somerset, WI  54025
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Summer at the Civic: Free Friday Concerts Patio and Grill open at 4pm, Happy Hour 4 – 6pm, Music at 5:30 – 9pm Free admission.  Rain or shine. Fresh food & cold drinks....

Cost: Free

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr. SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: 507 Magazine
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Minnesota Fringe Festival is proud to present our 174 acts, performed by both local and international touring artists. Our artists perform at 11 different theaters and 9 site-specific locations....

Cost: $14/single ticket + one-time purchase of a $4 Fringe button

Where:
, MN

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Summer Faire Announces Its 2015 Season! The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ popular summer concert series is back- better than ever! Don’t miss FREE live music from talented local...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Shoppes Central Courtyard
I-94/I-694 at Hemlock Lane
Maple Grove, MN
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Sponsor: The Shoppes
Telephone: 763-488-9965
Contact Name:
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Princeton Speedway is a 1/4 mile clay banked oval located in Princeton, Minnesota inside the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds. The dirt flies here on Friday nights throughout the summer months. On...

Cost: prices are adults $12, Senior and military are $10, and 7-17 year olds are $5

Where:
Princeton Speedway
1400 3rd St. N
Princeton, MN
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Join love-struck Aladdin on a treacherous journey to find a lamp like no other.  Jewels come to life in a deadly display of balanced precision, a whirlwind of demonic Jinns practice their...

Cost: $15.00 - $40.00 on sale Monday, June 29

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Circus Juventas
Telephone: 651-699-8229
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Hydrive Shows and Skyway Theatre present: BOOMBOX CARTEL ARYAY MicDaddy Rare Kandy THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN Friday, July 31st The Loft @ Skyway Theatre 9pm 18+ $15...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-333-6100
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Stop in to Day Block Brewing on Friday July 31st for an evening of live music from local artists Fairfax, AK and Bre Lewis Band.  Music starts at 10pm and there will be a $5 cover charge.

Cost: $5

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Death can be scary. So can clowns. But what if they weren't? Clown siblings Victoria, Frank, and Mango mourn the loss of their mother by daring to find joy. It’s OK to laugh at this...

Cost: $14

Where:
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave, 8th Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a 3.1 mile(ish) obstacle course run for women and women ONLY! If you’re an uber cross fitter looking to make your weekend more challenging, Dirty Girl Mud...

Cost: $55-$65

Where:
Pinehaven Pumpkin Farms
28186 Kettle River Blvd. North
Wyoming, MN  55092
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Sponsor: Human Movement Management
Contact Name: Carson Morford
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Enjoy this unique riding experience on the Mesabi Trail, NE Minnesota's premier paved bicycle trail. The tour is designed for serious riders and families alike, choose from four different...

Cost: $45 individuals / $90 families (kids ride FREE)

Where:
Mesabi Trail - Coleraine to Eveleth
P.O. Box 139
Virginia , MN  55792
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Sponsor: Great River Energy, Mesabi Trail, Ampers
Telephone: 877-637-2241
Contact Name: Ardy Wilberg
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Dash for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Join the World’s Largest Running Series as a St. Jude Warrior! Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for the thrill-seeking...

Cost: Multiple Entry Point Levels

Where:
Johnson Creek
Johnson Creek, WI  53038


Telephone: 952-893-0442
Contact Name: Matthew O'Shea
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Come experience a day full of diverse brass music from mariachi to swing! This year's festival features twelve phenomenal bands from the region. Audiences of all ages will get to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bridge Square
Intersection of E 4th St. and Division St.
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: Vintage Band Festival
Telephone: 507-645-7554
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Tires Plus will welcome customers and guests for an exciting community event including:   •Fun activities with Boys & Girls Club kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tires Plus
580 W 79Th St.
Chanhassen, MN  55317-9530
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In a Reiki II session, the student is given the first three Reiki symbols. Students will learn about: • the Power symbol • the Mental/Emotional symbol • the Distance symbol...

Cost: $175.00

Where:
Rising Sun Reiki Studio
4180 West Broadway
Suite B3
Robbinsdale, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Rising Sun Reiki Studio
Telephone: 612-940-5851
Contact Name: Cyndi Stavrou
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Learn how to make smarter investment decisions and take control of your financial future   Invest a few life-changing hours in our Power Trading Workshop, where you’ll learn:...

Cost: Free

Where:
Online Trading Academy
7900 International Drive Suite 170
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Online Trading Academy
Telephone: 952-814-4410
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Do you like a morning run or a leisurely walk? Looking for a great reason to be active? Participate in the 3rd Annual BBBS 5K Run/Walk! Enjoy the views and natural beauty that Fort Snelling...

Cost: $30 Individual $45 Match Rate

Where:
Fort Snelling State Park - Beach Area
101 Snelling Lake Road
St. Paul, MN  55111
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Sponsor: SNAP Fitness

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Artist from around the world converge at Franconia to create cast metal sculpture and we invite the public to participate in this unique art-making process! Witness artist working a furnace that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Sponsor: Franconia Sculpture Park
Telephone: 651-257-6668
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Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, August 16, 6 - 8 pm St. Croix Valley-based fiber artist Mary Giles works with metal and linen to create organic sculptural forms evocative of...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Textile Center
Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
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HazelFest, presented by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, is a day-long chemical-free community festival that features bands, recovery speakers, exhibitors, food trucks, and family...

Cost: $15-$25

Where:
Hazelden Campus
15251 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Center City, MN  55012
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Sponsor: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Telephone: 763-300-1218
Contact Name: Jeannette Cleland
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Nershfest. It’s music. It’s friends. It’s a Minnesota summer day. It’s also the name of the Minneapolis-based music festival featuring local live music, craft beer and great...

Cost: Free

Where:
Harriet Brewing Company
3036 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Nershfest
Telephone: 336-402-2439
Contact Name: Griffin
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Captain Terry will hold a public cruise this Saturday August 1, 2015. 12:30pm - 2:30 pm

Cost: $14

Where:
Lady of the Lake Docks
8 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Lady of the Lake
Telephone: 952-929-1209
Contact Name: Terry Jungers
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Come join the battle July 31-August 2! Somerset Amphitheater will host the Border Battle Weekend on its newly improved festival grounds. The event is an extension of the popular Border...

Cost: $20-$35

Where:
Somerset Amphitheater
715 Spring Street
Somerset, WI  54025
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Website »

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Minnesota Fringe Festival is proud to present our 174 acts, performed by both local and international touring artists. Our artists perform at 11 different theaters and 9 site-specific locations....

Cost: $14/single ticket + one-time purchase of a $4 Fringe button

Where:
, MN

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The fourth Kräftskiva! festival will bring The Bachelor Farmer and Marvel Bar out onto the streets of Minneapolis for the evening – shutting down 2nd Ave North alongside The...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Bachelor Farmer
50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: The Bachelor Farmer
Telephone: 612-206-3920
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Summer Faire Announces Its 2015 Season! The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes’ popular summer concert series is back- better than ever! Don’t miss FREE live music from talented local...

Cost: FREE

Where:
The Shoppes Central Courtyard
I-94/I-694 at Hemlock Lane
Maple Grove, MN
View map »


Sponsor: The Shoppes
Telephone: 763-488-9965
Contact Name:
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Join love-struck Aladdin on a treacherous journey to find a lamp like no other.  Jewels come to life in a deadly display of balanced precision, a whirlwind of demonic Jinns practice their...

Cost: $15.00 - $40.00 on sale Monday, June 29

Where:
Circus Juventas Big Top
1270 Montreal Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Sponsor: Circus Juventas
Telephone: 651-699-8229
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The Oratorio Society of Minnesota is proud to announce the concert GREAT OPERA CHORUSES, which will be presented by the Society’s Summer Chorus, a festival chorus of 150 singers, and a...

Cost: $10-15

Where:
Ted Mann Concert Hall
2128 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Oratorio Society
Telephone: 612-432-7398
Contact Name: Matthew Mehaffey
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Stop in to Day Block Brewing on Friday July 31st for an evening of live music from local artists Fairfax, AK and Bre Lewis Band.  Music starts at 10pm and there will be a $5 cover charge.

Cost: $5

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

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Death can be scary. So can clowns. But what if they weren't? Clown siblings Victoria, Frank, and Mango mourn the loss of their mother by daring to find joy. It’s OK to laugh at this...

Cost: $14

Where:
Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Ave, 8th Floor
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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