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The Turtle Catcher

20th Annual Tamarack Award


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A humped creature lopes the shore and shallows of Wood Lake. During the day, it burrows into black mud,
soothes its body—hot from the Minnesota sun—and sleeps light in reptilian slumber. The neighbors say Lester Piotter morphed into a turtle man, his lungs broadened to hold volumes of air, his skin dried to leather, his back hardened to plates. The jaws of his hairless head snap at man and child alike. He pulls the fresh-caught meat below the surface and waits in the slow, patient way of a turtle.


Editor’s Note: This is a story for adult readers.

In the time between the two big wars, when banks weren’t to be trusted, and when snapper turtle stew, a cheap meal for the big families common in those days, bubbled on stove tops in farm kitchens, the five Berkner brothers led Lester Piotter to the edge of Wood Lake and watched him drown between the sights of their rifles. They drove him in with the barrels of their guns and stood guard among the cattails while the rocks they’d stuffed into Lester’s pockets pulled him into the heavy embrace of the lake weeds. The water filled his boots, soaked his overalls, and the stones in his pockets sank him. The Berkner boys leaned the rifles against their legs and waited for Lester to stop breaking the surface and gasping for air. None of them bothered about the company of cicadas that’d gathered in the sky and hovered like vapor.

When, finally, Wood Lake stopped frothing and the insect rumpus quieted, Benjamin Berkner, the oldest, whittled a turtle toy out of a stick of cottonwood tree for his littlest brother, Ned, just twelve years old. Benjamin concentrated on next Sunday’s church picnic, where he’d wrap his arm around the thin shoulders of Betty Mathiowetz. Little Ned sat on the bank, rifle across his knees, and picked slivers from the toy’s shell and thought about the words his sister, Anna, taught him to spell: winter, summer, autumn, spring, Minnesota, Comfrey, field, neighbor, weight, wield. Anna gave Ned ten new words every week and tested him Sunday nights. Ned wondered how Anna knew everything when she’d never so much as stepped off the farm place.

The other Berkner brothers lingered near the lake, too. Stanley napped under the shade of an ash tree and dreamed of joining the Brake family, bootleggers from Wilmont in the next county over, who shuttled moonshine to Chicago for Al Capone and sped back with a new Tin Lizzie after nearly every run. Stanley had heard that the Brakes stood full bottles of beer in farm driveways along the way from southern Minnesota to Chicago. Stanley liked to imagine waking up one morning to find a row of brown bottles lining the driveway and knowing that, in some small way, he’d been party to the Brakes’ business. Lawrence Berkner cleaned his fingernails with a pocketknife and thought of bread and stew and beer and rhubarb pie and Ty Cobb, and Robert Berkner paced the shore looking wide and near for signs that the brothers’ deed was being witnessed. Once, he thought someone moved among the cattails, but it was only the sun playing tricks with the reflecting water, making roving eyes where there were none. Robert had been jumpy since he returned from the war against the Kaiser with one arm missing, shrapnel in his shin, and ghosts of all the German boys he’d shot or bayoneted in his mind. Robert and his brothers and sister were only two generations removed from the German homeland. The guilt of killing his own kind haunted him. His Papa, a Wilson protestor who’d said, Robert, don’t bother coming home unless you come home wearing a German uniform, had died of influenza while he fought in Europe. His death left the six Berkner children parentless, as their mother had died years before.

The Berkner boys waited together until the sun cupped Wood Lake in her palms and whispered quiet and patient things to the water and reeds and fish and fowl while the man at the bottom, below the weeds and black bullheads, breathed water and sludge into his chest and opened his eyes wide to a shard of sunlight breaking through the murky water. Lester Piotter leaned back, listened to the light, and let his lungs fill.

To Lester, the sunlight seemed clean as the chalk Miss Halvorson, the schoolteacher, had given him many years ago, when she’d come to the farm and walked right up to the pigsty to ask his pa why he didn’t send the children to school. Before Lester’s pa looked up to answer, he held steady a sow between his powerful thighs and cut the curling tail from the pig’s behind. He said for Miss Halvorson to mind her own business and mind her place among men. When the sow quit screaming, he added, Children of mine earn their keep.

A full school is a benefit to the entire township, Mr. Piotter, she’d said. Surely you could spare this little one a few hours a day for reading and writing at the Comfrey Country School. You want your son to know how to read, don’t you?

She’d pointed to Lester, who stood in the shadow of his pa. Lester remembered that Miss Halvorson hadn’t looked surprised at his hands, full of the sow tails his pa had sliced and tossed into the manure. Lester used them for bullhead bait.

Seems you don’t know too much for being an educated woman, Lester’s pa said. That one’s not right in the head.

Lester’s pa tapped Lester’s head with the trimming knife.

He’s best left diggin’ in the shit and catchin’ fish. That’s thinkin’ enough for his kind.

Lester’s pa put the knife in his overall pocket. He loosened his grip on the sow, slapped its thigh.

Now git, he said to Miss Halvorson.

Lester wiped a loose spittle of drool from the corner of his mouth with the back of his tail-stuffed hand.

The schoolteacher had thanked his pa for his time, nodded her head, and turned to leave. But before she did, she pulled a stick of chalk from her apron pocket and held it out toward Lester. Lester wouldn’t drop the pig tails.

Here then, she said. Open up.

Miss Halvorson slipped the stick of chalk into Lester’s mouth.

This isn’t for eating, dear, she said. It’s for writing.

She walked away.

Lester scratched the chalk with his teeth and tasted how easily it flaked away. He dropped the tails into his pocket and handled the stick of chalk. He never used it again, but he kept the chalk all his life under a hollowed-out turtle shell in the corner of the granary where he slept in the warm Minnesota months.

The Berkner brothers
lingered on the edge of Wood Lake until the ducks stepped back into the water, some with ducklings trailing behind. Then the boys were satisfied that what needed to get done had been finished completely. And on the walk back to their farm, Benjamin Berkner handed Stanley a dime. Stan’d said it wouldn’t take even one bullet to get that crazy bastard into the water and keep him there. He was right, and each of his four brothers lost a coin that afternoon. Benjamin put in for Ned, who was too young to earn cash money. When little Ned stopped and turned to look back on Wood Lake, his older brothers told him, Come on.

Well, Ned said. I guess we took care a him.

This here is nothing to talk about ever again, Benjamin said. You understand me?

I was just sayin’, replied Ned.

No, said Ben. Not ever again. You walk away from here and forget about this. We did what needed to be done. That’s it. Papa would’ve done the same and Mother would’ve said to keep quiet. So not another word from any of you. Not to Anna especially.

Stanley, Lawrence, Robert, and Ned shook their heads yes.

Now let’s get home and see what Anna’s got ready for supper, said Ben.

Two miles away, seventeen-year-old Anna took a paring knife from the counter, left the stew simmering on the stove, and walked to the place behind the barn where Lester Piotter had butchered the snappers she bought from him every month, to the place where she brought him lemonade or fresh bread, to the place where she listened to his rambling and practiced flirting. She sometimes palmed him up and down until he shuddered and then wept in her skirts, ashamed and confused and apologizing for the mess he’d left in Anna’s hand. She carried the paring knife to the place where she had romanced a retarded man known county-wide for his simple mind and his skill at trapping snappers.

Anna knelt in the long grass, tossed aside a turtle head, cleanly severed by Lester, its eyes gone to the birds, and pulled her skirt to her waist and pushed the rest of her wrappings sideways. She aimed the knife at where a long organ protruded, like those that hung large and menacing from between the bull’s legs, from between her brothers’ legs. Anna never understood why it grew there. In every other way, she was a woman. Mother, long ago, had tied a wool string around the organ to deaden the thing and make it fall away, but the string had only yielded to the persistence of the growth and eventually disintegrated altogether. Mother had been too ashamed to bring Dr. Mathiowetz to remove the organ from Anna. Dr. Mathiowetz was husband to the haughtiest woman and father to the prettiest girl in Comfrey, and Mother didn’t want his wife to have the satisfaction of knowing the Berkners’ troubles. Mrs. Mathiowetz came from Chicago and had a proud way about her that rubbed Mother wrong.

Mother figured her daughter’s affliction was God’s punishment for her husband’s wickedness. While the crop prices dropped, the Berkner family had bought up the neighbors’ land, one parcel at a time, with money borrowed from the Comfrey bank before the bank stopped extending credit. Most of the money the Berkners borrowed belonged to the neighbors, probably, and Papa was buying up the neighbors’ land with the neighbors’ own money. Mother mentioned it to Papa once, and he’d slapped her mouth, taken her to the bed, and planted the last of Anna’s brothers there. Before long, Mother’s life returned to its usual rhythm, and she thought of Anna’s problem only once or twice a day after Anna turned five and could wash and toilet herself. The bursting baby took over Mother’s body, sucked all color, fat, and blood from her. Even at five years old, Anna knew the baby would devour her mother completely and leave Anna the only girl in a house full of men.

Behind the barn, Anna settled her mind about the removal of the evil thing that had caused her so much grief. She pointed her knife to the skin and vein that Mother had kept hidden from Papa, from her brothers, from the family, from everyone in Comfrey and in the world. Nobody but Anna and Mother and God knew what mutated between Anna’s thin waist and thick thighs. And this secret kept Anna from any friend, any school, any life outside the Berkner farm. Anna crept into her mind and stayed there among the letters and words and poems she’d compose in her head. She tended to her books when her brothers went to socials, she prayed at home when her brothers went to church, she hid in the house when neighbors came calling. She had only one acquaintance outside her brothers, and that was Lester Piotter, the turtle catcher, whose childish intelligence couldn’t guess at what Anna hid beneath her skirts. And after Anna’s bloody months started and her breasts tendered to the slightest touch, she looked longingly at Lester. She made rose water and touched it behind her ears. She left buttons of her dress undone. She smeared candle wax across her lips. Behind the barn, Anna stroked Lester in the way she thought grown women did with grown men. Lester yielded to Anna’s hands. Once, Anna opened her blouse and brought his mouth to her nipple, and he sucked and kneaded. But that was the end. Until the day Anna sealed Lester Piotter’s death with her secret.

Betty Mathiowetz had started coming around the Berkner farm earlier that year, in May. Betty waltzed up to the door, put her face against the screen, and said, Hey there. Is Benny here?

Anna set down the potato she’d been peeling. Who are you? she said.

Well, hi to you, too. I’m Betty, silly. Betty Mathiowetz. I’m here to see Benny.

Hi, said Anna.

Betty opened the screen door, stepped up into the kitchen.

Come in, said Anna.

I’m in, dear. You are a silly goose, must be Anna. Benny told me you’re the one who manages all these boys. I’ll be here to help you soon enough. When Benny and me get married, we’ll be like sisters.

Betty set a bundle of bread loaves on Anna’s kitchen table.

I manage fine, Anna said. I don’t need any help.

Well, help is what you’re gonna get, said Betty. It’s ridiculous the way they’ve got you cooped up here every day. How you ever supposed to meet a fella of your own?

Anna picked up another potato and began peeling again.

I don’t mind, Anna said. This life is good enough for me.

Don’t be silly, Betty said. A girl’s got to have a fella. You can’t expect to live here all your life. Time’s marchin’, Anna. Benny and I are gonna raise a family in this house. Didn’t he tell you?

Once, after a late supper,
Anna went to toss the potato peelings into the pig trough. She saw the black figures of Benjamin and Betty near the well. Anna knelt into the shadow of the barn and was quiet. She watched as Benjamin rubbed Betty’s arms, slid her blouse down and exposed her breasts. Betty kissed Benjamin’s neck and massaged his groin. Benjamin lifted Betty’s skirt.

Benny, she said, I’m not ready yet. Slow down. Kiss me a little. Go slowly.
You gettin’ shy on me? he said.

You know better than that, Betty said. You want it to feel nice for me, too, don’t ya, Benny?

All right, babes, he said. I know what you like.

Betty lay back on the well platform, and Benjamin lowered himself over her body. He buried his face in her chest, then moved down her waist to between her legs. Betty lifted her knees and put her hands in Benjamin’s hair.

Later that week,
Lester Piotter walked down the driveway with a burlap sack swinging at his side. Anna set down the washing and walked to greet him.

Whatcha bring for me today, Lester?

Uh, said Lester. Just one. A big one though. He pritneer ate my thumb off.

Mind if I watch ya butcher him?

Ain’t no mind to me.

You been readin’ those books I gave you?

Some.

How do you spell turtle? Anna asked.

Lester coughed and quickened his pace.

Come on, now, Lester, said Anna. Let me hear ya.

I don’t know. I don’t know.

Anna looped her arm through Lester’s.

Okay, she said. It’s all right. It doesn’t matter.

The flies buzzed and moved when Lester and Anna spread the long grass with their steps where the turtles were butchered. Sometimes a stray dog would come along and pick up a turtle head for a chew toy, but mostly the heads just collected on the ground and eventually dried out and turned to ash under the summer sun. Anna kicked an old head aside and leaned against the barn.

Come here, Lester, said Anna. Come over here.

But I’m supposed to butcher this here snapper for ya, Anna.

Put that down now and come here. Did you get shy on me?

Lester twisted the top of the bag and set it softly in the grass. He took short steps to Anna.

Kiss me a little, Lester.

Lester put his mouth on Anna’s neck and licked and pecked. Anna put her hands on each side of Lester’s face and slowed him.

Yes, she said. That’s better. Go slowly.

Lester pumped his body against Anna’s. She pushed hers back and opened her blouse. She held the weight of one breast with her hand and pulled Lester’s mouth to her. Lester moaned into the full flesh and untied his pants. They fell around his bare feet. Anna took him in her hand and pulsed it back and forth. She dropped her hand just before Lester let himself go. To Anna, everything in that moment felt just right.

Doesn’t this feel nice, Lester? she asked. You want it to feel nice for me, too. Don’t you, Lester?

In the shadows of the barn, the world was cool. Only the sky shivered with mating cicadas, electrified to be alive after a seventeen-year incubation under the black soil. Lester’s breath came hard and heated against Anna’s neck. She imagined them together in a small house behind the barn, a house her brothers could slap together in a week. She’d cook and clean and tutor the Comfrey children when time allowed. And Ned could live with Lester and her, like their son. She and Betty could be sisters. Lester could farm with her brothers. He could butcher chickens and slop hogs as well as anyone. He could show Ned how to catch turtles. The hard work of the farm and the sense of her brothers would lift Lester’s wits.

Anna pulled her skirt high for Lester. She pulled him close again and tried to keep his attention with her eyes. She guided his hand to the moistness between her legs. She covered her ugly organ, the one that wasn’t supposed to be there, the one Anna hoped she could will away, with her other hand. Lester slid his fingers into Anna. Anna pushed herself against his hand, and she’d never, ever felt so full. Anna lost herself with love for Lester. And she thought to uncover herself completely. And she thought he won’t know, he doesn’t know, and he loves me. She thought this moment is so sweet. And Anna did remove her hand and let the organ fall limp against Lester’s hand.

The time of all the world seemed to pass.

Lester looked down. He pulled his fingers from Anna and stepped out of the barn’s shadow into the light of the setting sun. He pointed. Even the cicadas seemed quiet.

Oh, don’t, said Anna. Please don’t.

Lester pointed to the organ that no one had ever mentioned since twelve years before, on the day baby Ned was born, when Mother’d called Anna into the birth room and whispered, Another boy. Five sons and you, and handed newly born Ned to her and then said, Bury me with my cameo. I’ve got no pretty girl to wear it.

I’ll be your pretty girl, Mother, Anna had said. But Mother only stopped blinking her eyes and slipped away to death. Anna peeled away the blanket from the baby and looked up and down. She looked at her mother’s dead face and was frightened. She pulled the pillow out from under Mother’s head and set it on top of her face. It seemed the only thing to do. And while her brothers had readied the coffin and dug the grave under the maple grove, Anna cleaned Mother’s body. She pulled the cord and placenta from Mother’s unresisting core, washed her clean of blood, and saw what a woman was supposed to be.

Lester averted his eyes. He giggled and rocked in the way scared and confused loose-minded folks do. He pointed to her protrusion. A turtle tail, he mumbled to the ground.

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You lunatic, you goddamn lunatic, Anna screamed. She lunged at him, put one hand behind his neck and, with the other, gripped his groin. He let go a howl that brought her brothers running from five corners of the farm. She dropped her hands, let down her skirts, and ran away in a panic, tattling lies to her brothers. The turtle catcher scuttled down the driveway in a sideways trot, holding his pants up with one hand and his burlap bag with the other. To Benjamin, the turtle catcher looked like a thieving dog chased away from the henhouse.

Anna’s brothers ate their suppers in silence. Ned’s gaze bounced back and forth between Benjamin and Anna. Anna obeyed when her brothers said to go on outside while they discussed the business of what was to be done. She watched and said nothing when her brothers loaded their rifles the next morning and left along the same driveway the turtle catcher had walked up and back down the day before.

All these things saturated Anna where she knelt behind the barn. A snapper head hummed with activity, beetles crawled in and out of its eyes, maggots vibrated in its jaws, and the sun soaked all moisture from its leathery skin. For a long while after the turtle catcher had severed the heads from the snappers, their jaws continued to crack and bite. Even now, deep through the sockets, the creature’s brain was alive with movement. Anna focused past the empty portholes and into the well of the turtle’s mind. Anna pulled taut the growth from between her hips and cut the thing from her body once and for all. She tossed it aside and fell back into the weeds, watched a cicada break from the soil and take flight, then opened her eyes to the high, sighing sun.

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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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Stop by and visit Conductor Bud and his charming railroad garden. The railroad garden, located in Eagan, has free public open houses on the third Sunday of the month (June - September) from 1 - 4...

Cost: free

Where:
Lutz Railroad Garden
2960 Egan Avenue
Eagan, MN  55121
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Telephone: 651-454-3534
Contact Name: Bud Lutz
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‘Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit Foundation Event Details: This year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance...

Cost: $25-Free

Where:
TBD: SW Metro Twin Cities
Twin Cities, MN  55404


Sponsor: The Hero Habit Foundation and Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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---Zumba Dance Party and Fundraising Competition---July 15th, 2018 from 1pm -6pm at Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2 (9401 Bush Lake Road  Move, Shake, and Zumba to win swag and raise funds for...

Cost: $50-$75

Where:
Bush Lake Park, Shelter #2
9401 Bush Lake Road
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Sponsor: Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828
Contact Name: Nicole Maggio
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Have you ever wanted to see a polo match?  Come out on Sunday, July 15, at 1 p.m. to watch the best women polo players in the Midwest compete in a fast-paced championship...

Cost: 25$ suggested donation

Where:
Twin City Polo Club
6755 Turner Road
Maple Plain, MN  55359
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Sponsor: Twin City Polo Club
Contact Name: Mimi Alworth
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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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'Move 4 Heroes' Fundraising Event for The Hero Habit Foundation Event Details: This year is our first annual event and we wanted to start with a BIG BANG by hosting a Wellness Fair, Zumba Dance...

Cost: $75

Where:
TBD - SW Metro Twin Cities
Twin Cities, MN  55404


Sponsor: The Hero Habit Foundation and Hadassah Health
Telephone: 612-470-8828-
Contact Name: Coach, Nicole Maggio
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This summer Caribou Highlands Lodge will be hosting the 8th Annual Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival. This is a 3-day craft beer celebration like no other including; Vegas-Style weddings,...

Cost: $39

Where:
Caribou Highlands Lodge
371 Ski Hill Rd, Lutsen, MN 55612
Lutsen, MN  55612
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Telephone: 800-642-6036
Contact Name: Craig
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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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The Hopped Up Caribou Festival takes place in the heart of the Sawtooth Mountain range in legendary Lutsen, Minnesota.This 3-day craft beer celebration is like no other including; Vegas-Style...

Cost: $39

Where:
Caribou Highlands Lodge
371 Ski Hill Road
Lutsen , MN  55612
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Sponsor: Hopped Up Caribou Festival
Telephone: 1-800-642-6036
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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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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 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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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Eagles Over the Water: A Preview of the National Eagle Center's Collection of Eagles in American Culture at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona shows just a glimpse of the Preston...

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

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

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55404
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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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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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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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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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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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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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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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“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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 9 , 2018   Contact: Joseph Brown, 651.644.9200, raymondavegallery@me.com   The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2018 second quarter exhibition:...

Cost: free

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

Cost: Free!

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


Telephone: 161-243-60464
Website »

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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

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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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers.  Design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that's all...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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“Trolls” Ballet Camp June 18-21Dancers will enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls. Attendees...

Cost: $120-$170

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


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

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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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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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Golf season is upon us and that means it’s almost time for our yearly day of giving, golf, beer, food, and fun! The 4th Annual Big Wood Brewery Golf Tournament to Benefit Merrick, Inc. is...

Cost: $100

Where:
Oak Glen Golf Course
1599 McKusick Rd N
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Discover the magic of making movies together! You and your young engineer will work together to become stop-motion filmmakers.  Design a set, pick out characters, and create a story that's all...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Telephone: 952-888-4262
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Night Art Gallery offers over 300+ original artworks from 30+ concurrent artist exhibitions where visitors can view many styles such as; traditional, abstract, mixed media, photography, pop culture...

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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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For Chef Adam Eaton's second Heritage Dinner, he will be exploring the flavors of Asia. Expect dishes like Kung Pao Sweet Breads, Shrimp Noodles, Peking Duck, and a Mac Daddy Bao Bun! We will be...

Cost: $85

Where:
Saint Dinette
261 EAST 5TH STREET
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
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

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

The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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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
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
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
Website »

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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
View map »


Sponsor: National Sports Center
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
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

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Website »

More information

Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
View map »


Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

More information

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

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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

July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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


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

More information

“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
View map »


Sponsor: Minneapolis Art Lending Library
Contact Name: Amelia Foster
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

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

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

“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

Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN  55424
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7268
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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

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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In it's 12th year, Camp Arbor is a free, fun and educational weekly morning camp for children ages 3-10 at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Camp Arbor consists of 7 Tuesday morning events, June 12-July...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 763-488-9965
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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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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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Join Northern Clay Center as Summer McKnight Artist Resident, Zach Tate discusses his work. This event is free and open to the public, please reserve your seat as space is limited. Often satirical...

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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Join Northern Clay Center for McKnight Artist Resident Ian Meares' presentation. He will discuss his history and journey as a maker, as well as his intended path for the duration of his residency...

Cost: Free and open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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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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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 »

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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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
Website »

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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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 A Cello Recital given by the principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower and his wife Jee-Won Oh. This is the first of a three-part Series CELLOici sponsored by the International...

Cost: Adults $25, Seniors $15, Students Free

Where:
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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
View map »


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

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

Cost: Free

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

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Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
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
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
Website »

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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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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
Website »

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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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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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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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Website »

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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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 »

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

July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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


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

More information

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

Cost: free

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

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“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

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

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

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

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 »

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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

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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

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Join us as we discuss the three key behaviors that keep you stuck in a ''follower'' mindset, and how you can shift these behaviors, embrace risk, and step up to the leadership role...

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

Where:
Minnetonka OffiCenter
12800 Whitewater Drive
Suite 100
Minnetonka, MN  55343
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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
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

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Join Twin Cities musicians every Wednesday June 6 through Aug. 1 (except for July 4) in front of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Como Park for one of the most family-friendly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, MN  55103
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Sponsor: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Website »

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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Telephone: 651-690-6637
Website »

More information

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 Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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

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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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
View map »


Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
Website »

More information

Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

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


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
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

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

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

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

This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
View map »


Sponsor: National Sports Center
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

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
Website »

More information

Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
View map »


Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Website »

More information

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
View map »


Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

More information

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

Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
View map »


Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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

“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

July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

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


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

More information

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

“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 »

More information

Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


Website »

More information

Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

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

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

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

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

Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Redstone American Grill
8000 Eden Road
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7268
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
Website »

More information

Transform office supplies into a personal masterpiece. Incorporate lights and switches into your own work of art, perfect for decorating your wall, your locker, your home office, or your bedside...

Cost: 13.50

Where:
The Works Museum
9740 Grand Ave
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Telephone: 952-888-4262

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
View map »


Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
Website »

More information

The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Don't miss FREE live music from talented local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples, and music lovers everywhere. Grab your family, friends, and a lawn...

Cost: Free

Where:
Arbor Park at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes
12459 Elm Creek Blvd. N
Maple Grove , MN  55369
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Telephone: 763-488-9965
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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Minneapolis's history as the flour milling capital of the world is well-known...but here's your chance to explore that history in real depth. We'll walk both sides of the downtown Minneapolis...

Cost: $10

Where:
Main St SE & 3rd Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414


Sponsor: Preserve Minneapolis
Contact Name: Rasa Zeltina
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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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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 International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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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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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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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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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

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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Join Cantus, the eight-man vocal ensemble, for their second annual chamber series across three Minneapolis venues.  "Songs My Mother Taught Me" will feature folk songs that remain...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Various locations
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Cantus
Telephone: 612-435-0055
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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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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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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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QA1, a local motorsports manufacturing company, is hosting its 7th annual free Open House and Cruise on July 20, and we would love for you and your group members to attend! Each year, we are...

Cost: Free!

Where:
QA1
21730 Hanover Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: QA1
Contact Name: Kassandra Murawski
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WHAT:                                                 DRIVE Roundtable: Revitalizing Downtown: The Dayton’s Project...

Cost: Admission is $15 and pre-registration is required.

Where:
the Local
931 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Regional Chamber
Telephone: 612-370-9117
Contact Name: Shannon Lukes

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Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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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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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
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Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
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Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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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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July 9 – July 20, 9am-4pm Academy of Russian Ballet Summer Dance Programs offer comprehensive training in Russian classical ballet technique (Vaganova syllabus) and skills development. For four...

Cost: $850.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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“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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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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Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

Cost: Free and open to the public

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

Cost: $120-$170

Where:
Acadey of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
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Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 501 9208
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
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Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to Highland Fest Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. The 35th annual three-day festival for the whole family will take place...

Cost: Free

Where:
Highland Park
Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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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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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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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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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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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul hosts its 11th Annual Middle Eastern Festival on July 20, 21 & 22, 2018.  Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a...

Cost: FREE Admission!

Where:
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1250 Oakdale Avenue
West Saint Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651 457-0854
Contact Name: Anne Ablan
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The Lyngblomsten Mid-Summer Festival is a day to celebrate how Lyngblomsten is promoting artistic exploration, wellness, and lifelong learning for older adults 365 days a year.  Day includes arts...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lyngblomsten
1415 Almond Ave
St. Paul, MN  55108
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Sponsor: Lyngblomsten
Telephone: 651-632-5318
Contact Name: Andrea Lewandoski
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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 20, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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The historic Trout Air Fishing Experience at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will open for the season on Saturday, May 5. The popular Trout Air Fishing Experience provides fishing enthusiasts with...

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

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

Cost: $8.00

Where:
Night Art Gallery
12732 Lake Blvd
Lindstrom, MN  55045
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Sponsor: Night Art Gallery
Telephone: 612-235-3646
Contact Name: Brad
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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or family

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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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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Online Burn Bowl Class July 13th 1. Choose piece of wood2. Get a fire burning so you have access to hot coals.3.Place the coal on the piece of wood where you want the bowl to be 4.Allow the wood...

Cost: $11.00 per adult 5.00 per kid $ $25.00 per group or family

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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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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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society will offer a weekend of Minnesota-sourced food and clean comedy when it presents Bob Stromberg:  Comedy Café at the Barn! on July 20-22. The evening...

Cost: $35-$45

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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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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We hope to see you at our final concert of the 2018 Summer Season on Friday, July 20 at Lake Harriet Band Shell.   This season finale will feature our 2018 Youth Outreach Week Musicians. The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lake Harriet Band Shell
4135 W. Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN
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The International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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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 »

More information

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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Kristin Andersen-Anderson, comedian and bells palsy survivor, performs stand up nationwide. From her opening line, Anderson grabs a huge roar from attendees. Her humor endears her immediately to...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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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 »

More information

Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

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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This year, the Spirit of the Lakes Festival will be partnering with Westonka Schools in honor of their 100th year anniversary.   “By the Community, For the Community,” the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Lake Minnetonka: Surfside Park and Beach
Mound , MN  55364


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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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


Sponsor: Sacred Heart Area Historical Society
Website »

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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

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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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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FIGHT FOR 5K AND FUN RUN SATURDAY, JULY 21 BASSETT CREEK PARK   WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU CAN'T SAVE YOUR CHILD? When two-year-old Sam Lee was diagnosed with DIPG, a terminal form of brain...

Cost: $40

Where:
Bassett Creek Park
6001 32nd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55422
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Sponsor: With Purpose
Contact Name: Kelly Novak
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Join us for the 5K Run/Walk to help spread awareness of suicide prevention and help reduce the stigma of suicide. We will have a Mental Health Resource Fair, Loved One's Tent, and Children's...

Cost: $15/kid (12 & younger), $25/adult (13+), $60/family of four, $10/dog

Where:
Canal Park - The Lakewalk
The Lake Walk
Duluth, MN  55802
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Telephone: 952-946-7998
Contact Name: Ryan Voelker
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Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or anyone with sensory sensitivities. On the first Sunday of every month, the gallery is...

Cost: Free

Where:
Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Place
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

Now entering its 26th year, the Habitat 500 is a bicycle ride (not race) and fundraiser that covers 500 miles over the course of 7 days (an average of 71 miles per day). Each rider raises funds...

Cost: $325 registration fee (full-week) or $200 (three-day), plus fundraising

Where:
Becker Community Center
11500 Sherburne Ave
Becker, MN  55308
View map »


Telephone: 612-331-4439
Contact Name: Kristin Skaar
Website »

More information

Teetering: Living at the Edge of Our Imagination Works by Graduates of the Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education (MN NICE) Hopkins Center for the Arts 1111 Mainstreet Hopkins, MN 55343 On...

Cost: Free

Where:
Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Hopkins Center for the Arts
Telephone: 952-548-6489
Contact Name: Hopkins Center for the Arts
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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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Come join us for the 1st annual MN Cruise Against Cancer Fundraiser! Straight from NY, the Cruise Against Cancer has been a successful event for the past 7 years, cruising and dining along the...

Cost: $60/Individual Ticket

Where:
Stillwater River Boats
525 Main Street South
Stillwater, MN  55082
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Sponsor: Cruise Against Cancer
Telephone: 612-239-4517
Contact Name: Kristi Hughes
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Seating is limited, so call 612-756-7277 now! Or reserve your seat online at www.mnseminars.com   Without proper planning, your estate may get settled in ways you never intended. At this event,...

Cost: Free - Register Today! www.mnseminars.com

Where:
Sheraton Hotel in Minnetonka
12201 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: Mullen & Guttman PLLC
Telephone: 612-756-7272
Contact Name: Jordan Ohlin
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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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Are you ready to take on the nation’s biggest puzzle competition challenge? Put your jigsaw puzzling passion to the test during the first annual AuSM Connections Jigsaw Puzzle Competition held at...

Cost: 50

Where:
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN  55425
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Sponsor: Autism Society of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-1083
Contact Name: Monika Kopet
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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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  The Minneapolis Aquatennial, often called "The Best Days of Summer", is an annual outdoor event to celebrate the city's famous lakes, rivers, and streams.Experience Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock...

Cost: Free

Where:
Upper St. Anthony Falls
1 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Mississippi Park Connection
Telephone: (651) 291-8164
Contact Name: Lee Vue
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The art of Michelle and Cory Rasmussen will be on display June 1st through July 22nd at Weekend Salvage in Minneapolis, MN. Applying thin translucent washes, Cory paints in layers that ultimately...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Weekend Salvage
4159 Grand Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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Vendors needed!   REactivate is partnering with Kiva.org and GGP Inc. to bring a Small Biz PopUp Series to Ridgedale Center!   If you are a vendor, crafter, artist, maker, direct sales...

Cost: $125

Where:
Ridgedale Center
12401 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN  55305
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Sponsor: REactivate
Contact Name: Ben Davidson
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The 45th Stockholm Art Fair, a juried fine arts show, will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Village Park in Stockholm, Wisconsin, With the beautiful backdrop of Lake...

Cost: Free

Where:
Stockholm Village Park
Hwy 35 / Great River Road
Stockholm, WI  54769
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Sponsor: Stockholm Art Fair
Telephone: 715-495-2948
Contact Name: Lisa St George
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Visit Northern Clay Center to view the July Featured Artists Exhibition, featuring jewelers and functional potters Kevin Caufield, Johanna Severson, and Andy Shaw. In addition to a focus on the...

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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Saint Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood will once again be home to Highland Fest Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. The 35th annual three-day festival for the whole family will take place...

Cost: Free

Where:
Highland Park
Ford Parkway
Saint Paul, MN  55116
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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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If it's the 1st, 2nd or 3rd full weekend of the month, then it's a sale weekend at WEEKEND SALVAGE!! We're open 10 - 5, Friday through Sunday. Come on in to see our uncommon vintage, boho and...

Cost: free and open to the public

Where:
Minneapolis
4159 Grand Av S
Minneapolis, MN  55409
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Telephone: 480-200-4044
Contact Name: Kay Grams
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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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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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Now through September 2, all Mattress Firm stores in Minneapolis will be accepting school supplies to provide to local foster children and teens with the tools they need to succeed. All donations...

Cost: FREE

Where:
All 36 Mattress Firm locations in Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN


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

Cost: Free!

Where:
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN  55414
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Telephone: 161-243-60464
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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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St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in West St. Paul hosts its 11th Annual Middle Eastern Festival on July 20, 21 & 22, 2018.  Highlights include Middle Eastern cuisine, live entertainment, a...

Cost: FREE Admission!

Where:
Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
1250 Oakdale Avenue
West Saint Paul, MN  55118
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Sponsor: Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Telephone: 651 457-0854
Contact Name: Anne Ablan
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Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 pm In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting. The  17 artists in this exhibition have been...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 161-237-77800
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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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The Lowertown Blues and Funk Festival returns to Mears Park with a night of soul and funk on Friday, July 20, followed by a day of blues on Saturday, July 21. It’s the Twin Cities' largest, free...

Cost: Free

Where:
Mears Park
221 East 5th St
Saint Paul, MN  55101
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DESCRIPTION Tequila enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds as you taste a variety of tequilas! Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for...

Cost: $20 – $80

Where:
Prime 6
609 Hennepin Ave
Venue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: BeSocialScene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Tamila Carlton
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DESCRIPTION: Tequila enthusiasts unite as you embark on a journey to warm up your taste buds as you taste a variety of tequilas! Get ready for a fun filled event for tequila fanatics and for...

Cost: $20 – $80

Where:
TBA
Venue
Minneapolis, MN , MN  55401
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Sponsor: BeSocialScene
Telephone: 312-600-9035
Contact Name: Tamila Carlton
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Join over 30 artists for sips, sounds, and a selection of Conspiracy of Strange Girls' creative goods at Modist Brewing, Saturday, July 21.  There is a wealth of original paintings,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Modist Brewing
505 N. Third St.
Minneapolis, MN
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Sponsor: Strange Girls
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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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online basic camping class July 2oth 1.Making Your Bed 2. Basic Equipment need for campiing3.More About Bedding 4.Sheets, Blankets And Pillows 5.Campsite Shelters  6.What Kind Of Tent? ...

Cost: $17.00 per adult $5.00 per child and $30.00 group or family

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

Cost: $50-89

Where:
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN
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The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University is pleased to present Work from the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. This exhibition showcases the work recent...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
St. Catherine University, Visual Arts Building
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55105
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Telephone: 651-690-6637
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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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In July, the Maplewood Area Historical Society will offer a weekend of Minnesota-sourced food and clean comedy when it presents Bob Stromberg:  Comedy Café at the Barn! on July 20-22. The evening...

Cost: $35-$45

Where:
Bruentrup Heritage Farm
2170 County Road D East
Maplewood, MN  55109
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Sponsor: Maplewood Area Historical Society
Telephone: 952/454-7344
Contact Name: Joy Donley
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Join us in Downtown Rochester for Movies in the Park! Bring your lawn chair or blanket and gather under the string lights in Historic Central Park for this FREE, fun, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Central Park
225 1st Ave NW
Rochester, MN  55901
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Sponsor: Rochester Downtown Alliance
Telephone: 507-216-9882
Contact Name: Meghann Southwick
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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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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 International Cello Institute- July 14 to August 4 2018, is an intensive program for aspiring young cellists. Held on the campus of St Olaf College, we invite prestigious cellists and teachers...

Cost: free

Where:
St Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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A Cello Recital given by Astrid Schween, cellist of the Juilliard String Quartet. This is the second of a three-part Series CELLOici sponsored by the International Cello Institute. Tickets can be...

Cost: Adults $25, Seniors $15, Students Free

Where:
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: International Cello Institute
Telephone: 507-413-3495
Contact Name: Anna Clift
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While Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa, he's also pretty dang popular in the U.S. with the Emmy-winning and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy...

Cost: $60-95

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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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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Kristin Andersen-Anderson, comedian and bells palsy survivor, performs stand up nationwide. From her opening line, Anderson grabs a huge roar from attendees. Her humor endears her immediately to...

Cost: $20

Where:
Royal Comedy Theatre
809 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN  55343
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Sponsor: Royal Comedy Theatre
Telephone: 612-666-0809
Contact Name: Mike Edlavitch
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New Ulm's biggest event of the summer hosts dozens of German and American musicians at the thirteenth annual Bavarian Blast music festival. The four-day event provides on-site camping and...

Cost: $10-35/day or $50 for full event

Where:
Brown County Fairgrounds
1212 N Franklin St.
New Ulm, MN  56073
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Sponsor: New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 507-233-4300
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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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Even if you know the Romeo and Juliet story of West Side Story, you haven't seen it like this. Its streets are grittier, but it still flies high with new chroeography by Maija...

Where:
Guthrie Theater
818 S. Second St.
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Guthrie Theater
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Hear the stories of those who lived in Sacred Heart Area Township on a carriage ride during their Summerfest Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. The bake sale happens that morning, and no matter when you...

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

Where:
Minnesota Marine Art Museum
800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN  55987
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Sponsor: Minnesota Marine Art Museum
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Step back into the 1800s and see the international industry that grew up and flourished along the Great Lakes and Minnesota. The Minnesota Historical Society's traveling exhibit focuses on how...

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

Cost: $14-$16

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
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Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Maureen Kvam
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End the 2017-18 season at the Jungle by doubling over laughing at the award-winning Broadway hit Hand to God. Sure, "irreverent" might be an overused term to describe humor, but...

Cost: $37-47

Where:
Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Jungle Theater
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This year, the Spirit of the Lakes Festival will be partnering with Westonka Schools in honor of their 100th year anniversary.   “By the Community, For the Community,” the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Western Lake Minnetonka: Surfside Park and Beach
Mound , MN  55364


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This July, 1,150 youth soccer teams from 20 countries, 20 states, and four Canadian provinces will be converging on the National Sports Center in Blaine for the 34th annual...

Where:
National Sports Center
1700 105th Ave. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
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Sponsor: National Sports Center
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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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