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Road tripping through Canada



Dan Harper

On a hypothetical list of lively immigration checkpoints, the U.S.-Canadian border near Grand Portage State Park would rank near dead last. Indeed, passage from the “nicest” state in the union to the politest country in the Western Hemisphere is downright pleasant. The wait is short, the questions are brief, and unless one specifically asks for an immigration stamp, one’s passport is returned in exactly the same condition it was given.

Despite this switch of nations being faster and less demanding than ordering coffee at Starbucks (the baffling transition to the Eastern Time Zone notwithstanding), the virtually nonexistent culture shock of zipping into Canada nonetheless comes with a certain thrill, even for an experienced traveler.

As a travel destination, Canada is tragically, criminally underrated. There are the varied, eye-widening landscapes on par with New Zealand. The cosmopolitan centers—Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver—that rival the world’s great cities. The wild and astoundingly vast distances between destinations, where, theoretically, an alien ship the size of the Mall of America could land undetected. And with 75 percent of Canada’s nearly 35 million people crowded within 100 miles of the U.S. border, finding utter solitude is only a short drive north from just about anywhere.

My intentions were tamer. I was setting off on a weeklong road trip through well-trodden southern Ontario and Manitoba. No world-class cities, no Lord of the Rings–caliber murderous mountain climbs, and no polar bear–infested Arctic outposts. Just a leisurely drive through mellow, likeable cities and eclectic towns, plus retreats to provincial parks for a little controlled communing with nature, star-filled night skies, and the odd splashing around in a canoe.

After the long drive from Minneapolis and the aforementioned border hop that barely warranted the vehicle coming to a complete stop, I pulled into Pigeon River Provincial Park mere feet after clearing Canadian immigration. From here, my friend and I got some desperately needed blood flowing into our legs during the non-demanding 1.5 mile hike to the High Falls of the Pigeon River, which is nearly double the height of Minnehaha Falls and decidedly more dramatic. Those who forgot their passports on the kitchen table can view the falls from the American side of the river, too. It’s inconspicuously signed, but for those in a hurry, a shortcut via a path leading from the north end of the parking lot will get you to the falls in just .75 miles.

I was one of those in a hurry. The Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, about 20 minutes north, was closing soon and I planned to stuff prodigious amounts of their Gouda samples into my face. 

Dutch immigrants from respected cheese-making families started producing cheese here in 1995. Thunder Oak is currently in the process of moving their cheese-making equipment from their former location to the new one, so soon it’ll be possible to watch the cheese making in action. In the meantime, this stop isn’t much more than a shopping visit and tasting opportunity. After much agonizing, I selected a dense Gouda wedge imbedded with sun-dried tomatoes and basil. I also couldn’t resist grabbing a brick of Ontario’s Chocolate Cow Fudge, sold here in limited supply. Both were delicious and fueled me for touring the heart of Thunder Bay, just another 20 minutes east. 

If you haven’t been to the Lake Superior–side city in the past couple years, be ready for some surprises. Thunder Bay has given itself a multi-stage facelift, including $57 million poured into the Prince Arthur Landing area alone. The silver lining to the recent recession here has been much-improved air quality, after all but one of the paper mills shut down and, due to the city’s more modest power needs, the coal-burning power station nearby now mainly sits in standby mode. 

Thunder Bay proper, while not exactly brimming with pulse-quickening options, has a few notable distractions, including sailboat tours with Sail Superior. Captain Greg, who proudly reports that only five people have gotten seasick on his sailing tours in 10 years, shares tidbits of local history and sailing tips for Lake Superior during trips ranging from 90 minutes to seven days. He may even invite passengers to “help” by taking the wheel while he yanks on lines and tweaks the sails. Never mind the autopilot. He once sailed this 40-foot boat across the Atlantic, so it’s pretty safe out on the lake.

We buzzed past two gigantic cargo ships loitering in the bay before anchoring at the Welcome Islands for lunch. Bringing your own picnic is perfectly fine, but you can also request, as we did, that your trip be catered by Lincoln Street Eatery (273 Lincoln St.), a food truck that hopes to open a brick-and-mortar location later this year. 

Those wanting a more compressed thrill ride can opt for a flying tour of Thunder Bay with Wilderness North, including a flyover of the “Sleeping Giant” hills to the east. 

Our other Thunder Bay highlight was touring Fort William, a remarkable reproduction of the real-life, frontier-era fur trading post, with tour guide duties performed by costumed re-enactors. The original fort was, in fact, located miles away; still, the size and scope of the faux fort and surrounding park will handily impress kids and adults alike.

Hearing the history and rowdy times of the fort is fun and enlightening, but any romanticized flashes of 19th-century Voyageur life will be squashed during the visit to the fort’s infirmary, where one is introduced to the crude tools and frightening medical practices of the time. The remedy for constipation—a common side effect of the typical Voyageur lifestyle and diet—for example, involved the pants-down application of a metal syringe the size of a power wash nozzle and, presumably, a lot of curse words. 

The drive to Manitoba’s Whiteshell Provincial Park from Thunder Bay is about eight hours, after all the time spent waiting to pass slow-moving lumber trucks on the two-lane Trans-Canada Highway. Tack on at least another 20 minutes for the requisite stop at Kakabeka Falls, just outside Thunder Bay, to gawk at the “Niagara of the North.” That designation may be over-selling Kakabeka a bit, but the falls are nevertheless larger and louder than anything closer than Niagara and unquestionably worth a stop.

We found our next destination at the end of the road leading around Whiteshell Park’s Falcon Lake: Falcon Trails Resort, which houses guests in lodge rooms and in a series of cabins that sleep four to five people, outfitted with full kitchens and hot tubs. Those seeking solitude will want to book one of the eco-cabins, which are located on the shores of the otherwise-deserted High Lake, and accessed by a 30-40 minute hike through the woods. Staff will haul in your gear if you wish.

Diversions in the area include canoeing, skiing (in winter), absorbing the stillness, and being “led” on hikes by Islay the dog, who will insist that you play fetch the entire way. As for food, most people bring in their own, and the nearest town, Falcon Lake, has a few places to eat. The Nite Hawk Café (Hwy. 44, 204-349-2580), a local institution famous for its fat, juicy burgers and thick-cut fries, is well worth the extra 15 minute-drive towards West Hawk Lake. 

From Falcon Lake, we cruised through Winnipeg and up to Gimli, about a 1.5 hour drive north, and home to the largest Icelandic settlement outside of Iceland. Settlers were literally marooned here in 1875 while steaming to their intended settlement site 20 miles farther north: Rough weather forced the tugboat pulling their barge to cut them loose for fear they would capsize. 

Gimli’s population is still estimated to be about 30 percent Icelandic today, though those looking for a quaint, Disney-esque little Iceland will be disappointed. This is a working fishing town, with a provincial feel. Buildings are squat, streets are wide, and hats are in danger of being blown away, never to be seen again, when the wind comes off the lake. That said, Gimli is a pleasant stopover. We visited the small-but-enlightening New Icelandic Heritage Museum,  where getting a photo with the Viking statue just south of the building is de rigueur, and in calm conditions, wandering the marina and beach area is lovely. The highlight of the Gimli calendar is the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, held over four days each August, which is celebrating its 125th year.

We also stopped in Gimli’s obligatory shopping emporium H.P. Tergesen & Sons (82 First Ave.), the oldest operating store in Manitoba, managed by the fourth generation of the Tergesen family, featuring trendy street wear, nifty home and kitchen knick-knacks, and a bookstore with a surprisingly wide selection. For lunch, we were advised to try the pickerel cheeks at Kris’ Fish & Chips—defying all logic, the cheeks are the most flavorful part of the pickerel and worthy of the local designation as a delicacy.

Before leaving town, water bottles should be filled at the marina’s inconspicuous artesian fresh water fountain—really, the water is mountain-spring refreshing. 

Our objective that night was Lakeview Resort in Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park, another hour drive north. Lakeview opened in 2013, combining a nature theme with high design, and has managed the difficult task of developing a non-resorty resort—the place is packed with amenities, yet doesn’t feel cheesy or contrived. Sure, there’s golf, five pools, and a kids’ water park with an outstanding three-story corkscrew waterslide (I personally tested it three times, in the name of research), but all are experienced with a mellow, nature-leaning undercurrent. The restaurant serves unexpectedly excellent food, including perhaps the best pickerel cheeks in Manitoba, and there’s all manner of trails for hiking and biking between visits to the waterslide.

The next day we returned to Winnipeg, which I hadn’t visited since 1990. Winter 1990. So I was fairly certain that today’s Winnipeg could improve upon that experience and, boy, was I right: It’s just so darn likeable. It feels like Minneapolis 25 years ago—a big city with a small-town feel. 

Winnipeg has world-class attractions, which will soon include the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a statement-making architectural triumph whose glass wings and elegant tower float above the Red River. And ’Peggers are enthusiastic eaters. Winnipeg has the most restaurants per capita of any city in Canada, and highlights include the exquisite small plates at Deseo Bistro, the died-and-gone-to-burger-heaven at Unburger, and the diverse food stalls at The Forks Market

Though the Manitoba Museum feels a bit dated at times, it has outstanding sections on earth history, the seas, the Arctic, and a life-sized reproduction of a 17th century ship, among its many galleries. Allot an hour to sprint through or two hours for a more thorough examination. 

We also took a tour of the nearby Exchange District, a 22-square-block historic area that survived due to the classic problem of there not being enough demand for new construction to warrant razing the area after it fell into neglect. Many buildings have since been restored and solo wandering (or a guided tour with Exchange District BIZ) gives a strong sense of Winnipeg’s rapid growth in the early 20th century, during its “Chicago of the north” heyday.

The highlight of our visit was the wacky, mind-bending Hermetic Code tour at the Manitoba Legislative Building. Architect Frank Worthington Simon and his Freemason coconspirators incorporated symbols from Roman, Greek, and Egyptian mythology, the Bible, and the occult while designing and building the structure, which was completed in 1920. The meaning of these symbols was never thoroughly questioned or scrutinized, and Simon took those secrets to his grave.  

Frank Albo, an expert in architectural history and ancient religions, was drawn to the building’s uniqueness and has spent years crawling around with a tape measure and studying the building’s symbols to uncover the treasure trove of occultism, numerology, and Freemasonry “hidden” in plain sight. He leads animated, enthusiastic tours Wednesday evenings. Not wanting to give anything away, I’ll simply say the tour—and Albo’s Da Vinci Code-esque storytelling—is filled with numerous jaw-dropping “ah ha!” moments and laughs. 

Leaving Canada and re-entering the US is a bit less hospitable than the reverse—our immigration agents are often unsmiling and a little intense. But again, the wait is relatively short and soon enough we were speeding back to the Twin Cities. A border hop into Ontario and Manitoba isn’t your typical international trip, but it offers enough intrigue to warrant the long drives to get there and around. As it turns out, these magnificent tours through Canada’s wild, open landscape—with stops in small towns to receive metric-system directions—are a big part of the appeal.   

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May 2015

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Come experience Minnesota's premiere stage combat training opportunity. The Brawl of America is a weekend-long stage combat workshop sanctioned by the Society of American Fight Directors and...

Cost: $200 | http://brawlofamerica.weebly.com/registration.html

Where:
Rarig Center
330 21st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Telephone: 612-524-8886
Contact Name: Mike Lubke
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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
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Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
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Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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The two-day fest offers many reasons for art enthusiasts, day-trippers, treasure hunters and festival goers to attend. Nestled along the scenic Saint Croix River, with the historic Stillwater...

Cost: FREE

Where:
North Lowell Park
Water Street & Myrtle
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 651-439-4001
Contact Name: Pam Hoye
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The 15th annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival, presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, is one of the biggest and longest-running festivals of its kind in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Flint Hills Resources
Telephone: 651-282-3113
Contact Name: Jessica Petrie
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Brunch! Beer! Art! For a good cause!  The Art of Brunch: Eat. Drink. Create. Impact! is a unique event to raise awareness and funds for EDIT.  EDIT is a Minneapolis based, youth-serving...

Cost: $25-35

Where:
Insight Brewery
2821 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: EDIT
Telephone: 612-296-7371
Contact Name: Ben Cooney
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Compete in the 18-hole Grand Geneva Golf Classic Tournament on the award-winning Brute golf course. On Sunday, May 31, gather a foursome for a great day of golf and a chance to win one of many...

Cost: $129 per person plus tax

Where:
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva
, WI
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Telephone: (262) 248-2556
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Contempo Physical Dance will premiere their latest Afro-Brazilian contemporary dance, Vulcão, and perform excerpts from their 2013 work, Batuque, at Macalester College’s...

Cost: $15 and $25

Where:
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Macalester College
130 S Macalester Street
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Contempo Physical Dance
Telephone: 612-619-4116
Contact Name: Jenny Pennaz
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Sundays 2 p.m., May 3rd to Oct. 25th Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Forces acting within the Earth, generally unseen by humans, manifest themselves in awesome displays of fiery power. Vulcão is Contempo Physical Dance’s latest collaboration...

Cost: $15-25

Where:
Macalester College, Janet Wallace Mainstage Theate
1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Contempo Physical Dance
Telephone: 612-619-4116
Contact Name: Jenny Pennaz, Managing Director
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A timeless examination of a soul in crisis ... seeking connection ... seeking answers ... seeking peace. Shakespeare's classic ghost story told with an all-female cast.

Cost: $20

Where:
JSB Tek Box at the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Theatre Unbound
Telephone: 612-721-1186
Contact Name: Stacey Poirier
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By day, George is a brilliant linguist, devoted to recording the disappearing languages of disappearing cultures. By night, he can’t find the words to stop his wife from leaving him. His...

Cost: Preview tickets: $25-$35; General admission: $38- 58; 30 & under: $19; Seniors 6

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
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In Kira Obolensky's new comedy, a soldier returns from a long war and must navigate a new, changed world. Directed by Michelle Hensley Featuring Ron...

Cost: $30 (Pay What You Can for audiences under age 30. Please present ID at door.)

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
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Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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Gladiator Assault Challenge is the Midwest’s premier test of endurance, speed, agility, strength and mental stamina. The challenging course includes running, climbing, jumping, crawling and...

Cost: Price varies from $49 - $129 depending on time of registration

Where:
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva
, WI
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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“On Golden Pond” at Rochester Civic Theatre By Ernest Thompson May 15 – 31 The heartwarming story of aging Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on...

Cost: Adult $24, Senior $19, Student $17

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Telephone: 507-282-8481
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The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
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Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

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View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

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Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
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15715 River Road
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View map »


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Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

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Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

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Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
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Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

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Cost: $1,399

Where:
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: The Outset Group
Telephone: 952-314-2500
Contact Name: Deanna Behuniak
Website »

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

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Lucky Brand and Universal Music Group’s Bravado invite you to join them for a VIP in-store experience to celebrate the launch of their limited edition Rolling...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lucky Brand at Mall of America
170 South Avenue
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

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Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Minnesota’s exports rose to a record $21.4 billion last year. Did your business benefit from this growth? “This is the age of the entrepreneur in China,” confirms Asia Direct...

Cost: N/A

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI) MN & U.S. China Business Connections
Website »

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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

On the first Wednesday of each month, Minneapolis brewpub Day Block Brewing holds an exclusive beer tasting event- Pilot Batch Wednesday.  Each month brings a new lineup of beers for guests to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Day Block Brewing
Telephone: 612-617-7793
Website »

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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

More information

Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

Skyway Theatre Presents: Juicy J on June 3, 2015  18+ // 21 to drink GENERAL ADMISSION, MEET & GREET PACKAGES, AND VIP PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE NOW...

Cost: $30-125

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Ave SW & 1st St SW
Rochester, MN  55902
View map »


Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

More information

FIRST THURSDAYS UPCOMING SCHEDULE: This spring Gather by D’Amico has the pleasure of featuring highly lauded local guest chefs each month. Join us every first Thursday to sample their...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gather by D'Amico
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Gather by D'Amico
Telephone: 612-253-3410
Website »

More information

You deserve a Ladies’ Night Out! Tell your sister, mother and girlfriends it’s time to spend an evening dedicated to their health – while having fun! Join us for this free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Sponsor: Fairview
Website »

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Headline:  You deserve a Ladies’ Night Out! Tell your sister, mother, and girlfriends it’s time to spend an evening dedicated to their health – while having fun! Join us...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave.
Burnsville, MN  55337
View map »


Sponsor: Fairview
Website »

More information

Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

More information

Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

More information

Champps in Eden Prairie is teaming up with Wiggle Your Toes to support victims of limb loss. Champps will host a celebration to benefit Wiggle Your Toes on Thursday, June 4, 2015....

Cost: Free

Where:
Champps
8010 Glen Ln
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »

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Raw Sugar presents The Funny! funny. feminist. performance.   Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101   When: 7:30PM June 4th, 5th,...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Raw Sugar
Telephone: 707-338-6546
Contact Name: Rebekah Rentzel
Website »

More information

Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

Skyway Theatre Presents: Juicy J on June 3, 2015  18+ // 21 to drink GENERAL ADMISSION, MEET & GREET PACKAGES, AND VIP PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE NOW...

Cost: $30-125

Where:
Skyway Theatre
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

++ JUST ANNOUNCED: OLIVER June 4th in The Loft!! ++ Oliver has found the beating heart inside the dance machine. Whether moving bodies at the world's biggest electronic festivals, or...

Cost: $10//$15

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
, MN

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
Website »

More information

Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
View map »


Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
Website »

More information

April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
View map »


Website »

More information

The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2015 second quarter exhibition: Juxtaposition Paintings and Pots Bruce Nygren & Matthew Krousey Friday, May 15 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


Telephone: 651.644.9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown

More information

Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
View map »

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Join us for the 79th Pine Island Cheese Festival as we celebrate our agricultural and cheese heritage.  Fun events for the whole family including: Carnival Rides and Great Food Kids...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trail Head Park and Butter Factory
County Road 11
Pine Island, MN  55963
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Sponsor: Pine Island Cheese Festival Committee
Telephone: 507-356-3378
Contact Name: Jeanne
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Join us for the first Night on the Vine wine tasting this season on Friday, June 5. This exclusive wine tasting event features 9 wines from various regions around the world, along...

Cost: $30 per person

Where:
Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
7036 Grand Geneva Way
Lake Geneva, WI  53147
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Sponsor: Grand Geneva Resort and Spa
Telephone: 800-558-3417
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Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
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Pushing Chain will be performing at Sidhe Brewing Company on the East Side of St Paul!  Pushing Chain was formed in 2012 by Boyd Blomberg and Adam Moe. The duo, which has been performing...

Cost: Donation to the band

Where:
Sidhe Brewing Company
652 Jenks Ave
St Paul, MN  55106
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Raw Sugar presents The Funny! funny. feminist. performance.   Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101   When: 7:30PM June 4th, 5th,...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Raw Sugar
Telephone: 707-338-6546
Contact Name: Rebekah Rentzel
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Is it summer yet? Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers. In collaboration with some of the Twin Cities’ most talented musicians, Cantus arranges and performs the...

Cost: $10 Student/Child; $25-35 Adult/Senior

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-435-0046
Contact Name: Cantus Box Office
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Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
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Friday, June 5th 2015 Skyway Theatre is excited to announce.... Son of Kick w/ BottleRokitz Son Of Kick is coming to The Loft 6/5/15 with not just one stage, but TWO STAGES of dub and...

Cost: $15 ADV // $20 DOOR

Where:
The Loft @ Skyway Theatre
, MN

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CHILDREN 18:3 New Album Available Here: http://www.toothandnail.com/artists/11/Children_183/ With... Through Love And Lies • Let Yourself Go The Everyday Characters • Strongly...

Cost: $10//$12

Where:
Studio B
, MN

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Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Following a very popular Smithsonian exhibit model, archivists have selected 25 objects to display throughout the expansive Cathedral of Saint Paul to tell the building’s story. Beginning...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
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Step up and run or walk at the Team Hope Walk | 5K.  The event will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 8 - 11AM at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, MN.  This event...

Cost: $10 - $40

Where:
Normandale Lake Bandshell
5901 West 84th Street
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Sponsor: Minnesota Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)
Telephone: 612-232-5238
Contact Name: David Stage
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A running start to the 11th Annual Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro, Official Rhubarb Capital of MN. Register online to make race day easy or Day-of Registration begins at 8 a.m. for both 5-K and...

Cost: See website

Where:
Park at Bass Pond, starting line at Ball Field
Cty Rd 8, one block west of downtown
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Lanesboro Public Library
Contact Name: Race Director
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Leaders of the New Millennium (LNM) for Latinas, brings together Latina women to build on their leadership competencies and enhance their leadership voice in their workplace, community, and...

Cost: $2,295

Where:
Saint Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Leadership Insitute
Telephone: 651-690-6819
Contact Name: Collin Gulling
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Help plant 23 boulevard rain gardens in the Highland neighborhood in Saint Paul! Great River Greening staff and volunteers will assist residents in planting boulevard rain gardens to improve water...

Cost: Free, but register at http://www.greatrivergreening.org/vol-events/

Where:
Highland Neighborhood
St. Paul, MN  55105


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Contact Name: Jen Kader
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Help plant 23 boulevard rain gardens in the Highland neighborhood in Saint Paul! Great River Greening staff and volunteers will assist residents in planting boulevard rain gardens to improve water...

Cost: Free, but register at http://www.greatrivergreening.org/vol-events/

Where:
Highland Neighborhood
St. Paul, MN  55105


Sponsor: Great River Greening
Contact Name: Jen Kader
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Summer Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm May 30th – Weed Identification & Management July 11th – Insect Identification & Management August 8th – Plant Disease Identification...

Cost: $100/ 3 classes

Where:
Women's Environmental Institute
15715 River Road
North Branch, MN  55056
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Sponsor: Women's Environmental Institute
Telephone: 651-583-0705
Contact Name: Elly
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April 22st-November 8th Learn about the techniques, processes and resources involved in creating sculpture. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual information...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Take a peek at the sculpture while it’s being created and meet the artists-in-residence. Franconia is more than just a sculpture park. We host up to 40 artists each year through our artist...

Cost: Free

Where:
Franconia Sculpture Park
29836 St. Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Let’s get started! Learn how to brew with the knowledgeable staff in a small group environment. We’ll brew a batch of beer so you can visually see the process from beginning to end....

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Brewer
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Telephone: 612-843-4444
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Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place for family fun. There are games appropriate for all ages, musical entertainment, rides and a variety of food options. Plus, there’s plenty of...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of The Long View, an exhibition of new work by Minnesota artist, Tom Maakestad. Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

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June 6: The Rochester Art Center June 7: Pedestrian Bridge to Government Center June 8: Mayo Clinic, Plummer Building, Plummer Doors June 9: Peace Plaza, Kahler Grand Awning, Near...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Dr SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
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Join us for the 79th Pine Island Cheese Festival as we celebrate our agricultural and cheese heritage.  Fun events for the whole family including: Carnival Rides and Great Food Kids...

Cost: Free

Where:
Trail Head Park and Butter Factory
County Road 11
Pine Island, MN  55963
View map »


Sponsor: Pine Island Cheese Festival Committee
Telephone: 507-356-3378
Contact Name: Jeanne
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Northfield artist, Wendell Arneson. Arneson, who is approaching his retirement from St. Olaf College, has been a professor...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Annex at Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
Website »

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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature. We are open on the weekends to the public for guided tours...

Cost: $7.50

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Brad Robinson and author Linda Tedford will be signing copies of Brad’s just-released book, The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation, at Brightwater Clothing & Gear in...

Cost: Signing is free to attend; books for sale at $35 and $50

Where:
Brightwater Clothing & Gear
256 Water Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Victory by Design
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Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new Ely Folk School in beautiful Ely, MN. Our mission is to build community by providing learning experiences that celebrate the wilderness heritage, art,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Ely Folk School
209 E. Sheridan St
Ely, MN  55731
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Sponsor: Ely Folk School
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Hot Indian Foods and Bollywood Dance Scene present the Hot Indian Dance Off! A dance challenge has never been such Bolly-good-fun. Join the live audience and watch talented and creative dancers...

Cost: Free for audience

Where:
Midtown Global Market
920 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: Bollywood Dance Scene and Hot Indian Foods
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Champps Richfield is teaming up with Wiggle Your Toes to support victims of limb loss. Champps will host a celebration to benefit Wiggle Your Toes on Saturday, June 6, 2015. ...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Champps
790 W 66th St, Minneapolis, MN 55423
Minneapolis, MN  55423
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Sponsor: Champps
Telephone: 612-861-3333
Contact Name: Scott Larson

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Town Hall Brewery, the award-winning Minneapolis brewpub, has announced the event calendar for Minneapolis Cider Week, June 1–6, with activities planned at Town Hall Brewery, the Town Hall...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Town Hall Brewery
1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »

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Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities Metro area! We also have a centrally located...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


Sponsor: Wine & Canvas
Telephone: 612-597-1885
Contact Name: Erik Swenson
Website »

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The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. The immensely popular shows are set in the present day, which means unlike...

Cost: $69.95 plus tax/fees

Where:
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Telephone: 866-496-0535
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Is it summer yet? Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers. In collaboration with some of the Twin Cities’ most talented musicians, Cantus arranges and performs the...

Cost: $10 Student/Child; $25-35 Adult/Senior

Where:
The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-435-0046
Contact Name: Cantus Box Office
Website »

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Raw Sugar presents The Funny! funny. feminist. performance.   Where: Bedlam Lowertown, 213 East 4th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101   When: 7:30PM June 4th, 5th,...

Cost: $15-20

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East 4th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Raw Sugar
Telephone: 707-338-6546
Contact Name: Rebekah Rentzel
Website »

More information

Show dates are May 29th, 30th & 31st and June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th & 13th. Tickets are $12 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or $15 at the door ($12 with a Fringe Button or...

Cost: $15/door $12 @ Brown paper tickets or with a FRINGE Button or CONvergence badge.

Where:
Black Forest Event Center
1 E 26th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Sponsor: Fearless Comedy Productions
Telephone: 612 827 3145
Contact Name: Keith Dalluhn
Website »

More information

The Way of Cheng-Khee Chee: Paintings 1974-2014 is a new exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN. The solo exhibition features 40 water color paintings created over the past 40...

Cost: Free

Where:
Tweed Museum of Art
University of Minnesota Duluth Campus
1201 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »


Sponsor: Tweed Museum of Art
Telephone: 218-726-7823
Contact Name: Christine Strom
Website »

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Celebrate your child’s birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese’s! Guests will enjoy pizza, games, a special birthday show with Chuck E. and take home awesome souvenirs. There are party...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
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Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

Look back at 100 years of wedding traditions, fashions, and celebrations at this special exhibit celebrating the Cathedral of Saint Paul’s century-long role as host to more than 2,000...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Cathedral of Saint Paul
Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

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They are emblems of achievement and passage to the other side. Big bridges have been making their mark on cityscapes through the ages. In the Twin Cities, our unique location on the gorge of the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »

More information

This visual history of the Cathedral of St. Paul includes very early black-and-white photographs and descriptions of key events leading up to the completion of the Cathedral’s construction....

Cost: Free

Where:
Cathedral of Saint Paul
239 Selby Ave
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Wine & Canvas is the painting class with cocktails! Join us for an evening filled with food, wine, and painting! Wine and Canvas brings art class to some of the best restaurants in the...

Cost: $35 | sign up at www.wineandcanvas.com

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

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