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Sharp-tongued, opinionated, and able to discern the proportions of sweetness, acidity, salt, and bitterness in a single bite of food, they’re the gifted tasters whose palates help create the flavors of our lives.


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Fifteen of us are crammed into an ordinary conference room, chewing cubes of cheese with great deliberation. We smell them, break them apart with our fingertips, and slowly bite into them. We let the cheese sit on our tongues before we start to chew. Some of us keep our heads bowed, some of us stare at the ceiling while deciphering that last, lingering aftertaste. And then we spit—as discreetly as possible. The final bits are expelled into a Styrofoam coffee cup.

This is about as far from actual eating as any interaction with food could be, and I am a little out of my league.

I like to eat. So, as the samples come marching out, I don’t want to nibble, and I certainly don’t want to spit. I want to eat. And that is my first failure as a (wannabe) professional taste tester.

The veteran nibblers, sniffers, and spitters around me are taste panelists for Land O’Lakes’s sensory department. This morning they tasted more than 30 spreads. This afternoon they will taste a similar number of cheese samples. Tomorrow, most will come in and do it all over again. You can see why there isn’t much actual consumption.

As professional taste panelists—paid contract employees with sensitive palates and expansive vocabularies—this group plays an important part in a long process that ultimately determines how processed food will taste, smell, and feel in your mouth.

You might expect the panelists to be a little more extraordinary, given the power they wield. You might expect lab coats, or men and women driven to distraction by a heightened awareness. You might expect foodies, who enjoy dropping the word umami on unsuspecting friends. But, no, these are ordinary people in comfortable sweaters—the type you see at the supermarket in the middle of the day in the middle of the week. Many are past retirement age. Most, I am told, are attracted by the flexible hours.

“Most people here have something else on their plate, maybe kids or elderly parents to take care of,” says Sheryl Senyk, a panelist. Nodding toward the three men on the panel, she adds, sotto voce, “I think the men who do come here—I think it’s because they’re retired and their wives are at home and they need a break.”

A couple of decades ago, an in–house panel like this was pretty much unheard of. Today, nearly every large food company has one. Smaller producers may have a panel specifically trained on their own products, or they may outsource testing. In the past five years, according to an industry survey, about two–thirds of food companies have stepped up their analysis efforts.

Increased competition for consumers’ eyes, taste buds, and dollars is driving the change, according to Nancy Eicher, sensory scientist and vice president of Food Perspectives, a Plymouth–based product–development consultancy.

“Back in the ’60s and ’70s—the heyday of branded products—products could be introduced and then fine–tuned,” Eicher explains. “But the world has gone on fast-forward in the past 10 or 15 years. For a new product to get attention and generate repeat sales, it has to work on every level. As a food producer, I don’t get a second chance. I need to use every tool available.”

And one of the most important tools is the good old–fashioned taste bud.

Sensory science has come a long way since the days of the “executive home use tests,” says Eicher, who has been in the business since 1982. In the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, product testing usually went like this: the big boss took a new food home to the wife and kids to see if they liked it.

Even now, many entered the sensory branch of food science without much formal training. Lori Kruse, manager of the sensory department at Land O’Lakes, got her degree in food science at the University of Minnesota in the 1970s but, as she remembers, “I think there was maybe one course in sensory science when I was in school.”

Early in her career, when she was developing frozen pizzas for a division of Schwan’s, Kruse was asked to start a sensory division from scratch. “I was interested in the sensory part [of food science],” she says, “so I said yes.”

Sensory professionals entering the field today are more likely to have specialized degrees. And the opportunities for them in the world of product development go beyond food science. According to Eicher, “There’s sensory science behind everything you deal with on a daily basis.” Car companies, for example, employ testers for the smell and feel of the leather seats; paint company testers rate depth of color and sheen.

The Land O’Lakes panelists necessarily specialize in dairy products but have also been called on to evaluate brownies, ice cream, amaranth (a high-protein grain), and whey (the liquid that’s a byproduct of cheesemaking), as well as inedibles such as body care and office products.

MY SECOND FAILURE AS A TASTER: I can’t keep my opinions to myself. The final cheese sample is just awful. It has the texture, firmness, and flavor of a rubber spatula. I wait for somebody to say so. They must have noticed. But nobody in the conference room even grimaces. They dutifully note that the cheese is less salty and lower on the “nutty” and “aged” scales than the others.

“There’s no good and bad in here!” Julie Boutaghou, a Land O’Lakes food scientist who is facilitating the tasting, cheerfully reminds me and the panelists. Not only is she not interested in what panelists like and don’t like, but such discussions are a distraction from the task at hand. We’re here to rate the cheeses on the intensity of some 40 specific flavor attributes, from how sour they smell to how long they last on the tongue and how sweet or salty they taste.

And that, Eicher tells me later, is not something our brains are very good at.

“That’s just biologically not the way we think,” she says. “Your brain does not process flavor and aroma the way it processes hearing and vision. The olfactory sense is such a defensive mechanism—think about dogs and the way they react to smell. We’re not wired to label flavor and aroma. We’re wired to react to them.”

So, when the Land O’Lakes panelists come to work for each session, they always start with an hour or so of preparatory work, starting with four tiny tubs of skim milk—one plain, the others spiked with salt, vinegar, and yeast. (Unfortunately, during my visit, these appetizers preceded the explanation of expectoration etiquette. After I downed the sample saturated with salt and eyed the one containing vinegar, one panelist kindly offered me a spit cup.)

These serve as reminders, or “references,” of basic flavors the panel will seek out in the samples they taste later. Then come the cheese cubes, labeled E through M. As the panelists taste these, they call out descriptors—aged, nutty, salty, yeasty. Boutaghou keeps the discussion moving and writes comments on a whiteboard.

“This is very familiar territory for them,” she explains. “This panel has probably tasted Swiss cheese 20 or so times before.”

Before tasting a particular product as a panel, the group will spend time, led by Boutaghou, agreeing to a specialized vocabulary and references—for example, settling on one particular sample as “nutty.” Some of this vocabulary is a little offbeat, but all of it is proprietary and I am warned not to divulge the more specialized words. The world of product development is highly secretive.

Next comes the heavy lifting, an exercise that comes closest to the real work they will do in the tasting rooms: two similar slices of cheese, side by side on paper plates. They mark worksheets comparing the samples, creating a detailed description of color, firmness, aroma, flavor, and aftertaste.

I’m at something of a loss. I can identify the easy stuff—the vinegar — and yeast–spiked milk. But now, examining the final slices, I’m hard–pressed to say exactly how they differ. The sensory panelists, however, zero in on individual attributes, confidently declaring one more yeasty than the other, another more aged. One cheese lasted longer on the tongue, another had a milder aftertaste. I’m still trying to get past the judgmental “good,” “bad,” and “Are you kidding?”

Neither Kruse nor Boutaghou will tell me what the panel is testing for today. In fact, the panelists themselves never know. A food scientist may have ordered the test because he or she is trying out a new ingredient or a process. This may be part of the quality control process, ensuring consistent flavors. Or the data may be cross–referenced with consumer preference tests—in which untrained panelists tell researchers what they like and do not like—producing a specific profile for product developers to aim for.

“Consumers can tell you what they like, but they can’t tell you why,” Eicher explains. “The descriptive testing [by trained panelists] helps tell you why one sample is preferred over the other.”

EVEN BEFORE WE GOT STARTED, I had inadvertently committed several taster sins. I stopped for coffee on the way to Land O’Lakes’s Arden Hills campus, deadening my senses. I was wearing a little perfume. And I cavalierly tossed my jacket—musty at winter’s end—over the back of my chair. Because so much of flavor comes through our olfactory senses, panelists are asked to avoid bringing any kind of odor into the tasting room.

Land O’Lakes rotates two panels of a dozen or so people each. They work as needed, generally every other week, for a couple of hours in the morning and a couple in the afternoon. Kruse won’t tell me how much the panelists are paid—again, proprietary information—but messages posted on Sensory.org indicate a range of $10 to $25 an hour. Food Perspectives pays testers $15 to $26 an hour.

Kruse says she recruits new panelists every couple of years, usually at information sessions advertised by word of mouth. “We’re looking for people who are articulate, who can talk about the flavors they’re experiencing,” she says. Panelists also must have a high level of taste acuity. For that, they go through rigorous testing—about a dozen tests over the course of three days. In one, potential panelists are given three samples, two of which are identical, and they have to identify the one that just doesn’t belong.

“It’s really fun to go to the grocery store and look for, say, two kinds of Havarti that look really similar,” Boutaghou says. “Sometimes we’re in the kitchen and we think, ‘Nah, this one is way too easy.’ But I know that in the testing booth, it’s actually going to be much harder for them.” Only one in three applicants passes muster.

In addition to minute taste differences, panelists have to be able to sense all the basic flavors. That disqualifies a quarter of the population, people who are genetically taste–blind, unable to sense bitterness. (On the other end of the spectrum are the “supertasters,” whose dense taste buds cause them to experience flavors at an often–uncomfortable intensity.)

After the warm–up, the real testing begins. Panelists sit in a row of isolation booths with window shades that open into the lab kitchen. Higher air pressure in the tasting room keeps stray odors from sneaking in. They begin sniffing, breaking, and thoughtfully chewing their slices of Swiss cheese, 16 in all. And, of course, spitting.

“This is really hard work,” Boutaghou says. “This isn’t the way most people think about their food.”

She swears, however, that her line of work hasn’t ruined her enjoyment of food. “I love food,” she says. “I think most people who go into food science love food.”

At least one panelist, however, has trouble switching back into civilian mode. “When we go out,” she admits, “my friends sometimes ask me why I’m smelling my food. I can’t help it.”

Tricia Cornell is editor of Minnesota Parent and Good Age.

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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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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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

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WAM’s summer teacher institute gives teachers the opportunity to learn new strategies to help build visual and verbal literacy. Explore WAM’s galleries and be inspired by the theme of Art,...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Contact Name: Caleb Vanden Boom
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REGISTER NOW $10 Non-Member | Free for Hill Members This session of our Marketing Monday series will show you how to facilitate and manage employee participation in your online recruiting...

Cost: $10

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Contact Name: Danielle Faribault Parish
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
Website »

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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

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
Website »

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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Lane West
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Telephone: 310-442-0020
Contact Name: Sarah Steinberg
Website »

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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

Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 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 »

More information

In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

More information

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

WAM’s summer teacher institute gives teachers the opportunity to learn new strategies to help build visual and verbal literacy. Explore WAM’s galleries and be inspired by the theme of Art,...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Contact Name: Caleb Vanden Boom
Website »

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
Website »

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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

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The Black Women of NASAGuest Speaker Duchess HarrisA Program and Luncheon at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis11:00 Program12:00 LuncheonDozens of African American women worked for NASA as expert...

Cost: $34

Where:
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
Telephone: 612-813-5300
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

More information

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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
View map »


Telephone: 161-287-14907
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

Where:
Chatfield Center for the Arts
405 Main St S
Chatfield, MN  55923
View map »


Telephone: 507-884-7676
Contact Name: Jenni Petersen-Brant
Website »

More information

MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
Website »

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Have you ever wondered how the Vikings cooked and what they ate? Here's your chance to learn from an expert about the history, and find out in a real, hands-on way how to prepare a Viking meal....

Cost: $85-95

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

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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
Website »

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Join SubText Books and Michael Murphy at The Commodore on Tuesday, June 27th for an evening of poetry and conversation. Michael Murphy will be reading and discussing his poetry collection, "Songs...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Commodore
79 Western Avenue North
St. Paul , MN  55102
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Sponsor: SubText Books
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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

Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Lane West
Minnetonka, MN  55305
View map »


Sponsor: MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Telephone: 310-442-0020
Contact Name: Sarah Steinberg
Website »

More information

Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 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

In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover...

Cost: FREE

Where:
James J. Hill Center
80 W 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: James J. Hill Center
Telephone: 651 265 5500
Contact Name: Maggie Smith
Website »

More information

WAM’s summer teacher institute gives teachers the opportunity to learn new strategies to help build visual and verbal literacy. Explore WAM’s galleries and be inspired by the theme of Art,...

Cost: 150.00

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55414
View map »


Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Contact Name: Caleb Vanden Boom
Website »

More information

      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

More information

“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

More information

It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

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

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
Website »

More information

You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

More information

Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

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

      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Since 1998, Switched at Birth has been entertaining folks with their wide array of acoustic, Americana, musical style. Expect to hear a wonderful mix of Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, Country, Cajun,...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Northrop Plaza
84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

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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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Kieran Folliard will be speaking at COCO Uptown about his graceful transitions from building Irish pubs in the Twin Cities to creating the 2 Ginger Irish Whiskey brand to navigating the brands...

Cost: $15-$20

Where:
COCO Uptown
1010 W. Lake St.
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-512-5600
Contact Name: Emily Strong
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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Come be a part of the studio audience for Minnesota Tonight, the show that keeps you up to date on your state! In a style similar to The Daily Show, Minnesota Tonight takes on politics,...

Cost: $10-$12

Where:
Brave New Workshop ETC Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 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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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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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Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Lane West
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Telephone: 310-442-0020
Contact Name: Sarah Steinberg
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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Gather your friends to explore the Washington County Parks Trail system at Lake Elmo Park Reserve!1-hour hikes involve a warm-up and fitness challenges along the way. Trails are a mix of turf,...

Cost: Free (w/ valid vehicle permit)

Where:
Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N
Lake Elmo , MN  55042
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

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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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Jonathan Thunder’s solo exhibit showcases a new body of paintings dedicated to deities in Ojibwe mythology placed in a contemporary context. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue. The...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duluth Art Institute
506 W Michigan St
Duluth, MN  55802
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Sponsor: Duluth Art Institute
Telephone: 218-733-7560
Contact Name: Duluth Art Institute
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Temple Israel  has announced its featured guest for its annual Voices of Inspiration benefit. On June 29, the congregation will welcome New York Times reporter and world affairs columnist Thomas...

Cost: General admission: $36

Where:
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Join us for another Policy and a Pint® on Thursday, June 29th! Our event series sponsored by Target and the Bush Foundation, and presented by the Citizens League and The Current continues its...

Cost: $10 General; $5 Students

Where:
The Bleu Duck
14 4th St SW
Rochester, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Citizens League & 89.3 The Current
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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Experience SUP on Lake St. Croix at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers!Class size is limited and registration is required for all SUP programs; participants must be 14-plus...

Cost: $30/ person

Where:
Point Douglas Regional Park
14741 Point Douglas Dr. S.
Hastings, MN  55033
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Sponsor: Washington County
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Join SubText Books on Thursday, June 29th at 7pm to hear Quinton Skinner read and discuss his new novel, "Odd One Out." Book signing to follow reading and conversation. When a Minnesota father of...

Cost: Free

Where:
SubText Books
6 West 5th Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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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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    MJG Productions Presents: Leftover SalmonThurs June 29th @ Como Dockside, St Paul,MNOnline Presale:https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1469273Retails Outlets:Electric...

Cost: $25

Where:
Como Dockside
1360 N Lexington Pkwy,
St. Paul, MN
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded...

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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Minneapolis, MN - Tilly is a kid and Tilly loves professional wrestling and today is Tilly’s 13th birthday.  After learning her Mom’s TV repair shop is facing foreclosure, an ad comes on the...

Cost: $15 in Advance $20 at the Door

Where:
The Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Sheep Theater
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Can Can Wonderland’s Variety Show is a wild ride along the rocky edge of entertainment! Four curiosity-piquing acts each night, woven together through music and song by our house band and local...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays...

Cost: Free

Where:
Thursdays on First & 3rd
1st Ave SW/Peace Plaza
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Abby Slick
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

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

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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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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Come on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells...

Cost: Free

Where:
Adath Jeshurun Congregation
10500 Hillside Lane West
Minnetonka, MN  55305
View map »


Sponsor: MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger
Telephone: 310-442-0020
Contact Name: Sarah Steinberg
Website »

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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 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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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
Website »

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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

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


Telephone: 651-259-3015
Website »

More information

It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
Website »

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 13, 2017   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
Website »

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

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
Website »

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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
Website »

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Free YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 6 and older teach digital skills and build confidence with computer science and technologies needed as a 21st-century learner. From learning to code games...

Cost: Free

Where:
Microsoft Store Mall of America
162 South Ave
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Microsoft Store Mall of America
Telephone: 952-487-7372
Website »

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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

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

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 161-237-77800
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Website »

More information

Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $10, with discounts available

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


Website »

More information

Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

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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MacPhail’s 55 summer camps for ages 3-adult provide fun and unique learning opportunities to explore music and develop skills in a creative surrounding. Offerings range from Sing, Play,...

Cost: $160-$535

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-321-0100
Contact Name: MacPhail Center for Music
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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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From its origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugary drinks. Learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic wealthy and tasty...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Through a collaboration between Northwest Passage and The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, and the generosity of the Webb Lake Community Club, artist Cait Irwin will be spending the month of...

Cost: Free

Where:
In a New Light Gallery
7417 N Bass Lake Rd
Webster, WI  54893
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Sponsor: Northwest Passage
Telephone: 715-327-4402
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From it’s origins in China around 200BC, today kombucha has become a tremendously popular and healthy alternative to sugar drinks. Come learn the ins and outs of brewing this probiotic rich and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Ave
St.Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 651-223-6114
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Join instructor Ellen Keane of Keane Sense of Rhythm for group lessons in tap dancing. We even have shoes for you! YOLO!

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Monello Presents a Night of Rosé Join us on the patio as we explore the world of rosé. Taste still and sparkling wines from Italy, France, and Oregon as we showcase different styles and grapes...

Cost: $25 - $50

Where:
Monello
1115 2nd Ave South
In the Hotel Ivy
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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The Legendary NYE’S Polonaise Lounge may be gone, by NYE’S house band is still kickin’ EVERY FRIDAY from now on, as Can Can Wonderland’s house polka band! Come visit The...

Cost: 0

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Chris Pennington
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Good Morning Bedlam is performing at Omni Brewing!Good Morning Bedlam's show is an explosion of energy with soaring harmonies, a banjo player that scissor-kicks in the air, a string bass that will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Omni Brewing Co
9462 Deerwood Lane N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Contact Name: Christian

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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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    MJG Productions Presents: Leftover SalmonThurs June 29th @ Como Dockside, St Paul,MNOnline Presale:https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1469273Retails Outlets:Electric...

Cost: $25

Where:
Como Dockside
1360 N Lexington Pkwy,
St. Paul, MN
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Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded...

Cost: $60 - 21

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Park Square Theatre
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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Minneapolis, MN - Tilly is a kid and Tilly loves professional wrestling and today is Tilly’s 13th birthday.  After learning her Mom’s TV repair shop is facing foreclosure, an ad comes on the...

Cost: $15 in Advance $20 at the Door

Where:
The Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Sheep Theater
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BadNraD is performing at the Kitty Cat Klub with Profresher and Meinong's Jungle!Multi-instrumentalist and hybrid DJ, producer and performer BadNraD has become a fixture of the Minneapolis...

Cost: $5

Where:
Kitty Cat Klub
315 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Wanderlust 108, the world’s only “mindful triathlon,” comes to the Twin Cities on July 1, 2017.  Wanderlust’s signature triathlon, which is produced in partnership with adidas, attracts...

Cost: $40-$60

Where:
Harriet Island Park
200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55107
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Sponsor: Wanderlust
Contact Name: Kim Small
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Under the Microscope works by Lauren Bina May 11 - July 9 Lobby Gallery Opening reception: May 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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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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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In One Place works by Carson Giblette and Jerry Allen Gilmore May 11 - July 9 Charles D. Redepenning Gallery Opening reception: May 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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      FORT SNELLING FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 2017 UPPER POST TOURS       The Fort Snelling Foundation, a volunteer-based organization       dedicated to preserving the culture and...

Cost: Free, registration required

Where:
Historic Fort Snelling Upper Post
200 Tower Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Fort Snelling Foundation
Telephone: 651.964.9682
Contact Name: Todd Adler
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Hike on with History!The Washington County Historic Courthouse invites you to experience a guided, 60-minute Historic Stairs Fitness Hike in beautiful downtown Stillwater. Hikes will include a...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 Pine W. Pine St.
Stillwater , MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 19-22Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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You’ll soar from coast to coast over some of Canada’s most spectacular and iconic locations without even leaving Mall of America! Daily rides available from June 8 onwards. The FlyOver Canada...

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

Where:
FlyOver America
5120 Center Court
Bloomington, MN  55101
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Sponsor: FlyOver America
Telephone: 952-853-6000
Contact Name: Courtney Plante
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Open for the Season Saturday May 27, 2017 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center is open for the eighth season This year's temporary exhibit will be on the tenth anniversary of...

Cost: $4/adult, $2/youth 5-18, Free under 5

Where:
Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
28 Moose Pond Drive
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center
Telephone: 218-388-9915
Contact Name: Bonnie Schudy
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It’s summer, and the pots in this month’s show will pair well with the season’s bounty. Gruetzmacher combines earthy grit with clean, modern lines to create wares that provide a luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand is holding its Semi-Annual Sale June 23-July 8 with discounts of 30 to 80 percent off a wide array of select items from its jewelry, chocolate and home...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer! Travel from tower to tower over wires and wooden boards to reach the zip-line and enjoy the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Telephone: 507-467-2437
Contact Name: Bridget Tonne
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Since 1976, Penumbra Theatre has ignited dialogue and social action in the Twin Cities and beyond by presenting original, compelling works grounded in the history of African American artistic...

Cost: Included with $6-12 museum admission

Where:
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-259-3015
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June 2017, entitled,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Washington County Historic Courthouse
101 West Pine Street
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Washington County Parks
Telephone: 651-275-7075
Contact Name: Washington County Historic Courthouse
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This clinic will cover the basics of kegging; get your draft questions answered. Kiss bottling goodbye! Get 10% off used or new keg systems. Questions encouraged.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
1150 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Award winning mead makers will be doing demonstrations and giving tricks and tips to mastering the art of fermenting honey. Join them to ask questions and start your brew of the bees!

Cost: Free

Where:
Midwest Supplies
5825 Excelsior Blvd, St Louis Park, MN 55416
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with our knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end. This...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Innovation In Tradition: Exploring Swedish Folk Costumes Swedish Folkdräkter, or folk costumes, traditionally worn by rural peasants, over time developed distinct regional styles. Around 1850,...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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      These paintings are about colors we’ve all seen. Often we don’t register or remark on the beauty of colors but our eyes have taken them in. Color affects everything and is everywhere....

Cost: 0.00

Where:
Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
2836 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis , MN  55408
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Sponsor: Opening Night Framing Services and Gallery
Telephone: 612-840-3258
Contact Name: Marco C. Suemnick
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The Weather Diaries - Greenland, Iceland and Faroe Islands: An Artistic Investigation Into Identity From The North Preview Party – Friday, March 24 Exhibition – Saturday, March 25 -...

Cost: $10, with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. This exhibition reflects Mark Horton’s continued interest in using the urban landscape as a point of departure for his paintings. His current...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 2-5 p.m. Of his new work, Larry Welo writes: Most of my subjects are from around here. I sketch ideas on paper, and I photograph. Back in the studio, I...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
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Did you know cows can dream? ASI’s Family Gallery becomes an immersive play environment that explores the story of Sam - a cow who dreams and sometimes wanders through Sweden's Wanås sculpture...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Telephone: 161-287-14907
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Light Grey Art Lab – Iceland’s Huldufólk Minneapolis’ Light Grey Art Lab’s Huldufólk exhibition celebrates the hidden folk, trolls and fairies, and the faces in the rocks, pools, smoking...

Cost: $10 with discounts available

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The Buffalo, MN Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon from the first Saturday in May to the last Saturday in October, rain or shine. Our market provides a wide variety of fresh...

Cost: $0

Where:
Corner of 1st St NE and 1st Ave NE, Buffalo MN
100 1st Ave NE (Accross the Street from the Movie Theater)
Buffalo, MN  55313
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Sponsor: Buffalo Farmers Market
Telephone: 763-229-2161
Contact Name: Geri Gulstad
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Chatfield Center for the Arts in beautiful Chatfield, MN invites visual artists working in all media to apply to participate in our 3rd Annual Arts and Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16...

Cost: $10 application fee, $75 booth fee

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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Abbott Northwestern Foundation hopes Medicine Ball raises $1 million for mental health and addiction services.  One in five adults and one in five children in America live with a...

Cost: $500

Where:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Abbott Northwestern Foundation
Telephone: 612-863-4612
Contact Name: Anne Langaard
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Mermaid Echo and Seaspray Mermaid partner to host a Lake Nokomis clean up! This event will be kid-centered, in which two teams of children (Team Echo and Team Seaspray) will compete to collect the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Nokomis Beach
5001 Lake Nokomis Pkwy W
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Contact Name: Claire VanValkenburg
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Beginning Saturday, June 17, Radisson Blu Mall of America and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad will offer Honey Bee Helper Bee Demonstrations on the hotel’s roof to learn about honey bee...

Cost: Free

Where:
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Winner of the 1936 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Idiot’s Delight is a romantic commentary on greed, idealism, love, and the grim realities of war. An eccentric assortment of characters are stranded...

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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    MJG Productions Presents: Leftover SalmonThurs June 29th @ Como Dockside, St Paul,MNOnline Presale:https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1469273Retails Outlets:Electric...

Cost: $25

Where:
Como Dockside
1360 N Lexington Pkwy,
St. Paul, MN
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Eleven years ago, wealthy Nebraska businessman James Herrold unjustly threw his only son, Paul, out of the family business. Now he wants Nero Wolfe to find Paul so he can make amends. But what if...

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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Becky Schlegel has a gift for taking life’s experiences and transforming them into songs that are passionate and unique. Her music is a fusion of folk, bluegrass and country that is...

Cost: $16 / $19 at the door

Where:
Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave.
Zumbrota, MN  55992
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Sponsor: Crossings at Carnegie
Telephone: 507-732-7616
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In a time when facts may be flimsy and arch-rivals are formed on social media every day, society has turned to a band of super-comedians to make us laugh with some non-stop, live-action...

Cost: $25-$36

Where:
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-332-6620
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For 33 years, Paul Shaffer served as David Letterman's musical director and sidekick. Paul began his career in 1972 as musical director of the Toronto production of "Godspell." He played piano in...

Cost: $82.50, $52.50

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN  55337
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Sponsor: Presented by Rose Presents
Telephone: 952-895-4680
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Minneapolis, MN - Tilly is a kid and Tilly loves professional wrestling and today is Tilly’s 13th birthday.  After learning her Mom’s TV repair shop is facing foreclosure, an ad comes on the...

Cost: $15 in Advance $20 at the Door

Where:
The Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Sheep Theater
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BadNraD is performing at the Kitty Cat Klub with Profresher and Meinong's Jungle!Multi-instrumentalist and hybrid DJ, producer and performer BadNraD has become a fixture of the Minneapolis...

Cost: $5

Where:
Kitty Cat Klub
315 14th Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN
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Contact Name: Christian

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

Cost: $20 / $15 Early Bird

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Exhibiting Artist: Emily Donovan June 8 – July 30, 2017 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. “Nature provides us with ornaments that bloom in rich tones, brightening our...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Atrium Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Exhibiting Artists: Mary Bergherr and Laura Wennstrom June 30 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, June 30, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Artist Talk: Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.  Artists Mary...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artistry - Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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Mill City Farmers Market is Minneapolis’ trusted source for healthy, local and organic groceries, bringing fresh food, cooking education and live entertainment to one beautiful place.

Cost: Free

Where:
Mill City Farmer Market
704 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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