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Minnesota House Representative Ilhan Omar mulls over her first year in office


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A portrait of Minnesota House Representative Ilhan Omar.
Minnesota House Representative Ilhan Omar

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Ilhan Omar is a policy analyst, community organizer, education advocate, and mother of three. In 2016, Omar also became the first Somali-American Muslim person elected to serve in political office. As a new Minnesota State Representative, Omar instantly drew national and international attention. She has been featured on the cover of Time, interviewed by Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, and inspired a “hijarbie” doll, all while maintaining daily office hours open to her constituents. Writer Stacie Nielsen Bortel sat down with Omar to talk about her daughter, her downtime, and how she has overcome obstacles—reflecting, too, on Omar's physical assault during the 2014 DFL Party caucus.

Bortel: What is your proudest achievement from last year?

Omar: Surviving. You can’t plan how things will work out after you get elected. It has been a year of extreme pressure. It’s hard, when you are personally affected by policies, to continue to fight and shift the narrative and get people involved when you want to hide under a pillow. It’s like motherhood: no matter how sick or sad you are, you know you need to be strong. You need to show up. But I would also say that I am proud of the legislation I’ve been able to put forth. For the first time, we’re able to get funding for infrastructure, and that creates a lot of jobs for our district. I feel really lucky as a freshman legislator to be able to bring the lion’s share of that bonding appropriation to our district.

Bortel: What was the biggest obstacle that you faced in the last session, and how did you work through it?

Omar: You’ll laugh at this, but last session I didn’t really have a lot of obstacles because many people didn’t think I was here to work. The biggest obstacle was overcoming the media storm and the scrutiny that came with being a first, because a lot of people were surprised that I actually understand policy. I understand how this place works. I can string sentences together, I can hold my own. To a lot of people, it was the surprise of, like, “You’re here and you want to do things. You don’t just want to talk about what it means to be Somali.”…But I say this all the time: You’ve got to count your blessings. Somebody would tweet something horrendous at me, but I would open my mailbox and there would be a letter from someone I never met—who might not even live in my state, or my city, or my country—who writes something like, “Seeing you has done this for me,” or, “There’s this idiot here who wants to behead me,” right? There are these people who are going through a hard time, and I’ve uplifted them. Magical things like that constantly reaffirm the beauty there is in our shared humanity.

Bortel: Speaking of the media storm, do you feel like the attention you’ve received in your first year has been helpful in pushing your interests or more of a distraction?

Omar: I think it’s more of a distraction, because the attention of the media is focused primarily on my identity, but that really doesn’t have much to do with why I got elected and the work that I want to do. I had no real interest in being a first. I was driven by the policy work, because that’s always been what I cared about…One thing I’m proud of is using the attention around my election to reshape our ideas of patriotism and democracy: who should be at the table, who these tables are designed for, and how we change that. I’m making sure everybody who shares any of the six marginalized identities that I carry can now see themselves and say, “Yes, young people can serve. Yes, somebody who has multiple children, young children, can serve. Someone who is an immigrant, someone who doesn’t have a majority religious background can serve.” All of these things now allow people to see that, yes, if I am a reflection of my community, then I can serve.

Bortel: I remember first wanting to interview you when I read the story, back in 2014, of your assault amid the fracas that broke up the DFL Party caucus in Minneapolis.

Omar: Yeah, when I got beat up.

Minnesota House Representative Ilhan Omar standing on steps of a building entrance.

Bortel: And you showed up for work the next day. You said, “They need to see me with the marks.”

Omar: That was my daughter who told me that. I actually wasn’t thinking about going to work. She said, “You need to go, they need to see it.” There’s one city council member who was behind it, and so she said, “You need to sit in his committees.” It shifted the victimhood. There was a rabbit hole I could’ve dug myself into, right? And that just shifted the way I thought about the situation, because I remember getting instantly healed in just seeing the guilt. It doesn’t really matter if you ever apologize, and it doesn’t really matter if you ever are held accountable. I know that you’re going to lose sleep over this.

Bortel: Is your daughter into politics?

Omar: Yeah! She tweeted, right after I appeared on The Daily Show, that reporters should remember her name because she was going to run for president in 40-something years—whenever she’s eligible. I think it got retweeted, like, 20,000 times. People thought it was the cutest thing. She’s not tweeting about how embarrassing it is that her mom’s a [politician]. She’s actually embracing it, right? Like, when is my turn?

Bortel: I’m fairly certain you’ll laugh at this, but what do you do in your downtime?

Omar: I’m not much of a sleeper, so I do have some free time. I watch TV. I am addicted to Scandal. I also watch SVU [Law and Order Special Victims Unit], Criminal Minds, House of Cards. I watch a lot of standup. I grew up watching Def Comedy Jam, so we would watch a lot of the black comedians. I still watch some of the reruns on YouTube. I am a very nostalgic person in that way. I consume a lot of the stuff that I watched in my childhood. All of the music I listen to is pre-2000 because it brings comfort. My uncle kept piles of records—James Brown, the Bee Gees, Mick Jagger, The Commodores, MoTown, Bob Marley. The Somali music I listen to is pre-war. I grew up listening to the radio, so it is kind of like time stops for me. It takes me back there, and I remember the smells and I remember my grandfather and my uncle making us memorize the songs and do duets. It takes me back to lunchtime, 2 p.m. in Mogadishu with my whole family, listening to the radio play and having people stop by, drinking tea and coffee. Just things being joyful. 


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Bortel: What achievement from the past year are you most proud of?

Rep. Omar: Surviving. Under the circumstances, you can't plan. Can't plan how things will work out after you get elected. You can't plan who else also gets into office. So for me it's been a year of extreme pressure. And it's at times really hard, when you are personally affected by policies, to sort of step out of that and to think about how everyone else is also affected, and to be there for them, and to continue to fight and shift the narrative and get people involved when you know you yourself just kind of want to hide under the pillow, and just really not engage. It's sort of like motherhood. No matter how sick or sad you are, if you know you need to be strong for your children, you need to show up. So, I feel like [motherhood] was really good training for me, this session, as there certainly were days where I personally was devastated by the movements that were happening in regards to policy nationally, and some of the devastating things happening internationally. I know that I am privileged to at least have a voice and to actively do something, whereas many of my constituents, who are also impacted, don't. And so I needed to be strong for them, and I needed to carry that torch and make sure things would be OK for them.

But I would also say that I am proud of the legislation I’ve been able to put forth and all of the bonding appropriations I got for the district, for the first time we're able to get funding for infrastructure and that creates a lot of jobs for our district and I feel really lucky for the first time, as a freshman, to be able to bring the lion's share of that bonding appropriation to our district. 

Bortel: How did you feel about all the media attention you got your first year?

Rep. Omar: I have a love/hate relationship with media. I understand that they can be part of the process of creating the kind of change we're looking for. And all of the work that we're doing to reshape narratives about students, immigrants, refugees, Muslims—they are an essential partner in doing that. But they can also be a pain. Oftentimes, they are responsible for furthering negative narratives. And that five-second or ten-second sound bite isn't useful in furthering a nuanced, complicated narrative, I guess.

Bortel: So, having that media attention, do you feel it's been helpful in pushing your interests or has it been more of a distraction?

Rep. Omar: I think it's more of a distraction, because the attention of the media is focused primarily on my identity, but that really doesn't have much to do with why I got elected and why I’m here and the work that I want to do.

Bortel: What would you want people to focus on, in an ideal world?

Rep. Omar: I would love for people to focus on how we've taken a process that’s really complicated and made it tangible, and have engaged so many people in that process. I want people to care about all the constituent engagement we are doing. We're one of the only state legislators with an in-district office that has daily office hours and regular, monthly conversations—and doesn’t just report back on what's happening at the legislature, which we also do. We produce two to four newsletters per month for constituents. We've been active in door-knocking and engaging constituents not only in my district but throughout the state, making sure they are laser-focused on the issues that matter to them and understand that everything in politics is local. We educate people about what it means to be part of a representative democracy, and how you can ask for things from these people that represent you—because you have the power to do so. And then, how do we add that extra layer of a reflective democracy, where we have people who reflect us on a class level? People who reflect us on race? People who reflect our own neighborhoods?

We know we lack representation in women in general, but then we have women who are single, women who might not have children, women who have children, women who are indigenous, women who identify as people of color, women who come from religious diversity. People should understand that this person you are electing is representative of your voice. If we are always being represented by the 1 percent in our communities, they are not channeling any of our voices…and we cannot count on them to put forth policy that reflects us.

I know, and I appreciate, things differently than anyone who has been born into the privilege of this democracy. And this year, one of the things I’ve been proud of is using the attention my election brought in reshaping what the ideas of patriotism and democracy really are: who should be at the table, who these tables are designed for, and how we change that. I’m making sure that everybody who shares any of the six marginalized identities that I carry can now see themselves and say, “Yes, young people can serve. Yes, somebody who has multiple children, young children, can serve. Someone who is an immigrant, someone who doesn't have a majority religious background can serve.” All of these things now allow people to see that, yes, if I am a reflection of my community, then I can serve.

Bortel: Recently, there has been a lot of talk about women and harassment. What would you say to women who are considering getting involved in the 2018 elections but see stories coming out about harassment and think that maybe it's not worth it?

Rep. Omar: In any situation, you have to think about the good outweighing the bad. For me, I count my blessings, because I think about those women that served in times when we couldn't even have had these conversations, and what they did for me because they struggled through that. They persisted. I am able to be here, and I am able to call out things now, because they paved the way. And so, I want [women] to know that there are those of us currently serving who are actively working to make sure things don't stay the way that they seem. And that [those women] will become part of the crew that moves the wheel forward, so that some day we can get to a place where women will only be seen as humans capable of doing things, rather than as something to be objectified and used for one's desire, and controlled, and manipulated. You see it, too, in your workplace.

Bortel: Unfortunately. I would love to say that that there is a place out there that is insulated from that, but there's not. And that's why I am concerned about the younger generation who are considering going into politics. I don't want this to hold them back.

Rep. Omar: I think the boldness of our generation, and the generations after us, is such a breath of fresh air. And it's needed. Because if we don't get my generation and the generations younger than mine [involved] we will be stuck with people who come from generations before us who are complacent to the idea of this just being the norm. And there's nothing normal about being objectified. If you think about every single woman that currently is taking a stand against what's happening, it's my generation, and the generations after, right? So, to me, it's a sign of hope that we are the ones we've been waiting for.

Bortel: I’m curious about any obstacles you faced in the last session that you didn't anticipate. What was the biggest, and how did you work through it?

Rep. Omar: You'll laugh at this, but, last session I didn't really have a lot of obstacles because many people didn't think I was here to work. The biggest obstacle was overcoming the media storm and the attention and the scrutiny that came with being a first, because a lot of people were surprised that I actually understood policy. I understand how this place works. I can string sentences together, I can hold my own. To a lot of people, it was the surprise of, like, “You’re here and you want to do things. You don't just want to talk about what it means to be Somali.”

Bortel: That brings you back to what you said earlier, that people focus on you being a first, and yet that's now what got you elected.

Rep. Omar: No, I mean, I also didn't get elected by them—you know what I mean? I didn’t get elected by the people who would celebrate that first. To me, it is one of the funniest things to celebrate, because it really wasn't why I started on this journey. I had no real interest in being a first. I had no real interest in serving one particular community. I was driven more by the policy work, because that's always been my thing and what I cared about. It was fascinating that all of these people would say to me, when I first got here, “Tell me about what the needs are in the Somali community.” And these would be representatives who also represent Somalis. I started looking up demographics in their districts, and a lot of them represent minority-majority districts. I don't. And so, to me, it was fascinating that these people, who are not minorities but who represent the minority-majority district, are asking the minority who represents a white district. Right? And I’m like, “You have ample access to the people who elected you. You should ask them what they want.”

Regardless of how much I talked about the facts surrounding my election, the media and everyone refused to hear it. It was as if I was talking to no one, talking to myself. I would say to people, “There was a Somali guy running against me, and most of the Somalis in my district voted for him. But I increased voter turnout by 37 percent, and that's how I got elected.” People would say, "Somalis must be proud that they were able to elect one of their own!" And I’m like, “Uh-huh…”

There's no win! Because, yes, Somalis are proud. Somalis are over the moon. And that is my primary identity. No one can take that away. That is one thing that is identifiable about me, the fact that I am Muslim and Somali. So, young girls, young boys, older women, older men [in the Somali community]—everybody gets to see me and say, “That's my daughter, that's my sister.” That's there for them. But were they a part in actively making that happen? No.

Half of America gets to hear about me, and they comment that they're proud, they're proud that I represent this country—but they obviously were not part of my election. They didn't vote for me. And those two truths can exist, right? You can not want, or participate, in getting someone elected, but then also be proud of the fact that someone like that person gets to be a representative in this country. And that's essentially the feeling that a lot of Somalis have, whether they actively participated in my election or not, around the country and abroad. They are excited about the possibility that someone who looks like their sister, their daughter, their mother, gets to be a representative in this country.

Bortel: I have to be honest that I’m guilty of being excited by the identity.

Rep. Omar: Yeah. I mean, it happens!

Bortel: I was a teacher for 10 years, and I love that you mentioned “changing the look of what a patriot looks like.” Because I remember doing a brief unit with my students on multicultural literature, and we looked at Arab American literature, and my students actually said, “I’ve never heard someone say Arab American before.” Those two have always been separate. And you're a Somali American. In your role, you get to blend that and show that this is American.

Rep. Omar: I mean, yes. It's a clear counter-narrative.

Bortel: I’m interest in the fact that being popular for you was actually an obstacle, and yet you were able to push through it and talk about the issues and bring attention to the things that mattered to you.

Rep. Omar: For me, the obstacles—people talk about them all the time, and in my head, I just…My whole life has been obstacles. So maneuvering the halls of the capital, to me, doesn't really seem like an obstacle compared to what I would actually consider obstacles in my life. I think about all I had to overcome, and all that women have overcome, Muslims have overcome, and I can't really complain.

I wrote a list of all of the things that could horribly go wrong if I ran for office. Because I always worked on campaigns, I ran campaigns, I’m a political junkie — self-professed. I really thought everything would fall apart—you know, [thinking that] my community was in no way ready to elect someone like me. And then I thought my broader community also was not ready. We're in Minneapolis. We might say we're liberal and all of these things, but all of me will be an issue.

And then I thought about my family and of all the things that could fall apart. We hear stories of women running for office and their marriages falling apart. I know a lot of electorates who [deal with] all kinds of issues. I thought about my father who is still alive, I thought about my aunts and uncles who'd also have to maneuver this— it's not just me. I thought about my siblings, who are just not really into anything I’m in to.

And then I thought about my politics, right? Because there are my identities, which I thought would be a huge obstacle, and then I there are my politics, and how much pain they could bring to everybody that loves me—because they are sometimes contrary to the politics of my communities. People would say, “Ilhan, why don't you run? I do trainings for women to run for office.” Statistically—we always quote this statistic—we say it takes asking women seven times before they say yes to running for office. Men just show up and say, “I think I’m going to run.”

Women always come up with things, like “My résumé isn't long enough.” Like, “I have children.” “I don't have children.” “I’m not married.” “I’m married.” “I’ve only been on my job for two years, I don't know if my boss would let me.” Whatever. I would say, with all of the marginalized identities I carry, that I needed to be asked 14 times before I would make that decision.

It took months and months of people walking me through every tragedy that I could imagine and being like, “You think it's a tragedy? Did you even go talk to your husband? Did you ask your dad what he thinks? Did you ask your boss?” I would be like, “I know what they're going to say.” I had made the lists for myself.

Bortel: The lists of obstacles.

Rep. Omar: Everything that could drastically go wrong. Because my dad is a very, very pragmatic person, and he raised us to think through things. I’m like the hippie in the family. I’m the free spirit—I think I can overcome everything, always. So, I thought about everything that could happen, happening, and none of it really affecting the outcome of my election, my personal life, my children's lives.

All the opinions I cared about, from everybody that I cared about, were so on board, beyond on board. And the ones that I didn't really care about—they would say, “Oh, you don't have any chance.” That became a challenge for me, because I wanted to prove them wrong.

I think every big or little obstacle we had allowed, in coming through it, bigger doors to open. I saw in real time what happens when you persist through small challenges. How much the world and the universe reciprocate, rewarding you with abundance. It’s like magic. Somebody would tweet something horrendous at me. And sometimes I share, sometimes I don't. But you can rest assured that I would show up to my office, at my home, or at my in-district office, open my mailbox and there would be a letter from someone I never met, who might not even live in my state or my city or in my country, who writes me something like, “Seeing you has done this for me,” or, “There’s this idiot here who wants to behead me,” right? There are these people who are going through a hard time, and I’ve uplifted them. Magical things like that that happen to me that constantly reaffirm the beauty there is in our shared humanity.

Bortel: I remember one of the first times I wanted to interview you, I was reading the story, from 2014, of your assault amid the fracas that broke up the DFL Party caucus in Minneapolis.

Rep. Omar: Yeah, when I got beat up.

Bortel: And you showed up for work the next day. You said, “They need to see me with the marks.”

Rep. Omar: That was my daughter. My daughter told me that. I actually wasn't thinking about going to work. She said, “You need to go. You need to go, they need to see it.” And there's one city council member who was behind it, and so she said, “You need to sit in his committees.” and I was like, “I have no business.” And she was like, “No, it doesn't really matter. You show up.” And I did. It shifted the victimhood. There was a rabbit hole I could’ve dug myself in, right? And that just re-shifted the way I thought about that situation, because I remember getting instantly healed in just seeing the guilt. It doesn't really matter if you ever apologize, and it doesn't really matter if you ever are held accountable. I know that you’re going to lose sleep over this. And I no longer will.

Bortel: Is your daughter into politics?

Rep. Omar: Yeah! She tweeted, right after I appeared on The Daily Show, that reporters should remember her name because she was going to run for president in 40-something years—whenever she's eligible. I think it got retweeted, like, 20,000 times. People thought it was the cutest thing. She’s not tweeting how embarrassing is it that her mom’s a [politician]. She's actually embracing it, right? Like, when is my turn?

Bortel: I’m fairly certain you’ll laugh at this, but what do you do in your downtime?

Rep. Omar: I'm not much of a sleeper, so I do have some free time. I watch TV. I am addicted to Scandal. I also watch SVU [Law and Order Special Victims Unit], Criminal Minds, House of Cards. My husband always teases me because he can't watch SVU and Criminal Minds with me. He's just like, “I don't understand how this is entertainment to you.” And I’m fascinated by it and can't get enough. But I also like comedy. I watch a lot of standup. I grew up watching Def Comedy Jam, so my family would watch a lot of the black comedians. I still watch some of the reruns on YouTube. I am a very nostalgic person in that way. I consume a lot of the stuff that I watched in my childhood.

When we came to the United States, it's actually funny: Most of the movies we used to watch here were musicals because we didn't know how to access Bollywood movies, so that was the closest thing. I remember my sister and I were obsessed with Crybaby, with Johnny Depp, because it had all the singing and dancing.

I grew up in a very religious family, and we couldn't listen to music that was not conservative, mainstream Christian. So I have whole chunks of my life that people reference that I never listened to. So I go back and listen to it now and make up for lost time so I can understand cultural references.

But we listened to a lot of American songs that were popular in the ’70s. My dad and grandpa used to have a record player, and my uncle kept piles of records, like James Brown and the Bee Gees and Jagger. The Commodores. All of Motown. Bob Marley. Anything produced after the ’70s I don't know. Everything was from the ’50s to the ’70s, and we listened to them in the ’80s.

A lot of my Somali friends think it's weird that all the Somali music I listen to is pre-war. I grew up listening to the radio, so it kind of stops time for me. It takes me back there, and I remember the smells and I remember my grandfather and my uncle making us memorize the songs and do duets. It takes me back to lunchtime, 2 p.m. in Mogadishu with my whole family, listening to the radio and having people stop by, drinking tea and coffee. Just things being joyful.

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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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Burn baby burn we have the disco inferno! Dust off those bell bottoms, find your big sunglasses, roller-skates and halter tops! The bigger the hair, the better at the Lurcat Disco party during Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cafe and Bar Lurcat
1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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"THE FARM" in Lakeville, MN Sat May 26th, 12-6. And Open every Saturday and Sunday.  Hands-on, kid and family friendly petting farm! Deer, goats, sheep, pigs, mini horses, cows, and more! ...

Cost: 10.00

Where:
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612 467-9653
Contact Name: Terri

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Make your own bubbly, fizzy, delicious soda pop! Register today for the whole family to create a new household favorite! Our brewing experts will guide you through the magic of soda making; then...

Cost: $25

Where:
Midwest Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies
5825 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN  55416
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Jump-start your homebrew adventure! Learn how to brew with our experienced brewmasters in a fun, hands-on setting. We’ll demonstrate how to brew a batch of beer with malt extract, so you can...

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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Burn baby burn we have the disco inferno! Dust off those bell bottoms, find your big sunglasses, roller-skates and halter tops! The bigger the hair, the better at the Lurcat Disco party during Twin...

Cost: Free

Where:
Cafe and Bar Lurcat
1624 Harmon Place
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Downtown Saint Paul is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic that only you and your friends can stop! In this outdoor game, you’ll have 90-minutes to save as many souls as possible armed only with...

Cost: $35 for a team of 2-4 people

Where:
Landmark Plaza
379 Saint Peter Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: MetroDemic
Telephone: (347) 850-7609
Contact Name: Kris Neese
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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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Glensheen will kick off a new programing series for children called, “Sunday Funday.” The new programming offers parents and their young children, ages 4 to 8, the chance to learn and be...

Cost: RSVP

Where:
Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN  55804
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Telephone: 218-726-8910
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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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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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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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Trivia Mafia is old-school, team-based, pen-and-paper trivia. (None of this touchscreen nonsense.) We ask questions about everything under the sun (and, in certain astronomy-themed rounds, stuff...

Cost: 2

Where:
Can Can Wonderland
755 Prior Avenue North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
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Sponsor: Can Can Wonderland
Telephone: 651-925-2261
Contact Name: Can Can Wonderland
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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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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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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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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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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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Website »

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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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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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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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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
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
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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
Website »

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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

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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
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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

“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 »

More information

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
View map »


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

More information

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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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
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
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 »

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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
View map »


Website »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

More information

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
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 »

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

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 »

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

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

Show More...
Show Less...

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

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 »

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
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

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

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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

Join Churches United for the Homeless on Tuesday, June 26th at 9:00 a.m. for the grand opening of the Bright Sky Apartments, located at 3305 3rd Avenue NE in Moorhead (behind Cashwise). There will...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bright Sky Apartments
3305 3rd Ave N
Moorhead, MN  56560
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Sponsor: Churches United for the Homeless
Contact Name: Babs Coler
Website »

More information

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

More information

“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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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
View map »


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

More information

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 »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

More information

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
Website »

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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
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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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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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Experience the idea that’s becoming a movement: Your 50 Fun Things List! What if you committed to doing 50 FUN things in just one year? Women and men just like you are making that commitment at...

Cost: $20 for WIN Members, $25 for Non-Members; Hosted Appetizers Included.

Where:
Burger Moe’s Patio
242 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Win/Win Connects
Contact Name: Teresa Thomas
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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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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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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, 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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Website »

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A new generation of protesters is becoming increasingly disruptive, blocking streets, shutting down transit lines, and occupying major thoroughfares to demonstrate against fatal police shootings...

Cost: $10

Where:
Icehouse
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Sponsor: Citizens League
Telephone: 651-293-0575
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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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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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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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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
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
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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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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WHAT:                                 Chamber Town Talk: Trends and Truths About the Future Workforce...

Cost: This event is open to both members ($15) and non-members ($20).

Where:
Jax Cafe
1928 University Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN  55418
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9116
Contact Name: Christine Levens

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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
Website »

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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
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
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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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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

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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
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
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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
Website »

More information

“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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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

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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
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

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 »

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
View map »


Sponsor: Northern Brewer
Telephone: 181-550-55337
Website »

More information

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

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
Website »

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One of the most beloved characters of all-time flies to life in this enchanting musical. Join us for the magic and music of this tale about the beauty of being a child and the journey of growing...

Cost: $12

Where:
Lundstrum Performing Arts
1617 North 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Telephone: 612-521-2600
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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
Website »

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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 »

More information

June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, MN  55111
View map »


Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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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
Website »

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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
View map »


Website »

More information

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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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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Officer Tom Dunnwald from the Brooklyn Park Police Department will explain how K-9s are used in police work, and will present obedience and narcotic detection demonstrations with his K-9 partner,...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Maple Grove Library
8001 Main St N
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Maple Grove Library
Telephone: 612-543-KNOW (5669)
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
View map »


Sponsor: Six Elements Theatre
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 »

More information

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

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
View map »


Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

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 »

More information

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262
Website »

More information

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

See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

“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 »

More information

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
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
Website »

More information

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
View map »


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

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Peace Plaza
1st Avenue SW & 1st Street SW
Rochester, MN  55902
View map »


Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Bill Fay
Website »

More information

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
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

​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
View map »


Telephone: 612-207-7810
Website »

More information

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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Join Tickets for Kids Charities at CHS FIELD for a kid-friendly good time featuring games, activities, food, and fun for the whole family. Celebrate TFK’s mission to provide at-risk children with...

Cost: 0

Where:
CHS Field (Saint's Stadium)
360 North Broadway Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Tickets for Kids Charities
Telephone: 612-695-8018
Contact Name: Susan Murray
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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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Rock out to music from local musicians, enjoy different grub from the best food trucks in town and maybe do some of your own judging of the first-ever chalk art...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maple Island Park
100-110 4th Ave SE
Little Falls, MN  56345
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Telephone: 320-632-0960
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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, 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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One of the most beloved characters of all-time flies to life in this enchanting musical. Join us for the magic and music of this tale about the beauty of being a child and the journey of growing...

Cost: $12

Where:
Lundstrum Performing Arts
1617 North 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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Telephone: 612-521-2600
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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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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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The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live public and private interactive murder mystery dinner shows in Minneapolis and surrounding areas throughout Minnesota. Join us for a...

Cost: 60

Where:
The Old Spaghetti Factory
233 Park Ave #100
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: The Murder Mystery Company in Minneapolis
Telephone: 888-643-2583
Contact Name: Skyler
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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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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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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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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
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Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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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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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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Join the community of Melrose for a fun weekend full of music, contests, pig races, pageants, fireworks and the parade! All family friendly events happening from Friday, June 29th to Sunday, July...

Cost: 0

Where:
Sauk River Park
206 N 5th Ave NE
Melrose, MN  56352
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Sponsor: Melrose Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 320-256-7174
Contact Name: Sara Hoffner
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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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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council
Telephone: 651-228-9061

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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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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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See what Minnesota private colleges and universities have to offer have to offer June 25-29 during the annual campus visit event. These free campus visits — beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m....

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Private Colleges
, MN


Sponsor: Minnesota Private College Council

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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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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
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
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Sponsor: American Swedish Institute
Contact Name: Emily
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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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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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​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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Rain Taxi is proud to present PRINT MATTERS, a summer book fair happening on Friday, June 29 (3pm to 8pm) and Saturday, June 30, 2018 (10am to 4pm) at the Progress Center on the Minnesota State...

Cost: Friday: $10 Entry; Saturday: FREE

Where:
Progress Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave. N.,
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Rain Taxi Review of Books
Telephone: 612-825-1528
Contact Name: Kelly Everding
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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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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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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, MN  55111
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Sponsor: online community ed and in person classes
Telephone: 208-351-3407
Contact Name: dallin saurey
Website »

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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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Claudia Schmidt and Dean Magraw have been intersecting musically for almost 30 years. The dance of Claudia's soaring vocals, dulcimer and 12 string with Dean's ultrafluid guitar style is...

Cost: 20

Where:
Ginkgo Coffeehouse
720 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN  55104
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Telephone: (651) 645-2647
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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
Website »

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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
View map »


Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

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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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Greg Coleman has been active in the Minnesota comedy scene since 2012. Coleman was voted Best New Comic of 2012 at the MN Comedy Awards. In 2014, Greg was a finalist in the HBO Sponsored ABFF...

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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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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Boston-born Bill Burr first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, and later became a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He is known...

Cost: $45

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 161-262-42345
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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 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
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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
Website »

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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
View map »


Sponsor: National Eagle Center
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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Join the community of Melrose for a fun weekend full of music, contests, pig races, pageants, fireworks and the parade! All family friendly events happening from Friday, June 29th to Sunday, July...

Cost: 0

Where:
Sauk River Park
206 N 5th Ave NE
Melrose, MN  56352
View map »


Sponsor: Melrose Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 320-256-7174
Contact Name: Sara Hoffner
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

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 »

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

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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SEE THOUSANDS OF MOTORCYCLES IN ONE PLACE AT ONE TIME: ANNOUNCING THE 13th ANNUAL PATRIOT RIDE TO BENEFIT MINNESOTA’S MILITARY, VETERANS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL 5,000 + riders to...

Cost: 0

Where:
Anoka County Airport north
10188 Radisson Rd NE
Blaine, MN
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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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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
View map »


Sponsor: Galen A. Brown Art Collection
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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
View map »


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

More information

“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 »

More information

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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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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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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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 »

More information

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 »

More information

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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You don’t need a fancy pedigree to make great wine! With our help, anyone can become a Master Vintner and learn how to create exceptional wine from start to finish. Master the art of winemaking...

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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Making the move to All-Grain Brewing is a rite of passage to be celebrated! But a little trepidation is only natural. Our expert All Grain gurus will show you how to ditch the dread and learn how...

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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  We are the Minnesota Brewery Running Series and we run for beer! Join us at Inbound Brew Co on Saturday, June 30th  @ 11AM for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at this awesome North Loop...

Cost: $30

Where:
Inbound Brew Co.
701 N 5th St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Minnesota Brewery Running Series
Contact Name: Megan Boyle
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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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A surprising number of the plants that abound in urban areas and are scorned as “weeds” have awesome healing properties! Furthermore, some of the beautiful flowers that are favored for...

Cost: Sliding scale $15 - $35. Scholarships are available.

Where:
Midtown Greenway and Humboldt Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Four Season Foraging
Telephone: 612-440-5958
Contact Name: Maria Wesserle
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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: 59.00

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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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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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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June 26th online woodpecker class the bird 1 . How to identify wood pecker2. What kind habitat they live in3. Learn about there range and their beak4. learn about their behavior5. learn about...

Cost: $25.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $45.00 per group or family

Where:
google class
Minneapolis Minnesota
Minneaspolis, 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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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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High Brow and the Shades provide high energy dance music from the last five decades. High Brow and the Shades entertains everyone in your audience, young, old, and everyone in-between and engages...

Cost: Beverage and food

Where:
American Legion Dan Patch Post 643
12375 Princton Ave
Savage, MN  55378
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Sponsor: American Legion
Telephone: (952) 894-6940 Addr
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Boston-born Bill Burr first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show, and later became a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. He is known...

Cost: $45

Where:
Northrop
84 Church Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Northrop
Telephone: 161-262-42345
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Is there anything more fulfilling than finally getting your house truly, deeply clean? We may never know because The Clean House is a side-splitting comedy about a cleaning lady who’d rather...

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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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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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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Kesha's much-anticipated release Rainbow, featuring the single "Praying," didn't disappoint. Now see the vocal powerhouse live on the outdoor stage at Mystic Lake Casino...

Cost: $39

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd.
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Sponsor: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
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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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Greg Coleman has been active in the Minnesota comedy scene since 2012. Coleman was voted Best New Comic of 2012 at the MN Comedy Awards. In 2014, Greg was a finalist in the HBO Sponsored ABFF...

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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June 30 • 8 pm • Mystic Amphitheater • $39 General Admission

Cost: $39

Where:
Mystic Lake Casino
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd
Prior Lake, MN  55372
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Telephone: 800-262-7799
Contact Name: Rachel Austin
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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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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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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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