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The Governor Gets His Deer

From the Big Buck Dinner to the little buck press conference, the 2004 Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener was all about fellowship, family, and fun. Unless you were a fork horn.


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When I see my first deer of the season, I freeze. Then I feel a surge of adrenaline; it’s like there’s a thick, beefy heart beating in each ear. My breath goes shallow, my mouth dries up, and my vision telescopes until it seems the buck and I are standing hoof to toe and staring directly into each other’s eyes. As far as I can tell, he hasn’t made us yet, but I’m naive about deer mannerisms. Perhaps he’s playing a deeper game. Then I remind myself that he’s a deer. He doesn’t have the mind of a killer—even if my body’s reaction would suggest that he is the one hunting me.

If this is the case, he’s going to need all the help he can get. Mark Johnson, executive director of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA) and my guide for the day, has taken measures. “Time to stop smelling like a human,” he said when we arrived at the hunting ground. After spritzing our shoes with “earth” scent, we solemnly walked to our tree stand, synchronizing our footsteps to minimize noise. Once at the stand: more scent. Johnson sprayed an attractant on the ground, then a pine cover scent on the stand itself. Sufficiently hosed down, we climbed to a camouflaged platform suspended 10 feet off the ground. As long as we could sit still and not cough, the buck wouldn’t stand a chance.

The sound of other hunters taking shots is all around us, distant pops that put me on edge but don’t bother our deer. He comes closer, heading down a narrow trail that will put him directly below us. I expect Johnson to reach for his rifle, an updated version of the single-shot muzzle-loaders people hunted with when Minnesota was first settled by whites. Instead, he sits watching as the deer softly pads by through the undergrowth.

“He’s just a little fork horn,” Johnson whispers. He gives me a warm, fatherly smile that borders on a wink. “Too small to be worth it.” For the past two days I think I’ve been hearing Johnson refer to “four corn” deer—but now I see how, on this young buck, the immature antlers are just starting to branch. Fork horn. Of course.

Once the deer is out of range, Johnson says he’s holding out for at least a six-point buck, but overall he would rather shoot a doe to help manage the herd. It’s a sober, soothing, and winning argument, representative of Johnson’s belief in deer hunting as a form of stewardship. It’s also part of his campaign to prepare me in the event he does shoot a deer this morning. There is a reason for everything. Johnson explains that if we see a doe it might be with its fawn, but I am not to worry. Any fawn still with its mother was born late, meaning that even if the mother isn’t “harvested” today, the fawn will not survive the winter. Regardless of its mother’s fate, such an animal will almost certainly “go back to nature.”

I nod as if this is all very reasonable. Yes, we must not harvest the fork horn. A fawn born late will go back to nature.

I have lived in a city my entire life and have only seen a gun on TV or in a glass display case at a sporting goods store. The last time I hunted anything was in fifth grade, when my friends and I would throw rocks at squirrels. Yet it doesn’t seem at all strange to be up a tree with a stranger and his weird, old-timey firearm, ready to kill. In the past two days, my city-boy reservations about hunting have melted away. I am calm, maybe even slightly expectant. The buck is far away now, but I’m ready to see another. If it’s the appropriate age and sex, then I say blast away.

I am much more guarded on the way up. I’ve traveled Up North a number of times in my 18 years in Minnesota, but never during deer season, and the state where I have made my home suddenly feels like it’s in another part of the country. As I drive through small, weathered towns like Floodwood and Warba, the evidence of hunting culture grows more and more abundant. Blaze-orange jumpsuits drying on clotheslines, gun cases sticking out of the backs of pickup trucks, beards. At gas stations, whole families dressed in camo fuel their ATVs and linger over copies of Whitetail Hunting Strategies magazine. By the time I reach Grand Rapids, site of the 2004 Governor’s Deer Hunting Opener, the entire town resembles a military staging area for a war against deer.

Minnesota governors have been holding ceremonial fishing openers for more than 50 years, but in 2003, at the suggestion of the MDHA, Tim Pawlenty reached out to the state’s 475,000 deer hunters with an event of their very own. As Pawlenty told the Minneapolis Star Tribune when he announced his new gubernatorial initiative, “[Deer hunting is] a big deal. And it’s a great family tradition. We’re committed to making it an annual event.” In 2003, Pawlenty failed to bag a deer, but the inaugural opener in the Brainerd Lakes area was nonetheless considered a success (according to the governor’s website, it raised more than $9,000 for “habitat and conservation education programs”). The sequel has brought me to Judy Garland’s hometown with the promise of a gala weekend of wildlife management, politics, and PR.

On the first night, the main attraction is the Big Buck Community Dinner at the Sawmill Inn. In an effort to blend in, I change into something that I hope is a little less Uptown. When I arrive, I see that this was a futile move, as I do not own a camouflage sport coat. There are about 200 people here, sitting at round tables in a bright, low-ceilinged room guarded by state troopers and ringed by display tables chock full of guns and hunting paraphernalia. On each table, next to the centerpiece, there is a sample of Special Golden Estrus, a product that contains “extra fresh natural deer urine with estrus secretions” and features on its label a hot blonde hefting the head of a dead buck with a bloodied mouth. Later, ham and scalloped potatoes will be served.

I sit down with the Bergman family, because they look friendly and because the matriarch, Virginia “Ginnie” Bergman, is wearing a blaze-orange sweater of unsurpassed brightness and fluffiness. She’s here with her son Bart, daughter Christine, son-in-law Greg Chandler, and Greg and Christine’s 12-year-old daughter Ashley, who wears a school volleyball shirt and doesn’t say a word.

While speeches are made at the dais, the Bergmans begin my initiation into hunting culture in the Grand Rapids area. They say opening day of deer season is like Christmas, and they’re not the only ones who use this analogy. School is unofficially closed the first two or three days of the season because so many people are out hunting. Prodigal sons and daughters return home to reunite with hunting parties that span generations. Many families share a traditional meal the night before the hunt—a ritual that holds great significance. (For some reason, lasagna is a particular favorite.) “We start talking about what we’re going to eat in July,” says Ginnie.

I want to know about the killing part. At this point, that’s what hunting is to me: the shooting, with a gun or a bow and arrow, of a four-legged animal that would prefer you didn’t. But the Bergmans tell me I’m missing the point. “That’s just a teeny part of it,” says Ginnie.

“It’s all about the stories,” says Bart, and the Bergmans have them, their deer hunting history inseparable from family history. The year someone vandalized their tree stand, Christine hunted from a jury-rigged stand while five months pregnant with Ashley. (That someone had torn down the stand is an outrageous violation of property and family; that a pregnant woman would haul a gun into a tree is presented as perfectly normal.) Bart tells the story of how, when his father died in ’98, the family put the plastic memorial from the funeral in his favorite tree stand. When the land was later clear-cut, a logger spared the tree. Bart offers this story with such tenderness that I have trouble maintaining eye contact.

Hunting also plays into daily family dynamics. It spawns little games, as when the hunting party comes back from a successful hunt and pretends to have failed, all while hiding their bloody hands. It creates pecking orders. “The best hunter in the family is the top guy,” says Ginnie. “It becomes part of who you are.”

Then it’s time for our state’s top guy, Governor Tim Pawlenty. Like the warm-up speakers, Pawlenty will dredge his speech in the batter of family and tradition, but first he has to respond to a challenge. During her remarks, Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau waved a blaze-orange-and-camo chef’s hat and threw down the gauntlet: whoever didn’t get a deer would have to cook the other person’s.

“Let me start by trash-talking Lieutenant Governor Molnau,” says Pawlenty. He holds up his fingers and ticks off his response. “First, biggest, cleanest.”

Pawlenty, dressed in full hunter drag, gets more folksy than I thought humanly possible. In reference to having gotten skunked at last year’s opener, he says, “I’m not going to just get a deer. I’m going to get a buck. I’m going to get a big buck.” He goes into a humorous spiel about why hunting is good for Minnesota, the talking points being that “it’s better to harvest deer with a Remington than a minivan…deer hunting puts over $600 million into the economy…[and] the world is a better place with men sitting in trees than in La-Z-Boys.” Then Pawlenty tries to connect with his audience on a personal level. He evokes his youth and those magical times when he’d tag along with his older brother, who loved to hunt grouse. The governor’s account is as vague and inconsequential as the Bergmans’ stories were sharp and vital, but he’s smart about it. He doesn’t push his luck. “Faith, families, memories around those things,” says Pawlenty. “I don’t pretend to be a big deer hunter, but I know it’s important to Minnesota.”

I look around the room. He’s a hit.

The next night I attend the hunter-host dinner, where I am officially paired with Mark Johnson for tomorrow’s opener.

I’m pleased to be with someone so knowledgeable, but I sense a public relations setup. As executive director of the MDHA, Johnson will be representing 20,000 deer-hunting enthusiasts and conservationists. But it’s less his position than his personality that makes our pairing seem calculated. I have been matched with the kindest, mildest, and most fatherly hunter in the state. I was hoping for Ted Nugent; instead, I will be hunting with John Denver.

We’re in another dining room at the Sawmill Inn. This gathering is smaller, with only a dozen or so tables. Johnson and I are joined by three representatives from Cabela’s sporting goods company, along with two older gentlemen who will be in our hunting party tomorrow. I hear more stories and listen attentively to hunting small talk, including a spirited discussion about the deliciousness of canned bear meat.

I’m learning more about why people hunt. There are the hunting equivalent of computer nerds, people who will stay up all night fine-tuning their rifles. There is the pleasure derived from getting your own food. There is the excitement, the “buck fever” you feel when the hunt is engaged. There is wackiness. People drink kerosene by accident and pass out, then wake up to find a deer trying to cover them with leaves, like a cat burying a turd in a litter box.

I’m still stuck on the killing part. For me, hunting still hinges on the moment the bullet breaks through the deer’s hide. No kill, no tradition. No death, no culture. The hunters I talk to either don’t see it this way or don’t want to open up to me about it. While one hunter allows that there is an emotional difference between catching a fish, shooting a bird, and shooting a deer, most gloss over the moment of truth. They hide behind euphemism—one hunter even calls killing a deer “bringing an end to the hunt,” as if it were some kind of ceremony one passively attends—or they skip past the deer’s death and speak of larger themes. “It’s not about the kill,” says Johnson. “It’s about getting in touch with something deeper in yourself.”

If Johnson weren’t the Universal Dad, I would laugh, but he’s starting to convince me, partly because hunting always comes back to family and childhood and coming of age. Provided you’ve gone through firearm safety training, you can go out on a hunt unarmed, purely as an observer, when you are 11. Once trained, a 12-year-old—a kid, really—can kill a deer, but the child must hunt in the company of a parent or legal guardian. At 14, that same kid can hunt alone.

Some of this leads to good clean fun, as when families award a Bambi trophy—a bottle painted brown and daubed with white spots—to the person who kills the smallest deer. But there is also something creepy about mixing guns, death, and puberty. All over town I see little boys and girls dressed in hunting clothes, aching to please. I hear stories of parental disappointment with the kids who don’t want to take part, and of button-bursting pride at the little Connors and Madisons who bring home their first deer and pipe up at the dinner table, “Isn’t this the best venison you’ve ever had?”

“The feeling of wanting to belong with that circle of people,” says Kraig Kiger, operations manager at the Minnesota Shooting Sports Education Center in Grand Rapids. “Until you’re 12, you can’t belong.”

ON OPENING DAY, I’m dressed in a pair of blaze-orange pants Johnson loaned me and a red parka I brought from home. I look like a guy who can’t decide between hunting and skiing. Johnson is such a good man that I’m not even sure he notices. He’s also been busy trying some deer-attracting techniques. Since deer season coincides with the animals’ mating season, also known as “the rut,” Johnson has been making sounds that will help get the party started. He blows a deer call (blaaagh, blaaagh), then takes two small antlers out of his backpack. The sound of two bucks tussling will make other bucks think there’s an available mate nearby, so Johnson rubs the antlers together like a kid making two action figures fight.

Nothing happens for a while. Then a doe appears off to our left, maybe 25 yards away. Johnson, who is also to my left, quickly and smoothly raises his rifle. My sense of time slows. The twin hearts are back in my ears. The doe pauses. I can see her through the sights; it’s as if I’m holding the gun. Johnson aims at a spot just ahead of her shoulder blade, but her heart is obscured by a tree. If she takes two steps forward, he’ll have a clear shot. She takes one step forward. She takes another.

I blink. My eyes open. A ringing sound seems to be coming from a cloud of blue smoke that surrounds my head. Then I refocus on the deer. She falters for a moment, then looks suspended in mid-fall. My eyes go to the wound. Through the clearing smoke I can see a ribbon of blood gently unspooling from her chest. She keeps falling, but just when I think she’s going to capsize, she’s back on her feet and off into the woods. The deer runs for a while, then stumbles.

I hear the death throes, a mild rustling, then quiet. Johnson is holding still, breathing cold air fumes like smoke.

As part of my preparation, Johnson told me that after you shoot a deer you’re supposed to wait a half-hour for the animal to die. If the deer is confronted while it’s dying, it will suffer more; if it’s left alone, it will “expire peacefully.” “Everything is for the sake of the animal,” he said.

For the first 10 minutes of our wait, Johnson gives me my privacy. My heart rate returns to normal. I can breathe again. Then the mind starts up. Mostly I’m thinking about being 12 and having this experience, but I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be here with my father or grandfather or mom, or to have pulled the trigger myself.

“How do you feel about this?” says Johnson. “Today.”

“Today is good,” I say, even though good is not quite the right word.

“I’ve shot 36 deer and elk in my life,” he says. “I’ve just started to calm down. Right now you get a little sense of remorse. Which is healthy. You’re going to have a mixture of feelings. Understand it’s just another part of life. In this case, the animal goes to use.”

We sit quietly, feeling blue for a few minutes longer, and then it’s time to enjoy the spoils. When Johnson says, “Should we go take a look?”, it’s as if we’re in the backyard grilling and need to check on the coals.

We follow the blood trail to the body. The deer is lying in a patch of dry leaves amid mossy fallen trees. Her head is craned all the way back, her forehead touching the leaves, as if she had just stretched out for a nap. Johnson stoops and pets the deer’s neck. “A magnificent creature,” he says.

What happens next is fast and efficient, almost forensic. I am suddenly in an episode of CSI: Grand Rapids. Johnson checks the body to determine the doe’s age and whether she was lactating. He inspects the wound. He puts on a pair of “gutting gloves”—clear plastic with big hands, they go all the way to his shoulders—and, over those, a pair of surgical gloves. When he begins field dressing the body, the animal stops being an animal and starts being a carcass. He saws open her middle, then pulls out the marbled guts with a sucking, slopping sound and lays them on the ground next to the body. There is steam.

“You okay?” says Johnson.

“Yeah,” I say.

“Just checking.”

Noting that birds will appreciate the fat nodules, Johnson arranges the gut pile so they’re on top. “The eagles will feast today,” he says. Then he wipes his knife on the deer’s haunch, wraps her forelegs behind her head, and drags the body to the car as if the deer were a wagon or a sled. It’s not until we drive off that I realize what’s happened. It’s over. My first hunt.

“I feel good about today,” Johnson says on the way back to the Sawmill Inn. “I feel like I contributed.”

During the drive, Johnson tells me about the Five Stages of a Hunter. Around 1980, two professors at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse developed this sporting taxonomy after extensive surveys of more than 1,000 hunters. Johnson’s descriptions are less academic, but the essence is the same:

Stage 1: Get something. Anything.
Stage 2: Limit out.
Stage 3: Trophy.
Stage 4: Technician (special weapons, methods, etc.).
Stage 5: The Experience.

“A lot of people never get past the trophy stage,” he says, adding that a trophy hunter can only advance if he “quits thinking about the hows and starts thinking about the whys.” The hunter who is attuned to sanctity of the Experience finds moments in the woods when “it all connects, it all feels right.”

I’m not sure that it all feels right—it definitely doesn’t feel like Christmas—but I’m starting to understand. When you’re an outsider, you see the kill but not the culture. When you’re on the inside, you see the culture but not the kill. If I were 12 and Johnson were my dad, this would be a very big day. I would be lying if I said I am changed forever, but even now, pushing 40 and with Johnson as my assigned press date, I know I’ll never forget this morning. The other night, when Ginnie Bergman said, “It becomes part of who you are,” I thought she was talking about your place in the family, but now there is another layer. Regardless of your age or what stage you’re at as a hunter, I don’t see how you can do this and not be affected.

While we were dressing the doe, Johnson received a call on his cell phone and learned that the governor also had bagged a deer, his first ever. I ask Johnson what he thinks the governor will say at this afternoon’s press conference. Johnson likes the governor. At the hunter-host dinner, Pawlenty stopped by our table to chat. Growing expansive, he fantasized about holding a press conference in the Cities with a big deer rack behind him. One of the Cabela’s representatives didn’t think that would go over. “It would go over,” said Johnson firmly. Now he is convinced that Pawlenty will talk about the remorse. Even though Pawlenty is, by his own admission, not a hunter, Johnson believes the governor is in touch with the Experience.

“He has that spirit,” says Johnson. “He has an appreciation for how people feel.”

Tim Pawlenty is holding forth in the parking lot behind the Sawmill Inn. Duluth’s KBJR News 6 is on the scene, as are a number of hunting journalists and local reporters. Someone says, “Tell us the story.” Meanwhile, the subject of Pawlenty’s story, a fork horn buck, rests at the top of a small embankment behind him. Any gore is obscured by a log that seems to have been dragged over expressly for that purpose.

Pawlenty reminds us of his bet with Molnau, and there is a brief ceremony in which he gets in some funny, friendly jabs at the lieutenant governor, who makes a show of wearing the chef’s hat of shame. Mostly, though, Pawlenty’s remarks have the detail and depth you would expect from a professional athlete.

“I just got lucky today,” he says.

“It was beautiful,” he tells Duluth 6.

A local reporter lobs a softball—what does Pawlenty like about the area?—and the governor says that when he’s up here, the stress just melts away.

Eventually the story comes out in pieces. Members of Pawlenty’s hunting party were in the woods, driving deer toward the governor’s location. Pawlenty says he heard a sound behind him—a loud snort. “I thought this could be a big buck on a full-tilt run.” Two deer appeared, and he put one in the scope and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn’t fire. “I’m thinking, ‘I’m going to blow this thing,’” he says. Then there was a shot in the distance, and his deer froze. When he pulled the trigger a second time, success.

“We just had a lot of fun,” he says.

Where is Johnson? I wish he could hear this, but he’s not around. I ask the governor how he feels. “When the gun didn’t fire, I felt this anxiety [over a] missed opportunity,” he says. “It was very exciting and a lot of fun and very interesting.” He then heads for safer territory: the fellowship at deer camp the night before. “It was just a lot of fun.”

I tell him what I’ve heard about the sadness—I don’t want to scare him off with the word remorse—that hunters feel.

“I wouldn’t describe it as sadness,” he says.

I press him about the body. He talks about the blood trail, also neutrally. I ask again about how it felt, and he reiterates the absence of sadness. Then it’s time to pose.

The governor heads up the embankment, kneels behind his fork horn, and holds up the animal’s head. Two girls from Cabela’s—they are actually women, but in this context they are functioning as girls—pose with him. As for the deer, his tongue is threatening to slide out and there’s a dull red slit running down his white belly, but he’s another magnificent creature. Right before the picture gets snapped, Ryan Bronson, a hunter recruitment and retention program supervisor at the DNR, steps up and snatches a leaf off the deer’s snout.

“Why did you do that?” asks Pawlenty.

“I have a lot of respect for the deer,” says Bronson, a little testy. “I want him to look good.”

The governor looks at Bronson as if he’s nuts.

Afterwards I’m on Pawlenty again about how he felt. I respect the governor’s right to be a guy about this. I’m not expecting Hemingway—I’m not even expecting Robert Bly—but I’m still hoping he’ll offer up more than that he had a heckuva lot of fun today. I want him to show me something. Anything. I bring up the older brother and those tag-along days of grouse hunting, the older brother who was also with him at deer camp and was at his side during this morning’s hunt.

“Did your brother prepare you?” I ask.

“Not really,” says Pawlenty.

Now this is getting weird. Did killing his first deer make an impression on the governor, or didn’t it? I don’t know. Maybe because he was with a big crowd, there was no room for a personal experience. Maybe it’s not in Pawlenty’s nature to care about what happened today. Or maybe it is in his nature but he’s unwilling to reveal this side of himself. Whatever the answer is, I can tell I’m not going to get it.

“You just went out and did it,” I say.

“I just went out and did it.”

This reminds me of something Johnson said before the hunt, when we were discussing whether he should bring along an extra rifle for me. Because of my age, I wouldn’t have to go through firearm safety training. Legally, I could buy a license and kill a deer. But Johnson cautioned me against hunting without being mentally and emotionally ready. “You have to be prepared,” he said. “You’re taking a life. You don’t want to just do that.”

Minneapolis writer Dennis Cass profiled departing überanchor Paul Magers for Minnesota Monthly in December 2003. He has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and Mother Jones, among others. He’s currently working on a book about the human brain, to be published by HarperCollins in fall 2006.

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Julie Albers, the new principal cellist of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, is recognized for her superlative artistry and charismatic performing style. The Grand Prize winner at the XIII...

Cost: $21-$30

Where:
St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
2129 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: The Schubert Club
Contact Name: Quinn Shadko
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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
Website »

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New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

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This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
Website »

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Enjoy great wine and food during this special weekend at Grand View. The annual winter wine and culinary experience offers a variety of flavorful fun, education, and of course, more than...

Cost: $255+

Where:
Grand View Lodge
23521 Nokomis Ave.
Nisswa, MN  56468
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Telephone: 866-801-2951
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As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and the encounters will change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris directed by Craig Johnson YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369 Feb. 5 – March 6, 2016 This February, Craig Johnson directs Yellow Tree...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Dear World Guest directed by Sarah Rasmussen Music direction by Peter Vitale Featuring Christina Baldwin, Sheena Janson, JuCoby Johnson, Kris Nelson, Janet Paone, Thomasina Petrus, Shawn...

Cost: $5-$30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things Theater
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Ten Thousand Things
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery is hosting a tribute to textile artist Nancy Stevens MacKenzie, ongoing from now to March 17th. The event is curated by Erica Spitzer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery – St. Catherine University
Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

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We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 339-8007
Website »

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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
Website »

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Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

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New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

More information

This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
Website »

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The Hill House Chamber Players perform at the historic James J. Hill House. The series is cosponsored by The Schubert Club and the Minnesota Historical Society.  February 1 &...

Cost: $12-$22

Where:
James J. Hill House
240 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: The Schubert Club
Contact Name: Quinn Shadko
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery is hosting a tribute to textile artist Nancy Stevens MacKenzie, ongoing from now to March 17th. The event is curated by Erica Spitzer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery – St. Catherine University
Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
View map »

More information

Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 339-8007
Website »

More information

Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

Cost: free

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

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

Cost: free

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

More information

Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

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


Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
Website »

More information

Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

More information

This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
Website »

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RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER We are looking forward seeing you at the Fashion Group International of Minneapolis-St. Paul (FGI-MSP) Night of Networking. This is a perfect night to mingle, talk and...

Cost: Tickets are $10 for FGI-MSP members, $15 for nonmembers and $5 for students.

Where:
McCormick's pub and restaurant
331 Broadway Avenue South
Wayzata, MN  55391
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Sponsor: Fashion Group Internationsl Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter
Telephone: 612.548.4583
Contact Name: Oscar Stuttgen
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Join Day Block Brewing Company for a special Mardi Gras Masquerade Party with themed cocktails and a live music from New Orleans style jazz band, Patty and the Buttons! Cocktail hour begins at...

Cost: $11.54

Where:
Day Block Brewing Company
1105 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 1.800.859.7469
Website »

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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery is hosting a tribute to textile artist Nancy Stevens MacKenzie, ongoing from now to March 17th. The event is curated by Erica Spitzer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery – St. Catherine University
Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
Website »

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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
View map »

More information

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

More information

We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: (612) 339-8007
Website »

More information

Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
View map »


Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

More information

Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

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


Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
Website »

More information

New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

More information

Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Telephone: 651-222-0053
Website »

More information

When we think of community, we usually think of the physical space: a city, a neighborhood and the people who make up that space, which create unique enclaves like Frogtown or Lake Street. In...

Cost: $10 general, $5 students with student ID

Where:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W 6th St
Saint Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Citizens League, 89.3 The Current, Target
Telephone: 651-289-1077
Contact Name: Jacob Taintor
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Formerly known as the American Composers Forum’s Tuesday Salon, Composer Nights are an opportunity for composers to present their work, chat with the audience, receive feedback, and connect with...

Cost: Free

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
Website »

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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris directed by Craig Johnson YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369 Feb. 5 – March 6, 2016 This February, Craig Johnson directs Yellow Tree...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
View map »


Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

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Local comedian/writer, Joey Hamburger, and local actor/director, Michael Hugh Torsch, are reassembling their company as Sheep Theater to premiere their seventh original comedy this February at...

Cost: $ 10, $9 with Fringe Button, $8 with Bedlam Membership

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East Fourth St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Welcome to the Hump Day Chronicles, hosted by Manny Duke brought to you by Galactic Pizza. Every Wednesday Open Mic starting on 10/21 Come listen to some of the Twin Cities hidden gems as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Galactic Pizza
2917 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Galactic Pizza
Telephone: 708-704-7742
Contact Name: Manny
Website »

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They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 1.800.859.7469
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery is hosting a tribute to textile artist Nancy Stevens MacKenzie, ongoing from now to March 17th. The event is curated by Erica Spitzer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery – St. Catherine University
Telephone: 651-690-6644
Website »

More information

September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
View map »

More information

Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
View map »


Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

More information

We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: (612) 339-8007
Website »

More information

Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

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


Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

More information

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

More information

Material Mythologies brings together works in textile, beading, metal, ceramic, and glass by five artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 e. 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

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This webinar introduces business owners to GrowthWheel®, a visual curriculum offered by the Women’s Business Development Center. After participating in this free orientation session, business...

Cost: Free

Where:
online
online
online, MN  online
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Sponsor: Women's Business Development Center
Telephone: 312-853-3477
Contact Name: Karen Goldner
Website »

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
Website »

More information

Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 S. 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
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New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
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Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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  menu CART | MY ACCOUNT       Manage Event     Pregnancy & Postpartum Support MN- Winter fundraiser at Cowboy Jacks! February 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30...

Cost: 20.00

Where:
Cowboy Jacks
2801 Southtown Dr.
Bloomington , MN  55431
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Sponsor: Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota
Telephone: 612/548-4266
Contact Name: Crystal Clancy
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This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
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February’s Lowertown Listening Session will feature Heather Barringer leading a performance and discussion of Morton Feldman's solo percussion work The King of Denmark. The King of Denmark is a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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Dating meets fundraising at this fun, feel-good event featuring the Twin Cities' most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes! Date for Life benefits Children's Cancer Research Fund as singles...

Cost: $40-500

Where:
ARIA
105 1st St. N
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Children's Cancer Research Fund
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Dating meets fundraising at this fun, feel-good event featuring the Twin Cities' most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes! Date for Life benefits Children's Cancer Research...

Cost: $40-500

Where:
ARIA
105 1st St N
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Date for Life
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Cloud Cult’s music is imbued with spirituality and hope. They explore loss, grief, and love through family and community. Join Krista Tippett and the creative force behind the band, Craig Minowa,...

Cost: Free, must RSVP

Where:
On Being studios
1619 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: On Being
Telephone: 612-584-3858
Contact Name: Lily Percy
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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris directed by Craig Johnson YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369 Feb. 5 – March 6, 2016 This February, Craig Johnson directs Yellow Tree...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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Local comedian/writer, Joey Hamburger, and local actor/director, Michael Hugh Torsch, are reassembling their company as Sheep Theater to premiere their seventh original comedy this February at...

Cost: $ 10, $9 with Fringe Button, $8 with Bedlam Membership

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East Fourth St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 1.800.859.7469
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery is hosting a tribute to textile artist Nancy Stevens MacKenzie, ongoing from now to March 17th. The event is curated by Erica Spitzer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery – St. Catherine University
Telephone: 651-690-6644
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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
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Norwegian-American photographer, Eliesa Johnson, spotlights contemporary Norway, sharing her view of the natural grandeur of the Nordic landscape and the culture's elegant simplicity. Norway...

Cost: $6 Adults; $5 Seniors (65+) and Students; $4 Ages 2-18

Where:
Norway House
913 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612.871.2211
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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
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The Venture Bank Minnesota Golf Show, the largest of its kind in the upper Midwest, will be held February 12 - 14, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 Second Ave. So., Hall B). Golfers...

Cost: $13 for adults (18 and older) and free for those 17 years and younger.

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 339-8007
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Material Mythologies brings together works in textile, beading, metal, ceramic, and glass by five artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 e. 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 651-797-2571
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Honoring the women of Kolman & Pryor Gallery, "No Boys Allowed," will be held in conjunction with the Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover. "No Boys Allowed" showcases ceramics and paintings by...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

Cost: free

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

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

Cost: free

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

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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

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


Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
Website »

More information

New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

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Minneapolis photographer, Christopher Atkins, opens Kolman & Pryor Gallery’s 2016 exhibition schedule with a collection of images that explore the relationship between light and dark,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Studio 395, Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis , MN  55413
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Sponsor: Kolman & Pryor Gallery
Telephone: 612-385-4239
Contact Name: Anita Sue Kolman
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Eagan Theater Company will perform the audience participation murder mystery play 'Audition for Murder' Feb 12-14 at Brianno's Royal Cliff Center, 2280 Cliff Rd., Eagan The plot revolves a...

Cost: $42 avail at www.etc-mn.org

Where:
Brianno's Royal Cliff Center
2280 Cliff Rd.
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Eagan Theater Company
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Come and enjoy Bridgeview's art studio at our first sip and paint!     Local artist, Jill Ness, will guide the group through the steps to paint an original piece of art- Love Blossoms. Your...

Cost: $40 per person

Where:
Bridgeview's Art Studio
7920 University Ave
Fridley, MN  55432
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Sponsor: Lee Carlson Center
Telephone: 763-780-3036
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This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
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Join us for an old-school style night celebrating the joys of friendship! Play Mario Kart, make friendship bracelets and cootie catchers, all while enjoying drinks and refreshments. This is a 21+...

Cost: $15/person or $50/group of four

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 4th Street E
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Minnesota Museum of American Art
Telephone: 651 797 2571
Contact Name: Samantha Grangaard
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The Kronick Quintet plays jazz in all its colors -- 40s swing, Bebop, Latin, and funk.  NOLA is the Twin Cities best Cajun restaurant.

Cost: $10 cover charge

Where:
NOLA Bistro and Bar
204 Central Ave.
Osseo, MN  55369
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Sponsor: NOLA
Telephone: 612-849-1605
Contact Name: Richard Kronick
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You already know the love story of these star-crossed lovers. Bring your date to find out why audiences have called our version “unbelievably energetic, engaging and heartfelt.” Or...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris directed by Craig Johnson YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369 Feb. 5 – March 6, 2016 This February, Craig Johnson directs Yellow Tree...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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February 12, 13, 20, 23~, 24+, 25, 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM February 13, 14, 20, 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM ABOUT THE SHOW Set in pre-Stonewall America, June explores the roles we play and the secrets we...

Cost: $0 - $24; ARTshare members: Free

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Savage Umbrella
Telephone: 952-454-6777
Contact Name: Hannah Holman
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Local comedian/writer, Joey Hamburger, and local actor/director, Michael Hugh Torsch, are reassembling their company as Sheep Theater to premiere their seventh original comedy this February at...

Cost: $ 10, $9 with Fringe Button, $8 with Bedlam Membership

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East Fourth St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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The Kronick Quintet plays jazz in all its colors -- 40s swing, Bebop, Latin, and funk.

Cost: $10 cover charge

Where:
Golden's Deli
275 E 4th St,
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 612-849-1605
Contact Name: Richard Kronick
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The hottest way to celebrate Valentine's Day is back! The City Pages have named us the Spoken Word Event of the Year and they know what they are talkin' about!Join us for our 22nd year of the...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Kieran's Irish Pub
601 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Word Sprout
Telephone: 612-339-4499
Contact Name: Allison Broeren
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They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 1.800.859.7469
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 “Cupid’s Mystery” Valentine's Dance with Lesson, Dinner, Live Band.  Art Handt/Kudja  4901 Chowen Ave. S. Mpls. 6:30-lesson; 7:30-Catered dinner, 8:30-10:30pm dancing. Please see website...

Cost: $72 per couple for Dinner Lesson and Dance

Where:
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
4901 Chowen Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Linden Hills Dancing Club
Telephone: 612-455-0448
Contact Name: Noelle Follen
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St. Catherine University’s Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery is hosting a tribute to textile artist Nancy Stevens MacKenzie, ongoing from now to March 17th. The event is curated by Erica Spitzer...

Cost: Free

Where:
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Sponsor: Catherine G. Murphy Gallery – St. Catherine University
Telephone: 651-690-6644
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The Twin Cities Second Saturday workshop will address the legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce in a logical, yet compassionate way. With the guidance of trained professionals,...

Cost: $25.00 (Proceeds donated to a community nonprofit)

Where:
Minnetonka Community Center - Shady Oak Room
14600 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN  55345
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Telephone: 612-371-4010
Contact Name: Lisa Byrne
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September 26, 2015 – March 13, 2016 The multimedia exhibition Faces of War will present a documentary narrative of Russia in WWI drawing on the rich collections of Russia’s...

Cost: $9: Adults, $7: Seniors 65+, $5 Students

Where:
The Museum of Russian Art
5500 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55419
View map »

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Henderson Area Arts Presents The 4th Annual All Fine Arts and Craft Fair Saturday, February 13, 2016 10-3 Henderson Event Center 514 Main Street Henderson Mn 56044 50 Crafters, Several Fine...

Cost: Free for Craft Show/$10.00 for Bands

Where:
Henderson Event Center
514 Main Street
Henderson , MN  56044
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Sponsor: Henderson Area Arts
Telephone: 952-200-5684
Contact Name: Susan Byrne

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Let your Inner Dino Roar! The dinosaurs are BACK! See what the roaring reviews are all about as you maneuver through a swampy bog, buzz around a fiery volcano and get up close and personal with a...

Cost: $7.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum @ MOA
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

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Black and White refers to both the striking graphic qualities of the printed image and to the divisiveness at the heart of apartheid—the segregation of black and white. The remarkable story...

Cost: Free

Where:
Weisman Art Museum
333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN  55455
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Sponsor: Weisman Art Museum
Telephone: 612-625-9494
Contact Name: Erin Lauderman
Website »

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The Venture Bank Minnesota Golf Show, the largest of its kind in the upper Midwest, will be held February 12 - 14, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center (1301 Second Ave. So., Hall B). Golfers...

Cost: $13 for adults (18 and older) and free for those 17 years and younger.

Where:
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Norwegian-American photographer, Eliesa Johnson, spotlights contemporary Norway, sharing her view of the natural grandeur of the Nordic landscape and the culture's elegant simplicity. Norway...

Cost: $6 Adults; $5 Seniors (65+) and Students; $4 Ages 2-18

Where:
Norway House
913 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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Telephone: 612.871.2211
Website »

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We will continue to celebrate our 25th anniversary this month with three beloved and long-time sales gallery artists. Jim Grittner is creating a body of work specifically for this show, while Eric...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: (612) 339-8007
Website »

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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 7, 6 - 8 pm Knitting, felting, screen printing, dyeing, mixed media — this show has it all!  More than 100 artists come together in this annual exhibition...

Cost: Free

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 612-436-0464
Website »

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Invest a few life-changing hours in our Power Trading Workshop, where you’ll learn:   How to identify points where supply and demand are out of balance and price is about to move. The two...

Cost: free

Where:
Online Trading Academy Minneapolis
7900 International Drive Suite 170
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Online Trading Academy Minneapolis
Telephone: (952) 814-4410
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Time to get your heart racing! Join us at Lake Harriet for the 32nd annual Valentine's Day race, presented by Fleet Feet Marathon Sports!

Cost: N/A

Where:
Lake Harriet Bandshell
4120 W Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN  55410
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Sponsor: Twin Cities In Motion
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Max’s at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host “Breakfast at Max’s:  Baubles, Bites and Bubbly” on Saturday, February 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate Valentine’s Day. ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Max's at The Shops at Excelsior & Grand
3826 Grand Way
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
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Sponsor: Max's
Telephone: 952-922-8364
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This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor...

Cost: $35-$55

Where:
The Pourhouse
10 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Material Mythologies brings together works in textile, beading, metal, ceramic, and glass by five artists from around the country, all of whom are working at the edge of contemporary craft and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art
141 e. 4th St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Telephone: 651-797-2571
Website »

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Hinterlands, an exhibition of new paintings by Andrew Wykes, opens Saturday, January 23 at Groveland Gallery. A transplant from the United Kingdom, Wykes was born just outside of London and studied...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of plein air paintings by four Minnesota artists. Plein air painting – paintings made outdoors – became popular in the...

Cost: free

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

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An Authentic Experience of Chinese New Year Celebration in the NeighborhoodAuspicious colors, cheerful faces, joyous music, warm wishes, exotic food and games. . . and a festival atmosphere which...

Cost: Free

Where:
Valley View Middle School Edina
6750 Valley View Rd
Edina, MN  55439
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Sponsor: Edina Chinese Association
Telephone: 612-206-6055
Contact Name: Lina Lin
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Learn how to make weather instruments that determine wind speed, wind direction, and rainfall.  All activities are included with your $8 Museum admission and free to members....

Cost: All activities are included with your $8 Museum admission and free to members.

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave. S
Bloomington, MN  55420
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In a career spanning over 45 years, pianist and clarinetist Butch Thompson has earned a world-wide reputation as a traditional jazz and ragtime master. He tours widely as a soloist or at the helm...

Cost: $5 General Admission

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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A Carnival celebration to rival a night in Rio! Brazilian superstar Badi Assad headlines this year’s events with additional performances on three stages by Beira Mar Brasil (led by Robert...

Cost: $20-40 (Matinee: $10-15)

Where:
International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN  55405
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Hosted by the UMD Department of Music, the 3rd Annual Flute Day is an event geared towards advanced middle school and high school students.  This event will feature a flute choir and a masterclass...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Dr
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: UMD Music Box Office
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June 8th, 2015: The Bakken Trio The Bakken Trio announces the line-up for its concept-driven chamber music series to be held November 22, 2015, January 24, 2016 and April 3rd at MacPhail...

Cost: $15- 25

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


Sponsor: Bakken Trio
Telephone: 612 374 3175
Contact Name: Bakken Trio
Website »

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New Abstract Paintings by Kirk Sklar Opens on December 19th

Cost: Free

Where:
Ambiente Gallerie
505 1st Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: Kirk Sklar
Telephone: 651-323-7026
Contact Name: Kirk Sklar
Website »

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Everyone needs a little fire in their life, and FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar is offering just that this Valentine’s Day. With cuisine that is kissed by the flame, both FireLake Grill House...

Cost: Prixe fixe or a la carte

Where:
Mall of America and Minneapolis Downtown
, MN

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Cook County is home to the largest cross-country trail network in North America, totaling over 400 km (250 miles).  On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the annual Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Hike will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sugarbush Trail
Tofte, MN


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjesti Vick

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Looking for a creative twist to Date Night? Watch Me Draw Art Studio has created the perfect evening out with your partner that will be sure to impress! You take all the credit, we'll set the...

Cost: $55.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-468-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
Website »

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Eagan Theater Company will perform the audience participation murder mystery play 'Audition for Murder' Feb 12-14 at Brianno's Royal Cliff Center, 2280 Cliff Rd., Eagan The plot revolves a...

Cost: $42 avail at www.etc-mn.org

Where:
Brianno's Royal Cliff Center
2280 Cliff Rd.
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Eagan Theater Company
Telephone: 651-454-6755
Contact Name: Kay Brown
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Cook County is home to the largest cross-country trail network in North America, totaling over 400 km (250 miles).  On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the annual Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe Hike will...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sugarbush Trail
Tofte, MN


Sponsor: Visit Cook County
Telephone: 218-387-2788
Contact Name: Kjesti Vick

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This year the Artist Mercantile will have an art opening on Friday, February 5th from 6-9pm. It will feature works by multiple artists all with art based on the various themes of Love, luscious...

Cost: Free

Where:
Artist Mercantile
24 West 7th Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
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Telephone: 651-222-0053
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Minneapolis acoustic indie rocker and songwriter Dan Hylton presents his newest effort, Craft Pop quartet Southern Resident Killer Whales. With one foot in the singer-songwriter “storyteller”...

Cost: Free, but donations to the artists are strongly encouraged.

Where:
Sidhe Brewing Company
652 Jenks Ave
St Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Sidhe Brewing
Telephone: (612) 424-1534
Contact Name: Liz Hare
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Pinstripes is hosting a one of a kind four-course wine dinner with Milbrandt Vineyards. Each course will feature a specially prepared dish with a wine that is its best complement. A Milbrandt...

Cost: $45 per person, pre-registration is required

Where:
Pinstripes
3849 Gallagher Drive
Edina, MN  55435
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Sponsor: Pinstripes
Telephone: (952) 835-6440
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You already know the love story of these star-crossed lovers. Bring your date to find out why audiences have called our version “unbelievably energetic, engaging and heartfelt.” Or...

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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February 12, 13, 20, 23~, 24+, 25, 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM February 13, 14, 20, 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM ABOUT THE SHOW Set in pre-Stonewall America, June explores the roles we play and the secrets we...

Cost: $0 - $24; ARTshare members: Free

Where:
The Southern Theater
1420 S Washington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Sponsor: Savage Umbrella
Telephone: 952-454-6777
Contact Name: Hannah Holman
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Local comedian/writer, Joey Hamburger, and local actor/director, Michael Hugh Torsch, are reassembling their company as Sheep Theater to premiere their seventh original comedy this February at...

Cost: $ 10, $9 with Fringe Button, $8 with Bedlam Membership

Where:
Bedlam Lowertown
213 East Fourth St.
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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Cost: FREE

Where:
Weber Music Hall
1151 University Dr
Duluth, MN  55812
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Sponsor: School of Fine Arts
Telephone: 218-726-8877
Contact Name: UMD Music Box Office
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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris directed by Craig Johnson YELLOW TREE THEATRE 320 Fifth Avenue SE Osseo, MN 55369 Feb. 5 – March 6, 2016 This February, Craig Johnson directs Yellow Tree...

Cost: $18-$25

Where:
Yellow Tree Theatre
320 Fifth Avenue SE
Osseo, MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
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In our latest sketch comedy revue, the Brave New Workshop cast will rise again from the frozen depths of Minnesota winter to ignite your not-so-nice workplace aggression…or should we say passive...

Cost: $28 - $36

Where:
The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Escape the cold Minnesota winter and enter the warmth and allure of Brazilian music and culture. This Valentine’s concert captures Brazil’s sensuous melodies, evoking sun drenched...

Cost: $25 adults, $15 seniors (ages 55 and older) and youth (ages 6 through 18)

Where:
MacPhail Center for Music
501 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612.767.5250
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The hottest way to celebrate Valentine's Day is back! The City Pages have named us the Spoken Word Event of the Year and they know what they are talkin' about!Join us for our 22nd year of the...

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Kieran's Irish Pub
601 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Word Sprout
Telephone: 612-339-4499
Contact Name: Allison Broeren
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Join High Brow and the Shades at Mainstreet Bar and Grill in Hopkins, MN on February 13th.  Celebrate Valentine's on Saturday Night. Great Music.  Great Food & Drink.  Great Fun.  It all...

Cost: small cover

Where:
Mainstreet Bar & Grill
814 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Mainstreet Bar & Grill
Telephone: (952) 938-2400
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They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines. Direct from Broadway comes Newsies, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 1.800.859.7469
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