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Best of the Twin Cities 2011

Variety is the spice of life, right? Sure, but we think the wondrous mix of things to do, eat, drink, buy, and enjoy in the Twin Cities is better described as, well, pretty sweet. It’s a veritable Candyland out there, and on the following pages we highlight the things that make us feel good as gumdrops. The tastiest focaccia (the best Dara’s ever eaten). The hippest cover band (they know Weezer’s The Blue Album front to back). The most honest auto-body shop (they do exist). And, yes, the best candy store. Admit it, we’re spoiled rotten here. And that’s a good thing.


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Donuts

YoYo Donuts & Coffee Bar

Want to get upper level VP’s to come to your next brainstorming meeting? Then simply note in your invite that YoYo Donuts will be provided, and set your conference table with maple long johns garnished with full slices of bacon, s’mores donuts artfully topped with perfectly toasted marshmallows, and filled donuts plumped with filling fit for a restaurant’s best pie. YoYo Donuts proves what can happen when a bakery gives each and every donut some serious attention. And for the price of a trip to Minnetonka and $17 for a dozen, you can prove that when you host a meeting, it’s worth peoples’ time to come.
5757 Sanibel Dr., Minnetonka, 952-960-1800, yoyodonuts.com
 

Pasta

Broders’ Pasta Bar

Name a better place in the Twin Cities that makes its own pasta from scratch. You can’t—because there isn’t one. This 17-year-old, family-run Italian restaurant is a rock of consistency, thanks to executive chef Michael Rostance’s 25-year history with the company (he started at Broders’ Cucina Italiana, the deli across the street, before Molly Broder and her husband opened the restaurant). Rostance takes a traditional approach to the pasta press, pushing the dough through an extruder made with bronze dyes (as opposed to the Teflon dyes favored by American manufacturers). This makes his noodles porous and spongy— chewy conveyor belts for a heavenly tomato cream sauce.
5000 Penn Ave. S., Mpls., 612-925-9202, broders.com
 

Spice Shop

Golden Fig

There’s a certain art-meets-science wonder to the spice rack at Golden Fig. Each of the grocer’s 50 blends, from the blush-pink Bolivian Rose Salt to the rowdy, paprika-powered “Rebel Yell,” seems like a divine intervention from the flavor gods. But they’re actually engineered by owner Laurie Crowell in her off-site kitchen. With a chemist’s precision, Crowell creates concoctions that stretch the definition of “spice,” including reconfigured sugars—enhanced with, say, cherry cardamom or hints of maple—and “dip” kits, small pouches of seasoning that, when combined with mayonnaise and sour cream, create exotic spreads for bagels, sandwiches, and veggies.
790 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-602-0144, goldenfig.com
 

Cheese Shop

Surdyk's

Surdyk’s has a cheese shop you can use the way a bibliophile uses a great bookstore. The clerk greets you, and asks what you’re there for. “I’m in the mood for something I’ve never had,” you say. “Something terrifically aged. Surprise me.” In response, the clerk unwraps the rare, precious, dense Bleu Mont Dairy cheddar, slices off a bit of tangy, nutty golden magic for you, and hands it over solemnly. As you let this unusual flavor experience envelop you, you suddenly realize that you have found a shop that not only sells cheese, but also—like a museum—curates the stuff in all its splendid, stinky, and sumptuous varieties.
303 E. Hennepin Ave., Mpls, 612-379-9757, surdyks.com
 

Cheese Cart

W.A. Frost & Co.

Nothing points to the maturity and sophistication of a restaurant scene more than its cheese. Great cheese requires two things: first, dairy farmers with the upper-level artistry and economic ability to put their product into storage and not sell it for several years; and second, customers cultured enough to appreciate the flavors that evolve and wealthy enough to pay $20 a pound. No restaurant is more mature and sophisticated when it comes to cheese than W.A. Frost & Co., where they carefully select, care for, and present the best cheeses available. Pair it with something from Frost’s fantastic port and dessert-wine list, and just like that you’ve given yourself a profoundly delicious gift.
374 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-224-5715, wafrost.com
 

Thai Brasserie

Naviya’s

Too many local Thai restaurants use curry as an obscuring veil to hide sins: cheap chicken, bleak broccoli, cardboard carrots. Not at Naviya’s.
At this Linden Hills gem, vegetables are exactly what the world’s food-gurus have been telling us vegetables should be: indulgent, sensuous, and extravagant. These bright broccoli florets and crunchy carrots are more than things you’re told you have to eat. They’re jewels that will dazzle and delight as they appear before you.
2812 W. 43rd St., Mpls., 612-276-5061
 

Health Food

Mill Valley Kitchen

Nutritionists have been up in arms for years now: how can people lose weight if they never know what’s in their food? Enter Mill Valley Kitchen. It hides nothing: the calories, carbohydrates, and fat grams of every dish are listed so you can make healthy decisions for a happier you. Sure the wild-mushroom risotto sounds yummy, but at a quarter the calories, the sesame carrots sound even better. No wonder this bright, spa-chic spot has become the go-to restaurant for the health conscious. Finally, here’s a place where you can stick to your diet without fretting about your diet.
3906 Excelsior Blvd., Mpls., 952-358-2000, millvalleykitchen.com
 

Cupcake

Salty Tart

It was a year of consolidation and difficulty for Minnesota’s cupcake world. But our own James Beard award nominee for best pastry chef in the whole darn country, Michelle Gayer, was always diversified at her bakery Salty Tart, offering everything from onion-topped milk tarts to sandwiches to tubs of frosting. And, of course, cupcakes. Try the Surly Furious chocolate, malty and deep, or the white lemon curd, bright and clean tasting. And then try whatever else is on offer—just because you can.
920 E. Lake St., Mpls., 612-874-9206, saltytart.com
 


 

Best Cookie
 

Macarons

Sweets Bakeshop

2042 Marshall Ave., St. Paul; 4747 Nicollet Ave. S., Mpls.; sweetsbakeshop.com
 

Chocolate

Rustica

3220 W. Lake St., Mpls., 612-822-1119, rusticabakery.com
 

Chocolate-Chip

Franklin St. Bakery

1020 E. Franklin Ave., Mpls., 612-879-5730, franklinstreetbakery.com
 

Snickerdoodles

St. Paul Classic Cookie

2386 Territorial Rd., St.Paul, 651-227-4840, saintpaulclassiccookie.blogspot.com
 

Sheer Variety

Two Smart Cookies

181 Snelling Ave., St. Paul, 612-384-1069, smartcookieshop.com
 

Gingersnaps

France 44

4351 France Ave. S., Mpls., 612-925-3252, france44.com
 


 

[ Readers’ Pick ]

Voted on by Minnesota Monthly readers at MNMO.com
 

Best Pizza
 

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May 2016

What do you visualize when you think of the smell of earth after rain? The artwork featured in Petrichor invites viewers to think about nature on many different levels. As a certified Master...

Cost: free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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“COACH ME. As my parent, MOTIVATE me to succeed. TOGETHER, let's conquer 104.8 miles through Marathon Kids at Home!”   It's time to ditch the screens and get up and running with your family...

Cost: $15 per family member

Where:
At your home!
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Marathon Kids
Telephone: 512-477-1259
Contact Name: Christine Hanna
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Alongside the opening of Florilegium in our exhibition space, May’s featured artists provide a body of work that pairs naturally with spring flora. Butch Holden uses his ceramic work to express...

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Get behind our Diaper Drive. For the month of May, Totally Kids is partnering with Tubman, a local family crisis and support center. Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced...

Cost: Free

Where:
Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
7876 Portland Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Sponsor: Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
Telephone: 952-881-2425
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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is proud to present the 21st annual Art-A-Whirl® May 20 – 22, 2016 in Northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-Whirl® has become the largest weekend-long open...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Northeast Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN  55418


Sponsor: Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
Telephone: 612-788-1679
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is proud to present the 21st annual Art-A-Whirl® May 20 – 22, 2016 in Northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-Whirl® has become the largest weekend-long open...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Northeast Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN  55418


Sponsor: Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
Telephone: 612-788-1679
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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In this solo exhibition of contemporary Swedish watercolor master Lars Lerin (b. 1954), 40+ large-scale, monumental works (194 original watercolors assembled together) – depict both natural and...

Cost: $0-10

Where:
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  MN 55407
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Rachmanioff Vespers with guest conductor Yuri Klaz, Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and Winnipeg Singers. This musical exchange will send the Arrowhead Chorale to Winnipeg for the first of two...

Cost: $18 adult $6 student

Where:
First Lutheran Church
1100 East Superior St.
Duluth, MN  55811
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Sponsor: Arrowhead Chorale
Telephone: 218-733-7521
Contact Name: Olivia Buncher
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The songs to be performed at this celebration is recognizable, including highlights from Broadway musicals, such as Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha, Seasons of Love from Rent, and Sweet...

Cost: Adults $10, children 12 and under $5

Where:
Blackhawk Middle School
1540 Deerwood Drive
Eagan, MN  55122
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Sponsor: Eagan Women of Note
Telephone: 952-898-1902
Contact Name: Anne Dahlen
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The Advocates for Human Rights' Awards Dinner showcases the ways in which The Advocates, its volunteers, and other human rights defenders change the world for good. This year's featured speaker is...

Cost: $175 per person

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The Advocates for Human Rights
Telephone: 612-746-4677
Contact Name: Ann Ulring
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Friday, May 20: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday, May 21: NOON to 8:00 PM Sunday, May 22: NOON to 3:00 PM Stop by our Art-A-Whirl® Silent Auction Fundraiser during Art-A-Whirl®! NEW! Online...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
3rd Floor Gallery, #332
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Sponsor: Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
Telephone: 612-788-1679
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is proud to present the 21st annual Art-A-Whirl® May 20 – 22, 2016 in Northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-Whirl® has become the largest weekend-long open...

Cost: Free

Where:
Throughout Northeast Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN  55418


Sponsor: Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association
Telephone: 612-788-1679
Contact Name: Alejandra Pelinka
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Come on down to the St. Paul Saints stadium in Lowertown St. Paul for an evening full of canine carousing! This dog-friendly (leashed, well-behaved please!) event benefits Pet Haven. Want extra...

Cost: $20/ticket

Where:
CHS Field
360 N. Broadway St.
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Pet Haven Inc. of MN
Contact Name: Kate Mudge
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Cost: Free

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa
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Presented by Minneapolis Musical Theatre A charismatic con man learns about the power of love in this area premiere of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Leap of Faith. Featuring Twin Cities...

Cost: $25.00-$30.00

Where:
New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue
Suite 140
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Minneapolis Musical Theatre
Telephone: 612.455.9501
Contact Name: Box Office
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Joseph Douaihy isn’t doing well. The marathon champion has chronic pain. His boss is overbearing. His father and uncle are ailing. His brother is a handful. And that’s just a typical day....

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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A dark and delightful evening-length chamber work based on Carlo Collodi's beloved The Adventures of Pinocchio, Pine Eyes is a rich mixture of music and words—a compelling adventure for the...

Cost: $15 / $10 students & seniors

Where:
Studio Z
275 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Sponsor: Zeitgeist
Telephone: 651-755-1600
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The Changelings is set in Threadsville, where the women all work in a rope factory and the men spend their time in betting parlors. The plums are ripe outside and the radio reports a record year...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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In a new adaptation full of sparkling wit and cynical humor by Jeffrey Hatcher, this political comedy follows the meteoric rise of ambitious young Stensgaard, an office-seeker who’s willing to...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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A classic British farce by Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit follows Charles, a novelist gathering material for his next book, as he invites a medium to conduct a seance in his home. Charles and his...

Cost: $17 - $27

Where:
Black Box Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Katie Campbell
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  The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 second quarter exhibition:   HARMONY REIGNS Samuel Johnson, potter  Erik R. Pearson, painter   Friday, May 6 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
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By Joshua Harmon Directed by Hayley Finn "the best comedy of the season" - New York Times Conflicts over family, faith and identity explode in this edgy, new comedy. Crammed in a Manhattan...

Cost: $20-$32

Where:
Highland Park Community Center
1978 Ford Parkway
St. Paul, MN  55116
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Telephone: 651-647-4315
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Constellations by Nick Payne Directed by Gary Gisselman Featuring Ron Menzel and Anna Sundberg April 15-May 29 Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. "A singular astonishment!" -...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-278-0145
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Cost: $15 per family member

Where:
At your home!
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Marathon Kids
Telephone: 512-477-1259
Contact Name: Christine Hanna
Website »

More information

What do you visualize when you think of the smell of earth after rain? The artwork featured in Petrichor invites viewers to think about nature on many different levels. As a certified Master...

Cost: free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Alongside the opening of Florilegium in our exhibition space, May’s featured artists provide a body of work that pairs naturally with spring flora. Butch Holden uses his ceramic work to express...

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Get behind our Diaper Drive. For the month of May, Totally Kids is partnering with Tubman, a local family crisis and support center. Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced...

Cost: Free

Where:
Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
7876 Portland Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Sponsor: Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
Telephone: 952-881-2425
Contact Name: Josh Howes
Website »

More information

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

The Advocates for Human Rights' Awards Dinner showcases the ways in which The Advocates, its volunteers, and other human rights defenders change the world for good. This year's featured speaker is...

Cost: $175 per person

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
View map »


Sponsor: The Advocates for Human Rights
Telephone: 612-746-4677
Contact Name: Ann Ulring
Website »

More information

Join us in May for this all-ages music event featuring youth bands, MCs, and performers live on stage. Don't miss your chance to see them before they blow up!    Check back soon to see who's...

Cost: $3

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Kevin Yang
Website »

More information

Joseph Douaihy isn’t doing well. The marathon champion has chronic pain. His boss is overbearing. His father and uncle are ailing. His brother is a handful. And that’s just a typical day....

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

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  The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 second quarter exhibition:   HARMONY REIGNS Samuel Johnson, potter  Erik R. Pearson, painter   Friday, May 6 – Friday,...

Cost: free

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View map »


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Cost: free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

Alongside the opening of Florilegium in our exhibition space, May’s featured artists provide a body of work that pairs naturally with spring flora. Butch Holden uses his ceramic work to express...

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Get behind our Diaper Drive. For the month of May, Totally Kids is partnering with Tubman, a local family crisis and support center. Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced...

Cost: Free

Where:
Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
7876 Portland Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Sponsor: Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
Telephone: 952-881-2425
Contact Name: Josh Howes
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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It's Reach for Resources Day at Granite City-Maple Grove! Present our flyer to your server on Tuesday, May 24th and 10% of your total tab will be donated to REACH! To-go orders are included...

Cost: Cost of Purchase

Where:
Granite City
11909 Main Street
Maple Grove, MN  55369
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Sponsor: Reach for Resources
Telephone: 952-393-6492
Contact Name: Andrea Paulet
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist, Carolyn Brunelle. Brunelle is a native Minnesotan and currently maintains a studio in...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Annex
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to present a unique exhibition of new sculpture and prints by northern Minnesota artists Dan and Lee Ross. The artists met in 1972 as college students at the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Session 5: Circus Stars Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45 May 3 – May 31 Cost: $75Instructor: Aaron Fiskradatz Come, one and all, to the Lakeshore big top!  You’ll see sights to astound you, in an...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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The Advocates for Human Rights' Awards Dinner showcases the ways in which The Advocates, its volunteers, and other human rights defenders change the world for good. This year's featured speaker is...

Cost: $175 per person

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The Advocates for Human Rights
Telephone: 612-746-4677
Contact Name: Ann Ulring
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Discover How to Get Through Divorce and Start Your New Life Feeling Financially Confident. Being equipped with financial knowledge is one of the most powerful tools you can have to get through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Southwest High School
3414 W 47th St.
Minneapolis, MN
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Telephone: 952-658-6221
Contact Name: Debby Teske

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Discover How to Get Through Divorce and Start Your New Life Feeling Financially Confident. Being equipped with financial knowledge is one of the most powerful tools you can have to get through...

Cost: Free

Where:
Southwest High School
3414 W 47th St.
Minneapolis, MN
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Telephone: 952-658-6221
Contact Name: Debby Teske

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Join us at The Exchange Food & Drink in New Brighton for our spring Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser!  Guests will enjoy a variety of beer and wine along with food samples from Chef Kyle Nelson...

Cost: $40 per ticket

Where:
The Exchange Food & Drink
500 5th Ave NW
New Brighton, MN  55112
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Telephone: 763-502-1500
Contact Name: Joelle Gamble
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Uncover the rich and complex history of Minnesota at the reading and book signing with local historian Mary Wingerd at the Alliance Française on May 24. North Country: Making of Minnesota shows...

Cost: $10 for AFMSP members, $15 for general public

Where:
Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
113 North First St
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Sponsor: Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul
Telephone: 612-332-0436
Contact Name: Christina Selander Bouziana
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A meditative essay on beauty, science and art, The Butterfly Effect is an hour long documentary about ordinary people: farmers, teachers and scientists in rural Minnesota who are concerned about...

Cost: FREE- $8 suggested donation

Where:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis , MN  55414
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Sponsor: Monarch Joint Venture
Telephone: 612-625-8304
Contact Name: Cora Lund Preston
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Joseph Douaihy isn’t doing well. The marathon champion has chronic pain. His boss is overbearing. His father and uncle are ailing. His brother is a handful. And that’s just a typical day....

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
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  The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 second quarter exhibition:   HARMONY REIGNS Samuel Johnson, potter  Erik R. Pearson, painter   Friday, May 6 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Constellations by Nick Payne Directed by Gary Gisselman Featuring Ron Menzel and Anna Sundberg April 15-May 29 Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. "A singular astonishment!" -...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-278-0145
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What do you visualize when you think of the smell of earth after rain? The artwork featured in Petrichor invites viewers to think about nature on many different levels. As a certified Master...

Cost: free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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“COACH ME. As my parent, MOTIVATE me to succeed. TOGETHER, let's conquer 104.8 miles through Marathon Kids at Home!”   It's time to ditch the screens and get up and running with your family...

Cost: $15 per family member

Where:
At your home!
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Marathon Kids
Telephone: 512-477-1259
Contact Name: Christine Hanna
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Start your day creatively with a little paint and coffee!  With guided instruction, you'll create a 9 x 12 acrylic masterpiece! Have an original pieces of art ready hang the same day! All classes...

Cost: $25.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Hot beverages, cool paintings & socializing every Wednesday at Watch Me Draw is just the ticket for “hump” day!  Everything you need to add some creative personal time to look forward to each...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 612-968-0899
Contact Name: Tracy Giza
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Alongside the opening of Florilegium in our exhibition space, May’s featured artists provide a body of work that pairs naturally with spring flora. Butch Holden uses his ceramic work to express...

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Get behind our Diaper Drive. For the month of May, Totally Kids is partnering with Tubman, a local family crisis and support center. Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced...

Cost: Free

Where:
Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
7876 Portland Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Sponsor: Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
Telephone: 952-881-2425
Contact Name: Josh Howes
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist, Carolyn Brunelle. Brunelle is a native Minnesotan and currently maintains a studio in...

Cost: free

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

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Groveland Gallery is pleased to present a unique exhibition of new sculpture and prints by northern Minnesota artists Dan and Lee Ross. The artists met in 1972 as college students at the University...

Cost: free

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

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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Shakespeare in the Spring Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 May 4 – June 1 Cost: $75Instructor: Rachel Ratkowski While the weather warms up, Shakespeare is in the air.  Study his famous and beloved...

Cost: $75

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
Website »

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The Advocates for Human Rights' Awards Dinner showcases the ways in which The Advocates, its volunteers, and other human rights defenders change the world for good. This year's featured speaker is...

Cost: $175 per person

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The Advocates for Human Rights
Telephone: 612-746-4677
Contact Name: Ann Ulring
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Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States and author of The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals (April...

Cost: Free

Where:
Common Good Books
38 Snelling Ave S
St. Paul, MN
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Sponsor: The Humane Society of the United States
Telephone: 202-658-9091
Contact Name: Chloe Detrick
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Joseph Douaihy isn’t doing well. The marathon champion has chronic pain. His boss is overbearing. His father and uncle are ailing. His brother is a handful. And that’s just a typical day....

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

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A classic British farce by Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit follows Charles, a novelist gathering material for his next book, as he invites a medium to conduct a seance in his home. Charles and his...

Cost: $17 - $27

Where:
Black Box Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Katie Campbell
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Welcome to the Hump Day Chronicles, hosted by Manny Duke brought to you by Galactic Pizza. Every Wednesday Open Mic starting on 10/21 Come listen to some of the Twin Cities hidden gems as...

Cost: Free

Where:
Galactic Pizza
2917 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Galactic Pizza
Telephone: 708-704-7742
Contact Name: Manny
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  The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 second quarter exhibition:   HARMONY REIGNS Samuel Johnson, potter  Erik R. Pearson, painter   Friday, May 6 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
Website »

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Constellations by Nick Payne Directed by Gary Gisselman Featuring Ron Menzel and Anna Sundberg April 15-May 29 Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. "A singular astonishment!" -...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612-278-0145
Website »

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Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey...

Cost: TBD

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


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

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What do you visualize when you think of the smell of earth after rain? The artwork featured in Petrichor invites viewers to think about nature on many different levels. As a certified Master...

Cost: free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

“COACH ME. As my parent, MOTIVATE me to succeed. TOGETHER, let's conquer 104.8 miles through Marathon Kids at Home!”   It's time to ditch the screens and get up and running with your family...

Cost: $15 per family member

Where:
At your home!
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Marathon Kids
Telephone: 512-477-1259
Contact Name: Christine Hanna
Website »

More information

Alongside the opening of Florilegium in our exhibition space, May’s featured artists provide a body of work that pairs naturally with spring flora. Butch Holden uses his ceramic work to express...

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

Get behind our Diaper Drive. For the month of May, Totally Kids is partnering with Tubman, a local family crisis and support center. Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced...

Cost: Free

Where:
Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
7876 Portland Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Sponsor: Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
Telephone: 952-881-2425
Contact Name: Josh Howes
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist, Carolyn Brunelle. Brunelle is a native Minnesotan and currently maintains a studio in...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Annex
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 present a unique exhibition of new sculpture and prints by northern Minnesota artists Dan and Lee Ross. The artists met in 1972 as college students at the University...

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

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

                     WHAT: Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to...

Cost: 1 - 20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN  55434
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Veronique Wantz Gallery is thrilled to announce that for its third exhibition in their "ArtPlusOne" Series, they are collaborating with MacPhail Center for Music to combine two classical forms...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Veronique Wantz Gallery
125 N 1st Street
Minneapolis, MN  55401
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Telephone: 612-254-2838
Contact Name: Amanda Taveras
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The Advocates for Human Rights' Awards Dinner showcases the ways in which The Advocates, its volunteers, and other human rights defenders change the world for good. This year's featured speaker is...

Cost: $175 per person

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
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Sponsor: The Advocates for Human Rights
Telephone: 612-746-4677
Contact Name: Ann Ulring
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This summer, we are turning the busy street of East 7th Street in St. Paul into a living display of urban gardening! Urban Oasis, Urban Roots and Dayton's Bluff Community Council invite you to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Swede Hollow Cafe patio
729 E 7th Street
St. Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: Urban Oasis
Contact Name: Urban Oasis
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Receive valuable training for youth-centered social change! Learn how to create positive intergenerational connections! Join us in creating a youth-centric space in which youth voices are...

Cost: Free!

Where:
East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier Street
Saint Paul, MN  55106
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Sponsor: St. Paul Youth Services
Telephone: 651-771-1301
Contact Name: Sarah Busch
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Can You Depart Smart? Benefit to raise funds and awareness for safe travels   On Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 6:00 until 9:00 PM Depart Smart, previously known as ClearCause, is hosting the...

Cost: Two levels of tickets are available: $100 for cash bar and $150 for open bar.

Where:
Minneapolis Event Center
212 SE 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Depart Smart
Telephone: (952) 525-2255
Contact Name: Sheryl Hill
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Free and open to the public. Join us as Mike Hazard gives us an unprecedented view into the people, place, and history of the Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) farm through his photographs...

Cost: Free

Where:
Minnesota Museum of American Art Project Space
141 4th Street E
St. Paul, MN  55101
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Joseph Douaihy isn’t doing well. The marathon champion has chronic pain. His boss is overbearing. His father and uncle are ailing. His brother is a handful. And that’s just a typical day....

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

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In a new adaptation full of sparkling wit and cynical humor by Jeffrey Hatcher, this political comedy follows the meteoric rise of ambitious young Stensgaard, an office-seeker who’s willing to...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

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Red Eye's New Works 4 Weeks festival presents four weekends of dance, theater, and music – must-see brave new work by Twin Cities up-and-coming artists. Featuring Pedro Lander, Stephanie...

Cost: $8-$15. Thursdays pay-as-able.

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Contact Name: Hannah Geil-Neufeld
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In our latest sketch comedy revue, the Brave New Workshop cast will rise again from the frozen depths of Minnesota winter to ignite your not-so-nice workplace aggression…or should we say passive...

Cost: $28 - $36

Where:
The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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A classic British farce by Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit follows Charles, a novelist gathering material for his next book, as he invites a medium to conduct a seance in his home. Charles and his...

Cost: $17 - $27

Where:
Black Box Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Katie Campbell
Website »

More information

Constellations by Nick Payne Directed by Gary Gisselman Featuring Ron Menzel and Anna Sundberg April 15-May 29 Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. "A singular astonishment!" -...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612-278-0145
Website »

More information

Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey...

Cost: TBD

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


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

More information

  The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 second quarter exhibition:   HARMONY REIGNS Samuel Johnson, potter  Erik R. Pearson, painter   Friday, May 6 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

What do you visualize when you think of the smell of earth after rain? The artwork featured in Petrichor invites viewers to think about nature on many different levels. As a certified Master...

Cost: free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Website »

More information

“COACH ME. As my parent, MOTIVATE me to succeed. TOGETHER, let's conquer 104.8 miles through Marathon Kids at Home!”   It's time to ditch the screens and get up and running with your family...

Cost: $15 per family member

Where:
At your home!
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55417
View map »


Sponsor: Marathon Kids
Telephone: 512-477-1259
Contact Name: Christine Hanna
Website »

More information

Alongside the opening of Florilegium in our exhibition space, May’s featured artists provide a body of work that pairs naturally with spring flora. Butch Holden uses his ceramic work to express...

Cost: Free and Open to the public

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


Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts present This Is Our City A highly-interactive exhibition telling the complex story of Creative CityMaking...

Cost: Sliding Scale: $3-10

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612.871.4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
Website »

More information

Get behind our Diaper Drive. For the month of May, Totally Kids is partnering with Tubman, a local family crisis and support center. Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced...

Cost: Free

Where:
Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
7876 Portland Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55420
View map »


Sponsor: Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
Telephone: 952-881-2425
Contact Name: Josh Howes
Website »

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to present a unique exhibition of new sculpture and prints by northern Minnesota artists Dan and Lee Ross. The artists met in 1972 as college students at the University...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist, Carolyn Brunelle. Brunelle is a native Minnesotan and currently maintains a studio in...

Cost: free

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


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

More information

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

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


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

                     WHAT: Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to...

Cost: 1 - 20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN  55434
View map »

More information

The Advocates for Human Rights' Awards Dinner showcases the ways in which The Advocates, its volunteers, and other human rights defenders change the world for good. This year's featured speaker is...

Cost: $175 per person

Where:
Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN  55402
View map »


Sponsor: The Advocates for Human Rights
Telephone: 612-746-4677
Contact Name: Ann Ulring
Website »

More information

Applications for the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists are due today.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Applications are due today for the McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists.

Cost: Free

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Ladies Night Out Painting & Social Event! Treat yourself to an evening socializing while creating art with friends or making new ones. You're welcome to bring your own beverage or snack....

Cost: $30.00

Where:
Watch Me Draw Art Studio
20908 Holyoke Ave
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Sponsor: Watch Me Draw Art Studio
Telephone: 952-469-1234
Contact Name: Sherry Hauck
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Joseph Douaihy isn’t doing well. The marathon champion has chronic pain. His boss is overbearing. His father and uncle are ailing. His brother is a handful. And that’s just a typical day....

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
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Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
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In a new adaptation full of sparkling wit and cynical humor by Jeffrey Hatcher, this political comedy follows the meteoric rise of ambitious young Stensgaard, an office-seeker who’s willing to...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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The Changelings is set in Threadsville, where the women all work in a rope factory and the men spend their time in betting parlors. The plums are ripe outside and the radio reports a record year...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
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Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
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Red Eye's New Works 4 Weeks festival presents four weekends of dance, theater, and music – must-see brave new work by Twin Cities up-and-coming artists. Featuring Pedro Lander, Stephanie...

Cost: $8-$15. Thursdays pay-as-able.

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Contact Name: Hannah Geil-Neufeld
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In our latest sketch comedy revue, the Brave New Workshop cast will rise again from the frozen depths of Minnesota winter to ignite your not-so-nice workplace aggression…or should we say passive...

Cost: $28 - $36

Where:
The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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A classic British farce by Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit follows Charles, a novelist gathering material for his next book, as he invites a medium to conduct a seance in his home. Charles and his...

Cost: $17 - $27

Where:
Black Box Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Katie Campbell
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Danami & The Blue have been invited to guest perform at the 2nd anniversary celebration for local act, Sonic Intension. The evening will include several musical acts and even delicious cake!

Cost: $7

Where:
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
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Contact Name: Anahita Ahrar

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Self-titled EP release show for local synth-pop band, ASTRONOMIQUE. May 27 at 331 Club with Sloslylove, Two Castles, and Sniffle Party. Music starts at 10pm, no cover.ASTRONOMIQUE arose out of...

Cost: Free

Where:
331 Club
331 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN  55413
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Telephone: 651-503-2261
Contact Name: Logan Andra Fongemie
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Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey...

Cost: TBD

Where:
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
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Constellations by Nick Payne Directed by Gary Gisselman Featuring Ron Menzel and Anna Sundberg April 15-May 29 Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. "A singular astonishment!" -...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Telephone: 612-278-0145
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  The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 second quarter exhibition:   HARMONY REIGNS Samuel Johnson, potter  Erik R. Pearson, painter   Friday, May 6 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
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Telephone: 651-644-9200
Contact Name: Joseph Brown
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Heck of the North Productions is introducing Le Grand du Nord gravel cycling event to Grand Marais, Minn. on  Saturday, May 28, 2016.   “Le Grand du Nord”, which is French for “The Great...

Cost: N/A

Where:
Grand Marais Coast Guard Station
Grand Marais, MN  55604


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

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What do you visualize when you think of the smell of earth after rain? The artwork featured in Petrichor invites viewers to think about nature on many different levels. As a certified Master...

Cost: free

Where:
Inez Greenberg Gallery
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
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Telephone: 952-563-8575
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“COACH ME. As my parent, MOTIVATE me to succeed. TOGETHER, let's conquer 104.8 miles through Marathon Kids at Home!”   It's time to ditch the screens and get up and running with your family...

Cost: $15 per family member

Where:
At your home!
4801 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN  55417
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Sponsor: Marathon Kids
Telephone: 512-477-1259
Contact Name: Christine Hanna
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Alongside the opening of Florilegium in our exhibition space, May’s featured artists provide a body of work that pairs naturally with spring flora. Butch Holden uses his ceramic work to express...

Cost: Free and Open to the public

Where:
Northern Clay Center
2424 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN  55406
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Telephone: 612-339-8007
Contact Name: Northern Clay Center
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Get behind our Diaper Drive. For the month of May, Totally Kids is partnering with Tubman, a local family crisis and support center. Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced...

Cost: Free

Where:
Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
7876 Portland Avenue South
Bloomington, MN  55420
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Sponsor: Totally Kids fun furniture & toys
Telephone: 952-881-2425
Contact Name: Josh Howes
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The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts presentTHIS IS OUR CITY! Featuring work by Ariah Fine, D.A. Bullock, E.G. Bailey, Shá Cage, Mankwe Ndosi,...

Cost: Sliding scale: $3-10 per person

Where:
Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
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Sponsor: The City of Minneapolis Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Program and Intermedia Arts
Telephone: 612-871-4444
Contact Name: Jessie Roelofs
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Explore All 11 Breweries In Minnesota's "Beer" Capital!. Jump aboard our privately chartered fleet of "brewery buses" and ride door-to-door of all 11 breweries in St. Paul - each featuring...

Cost: $45 - $55

Where:
Union Depot - And All of St. Paul
214 4th St E
St Paul, MN  55101
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Telephone: 513-461-3108
Contact Name: GetKnit Events
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to present a unique exhibition of new sculpture and prints by northern Minnesota artists Dan and Lee Ross. The artists met in 1972 as college students at the University...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Gallery
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Fur-Ever Wild in Lakeville is a working agricultural farm that celebrates our traditional connections to the land and mother nature.  From the pioneering trappers and hunters that traveled...

Cost: $7.50/person. $20/family of 4, Always FREE to military, past & present!

Where:
Fur-Ever Wild
10132 235th St W
Lakeville, MN  55044
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Telephone: 612- 467- WOLF(9653)
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Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new paintings by Minneapolis artist, Carolyn Brunelle. Brunelle is a native Minnesotan and currently maintains a studio in...

Cost: free

Where:
Groveland Annex
25 Groveland Terrace
Minneapolis, MN  55403
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Telephone: 612-377-7800
Contact Name: Sally Johnson, Director
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Kids Make Sculpture Saturdays • May 28, June 11, July 23, August 20 and September 10 1:00pm to 4:00pm For kids 4-18; $40 per participant Kids step into the life of a sculptor for the...

Cost: $40

Where:
Franconia Scupture Park
29836 St Croix Trail
Shafer, MN  55074
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Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.” And oh, did she sing — often and loudly, but...

Cost: $15-$35

Where:
Commonweal Theatre Co.
208 Parkway Ave. N
Lanesboro, MN  55949
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Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
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Audition for our July comedy "The 39 Steps" on Saturday, May 28 2 pm or Sunday May 29 at 7 pm sharp at the Rochester Civic Theatre! We are looking for 1 male actor (to play a...

Cost: free

Where:
Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN  55904
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Sponsor: Rochester Civic Theatre
Telephone: 507-282-8481
Contact Name: Melisa
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                     WHAT: Northtown Mall, Anoka County’s enclosed family friendly shopping venue, will send thrill-seekers spinning when Gopher State Expositions comes to...

Cost: 1 - 20

Where:
Northtown Mall
398 Northtown Drive
Blaine, MN  55434
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Theatre Club Adults & TeensSaturdays, 4:00-5:00 (plus attending Saturday evening performances) May 14 – June 4 Cost: $105 Think of it like your book club for plays!  Starting with a...

Cost: $105

Where:
Lakeshore Players Theatre
4820 Stewart Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN  55110
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Sponsor: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Telephone: 651-426-3275
Contact Name: Aaron Fiskradatz
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In a new adaptation full of sparkling wit and cynical humor by Jeffrey Hatcher, this political comedy follows the meteoric rise of ambitious young Stensgaard, an office-seeker who’s willing to...

Cost: $15-$35

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


Sponsor: Commonweal Theatre
Telephone: 800-657-7025
Website »

More information

The Changelings is set in Threadsville, where the women all work in a rope factory and the men spend their time in betting parlors. The plums are ripe outside and the radio reports a record year...

Cost: $30, Pay What You Can for those under 30

Where:
Open Book
1011 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55415
View map »


Sponsor: Ten Thousand Things
Telephone: 612-203-9502
Contact Name: Amy Tang
Website »

More information

Joseph Douaihy isn’t doing well. The marathon champion has chronic pain. His boss is overbearing. His father and uncle are ailing. His brother is a handful. And that’s just a typical day....

Cost: $27-$40

Where:
Park Square Theater
20 West 7th Place
St Paul, MN  55102
View map »


Sponsor: Park Square Theatre
Telephone: 651-291-7005
Contact Name: Connie Shaver
Website »

More information

Red Eye's New Works 4 Weeks festival presents four weekends of dance, theater, and music – must-see brave new work by Twin Cities up-and-coming artists. Featuring Pedro Lander, Stephanie...

Cost: $8-$15. Thursdays pay-as-able.

Where:
Red Eye Theater
15 W 14th Street
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »


Sponsor: Red Eye Theater
Telephone: 612-870-0309
Contact Name: Hannah Geil-Neufeld
Website »

More information

In our latest sketch comedy revue, the Brave New Workshop cast will rise again from the frozen depths of Minnesota winter to ignite your not-so-nice workplace aggression…or should we say passive...

Cost: $28 - $36

Where:
The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre
824 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55403
View map »

More information

A classic British farce by Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit follows Charles, a novelist gathering material for his next book, as he invites a medium to conduct a seance in his home. Charles and his...

Cost: $17 - $27

Where:
Black Box Theater, Bloomington Center for the Arts
1800 W Old Shakopee Rd
Bloomington, MN  55431
View map »


Telephone: 952-563-8575
Contact Name: Katie Campbell
Website »

More information

Danami & The Blue have been invited to guest perform at the 2nd anniversary celebration for local act, Sonic Intension. The evening will include several musical acts and even delicious cake!

Cost: $7

Where:
Nomad World Pub
501 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55454
View map »


Contact Name: Anahita Ahrar

More information

Hailed by The New York Times as "the best musical of this century" and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is the blockbuster Broadway smash from South Park creators Trey...

Cost: TBD

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


Sponsor: Hennepin Theatre Trust
Telephone: 800-859-7469
Website »

More information

  The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2016 second quarter exhibition:   HARMONY REIGNS Samuel Johnson, potter  Erik R. Pearson, painter   Friday, May 6 – Friday,...

Cost: free

Where:
Raymond Avenue Gallery
761 Raymond Avenue
ST. PAUL, MN  55114
View map »


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

More information

Constellations by Nick Payne Directed by Gary Gisselman Featuring Ron Menzel and Anna Sundberg April 15-May 29 Tues-Thurs 7:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m. "A singular astonishment!" -...

Cost: $35-$48

Where:
The Jungle Theater
2951 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN  55408
View map »


Telephone: 612-278-0145
Website »

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