Edit ModuleShow Tags

Town vs. Train

How an eight-year-old fight over a set of train tracks has pitted past against future, farmer against doctor, and the mayo clinic against a railroad boss



THIS IS A STORY about the first train tracks built west of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. After decades of quiet decline, the line that runs through Rochester has lately become the subject of wonderful dreams and terrible nightmares. Built 144 years ago to move grain out and settlers in, it is still operational, but in certain places its primary purpose has long since left the realm of function and entered that of charm. A person must actually hop over one of its spurs to descend to the basement of the Redwood Room, one of the few cool bars in downtown Rochester.

The groundwork for today’s billion-dollar dreams of coal-shipping fortunes was laid in early December 1862, when a line known then as the Winona & St. Peter and now as the Dakota Minnesota & Eastern (DM&E) traveled its first 11 miles from Winona to Stockton. The route into the small farming towns nestled in glacial-carved bluffs that dot the Mississippi River Valley had previously given stagecoach travelers “everlasting jolting and poundings, and aches and pains,” in the words of a newspaperman from that time.

By October 1864, the tracks had descended along the south fork of the Whitewater River into the Zumbro River Valley, where 10 years earlier a settlement of nine shanties perched alongside a 16-foot falls had taken the name of Rochester. Then, as now, the railroad was not universally welcome. Thomas Cummings, one of the town’s first two residents, had resisted the surveyor sent to grade a path for the train across his lands. The surveyor shot Cummings in the chest, then high-tailed it to Winona to avoid lynching.

The train’s arrival in Rochester had been preceded by that of a diminutive, 45-year-old tailor, newspaperman, and doctor named William W. Mayo. Along with his sons William and Charles—who learned anatomy by examining the skeleton of an executed Dakota warrior—William W. founded the Mayo Clinic, one of the earliest group practices in the history of medicine, and today, a $5 billion medical empire that is the largest private employer in the state of Minnesota. Mayo may have begun doing business in Rochester two years before the rails, but the two grew in stature together. Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the clinic relied heavily on trains to transport its A-list roster of patients from across the country.

Today, DM&E runs just a handful of relatively short trains through Rochester daily, occasionally depositing a load of coal at the doorstep of the public utility. Because the rails are so old, the trains travel slowly. Starting around 2010, however, assuming the completion of its proposed $6 billion, three-year upgrade, DM&E plans to send mile-long, mine-loaded coal cars barreling through the center of town. The company projects that 10 trains at most will pass through Rochester each day, but critics fear the traffic would substantially exceed that.  

While the expanded line might rattle the doghouses and backyard swing sets of the homes that abut its path (plus the windows of at least one posh senior high rise) and, according to some, create a heightened risk of chemical contamination, it also would carry the hopes of the dozens of emptying towns between Winona and Rapid City, South Dakota, that have embraced the rails as these towns have for the past 150 years. Rural residents take heart in federal estimates that an expanded line could add as much as 20 cents per bushel to farm revenues—should the railroad choose to divert cars from hauling coal—by delivering such grains as corn to market as well as to the 15 ethanol plants slated to open on its route. (“There’s no guarantee we will get X amount of cars,” concedes Kevin Paap, president of the Minnesota Farm Bureau, “but they [DM&E] understand the importance of agriculture.”)

The line also would answer the prayers of dozens of beleaguered rural power cooperatives, which currently suffer at the hands of a cozy shipping duopoly that delivers virtually each and every lump of coal to the region at take-it-or-leave-it prices, rates that arbitrarily jumped 93 percent in the last year alone. “Are you familiar with the term captive shipper?” asks Tim Thompson, president and CEO of Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services.

"WE HAVE AGREEMENTS AND support from 55 out of 56 communities,” says DM&E president and CEO Kevin Schieffer. “It is a pretty startling statistic.” You can’t hear a speech by Schieffer—a youthful and vigorous advocate of the largest upgrade of the railways in more than a century—without hearing the populist position that all but one of the affected towns have signed on to the deal, and that he has approached each one equally. This position may be geographically balanced, but the argument has its flaws. That 56th town, Rochester, with 95,000 residents, holds 40 percent of the population in the train’s trajectory. (Of the 55 towns that have come to terms with the railroad, 32 have fewer than 1,000 residents, 19 have fewer than 500, and one has precisely 6.)

We have agreements and support from 55 our of 56 communities. It is a pretty startling statistic."
-  DM&E CEO KEVIN SCHIEFFER


Schieffer’s unlikely journey as a rail baron began some 20 years ago in the Washington office of Senator Larry Pressler, a Republican from South Dakota. A legislative aide two years out of law school, he was asked to meet with a rail boss who wanted to shut down a hundred-year-old abandoned rail line that farmers and grain elevator operators had relied on for decades. Schieffer rounded up investors, overcame political opposition, and picked up DM&E in a fire sale.

Since then, he has expanded his rail network to 2,500 miles—in large part, by acquiring the Iowa Chicago & Eastern line that spills south of central Minnesota—and overcome an array of anti-competitive legal barriers that would not only have prevented the DM&E from making the connections it needed to do business, but also required it to pay for others it did not need.

NOT ONLY IS ROCHESTER BY FAR the greatest mass of humanity in the project’s path, it is an economic engine for the region and uniquely plentiful with sick people. “We receive people with very complex afflictions,” says Mayo CEO Glenn Forbes, MD. “Within a one-to-two-mile stretch of the railroad we have 2,000 to 3,000 hospital beds.” Roughly 150 of those beds, he adds, belong to patients completely dependent on ventilators and other machines that cannot simply be rolled down the street in the event of an evacuation.

The evacuation scenario arises from the potential to run high-speed “through trains” loaded with ethanol, phosphoric acid, flammable gas, liquefied petroleum gas, anhydrous ammonia, and other hazardous materials just blocks from one of the highest concentrations of critical- care patients in North America. It has put the clinic’s sober leadership in the uncomfortable role of advancing a veritable doomsday scenario—one that no one in state leadership with any influence, save for outgoing Senator Mark Dayton, seems to take seriously. (“The railroad will enter Rochester over my dead body,” he has said. Dayton believes a bypass around Rochester is the only real form of mitigation possible, telling the Star Tribune last summer, “I continue to be amazed that it’s even a matter of dispute.”)

“If there is a derailment of hazardous material adjacent to the clinic campus, we will be presented with a situation that is unprecedented in the history of medicine and health care,” says Forbes. “The whole world will be watching.”

Both Schieffer and the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the federal regulatory body that oversees train traffic, argue that the continuous rail line DM&E wants to lay across Rochester will actually improve safety. And in fact, on those lines where DM&E has installed new track, it has had only one derailment, and that was caused by a signaling error that would not be possible in the Rochester overhaul. Others note that toxic chemicals already move down the current track and the state highway that bisects Rochester (as well as on rails near large medical centers in other cities) every day. But the new line holds the potential for an ever-greater volume of train traffic through Rochester, on continuous-welded rail or “ribbon track,” which, because it doesn’t expand or contract like old-fashioned rail, can break in cold temperatures and “wiggle” in high temperatures. Speed introduces yet another element of risk.

“Even though it’s true they are already moving hazardous materials through town now, the safety issue comes along when you move the cars so fast,” says Democratic state representative Tina Liebling, whose district has 11 roadway intersections affected by the train and who is one of the few officeholders opposing the expansion. “If something would happen, it’s more likely the cars would break open. I have not heard that point answered from the other side.”

According to Mayo’s civil-defense scenarios, a one-inch hole in a car carrying chlorine or natural gas would create a “kill zone” that safety workers would refuse to enter—one that, with the right winds, could blanket its campus and downtown. “If you’re in that zone,” says Forbes, “you’re on your own. And that is a conservative scenario. The railroad plans to run high-speed trains through the area. If there’s a rupture, civil-disaster planners tell us the numbers and size of the hazardous material would be even larger. I would like to be wrong; then we could all go back to trying to cure cancer and heart disease. But everyone we contact comes to the same conclusion: that this is a very dangerous project.”

Further bolstering the Mayo position: DM&E has the worst safety record of any railroad in the United States. “It has seven to seven-and-a-half times the accidents per car of any railroad in the country,” Forbes notes. “The government loaned it $230 million to improve its safety record, and since then its safety record has worsened. It’s almost unfathomable that they are asking for more money now. If you were a hospital with the worst safety record in the country, everybody would be all over you—patients, insurance agencies, government regulators. Medicare would withhold your funds. Such a hospital would immediately be trying to get itself back to a safe operating mode or it would be closed. Here I am seeing a railroad with the worst safe safety record in the country applying for and potentially receiving money to expand its operations—it just doesn’t make sense.”

DM&E argues that abandoned track has adversely affected its safety record, which it says has improved as those lines have been replaced. Supporters of the upgrade question the clinic’s conclusions and, indeed, its character. “In my opinion, it’s selfish,” says Jeff Redalen, director of the Tri-County Electric Cooperative and a Rochester resident who runs a furniture store. “I have a lot of friends who work for Mayo and many of them question Mayo’s motives. Many see the benefits of the ethanol industry to area farmers and look at Mayo as being selfish. There’s more to southern Minnesota than Mayo.”

Schieffer accuses Mayo of having “too much money,” adding, “They are an easy target for any consultant to come in and sell a bill of goods.” He says Mayo leaders have told him that their concern in opposing the train is that they believe it could harm its ability to compete against Johns Hopkins Hospital for out-of-town visitors, a claim the clinic does not dispute, albeit alongside larger concerns about patient safety.

Not only is rochester by far the greatest mass of humanity in the project’s path, it is an economic engine for the region and uniquely plentiful with sick people.


“We are a destination medical center,” Forbes says. “People make a choice to leave their home, where they may be receiving very good care, to come to Rochester. They do that because of a host of different reasons, but we are totally dependent on people making that choice. If, for whatever reason, people decide ‘I’m not sure that’s a good choice, why don’t I go somewhere else for my care,’ we would have to massively change operations in Minnesota.”

Some locals resent the project because they believe it would ultimately change the character of their town. “You have a street out in front of your house,” says Liebling. “Does that mean they have the right to decide to run semis down it all day long?”

Photo by Michael Crouser

The train dispute has exposed roiling undercurrents of intra-Rochester resentments. Supporters are still stinging from the effort by Mayo during the late 1990s to run the train across their farms. Opponents see rural neighbors more concerned about getting a bump in their prices than about what happens to the city. As one downtown businessman who is against the train sees it, “They [train proponents] come to the Mayo Clinic when they are dying of cancer, but they don’t care what happens to the Mayo campus.”

DM&E HAS SOUGHT TO FORGE agreements with Rochester that would surpass STB mandates, with proposed guarded rail crossings, security fences, reduced whistle-blowing, disaster-preparation plans, and slower speeds (though this could tie up traffic in town even more as well as increase the amount of time hazardous materials are present). But Mayo and the city have refused to play ball, or at least in the public forums requested by Schieffer. For eight years, Rochester has told the train boss to find another way to the Mississippi, and for eight years the rail boss has said no.

Theoretically, since DM&E owns the tracks, it can do whatever it wants with them. But it needs cash. DM&E has applied to the Federal Rail Authority for a $2.3 billion loan; the remaining  funds would be borrowed from private sources. (DM&E, the Coalition argues, is only worth about $111 million—an estimate the privately held company disavows.) That is a whopper of a sum, even by government standards, made possible by the 2004 Federal Transportation Bill authored Republican Senator John Thune of South Dakota, who previously worked as a lobbyist for DM&E. After losing challenges in rulings by the STB and the Eigth Circuit Court of Appeals, Mayo has lately focused on oposing the loan. If approved, the public loan would be the largest ever granted to a private corporation. The Federal Rail Administration’s public comment period closed October 10; its final decision is expected soon.

If the train prevails, it may shake up more than just the rail bed. In something of a first, the politically averse Mayo leadership recently thanked Tim Walz, who is challenging Congressman Gil Gutknecht for the First District seat, for opposing the loan and arguing for better protection for Rochester. An invitation-only listening forum convened by Gutknecht and Senator Norm Coleman that included a Transportation undersecretary seems only to have exacerbated tensions. Coleman and Gutknecht continue to express concern for the safety for Rochester but have not opposed the expansion.

“I have a lot of respect for our legislators,” says Rochester City Council president Dennis Hanson, “but at this point I think they are not listening to their constituents. Senator Coleman and Congressman Gutknecht said they support Rochester, but go back in the archives and see what they’ve done on this issue the past eight years. Not much.”

“I never thought I’d see people mock the Mayo Clinic and their research,” Walz said after a testy public forum organized by GOTRAC, a coalition of farm and power organizations that support the project. “I believe the congressional representative has tried to play both sides of the fence on this issue. A lack of leadership has compounded the problem.”  

Working in conjunction with the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce under the banner of the Rochester Coalition, Mayo has hired public-relations professionals to promote its cause locally and in Washington, D.C., in part, through a “track the truth” campaign. In a conservative town where both the head of the chamber of commerce and a principal Mayo spokesperson have worked as press aides for Gutknecht, a tectonic shift of anti-GOP sentiment may be under way.

“I think it’s a huge Republican problem,” says Liebling, raising the elephant in the living room. “John Thune did it; he’s the DM&E lobbyist who turned senator with Republican money, and Coleman and Gutknecht have, for some reason, I’m not sure why, closed ranks around him. Even when it hurts their own area. The loan piece of it alone is outrageous.”

"RIGHT HERE IS THE RICHEST coal basin in the country,” says the seeker of that “outrageous” loan, who has produced a map and circled the northeastern corner of Wyoming known as the Powder River Basin. “Right here,” continues Schieffer, drawing a circle around Wisconsin and Michigan, “is the biggest demand for coal in the United States. And we are the straightest line from here to there. That’s why this works for us.”

The tracks that currently run out of the Powder River Basin converge in Chicago by way of Montana and Nebraska. By re-routing through southern Minnesota, Schieffer’s train cuts hundreds of miles off their routes—resulting, he promises, in a sharp reduction in shipping costs, which will then be passed on to coal plants and eventually homeowners.

The two lines that already pull coal out of the Powder River Basin do so on shared track, a maximum-capacity shipping scenario that allows the trains to charge more for the shipment of coal than the coal itself costs. Some say the current system is one derailment away from causing energy blackouts throughout the Midwest. Schieffer, who plans to carve a new route into the mines, sees his project as larger than Rochester, one that would fill a national need for train shipping. But while he has overcome every regulatory and legal barrier placed in his path until now, Schieffer may ultimately be stymied by the complicated future of coal—a fuel so inefficient that the trains themselves long ago exchanged it for diesel.

“Spending $6 billion to build a railroad to perpetuate the use of the most carbon-intensive fuel—at best a bridge fuel to clean energy—is an incredible misallocation of resources,” says Jeff Goodell, author of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future. “The minute you put a price on carbon emissions [as through the proposed global carbon-trading program], the price of coal will go up. It’s a fuel with a limited lifespan.”

So what is feeding the frenzy to ship a 19th-century fuel source across Minnesota? “This whole comeback of coal is predicated on political opportunity right now,” says Goodell, who points to the Bush administration’s open-door policy of energy exploration at all costs. “It’s a great business decision if you don’t consider the trashing of the climate and atmosphere. [They want to act] before the economic costs of carbon are universally acknowledged. Everyone knows that will happen, the question is when. All of these railroads are trying to get this going before that happens. They know that, politically, this is as good as it’s going to get.”

THE TRAINS MADE ROCHESTER and southern Minnesota a viable center for agriculture and medicine. But the trains have also disappointed people. The Winona & St. Peter was celebrated wildly when it first pulled into town in 1864. It was going to smooth the path for wagons traveling over the Stockton hills and give farmers a way to get their grain to market in Winona year-round.

The love affair lasted about six years, after which time the train was widely despised, according to historians. The railroad had spent all its money building the line, then had to sell it to a rival rail network, which started charging more to ship wheat east from Rochester than from Mankato, more to ship lumber west from Winona than from Chicago, and the same to ship wheat to Chicago as to Winona. How that same rail bed and its neighbors will fare in its new bid for life in the 21st century remains to be seen. MM

Paul Scott is a Rochester-based freelance writer.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Drink of the Week: Easy's Vodka Gimlet

A crisp spring cocktail to make at home

Victory Reopens Under New Ownership

The vintage, luxury home interiors store trades hands after 12 years

Chicken Mole Verde Enchiladas Recipe

Create a flavorful south-of-the border dinner that really stacks up whether celebrating Cinco de Mayo or any day.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Read More: Editor's Picks

Style Profile: Daniel Green

Celebrity chef brings European style to Edina.

The Orth House Controversy

A Minneapolis home-demolition battle by the numbers

Eulogy for a Friendship: David Brauer on David Carr

A friend and colleague reflects on his relationship with the New York Times journalist and "personality tornado"

Sensory-Deprivation Tanks are the Cadillac of Relaxation

Sensory-deprivation tanks reduce stress by helping induce a deeply meditative state.

Spring Runway Meets Reality

The spring runways were brimming with '70s influences. We styled runway-inspired looks for everyday wear.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

12 Great Neighborhoods

Each Twin Cities community has a distinct mix of shops, restaurants, and public spaces that define its unique character. Our insider’s guide to the metro area’s 12 best nodes tells you everything you need to spend a day exploring.

Bobby Vee Dishes on Dick Clark and Dylan

Bobby Vee's charmed rock 'n' roll life

2014 Salary Survey: Who Makes What

How do your earnings compare to the governor’s? The guy releasing your car from the impound lot? We asked the nosy questions so you wouldn’t have to.

Best Doctors for Women 2013

We’ve located Minnesota’s best physicians and practitioners. 408 men and women nominated by their peers, compiled by yours truly. These are the doctors you can trust to get you feeling like yourself again—if not even better.

The Twin Cities' Best Neighborhoods

The metro's hottest new hangouts
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Get Your Tickets Now!

GrillFest

Taste your way through your favorite grilled foods, summer wines, and specialty beers.

New Vintage - Wine Tasting

A wine club for your 20s and 30s.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recently Posted on MNMO

Habsburg-Inspired Jewelry Collection

Stephanie Lake launches an ornate jewelry line inspired by the Habsburg exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Specialty Clinics 2015

Six specialty clinics that go above and beyond in providing compassionate, skilled, and convenient patient care along with innovative—and effective—treatment options

May Arts and Entertainment Picks

Senior editor Quinton Skinner picks this month's top culture events

5 Best Twin Cities Farmers’ Markets

Visit these 5 best Twin Cities Farmers' Markets

5 Things to Do in May in Minnesota

Twin Cities events not to be missed this month

Neal Jewelry Launches

Carrier Pigeon rebrands

Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in Hats by Minnesota Makers

Minnesota milliners craft whimsical toppers perfect for a day at the races

Kentucky Derby Events

Don your hats and place your bets at these southern celebrations
Edit ModuleShow Tags

MN Events Calendar

May 2015

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Run or walk to fight global poverty! Bring your friends, family and pets to help support the NPH kids! Enjoy activities, post-race snacks, dancing and FUN! 8:15 a.m. | Registration 9:30 a.m....

Cost: $30

Where:
Highland Park
1227 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
View map »


Sponsor: NPH USA
Telephone: 651-482-1703
Contact Name: Colette Gorra
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

A group of artists around Lake Minnetonka will be opening their home studios to the public on Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015. It is a perfect time of year for people to enjoy a springtime...

Cost: Free

Where:
28 artists Eleven locations, see website for map
, MN


Sponsor: Lake Minnetonka Artists
Telephone: 952-473-2344
Contact Name: Karen Stombaugh
Website »

More information

Lily and Violet, a Minneapolis women's boutique, will be hosting their Spring Event from Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3. The jam-packed shopping soiree with feature prosecco and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lily and Violet
3413 West 44th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55410
View map »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

A special exhibition recognizing the artistic talent of students within the Saint Paul Public Schools. Featuring the art of 60 high school students plus the work of elementary students in the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 E. 4th Street
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »

More information

As the exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art draws to a close, explore design, health, and social practices that inspired many of the artists in the exhibition. Make sustainable...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

THE JOY RIDE - a smorgasbord of bike fun. We've planned a full day for you! Hop on wherever or ride from open to close. May 2, 2015 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Minneapolis & St. Paul...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis- St. Paul
PO Box 580201
Minneapolis- St. Paul , MN  55458
View map »


Sponsor: Anelace Coffee, Recovery Bike Shop, KIND and The Current
Contact Name: Katie
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

Come check on Verretta's "First Release" Party at Studio B on April 2nd at 6 PM! This event will be FREE. You are FREE. We are truly proud of almost four years of work, and...

Cost: Free

Where:
Studio B
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Burt Hara, principal clarinet in the Minnesota Orchestra for 25 years, returns to Minneapolis from the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a guest solo appearance with the Minnesota Orchestra April 30 to...

Cost: $20 (students free with valid ID)

Where:
Colonial Church of Edina
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN  55436
View map »


Sponsor: Colonial Church of Edina
Telephone: 952-941-8769
Contact Name: Carolyn Meyer
Website »

More information

Families of all cultures are invited to Brookdale Library’s free Spice & Slice of Asian America celebration on Sunday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m. The program, entitled “Splendid...

Cost: Free

Where:
Brookdale Library
6125 Shingle Creek Parkway
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin County Library
Telephone: 612-543-5600
Website »

More information

Kurt Weill brings colorful characterizations and sweeping melodies to his Broadway opera-musical Street Scene! 1940s New York City tenement families experience...

Cost: Adults $19, Seniors $14, UMD Fac/Staff $14, Student $8, UMD Student $6

Where:
Marshall Performing Arts Center - Mainstage
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »

More information

Sundays 2 p.m., May 3rd to Oct. 25th Learn about Franconia’s sculpture exhibition straight from the source. Franconia’s artists and staff provide educational and contextual...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk will deliver the "naked truth" about the animal rights movement—and explain how it must reach beyond pelts and "pets" to persuade people to...

Cost: $5-$275

Where:
University of Minnesota
The McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. S.E. (on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus)
Minneapolis, MN  55455
View map »


Sponsor: PETA
Telephone: 323-210-2260
Contact Name: Alessandra Franco
Website »

More information

Hear two Minnesota authors: Jane Wyman Donnelly Birks, author of Still Kicking and other entertaining memoirs, and Bruce McBeath, author of Reflections on Aging: Greeting the Changing Face in the...

Cost: $20

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


Sponsor: Vital Aging Network
Telephone: 651-690-4111
Contact Name: Julie Roles
Website »

More information

Karl Urban, Katie Cassidy, Gillian Anderson, Morena Baccarin, WWE® Divas The Bella Twins™, Christian Serratos, Giancarlo Esposito are among the celebrities and industry professionals at...

Cost: $35.00 (plus $4.87) and up, kids 10 and under free with paid adult

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


Sponsor: Wizard World Inc.
Telephone: 646-512-5022
Contact Name: Jerry Milani
Website »

More information

The St. Catherine Choral society presents its spring concert, Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Under the direction of Dr. Patricia Cahalan Connors, the choir will perform Stravinsky’s...

Cost: $10 adult, $5 student

Where:
St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1017 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN  55105
View map »


Sponsor: St. Catherine Choral Society
Telephone: 651-690-6688
Contact Name: Patricia C. Connors

More information

Henry Charles Smith conducts the Mississippi Valley Orchestra in a beautiful, free concert featuring MN Orchestra musicians Tony Ross and Beth Rapier.

Cost: Free - donations accepted

Where:
Augustana Lutheran Church
1400 S. Robert St.
West St. Paul, MN  55118
View map »

More information

Our gentle Ayurvedic cleanse gradually builds week to week so you cultivate long-lasting habits for deep health and wellness. Incorporate healthier eating into your routine from the principles of...

Cost: $195

Where:
Big River Yoga
3336 E 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55406
View map »


Sponsor: Big River Yoga
Telephone: 612-729-9549
Contact Name: Julie
Website »

More information

Festival of Nations, the largest multi-cultural event in Minnesota, brings together people from a vast array of backgrounds to celebrate their ethnic heritage. Through world-class entertainment...

Cost: Advance: $11 Adults, $8 Youth (6 to 16) At the Door: $13.50 Adults, $8 Youth 5

Where:
St. Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: International Institute of Minnesota
Telephone: 651-647-0191
Website »

More information

For the 17th year, bass anglers from across the Midwest will come together with their fundraising dollars and fish in the annual Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic in the Wabasha Municipal Harbor....

Cost: Different Entry Levels

Where:
, MN


Telephone: (952) 893-0442
Contact Name: Melissa Bargmann
Website »

More information

Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

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


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Spitting Image Collective, a dynamic group of up-and-coming composers formed in 2013, presents its second round of commissions and concerts, featuring new works by Twin Cities composers Scott...

Cost: $15, $10 students

Where:
Honey Minneapolis
205 E. Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Spitting Image Collective
Website »

More information

Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

This Land is Your Land, Bound for Glory, Hard Travelin’… songs about the open road, fighting for one's rights, and the awesome majesty of our country.  We know them, we've...

Cost: General admission ticket price is $35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Company
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
View map »


Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
Website »

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

New Location. New Restaurants. New Wineries. Join the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota for our annual fundraiser, which offers you a taste of one of the best culinary scenes in America, as...

Cost: $75 per person or $125 per pair/couple

Where:
DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
1500 Park Place Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
Telephone: 952-746-5151
Contact Name: Sara Otto
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
Website »

More information

War is an ever-present part of human society, but how we deal with it varies based on the smallest details. Even the victors do not come out unscathed. Mission Theatre Company sheds light on...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

"A long time ago in a castle far, far away The vision of Ghosty Wan Kenobi embarks young Hamluke onto a tragic tale of betrayal and revenge in this hilarious, acclaimed, "Star Wars"...

Cost: $18

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Dana's Boys
Telephone: 952-270-9434
Contact Name: Michael Mayket
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

Trillium Woods, a 46-acre resort-style retirement community under construction and opening this summer, is conducting a Job Fair on Tuesday, May 5. Trillium Woods plans to hire 54 employees for...

Cost: Free

Where:
6450 Wedgwood Road N, Suite 103
Maple Grove, MN  55311
View map »


Sponsor: Trillium Woods
Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

Fun, festive jazz will fill the Uptown’s Jefferson Community School Auditorium at this year’s annual Pops Concert. The band will perform works by such jazz legends as Dave Brubeck,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Jefferson Community School
1200 26th Stret West
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Calhoun-Isles Community Band
Telephone: 308-293-3694
Contact Name: Mat Iber
Website »

More information

Cost: Adults $10, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Seniors $5, Students $5, UMD Students $3

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »

More information

War is an ever-present part of human society, but how we deal with it varies based on the smallest details. Even the victors do not come out unscathed. Mission Theatre Company sheds light on...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Bike or walk to School! 

Cost: Free

Where:
Minneapolis, MN


Sponsor: Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition
Telephone: (612) 568-6227
Contact Name: Alex Tsatsoulis
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

If you’re unemployed, underemployed or recently laid off, don’t miss this powerful opportunity to enhance your network and learn about available job resources through the Women...

Cost: Free, but RSVP to shoaby@jlbuchanan.com

Where:
JL BUCHANAN US Bank Building
800 Nicollet Mall – Suite 1100
Minneapolis, MN  55402
View map »


Telephone: 612-334-1744
Website »

More information

If you’re unemployed, underemployed or recently laid off, don’t miss this powerful opportunity to enhance your network and learn about available job resources through the Women...

Cost: Free, but RSVP to shoaby@jlbuchanan.com

Where:
JL BUCHANAN US Bank Building
800 Nicollet Mall – Suite 1100
Minneapolis, MN  55402
View map »


Sponsor: Women Presidents’ Organization
Telephone: 612-334-1744
Contact Name: Susan Hoaby
Website »

More information

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

Cost: 0

Where:
Day Block Brewing
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Day Block Brewing
Telephone: 612-617-7793
Website »

More information

Enjoy an evening of music and stories with the Montana Wilderness Association and hosts Anne & Charlie Ferrell and Mary Maltese & Jorge Granja, MD, featuring Montana storysmith Jack...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Cowles Center, U.S. Bank Atrium Lobby
528 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Montana Wilderness Association
Telephone: 406-443-7350
Contact Name: Molly Severtson

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

Coffee House Press and the Saint Paul Public Library are excited to announce that Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir (Coffee House Press, 2008), will be Sun Ray...

Cost: Free

Where:
Sun Ray Library
2105 Wilson Avenue
Saint Paul, MN  55119
View map »


Sponsor: Coffee House Press
Telephone: 612-338-0125
Contact Name: Jay Peterson
Website »

More information

War is an ever-present part of human society, but how we deal with it varies based on the smallest details. Even the victors do not come out unscathed. Mission Theatre Company sheds light on...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
Website »

More information

Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

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


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
Website »

More information

Cost: Adults $10, UMD Fac/ Staff $5, Seniors $5, Students $5, UMD Students $3

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »

More information

Kill Paris on their Galaxies Between Us Tour.  Kill Paris Galaxies Between Us Tour http://www.killparismusic.com/ https://soundcloud.com/killparis https://twitter.com/killparis...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Conscious Evolution: The Awakening is the theme for this year’s International Forum on Consciousness, to be held May 7-8 in Fitchburg/Madison, Wisconsin.  Hosted by the BioPharmaceutical...

Cost: $225

Where:
Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 E Cheryl Pkwy
Promega Corporation
Madison, WI  53711
View map »


Sponsor: BTC Institute and Promega, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and the Usona Institute
Telephone: 608-277-2508
Contact Name: Karin Borgh
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

Save the date! The Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School is having their last Prospective Parent Open House of the school year on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Please join us and...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Sabes JCC Barry Family Campus
4330 Cedar Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN  55416
View map »


Sponsor: Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Telephone: 952-381-3500
Contact Name: Julie Ziessman
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

Join the Southdale YMCA for a night of heavy appetizers, drinks, an exclusive silent and live auction, and more to raise money for the Annual Giving Campaign. The Annual Giving Campaign provides...

Cost: $60 per ticket

Where:
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
5601 West 78th Street
Bloomington, MN  55439
View map »


Telephone: 952-835-2567
Contact Name: YMCA

More information

Join Alliance Française of Minneapolis/St Paul in celebration of our 40th anniversary since incorporation as a nonprofit. With a retro theme taking us back forty years to...

Cost: $150 ($75 tax-deductible)

Where:
Aria at the Jeune Leune
113 N First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Alliance Française de Mpls/St Paul
Contact Name: Chris Tutolo

More information

Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, unique silent and live auctions, blood typing, special guests and more at this fundraising gala to celebrate Memorial Blood Center’s vital,...

Cost: Ticket $90 | Table of ten $1000

Where:
TCF Bank Stadium
420 SE 23rd Ave
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Website »

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Twin Cities' French culture institution Alliance Française will hark back to the 70s with a disco-themed gala fundraiser, Rendez-Vous 1975 at...

Cost: $150

Where:
Aria at the Jeune Lune
105 North First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Telephone: 612 332 0436
Website »

More information

The First Readings Project is a professional chamber choir presenting public readings of new music for vocal ensemble with opportunities for conversation between audience members, composer, and...

Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

Where:
Hennepin Methodist Church
Art Room
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651.231.0342
Contact Name: J. David Moore
Website »

More information

Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

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


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »

More information

War is an ever-present part of human society, but how we deal with it varies based on the smallest details. Even the victors do not come out unscathed. Mission Theatre Company sheds light on...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
Website »

More information

Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

Kill Paris on their Galaxies Between Us Tour.  Kill Paris Galaxies Between Us Tour http://www.killparismusic.com/ https://soundcloud.com/killparis https://twitter.com/killparis...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Loft
711 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Contact Name: Lauren P
Website »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
Website »

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Conscious Evolution: The Awakening is the theme for this year’s International Forum on Consciousness, to be held May 7-8 in Fitchburg/Madison, Wisconsin.  Hosted by the BioPharmaceutical...

Cost: $225

Where:
Promega BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 E Cheryl Pkwy
Promega Corporation
Madison, WI  53711
View map »


Sponsor: BTC Institute and Promega, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and the Usona Institute
Telephone: 608-277-2508
Contact Name: Karin Borgh
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

A full-day of inspiring, hopeful stories from powerful women who come from a variety of professions, backgrounds, educations and experiences. Enjoy a key note speaker, performances and interactive...

Cost: WMN Members $100; $125 Guests (includes lunch & full day of speakers)

Where:
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN  55427
View map »


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

ME(me) is a multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring work by artists age 12-20, curated by Intermedia Arts' Youth Leadership Council. Opening April 9, ME(me), a play on the internet...

Cost: Sliding Scale; $3 per person suggested

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

Over 75 of Minneapolis’ Hottest Emerging Artists all under one roof!   -All-U-Can-Eat pancake bar -Live body painting -Live music -Live art battles - Free photo booth...

Cost: $5

Where:
Barfly
711 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

A new show created by Kevin Kling and Irish storyteller Clare Murphy. One night only!  This is a rare opportunity to hear Clare Murphy, one of the world's foremost yarn spinners. The...

Cost: $15 - $10

Where:
Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th St
Minneapolis, MN  55404
View map »


Telephone: 612-874-6338
Contact Name: Peter Rusk
Website »

More information

Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

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


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

By day, George is a brilliant linguist, devoted to recording the disappearing languages of disappearing cultures. By night, he can’t find the words to stop his wife from leaving him. His...

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

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

In the early years of the 20th century, traveling vaudeville shows offered a little taste of home for newly-arrived immigrants from Sweden, Norway, and other Scandinavian countries. Peter...

Cost: $18 General Admission

Where:
Chaska Community Center Auditorium Theatre
1661 Park Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
View map »


Website »

More information

Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Women’s Choir Divas & Desserts Concert Our biggest party always sells out! Join us for a musical journey down the Mississippi River, from the merging of cultures at...

Cost: $25 adult; $22 senior/student; $30 at the door

Where:
St. Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Center
3450 Irving Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Twin Cities Women's Choir
Telephone: 612-333-8292
Contact Name: Erica Mauter
Website »

More information

Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Weber Music Hall UMD
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN  55812
View map »

More information

Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
Website »

More information

A special season like this deserves an exciting ending, so we've pulled out all the stops for this last concert. Jaap ter Linden, familiar to many for his exquisite cello playing, leads this...

Cost: $23 adults, $20 seniors and public radio members, $6 students

Where:
Christ United Methodist Church
400 5th Ave SW
Rochester, MN  55902
View map »


Sponsor: Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Telephone: 651-321-2214
Website »

More information

War is an ever-present part of human society, but how we deal with it varies based on the smallest details. Even the victors do not come out unscathed. Mission Theatre Company sheds light on...

Cost: $10-20

Where:
Minneapolis Theatre Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55405
View map »


Sponsor: Mission Theatre Company
Telephone: 612-234-7168
Contact Name: Andrea Tonsfeldt
Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

In Kira Obolensky's new comedy, a soldier returns from a long war and must navigate a new, changed world. Directed by Michelle Hensley Featuring Ron...

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

Where:
MN Opera Center
620 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Dubstep is celebrating 6 years of shows on Friday, MAY 8th & Saturday MAY 9th 2015, at Skyway Theatre Friday, May 8th, 2015  DOWNLINK DIESELBOY  ILL.GATES vs....

Cost: 35.00

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


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

Textile Center presents: Creepy Crawly: An entomological investigation of textile pattern By Artist Jennifer Angus March 6 - May 16, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 - 8 pm...

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 612-436-0464
Contact Name: Jenny Jones
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
Website »

More information

The Last Revel + Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Double Album Release Release Party! w/ special guest The May North  at The Mankato Brewery Friday, May 8 Doors 6 p.m. - Music 7 p.m....

Cost: $7 / $10

Where:
Mankato Brewery
1119 Center Street
North Mankato, MN  55063
View map »


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

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

Cost: $2,295

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


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

More information

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

Cost: Varies

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


Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

This enchanted event will feature a catered brunch, tea, themed children's activities and a princess meet and greet featuring local princesses. Confirmed princesses include the royalty from...

Cost: $25 adults / $15 children (3-13 yrs)

Where:
Veterans Memorial Community Center
The Grove
8055 Barbara Avenue E
Inver Grove Heights, MN  55077
View map »


Sponsor: Neighbors, Inc.
Telephone: 651-306-2154
Contact Name: Heidi Satre
Website »

More information

  ART AT ST. KATE’S the exciting 8th annual ART FAIR of local artists presented by Artists’ Circle and Textile Center Art at St. Kate’s, a juried art fair of quality...

Cost: free

Where:
St. Catherine University
Randolph and Cleveland
Saint Paul, MN  55116
View map »


Sponsor: Artists' Circle
Telephone: 651-222-2483
Contact Name: Marit Lee Kucera
Website »

More information

Chuck E. Cheese’s is the ultimate place for family fun. There are games appropriate for all ages, musical entertainment, rides and a variety of food options. Plus, there’s plenty of...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

Twin Cities Premium Outlets invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day by enjoying a day that focuses on fashion and fun. Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms provides moms with a much-needed...

Cost: Free

Where:
Twin Cities Premium Outlets
, MN


Contact Name: Ashley Moses

More information

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

Cost: $7.50

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

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Premium chocolatier Lindt USA is declaring Saturday, May 9, LINDOR Chocolate Day to celebrate the iconic and luscious LINDOR truffle. In celebration, Lindt is creating millions of LINDOR melt...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mall of America
60 E Broadway
Bloomington, MA  55425
View map »


Sponsor: Lindt USA
Telephone: 617-939-8359
Contact Name: Liza Lanphier
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


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

More information

Ballet Raymonda choreographed by Marius Petipa, with music by Alexander Glazunov. Raymonda first presented by the Imperial Ballet at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre on 19...

Cost: $13-$15

Where:
Eden Prairie High School Auditorium
17185 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN  55346
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Telephone: 612 636 3167
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Doors 7:30 p.m.. Music at 8 p.m. Free parking. All ages venue.  Leo Moran of the Saw Doctors and Anthony Thistlewaite of The Waterboys are bringing their acoustic show to The...

Cost: Advance $20, $22 at the door.

Where:
The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Irish Fair of MN
Telephone: 612-874-8892 tickets
Website »

More information

This is a pop-up art exhibition located in Minneapolis' northeast arts district. For a couple of days, several local artists will showcase very different styles of art in the unconventional...

Cost: Free

Where:
Architectural Antiques
1330 Quincy Street NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
View map »


Sponsor: NE Art Showcase
Contact Name: Jed Staack
Website »

More information

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Purple Gala is a time to celebrate the lives of loved ones impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Proceeds from...

Cost: $275

Where:
The Depot, Minneapolis
225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Alzheimer's Association
Telephone: 952-857-0545
Contact Name: Stephanie Dix Campbell
Website »

More information

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

Cost: $35.00

Where:
, MN


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

More information

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

Cost: $69.95 plus tax/fees

Where:
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Telephone: 866-496-0535
Website »

More information

Come enjoy an evening of drinks and live music at Big Sandy Lodge and Resort in McGregor, Minnesota. Enjoy a blend of classic rock, new rock and country with local band, Lake Effect. This is an...

Cost: Free

Where:
Big Sandy Lodge and Resort
20534 487th St
McGregor, MN  55760
View map »

More information

Twin Cities Women’s Choir Divas & Desserts Concert Our biggest party always sells out! Join us for a musical journey down the Mississippi River, from the merging of cultures at...

Cost: $25 adult; $22 senior/student; $30 at the door

Where:
St. Mary's Lake Calhoun Event Center
3450 Irving Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Twin Cities Women's Choir
Telephone: 612-333-8292
Contact Name: Erica Mauter
Website »

More information

Experimental new works from local queer-identified artists and performing groups exploring themes of race, gender identity, sexuality, family, class, HIV, sex trafficking, and more, using live...

Cost: $5 - $25 Sliding Scale

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: 20% Theater Company and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Theresa Sweetland
Website »

More information

Locally based ANCIA Saxophone Quartet presents a striking program of contemporary music. The program features music entirely by contemporary American composers.  Michael Torke’s July...

Cost: $5-10

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
View map »


Sponsor: Studio Z
Telephone: 651-755-1600
Website »

More information

In the early years of the 20th century, traveling vaudeville shows offered a little taste of home for newly-arrived immigrants from Sweden, Norway, and other Scandinavian countries. Peter...

Cost: $18 General Admission

Where:
Chaska Community Center Auditorium Theatre
1661 Park Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN  55318
View map »


Website »

More information

The New York Daily News wrote "If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!" Take a trip...

Cost: $25.00 - $30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Website »

More information

By day, George is a brilliant linguist, devoted to recording the disappearing languages of disappearing cultures. By night, he can’t find the words to stop his wife from leaving him. His...

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

Where:
Park Square Theatre
20 W. Seventh Place
St. Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Website »

More information

"A long time ago in a castle far, far away The vision of Ghosty Wan Kenobi embarks young Hamluke onto a tragic tale of betrayal and revenge in this hilarious, acclaimed, "Star Wars"...

Cost: $18.00

Where:
Phoenix Theater
2605 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Dana's Boys
Telephone: 952-270-9434
Contact Name: Michael Maykethttps://www.facebook.com/events/1438

More information

Carousel has captivated audiences around the world with the powerful love story of innocent young millworker Julie Jordan and swaggering carousel barker Billy Bigelow. Billy meets a tragic end...

Cost: Adult: $34 Senior: $31 25 & Under: $27 $3 off Wednesday show

Where:
Bloomington Center for the Arts
Bloomington, MN  55431


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Diana Goodman has the perfect suburban life complete with a loving husband, son and daughter.  But her struggle with bipolar disorder threatens to destroy it all and as her medical treatments...

Cost: $18-$25

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


Sponsor: Yellow Tree Theatre
Telephone: 763-493-8733
Contact Name: Kara Wolf
Website »

More information

Twin Cities Dubstep is celebrating 6 years of shows on Friday, MAY 8th & Saturday MAY 9th 2015, at Skyway Theatre Friday, May 8th, 2015  DOWNLINK DIESELBOY  ILL.GATES vs....

Cost: 35.00

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


Telephone: 612-333-6100
Website »

More information

In Kira Obolensky's new comedy, a soldier returns from a long war and must navigate a new, changed world. Directed by Michelle Hensley Featuring Ron...

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

Where:
MN Opera Center
620 N 1st St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Website »

More information

A special season like this deserves an exciting ending, so we've pulled out all the stops for this last concert. Jaap ter Linden, familiar to many for his exquisite cello playing, leads this...

Cost: $23 adults, $20 seniors and public radio members, $6 students

Where:
Sundin Music Hall
1531 Hewitt Ave
Saint Paul, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Telephone: 651-321-2214
Website »

More information

Doors 7:30 p.m. Music at 8 p.m. Free parking. All ages venue.  Leo Moran of the Saw Doctors and Anthony Thistlewaite of The Waterboys are bringing their acoustic show to The...

Cost: Advance $20, $22 at the door.

Where:
The Celtic Junction
836 Prior Ave North
Saint Paul, MN  55104
View map »


Sponsor: Irish Fair of MN
Telephone: 612-874-8892 tickets
Website »

More information

The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Purple Gala is a time to celebrate the lives of loved ones impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Proceeds from the Gala will...

Where:
The Depot
225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55401
View map »


Website »

More information

During the last weeks of the spring semester, the Weisman Art Museum's student group, WAM Collective, will turn the museum's front plaza into a temporary park. Inspired by the...

Cost: Free

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


Website »

More information

NEXT: New Musicals in the Making—is Theater Latté Da’s new work series that showcases three new musicals in various stages of development. Each of the three workshops will...

Cost: $31-$45

Where:
The Ritz Theater
345 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
View map »


Sponsor: Theater Latté Da
Telephone: 612-339-3003
Website »

More information

Don’t just ride, Bike MS. Experience this fully supported, one-day ride that starts and finishes at Summit Brewery in St. Paul, Minn. Choose a 15-, 25- or 50-mile route and pedal toward a...

Cost: ---

Where:
Twin Cities, MN


Sponsor: National MS Society
Telephone: 855-372-1331
Contact Name: Bike MS Team, National MS Society
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS-The Musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine movie takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity.  Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of...

Cost: $24-$35

Where:
OLD LOG THEATRE
5185 Meadville Street
Excelsior, MN  55331
View map »


Sponsor: Sponsored by MAGENIC
Telephone: 952-474-5951
Contact Name: Muareen Kvam
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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


Telephone: 651-228-1766
Website »

More information

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

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

Where:
Everywhere - Twin Cities Metro
, MN


Telephone: 612-597-1885
Website »

More information

C’mon, scientists! Get hands-on in the Super Fab Lab with Sid and friends as you discover the extraordinary scientific secrets hidden in our ordinary world. This exciting, new traveling...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55403
View map »


Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

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

Cost: Free

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

More information

Designed to spark creativity and imagination, Creativity Jam engages visitors in a multi-sensory landscape of lights, materials, and media. Children and adults can immerse themselves in...

Cost: $9.95

Where:
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Donaldson Filtration Solutions
Telephone: 651-225-6000
Website »

More information

Mommy and Me 1 (age walk-20 months) provides a comfortable atmosphere with a participating adult, where the child can begin to express their individual movement and musical abilities | Tuesday...

Cost: $140.00

Where:
Academy of Russian Ballet
14675 Martin Drive, Ste 400
Eden Prairie, MN  55344
View map »


Sponsor: Academy of Russian Ballet
Contact Name: Kirill Bak
Website »

More information

Through the work of some of the most influential artists of the last century, as well as rising stars of our time, Feast exposes the richly varied meanings that can be sparked when...

Cost: Free

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

More information

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

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Chuck E. Cheese's
7505 France Ave S
Edina, MN  55435
View map »

More information

Carmen Georges Bizet The smoldering femme fatale, Carmen, is one of the most captivating heroines in all of opera. Obsession turns deadly when her gypsy seductions ensnare both...

Cost: $25 - $200

Where:
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St.
Saint Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Minnesota Opera
Telephone: 612-333-2700
Contact Name: Eric Broker
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Restaurants

Browse all listings »

MNMO e-newsletters

MNMO E-newsletters
 

Your guide to the good life, delivered to your in-box.

Click here to sign up to receive MNMO e-newsletters.

Once you submit your email, you will then select which e-newsletters you want.

We don’t like spam either, so we’ll keep your e-mail address to ourselves.