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A Closer Look at Minnesota’s Sex Trafficking Problem

Understanding the issues and the work ahead to find solutions


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Two women in their early twenties wait at a gate in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport—one of them clearly intoxicated. She becomes disruptive, and airport police are called to the scene. After attempts to calm her, they arrest her for disorderly conduct. Her friend, who has already missed her departing flight, has nowhere to go.

Something about the situation is off, observes detective Mari Askerooth of the Airport Police Department. She works in the investigation unit of the airport’s police station, a state-of-the-art, high-tech command center. There are close to 100 officers, and the dogs trained to sniff out cocaine and detect explosives roam the offices. Another 500-plus regular volunteers provide the airport’s “eyes and ears,” says Askerooth, a soft-spoken, 16-year veteran who worked narcotics before tackling human trafficking.

When officers approach the remaining young woman, her story quickly tumbles out.

The pair had put out an ad and flown in to “work” Super Bowl LII, Askerooth recalls—emphasizing the word “work” to imply selling sex. “But when they arrived at the hotel to check in, they were rejected,” she says. “The hotel staff told them, ‘We know what you’re doing, and you can’t stay here.’ ” (Staff could have noticed any number of red flags, such as paying for a room in cash.) The women had already booked return flights several days out, so they were stranded.

One of them was being trafficked by a third party, Askerooth says. “And the next day, she came back, asking us for help. She wanted to get out of the business.” She flew back to her home state, armed with information the officers provided her—hotlines, shelters, and services for sex trafficking victims.

Minnesota was prepared for a trafficking surge

In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII, thousands of hospitality and transportation staff, law enforcement officers, and “Crew 52” volunteers—10,000 working the big event—attended dozens of training sessions across the metro on how to spot, prevent, and disrupt sex trafficking.

Sex trafficking is a subset of human trafficking, any crime where someone profits from the exploitation or forced labor of another. (According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota recorded the nation’s third-highest rate of human trafficking in 2015.) There’s overlap with prostitution, but it becomes sex trafficking only when there’s a third party who benefits from the sale of illegal sex. Traffickers use coercion, threats, isolation, rape, and physical violence to ensnare victims and keep them silent.

Trafficking was expected to increase during Super Bowl weekend, and the reason boils down to a simple equation, says activist and author Nita Belles: Take any big event with a significant number of male attendees, throw in lots of cash and a party atmosphere, and you’re likely to see a surge.

In Bloomington, home to the airport and Minnesota’s largest concentration of hotels, the goal was to train all front-line hotel staff: van drivers, waiters, concierge, and anyone interacting with guests, says Dan O’Neill of the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau. Mall of America teamed up with Twin Cities nonprofit The Link for mandatory, in-person anti-trafficking training for more than 1,200 mall employees.

“Once you know, you cannot help but act. Once you are educated, you will respond,” says Jana Webster, who has served as the executive director of the MSP Airport Foundation since 1997. “It’s something I now know to look for.”

Most men who buy sex are white, married, and employed

In the weeks after Super Bowl LII, the headlines were hard to miss. A sting led to the arrest of 94 suspects after Bureau of Criminal Apprehension special agents posed as potential victims online. Suspects made arrangements to meet for illegal sexual encounters and were arrested upon arrival—including at least 36 for soliciting a minor, according to the Department of Public Safety. In all, 28 potential victims, ages 17-49, were recovered in the sting.

Most of the arrests were set up through online-classifieds service Backpage.com, an example of how digital media has shaped trafficking. In at least 82 percent of juvenile trafficking cases and 92 percent of adult cases in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties from January 2012 to August 2016, sex buyers entered the market through Backpage.com and other online media. That’s according to data from WATCH, a nonprofit monitor of the justice system in Minnesota.

Backpage.com launched in 2004 and became a hub for internet-based trafficking, along with satellite operators including online escort ads, lesser-known social media platforms, and the “dark web”—sites not indexed by search engines. But a recent FBI seizure of the Phoenix-based website has landed Backpage.com’s founders with a 93-count federal indictment for promoting prostitution and publishing ads depicting victims of child sex trafficking. By advertising illegal sex—the money in many cases funneled through laundering schemes or into foreign banks—they allegedly made $500 million. (Over the years, Craigslist.com has shut down sections of its classifieds to thwart trafficking.)

“Our strong conclusion, is that men who purchase sex have power and privilege and are part of mainstream society.” - Jones Center report, University of Minnesota 

Beyond the Super Bowl, Minnesota’s trafficking statistics remain staggering. About 26,000 men across the state buy sex annually, according to St. Paul-based Lutheran Social Service, whose anti-trafficking efforts reach into rural Minnesota across 87 counties. And it’s a scourge not just of cities but of small towns.

“Rural trafficking looks pretty different than urban trafficking,” says Anne LaFrinier-Ritchie of the St. Louis County-based Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault. She describes reports of youth sexually assaulted at remote casino hotel parties, where they might be lured by the promise of free booze or drugs. “Sexual assault is the biggest precursor to being trafficked,” she says. In rural areas like northeastern Minnesota, the Native population is more vulnerable to sexual exploitation—the case for any affected by systems of oppression and historical trauma, LaFrinier-Ritchie says.

And who is paying for illegal sex? In the massive Super Bowl sting, most suspects had no criminal record beyond minor traffic offenses. Many unifying factors are unknown, but buyers in Minnesota are predominantly married, middle- to upper-class white males with disposable incomes, according to a 2017 report by the University of Minnesota’s Jones Center.

“Our strong conclusion,” the Jones Center report states, “is that men who purchase sex have power and privilege and are part of mainstream society.”

Traffickers don’t fit a movie stereotype

Traffickers are mostly male—but not always. They’re also hard to spot. In more than 70 percent of juvenile and adult court cases tried between 2012 and 2016 in Minnesota’s most populous counties, Hennepin and Ramsey, the alleged trafficker was an acquaintance, friend, so-called boyfriend, or family member of the victim, according to WATCH.

This was the case one evening in March 2013. A 16-year-old cheerleader with a developmental cognitive delay at Hopkins High School in suburban Minneapolis received a brief but ominous text message: “You have to work tomorrow.”

This message, from a fellow teenage, female classmate, could read like an innocuous reminder, but it wasn’t about an after-school job. The girl, later identified in court records as “Victim A,” was expected to skip school and sell her body to a stranger.

The next day, the 18-year-old captain of the victim’s cheerleading squad, Montia Marie Parker, picked up Victim A and drove her to Brooklyn Park, where an adult male was waiting. Victim A refused to comply and was able to avoid this encounter. But plans had already been set in motion. Days before, Parker had placed an ad on Backpage.com with suggestive pictures of Victim A. Within 48 hours of posting, Parker drove Victim A to a suburban apartment, where she ordered her teammate to give oral sex to an adult male. The pay was $60 in cash, which Parker promptly deposited into her own bank account.

A few days later, Victim A’s mother found the string of text messages from Parker and called the police. Within the week, an FBI special agent was on the case.

What motivated a senior honor-roll student and cheerleader to lead an attempted prostitution ring, and to coerce and traffick a younger classmate? According to court transcripts of text messages and witness testimony, Parker’s self-professed motive was simple: money, and a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.

In his sentencing opinion, Hennepin County District Court Judge William Koch said this case was made more tragic by the fact that it was hardly unique. Six other defendants in the prior 14 months had been sentenced by Hennepin County judges on prostitution-related charges. The average age of the victims was 16.

Parker pled guilty in Hennepin County District Court to sex trafficking a minor as well as two other felony charges. Convicted of all three, she was sentenced to 36 months in prison.

“To borrow a phrase made popular by a campaign by the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota,” Judge Koch concluded, “ ‘Minnesota girls are not for sale.’ Even by other Minnesota girls.”

Sex crimes are tough to prosecute, but state laws are evolving—for the better

Hennepin County attorney Mike Freeman doesn’t mince words. “People think, ‘It’s just sex,’ ” he says. This prevailing cultural attitude has made it difficult to eradicate sex trafficking.

Prosecution of sex trafficking has grown statewide since the mid-2000s, but convictions remain uneven, according to a 2014 report by the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs. Minnesota prosecutors made 102 charges of soliciting a child in 2013, but these led to only 32 convictions. Prosecuting sex traffickers themselves has been marginally more successful: That same year saw 63 successful convictions for 72 charges of sex trafficking. This improved from the year before, when only 31 of 81 sex trafficking cases won convictions.

To explain why both sex traffickers and buyers can slip past conviction, Freeman offers a metaphor: One reason DWI penalties remained lenient for decades, and were difficult to enforce and prosecute, was that drinking and driving wasn’t perceived as a clear-cut social taboo. “Everybody knew the guy down the street who had a few too many,” Freeman recalls. While attitudes about drunk driving have since become more serious, a similar cultural willingness to look the other way still applies to sexual exploitation, he says, because “the attitude about sex is strange.”

Most sex trafficking cases are settled through plea deals, but when a case does go to trial, “Jurors recognize and fear that they’re going to affect someone’s liberty,” Freeman explains. “It can be harder to prosecute someone who looks like they’re a-OK—they just wanted a little sex. But it’s not a victimless crime.”  

“Someone has to testify against traffickers,” Freeman says. “It takes a brave person to stand up and say, ‘I want to change my life.’ It’s important that pimps out there know we are willing to take them to trial.”

In 1999, Sweden passed landmark anti-trafficking legislation in the form of the Nordic Model. Prostitution was identified as an inherent human rights abuse, and prostituted individuals were decriminalized while stricter punishment was leveraged against sex buyers and traffickers.

Meanwhile, in traditional trafficking laws, still enforced throughout most of the United States, “legal consequences disproportionately fall on the prostituted individual, who is often the most vulnerable,” according to the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force. “Most vulnerable” typically means women and children of color, sexual and domestic abuse survivors, homeless youth, and individuals battling substance abuse. The top risk factor for human trafficking last year was recent migration or relocation, according to the Polaris Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit working to end global human trafficking.

The Nordic Model served as an early blueprint for Minnesota’s Safe Harbor Law, passed in 2011. The state law includes this heart-wrenching statement: “For the first time, Minnesota youth who engage in prostitution are viewed as victims and survivors, not criminals.” The law decriminalized anyone under 18 engaged in commercial sexual activity and strengthened penalties for adult buyers exploiting youth. (In 2016, the protected age window was extended to 24.)

Victims are more likely to testify if they feel safe, and Freeman says that’s why Minnesota’s statewide No Wrong Door initiative, which puts the Safe Harbor Law into practice, has proven essential to increasing arrests, ultimately putting traffickers behind bars. A multi-agency venture with stakeholders that include the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, the MN Department of Health and the MN Department of Public Safety, the program provides housing, healthcare, counseling, and other supportive services to exploited youth at the regional level. More than 1,400 received housing and assistance between 2012 and 2015.

But where does this leave adult trafficking victims? Askerooth recalls coming across a trafficked woman waiting in an airport terminal for three days after a job at a Twin Cities massage parlor fell through. The victim was scared to accept help from law enforcement officers. “The traffickers had her young son back in New York,” Askerooth says. “So we connected her to resources, helped her get on the plane, and hoped she would get help when she arrived back in New York.”

Today, by operating on a partial decriminalization model like the Nordic Model, Minnesota law has deviated from the predominant U.S. model of criminalization that implies all participants in prostitution are legally responsible. Prior to this legal shift, victims were often charged as perpetrators. Partial decriminalization “identifies prostituted individuals as victims and protects them from legal penalties,” according to the Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force. “Buying or facilitating the sale of sexual services remain criminalized, often with increased penalties.”

Without human rights-oriented trafficking laws, the stranded woman at the airport might have been charged with solicitation and held in custody, creating a perilous situation for her young son when she failed to return to her traffickers.

If you see something, say something

A week before Super Bowl LII, Nita Belles is already in town, ready for her ninth Super Bowl—only she doesn’t have tickets to the game. Founder of the Oregon-based anti-human trafficking nonprofit In Our Backyard, Belles carries a booklet full of photos and descriptions of missing children who may today be trafficked. Throughout the week, Belles and volunteers distribute booklets to convenience stores, and to taxi and Uber drivers.

One in three missing children will be lured into trafficking, Belles estimates. Today, the Twin Cities ranks 14th among major U.S. cities for incidences of child prostitution, according to the FBI. Between 2007 and 2013, cases of child solicitation and coercing a child into pornography saw significant increases, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety found. Within a week of the Super Bowl, 15 children from the booklet were recovered.

Belles notes that survivors can help law enforcement and social services understand the patterns of trafficking.

“From survivors’ stories, we know that victims often go to convenience stores several times a day,” she says. If a cashier recognizes the distressing, tell-tale signs of trafficking, a single phone call to a hotline or to local law enforcement could start the chain reaction that saves a victim.

But that requires awareness, knowledge, and action, Belles says. If you see someone who looks like they’re in danger, whether a child or an adult, call law enforcement. Call the national human trafficking hotline. But do not approach them on your own, unless you’re absolutely certain that their trafficker or handler is not within listening or watching distance—and victims are almost always being watched.

“If we as a community are going to stop trafficking, Minnesota Nice has to get Minnesota Real.” - Nita Belles

“You can get them killed,” she says.

As the headlines turn to other issues, Belles stresses, “We need to say, ‘Human trafficking happens 365 days a year, in every zip code in the United States.’ If we as a community are going to stop trafficking, Minnesota Nice has to get Minnesota Real.”


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 How to Spot Signs of Sex Trafficking—And What To Do

Signs of physical or sexual abuse: bruises, cuts, black eyes, burn marks

Visible anxiety or fear; lack of eye contact

An older companion who seems to be in control of a younger person

Paying for larger items in cash

Lack of control over own money, documents, or ID

Lingering at bus stops, hotel lobbies, or other public places

Inappropriate dress for the individual’s age or for the weather

Concerned?

Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or send the text BeFree to 233733.humantraffickinghotline.org

If you see someone in imminent danger, call 911


Local Minnesota Resources

The Advocates for Human Rights:

This Minneapolis-based legal nonprofit fought to enact Minnesota’s Safe Harbor for Sexually Exploited Youth Act. 612-341-3302; theadvocatesforhumanrights.org

Breaking Free:

This nonprofit helps women escape sexual exploitation through advocacy, services, housing, and education. 651-645-6557; breakingfree.net

Casa de Esperanza:

Works to end domestic violence in the Latino community. 24-hr bilingual domestic violence helpline: 651-772-1611; casadeesperanza.org

Cornerstone Advocacy Services:

Locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center offer legal advocacy and support for victims of abuse and trafficking. Crisis Hotline: 952-884-0330; cornerstonemn.org

Don’t Buy It Project:

Sponsored by Duluth-based Men As Peacemakers, this outreach campaign promotes a no-tolerance policy to sexual trafficking and violence. dontbuyitproject.org

Heartland Girls Ranch:

A therapeutic program on a working horse ranch, with services for exploited/trafficked girls ages 12-21. 320-843-4815; heartlandgirlsranch.org

Life House:

Duluth-based nonprofit offers services for homeless and street youth under 25. Youth Safeline: 800-786-2929; lifehouseduluth.org

The Link:

This Twin Cities youth- and family-focused nonprofit provides anti-trafficking training for community groups and service providers. 612-232-5428; thelinkmn.org

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault:

Leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence. 651-209-9993; mncasa.org

Minnesota Day One Crisis Hotline:

Counseling and support services for sexually exploited youth. 866-223-1111; dayoneservices.org

Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force: 

Governmental and non-governmental agencies working on a statewide human trafficking response. 651-201-5410; mnhttf.org

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center:

Sexual assault advocacy services for all ages, including a program for youth ages 24 and under who have experienced sexual exploitation. 612-728-2000; miwrc.org

Mission 21:

Rochester faith-based organization provides resources for child victims of sex trafficking. 507-208-4600; mission21mn.org

St. Louis County Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault:

Crisis services and counseling to survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking. 218-726-1931; pavsa.org

WATCH:

A Twin Cities nonprofit committed to making the justice system more responsive to crimes against women and children. 612-341-2747; watchmn.org

Women’s Foundation of Minnesota:

The MN Girls Are Not For Sale campaign funds anti-trafficking programs, such as the No Wrong Door initiative, across the state. 888-337-5010; wfmn.org

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YBN Nahmir is scheduled to perform live in Minneapolis.  He will hit the stage at the Varsity Theater on June 17, 2018.  Doors open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 6:00 PM.  Come out for a...

Cost: $28+

Where:
Varsity Theater
1308 SE 4th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Top Event Promoter
Telephone: 866-459-9233
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Cromulent Shakespeare brings the Bard’s The Taming of the Shrew, to Caponi Art Park’s Theater in the Woods for an evening exploring the folly of greed and a misguided approach to romance....

Cost: $5/person – free for children under 12

Where:
Caponi Art Park
1220 Diffley Rd
Eagan, MN  55123
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Telephone: 651-454-9412
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Alive & Kickin, the rockin’ senior citizen ensemble, led by award-winning Artistic Director Michael Matthew Ferrell and Co-creator/Musical Director Jason Hansen, presents Flashback, a...

Cost: $32 - adult, $28 - senior/student

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $00-$18

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

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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The 2018 Wishes & More Charity Golf Classic is a terrific opportunity to enjoy a day on the links at the legendary Town & Country Club while supporting the kids of Wishes & More! There will be...

Cost: 195

Where:
Town & Country Club
300 N Mississippi River Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55104
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

Where:
Northern Brewer - St. Paul
1150 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Website »

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

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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


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

Cost: 200.00

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


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

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

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

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $77-185

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

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

Cost: free

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

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

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


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

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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

Cost: No Cost

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

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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

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

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


Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
Website »

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

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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In it's 12th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 12-July...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 763-488-9965
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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WHAT:                                                 45th Annual Golf Classic Tournament...

Cost: See website

Where:
Minnestoa Valley Country Club
6300 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, MN  55438
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Telephone: 612-370-9123
Contact Name: Anna Stinson

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

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


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

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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


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

More information

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

Cost: 0

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

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

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

Cost: $8.00

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

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

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

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


Website »

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WHAT:                                 89th Celebrate Northeast Parade WHO:                                   Presented by the...

Cost: See website

Where:
Minneapolis, MN  555403


Telephone: 612-370-9131
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
View map »


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $00-$18

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


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
Website »

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

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

More information

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

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


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Revere Auctions
Website »

More information

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

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


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Stop by The Works Museum this summer for Pop-Up Engineering! Each week we'll feature a different hands-on activity that you and your budding engineers can explore together. From marble roller...

Cost: Included with Museum admission ($8.50 per person)

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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What wildlife is thriving in our park? Help us find out! Join MN Dragonfly Society to survey adult dragonflies and Capitol Region Watershed District to survey aquatic macroinvertebrates. Urban...

Cost: free

Where:
trout brook nature sanctuary
1200 Jackson St, Saint Paul, 55117
, MN
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

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

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

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

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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What’s that ONE THING you’d change about your business, if you could? It’s the middle of 2018: the perfect time to get the help you need to overcome obstacles keeping your business from...

Cost: Tickets: $34 for WIN Members, $54 for Non-Members; Lunch included

Where:
Minnetonka OffiCenter
12800 Whitewater Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Win/Win Connects
Contact Name: Teresa Thomas
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

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

Cost: 0

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Illuminight is an inspirational evening featuring local female chefs and food entrepreneurs coming together to support The Firefly Sisterhood through their culinary talents. Enjoy hand-crafted...

Cost: 75.00 and up

Where:
The Machine Shop
300 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: The Firefly Sisterhood
Telephone: 612-396-5336
Contact Name: Kris Newcomer
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

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

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

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Glensheen is proud to present Concerts on the Pier for all to enjoy an evening of Minnesota music on the shores of Lake Superior!   GATES 6 | MUSIC 7 | FREE | ALL AGES LOCAL BREWS, BEVS & FOOD...

Cost: Free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Glensheen is proud to announce the return of our Wednesday night event series, Beer Garden at Glensheen! A different local brewery will be featured each Wednesday Night. Come sip on craft beers...

Cost: free

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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Join us for our weekly Trivia Night, with “THE WORLD’S BEST BAR TRIVIA” presented by Trivia Mafia. Come have a pint and stretch your brain! Featuring $1 off all beers. Prizes 1st Place:...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Big Wood Brewery
2222 4th Street
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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FREE Classical Concert with Mandolinist Richard Kriehn, June 20 at Como Park   Join us for a magical night of mandolin tunes & classical favorites at the Como Park Pavilion on June 20 at 7PM....

Cost: FREE

Where:
Como Park Pavilion
1360 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul
, MN
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

Where:
Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

Where:
Sacred Heart Area Museum
300 Fifth Ave.
Sacred Heart, MN  56285
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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Minneapolis museums house two iconic works of photorealism—Chuck Close’s huge self-portrait at the Walker and another of a guy named Frank at Mia. Countless strokes of acrylic paint...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Life Time Inc. will be kicking off Pride Weekend (June 21) with two group workouts at its Target Center destination at 5:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The 55 minute pride-centric classes will feature...

Cost: -

Where:
Life Time Athletic Target Center
600 N. 1st Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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SALUTE THE SUN.  SET YOUR INTENTIONS.  SAMBA INTO SUMMER.  Kick off your morning on the first day of summer with great music and good vibes! June 21st is both the Summer Solstice and...

Cost: $20

Where:
CRISP & GREEN
428 N Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Lucent Blue Events
Contact Name: Michaella Holden
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

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

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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School of Rock Eden Prairie is hosting a Make Music Day celebration in Eden Prairie, June 21, 2018 1:00-8:00pm at 6585 Edenvale Blvd, Eden Prairie MN 55346.   The event features live music, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
School of Rock Eden Prairie
6585 Edenvale Blvd
Suite 100b
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN  55346
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Sponsor: School of Rock Eden Prairie
Telephone: 952-934-7625
Contact Name: Stacey Marmolejo
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

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

Cost: $120-$170

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

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Thursdays on First & 3rd Summer Market & Music Festival is a weekly outdoor market of over 100 art, craft and food vendors and live entertainment every Thursday throughout the summer. Thursdays on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
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​In this upcoming show, Michael Paul departs the prairie to focus on the horizon of Lake Superior and the forests of the Boundary Waters, an area he has long enjoyed exploring. His encaustic...

Cost: Free

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

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

Cost: Free

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

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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Join us for happy hour on June 21, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m at Pryes Brewing. Pryes Brewing Company will donate $1 from every blonde ale and $5 from every growler purchased. OneVillage...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pryes Brewing
1401 West River Rd N
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: OneVillage Partners
Telephone: 612-879-7590
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You are cordially invited to attend the first annual gala to support Grace Hospice.  Be part of the Legacy of Grace - join us for an evening of reflection, celebration, and gratitude.  Funds...

Cost: 65.00

Where:
Hyland Hills Chalet
8800 Chalet Road
Bloomington, MN  55422
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Sponsor: Grace Hospice
Telephone: 612-293-9420
Contact Name: Hannah Hegman
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Want to join a workshop but don't have a lot of time? Join Sawdust Savvy In A Snap - a 90 minute workshop where you will be in and out with a fun project and a great time! Choose from our...

Cost: 59-69

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

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

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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We're on a journey to tell real stories from real people.  Join us for a community screening of Northside Storyville! A first of its kind video series featuring North Minneapolis...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Capri Theater
2027 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Sponsor: Northside Funders Group
Telephone: 612-351-8214
Contact Name: Tammy Nolen
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Guests will mix, mingle, and enjoy food and drink prepared by more than 30 top chefs and bartenders

Cost: $75

Where:
Nicollet Island Pavilion
40 Power St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: No Kid Hungry
Telephone: 312-300-5842
Contact Name: Melissa Edwards
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Kelsy Osterman presents HUMAN NATURE: AN IMMERSIVE MOVEMENT,  a one night sensory based art show on the Summer Solstice. Human Nature is a celebration of peace from the present that is...

Where:
Peterson Milla Hooks Agency
1315 Harmon Pl.
Minneapolis , MN  55403
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Sponsor: Kelsy Osterman
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220, subject to change

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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WHAT:                                 Good Morning Minneapolis: The Streets of Minneapolis WHO:                                  ...

Cost: Admission is $30 and pre-registration is required

Where:
Be the Match
500 North 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Have you been eager to be on a film-set again? Do you wish you could learn more about the movie-making experience? Join us this summer for award-winning short film director Katie...

Cost: 200.00

Where:
Church on the Hill
950 Trumble Street
Chaska, MN  55318
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Sponsor: Katie Travis Films
Telephone: 952-452-0083
Contact Name: Katie Travis-Plaisted
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You've probably spent countless hours in front of a screen watching a hero save the world, solve a mystery, plan a prison break or repair a spaceship to return home. Now it's your turn! The Escape...

Cost: $34.99

Where:
Mall of America
300 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 45th annual “Back to the ‘50s Weekend” presented by NAPA Auto Parts will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs,...

Cost: $12 at the door, $10 at participating Napa Auto Stores

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55108
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Rows of handmade and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats ... There’s a bit of everything during our Wooden...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 West Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
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Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Contact Name: North House Folk School
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
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Just as people need art, art needs people. On display June 7-July 26 in Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall, “Art Needs People” features all new works by the artists of...

Cost: free

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library - Cargill Hall
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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Calling all Makers, Bakers, Influencers and DIYers! Pinner's Conference comes to the Twin Cities June 22 & 23  Calling all makers, influencers and DIYers. For the first time, the Pinners...

Cost: $8 to $49

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Bennett Events LLC
Telephone: 801.822.1333
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21 Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadmy ofm Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
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Engage your campers in engineering and design summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring 17 NEW camps and favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more, summer camps at The Works...

Cost: $77-185

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave S
Bloomington, MN  55420-4225
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Open Build Fridays at The Works Museum are designed with your youngest engineers in mind. Perfect for ages 3-5, these open-ended activities feature different building toys and materials each week,...

Cost: $8.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Avenue S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Please join us for the opening reception of Genome: Unlocking Life's Code along with related art exhibits Friday, June 22nd at 6:00pm. This event is free and open to the public. ABOUT THE...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Rochester Art Center
40 Civic Center Drive Southeast
Rochester, MN  55904
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

Cost: free

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

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

Where:
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55114
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Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Step into the 2,500-square-foot greenhouse and be surrounded by up to 400 butterflies from Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Every day at noon, you are able to pay $1 to release your own personal...

Cost: Free

Where:
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservator
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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The 45th annual Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games is coming to the University of St. Thomas! On June 22-24, over 3,000 athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, swimming,...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Come help paint the Wright’s Lake Park Community Mural! The mural will be painted onto large sheets of canvas, which GoodSpace Murals will later adhere to a large wall across the street from...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


Sponsor: City of Bloomington and Artistry
Telephone: 952-563-8744
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

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

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

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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The seventh annual Beer Dabbler is back at Twin Cities Pride on June 22 to celebrate LGBTQ+ icons and Minnesota brew. Nearly 50 breweries, live local music, DJ's, and more will...

Cost: $50, $60 day-of

Where:
Loring Park
1382 Willow St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The Beer Dabbler
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Curated by jazz pianist, composer, and visual artist Jason Moran, Sound Horizon 2018 will merge live sound and visual art. As part of Moran's STAGED series, mixed-media installations and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

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

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Disney's Newsies, the exciting musical that took Broadway by storm, is coming to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City,...

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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  Join us for a magical night of mandolin tunes & classical favorites at the Lake Harriet Band Shell, June 22 at 7:30PM.   The concert is free admission, general seating, and yes, bring the...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $00-$18

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

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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Eagles Everywhere at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha shows a glimpse of the recently donated Preston Cook Collection, which features 20,000-plus pieces of fine art, artifacts, and...

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

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

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Life Time will have a booth during Pride Weekend (June 23-24) in Loring Park with a photo booth, limited edition Life Time/Pride apparel giveaways, guest passes and studio sampler performances.

Cost: free

Where:
Loring Park
Minneapolis, MN

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

Cost: 200.00

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


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

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

Cost: $34.99

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

More information

The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s 45th annual “Back to the ‘50s Weekend” presented by NAPA Auto Parts will blanket the State Fairgrounds with more than 12,000 street rods, customs,...

Cost: $12 at the door, $10 at participating Napa Auto Stores

Where:
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN  55108
View map »

More information

Rows of handmade and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats ... There’s a bit of everything during our Wooden...

Cost: varies

Where:
North House Folk School
500 West Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN  55604
View map »


Sponsor: North House Folk School
Telephone: 218-387-9762
Contact Name: North House Folk School
Website »

More information

Calling all Makers, Bakers, Influencers and DIYers! Pinner's Conference comes to the Twin Cities June 22 & 23  Calling all makers, influencers and DIYers. For the first time, the Pinners...

Cost: $8 to $49

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Bennett Events LLC
Telephone: 801.822.1333
Website »

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

Cost: free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

More information

Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.   “The Wall...

Cost: $0

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN  55155
View map »

More information

Minnesota Remembers Vietnam, an initiative of Twin Cities PBS - TPT, will be bringing The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota State Capitol
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
St. Paul, MN
View map »

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Gather & Plant: Outdoor Succulent Station Saturday June 23rd and Sunday June 24th 9am-6pm   Summer entertaining season has begun and succulent designs are wonderful easy-care containers that...

Cost: materials only

Where:
Tangletown Gardens
5353 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Sponsor: Tangletown Gardens
Telephone: 612-822-4769
Contact Name: Erin Kjar
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View the historic State, Pantages, and Orpheum theaters along Hennepin Avenue. This walking tour includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the beautifully preserved theaters in downtown...

Cost: $10

Where:
State Theatre Lobby
805 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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The 45th annual Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games is coming to the University of St. Thomas! On June 22-24, over 3,000 athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, swimming,...

Cost: Free

Where:
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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On view from April 21 – July 15 at the American Swedish Institute Sculptor Kim Simonsson of Fiskars, Finland, crafts innocent, yet beguiling, life-sized figures of children and animals in...

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

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

Cost: Free

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

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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Bingo, FREE Kid's Zone, FREE Pony Rides, Live Music, Food Vendors, Magic Show, Kiddie Parade with Prizes, Market Vendors, Bloodmobile, Beer Trailer, Wiener Dog Races, City Wide Garage Sales, Bean...

Cost: free

Where:
Missile Park
Co. Rd. 92
St Bonifacius, MN  55375
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Telephone: 612-716-5491
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Vietnam Veteran's Art Captures The Spirit of the American Flag The Dow Arts Gallery, St.Paul  will host the works of deceased Vietnam Veteran June 14-July 30. Vietnam Veteran Artist’s...

Cost: No Cost

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

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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Kick off the 2018 Twin Cities Pride weekend with Pull for Pride, a local deadlifting competition open to all gender identities and experience levels. Co-hosted by local gym The Movement Minneapolis...

Cost: Free

Where:
Father Hennepin Bluff Park
420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Sponsor: Movement Minneapolis, Women's Strength Coalition
Telephone: 763-210-2191
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We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Excelsior Brewing on Saturday, June 23rd  @ 10AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery...

Cost: $30

Where:
Excelsior Brewing
421 3rd St
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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Summer is in full bloom, and it’s traditionally a season for honoring couples and their commitment to a future together. Help them celebrate, or celebrate your own home, with the gift of...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 161-233-98007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Looking to branch out and make your own recipe? In Recipe Design we will explore the realm of making your own recipes that are either true to style or true to your taste. This class is open to...

Cost: 0

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

Cost: 30

Where:
Minneapolis Breweries
, MN


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

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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Parts Unknown, a SPOTLIGHT exhibition of new work by Robert Dorlac, Fred Hagstrom, and Barbara McIlrath opens June 2nd at Groveland Gallery. These three artists, each using a different medium,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-207-7810
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1st Annual 'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit FoundationThis year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance-athon...

Cost: $0 - $75

Where:
TBD
SW Metro
Twin Cities, MN  55379
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is a three-day music festival with headline acts on multiple public stages in and around Mears Park, plus performances at local clubs, bars and studio venues....

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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American Rug Laundry is taking their environmentally friendly practices to the next level with rooftop solar panels. Installation, recorded via drone camera, wrapped up in Fall of 2017. Now with...

Cost: 0.00

Where:
American Rug Laundry
4222 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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With warm-hearted wit and infectious joy, Silent Sky tells the riveting true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a pioneering scientist in an age when women couldn’t even vote. Despite not being...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Wayzata Brewing on Saturday, June 23rd  @ 2PM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome brewery located...

Cost: 30

Where:
Wayzata Brew Works
294 Grove Ln E
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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Do you remember slumber parties from the late 80's and early 90's? Staying up late playing Truth or Dare and Girl Talk Dateline, eating junk food while watching “Adventures in Babysitting,” or...

Cost: $12 - $14

Where:
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sawdust Savvy is Minnesota's ORIGINAL DIY studio located in downtown Stillwater. We invite you to come experience one of our 3 hour instructor led workshops where you will leave with a masterpiece...

Cost: $59-$99

Where:
Sawdust Savvy
324 S Main St
Suite 7
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Sawdust Savvy
Telephone: 651-705-6614
Contact Name: Annie or Lindsay
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​ Midsommar Dag is the most important holiday of the year and one of the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. The Majstang (the Swedish version of a Maypole) is decorated with...

Cost: free

Where:
Gammelgarden Museum
20880 Olinda Trail
Scandia, MN  55073
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Sponsor: Gammelgarden Museum
Telephone: 651-433-5053
Contact Name: Gammelgarden Museum
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Tired of bottling beer? Ditch the bottles and switch to kegging! In this intro-level class, we’ll take the guesswork out of kegging and show you how to properly set up your draft systems,...

Cost: 0

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Bloomington, see description
Bloomington, MN


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

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

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Spin Master, a leading global children's entertainment company, launches the Kinetic Sand “Feel the Fun” Tour this summer. Featured in the highly popular, oddly mesmerizing videos taking over...

Cost: Free or cost of admission, depending on each location

Where:
CHS Field
360 N Broadway St
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Check out local indie/alt-pop musician JØUR as she performs at Mortimer's! The songstress is already creating a buzz with her new single, “American Nightmare,” that premiered with The Line...

Cost: $7

Where:
Mortimer's
2001 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Contact Name: Annjie Houston

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

Cost: $50-89

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Online Mountain survival class starts June 19th 1.Mountain Terrain, Weather, and Hazards 2.Mountain Living 3.Mountaineering Equipment 4.Mountain Climbing 5.Movement Over Snow And Ice...

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

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
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Hey hey, Minnesota, here comes Todd Glass fresh off his newest special, Todd Glass: Act Happy, that came out January 23rd on Netflix. Todd Glass's bio could go on forever. You name it, Todd has...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 161-266-60809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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Join us to remember stories and honor service as we seek to further understand and move forward from this troubled time. Hosted by Kevin Kling and Cathy Wurzer, with music provided by J.D. Steele...

Cost: $17-37

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Join TPT to explore the Vietnam War and its enduring legacy through stories told by Minnesotans who experienced the turbulence firsthand. Kevin Kling, Cathy Wurzer, and J.D. Steele will take to...

Cost: $17 - $37

Where:
Ordway Theater
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Visit Grand Marais to experience intimate indoor and outdoor concerts on the North shore of Lake Superior all summer long.   Located inland of the Grand Marais Harbor at the Log Cabin...

Where:
North Shore Lake Superior
, MN


Telephone: 612-789-2255
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In this charming musical, quirky sixth-graders battle for the ultimate title: spelling champ of Putnam Valley Middle School! With each new word, the earnest combatants reveal their passions, fears...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co
208 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre Co.
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Minneapolis, MN--After crashing her plane on a mysterious island, Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot, Snook, must venture into the underworld to try to get home. However, their presence has unleashed...

Cost: $20 adv./ $25 door

Where:
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater
1500 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN  55407
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The game’s afoot in this hilarious thriller that’s anything but elementary! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor), comes a fast-paced comedy about...

Cost: $27-60

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

Cost: $27-60

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 West 7th Place
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-291-7005
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An opera by Gregory Spears Libretto by Greg Pierce Based on the 2007 novel Fellow Travelers by Thomas Mallon Developed and Co-Commissioned by G. Sterling Zinsmeyer & Cincinnati Opera   The story...

Cost: $25-$220

Where:
The Cowles Center, Goodale Theater
528 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-6669
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P:The best sport to never exist is back! For the 8th year Six Elements theatre is mounting the best stage combat show in the Twin Cities. Returning favorites and amazing rookies are ready duke it...

Cost: $00-$18

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

Cost: $20-$30

Where:
Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Celebrate the 11th year the bald eagle has been taken off of the Endangered Species List since it was placed on it in 1973. Take part in outdoor eagle and raptor programs, see live minnow...

Cost: Free

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Preview the next items up for auction at Minneapolis' first fine arts auction house, Revere Auctions, in International Market Square. This auction themes are two-fold, Native American Art and...

Where:
Revere Auctions
275 Market St.
Suite 524
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Sponsor: Revere Auctions
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OLD LOG THEATRE'S 2018 SUMMER CHILDREN'S SHOW  Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew....

Cost: $14-$16

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

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

Where:
National Eagle Center
50 Pembroke Ave. S
Wabasha, MN  55981
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Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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